Lake Lungern (German: Lungerersee, also spelled Lungernsee or Lungerensee) is a small natural lake in Obwalden, Switzerland which is named after the town Lungern on its shore. The lake is drained by the Sarner Aa river, which flows through the Sarnersee and into Lake Lucerne.
The lake was originally much larger, and covered a large part of the valley it is situated in. Starting in 1836, its level was lowered by 36 metres through an artificial drainage tunnel of 380 m length. It is used as reservoir.
This shot was taken on a very hazy day as we traveled trough the Swiss mountains.
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Sergiom (56597) 2014-07-17 5:47
Je ne suis pas entré assez profondément en Suisse pour profiter d'un aussi beau paysage de lac et de montagnes. Le village est bien blotti sur sa rive et ajoute une belle touche de couleur à l'ensemble.
snunney (80689) 2014-07-17 6:08
A perfect point of view to capture town and lake setting everything in context. The hazy background helps give the image depth. A pleasantly illuminated image with good colour contrasts and excellent sharpness.
dta (64142) 2014-07-17 6:11
Hello Asa ,
A gorgeous view of this splendid alpine lake . I like especially the contrast provided by the red roofs of teh little town , in the beautiful greenery .
John_F_Kennedy (42048) 2014-07-17 6:18
Very nice and very interesting view to the lake. Nice colours, excellent and creative framing.
Herquin (7269) 2014-07-17 7:06
ce grandiose panorama est à couper le souffle . J'adhère .
ikeharel (54195) 2014-07-17 8:13
This view from the Brunig-pass over the Lungern valley and lake.
Since taken my pic. in 6/2006, I do not see a real change in the number of houses, only the trees had gronw a bit upwards...
A fantastic view-point on the way to Interlaken, superbly collect photo.
holmertz (38665) 2014-07-17 8:36
A lovely view seen from a very good position. The trees in the foreground frame the central view perfectly. The light and colours are excellent.
lousat (73973) 2014-07-17 9:12
Waaw Asa,what a spectacular postcard! Absolutely great the choice of point of view,the view is absolutely fantastic,great detail everywhere despite the distance and bright colors too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
Fis2 (83220) 2014-07-17 10:56
I like POV and colors.
pierrefonds (55716) 2014-07-17 12:08
The mountains are frmaing well the lake. The length of the lake is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and the colors of the mountains. The re is a good contrast between the colors of the picture. Have a nice day.
Gigidusud (14001) 2014-07-17 13:30
Beautiful mountain landscape with nice view on the lake. I like it!
mesutilgim (81392) 2014-07-17 13:35
Very nice capture of this dreamy ladscape in Switzerland.
Good pov and layout. Interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
emka (75107) 2014-07-17 15:29
Hello Asa, I am glad that you have now more time to show us the photos. breath taking view of this lake with marvelous emerald water. Nice villages with red roof. Spectacular capture.
WArm regrads MAlgo
Royaldevon (27585) 2014-07-18 2:19
It is obvious that there is a heat haze in your photograph but it works well, helping to create the sense of depth, from the sharp f/g to the slightly muted b/g.
I like how you have used the f/g trees as a natural border and, through them, we can see this wonderful scene of chalets, mountains and lake.
Have a lovely day,
jhm (136708) 2014-07-18 5:14
Wonderful panorama view about these area, with the villages close around the lake.
But your picture is very well with depth and perspective taken, this is more important.
Very well composition, excellent presentation.
Sharpness and clarity are perfect.
Nice done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
macjake (54070) 2014-07-18 9:21
lucky you to see this place in person. did you have the opportunity to visit the town we see in the scene?
interesting to hear about the lowering of the water level by 36 meters, thats alot.
your shot is sort of like a peek-a-boo style through the bush.
lovely scene with the town, mountains, and lake.
Cricri (103101) 2014-07-18 10:40
Magnifique vue du village avec les découpes sur le lac, jolies teintes des couleurs et tout bon POV
ChrisJ (95174) 2014-07-19 3:17
I like the high pov overlooking the picturesque village clinging to the lake shoreline. Good sharpness, colour and saturation. The fg vegetation adds layering and depth as well as framing the scene. Nice warm cold colour contrasts. Tfs!
TRB (13709) 2014-07-19 3:43
greenery, nature and perfect with the image.
you are very nice in a frame, Have excellent exposure.
rychem (20861) 2014-07-19 9:04
The POV is simply great to take a panoramic photo of this picturesque lake and the valley, the houses look like little ants, very well captured
eldancer1 (26092) 2014-07-19 9:42
I wouldn't mind living in this beautiful place! Great landscape, nicely captured with good pov and nice details. Well done, tfs.
claudeD (31261) 2014-07-19 12:48
very fine landscape picture from Switzerland and Lungern. Its really an amazing location from this high pov. Very good composition, colors and sharpness. Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
delpeoples (52777) 2014-07-21 3:06
What a commanding view! This landscape is so pretty and you have obtained such a superb depth, colour and contrast. Excellent Rule of Thirds framing too. Very well done!
Silvio1953 (118290) 2014-07-21 6:08
Ciao Asa, fascinating landscape, great POV on fantastic lake and beautiful village, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
batalay (35061) 2014-07-21 19:17
You had an excellent vantage point to photograph the Lake and town that was clearly built after the the lake settled down to its present level. For a hazy day, you were able to get vivid colors.
npecanhuk (62544) 2014-07-22 14:00
Very beautiful, attractive and inviting picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
ourania (28368) 2014-07-30 2:25
this is an enchanting place, your photo looks like an illustration for a fairy tale, an opening scene from a well selected vantage point. I like very much the natural framing, the sense of depth, the elegant layout and the sweet colours. The whole area looks suggestive and peaceful. The towns look very attractive from this distance but it would be lovely to approach them and the lake for a closer inspection. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
fds (7502) 2014-08-01 9:01
dear friend i licke very much this picture with this valley all green very beautiful composition
stamatis (2561) 2014-08-10 5:26
lovely crisp summer shot.great colors and what a view. its such a beautiful shot.
- Copyright: Asa Jernigan (asajernigan) (20906)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-07-05
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 50D, Tamron AF18-270mm F3,5-6,3 DI II VC LD
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-17 5:42