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 year I selected the Oeschinen Lake. It’s located close to Kandersteg in the Bernese Alps. The lake belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch.
It’s quite a ride to get to Askja. 3 hours by car (real SUV with significant clearance required) and 40 min. walk through the caldera: Here and there a bit of snow and where it’s gone the ground is warm – so you know that you are on a vulcano. Once you reach the Viti crater what you see is breathtaking.Continue reading “Askja Vulcano – 2 Lakes in a Caldera”
Iceland is full of waterfalls. Here is my top 20. Let’s go clockwise around the country, starting in the north with the Aldeyjarfoss which is located about 40 km from the ring-road no. 1 towards the highlands.
Regular visitors of my website know about my interest for Iceland. Today I’m sharing a few “shots from above” that perfectly fit the theme of my website: structures and shapes!Continue reading “Iceland from above”
A good 40 minutes drive north-west from Locarno, close to the little village Foroglio, the river Calnegia falls good 100 meter down: first from an 80 meter cliff and then cascading further through steep rocks with lots of spray and bluster – pretty spectacular! Continue reading “Foroglio Waterfall”
After a good 6 km hike from the Passo Tre Croci (1’805m) I reached Lago di Sorapis on 1’923 m. Its turquoise water is stunning – like a huge turquoise pane of opal glass.Continue reading “Colorful Mountain Lakes in the Dolomites”
Today I’d like to share two new shots featuring my theme “structures and shapes” particularly well. The fist picture was taken in the Beatus Cave in Switzerland, a flowstone cave located at the north side of lake Thun. The cave expands around 1’000 meters into mount Niederhorn. The shot is a 1/20 sec with f/4 and ISO 6’400.Continue reading “Magic Mirror”
Who would have thought! This beautiful lake, a moore lake called Étang de la Gruère, is located in the Canton of Jura in Switzerland at around 1’000 meters above sea level. These shots were taken on a bright and calm Sunday morning in June, nicely adding to my collection of Swiss lakes.Continue reading “Sweden? No, Switzerland!”
This sunset at the westend of Little Loch Broom in the noth-west of Scotland was captured in July at half past nine pm. A pretty typical shot for Scottish landscape and atmosphere. The shot is a 1/100 sec, f/4.0, one aperture overexposed, ISO 100. The lens was a EF 24-70 mm f/4L IS USM at 40 mm on a Canon EOS 5DSR.Continue reading “Scotland – Landscape & Water”
On the occasion of today’s Swiss national holiday I’d like to publish a shot from a beautiful spot in Switzerland.Continue reading “Swiss National Holiday”