This weekend we went for a long hike up the alpine mountains. As the weather was changing every few minutes from heavy downpour to light drizzle to foggy stretches to sunny moments, the light was quite a challange for photography this weekend.
Seen here is a chocolate box scenery from the Breithorn, a peak 3820m above sea level, taken from across the valley in Mürren. This mountain range is neighbour to the more widely known triple peaks of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau in the bernese alps.
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omid266 (3900) 2012-08-27 19:56
Hi Daniel /
Thank you for this nice foto ..
very dreamy !
Peace be upon you ..
bukitgolfb301 (35178) 2012-08-28 0:27
Hi dear Daniel, how are you?
You seem to have a very good time this weekend.
Wonderful shot, marvelous landscape. Best management for exposure under a high contarst of light and shade.
Delight clouds and slight fog makes imporessive effect.
A breathtaking image indeed! Outstanding sharpness and clearness. So comfortable shot, astonishing! Thank you for your sharing and have a day!
Takero from Tokyo
jhm (137482) 2012-08-28 3:55
This is truly a wonderful image with the small mountain house in foreground.
Nice strolls area during the summer.
Excellent perspective and depth picture, also very soft colors
Very well done, TFS.
Bluejeans (64247) 2012-08-28 5:06
Ola Daniel ,
Bonita visão com estas montanhas de fundo cobertas de neve em pleno agosto , gostei aqui da velha casa em primeiro plano parece de chocolate , bons tons de verde, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Noel_Byrne (22647) 2012-08-28 5:27
Chocolate box is the perfect name for this beautiful capture, as soon as I seen it, I had the urge to eat some swiss chocolate, perhaps a Milka bar. Very quaint and traditional image, with fantastic depth. The clouds around those mountains are most impressive!
eldancer1 (26664) 2012-08-28 8:59
Wow! Beautiful mountain range! And I like the addition of the cottage in the foreground. Nicely captured with good lighting and dof with sharp details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
Yassou (466) 2012-08-28 23:54
Ein wunderbares Bild! Herrliche Farben, schöne Landschaft und eine typische dunkle Holzscheune. Wäre wirklich schön ein Stück Schokolade zu geniessen beim Anblick dieses Fotos :)
Wünsch Dir einen schönen Tag
dkmurphys (48030) 2012-08-29 1:08
Very picturesque mountain composition. We still have this kind of scenes, fortunately.
Enjoy a good day (good luck tonight!)
Tigerlily (3053) 2012-08-29 3:37
Beautiful image... I saw the "Chocolate Box" a lot on the train in Germany and Switzerland. From the distance with animals, the green, green grass, mountains all under the blue sky with clouds..it was a paradise..Beautiful indeed.
ACL1978 (7467) 2012-08-29 9:30
I have never had the pleasure of traveling to Switzerland, Daniel, but this picture pretty much sums up what I'd expect to see - perfect alpine scene with a great feel to it. Amazing clouds really framing the mountain beautifully, and a nice POV.
abmdsudi (41936) 2012-08-30 6:59
A breathtaking location certainly a pastoral and placid snow mountain scene backing the scene so superbly. Such a remarkable sight probably blessed and remain largely unchanged, the hut provides an excellent focal point, a scene for the sheer serenity that uplifts the soul and rejuvenates the spirit. While the blue sky sets off nicely, I feel the clouds are slightly over exposed which can be corrected. This is fine and nicely shot, TFS
HimalAnda (9097) 2012-08-30 11:33
Even if I think that it is a pity that the house is cropped, I like the difference between the foreground (and its green and brown tones) and the background with the impressive mountains.
fabbs99 (16151) 2012-08-30 20:54
Nice log house high in the mountains reminds me of trekking in the Himalayas.Great composition with the snow clad peak in the background.Good sharpness.
emka (76187) 2012-08-30 22:51
hi daniel, i like this chocalate box photo, so suitable for Milka. But where is the lily cow? nice small chalet against the impressive rocks.
westcoastgirl1 (666) 2012-09-10 20:13
I see we have at least two things in common: photography and hiking! Even though you say it's a chocolate box shot, I would definitely disagree. Like you said you battled the weather to capture this. You endure a hike...You picked a beautiful spot and captured a beautiful moment in time. I never get tired of seeing stunning nature like this. Keep this coming for me...
elenimavrandoni (14241) 2013-03-21 12:00
Hello Daniel, funny title, beautiful panoramic acsnery, a very attractive place for trekking with fantastic natural colors! I just wish it would be a bigger picture!
- Copyright: Daniel Solinger (marabu61) (8037)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-26
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D90, Tamron 18-270mm
- Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-08-27 14:29