from the top of the Eggishorn at an altitude of 3000m (9000 feet) one has a marvelous sight over the most famous Swiss mountain, the Matterhorn. This iconic moutain is 4478m high (14500 feet) and is flanked here by the mighty Weisshorn (White horn) witch in itself is 4506m high.
The Matterhorn is actually, even if we Swiss take it as our national mountain, only half in Switzerland. The other half is already in Italy.
The famous Toblerone chocolate is in its triangular form inspired by the Matterhorn.
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bukitgolfb301 (43650) 2012-10-09 16:32
Hi dear Daniel
Another wonderful typical Swiss image! It is very fine for me to see this great shot at the beginning of day, as now it is 8:30 in Japan. Wonderfil blue and white color wolrd. The contrast of rocky mountain in black is also nice. Thank you for your sharing with fines work and have a good day!
Takero from Tokyo
rmajum (1205) 2012-10-09 18:43
Wonderful view of Matterhorn and adjoining, in white snow. The bluish tinge is due the bright sun at noon. Good clarity though, I wish a little more contrast.
holmertz (56241) 2012-10-10 1:52
A fine view of several mountain chains at various distances. The snow-covered peaks are impressive and you have captured them all in a very good light.
dta (80302) 2012-10-10 2:18
Bonjour Daniel ,
les montagnes viennet se confodrent avec ce ciel étonnant et spectaculaire . Le point de vue sur les duex célèbres géant est très beau , avec les crêtes rocheuses au premier plan qui apportent un on contraste aux tonalités bleutées .
dkmurphys (62129) 2012-10-10 5:36
Another spectacular image from the mountains. I like the colors and the shapes. Well seen, enjoy a fine afternoon.
Noel_Byrne (32544) 2012-10-10 8:03
That really is an impressive vista to behold and the colours are so cold, and perfectly suited to the image. I particularly love those swirling clouds which make it look almost like a painting. Excellent sense of coldness in the air that you captured really nicely. And I really want a toblerone now too!
Vitaly (1021) 2012-10-10 9:56
Grandiose view of the mighty chain of mountains.
Good contrast of dark mountains in the foreground, dark blue snow-capped peaks and clouds in the blue sky.
leo61 (0) 2012-10-10 10:21
Love the blue tones here and of course the spectacular view at these majestic mountains.
Gigidusud (21191) 2012-10-10 12:42
Splendid view on this snowy peak with a fantastic sky and nice light.Well done!
Thanks for sharing,
carlo62 (52174) 2012-10-11 0:10
bel panorama montano, bello il contrasto tra le rocce in primo piano e le montagne innevate, la parte scura sembra sottolineare la parte superiore dell'immagine.
npecanhuk (75770) 2012-10-11 16:27
As a real Matterhorn's fan, of course, this picture caught my attention!
I really like it! Unique, interesting and attractive pov and composition! Soft light and colors also pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
tober (8797) 2012-10-16 4:04
Hi Daniel, I didn't know that that famous chocolate brand was inspired by the appearance of this mountain. Impressive view which is not easy to be captured at such an altitude. Congratulations.
- Copyright: Daniel Solinger (marabu61) (11189)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-10-06
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D90, Tamron 18-270mm, Hama Circular Polarizer 72 mm
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-09 14:47