In thin air

Aerial image featuring the Alps on a foggy morning with first snow

In thin air
November 12, 2012 Johan Peijnenburg
In Photography
Aerial mountain photograph with Piz Alv bathing in morning light, with first snow and fog on the alps in the back (Johan Peijnenburg)
92mm – f/10 – 1/125sec – ISO100 – D800E with 70-200 f/2.8

Many of my mountain landscapes are captured using conventional composition rules, so mountain peaks in the background with other elements in the foreground and/or middle to lead the eye to the peaks and to complement them. I do like to challenge these rules though and love trying different approaches. One of the things I like to do for instance is to go up a mountain and shoot the surrounding mountains from there to get a different perspective.

Using a wide-angle lens up on a mountain is fun, however I prefer to use longer focal lengths to get closer and to create more “intimate” images. I usually point the lens downwards a bit, compose very tightly and avoid including too much sky. I love the perspective you get by shooting in this manner. It creates a bit of a “birds view” and gives the viewer the feeling of flying into a scene. I published and aerial mountain photograph called Come fly with me a while ago which had that perspective. The image above is another good example.

For the aerial mountain photograph above I went up the Diavolezza mountain. The Diavolezza (which is Italian for “She-Devil”) is a mountain in the area of Pontresina in Graubünden. I went up to an altitude of 2978 meters (about 10.000 feet), which gave me a spectacular view in various directions. The mountain in the foreground to the left is called Piz Alv and has an altitude just a bit lower than the altitude I was shooting from. The mountains in the back are a touch higher. I was very lucky that morning. The mountains were bathing in soft morning light and there was fresh first snow on top of the mountains and a bit of fog as well. Hope you like it!

I captured this aerial mountain photograph using my 70-200 f/2.8 lens on a Nikon D800E. No filters were used. The image was processed in Adobe Lightroom 4.2.

Comments (242)

  1. Rznag Rmrod 7 years ago

    Very beautiful shot Johan. Switzerland has so nice mountains.

  2. Vishal Kumar 7 years ago

    ohhh…. what a beauti ! Just beautiful 🙂
    Awesome capture 🙂

  3. Author

    @Rznag: thanks! Yes very true. Still enough to explore for me 🙂
    @Vishal: many thanks Vishal! 

    • Vishal Kumar 7 years ago

      Just Curious 🙂 What is the highest elevation you have ever been Johan?

  4. Alistair McHarg 7 years ago


  5. Cameron Siguenza 7 years ago

    Excellent composition Johan 🙂 Looks like a great day too.

  6. Author

    Thanks for the “wow” Alistair !
    @Cameron: thank you! Yes it was a gorgeous day! 

  7. Aamir Shahzad 7 years ago

    The Strategy adopted by you has definitely given a unique and interesting look to the scene , with foreground now of the rugged peak full of details.
    The closer cropped up look was probably the best approach here.
    The image here and the one referred to are treat to watch.
    Moreover thanks for the background geographical information 

    • Author

      Thanks for the feedback and compliment Aamir! Glad you appreciate the story as well. 🙂

      • Author

        I climbed to 4250 meters last summer with the help of Wilfried Haferland, Vishal 😀 

        • Vishal Kumar 7 years ago

          That’s Awesome Johan, Place ?
          & Thanks for mentioning Wilfried Haferland You both are Icons for us.

          • Author
            Johan Peijnenburg 7 years ago

            It’s addictive Vishal! Once you did something you want more and more difficult 😀 Wilfried Haferland is from Switzerland as well and a friend of mine Vishal. We go shooting together quite regularly (but never enough)!

            The mountain we climbed was the Breithorn in Zermatt, just next to the Matterhorn :)

          • Vishal Kumar 7 years ago

            Thanks for sharing all the info 🙂 Keep rolling this good work Johan, have a Great Day Ahead !

          • Author
            Johan Peijnenburg 7 years ago

            I will try 🙂 Have a great day as well Vishal!

          • Wilfried Haferland 7 years ago

            Many thanks for the compliment, Vishal! Glad you like our photography :-)!

  8. Ced Bennett 7 years ago

    I love this shot. As you say, a quite different perspective.
    A long lens for a mountain range landscape — what a great idea! Thanks. 

    • Author

      Thanks for the compliment! Yes, just try it. It’s a great way to emphasize the beauty of a mountain and it’s mood. 

  9. Victor Bezrukov 7 years ago

    stunning look and colors !

  10. jany viala 7 years ago

    It is superb. The shot is magnifique . Nice work.

  11. Author

    @Victor: many thanks Victor !!
    @jany: hey Jany 🙂 Glad you like it. Thanks! 

  12. Elizabeth Lund 7 years ago

    Wonderful image to see the first thing in the morning. No mountains here so please keep them coming !

    • Author

      Thank you Elizabeth! You know it is even better to see them in real life first thing in the morning 😉 Way more mountain images in the pipeline so stay tuned :D

  13. Jan Andersen 7 years ago

    Wonderful image Johan – I guess I will have to go to the mountains some time to make my own.
    I was in Graubünden back in 1975 , and with a 50mm standard objective I could certainly not make an image like this.
    Looks like worth trying out . . .
    In the mean time I may try to scan some of the really old ones and see if I can make a decent image or two from them – they were made with a “cheapo” camera at the time .

    • Author

      Thank you Jan! It is definitely worth the visit Jan. I will be visiting the area a lot next year for a few photography projects 🙂
      Yes … film …. I also have many in a few boxes somewhere. I already have troubles keeping up with digital images … I never get around to the old film ones ….

  14. Michel paulin 7 years ago

    Great image; love the “contrast” between the snowy background and the Piz Alv peak.
    Great capture
    Bravo, vraiment superbe

  15. John G Moore 7 years ago

    Dramatic shot my friend! Johan 

  16. Dominique Dubied 7 years ago

    Very nice light you had Johan !
    I love this kind of weather when the sun succeeds to enlight a part of the landscape despite the threatening clouds :)

  17. Stefanie Loges 7 years ago

    Wonderful Johan !! Like all the details and how they keep me exploring into every nook and corners :)

  18. Author

    @Dominique: yes indeed I had Dominique! Plenty of weather like this over there in Engadin in October! Will be there a lot coming year 🙂
    @Stefanie: many thanks Stefanie! It looked great in B&W as well, but the color really added to it. Glad you like it! 

  19. A very fine image of Piz Alv! Looking a bit down is the right perspective for this mountain… and I really like the details. Obviously not too bad, your copy of the 70-200mm 😉 Thanks Johan!

    • Author

      Thanks Wilfried. I thought you would appreciate this 😀 Yes, by now I know how to handle the 70-200 on the D800e. Have to be careful with it though 🙂 

  20. Stunning, Johan. I love your choice of viewpoint for this!

    • Author

      well thank you Robin! Glad you approve of my choices 🙂 Is all well with you? 

  21. Jan van Erven 7 years ago

    Beautiful Johan, wonderful perspective!… 

    • Author

      thanks Jan! You should consider that a area next time when you come to CH. It is great for photography, especially in Autumn! Have you been there?

      • Jan van Erven 7 years ago

        No Johan, I haven’t been there last time 🙁 I will visit it next time that’s for sure!

        • Author

          It takes a bit of planning Jan. It’s on the east side of the country tugged in between Italy and Austria. The whole region is pretty high up (about 1500 meters on average) so Winters are long. Timing is everything :)

  22. Philipp Weimer 7 years ago

    Lovely shot and great perspective. And I agree, now and then it pays to break the rules :)

  23. Jerry Johnson 7 years ago

    Johan, your color photos are appreciated as much as your monochrome work by yours truly. 🙂 This photo is outstanding and it most certainly gives me that bird’s eye view which allows me to pretend that I have trekked to some far off land and climbed into the sky to enjoy the majestic panorama below me. Thanks for sharing this!!

    btw – I also enjoy your commentary!

  24. Author

    @Philipp: life is boring without breaking rules once in while, but I don’t have to tell you that 😉 Thanks for the kind words and stopping by!
    @Jerry: glad you like it Jerry! Still can’t live without color, so with me it’ll always be a mix 🙂 

  25. Sandy Schepis 7 years ago

    Very nice, Johan!

  26. Nikola Nikolski 7 years ago

    Wonderful scene, as you say great contrast between front and back so you keep looking at Johan 

  27. Author

    Thank you very much Sandy !
    @Nikola: thank you Nikola! Yes, I know. I am looking at this on a large monitor 😀 

  28. Alexander Märkl 7 years ago

    great work!

  29. I love the rich texture of this rugged terrain and the wonderful snow capped mountains!! Gorgeous Johan !!

  30. @Alexander: thank you!
    @Margaret: glad you like it Margaret and you are as always very welcome:D 

  31. Andy Korolis 7 years ago

    Great viewpoint, Johan !! I’ll bet those legs and lungs have really gotten strong lately ;)

    • Author

      hey Andy! Thank you. Everything is getting in better shape lately yes 🙂 I lived in The Netherlands with no mountains until 4 years ago. I can assure you that the muscles of my legs look quite different nowadays 😀 

  32. Manijeh Kiana 7 years ago

    Awesome place!

  33. wonderful Johan, i want to stay there………..<

  34. Milena Llieva 7 years ago

    Amazing view! 

  35. Author

    @Christian: thank you very much Christian!!
    @Milena: thank you as well Milena!! 

  36. Breath taking… amazing view and wonderful photo… 

  37. Dalibor Pačić 7 years ago

    Wow, soo goood Johan !
    I like it !!!

    • Author

      Thank you Dalibor! I guess this is one of the places you can reach the quickest if you come to CH or not?

  38. Beautiful one Johan. That view is amazing. I love the touch of snow on the tops :)

    • Author

      thanks! Yes I was lucky to get that that day 😀

      • I am actually so close to Switzerland I have to plan some time in the mountains there :)

        • Author

          that would be cool. Give me a shout when you do … I get around in Switzerland! ;)

          • Maciej Markiewicz 7 years ago

            Thanks Johan I will for sure :)

          • Author
            Johan Peijnenburg 7 years ago

            You are quite close to Switzerland or not Maciej ? Luxembourg wasn’t it? I always race past there when travelling between CH and NL :D

          • Maciej Markiewicz 7 years ago

            Indeed 😉 you must be slowing to take some petrol 😀 here

          • Author
            Johan Peijnenburg 7 years ago

            I know Maciej. I hate that it is always very busy there though, so usually just forget about it 🙂 

  39. Barbara Mi 7 years ago

    Wowww!!! KLASA!!!

  40. Vitor Ferreira 7 years ago

    Awesome Johan 

  41. Chris Day 7 years ago

    Superb Johan, the foreground reminds me of the Scottish highlands, the background reminds me of The Lord of the Rings :)

  42. Author

    Vitor: thanks for the awesome Vitor and for stopping by!
    Chris: now that is a place I would love to shoot one day Chris! Thanks for the kind words! 

  43. E.E. Giorgi 7 years ago

    Majestic, as always. Though not as successful as you in this task, I’m a believer in challenging the rules and trying different approaches. :-)

    • Author

      many thanks Elena! Yes we have to spice things up once in a while 😉 

  44. George Marquardt 7 years ago

    This looks fabulous Johan, wish I was there! I do like this perspective; it still gives a nice sense of depth by using a longer lens.

    • Author

      thanks! Yes, that is the challenge when using a longer focal length: still getting enough depth to give some idea of magnitude. Hope I succeeded !? 

  45. Such a beauty ! Great..!

  46. Jutta Sötje 7 years ago

    unglaublich schön dort oben Johan 

  47. Author

    @Елена: thank you! 😀
    @Jutta: danke dire Jutta. Est is sicherlich sehr schön dort oben!

  48. Javier Esvall 7 years ago

    This is fantastic Johan! Wonderful image

  49. Domique Hilbert 7 years ago

    Spectacular view indeed! You’re methods work always very well. I like it!

  50. Aileen Sorenson 7 years ago

    What a beautiful work! Love those snow-capped on the mountains, and very nice texture and details. What is the elevation here? 

  51. Author

    @Dominique: dank je wel! Thanks for the vote of confidence:) Glad you like it!
    @Aileen: about 10.000 feet or 3000 meters Aileen 🙂 Tnx! 

  52. Kerry Murphy 7 years ago

    Fantastic!! Wow. What a view!

  53. Gaurav Mittal 7 years ago

    Incredible view and a great shot!

  54. Bill Wood 7 years ago

    I can reach out and touch it, the textures are that defined. Splendid, Johan 

  55. Things are great, Johan … thank you for asking. I’m about ready to start my next mentorship for photogs, which is always exciting … ;o)
    I hope all is well with you, too!

    • Author

      Very good to hear! Good luck with the new mentorship! Many people were very positive about it previously! All is well here as well. Using November the mud month for catching up with stuff and then I am off again into the snow in December. Jay 😀 

  56. Author

    @Kerry: thank you Kerry 😀
    @Gaurav: many thanks Guarav for the compliment and catching up 🙂
    @Bill: it was crisp morning that day. It rained the day before and that is good news as the haze goes away. Thanks for the kind words! Glad you like it :)

  57. David Shield 7 years ago

    What a perspectiveJohan, Dramatic and brilliantly exposed.

  58. Alex Filatov 7 years ago

    Fantastic view, well captured!

  59. Meg Rousher 7 years ago

    Wonderful shot Johan, well worth the climb :)

  60. Randall Sanger 7 years ago

    Superb image Johan ! Fantastic comp!

  61. Michael Russell 7 years ago

    Beautiful photo and composition Johan!

  62. Hope OHara 7 years ago

    your mountain scenes always leave me breathless.. 

  63. George Marquardt 7 years ago

    This works so well to show depth as well as altitude; Thanks for showing us this; now I have to go back and take a new look at my old photos! 

  64. Giuseppe Basile 7 years ago

    Outstanding capture Johan. Perfect!!

  65. Lilia Lin 7 years ago

    Majestic place, another beautiful one from “the office” Johan ;-)

  66. Wes Lum 7 years ago

    Wow Johan, just majestic!

  67. Johan Swanepoel 7 years ago

    The “bird’s view” does work very well Johan . Awesome capture! I would love to feel a cool breeze of fresh air on my face while looking at this (instead I have to settle for the humming of computer fans :))

  68. Patrice PVK 7 years ago

    It’s a very nice processing Johan … A great framing… A great photo.

  69. Ada M 7 years ago

    OH boy!!! this is magnificent! I feel like I am up there, admiring the landscape not the picture!! Oh this is magnificent!!!

  70. Awesome mountain shot ! 🙂
    I’m too late ! but nothing 🙂 good that found this ! Great work !

  71. Sumit Sen 7 years ago

    Terrific shot!

  72. Markus Rienzer 7 years ago

    fantastic view and spectacular image!!

  73. Free as a bird!!! Sometimes it’s nice to challenge the rules… beautiful shot Johan !

  74. Mikael Sh 7 years ago

    plain and simply put a gorgeous photo and view Johan , i love the composition and processing is spot on.

  75. John Dunne 7 years ago

    Just wondering Johan, did you climb or drive up here?

  76. Dane Clingan 7 years ago

    Marvelous image Johan. Keeps the eye moving, and once again, some mystery in the shadows.

  77. Author

    @David: thank you very much for the compliment David!
    @Alex: glad you like it Alex. Thanks!
    @Meg: it definitely was Meg. Thank you! 

  78. Author

    @Randall: thanks for the feedback Randall! Glad you like the image! 🙂
    @Michael: many thanks Michael!
    @Hope: hey Hope! Glad they do. Very nice to hear! 🙂
    @George: thanks again George! Looking forward the the old images 😀 

  79. Author

    @Giuseppe: many thanks Giuseppe! Thanks a million for the share as well!
    @Lilia: dank je wel 😀 Yes, this is my high altitude office. Today I was in my lake office again!
    @Wes: thanks for the “wow” and the share Wes. Highly appreciated! 

  80. Author

    @Johan: glad you like it Johan and sorry about the lack of fresh air coming through. Already told you you have to come to CH for that!
    @Patrice: thanks for the kind words Patrice! Hope all is well in Paris!? Or is it stil Ethiopia?
    @Ada: what a great comment Ada! Tnx!
    @Syuzanna: thank you 🙂 Why are you too late? 

  81. Author

    @Sumit: thank you Sumit!
    @markus: hey Markus! Thanks for the compliment and for stopping by!
    @Emanuele: yes … or free as a photographer 😉 Thanks! 

  82. Author

    @Mike: great feedback +Mike Sh! Thank you fior that. Hope all is well with you!
    @John: lol, most of it was done with the cable car. The last 300m up was by foot with a bit of climbing 🙂
    @Dane: many thanks Dane! Yes, there is always mystery in my shadows! 

    • John Dunne 7 years ago

      Well that’s a relief that would have been a long climb otherwise Johan.

      • Author

        well I do quite some hiking up and down to get my shots. It’s getting worse every year! And obviously the best places to shoot are always further away and higher up without shortcut options 🙂 But it is fun! 

  83. Markus Landsmann 7 years ago

    Johan the light is so wonderful and the details are awaresome here.

  84. Paul Paradis 7 years ago


  85. ooh heavenly creature of nature!! 😀
    Wow! This is stunning Johan ! :-)

  86. wonderful Johan as usual :)) Well done and I do want to look over your shoulders who you do it :))

  87. Author

    @Sophie: 😀 thank you Sophie! Been busy?
    @Anette: thanks Anette! You will have to make some more altitude meters in the Alps then 😉 

  88. John De Bord 7 years ago

    Utterly stunning, love the light, atmosphere and textures here….breathtaking

  89. Steve Barge 7 years ago

    Fantastic capture! Amazing light and composition. Love it!

  90. Carsten Kopp 7 years ago

    Fantastic mountainscape – stunning photo !

  91. Robert Skreiner 7 years ago

    Great photo and work! Johan

  92. Subra Govinda 7 years ago

    Stunning capture Johan !

  93. kamal deep singh 7 years ago

    great capture……!!

  94. Denis Neuberth 7 years ago


  95. Paul Turkowski 7 years ago

    I really like the “view from up the peaks” Johan and the embark on eye height by viewing those mountain photography. Well done!

    • Author

      glad you like it Paul. How are things over there on your side of the Alps?

      • Paul Turkowski 7 years ago

        unfortunately not white…I´m with the skiboots on – still waiting for the snow! :)) I hope you can send some from the west-side? 😉 

        • Author

          Unfortunately it is rather green here as well at the moment Paul. It is getting colder each day, but we will only get sun in the coming week 🙂 

  96. Author

    @John: really nice to hear John. Tnx!
    @Steve: many thanks Steve!
    @Carsten: glad you like it Carsten! 

  97. Author

    Robert, Subra, Kamal, Denis: thank you very much for the kind words!

  98. walter gawronski 7 years ago

    A beautiful shot Johan , I would not have considered anything longer than about 50mm for landscapes, another day, another lesson :)

    • Wes Lum 7 years ago

      walter, same here! It’s a whole different animal shooting landscapes so close! Like Macro-Landscape lol.

      • Author

        Many thanks for the compliments and sharing Wes. Thank you as well Walter !

        I always regret it when I leave the 70-200 at home when I go up a mountain. It’s a pain to lug up, but you get used to it. I did order the new 70-200 f/4 though as it is half the weight …. now let’s hope it is any good :D

        • Wes Lum 7 years ago

          That might be a good option! I hope the lens is good too!!

          • Author
            Johan Peijnenburg 7 years ago

            Expecting it early December Wes. Will let you know 🙂 

  99. jens Ceder 7 years ago

    Well it is lovely! Only problem for me is that I get altitude sickness (it is all about genetics) if higher than 3000m, so not higher than this for me, at lest not for extended period unfortunately (as I learned climbing Mt Kinabalu).

    • Author

      Thanks Jens ! Isn’t it a matter of acclimatization for you, so staying for instance on 2000m for a while before going up?

  100. The detail, the clarity and the beautiful color in this shot makes me sit and watch in awe. Wonderful image Johan!!
    Nice name of that mountain too :)

    • Author

      many thanks Julia! Piz Alv you mean? Yes 🙂

      • I was actually thinking about Diavolezza Johan, but both of them are funny :)

        • Author

          ah, yes of course! Thought of Piz Alv, because of the tv series that used to run in the 80’s with that furry guy from space :)

  101. Scott Horwath 7 years ago

    Beautiful shot +Johan Peijnenburg and I really like the linked ‘come fly with me’ even moreso, it is a very intimate view with almost frightening feel of isolation!

  102. Garry Zeweniuk 7 years ago

    Love this photo! (Looks like hiking trails up this peak/so inviting!)

  103. Andy Kennelly 7 years ago

    superb angle and lighting. looks amazing.

  104. Author

    @Garry: thanks Garry! Yes, I think there are trails up there 🙂
    @Andy: many thanks Andy! 

  105. Gemma Costa 7 years ago

    great shot and wonderful softness of shapes!

  106. Tom Tran 7 years ago

    I do love this birds eye view you presented, Johan. It’s very neat how the the band of snow was just on the mountains in the background. I’m curious as to how long of a hike did it take to get to where you were?

    • Author

      Thank you Gemma !
      Tom: thanks Tom! The hike wasn’t that impressive this time. I took a cable car up and from there hiked up a peak which is a few hundred meters higher 🙂 

  107. Roswitha Böhmer 7 years ago


  108. Athena Carey 7 years ago

    ah ha – so this is what you meant by “intimate landscape”. I get it now. 😉 It sort of gives me the sense of flying Johan. :D

  109. Baldur McQueen 7 years ago

    Excellent shot, Johan – and some very good tips there (now all I need is mountains!!! 😉 Love the movement in the snow blowing from the peaks further away – and all those tones, textures and shadows in the mountain next to us. Brilliantly done.

  110. jens Ceder 7 years ago

    Well, acclimatization does occur Johan, but it takes several weeks!

  111. Love the details of the foreground peak.
    Beautiful colours and lights over this great picture. :-)

  112. Author

    @Baldur: thanks for the compliment Baldur and you’re welcome!
    @Jens: few people indeed seen to have that problem. Pitty!
    @Jean-Michel: merci Jean-Michel 🙂 Always a pleasure seeing you stop by! 

  113. Francis Gagnon 7 years ago

    Impressive image ! 

  114. Yasmin Simpson 7 years ago

    As always dear+Johan your work is stunning!.
    So glad that you enjoy go up a mountain and shoot the surrounding mountains from there, I am not pretty sure if I can do it, I get dizzy very fast so I rather to wait at the bottom and try to find a flower, is the reason that I love warm weather… :). Have an excellent weekend.

  115. Thierry Bouriat 7 years ago

    I already back on your mountain … Johan :-))
    Spectacular and beautiful at the same time.
    I have much to learn !!!!

  116. Author

    @Yasmin: thank you very much Yasmin! It’s always a challenge to come up with one you know 🙂
    @Thierry: 😀 merci Thierry!! I have much to learn as well !!!!

  117. Stan Showalter 7 years ago

    Great shot. Wonderful detail Johan.

  118. David Orr 7 years ago

    Now thats another fabulous photo, awesome detail !!

  119. Author

    @Stan: hey Stan. Hope all is well! Thanks for the compliment!
    @David: many thanks David!! 

  120. Bert Sendobry 7 years ago


  121. Joshua Chase 7 years ago

    That must have been one hell of a hike!

    • Author

      nah. Used a cabe car for the first part 🙂 

      • Joshua Chase 7 years ago

        Smart man Johan… unfortunatly here in Colorado there are no roads or cable cars that can make it it the top of the 14,000ft/ers!

        • Author

          highest here is about 12000 🙂 Sometimes it is nice to hike/climb up a bit more though.

  122. Francesco Gola 7 years ago

    Incredible view my friend!

  123. Michael menefee 7 years ago

    I can taste that rarefied alpine air, gorgeous!

  124. Author

    @Francesco: many thanks Francesco!! This is very very close to Italy by the way 🙂
    @Michael: thank you! 

  125. Ben Locke 7 years ago

    stunning light and detail, and an interesting read too. I still have quite vivid memories of the Alps from childhood trips. Would love to return one day.

    • Author

      Thanks Ben! Yes, you told me before that you had good memories of the Alps. Hope you’ll make it back one day! 

  126. Amazingly beautiful!

  127. Mady Sach 7 years ago

    beautyful mountain

  128. Aidan Kalloo 7 years ago

    stunning – and thanks for all the info and tips!

  129. E.E. Giorgi 7 years ago

    wow, you truly capture the majestic beauty of the mountains!

  130. Author

    gPatricia: thanks again Patricia!
    @Aidan: thank you and you are very welcome! Glad ou stopped by 🙂
    @E.E. Giorgi: I do my best Elena! Thanks 🙂 

  131. Author

    Thanks again Mady! Didn’t see your comments earlier 🙂

  132. Andreas Levi 7 years ago

    A stunning view Johan, amazing!

  133. Impressive!

  134. Kurt Harvey 7 years ago

    Beautiful mountainscape Johan!

  135. Paul van de Loo 7 years ago

    Another beauty Johan ! I also really enjoy the behind the scenes explanations :)

  136. Author

    @Kurt: thanks Kurt. A personal fav 🙂
    @Paul: thanks and glad you appreciate the stories! 

  137. Robby Bowles 7 years ago

    Love the grandeur here Johan Peijnenburg!

  138. Matt Stonier 7 years ago

    Wow wonderful shot, love the perspective the colours and tones, feels as if I’m right there on the top with you! Defiantly given me some inspiration for my mouintan shots. Thanks for the info on it as well as a brilliant shot! 🙂 

  139. Chris Miller 7 years ago

    Fabulous, almost dizzy perspective here Johan. Getting up high really paid off!

  140. Hope OHara 7 years ago

    I am drooling.. thank you for sharing part of your work flow with us.. never really thought of pointing the camera downward. will have to give it a try..because I really like the perspective you have going on here.. and the texture is I said.. I am drooling.. but then I am used to bringing a coat and some tissues when I visit you.. “smiling”

    • Author

      Too much honor Hope! 😀 You are very welcome Hope! I love this one a lot myself as well. One of my favorites of last year! 

  141. lizett Beltran 7 years ago

    amazing !!!!!

  142. Ian Gazzard 7 years ago

    Awesomeness. Love this!

  143. Mona Youssef 7 years ago

    I flew over there many times and it is overwhelming to see!! Powerful shot Johan , thanks for sharing

    • Author

      Thanks you Mona. One of my favorite alpine images of last year :)

  144. Louis Profeta 7 years ago

    My mountain is stronger than your river, Judy!

  145. doina ghinea 7 years ago

    FANTASTIQUE SO BEAUTIFUL. … ++++++5 ♥♥♥♥♥ 

  146. Anna Rimovska 7 years ago

    Vera beautiful mountains a shot!

    • Author

      Thanks again Anna ! 🙂

      • Martin Wullich 6 years ago

        Lived in Zwitserland, really admired the beauty of their landscapes. Very good !

  147. Amazing Album!!!

    • Author

      Thanks владимер николаев and nice to meet you :)

  148. Mutita EdiblArt 6 years ago

    Very nice …

  149. Michael Cokerham 6 years ago


  150. Author

    Thanks Mutita and Michael ! 🙂

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