Matterhorn long exposure in B&W

A long exposure in B&W of the Matterhorn surrounded by clouds

Matterhorn long exposure in B&W
August 6, 2012 Johan Peijnenburg
In Photography
The majestic Matterhorn in Zermatt Switzerland, surrounded by fog and clouds (120 second long exposure) (Johan Peijnenburg)
122mm – f/11 – 120sec – ISO100 – D800E with 70-200 f/2.8 VRII

I was in Zermatt, Switzerland, for a few days last week. Amongst others, I was there for a photo walk with the Swiss Photography Club G+, as well as a climb up to the summit of the Breithorn (4,164 m / 13,661 ft) … pffff. The most dominant peak in the Zermatt region is the Matterhorn. Its summit is 4,478 metres (14,690 ft) high, making it one of the highest peaks in the Alps. It also one of the most photographed mountains of the Alps, so 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. As it was quite sunny, I combined 3 Lee ND filters (10 + 3 + 2) to get to 15 stops of exposure reduction and with that an exposure time of 2 minutes. I processed the image in Lightroom 4.1 and Silver Efex Pro 2. I like the result of this experiment. Hope you do to!

Comments (476)

  1. Manus Cornelius 7 years ago

    Absolutely amazing photo!

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

    • Author

      Thanks Wilfried! Don’t you love how the Matterhorn always has this nice banner of clouds sticking to it? 🙂 

  3. Debby Vos 7 years ago

    Beautiful picture Johan! Looks like the Matterhorn is on fire

  4. Stefanie Loges 7 years ago

    Breathtaking again Johan, the way the Matterhorn stands out within the sky is fantastic!!

  5. Nurcan Azaz 7 years ago

    Great shot!

  6. Dennis Ramos 7 years ago

    Magnificent shot!

  7. Very nice ! Love weather condition here!

  8. Author

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

  9. Javier Acosta 7 years ago

    Awesome Johan Peijnenburg !

  10. Dalibor Pačić 7 years ago

    Great shot Johan!

  11. Alexander Märkl 7 years ago

    Awesome picture

  12. nice image Johan 

  13. Und ewig lockt das Matterhorn…..

  14. Kos Kos 7 years ago

    Stunning work !

  15. Author

    @Javier: thank you. I remember seeing something like this from you some time ago as well … OP? 

  16. Author

    @Dalibor: thanks a bunch Dalibor!
    @Alexander: thanks!
    @manfred: vielen Dank Manfred 😀 

  17. Christian Weltle 7 years ago

    Großartige Aufnahme!

  18. Awesome photo Johan ! Beautiful motion of the clouds and great B&W!

  19. Aileen Sorenson 7 years ago

    Amazing work!

  20. Author

    @Ute: ja immer wieder 🙂
    @Kos: many thanks Kos!
    @Christian: vielen Dank!! 

  21. Baldur McQueen 7 years ago

    Incredible shot, Johan! Beautiful processing.

  22. Arka Sarkar 7 years ago

    Lovely. It looks so surreal. 

  23. Jerry Denham 7 years ago

    Amazing shot!

  24. Vishal Kumar 7 years ago

    Beautiful Capture and Processing !

  25. Author

    @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 🙂 

    • Many thanks Johan! Yes, so good! I hope the same for you too! :-)

      • Author

        yes, the same here. Enjoying the outdoors as much as possible at the moment!

  26. Author

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

  27. Dominique Dubied 7 years ago

    wow… Johan what a stunning picture! Superb image! Congrats!

  28. Jerry Johnson 7 years ago

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

  29. Author

    @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!

  30. Mitchell Prout 7 years ago

    just awesome. 

  31. Author

    @Bill: thanks, thanks, thanks!
    @Mitchell: thanks for the awesome 😀 

  32. Kerry Murphy 7 years ago

    Wow!! This is stunning, Johan! I love how the clouds almost feel like water in a stream.

  33. Sumit Sen 7 years ago

    Phew! That is fantastic!

  34. Absolutely spectacular. I could stare at this for hours.

  35. Mitchell Prout 7 years ago

    I’m with Lorenzo. This, again, is just gorgeous.

  36. Author

    @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 😀 

  37. Chris Tennant 7 years ago

    Wow, that is just beautiful! Wonderfully executed.

  38. Giannis Gogos 7 years ago

    love this shot Johan, congrats!!!

  39. Peter de Rooij 7 years ago

    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. 

  40. Author

    @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 🙂 

  41. Absolutely fantastic, Johan!!!

  42. Markus Landsmann 7 years ago

    Johan Peijnenburg what a wonderful bw, the details are fantastic, also the clouds are perfect.

  43. Louis Lavoie 7 years ago

    This is huge Johan. Fa-bu-lous. Great job. 

  44. +100. Literally. :)

  45. Shelly Gunderson 7 years ago

    Beautiful image!

  46. Patrice PVK 7 years ago

    beautiful Johan Peijnenburg :)

  47. Andreas Levi 7 years ago

    Beautiful image, great shot with very nice details, Johan!

  48. Alan Owens 7 years ago

    awesome capture Johan!

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

  50. jany viala 7 years ago

    magnificent

  51. Author

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

  52. Author

    @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 😉 

    • Patrice PVK 7 years ago

      No Johan… I’m leaving to Ethiopia in a few hours… finishing my packs right now… ;)

  53. Author

    @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 😀 

  54. Joanna Pechmann 7 years ago

    Looks really magical, Love it:)

  55. Yann Lefeuvre 7 years ago

    You don’t post often Johan, but each time it’s an amazing shot. 

    • Author

      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! 

  56. Scott Horwath 7 years ago

    Very nice Johan! The cloud movement looks like water. Nice detail in the peak.

  57. Finally I see a proper great fantastic and wonderful on top Matterhorn image

    • Author

      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 🙂 

      • 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

        • Author

          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!

          • Anette Mossbacher 7 years ago

            And you haven’ t seen my LE from Brittany yet, as a distance teacher

          • Author
            Johan Peijnenburg 7 years ago

            will have a look later. I am catching up while interacting on this post. Been mia for a few weeks 😉 

          • Anette Mossbacher 7 years ago

            Does your Dx3 shots 7 or more images a sec??

          • Author
            Johan Peijnenburg 7 years ago

            I think 5fps at the most Anette. You do get a lot of keepers with the AF it has though. 

  58. Milena Llieva 7 years ago

    Truly magnificent!

  59. Cameron Siguenza 7 years ago

    Wonderful 🙂 Would love to see a huge print of this.

    • Author

      Me too Cameron! Haven’t printed it big yet. Glad you like it!

      • Cameron Siguenza 7 years ago

        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.

        • Author

          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 7 years ago

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

          • Author
            Johan Peijnenburg 7 years ago

            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 7 years ago

            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 !

          • Author
            Johan Peijnenburg 7 years ago

            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 🙂

  60. David Herreman 7 years ago

    Excellent!!! 

  61. Evelin Inauen 7 years ago

    Wahnsinn, mir fehlen die Worte!! Ein superschönes Foto Johan!!

  62. Author

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

  63. 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

    • Author

      Super comment Sophie! Thanks for that. Hey, when will we see you in CH?

      • 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 …. :-)

        • Author

          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 😀 

        • Dominique Dubied 7 years ago

          I hope also to meet you soon Sophie :-)

  64. Richard Murphy 7 years ago

    Wonderful image Johan 

  65. Martin Weibel 7 years ago

    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

  66. Author

    @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!

  67. Beautiful and awesome picture ! Great work Johan.

  68. Dane Clingan 7 years ago

    Amazing shot, Johan! Tremendous motion in a still shot!

  69. Fabrizio Vignali 7 years ago

    Well done Johan !

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    @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? 

  71. Kurt Harvey 7 years ago

    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!

    • Author

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

  72. Domique Hilbert 7 years ago

    getting dizzy just by watching this wonderful experiment, it’s a masterpiece indeed!

    • Author

      hope you0re ok now again. Glad you still liked it 🙂 

      • Domique Hilbert 7 years ago

        It’s better now thank you 🙂 but not for long, since I feel the urge to come back and watch it over and over again ;)

  73. Michael Russell 7 years ago

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

  74. Ben Smith 7 years ago

    fantastic image.. !

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

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

    • Author

      it is an impressive mountain for sure Julia! Thanks for the kind words 🙂

  77. Author

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

  78. Andy Korolis 7 years ago

    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!!

  79. John G Moore 7 years ago

    Brilliant Johan 

  80. Author

    @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! 

  81. Vitor Ferreira 7 years ago

    Great fast moving clouds against the tip of the mountain.

  82. Sandy Schepis 7 years ago

    Wow! is about the only word I can come up with Johan! 

  83. Rohan Reilly 7 years ago

    Its worth another visit Johan, in fact I could come back again and again :))) Beautiful capture

  84. Author

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

  85. Magistral 7 years ago

    Magnifique

  86. Wilma Agosto 7 years ago

    Nice picture

  87. Rikard Lindby 7 years ago

    Great shot. One of the best I have seen of the mighty horn. Well done.

  88. Wow, I like the motion in it, but also the peaceful clearness, well done Johan 

  89. Brian Spencer 7 years ago

    Looks wonderful Johan!!! The LE was a great choice! It makes it seem so mystical!!

  90. 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… :)

  91. E.E. Giorgi 7 years ago

    I have no other word but “fantastic”, and I’m going to add a string of !!!!!! to it. :-)

  92. Sergey Bidun 7 years ago

    Amazing capture!

  93. Lilia Lin 7 years ago

    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! :)

  94. Dylan van Graan 7 years ago

    This is nice! Good one Johan 

  95. Christof Simon 7 years ago

    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.

  96. Nikola Nikolski 7 years ago

    Wonderful shot Johan, looks cold to me for this time of the year.. ;-)

  97. Author

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

  98. Author

    @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!!!!!!! 

    • 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 :-)

    • Chris Miller 7 years ago

      Nice shot of such a famous peak. The LE works great!

  99. Author

    @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!

  100. Nicolas Lotsos 7 years ago

    That is a great one Johan Congrats!

  101. Mikko Tyllinen 7 years ago

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

  102. Philipp Weimer 7 years ago

    Bloody good picture!

  103. Mike Sh 7 years ago

    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

    • Author

      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 … 

  104. Gemma Costa 7 years ago

    so great shot, I love the light and focus on the ridge, wonderful compo too!

  105. Hans Berendsen 7 years ago

    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.

  106. Francesco Gola 7 years ago

    One of the best mountain shot ever seen Johan Peijnenburg !

  107. Ben Locke 7 years ago

    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.

  108. Paul Turkowski 7 years ago

    Really impressive Johan! You and the D800 seems to be a great team :)

  109. Author

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

  110. Really fantastic mountain portrait, perfect like always..,Johan !

  111. Johan Swanepoel 7 years ago

    This is fantastic Johan – Love the movement and tones / composition are excellent

  112. Author

    @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!!! 

  113. Author

    @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! 

  114. Author

    @Peter Paul: thanks a bunch Peter Paul!!
    @Johan: thank Johan! Always nice to get your feedback! 

  115. Cho Tang 7 years ago

    Wow Johan ! Geen andere woorden voor :O

  116. Meg Rousher 7 years ago

    This is very beautiful, great photos on you blog 🙂

  117. David Shield 7 years ago

    This is so dramatic Johan, Congrats on this epic scene capture!

  118. Author

    @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 🙂

  119. Author

    @Chris: thanks a bunch Chris!
    @David: thank you David! Highly appreciated!

  120. Armand Dijcks 7 years ago

    Nice one Johan! Would love to do a long exposure time lapse of this :-)

    • Author

      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 🙂

      • Armand Dijcks 7 years ago

        Sounds cool! Must ad Switzerland to the list of destinations to revisit :-)

        • Author

          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 7 years ago

            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!

          • Author
            Johan Peijnenburg 7 years ago

            just let me know if you need more info and/or help:)

          • Joel Tjintjelaar 7 years ago

            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!

          • Author
            Johan Peijnenburg 7 years ago

            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! 

  121. Thierry Bouriat 7 years ago

    Great, great shot Johan, thanks !

  122. This is stunning!! Great info on your process for this one :)

  123. Athena Carey 7 years ago

    Very nice work Johan :)

  124. Author

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

  125. Tom Tran 7 years ago

    The clouds lend a magical feel to this image Johan.

    • Author

      it is a magical mountain Tom. One of a kind 🙂 Glad you like the image!

  126. Wow, very nice and original composition, I love it. I should buy an another filter. 

    • Author

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

  127. Maggy Meyer 7 years ago

    Wowww!!! I have no words!! This is an outstanding shot, Johan!!!

  128. Yasmin Simpson 7 years ago

    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.

    • Author

      I saw Yasmin 😀 Thanks for the kind words. As always highly appreciated … not blushing 😉

  129. George Marquardt 7 years ago

    Wow, great results for an experiment Johan!

  130. Ben Coope 7 years ago

    Beautiful B&W Johan

  131. Jim Lundgren 7 years ago

    You are probably sick of getting comments on this by now but OMG, this is $%&@ ‘n amazing Johan !

  132. Fantastic Johan – holy cow!! 

  133. Grant Murray 7 years ago

    Wow, Johan , this is a really spectacular mountainscape!! Well done, my friend!!

  134. Kai Tirkkonen 7 years ago

    Awesome!

  135. Catherine Vibert 7 years ago

    A perfect photo. Well done Johan !

  136. Rosa Frei 7 years ago

    Absolutely amazing image! Love it!

  137. Markus Landsmann 7 years ago

    Congratulation Johan for plusphotoextract 

  138. Davorin Mance 7 years ago

    excellent shot, very dramatic Johan 

  139. And a big congratulations with your stunning image in PlusPhotoExtract too Johan !! :-)

  140. Tobi Harriman 7 years ago

    Wow incredible capture. I love long exposures from the Matterhorn! 

  141. Bob Gala 7 years ago

    Very exceptional ……………

  142. Andy Brokaw 7 years ago

    This is just gorgeous. I love the soft flow of the clouds.

  143. Rick Carroll 7 years ago

    Nice visual effect. Well done

  144. Martin Weibel 7 years ago

    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

  145. Steve White 7 years ago

    Magnificent image.

  146. Author

    @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! 

  147. Author

    @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! 

  148. Author

    @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 🙂 

  149. Author

    @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! 

  150. Author

    @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 7 years ago

      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? 

      • Author

        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!

        • Martin Weibel 7 years ago

          Thanks for the quick info Johan. have a nice day. Cheers

  151. Congrats, Johan! A really outstanding shot :-)!

  152. Diego Cattaneo 7 years ago

    definitely I like the result! Great job 🙂 and congrats for the plus photo extract :)

    • Author

      Thanks Diego ! Good luck with the rest of your move :)

      • Diego Cattaneo 7 years ago

        thanks my friend Johan ! I think we have to postpone our Gran Paradiso hiking after my honeymoon.. but I want to do it sooner or later :)

  153. Morkel Erasmus 7 years ago

    pure eye candy Johan 

  154. Francis Gagnon 7 years ago

    Completely outstanding !

  155. Ian Gazzard 7 years ago

    Wow Love this Johan. Great sense of scale and movement and it looks the business :)

  156. jens Ceder 7 years ago

    Oh yeah, this is great!!

  157. Sandra Canning 7 years ago

    You captured the spirit of the Matterhorn!!! This is a classic!!

  158. Author

    @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! 

  159. Author

    @Ian: thanks a bunch Ian!!! 

  160. Jens Lademann 7 years ago

    Wow, what a great fine art!

  161. holger feroudj 7 years ago

    Fantastic Johan, can’t wait to get to the mountains!

    • Author

      @Holger: many thanks! Are you going to the mountains soon?

      • holger feroudj 7 years ago

        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 meters), it’s not quite a challenge as the alps, for example… More like leisurely hiking :p

        • Author

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

  162. Swapnil Kekre 7 years ago

    Nice capture. Love the motion of the clouds induced by the long exposure.

  163. Rick Diffley 7 years ago

    Thanks for sharing the terrific image! Well done!

  164. Author

    Thanks Swapnil and Rick !

  165. Tom Borsboom 7 years ago

    Superfoto!

  166. jack Salzke 7 years ago

    Now this is an awesome shot, absolutely love it.

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

  168. Christa Niederer 7 years ago

    A worthy inclusion of Photoextrac and really great capture!

  169. Wow just talking about inspirational images Johan. This is just brilliant. Love it.

  170. Randall Sanger 7 years ago

    Spectacular image, Johan! Wow . . .

  171. Peter Aikins 7 years ago

    Awesome tones and the long exposure really captures the dynamic clouds. Love it. 

  172. Author

    @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!

  173. Author

    @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! 

  174. Laurent Coppée 7 years ago

    Amazing Johan! Those clouds still attached to the mountain are brilliant, just perfect!

  175. Gail Beerman 7 years ago

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

  176. Author

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

  177. Alan Owens 7 years ago

    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

  178. Michael menefee 7 years ago

    The sense of drama imparted by the long exposure is palatable, very nice wok.

  179. suzanne Goodwin 7 years ago

    Draamtaic would be an understatement. Gorgeous!

  180. Author

    @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! 

    • Alan Owens 7 years ago

      jaysus Johan! I wouldn’t be able to move in that heat!haha Hope ya get some rain and cold weather soon!lol

  181. Carsten Kopp 7 years ago

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

    • Author

      thanks and you should. They add creative alternatives to what you can do!

  182. You know I really like your pics, but this one is just out of this world 🙂

    • Author

      thanks for the great compliment Matthias! Glad you’re back. Hope you had a great holiday! 

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

        • Author

          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 🙂 

  183. Kevin Baker 7 years ago

    I love b&w photos and this is very well done in every aspect!

  184. Sharon Thomas 7 years ago

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

  185. Alan Kirby 7 years ago

    Superb Johan!

  186. Congratulations to the PhotoExtrac inclussion, that is certainly a nice award to have!

  187. Author

    @Sharon: thanks again Sharon! Glad you like it!
    @Alan: many thanks Alan!
    @Sassi: thanks Sassi!

  188. I can see the storm…. very extraordinary composed… , Johan!

  189. Stuart Williams 7 years ago

    Probably the BEST Matterhorn I have ever seen.
    You should be really proud of this result!

  190. Monumental!

  191. Harry 7 years ago

    Hey, kwam via via op je website terecht 🙂

    Mooie plaat van de Matterhorn! Volgende keer een panaorama van de top?

    Groetjes!

    • Author

      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 meter (en een boel rots)!

  192. like a dream ! and this looks soo sooo beautiful

    • Author

      many thanks for stopping by and commenting Syuzanna. Much appreciated!

  193. Jim Davis 7 years ago

    now this is a great shot Johan, not sure how I missed it

    • Author

      glad you found it after all Jim. Thanks for the compliment 🙂 

  194. this is wonderful Johan Peijnenburg 

  195. Neil Camara 7 years ago

    WOW!!!

  196. Ed Bannister 7 years ago

    still the worlds most aesthetic peak, and a marvelous capture congrats!

  197. Thierry Bouriat 7 years ago

    Very beautiful work and inspiration as always Johan…
    Your blog is fantastic 🙂

  198. Ada M 7 years ago

    Glorious!

  199. Author

    @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!

  200. Don Spenner 7 years ago

    Stunning beauty Johan 

  201. ~❤❤❤~ 

  202. Jessy Eykendorp 7 years ago

    Magical! Love it!

  203. Georg Roch 7 years ago

    Incredible :o

  204. Author

    Many thanks Annette, Jessy and Georg ! 

  205. shane holsclaw 7 years ago

    an gorgeous long exposure!

  206. Dene' miles 7 years ago

    I’m absolutely loving this one Johan !! A true work of art :)

    • Author

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

  207. Tony Harratt 7 years ago

    ‘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

  208. Jan Andersen 7 years ago

    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.

  209. Author

    @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:)

  210. Anita Berglund 7 years ago

    Dramatic shot of Monte Cervino, A.K.A. the Toblerone Peak…! Love that place.

    • Author

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

  211. Richard McGibbon 7 years ago

    Johan this photo is stunning

    • Author

      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?

  212. wonderful photo …….<

  213. Cédric Leblond 7 years ago

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

  214. Michael Bissig 7 years ago

    Just stunning!

  215. Julien Fumard 7 years ago

    Great shot!

  216. Paulo Fontes 7 years ago

    Breathtaking Johan ! Amazing shot of the Matterhorn… From where did you take this one?

    • Author

      Thanks Paulo! I shot this when hiking down from the Rothorn Paradise area. I was hiking down from Stellisee to the medium cable car station there :)

      • Paulo Fontes 7 years ago

        Big lens ?

        • Author

          shot this with the Nikon 70-200 F/2.8 🙂 So not that big … although it is a b*tch to carry around all day 😉 

          • Paulo Fontes 7 years ago

            Ouch, you have some guts to go hiking with that one on your bag ;)

          • Author
            Johan Peijnenburg 7 years ago

            Nah that’s ok … just heavy together with 2 or 3 other lenses 🙂

  217. Barbara Mi 7 years ago

    Fantastyczne!!!

  218. Rik Kooijman 7 years ago

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

    gr.
    Rik Kooijman

  219. Splendid! the majestic Matterhorn!

  220. Dan Ballard 7 years ago

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! That is excellent!!!

  221. Thorsten Pietsch 7 years ago

    Der Berg ruft!

  222. Paul Paradis 7 years ago

    Superbe

  223. Author

    @Thorsten: immer! Danke 🙂
    @Paul: merci!

  224. Eric Delcour 7 years ago

    Beautiful monochrome capture !!!

  225. Beautiful Johan 

  226. Author

    Thanks a bunch Eric and Benoit ! 

  227. Chris Smith 7 years ago

    Fantastic image!

  228. Great Johan.. ;-)

  229. Lella H. 7 years ago

    Wonderful shot Johan !!

  230. Author

    Thanks Chris and nice to meet you 🙂
    Thanks Philippe and Lella !!

  231. You also managed in my eyes Johan, want to eat a bit of chocolate now… ;-)

  232. Gerald Cummins 7 years ago

    Bravo,
    Now you should take one from the top looking down.
    G.

    • Author

      thanks! Great idea. I know a few people who would love to take me there :)

  233. Christoph Fisher 7 years ago

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

  234. Richard Kralicek 7 years ago

    and how you managed it … beautiful capture, outstanding

  235. Now this mountain looks familiar Johan (although much prettier than I’m used seeing it!) 😀 

  236. Author

    @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 :)

  237. Fabio Bucchieri 7 years ago

    spectacularly majestic!! 🙂

  238. Mady Sach 7 years ago

    wonderful mountain

  239. Pranab Banerjee 7 years ago

    Gorgeous monochrome processing!

  240. Milena Llieva 7 years ago

    Love the feeling of movement of the clouds…Beautiful B/W shot!

  241. Ron Clifford 7 years ago

    Spectacular!

  242. Author

    Thank you Pranab !
    @Milena: glad you like it Milena 🙂 
    @Ron: Thanks Ron! :)

  243. Exceptional! Wishing you a great year ahead my friend!

  244. great have courage

  245. Pascal Thalmann 7 years ago

    This is one of the most dramatic fotos i have ever seen of the matterhorn. Well done Johan !

  246. Gorgeous so beautiful capture…just love it ! 

  247. Steve Hambley 7 years ago

    What a magnificent photograph!

  248. Andy Kennelly 7 years ago

    wow, that’s awesome!

  249. schitterend…..de wind op d foto

  250. Author

    @Andy: thanks for the awesome Andy! 😀 
    Dat is lang geleden Encarnaciòn. Dank je wel :)

  251. David Orr 7 years ago

    Excellent choice !

  252. Impressive! One can feel the intensity of the elements!

  253. Nathan Wirth 7 years ago

    those smoky clouds are especially great

  254. Domique Hilbert 7 years ago

    It’s marvelous! 

  255. Michel paulin 7 years ago

    Stunning marvelous image Johan

  256. Author

    @Dominique: thanks Dominique 🙂 Alles goed?
    @Michel: merci beaucoup Michel! 🙂 

    • Domique Hilbert 7 years ago

      Alles goed, dank u wel. Eh nu ik naar het klokje kijk iets minder 😉
      Hopelijk is alles ook goed daar in het gebergte.

      • Author

        mooi! Hier in de bergen ook alles goed. Het is winter. Kan niet verkeerd 😀

  257. Stanley Yamada 7 years ago

    Very powerful image.

  258. Michael Boeckels 7 years ago

    Great ! :-)

  259. Alex Filatov 7 years ago

    Stunning image Johan, such a transient moment perfectly captured.

  260. Peyton Hale 7 years ago

    quite the image Johan !

  261. Robby Bowles 7 years ago

    Gorgeous Johan!

  262. Gary NG 7 years ago

    Stunning

  263. This one is absolutely outstanding and impressive!

  264. Subra Govinda 7 years ago

    Great shot ! 

  265. Martin Rak 7 years ago

    amazing!

  266. Gerard Charnley 7 years ago

    Super shot Johan

  267. Jan Pešek 7 years ago

    I wanna climb it !

  268. Author

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

  269. Author

    @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!

  270. Cesar Altafyly 7 years ago

    SO NICE

  271. Barbara BM 7 years ago

    Beautiful

  272. Fabrizio Vignali 7 years ago

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

  273. Author

    @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 🙂 

  274. kamal deep singh 7 years ago

    amazing…great capture…thank you…

  275. Simos Xenakis 7 years ago

    Brilliant, Johan. 

  276. Perfect compo and B&W PP here Johan (^_^(

  277. Ingo Meckmann 7 years ago

    Awesomeness in Perfection!

  278. Mitchell Prout 7 years ago

    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 !

  279. Daniel Ewert 7 years ago

    Those clouds really amp up the drama in this one…very nice. 

  280. Author

    @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! 

  281. John Dunne 7 years ago

    Even a silent two dimensional photograph can shout the power of nature… just like this image. Wll done Johan !

  282. Stunning, breathtaking photo!

  283. Dana Allen 7 years ago

    Fantastic!

  284. What an incredible image Johan. I’m just blown away!

  285. Michelle Potter 7 years ago

    Awesome with majesty and absolute natural power!

  286. lizett Beltran 7 years ago

    absolutely fantastic !!!

  287. Baldur McQueen 7 years ago

    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).

  288. David Herreman 7 years ago

    Beautiful picture and composition Johan !!!

  289. Author

    @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!?

  290. Michael Diblicek 7 years ago

    Excellent image of the Matterhorn Johan, with those lovely LE clouds

  291. Myrna Weinreich 7 years ago

    One more love Johan!

  292. Margaret Wong 7 years ago

    Wow! Great capture :)

  293. Ribin Cohen 7 years ago

    what Margaret Wong said!

  294. Larry Nienkark 7 years ago

    WoW!

  295. Eric Rousset 7 years ago

    Nice piece of rock Johan ,all the best for 2013.

  296. Author

    @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!!

  297. Enrique Palaez 7 years ago

    woow this is an amazing image Johan ! fantastic!

  298. Artemy Chanaev 7 years ago

    super!

  299. Carsten Kopp 7 years ago

    Awesome view of Hörnligrat. Absolutely fantastic work !

  300. Author

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

    • Carsten Kopp 7 years ago

      Oh I know, Johan. I’ve climbed this mountain 6 times on 6 different routes. The impressive ridge in the foreground is called “Hörnligrat” :)

  301. Jeff Vyse 7 years ago

    A brilliant choice +Johan Peijnenburg ! That cloud action is spectacular!

  302. Davorin Mance 7 years ago

    Stunning shot mate! 

  303. Ian Good 7 years ago

    A majestic image indeed Johan! I love the wide crop too. Great choice!

  304. Fascinating!

  305. Brian Spencer 7 years ago

    This is a magnificent LE image!

  306. Nikola Nikolski 7 years ago

    Great scene here Johan!

  307. Wes Lum 7 years ago

    Beautiful! The clouds look like they were made by fine brushes…

  308. Author

    @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! 

  309. Rosa Frei 7 years ago

    Wow, amazing, very energetic image!

  310. Exbrayat Benoît 7 years ago

    Fantastic picture !

  311. Doug Hagadorn 7 years ago

    Love the motion in the sky!

  312. Michael Bissig 7 years ago

    Great shoot!

  313. Ed Bannister 7 years ago

    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 favorite images of any alpine scene… really classic Matterhorn image Johan ….. 

    • Author

      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 :)

  314. Mitchell Prout 7 years ago

    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? )

    • Author

      Thank you Mitchell! Glad you still like it 😉
      (haven’t counted, but I don’t mind!) 

  315. Jon Daining 7 years ago

    masterful!

  316. Nora Carol 7 years ago

    the famous mountain!

  317. This is quite magical Johan !

  318. Robert Skreiner 7 years ago

    Great photo and work!

  319. Joan Munford 7 years ago

    Applause!!!!

  320. Author

    @Sairam: thanks Sairam!
    @Robert: thanks for sharing this one Robert!
    @Joan: thank you 🙂 

  321. Johan … oh my goodness

    Mountain Majesty ! ♥

    • Author

      Thanks! My favorite 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 :)

  322. Stephen Cairns 6 years ago

    Timeless image of the majestic Matterhorn . Spectacular.

  323. doina ghinea 6 years ago

    LES MOTS NE SONT PAS ASSEZ POUR EXPRIMER LA BEAUTÉ EN ÉTAT PUR ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

  324. Anna Rimovska 6 years ago

    Nice view on peak , great shot!

  325. Markus Brungs 6 years ago

    Simply wow, astounding perspective, perfectly shaped long-exposure cloudscapes!

    • Author

      Thanks for the wow and compliment Markus and very nice to meet you!

  326. Ed Bannister 6 years ago

    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 favorite of Ama Dablam. really impactful photo, 

    • Author

      I am blushing Ed 🙂

      • Ed Bannister 6 years ago

        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.

        • Author

          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 :)

  327. Thomas Wilhelm 6 years ago

    Absolutely great work

  328. Foootooos.nl 6 years ago

    Matterhorn is one of my favorites as well!

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