The famous view of the Matterhorn from Zermatt. This is the view that is sketched on the triangular boxes of Toblerone chocolate. Fortunately the clouds lifted early in the morning, and I was able to get a viewpoint overlooking the town. After a short while the sun illuminated the church steeple, which had been in the shadow of a cloud.
I lightened up the lower half of the photo in Photoshop, using the colour gradient tool, because I had to underexpose the photo to ensure the snow did not get burned out.
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AROBN54 (11471) 2009-10-28 21:15
Holy crap, what a shot...:))
It's like looking out an open window at that unbelievable view. PERFECT light and contrast, MAD good sharpness and detail, brilliant color and clarity. Perfect saturation and exposure.... Jeeze. And I am just flat awed by those wispy gray clouds around the mountain top. I have heard others say it, but man, I wish that were MY shot. LOL... Many thanks and kind regards,
Wanda1 (14982) 2009-10-28 21:52
What a splendid view point you had and it must be amazing to actually be there in person. I love those wisps of clouds around the peak and the snow on the back mountain whilst it's green on the one in the foreground. Simply lovely with the church and the village at the foot.
HimalAnda (9340) 2009-10-28 23:18
This is a perfect shot, with a great composition. The church on the foreground seems so little with the Matterhorn/Cervin in the background.
sandpiper (6788) 2009-10-28 23:49
Good shot of this classic mountain with a nice cover of snow. Great compositionnad PP work.
serp2000 (39604) 2009-10-29 0:10
Superb! I never seen Toblerone, before I thought, that is chocolate name ;)))
Wonderful shot! Excellent colors! My compliments!
pauloog (11747) 2009-10-29 1:17
A wonderful view it remains, and the light technically well handled to obtain such outstanding clarity and detail both on the ice capped mountain and i nthe valley.
rikko77 (10861) 2009-10-29 1:19
wow this is a stunning view of Matterhorn, very well composed with the village in the FG. Good colors too, I like it!
Have a nice day!
ifege (10225) 2009-10-29 2:26
Your processing has worked superbly Vincent for a magnificent photo.
asajernigan (21132) 2009-10-29 4:17
This is an amazing scene that is well presented here. Your composition is great including the town in the foreground with the Matterhorn towering above. The lighting and colors are great and the photo has excellent sharpness. Great contrasts shown here with the green foreground and the deep blue sky framing the mountain.
alin-m (3716) 2009-10-29 5:07
A wonderfull view.This village under the big mountain is so nice and Matterhorn is terrible.Congratulations.Alin.
ktanska (24626) 2009-10-29 6:19
It is indeed a perfect angle. Fantastic contrast between the village in shadow and snow covered Matterhorn on sunshine. Lower slopes are fresh and green while the mountain itself has bright new snow cover. A moment to remember.
Selmik (3188) 2009-10-29 11:50
awesome photograph, high contrast between white mountain and dark-green foreground creates deep feeling; colors, shadows and light are superb.
fserajian (2295) 2009-12-25 23:45
What a splendid view point you had, this is a magnificent composition, so colourful, so much detail. I really like this shot.
batalay (35369) 2010-02-25 3:28
What a gorgeous depiction of the Matterhorn. It is peculiar seeing two photos of the great peak just a few minutes apart. I just critiqued Neyvan's a five year old image of the Matterhorn clad all clad in snow.
Matthew-Watt (5956) 2010-12-28 4:25
Delightful work, the Matterhorn above famous Zermatt looks outstandingly beautiful from this angle. The green landscape is jaw droppingly beautiful. I met people on my trekking in Nepal who have themselves climbed the Matterhorn. I'd like to give it a go oneday. For now, I have this photo to enjoy. Beautiful work, great memories.
kiasari (62) 2011-03-26 16:16
You chose a good POV and framing to take this shot. I really like the colors of this photo. Well done!
Have a nice weekend,
kiks (11749) 2011-03-29 6:08
Fantastic composition showing so many diferent landschapes Perfect balanced composition with goed exposure.
GREGG (7888) 2011-10-08 5:44
beautiful scenery of the world most beautiful mountain in the background.nicely cut to different plans - but also texture and color,
Waylim (25186) 2012-05-04 11:20
Great shot. You have found a fantastic location to capture the Matterhorn at it's best side with the town of Zermat in the foreground with the beautiful church. Not only that the weather is perfect with just enough clouds to adds to the atmosphere but not obstruct the view of the mountain. The mountain is clear exposed with great light, enough snow but lot of green, good clarity, good sharpness. Really beautiful, like a post card really.
Congrats and haev gday.
westcoastgirl1 (666) 2012-09-14 3:13
Right now I am addicted to viewing all pictures from Switzerland, especially these gorgeous mountain views. Great vertical presentation. Stunning view of this famous mountain. This is definitely one of the better shots I have seen of this type. Excellent technique througout.
MLINES (12516) 2012-11-17 10:58
Hi Vince, Classic view. It is amazing how steep the European Alps are compared to other mountains... Well composed with various element harmonising. TFS. Murray