a hike in the bernese alps with the Swiss miss presenting the Eiger, at 3'970m by far not the highest mountain in the Swiss alps but one of the most difficult to climb. Seen here is the infamous north face of the Eiger, in itself around 1'650m high. First successfully climbed in 1936 over 52 alpinist have found their death in this vertical wall. It was thus named locally the murder wall (from its german name Nordwand to Mordwand).
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jcpix (9274) 2013-10-20 11:39
Ahaha...I love it! The kind of picture that simply brings a smile. It also feels to have a bit of an intimate moment, that close viewpoint with the cow brings us right into the scenery...virtually feels as if I'm standing right there! Sure glad I don't have to walk around all day with a huge bell hung around my neck! :) A typical Swiss scene, sure....and that's all it needs to be, the natural beauty, bright sunshine, green fields, and snow along the mountain tops is a wonderful association with this alpine country! Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Take care.
PaulVDV (19395) 2013-10-20 12:08
A very lovely cliche of Switzerland!
Good idea to use the cow to present us a view of the Eiger.
Best regards, Paul
dta (60173) 2013-10-20 12:16
Bonjour Daniel ,
Amusant , le portrait de ctte vache suisse sur fond e la célèbreface nord de l'Eiger . J'aime bien ce cadrage original , mais il y a peut e^^tre un peu trop de ciel .
elenimavrandoni (11839) 2013-10-20 20:53
Daniel, I'm still not over yet of your beautiful sunset picture...and here I am to greet Milka!! I love this picture is so typical of the Alps...great posing, marvelous mountains and a very natural composition!!
all the best, kalimera!!!
fabbs99 (14449) 2013-10-20 23:05
Great framing to get the head of the cow against the summit of the mountain in the BG.Just too good.Very well done.TFS.
seres76 (207) 2013-10-21 0:43
Nice shot. Very beautiful pic. Colors, backround is super. Thanks...
tyro (17250) 2013-10-21 2:07
I love this one! It reminds me of the pictures on the "La Vache Qui Rit" cheese cartons but this is miles better, the cow with her happy face just peeking into the picture from the side!
You have given us an interesting note about the "murder wall" and, of course, we have all heard and read about the immense challenge of the North Face of the Eiger.
Gorgeous light and colours, fabulous depth of field, good exposure and excellent details and sharpness.
holmertz (34613) 2013-10-21 3:58
Swiss chocolate! This could be used for the wrapper of a chocolate bar, or maybe a tourism poster. Like someone else said it's a Swiss cliché, but a beautiful one that makes me smile. What a splendid view.
kasianowak (4104) 2013-10-21 4:31
Great portrait! A quintessential Swiss cow in its natural environment. It really made me smile in spite of the "murder wall" in the background.
Noel_Byrne (17175) 2013-10-21 4:33
Love this :) Really made me smile, as the cow looks like he just jumped into the frame at the last moment, and I can almost here him thinking and wondering what you are doing. And of course, what a stunning natural landscape behind. Excellent post, thanks
All the best
timecapturer (41792) 2013-10-21 5:10
love this! A close up with a real difference about it. You have put this young lady is such a perfect place so that we get such a great idea of the setting and glorious surroundings. Wonderfully creative imagery!
Have a great week - Brian.
dkmurphys (44595) 2013-10-21 6:58
This is a genuine image of your country on wich we are used to because of the violet chocolate cow. I like it, well taken.
Have a good week ahead.
Nicou (111282) 2013-10-21 7:26
quelle iamge sueprbe la tête de cette vache laitirèe et en fond la belle montagne ce ciel pur et limpide fantastique image.
Bravo et amitié
saxo042 (35798) 2013-10-21 8:05
You have created a marvellous depth here, with the cow so close and the impressive Alps so far away. This could indeed be a tourist propaganda for Switzerland! A very pleasant picture!
Vitaly (971) 2013-10-21 9:51
Very original and fun presentation of the Swiss Alps. Cow as if removed from an advertising poster chocolate "Milka". Excellent composition.
UlfE (14597) 2013-10-21 10:41
A really amusing photo. Eiger is of course the main subject here but if you would have said that it was the cow nobody would have objected. Nevertheless, an excellent idea to include the cow's head when the mountain itself is not overly spectacular. It has a certain beauty though, but it has many look-alikes. TFS and have a fine week!
Kugart (1776) 2013-10-21 10:44
Love the expression on the cows face as if she has seen it all before and wondering what all the fuss is about its only a mountain. Very good capture Daniel getting the cows head into the shot in sharp focus with the notorious north face of the mountain behind. Very nice indeed. Congratulations .
Energysavingelk (833) 2013-10-21 11:29
a perfect advertising for Swiss chocolate, isn't it?
BTW: Who won the race towards the next fence?
Bin nächste Woche von Donnerstag bis Sonntag in Genf.
Eine gute Woche wünscht
Silvio1953 (111038) 2013-10-22 7:46
Ciao Daniel, great portrait of lovely miss, fantastic montain landscape in BG, splendid light, fine details and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
macjake (49296) 2013-10-22 11:58
so this is a photo bomb? haha
its as if the poked in his head at the last moment, but then again i'd bet he's really slow :)
and having that cow bell around my neck 24hours a day would drive me crazy!!
anyways, fun photo of this 'murder wall'!
Oceania (4082) 2013-10-24 5:32
It's a very good portrait of a cow with the backdrop of the mountain peak.
I understand the difficulty for hiking. But the view must be breathtaking.
Thanks for sharing.
amaryllis (32841) 2013-10-25 10:04
bonjour la vache!! tu es bien curieuse...sourires
un bon format vertical avec un bel arrière plan de montagnes
abmdsudi (36294) 2013-10-25 10:21
I reckon this friendly looking cow has posed for many tourists in the past...
he looks so cool backed by such scenic background typically Swiss. He is great, lovely portrait Congrats
mesutilgim (76734) 2013-10-29 12:56
Amazing capture with all "Swiss Elements" ! Very good pov and perfect layout.
TFS and best regards
adores (32676) 2013-10-29 17:01
Looks she's looking into the frame:)! A different shot, funny and well thought! I like it with the mountains in background.
Didi (53297) 2013-10-30 3:53
Le cadrage de la vache est intéressant par rapport à la vue du relief
Je trouve l'image un peu trop claire, je me suis permis un WS
mcmtanyel (8177) 2013-11-10 8:47
That's quite a pretty girl posing in front of the Eiger. Pretty good DOF, considering the distance to the mountain. Well seen and nicely rendered.
fritzi007 (802) 2014-03-02 5:52
Swiss miss schaut ein bisschen Böse aus, wahrscheinlich wegen der Fliegen! Die Landschaft ist sehr schön, gute Fotoqualität!
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4748) 2014-03-30 0:02
It seemed to me that you were really aiming for the mountain, then suddenly this cow photobombed your image. I liked that candid feeling. Apparently, the cow isn't camera shy and loves to be photographed, a model in disguise. Nice one.
all the best,
- Copyright: Daniel Solinger (marabu61) (6477)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-08-21
- Categories: Humorous
- Camera: Nikon D90, Tamron 18-270mm, Hama Circular Polarizer 72 mm
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-20 10:59