Photographer's Note

Passing the Swiss capital Bern - southbound on the motorway A6 and heading for Thun, Spiez and Interlaken - usually means a very sudden and dramatic encounter with the Berner Oberland (BeO) mountains. Out of nowhere they suddenly appear as a wall in front of you.

This photo is shot some 15 kms south of Bern - outside the city of Münsingen – and it was a spectacular 'wide-screen' that unfolded in front of me. Although the sun already had disappeared from the motorway, it was still reflected from the snow-covered mountainsides with an amazing light.

Never before had I seen it like this - neither at this time of the year, nor at this time of the day – so I didn't expect it. And it filled me with joy and a feeling of being at the right place at the right time. With eight hours of driving in my back - and less than one hour to my hotel - I sensed that my week of skiing would develop well.

I'm not sure of the names of the mountain peaks and ridges seen in this shot. As the road turned and more mileage was covered, new parts came into sight and the relative positions changed. But I guess Stockhorn - on this side of the Simmental - is one, as part of the first greater dividing range.

Surrounded by mountains I tuned in to "Radio BeO" and smiled...

Image cropped, adjusted levels and curves, increased saturation +10, ran NeatImage at 60%, resized for TE, sharpened and faded to 50%, framed and saved for Web.

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