A stroll with the dog at 3,466 meters! They must, like us, have come up to the Jungfraujoch on the cog railway, which reaches the highest station in Europe a few kilometres away.
The Jungfraujoch is a col or saddle between the Mönch and the Jungfrau in the Bernese Alps on the boundary between the cantons of Bern and Valais, inside the Jungfrau-Aletsch Protected Area. Strictly, the Jungfraujoch is the lowest point on the mountain ridge between Mönch and Jungfrau. But it's still quite high, and breathing was noticeably more difficult than usual (note to self: keep on breathing. It's the secret of longevity). Just below this point is one of the beginnings of the Great Aletsch Glacier (German: Grosser Aletschgletscher), which is the largest glacier in the Alps. It has a length of about 23 km (14 mi) and covers more than 120 square kilometres (46 sq mi). The Aletsch Glacier is composed of three smaller glaciers converging at Concordia, where its thickness is estimated to be near 1 km (3,300 ft).
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COSTANTINO (69678) 2014-01-19 11:32
the two friends are walking at 3466 meters
unbelievable indeed shot with the
greatest lightness and experience
amazing snowy landscape
siudzi (34141) 2014-01-19 11:43
What a great scene this! I am impressed by super quality of this image -- exposure and sharpness were executed perfectly. Excellent composition taken at the right moment. Congrats!
parvatibb (1387) 2014-01-19 11:55
They look so comfortable and enjoying themselves. Marvelous catch!
schappi80 (1783) 2014-01-19 11:58
ich habe endlich einmal wieder Zeit gefunden, bei Trekearth vorbeizuschauen.
Du hast ein gut gelauntes Paar eingefangen, beide scheinen bei bester Laune. Die Belichtung ist Dir sehr gut gelungen, bei Schnee und so "viel Licht" ist dies nicht einfach zu managen. Vielen Dank für das Foto.
dta (82418) 2014-01-19 14:08
Hello Will ,
The man and his dog seem to be happy to be there , between perfect blue sky and perfect white ice .
adidas5nb (5743) 2014-01-19 21:18
nice frame and attractive because of the place it has been taken.love the pov.and the well managed light reflecting of the snow.
Subhogen (4067) 2014-01-20 0:45
Nice view of man with his loyal friend in magnificent mountain atmosphere. A picture with excellent clarity aided by the thin mountain air and bright light. You must have really enjoyed your hike up there. Truly spectacular surroundings that has been very well portrayed in this photo.
Thanks for sharing.
Noel_Byrne (33634) 2014-01-20 5:17
This is a new take on bringing the dog for a walk! Normally that means a stroll around the park, not an epic adventure at the top of a mountain! Breath taking scenery here, and the crisp white snow against the deep blue sky looks wonderful. I guess this snow is quite packed and hard, as there are no foot prints.
tyro (26142) 2014-01-20 16:30
Just a litle stroll, eh? Looks pretty energetic to me and I can really imagine that one might become very dyspnoeic on even slight exertion at three and a half thousand metres! I wonder how dogs cope with that altitude and whether they can manage it better than humans?
An interesting note and a fabulously sharp and crisp photograph, perfectly composed and with excellent light management considering the white snow, the very bright sunlight and the strong contrasts.
mesutilgim (97504) 2014-01-21 6:22
Calm and nice wintery scenery with good pov and perfect layout.
TFS and best regards
RhodieIke (11744) 2014-01-21 6:27
This is super the colours are so crisp, great crop to include a bit of that gorgeous blue sky.
Nicou (151104) 2014-01-21 7:53
quelle vue et décor hivernal sueporbe cpatage e tiamge ce personnage dans la neige avec ce chien leds traces et la belle luminosité splendide.
Bravo et amitié
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2014-01-24 0:29
what a place for hiking. Silvery snow everywhere, clear weather with a nice blue sky. Excellent composition with the man and dog. Superb shot. Tfs.
Waylim (25436) 2014-01-24 19:16
Classic Swiss Bliss type image. Love the strong contrast between the bright snow and the deep blue sky. the Presence of the man and the dog adds and make a it a really compelling composition.
I was not here, but the other mountain looking to Jungfraujoch, It is perhaps the most expensive mountain to go to and most famous.
fabbs99 (17179) 2014-01-25 9:26
A nice and interesting view of the snow clad Swiss mountains with good sharpness, depth, beautiful light and color. The man and his dog are inseparable even in this white wilderness.Thanks for sharing this good work.
Cricri (125904) 2014-01-26 10:02
Une image qui me fait pensée a moi et ma chienne Jessie A Chandolin :-) un souvenir merveilleux , beaucoup de jour merveilleux comme sur ta photo et le bonheur du maitre avec son chien, très belle image
m (0) 2014-01-26 10:45
this is a very fresh photo. Plenty of sunshine and the ever-wonderful blue-white contrast contribute to that. Great sunny mood too, even the doggie seems to be smiling.. Crispy snow, cold air..I can't almost feel it.
- Copyright: Will Perrett (willperrett) (11834)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-08-09
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS5D, Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8L USM
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/1500 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Encounters and conversations [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-19 8:26