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Pre-sunrise view from a mountain top called Belchenfluh down into the fog ridden "Swiss plateau".

Each fall and winter, cold air trapped between the mountain ranges of Alps and Jura forms a quite persistant sea of fog at about 800-900m. Down below, it makes for dull and chilly days, even more frustrating considering that above the fog sunny days with great far view are the rule.

Luckily switzerland is a hilly country and relieve is often just a few minutes drive away. The location for this shot was a 1100m hill-top of the Jura mountains, less than 10km from Olten.

The fog, the frosted over meadows and the dark, bare woods make for nice contrasts, almost screaming for black&white.

More images from the same point of view can be found here.

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