New: the iconic Matterhorn as a long exposure in B&W

I visited Zermatt in the Swiss Canton of Valais for last week. I was there primarily to scout for a Google+ photo walk on the Gornergrat with a view on the Matterhorn. Besides that, I was there to climb up to the summit of the Breithorn together with my friend and photographer Wilfried Haferland. Mind you, the Breithorn has an elevation of 4,164 metres (3,661 ft) … pffff 😮

Iconic, the majestic Matterhorn in black and white

A mountain landscape in black & white, featuring the east and north faces of the iconic Matterhorn (Cervino) with snow, fog and clouds.

The Matterhorn, or Cervino, is by far the most dominant peak in the Zermatt region. And it is a lot harder to climb as well. Its summit is 4,478 metres (14,690 ft) high. This makes it one of the highest peaks in the Alps and Europe. Besides that, it also is one of the most photographed mountains of the Alps. Therefore it is hard to come home with something original.

During one of my hikes last week, the cloud formations around the Matterhorn looked interesting enough to try something different: a long exposure. You can see the result to the right. The title of this photograph is Iconic.

Personally, I really love the result of this experiment. Hope you do to! I captured this landscape photograph of the Matterhorn using a D800E in combination with a Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8. The settings were: 122mm, ƒ/11, 120s and ISO 100. Because it was quite sunny, I had to stack three ND filters to get to 15 stops of exposure reduction. As a result, I could push the exposure time to two minutes.

Click on the photograph to read more about the photograph or to buy a print or licence of this photograph of the Matterhorn.

Cheers, Johan 🙂

476 thoughts on “New: the iconic Matterhorn as a long exposure in B&W

  1. Ed Bannister says:

    For seven years in a row i climbed more than 100 days each year… i owned a rock climbing store… i designed mountaineering equipment for 14 years…
    I have seen many mountains… this single image tops even my old favourite of Ama Dablam. really impactful photo, 

      • Ed Bannister says:

        Johan the recognition is very well deserved.. This remains a top five of all mountain photos ever viewed by me, the power you have captured, the interaction of peak and weather, is fantastic… Then add the superb comp and tonal values .. This is art at the highest level to me… It makes an expressive statement, and it is perfectly crafted. Superb.

        • Johan Peijnenburg says:

          Thanks for complimenting again Ed ! Very nice to read! Now I should get it published 😉

          I should visit Matterhorn again soon. It’s been too long :)

  2. doina ghinea says:


    • Johan Peijnenburg says:

      Thanks! My favourite image of last year 🙂 Yes, being able to shoot these types of locations was the main reason for me to move to the Alps. My soul needed it. Now I also want to live in the Rockies for a while :)

  3. Mitchell Prout says:

    I just love this shot. the smooth flow and motion in the clouds, the mist/clouds blowing off the mountain, the clarity and strength in the Mtn peak itslef? i’m not sure… but i know it works!

    (what is this… the 4th time i’ve commented that on this photo? 5th? )

  4. Ed Bannister says:

    Johan, after climbing and mountaineering for 30 years, owning a climbing shop, and designing climbing gear for 14 years or so, I have looked at many thousands of mountain shots… in my office today I have a photo taken by Michael Kennedy, Jeff Lowe and his pack with broad peak looming behind…
    Your photograph remains one of my favourite images of any alpine scene… really classic Matterhorn image Johan ….. 

    • Johan Peijnenburg says:

      thanks for the great compliment Ed! I must admit that I am quite happy with the result as well. I have tried to photograph the Matterhorn many times, but it is not easy to come home with something original :)

  5. Johan Peijnenburg says:

    @Stavros: thanks Stavros!
    @Brian: many thanks Brain. I guess it came out pretty decent 🙂
    @Nikola: thanks Nikola!
    @Wes: thanks Wes! The winds up there helped a bit! 

  6. Johan Peijnenburg says:

    @Enrique: thanks for the compliment and the visit Enrique!
    @Artemy: thank you!
    @Carsten: thanks! It’s the Matterhorn by the way 🙂 

  7. Johan Peijnenburg says:

    @Michael: thanks for the compliment Michael!:)
    @Myrna: 😀 Thanks!
    @Margaret: thanks for the wow and nice to meet you!
    @Robin: many thanks Robin! 
    @Larry: thank you for the wow as well and nice to meet you!
    @Eric: thanks and all the best to you too!!

  8. Johan Peijnenburg says:

    @John: thanks for the compliment. Glad you like it. With mountains like these going 2D is often the best approach in my opinion. The best way to remove distracting stuff (usually at the bottom of the frame) and to make clear what the subject is. I guess there is enough going on in this image 😉
    @Оксана: thanks Oksana!!
    @Dana: many thanks Dana!! 
    @Lorenzo: glad you are Lorenzo! did you enjoy yourself in SF?
    @Michelle: thanks for the compliment Michelle!
    @Lizett: thank you 😀
    @Baldur: all clear! Thanks for the wonderful compliment Baldur! Highly appreciated!
    @David: thank you very much David! Hope all is well with you!?

  9. Baldur McQueen says:

    This is just superb – perfect composition, rich with tones and textures and those furious, dancing clouds are outstanding. This is Wagner in a photograph (his music, that is not his views!…just so that’s clear).

  10. Johan Peijnenburg says:

    @Kamal: thank you kamal!
    @Simos: thanks a bunch Simos! 🙂 
    @Henrik: always love to see that smiley of yours 😉 Thanks Henrik!
    @Ingo: thank you Ingo! surviving over there? 
    @Mitchell: thanks for the very kind words Mitchell!
    @Daniel: thanks Daniel! 

  11. Mitchell Prout says:

    ahhh yes…. I love this shot. Glad it popped back up to my attention. 🙂 It was such an amazing moment to catch. The thing I love about this shot, is you know it was there and gone…but you caught it. 🙂 Great shot Johan !

  12. Johan Peijnenburg says:

    @Cesar: thank you!
    @Barbara: thanks Barbara! 
    @Fabrizio: thanks for the great compliment Fabrizio! I really appreciate that a lot! I have never entered one of my images in any contest so far. Too scared of it I guess 😉 Need to check out the winner now 🙂 

  13. Fabrizio Vignali says:

    Johan, next time/year submit your work for the Sony World Photography Awards. I like your work much more than winner of this year ;)

  14. Johan Peijnenburg says:

    @Robby: thanks Robby! Glad you like it 🙂
    @Gary: thank you Gary!
    @Grzegorz: thanks for the compliment 🙂
    @Subra: glad you like it Subra 🙂 
    @Martin: thanks for that Martin!
    @Gerard: thanks Gerard 🙂
    @Jan: me too Jan, but need a lot more training 😉 Nice to meet you!

  15. Johan Peijnenburg says:

    @Michael: thank you and nice to meet you :)
    @Alex: many thanks Alex!
    @Peyton: thought so too Peyton 🙂 Thanks! 

  16. Johan Peijnenburg says:

    @Christoph: thanks for the feedback and compliment! Nice to meet you 🙂
    @Richard: thanks!! If you don’t mind, I will keep trying to shoot it anyway 🙂
    @Christophe: you have to get lucky with this one Christophe! When I am in or near Zermatt I can’t resist keeping an eye on it to get away with something original :)

  17. Christoph Fisher says:

    Beautiful work here Johan! I love how you positioned the peak to the right, giving room for the intriguing textures in that cloudy sky.

  18. Rik Kooijman says:

    Geweldig shot Johan! Creatief om een lange belichtingstijd te gebruiken met wolken. Moest je lang belichten?

    Rik Kooijman

  19. Cédric Leblond says:

    a stunning contrast between the clouds motion and the strong still mountain, excellent B&W editing as well, superb work Johan!!

    • Johan Peijnenburg says:

      Glad you think so Richard! I am quite fond of it myself as as well 😀 How are things with you. Are you in Europe already?

    • Johan Peijnenburg says:

      Well thank you Anita! It is indeed a very nice place with lots of photo opportunities. Especially in winter-time. Nice to meet you 🙂 

  20. Johan Peijnenburg says:

    @Tony: yeah, you need to get lucky with the Matterhorn. It’s definitely needs clouds of the right type and quantity 🙂 The mountain has been photographed so many times. Wanted something different and ended up with this :D

    @Jan: it is not an easy mountain to shoot 🙂 Thanks for the compliment! And nice to meet you:)

  21. Jan Andersen says:

    I was in Zermatt many years ago and had a similar view of Matterhorn. The pics I took back in the 70s can, in no way, compete with this beauty.

  22. Tony Harratt says:

    ‘ve been to the Matterhorn twice… the first time with only a compact, the second it was covered in cloud. This makes up for what I missed – great image, thanks for sharing

    • Johan Peijnenburg says:

      Very nice to see you around Dene’ !!! Hope all is well!? Yes, this one is one of my favourite images of the year so far as well. It all sort of came together 😀 

  23. Johan Peijnenburg says:

    @Neil: always love your wow Neil!
    @Ed: it is Ed and the most photographed one! Glad you like my go at it!
    @Thierry: that is very nice to hear Thierry! Hope I can keep it up 🙂
    @Ada: that was a long holiday 😉 Thanks Ada!

    • Johan Peijnenburg says:

      Cool Harry! Dank voor het compliment 🙂
      Panorama vanaf de top zou wel stoer zijn, maar dat gaat boven mijn pet. Ben op de berg ernaast naar de top gegaan. Scheelt maar 200 metre (en een boel rots)!

  24. Sharon Thomas says:

    Absolutely love this LE! The cloud movement is amazing and so perfectly sets off the majesty of the Matterhorn.

      • Matthias Haeussler says:

        Thanks! I actually made my first attempts with long exposures there, too … hope I will find some time to process soon :-)

        • Johan Peijnenburg says:

          Looking forward to the results Matthias! LE is a very nice deviation from the more traditional stuff. Not all landscapes lend themselves to it though 🙂 

  25. Carsten Kopp says:

    Fantastic mountain and a great long exposure … another photo that makes me want to order the Lee filters 😉 

  26. Johan Peijnenburg says:

    @Alan: I am having 36 degrees celsius here now. Would love some rain and clouds now 😀
    @Michael: many thanks Michael!
    @Suzanne: thanks for the compliment! 

  27. Alan Owens says:

    sorry about the late late reply Johan! The last 4 or five days were really nice but the rain has returned with vengeance now!haha

  28. Johan Peijnenburg says:

    @Laurent: thanks for the compliment Laurent ! Hope all is well!
    @Gail: thank you and thank you 😀 It was a great day! 

  29. Gail Beerman says:

    Gorgeous image Johan Peijnenburg. I love the blacks and the detail here. Happy birthday–I hope you have a great day!

  30. Johan Peijnenburg says:

    @Andrew: hey holiday man 😉 Glad you like it Andrew!
    @Randall: thanks for the wow Randall!! Much appreciated 🙂
    @Peter: many thanks and nice to meet you Peter! 

  31. Johan Peijnenburg says:

    @Jack: well thank you 🙂 Nice to meet you by the way!
    @Aline: hoi Aline 😉 It was indeed breathtaking. The mountains sure get my adrenaline going! Glad you like it!
    @Christa: many thanks Christa. See you this weekend!

  32. Aline van der Weert says:

    Wow, this is fantastic! Awesome movement in the sky.
    Standing there, watching this beautiful view…… it must have been breath-taking.

      • holger feroudj says:

        Well, I’m organizing a Mt. Fuji photo tour in two weeks and we will be going there for two days!
        But I might have to add that although Mt. Fuji is Japan’s highest mountain (with 3700something metres), it’s not quite a challenge as the alps, for example… More like leisurely hiking :p

        • Johan Peijnenburg says:

          Sounds like fun Holger! Enjoy! We have the choice between the challenge and leisure here as well luckily 😀 

  33. Johan Peijnenburg says:

    @Morkel: thanks Morkel!
    @Francis: glad you love it Francis!
    @Jens: many thanks Jens. Nice to see you around 🙂
    @Sandra: that’s a great compliment Sandra. Thanks! 

  34. Johan Peijnenburg says:

    @Bob: thanks Bob and nice to meet you!
    @Andy: glad you like it 🙂
    @Rick: thanks Rick! Nice to meet you as well !
    @Martin: thank you Martin! It’s a new image, so that means I am really lousy with updating watermarks. Will do soon. I hate them as well, but skipping it is not really an option I think …
    @Steve: thanks Steve! Nice to meet you! 

    • Martin Weibel says:

      why do you use watermarks? for copy protection reason you can use micro watermarks. for marketing reason is a watermark IMHO just ugly. but that’s just my opinion. Great Pic anyway. A little Filter question. Where do you buy your Lee System an how much will cost a set of 2,3,6,10 Stop Filters? 

      • Johan Peijnenburg says:

        Copy protection only and because I thought it was a wise thing to do. But I am not sure I want to continue with it. Need to look into alternatives.
        Re the filters: from everywhere. Lately I have ben lucky to get them quickly from teamworkphoto in the UK. You could also have a look at the B&H website. Prices range from about 100USD for 2 and 3 stop. 10-stop is more expensive (160). You will also need a holder and a ring to mount it. Just pm me if you need more info!

  35. Johan Peijnenburg says:

    @Davorin: glad you like it Davorin! Hope all is well!
    @Sophie: well thank you Sophie and u2!
    @Toby: many thanks and nice to meet you! 

  36. Johan Peijnenburg says:

    @Kai: thanks for the awesome Kai and nice to meet you!
    @Catherine: many thanks Catherine!!!
    @Rosa: glad you like it Rosa!
    @Markus : cool! Thanks Markus 🙂 

  37. Johan Peijnenburg says:

    @Ben: thanks Ben!
    @Jim: I never get sick of comments Jim 😀 Thanks for the compliments and making me laugh!
    @Patricia: holy cow 😀 Thanks Patricia!!!
    @Grant: many thanks Grant and glad you stopped by! 

  38. Johan Peijnenburg says:

    @Emanuele: yes, the same here. Enjoying the outdoors as much as possible at the moment!
    @George: an experiment with a purpose and had it in mind all the time when I was there. Just needed to wait for the right conditions 🙂 Thanks! 

  39. Martin Weibel says:

    Congrat Johan for the selection for the extract. BTW i’am not a fan from watermarks because my eye always flip to this unnatural things. In your Watermark is the Copyright year 2011. Is this an old Picture from 2011 or is the Watermark not up to date 😉 Cheers

  40. Yasmin Simpson says:

    Magnificent, magnificent!!!. Did you see dear Johan you are very missed, when you make a new post everybody gets crazy :).
    You are extremely talent with a huge loving soul… No blushing allowed… 🙂 Have a great rest of the week.

    • Johan Peijnenburg says:

      thanks! You know what the problem is with filters … you will always want another one 🙂 Glad you like it!

  41. Johan Peijnenburg says:

    @Thierry: merci beaucoup Thierry!!
    @Sinead: many thanks Sinead!
    @Athena: hey box woman 🙂 Surviving? Thanks for the compliment. Much appreciated! 

    • Johan Peijnenburg says:

      Thanks! Yes, that would be cool. I can already invision the result. You know you can actually go up at 5 o’clock in the morning to 3000m altitude. On a (photography wise) good day you’ll get fog in the valley to start with that gradually goes up in the morning 🙂

        • Johan Peijnenburg says:

          you should Armand 🙂 Maybe you and Joel Tjintjelaar can hook up. He mentioned he had plans for CH as well at some point!

          • Armand Dijcks says:

            Well, it would be a great place to do my time lapse workshop actually. Will have to talk to Joel to see how we can fit that into our schedule!

          • Joel Tjintjelaar says:

            This really looks fantastic Johan ! Good B&W work as well but you can never go wrong with SEP2:) As for meeting up in CH: yes sounds good but need to check when: busy days ahead!

          • Johan Peijnenburg says:

            many thanks Joel! You are right about SEP2. It always need a bit of help from LR before and after though to make it perfect in my experience. Think you know what I mean 🙂 We should try to make this CH idea work. Would be very cool! 

  42. Johan Peijnenburg says:

    @Cho: ik vind wow prachtig Cho 😀
    @Meg: many thanks Meg!
    @Raphael: you should have asked 🙂 Next time you’ll come home with THE shot I expect 🙂

  43. Johan Peijnenburg says:

    @Ben: glad you like it Ben! I will just keep posting images like this, so that you will want to come back 🙂
    @Paul: we are getting used to each other Paul 🙂 Thanks for the compliment! 

  44. Johan Peijnenburg says:

    @Gemma: many thanks for the kind words and the share 😀
    @Hans: thanks Hans! It is an impressive rock and an interesting challenge to shoot in a different manner. The cool thing is that there are about 20 other hight peaks surrounding the Matterhorn, so going to the region really gets my adrenaline pumping;)
    @Francesco: wow that is very nice to hear!!! 

  45. Johan Peijnenburg says:

    @Nicolas: thanks Nicolas!
    @Mikko: many thanks for the kind words Mikko!
    @Philipp: danke dir Phillip! Glad you like it! 

  46. Ben Locke says:

    That’s an incredible shot Johan. The LE has really helped accentuate the influence the mountain has on the air flow. I haven’t seen the Matterhorn since I was about 13 (25 years ago!), and I still have a strong mental image of it.

  47. Hans Berendsen says:

    fabulous capture of nature’s icon for that region (oooh envy envy! would love being there again!). Love the contrast between the hard, solid mountain and the soft clouds.

  48. Mike Sh says:

    hey Johan what can i say.
    a well known subject done in an exquisite way – very lovely work on you’r behalf
    Great choices in le, composition, treatment. Splendid and beautiful.
    So give me an opinion of the d800 vs the d3x – from your point of view

    • Johan Peijnenburg says:

      thanks for the nice feedback! My opinion for the D800e vs the D3x? Can’t go wrong with both (except ppl that get a d800 with AF issues). I have always loved the D3x and still prefer it for macro work (prefer the dof rendition) and long exposures (D3x is fine with LE noise reduction off … D800e is crap). D800e is perfect for landscape. Loads of detail, dynamic range even better then D3x and the size/weight just makes more sense when making my way through the Alps.
      … I will probably sell the D3x in the coming months … 

  49. Mikko Tyllinen says:

    This is absolutley fantastic picture! so strong and beautiful with some drops of mystery! realy fabulous work Johan!

  50. Johan Peijnenburg says:

    @Sergey: thank you … and nice to meet you!
    @Dylan: many thanks Dylan for the compliment and stopping by again. Much appreciated!
    @Christof: I think it actually is Christof 😉 Thanks!
    @Nikola: thanks and yes it is. It’s eternal snow up there!

  51. Johan Peijnenburg says:

    @Sassi: many thanks Sassi. Hope all is well!
    @Brian: thank you! Just what I wanted to achieve 🙂
    @Raphael: good to hear! How was it in The Netherlands?
    @E.E. Giorgi: thanks Elena!!!!!!! 

    • Raphael Wildhaber says:

      What a blame I’ve tried a long exposure too but 10stops were not enough – Now I’ve just realized that we could combine our 2 filters and even Armand Patrice had the same too – I could knock my head against a wall if I imagin the picture I could get…
      Thanks for asking Johan – Our trip was a bit busy as allways but really fine – I’m sure it was not the last time I’ve visit Holland :-)

  52. Johan Peijnenburg says:

    @Magistral: thank you!
    @Wilma: many thanks Wilma!
    @Rikard: that’s a great compliment. Thanks! Did you check out Swiss Photography Club G+ already Rikard? 

  53. Christof Simon says:

    Wow awesome Johan !! I tend to see mountains like living things. The first thing I thought when I saw this picture is that the mountain is breathing.

  54. Lilia Lin says:

    Love the cloud coming in to embrace the Matterhorn, softness and hardness all at once, beautiful photo Johan. It brings back beautiful memories of CH. Dank je! :)

  55. Raphael Wildhaber says:

    I’m just coming back from an country below sea level and with no mountains – this view is soooo impressive! Inspires me to buy more ND-Filters… :)

  56. Johan Peijnenburg says:

    @Vitor: many thanks Vitor!!
    @Sandy: wow works really well for me Sandy 😀
    @Rohan: well thanks again Rohan! Really appreciate the feedback! 

  57. Johan Peijnenburg says:

    @Andy: do you mean the mountain or my image? :o) Thanks for the compliment Andy!
    @John: thanks for the compliment as well John. Highly appreciated! 

  58. Andy Korolis says:

    Surely a classic, Johan! The LE really brings out the wave-like cloud pattern, culminating in that gorgeous cloud spray against the left flank. Awesome!!

  59. Johan Peijnenburg says:

    @Michael: you’re very welcome Michael and thanks for the great feedback!
    @Ben: thanks Ben!
    @Leyla: many thanks for the kind words Leyla! 

  60. Julia Anna Gospodarou says:

    I love Matterhorn! It has something so impressive and also mysterious about it. Great image Johan, the clouds embracing it look amazing! :)

  61. Leyla A. Robertson says:

    I was near there, but NO… not all the way up… beautiful mountain and this is awesome b/w image. Excellent work. 

  62. Michael Russell says:

    Stunning photo Johan! The long exposure really works great for both the clouds in the sky and on the side of the peak.

  63. Kurt Harvey says:

    Always a great pleasure to see what you’ve been up to Johan. This is a masterpiece! I love how the clouds came with with this long exposure!

    • Johan Peijnenburg says:

      thanks Kurt! Yeah I am not around here that frequently at the moment. Glad you keep stopping by 🙂 

  64. Johan Peijnenburg says:

    @Jean-Michel: merci Jean-Michel!
    @Dane: many thanks Dane!!! Hope all is well!
    @Fabrizio: hey thanks Fabrizio! Looking forward to seeing some of your new shots. Busy? 

  65. Johan Peijnenburg says:

    @Richard: thank you very much Richard!
    @Martin: see you in september then 🙂 Think that is about the time we need to start planning for the Lucerne walk as well !
    … and many thanks for the compliment? Really appreciate the feedback!

  66. Martin Weibel says:

    Fantastic pic Johan . I am looking forward to the LE Workshop from SPC. All Events in August aren’t possible for me. so i will miss the Moiry Hut Photowalk

  67. Sophie Vandebuerie says:

    Ooh Johan , woohooo…!!!!! This is one huge piece of energy here!!!!
    Love the dreamy clouds floating away and the static impact of this impressive mountaintop!!
    What can i say more!! This is breath taking!!! :-D

      • Sophie Vandebuerie says:

        Well Johan , it’s always a pleasure to see such impressive mountainscapes, so it’s my duty to give comments on images that radiate such great energy, it’s not only the technical part that is important, but also a work has to have a soul and have to be felt in the first eyecontact, so congrats with that!! 🙂
        Yes, about travelling to CH, well i’m making plans now to go in winter, so maybe somwhere in January, Feb of march.
        I will keep my promise and really hope to meet you, Dominique Dubied , Athena Carey …. :-)

        • Johan Peijnenburg says:

          Thanks again and looking forward to that Sophie! Saw you are a member of the Swiss Photography Club G+ as well now, so keep an eye on the autumn/winter agenda when we publish it 😀 

  68. Johan Peijnenburg says:

    @David: merci David!!! Hope al is well!
    @Evelin: “wahnsinn” und “superschön” finde ich schon ganz tolle Worte Evelin 😀 Danke dir! 

      • Cameron Siguenza says:

        What paper type do you prefer for this kind of thing ? – or do you print on metal ? I am still learning about the vast array of printing options (canvas, paper, etc) – I have a smugmug site now, and have been selling prints using it (which uses the excellent Bayphoto for printing) – something I never set out to do.

        • Johan Peijnenburg says:

          I use Hahnemühle FineArt Pearl when i print for myself Cameron. Print sales go through PhotoShelter and for B&W I have set it up to use Ilford paper. Need to dive into it myself as well. There are a few interesting books on B&W fine art printing available via Amazon by the way 🙂 

          • Cameron Siguenza says:

            Oh – any titles come to mind? I want to do more research 🙂 and thanks Johan !

          • Johan Peijnenburg says:

            There are 2 or 3 of them and can’t yet recommend one, as I don’t have them yet. I would ask Michael Diblicek or Joel Tjintjelaar for a safe recommendation 🙂 

          • Cameron Siguenza says:

            The D800E looks like a great camera – although I use Canon 5D mark ii, I could use Nikon equally happily. It is not a religion for me 🙂 Anyways – thanks Johan !

          • Johan Peijnenburg says:

            and it shouldn’t be a religion. They leap-frog each other once in a while. Switching too often will drive you mad and your wallet empty 🙂

    • Johan Peijnenburg says:

      thanks Anette! You know if you zoom in on the top if the mountain you can actually see a cross standing there. This camera gives so much detail 🙂 

      • Anette Mossbacher says:

        I have been told after 21 MGP tralala it stops giving you detail or whatever was all about !! but next time I see you I will borrow yours for a few shots with a memory card of mine. You might can change my mind, but only might Johan. Need than first advice on some other questions

        • Johan Peijnenburg says:

          I was used to 24 MP of the D3x (which is for sale now) and the 36MP D800E certainly gives more visible detail. You have to be very strict in how you shoot it though!

    • Johan Peijnenburg says:

      yeah I need to work on that Yann 🙂 I am out shooting so much at the moment that I can’t seem to find the time. Thanks for the compliment! Highly appreciated! 

  69. Johan Peijnenburg says:

    @Andreas: you’re very kind Andreas. Thanks!
    @Alan: thanks Alan! Are you getting some sun over there as well?
    @Margaret: you are very welcome Margaret! Thanks for the feedback 🙂
    @Jany: merci 😀 

  70. Johan Peijnenburg says:

    @Alexander: lol. Thanks Alexander!
    @Shelly: many thanks and thanks for stopping by again Shelly!
    @Patrice: thanks Patrice- Hope you’re not stuck in Paris at this time of year 😉 

  71. Johan Peijnenburg says:

    @Robin: thank you Robin 😀
    @Markus: you’re very kind Markus! Thanks!
    @Louis: hey Louis. Hope all’s well. Thanks for the compliment!

  72. Margaret Tompkins says:

    It’s incredibly beautiful Johan !! I love the windswept mountain and all the wonderful clouds!! It’s such a dreamlike image!! Awesome!!

  73. Johan Peijnenburg says:

    @Chris: Well thank you very much Chris ! Glad you like it!
    @Giannis: glad you do Giannis!
    @Peter: thanks Peter! The Matterhorn mostly has clouds sticking to it, which often makes the resulting image too busy in my opinion. The longer exposure definitely quieted things down 🙂 

  74. Peter de Rooij says:

    Definitely different, definitely like it. Love the crisp contrast mountain still in those dynamic swirling clouds. I’ve seen this (just not so clearly, and not in a still image). Yup, love this. 

  75. Johan Peijnenburg says:

    @Kerry: always love a wow Kerry! Thanks for the feedback 🙂
    @Sumit: thanks my friend! 
    @Lorenzo: cool! Pleas do 😀
    @Mitchell: lol. I am already very happy with your kind words 😀 

  76. Johan Peijnenburg says:

    @Dominique: had to try something different when I was in Zermatt 🙂 Glad you like it! You missed out on a great photo walk by the way!
    @Jerry: always nice to read your feedback Jerry!

  77. Jerry Johnson says:

    It is magnificent! The dramatic movement in the clouds is the perfect way to emphasise the stark and daunting features of this iconic peak!!

  78. Johan Peijnenburg says:

    @Jerry: thanks Jerry and thanks for stopping by!
    @Arka: glad you like it Arka. It is in fact surreal because of the long exposure 🙂 

  79. Johan Peijnenburg says:

    @Emanuele: thank you Emanuele. Hope all is well in Italy and that you are enjoying a nice summer!
    @Aileen: thank you Aileen!
    @Baldur: thanks for the compliment. Glad you like it 🙂 

  80. Johan Peijnenburg says:

    @Nurcan: Thanks Nurcan. Thanks for curating the theme 🙂
    @Dennis: thanks for the compliment!
    @Елена: thank you!

  81. Wilfried Haferland says:

    Well, this is a really nice LE, I love the clouds in the face… Perfect processing as well. Thanks!

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