Scheidegg with the Jungfraujoch in the background
(Grindelwald, Kanton of Bern, Switzerland)
Grindelwald is a picturesque traditional mountain village in the Bernese Oberland region of Switzerland. Long famed as a winter tourist destination with slopes for beginners, intermediates and the challeges of the Eiger glacier for the experienced, there are activities for the non-skiers, from tobogganing to groomed winter hiking tracks. It is the usual starting point for ascents of the Eiger and the Wetterhorn. Nowadays Grindelwald is also a popular summer activity resort with many miles of hiking trails across the Alps. The Wengernalpbahn connects Grindelwald to the Kleine Scheidegg from where the Jungfraubahn ascends inside the Eiger to the Jungfraujoch.
Exposure Time: 1/197
ISO Speed Ratings: 200
Focal Length: 10/1 mm
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npecanhuk (69936) 2008-09-05 5:45
It's a very nice landscape, the kind I do love!
The picture has natural and beautiful colors, good sharpness, point of view and composition!
A superb view from the top Europe!
TFS - Congratulations!
syd1946 (18663) 2008-09-05 5:56
Beautiful composition with so nice view and perspectibe from the point you take the shot.Very good colors and light!
Have a nice weekend,
dhurjati (2709) 2008-09-05 5:59
A picturesque village this is !! Waw .. it is looking really wonderful.The roads, the tiny houses, the pond at the middle, the clouds as if a painter has placed each and every element in it's proper place. Very nicely seen.
Greetings from India,
Tayon (1985) 2008-09-05 6:04
Hi Achimvery beautiful place and with a great capture and composition, I like the light you got and the colors of the image, the sky is stunning and dense with a good complement to the picture...
snunney (89858) 2008-09-05 6:22
A splendid mountainscape with a great atmosphere. A great point of view over the little lake with its lovely reflections towards the wonderful mountain peaks. Very good colours and clarity.
ChrisJ (104127) 2008-09-05 7:01
A superb alpine scene, with good colour, lighting, & sharpness. Have a good weekend!
carper (96) 2008-09-05 7:58
fantastic shot Achim,
marvelous pov, good depth in the shot, fine composition a pleasure to look at, have agood weekend.
danos (90257) 2008-09-05 8:50
Oh!! what a place!!\splendid panoramic shot of Scheidegg with the little pond and the snowy Mts,in the background.I like your synthesis,with the beautiful light,beautiful subject,but for me the photo is made by that stunning sky.A place that i'd like to visit it.Wonderful.
Have a nice weekend,Danos
delkoo (68) 2008-09-05 8:52
great mountain landscape, lovely light on the snowy summits.
wolf38 (31284) 2008-09-05 9:55
Hallo Achim. Wenn man das Photo sieht, zweifelt man an der Jahreszeit. Wirklich ein Photo mit starken Bildelementen. Der kleine grüne See wirkt wie ein Smaragd. Schön, sehenswert, vorbildliche technische Qualität. Viele Grüße, wolfgang.
BoisBarb (10369) 2008-09-05 11:18
Tu as su gérer les énormes contrastes entre la blancheur des hauts sommets et le vert des prairies naissantes, c'est une gestion délicate à cette saison, encore plus lorsque le ciel est en partie ennuagé mais le résultat est là
lucasgalodoido (21378) 2008-09-05 16:56
impressive this view and effect of 10-20mm lens. The quality is very good. Great work my friend.
Conngratulations and Hug
pierrefonds (60320) 2008-09-05 18:30
The reflections in the water are assets to the composition. The point of view takes us toward the mountains in the background. The reflection of the light on the snow brings out the colors. The diagonal line of the road is a complement to the composition. Have a nice day.
gneufeld (15890) 2008-09-05 20:59
A gorgeous mountain vista with lots of interesting details, great depth, and excellent sharpness. Well done and TFS. Gerald
berek (43565) 2008-09-05 22:50
Hi my friend,
10-22 works well. its beautiful nature and great depth. congratulations. Have a nice weekend.
Graal (100088) 2008-09-05 23:29
amazing view, great sight of lake & buildings near by mountains, beautiful landscape. I like it a lot. Good presentation.
jhm (144176) 2008-09-06 0:30
I write regular that Switserland one of the most beautiful countries for photographers.
You show here an excellent picture with all ingredient for a great image.
A lake, lovely small houses and wonderful mountains in background, this gives a very nice composition. TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
riclopes (35577) 2008-09-06 2:07
Gorgeous alpine view. Great contrast bettween the green FG with the lake and the turbulent background with the show of clouds and snowcapped mountains. You found a splendid POV and the result is superb.
Budapestman (82620) 2008-09-06 2:25
A picturesque view with beautiful details. The little pond in the foreground is great detail...the atmosphere is amazing. Beautiful work, Have a nice weekend,
ahmetgedikli (25587) 2008-09-06 5:36
A superb landscape... Excellent colours, fine lighting and very good POV. Thanks and best regards.
Have a good saturday.
Stepan (27210) 2008-09-06 9:12
The lens enhances the depth and you managed a really great light... The place looks really stunning, with a pure lovely pond. Excellent.
markstaples (15670) 2008-09-07 1:49
The direction of the clouds adds to the perspective in this superb shot. Exposure is managed well.
albertz (2468) 2008-09-07 6:27
Wow.. this is a beautiful shot, all elements are well placed. I can also see a promising foreground from below. Great shot.
rodgerg (55767) 2008-09-07 9:20
A superb landscape of mountains with a great prospsct and a nice composition. I like especially the reflections of the mountains in the water of the lake. I like too the clouds which adavances to the mountains. A good photowork.
Have a good evening,
stego (24030) 2008-09-07 15:27
If I had any doubts about the stunning beauty that one can find in the Swiss Alps, this photo would them eclipse instantaneously. It's really breath taking! So well composed and clear, wonderful colours, everything is remarkably well done.
belido (19934) 2008-09-07 17:39
what a nice place! Your phto is really good. Top quality! Very fine details and light management. Well done!
shevchenko (18892) 2008-09-07 23:12
Good pov to show the beautiful scenery at high sea level completely with including mountains with glaciers, meandering road, local houses, lake and reflection, perspective effect make the photo more atrractive, good sharpness and nice color, good shoot.
Giorgio (11279) 2008-09-08 0:10
- Especially successful this two-colour printing between green and turquoise, almost bichromic picture, it's splendid for it, well done!
papagolf21 (90394) 2008-09-08 0:43
Bonjour, cher Achim,
Quel spectacle ! la beauté du paysage est époustouflante ! Magnifique réalisation.
Un grand coup de coeur pour cette publication.
Félicitations pour cette très belle réussite.
gracious (20025) 2008-09-08 2:21
Thank you so much for sharing this piece of paradise on earth image with us, truly awesome and beautiful!
first class image in total sharpness, best colour contrast and superb details to view and enjoy in anyone monitor!
my compliment for this great shot
take good care and sincere regards
dip (23844) 2008-09-08 2:26
sehr schöne Aufnahme,der grüne See und die satte Farben die schneebedeckte Berge und die Wolken,ein herrlicher Blick!
tfs, und viele Grüße,
Nicou (129967) 2008-09-08 4:18
superbe vue de ce lac, on voit bien lres reflets des montagnes, avec la neige, les nuage, très bel effet, mangigique.
Bravo et amitié
jurek1951 (42194) 2008-09-08 6:47
What a beautiful place. Scenery is great. I like the natural colors, DOF, POV, composition, light and the exposure control.
Docarmo (9639) 2008-09-08 7:10
This one is fantastic! Amazing reflection on the water! Excellent composition, impeccable colours and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing,
jafadabret (56501) 2008-09-08 7:58
Achim, on met un moment à parcourir ce très beau paysages tellement il est riche en détails tous aussi intéressants les uns que les autre. J'aime particulièrement les reflets de la montagne dans l'eau du lac.
josepmarin (57911) 2008-09-08 10:33
A beautiful Alpine landscape very well caught in your capture, with good light and a few splendid colors, especially the color turquoise of the lake, and a great contrast between the green tones of the meadows, the sky with clouds, the mountains and the snow.
The North face of the Eiger is outlined in the center of the image, is impressive.
Great work, my friend.
jemaflor (89347) 2008-09-08 11:09
Very nice mountains landscape, well balanced between snowy peaks and lake, perfect reflection well with a good sharpness, good shot.
Silvio1953 (130286) 2008-09-08 12:18
Ciao Achim, splendid mountain landscape with wonderful colors, superb sky, very well done, ciao Silvio
Philippe (11836) 2008-09-08 13:17
Hi, Achim. The small lake with its emerald water is a first rate foreground which reflects the tops in the distance. You had the good idea to use the fence to lead us towards this point of interest. The mountains in the background are very impressive and still quite snowy in June. This provides a very good contrast with the green foreground. A very ice alpine scenery.
Have a nice evening,
parbo (11092) 2008-09-08 13:33
Your view from top adds extra value to your enviable scene. Wonderful way of merge green texture and leaden colored background with snowy ridges and fields. Emerald colored lake and authentic architecture of house completes the splendid atmosphere there. Congratulations.
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2008-09-08 13:57
The atmosphere...wowwww... Excellent! For sure, a lovely Swiss image!
clic (16074) 2008-09-08 16:09
Winter and springtime are depicted simultaneously in this paradisiac valley where all slopes converge towards the purety of lake.
A feast for the eyes!
UnTrained (0) 2008-09-08 21:50
strahlende Wiedergabe einer Bergsicht mit einem intensiv reflektierendem See, leuchtenden Bergen dahinter. Die fast stürmisch anmutenden Wolken geben eine eigenartige Stimmung.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
danyy (0) 2008-09-08 22:44
le Suisse est absolument fabuleuse, j'ai eu l'occasion de m'y rendre à 4 reprises déjà et chaque fois je fus séduit. Une séduction qui se prolonge au travers de photos telles que celle-ci, fabuleuse et hautes en couleurs et lumières.
Un POV et un cadrage qui créent la profondeur et incluent beaucoup de points d'intérêt.
paura (47182) 2008-09-09 3:20
Very beautiful job to sho the interesting place. Lighting is great. well done.
Waylim (25368) 2008-09-09 8:15
What an amazing landscape, love the snow cap Jungfraujoch, This take me back to 9 years ago when I was there and didn't have a good camera. Great compositon with both the road and fence leading our vision into the village, and the stunning mountian. Love the way the clouds seem to be moving and so 3-D like. Great work, my complements. You are going into my fav list.
alainh (35583) 2008-09-09 8:58
hello Achim few years ago i passed by here by bicycle but it was so hard for me, not the pleasure to take the time to make photos !
you captured here a very nice place
axiotea (21649) 2008-09-09 9:27
A spectacular view from a good vantage point which has a good sense of depth, fine luminosity and color contrast. The clouds giving the impression of movement add lots dynamism to the image.
gildasjan (42456) 2008-09-09 9:31
Ce petit lac vert au premier plan est vraiment la touche qui embellit cette composition déjà très belle par le paysage d'arrière plan.
Photo65Net (43120) 2008-09-09 11:33
Superb colors, wonderful landscape... A great one for sure !
I like the result, very good job,
Have a nice day,
Royaldevon (33381) 2008-09-09 14:44
I have never been to Switzerland, but this is the impression that I have in my mind: tall snowy mountains, green hills and charming chalets. (I had a musical box chalet just like those in your photograph!)
Good sharp focus with interesting layers of colour in your nicely formed composition.
lousat (82472) 2008-09-09 14:49
102+2=104 points! What say about this georgious pic? The numbers talks! Just my best compliments,it's fantastic! Luciano
evanrizo (456) 2008-09-10 9:08
Woooh this is a great magical place from a very good POV.
It looks really fantastic there.
The ideal lightness here makes it right very atmospheric too.
testmaniac (13508) 2008-09-10 21:11
Hello Achim, shot from mountain paradise? Yes.. great place and superb photo! Perfect composition,colors and exposure!
maximage (15535) 2008-09-11 12:33
Un paysage grandiose! Les conditions de lumière sont excellentes et la présence de la neige donne un côté lumineux à la compo.
Excellent job, j'aime beaucoup.
Jakab (3867) 2008-09-12 14:22
einfach herrlich! Der Super-Weitwinkel erhöht die Tiefe enorm, während die mögliche Verzerrung hier überhaupt nicht spürbar ist. Die majestätischen, schneebedeckten Berge und ihr Spiegelbild sind atemberaubend.
pboehringer (770) 2008-09-13 19:23
I know the area fairly well and personally I always preferred it as a Summer place. Your composition is a rather unorthodox for these alpine giants in the background. Wonderful detail of the dark green pool with its reflection in it.
asajernigan (21427) 2008-09-14 12:50
This is a fantastic shot of this gorgeous place. Your composition and POV are great. The lighting and color are fine with nice sharpness and DOF.
ls7902 (7328) 2008-09-18 3:51
Wonderful perspective. Great colors & composition. I like the green grass in FG & turning brown further into the photo. I miss this particular sight because I stopped my hike at Eigergletscher from Grindelwald for fear of missing the last train back to Grindelwald. Great area for summer hiking. Regards. Latiff.
Tobias__Ortmann (2638) 2008-09-20 9:54
sehr scönes Bild super weitwinkel Bild mit schöner spiegelung und schönen kräftigen Farben
gefällt mir sher
brevbrev14 (140) 2008-09-21 8:18
Hi Achim, the place is really wonderful!
a relaxing view so well captured
alvaraalto (6177) 2008-09-21 11:49
Great contrast in the green colours in front of this giants of the Alps.
The pond looks artificial but the green colour is the same of some mountain lakes.
bakes888 (18499) 2008-09-22 1:21
Hi Achim. Wow! Stunning scene and beautifully captured. This photo has it all, strong FG, interesting middle and that stunning backdrop. Nice work and thanks for sharing.
Have a good week, Paul.
Bluejeans (64249) 2008-09-22 10:37
Ola Achim ,
Que paisagem maravilhosa um lugar de grande beleza natural as montanhas com a neve no topo estão magnificas , gostei muito dos detalhes e do primeiro plano com estes campos verdes, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
plimrn (21344) 2008-09-22 15:56
Stunning framing of this explosion of light and color; the colors and sharpness are wonderful as well.
ruisc_pt (10892) 2008-09-26 14:02
impressive landscape image. «Great sharpness.
paololg (31448) 2008-09-28 2:49
really suggestive the reflex of the mountains on this small green lake. It seems an emerald fited in a jewel. A beautiful and rare image, compliment!
Ciao, happy week
Didi (59046) 2008-09-30 11:45
Hi Mr President
Very great composition with nice contrasts I appreciate well the lights qualty.
Yffic (6106) 2008-10-01 8:42
A superb landscape shot !!!
The sharpness is perfect, the texture of the clouds is great, the POV is very nice... I must admit: you have a great great picture (:-))
JCG (35129) 2008-10-06 11:02
An imposing landscape that the wide-angle lens emphasizes well marvelously. I like much the light effects on the landscape and in particular in the lake. Qualities of the image are very appreciable. A beautiful mountainous site to discover, thank you Achim.
With all my friendships and a very good evening,
vinicio (23423) 2008-10-09 0:30
Fantastic landscape Achim, really beautiful, compliments, wonderful place and excellent image of yours, well done.
Have a nice day
- Copyright: Achim Fried (John_F_Kennedy) (43413)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-06-19
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon 40D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5
- Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Mountains of Europe [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-09-05 5:36
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