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Gornergrat, Switzerland
Lens: DA*16-50, FA31, DA*60-250 Camera: K-5 Photo Location: Gornergrat, Switzerland 
Posted By: tcom, 01-06-2011, 07:48 AM


Here is a series of photos taken last week on the Gornergrat, a summit at 3100m above sea level, close to Zermatt. The summit can be reached by a mountain train, making the things really easy. And up there, it was a bright sunny weather, temperature higher than expected (-1C) and no wind. The sunny terrace was very enjoyable.

1 Through the front window of the train
K-5, DA*16-50, 16mm, f/9, 1/800s, 125iso

2 Through the front window of the train, reaching the summit
K-5, DA*16-50, 18mm, f/7.1, 1/5000s, 125iso

3 The Matterhorn is nearly without clouds, I take the opportunity and start with a shot of it, one never knows how long it lasts.
K-5, DA*60-250, 98mm, f/8, 1/800s, 80iso

4 A view on the valley
K-5, DA*16-50, 19mm, f/8, 1/1000s, 80iso

5 On the left side in the clouds, the Monte Rosa, the highest summit of Switzerland, with 4633m.
K-5, DA16-50, 18mm, f/18, 1/400s, 80iso

6 Gornergrat
K-5, DA*16-50, 16mm, f/9, 1/500s, 80iso

7 Train to reach the Gornergrat
K-5, DA*16-50, 34mm, f/9, 1/500s, 80iso

K-5, DA*16-50, 24mm, f/9, 1/640s, 80iso

K-5, DA*16-50, 19mm, f/9, 1/640s, 80iso

K-5, DA*16-50, 28mm, f/18, 1/125s, 80iso

11 Another view on the summit of the Gornergrat
K-5, DA*60-250, 220mm, f/9, 1/500s, 80iso

12 Matterhorn in normal light
K-5, FA31, f/9, 1/400s, 80iso

13 Matterhorn in infrared
K100D Super, IR modified, FA31, f/8, 1/250s, 80iso

Hope you like the series
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01-06-2011, 08:06 AM   #2
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Great series Dominique and thanks for taking us all up to the Toblerone mountain :-) Pics are all great and I like the mood in #5 with the dark exposure, sunstar and Monte Rosa seeming untouchable.

Did you use a polarizer or any other filters on these shots ?

All the best for 2011,
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What a wonderful series Dominique, thanks for taken us along on the ride. Also love the infrared.
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Love all of the shots!
Thanks for sharing!

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Such great images. I don't know the train runs even in winter. My favorites are #7 (the train) and #13 (infrared).
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Thanks for the train ride Dominique. Wonderful series.
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Love them. I'm curious about any filters?
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excellent series, I enjoyed seeing it. thanks for sharing.

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Thank you for all the comments.

I did not use any filter for these photos, except of course the infrared photos which involved an infrared modified K100D Super with a 720nm filter on the sensor.
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oh yes, this is some dynamic range!
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Nice tour. Thanks.
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Love the Matterhorn pictures, the infrared one is particularly cool! Although I've been to the Alps several times, the only Matterhorn I've seen is the one in Disneyland, California
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Perfect shot of beautiful places - as always. I love your stuff.

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Thank you all for the comments.

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