This series of photographs is offering a short journey around Switzerland, a landlocked country geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura, bordering with France, Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein and Italy.
Switzerland (the Swiss Confederation) consists of following 20 cantons (states) and 6 half-cantons: Aargau, Appenzell Ausserhoden*, Appenzell Innerhoden*, Basel Landschaft*, Basel Stadt*, Bern, Fribourg, Geneva, Glarus, Graubünden, Jura, Lucerne, Neuchatel, Nidwalden*, Obwalden*, Schaffhausen, Schwyz, Solothurn, St. Gallen, Thurgau, Ticino, Uri, Valais, Vaud, Zug and Zurich (*=half-canton).
From each canton I’ll post 2 photos and from each half-canton 1 photo, total 46 photographs.
The Canton of Jura is the newest of 26 Swiss cantons (since 1976). It is located in the northwestern part of Switzerland and consists of parts of Jura mountains in the south and Jura plateau in the north. It shares borders with France, Cantons Basel-Landschaft, Solothurn and Bern. The capital city is Delemont.
This photo was taken in the meadows of Jura Mountains on the way from Moutier to Delemont.
The Jura Mountains are a sub-alpine mountain range located north of the western Alps, separating the Rhine and Rhone rivers and forming part of the watershed of each.
The range is predominantly located in France and Switzerland, extending into Germany, it offer a variety of tourist activities including hiking, cycling, skiing and cross-country skiing. Nice place to visit.
You can see more photos from Switzerland on my website www.mrsphoto.net/1-PhotoAlbum/3.1-Switzerland.htm
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krzychu30 (15512) 2012-08-12 2:28
wow,the vivid green grass makes the scene really beautiful.It´s so bright and well-saturated.Very eye-catching composition with great colors and superb contrast between them.
Have a nice sunday
fabbs99 (17133) 2012-08-12 3:37
Dear Miro ,
Nothing could be better than this grand view of the meadow.The white clouds in the background make the greenery more prominent.The color contrast and the framing at wide angle is excellent.
Have a entertaining Sunday
maria-v1981 (10932) 2012-08-12 5:06
Superb this shot! Great view in this wonderful valley. The fives houses adds at the landscape and fantastic green tones. Nice ideal idea, very good color and beautiful image.
Have a good day,
Nicou (139176) 2012-08-12 10:38
Superbe vue du Jura, avec ce pré vert quelle immensité et iamge avec ces maisons blanches aux toit oces, cet ouverture dans le ciel sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
rbassin (22527) 2012-08-12 11:04
Un magnifique paysage en effet;
cette grande prairie verte offre un bon contraste avec le bleu du ciel.
Une précision géographique: cette région du Chasseral est sur le territoir du canton de Berne (partie francophone)
jemaflor (95421) 2012-08-13 9:41
Superbe teinte verte dominante sur cette photo bien composée avec un large premier plan sur la prairie et ces quelques habitations en détails qui accroche le regard.
baddori (20119) 2012-08-13 13:24
An intense green and the contrast of the white house.
Photos from travel agency or a local tourism co-op ..
Great reportage between fresh pastures.
mauro61 (52855) 2012-08-17 14:30
mi piace il tanto verde che riempie l'immagine con le case sparse qua e là.
Buona la resa con la cortina degli alberi a chiudere in BG,
abmdsudi (52487) 2013-05-20 22:00
An idyllic pastoral scene so very well captured in gorgeous colours and beautifully composed. Your pov is simply incredible, I really like this with the fresh looking landscape especially the dominant green has brought so much liveliness to this shot, wonderful detail and contrasting so superbly against the white cottages. Indeed a peaceful and tranquil, I think we can live longer here! Superb capture and TFS.
elenimavrandoni (0) 2014-05-20 18:37
Miro, a total view of relaxation and peace!! living there must be Heaven!!
a very beautiful and traditional panoramic postcard from your country!! thanks for sharing!
jcpix (13908) 2014-06-24 20:02
Thanks for the explanation of the common festivals throughout Switzerland, I didn't know it was something routine. A great little nugget of information to keep in mind, and it helps me better understand the purpose of the one I encountered.
Living in the desert for so long now, I greatly miss scenes and color such as this...green is almost a foreign concept against the dusty, dry landscape...unless of course, it's a golf course! :)
The beauty of this picture lies in its simplicity, just an open meadow full of space, color and a fresh ambiance. The big clouds add a nice touch of natural element as well to compliment the setting. Rich in beauty and minimal content. Enjoy the new day. All the best.
- Copyright: Miro Susta (mirosu) (16039)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-09-02
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D7000, Nikkor AF-S 18-200 mm f1:3.5-5.6 DX GED, circular polarizer
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Switzerland [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-08-12 1:20