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Niesen, Switzerland

On the occasion of today’s Swiss national holiday I once again like to publish a shot from a beautiful and iconic spot in Switzerland. This pyramid-shaped mountain, called “Niesen” ist definitely one of them. Famous painters such as Paul Klee and Alfred Hodler were inspired by this mountain which is located close to lake Thun in the Bernese Alps.

It took me three attemps to finally get to a good shot. I wanted at least some snow left on the top, no clouds around it’s peak, no fog and morning sun. A clear day end of May this year seemed the right moment to once again hunt for the perfect shot. I used a circular polar filter plus as natural density filter to achieve high contrast and long exposure of 13 sec. at f/8 and ISO 100 using my EF 24-70 mmf/4 IS USM at 38 mm on my EOS 5DSR. Sky and lake form a similarly calm colorful area divided by the sharp giant triagle. Voilà!

If you want to see how the surroundings look from the top look here.

More about the Niesen you can find here.

My last years Swiss National Holiday post you can find here.

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