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 Solothurn is located in northwest of Switzerland. Solothurn shares borders with canton Bern to the west and south, canton Aargau to the east and canton Basel-Landschaft to the north. The capital city is Solothurn.
I’ve taken this photo on the Passwang road on the way from Reigoldswil to Muemliswil.
Passwang Pass (1204 m.a.s.l.) is tenth paved road highest mountain that passes in the Jura Mountains. At the summit, the pass road goes through a 200-metre tunnel.
Passwang Pass is located 63km north from Bern, 93km west from Zurich and 34km north from Solothurn.
You can see more photos from Switzerland on my website www.mrsphoto.net/1-PhotoAlbum/3.1-Switzerland.htm
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jemaflor (85394) 2012-09-02 11:06
Good choice for this nice pov, great light capture and result for the composition with this sinuous road through the landscape.
dta (67134) 2012-09-02 11:13
Hello Miro ,
Quelle verdure ! Un paysage typiquement suisse , où les prairies sont parfaitement entretenues , composant avec les bois et les villages un merveilleux paysage de moyenne montagne .
Très joli .
bona (12839) 2012-09-02 19:19
nice saturated colors here. Very lovely scene. I like the many tones of green and the road lines on the green field.
baddori (19956) 2012-09-02 23:50
Switzerland nelpiù classic of images.
Its mountains and its pastures.
Semprediversi esempre photographically challenging.
In highlight and dolcie in light of sunset or sunrise.
maria-v1981 (10814) 2012-09-03 5:18
A wonderful picture. Such abeautiful green pasture, like velvet. Beautiful light, especially on the trees in the middle ground and a magnificent composition and the and serpentine road wow.
Enjoy the day,
Graal (97777) 2012-09-03 7:06
another nice landscape and photo from your archive. Amazing mountains and green fields & forest. Place and photo I like.
Have a nice day.
sacavem (18610) 2012-09-03 8:48
Very nice landscape shot. Great colours and a very pleasant composition. Sky and all perspective is excellent.
Janusz1974 (2824) 2012-09-03 11:48
Good composition with all these houses and roads.
When I think of Switzerland, this is what comes to mind. Absolutely picture postcard setting. Yours is such a beautiful country, thanks for sharing.
cornejo (32116) 2012-09-03 12:30
Hello Miro, very good and nice picture today is that we offer this charming landscape with this nice shot, very good composition and framing, good sharpness, depth, light and color. Very nice and good work, excellently done, congratulations my friend. Tfs.
Good night and happy week.
Best regards and best wishes.
dekanski (3452) 2012-09-03 15:01
Colors are unnatural, I do not like.
bukitgolfb301 (36206) 2012-09-03 16:24
Hi dear Miro
So fantastic and marelevous landscape indeed!
Typical image for Swiss! That makes me so realxed.
Last Sunday I watched special TV progrrams for Swiss, I saw thses kinds of landscape very much via that programs. Very nostalgic image. Thanks for your sharing and have a good day!
Takero from rainy Tokyo
karacabeylis (1465) 2012-09-04 13:11
that's a lovely shot which entirely conveys the swiss lands.
fabbs99 (16447) 2012-09-04 22:54
Sorry been busy for the last few days.Nicely shot landscape with lots of greenery and looks marvellous with the road winding down the way.Great POV.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-09-05 9:44
The landscape and its colors are superb. The view shows nicely the undulations of the road and slopes. The light, colors, sharpness and depth are excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day
annjackman (19917) 2012-09-07 0:05
This picture invites me in - I would love to walk in this beautiful landscape. The rolling hills and the winding path make a very flowing composition. Excellent colours and exposure.
Kind Regards, Ann
mauro61 (52623) 2012-09-07 9:03
ampia inquadratura con tanto verde sui pendii e le colline coperte di vegetazione.
Ben controllata la luce,
wolf38 (31282) 2012-09-09 7:47
Hello Miro. Mountains, green pastures and forests, blue sky. A Swiss landscape as a photo book. Well seen and presented. Best regards, wolfgang.
Miguel82 (24127) 2013-02-16 13:21
A magnific alpine landscape Miro
This is a sharp photo with a nice view
ikeharel (58113) 2013-06-18 8:20
Fabulous late summer view over the green hills, Miro.
This area was not included in my 4 times tours in Switzerland - but now I reckon how this resemble to the Schwarzwald area in Germany, same veg's and nature's.
Lovely photo over the rural landscape.
gus72 (3719) 2013-07-27 18:05
Hi Miro !!
Perfect day to take this photo..... the colours are outstanding and the view is truly beautiful.
I am sending you a separate message.
Have an ice Sunday.
Cheers from Australia.
clic (15130) 2013-08-01 9:07
I can easily imagine the reverberated sounds of Alps horns "slapping back" to my ears after having traveled throught this paradisiac decor that you captured with so much finery!
kato (11630) 2013-09-23 3:25
You're ca@turing well this place by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the green plateau with loose slope and trees, the winding road and lovely firmhouses with red roof. It's also tasterful for green contrast of lawn and tree. It looks like picturesque landscape.
jcpix (13686) 2014-01-29 15:05
I'm fortunate enough here in Arizona to get an abundance of sunshine, but boy oh boy do I miss the greens! This picture just jumped out of your gallery for me this afternoon, it's incredibly bright and vibrant...just lovely from corner to corner. This is the kind of place I would want to pull up a chair and simply sit by and watch the day pass along while soaking up every bit of this view and alpine atmosphere. A perfectly clear blue sky with a few clouds for good measure, this really is gorgeous...very much a Swiss vision! :) Enjoy the day ahead. Take it easy.
- Copyright: Miro Susta (mirosu) (14434)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-09-10
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D7000, Nikkor AF-S 18-200 mm f1:3.5-5.6 DX GED
- Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Switzerland [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-02 10:45