Tranquil dawn at Lai da Palpuogna

First light on Piz Ela and Piz Üertsch at Lai da Palpuogna

Tranquil dawn at Lai da Palpuogna
October 29, 2013 Johan Peijnenburg
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A peaceful dawn at Lai da Palpuogna with the mountains Piz Ela and Piz Üertsch catching first light in the background. This Swiss lake is located at the Albula Pass near Bergün. (Johan Peijnenburg)
24mm – f/11 – 1/15sec – ISO100 – D800E with 24 f/1.4

I just got back from my 4-week fall trip to the Swiss Engadin region and am starting to go through the results right now. I didn’t get everything I wanted, however that is to be expected in the Alps in Autumn. Weather tends to be very unpredictable and being in the right place at the right time can be quite a challenge. Getting a snow dump half way through my trip didn’t help either 🙂

This image features a lake called Lai da Palpuogna. It is located at the Albula Pass near Bergün in the Swiss canton of Graubünden (Grisons). In the background you see two mountains called Piz Ela (left) and Piz Üertsch (right).

The general consensus in Switzerland is that Lai da Palpuogna is one of the prettiest lakes in the country. One of my goals was to catch it with some nice soft early morning light, perfect reflections in the water, larch trees in their brightest yellow fall coat and of course a touch of first snow. That combination didn’t happen unfortunately … despite visiting the lake about 10 times. I can’t complain though. It definitely ain’t a bad place to enjoy a sandwich with tea while waiting for the first light to hit the scenery and it gives me a good reason to go back next year again. I did get away with quite a few nice shots of the lake anyway … so you will get to see more of it in the near future!

I captured this image using my 24mm f/1.4 wide angle lens. My favourite lens on a Nikon D800E. I used a 2-stop and a reversed 1-stop gradient ND filter to control the brightness of the sky and the reflection in the water. The image was processed in Adobe Lightroom 5.2.

Comments (264)

  1. Joan Coggins 6 years ago

    This picture is beautiful

  2. Mady Sach 6 years ago

    Marvelous view

  3. Barbara BM 6 years ago

    Fantastic image.

  4. Interesting text and beautiful capture Johan Peijnenburg !

  5. Britta Rogge 6 years ago

    Stunning capture ! 🙂 Wonderful scene.

  6. Lovely!

  7. ♥ ~❤❤❤~ ♥ :)

  8. Günter Schurr 6 years ago

    Wunderschöne Landschaft mit grossartigen Spiegelungen Johan!

    • Author

      danke vielmals! Du bist gans nah an diesen See in ein paar Wochen 🙂 

      • Günter Schurr 6 years ago

        Gern geschehen Johan!
        Sobald ich die Gelegenheit habe werde ich diesen See auch besuchen.

  9. Tom Tran 6 years ago

    Welcome back Johan! 🙂
    Love the tranquility of this scene, my friend. I can see why you’d want to return to this place time and again.

    • Author

      Hey Tom! Glad to be back 🙂 Glad you like it! It is a great place to spend the first hour of the morning! My challenge next year is to add yellow tress and fist snow to the scene 😀 How have you been? 

      • Tom Tran 6 years ago

        I’ve been here and there so and so, Johan. 😛
        No complaint worth sharing really. :)

  10. Enjoying my sandwich, tea and the view here right now, Johan … :o))

    • Author

      I am still as well in my mind Robin ! I enjoyed it every time I was there 🙂 Thank you!

  11. Sandra Parlow 6 years ago

    So beautiful, Johan! Nice to see you’ve been busy!! ;)

    • Author

      Very busy Sandra, but with the stuff I love to do 🙂 Thank you! Hope all is well over there!?

      • Sandra Parlow 6 years ago

        Busy with stuff you like is always a bonus!

        Things just keep moving along here. We’ve had one snow fall do fat and it’s starting to get cold now. It won’t be long before I have new snow pictures. :)

        • Author

          Good to hear! I got treated with 25 inches of snow in the middle of this fall trip. Plenty of new snow images here … it was quite pretty but no what I was aiming for ;)

  12. Ana Lacanski 6 years ago

    Amazing beauty! Perfectly done!

  13. Tania Sonnenfeld 6 years ago

    Wow, look at those reflections – beautiful…

  14. Renate Faber 6 years ago

    Wunderschön :-))

  15. Shawn McClure 6 years ago

    Stunning image, Johan – beautifully done…

  16. Grant Meyer 6 years ago

    Nice Johan!! what a fantastic way to open up this morning.

    • Author

      and a fantastic way to start a photographic morning Grant! Glad you like it 🙂 

  17. Don Spenner 6 years ago

    Very inviting image, my friend, excellent color and reflections. 

    • Author

      Many thanks for the compliment Don! Hope all is well with you!? 

  18. Mikko Tyllinen 6 years ago

    beautiful!

  19. Wow… this is spectacular image and great place, wonderful reflections and great compositions… I can just feel the fresh air, compare in Houston sticky, warm & humid… 

  20. Author

    @Mikko: thanks Mikko! 🙂
    @Leyla: thank you! It is going from freezing cold, to warm and sticky to very windy here 🙂 Autumn! ;)

  21. Lammert Doddema 6 years ago

    Fantastic reflection and picture Johan 

  22. Anna Ryndak 6 years ago

    Excellent work! Beautiful reflection! Welcome back!

  23. Kaatje Jansen 6 years ago

    Geweldig mooi!

  24. Javier Esvall 6 years ago

    Wonderful landscape!

  25. Debby Vos 6 years ago

    Toppertje

  26. Author

    @Anna: thank you very much 🙂 Glad to be back! Hope all is well with you?!
    @Kaatje: dank je wel! Daarom woon ik nou in Zwitserland 😀 

    • Kaatje Jansen 6 years ago

      dat kan ik mij erg goed voorstellen;)

    • Anna Ryndak 6 years ago

      Thank you for asking! I’m feeling a little under the weather…. Colors are changing slowly here. We didn’t have any snow yet!
      Have a nice evening! :)

      • Author

        I received a pile of snow just before the colors arrived, Pretty initially but not nice in the days after when it started melting. Guess that is Autumn as well 🙂 

        • Anna Ryndak 6 years ago

          I hope we could still enjoy the Autumn before the big freezing temps!
          I’m looking forward for more of your images! :)

          • Author
            Johan Peijnenburg 6 years ago

            I think I have enough nice stuff in the pipeline Anna. Maybe I will manage to post at least once a week again as of mid November 🙂 

  27. Author

    Thank you very much Javier! 🙂
    @Debbby: dank je 😀 

  28. Renay Gallup 6 years ago

    Amazing

  29. Looks awesome..!

  30. Anja Wessels 6 years ago

    Prachtig Johan, Beautiful!

    • Author

      hey dank je wel Anja! Alles goed? 

      • Anja Wessels 6 years ago

        Ja, alles gaat goed, met jou ook Johan . Ik zag je een tijdje niet voorbij komen. Maar deze springt er meteen weer uit :-)

        • Author

          Het laatste half jaar is een beetje een gekkenhuis hier. Ik kom nog wel aan fotograferen toe maar heel veel tijd voor G+ en andere social media heb ik niet gehad. Laatste 4 weken was ik full-time op pad in het zuid-oosten van Zwitserland. Net weer terug. En volgende week weer weg … daarna wordt het lekker rustig gelukkig.

          • Anja Wessels 6 years ago

            Dan moeten we nog maar weer even geduld hebben. Maar dat is vast weer de moeite waard.

          • Author
            Johan Peijnenburg 6 years ago

            Komt vast goed Anja :)

  31. Barb Kellogg 6 years ago

    I understand when you have one image in mind and nature gives you another. Good for you making the best of it!! And like you said, having a sandwich and a cup of tea in that location, well, you could do a lot worse! 🙂 Can’t wait to see more.

    • Author

      It might take me a couple of years to get what I want Barb. This area usually gets covered with too much snow fairly early in Autumn, which makes it hard to reach and hard to shoot like I want to. Will try of course 🙂 Thank you for the visit and compliment !

  32. Author

    @Renay: thank you ! Nice to meet you 🙂
    @Елена: glad you think so. Thanks! 🙂 

  33. Claudia T 6 years ago

    Just great Johan :))

  34. Jenn Oliver 6 years ago

    Gorgeous Johan !

  35. Author

    Many thanks Claudia ! 🙂
    @Jenn: hey Jenn thanks! Hope all is well ?! You should visit this part of Switzerland one day if you haven’t yet 🙂 

    • Jenn Oliver 6 years ago

      Thanks Johan – No we haven’t been there yet, we do need to venture out of Suisse-Romande more!

      • Author

        it is worth it Jenn. And Engadin at the end of October with all the pretty colours is dirt cheap as well 🙂

  36. Rosie Nixon 6 years ago

    Oh so beautiful a place Johan 

  37. I love those photos with the mirror reflections. Your work is pure beauty with fantastic light on the mountains with amazing sky and clouds. I am sure waiting for the morning light with the sandwiches with Swiss cheese was a great pleasure. Is your 24mm lens a fixed lens? Quite bright… it must be a killer for the Milky Way or Aurora Borealis shooting… Superb details on your photo Johan!

  38. Author

    @Rosie: it definitely is a a gorgeous place Rosie! 🙂
    @Grzegorz: many thanks for the very kind words Grzegorz! Glad you like it 🙂 I have two zooms that include 24, but I always grab this fixed 24 f/1.4 when I want to be near 24! The results are always very crisp with loads of micro contrast. Gotta love that! How have you been ? 

  39. George Marquardt 6 years ago

    Fabulous photo Johan, and what a nice place to come back to 10 times for morning photos! It looks vaguely familiar, but must just be similar to a few places here. It looks like you were waiting for something even better than this, buts its hard to picture more here…a dusting of snow maybe?

    • Author

      Many thanks George! I went back with pleasure each time. Caught it with crappy weather as well though 🙂 I wanted to get this one with the trees a yellow and a dusting of snow indeed. That is a challenge though as this place gets snow usually quite early in Autumn. So luck, patience and endurance will play a big role in getting what I want. Might take another few years :)

  40. Margaret Wong 6 years ago

    You might not have got the picture in your minds eye Johan, but you certainly have a perfect view of mountains and their reflections here 🙂 And a very valid reason to go back :)

  41. Joan Munford 6 years ago

    An immense beautiful capture Johan. There are so many ways to look at this shot and eather way it comes out perfect. I as a foreigner already have a weak spot in my heart for this beautiful country called Switserland but when a Swiss person looks at this shot he must fall in love with his country once again and be very pleased to have the priviledge of living there….

  42. I knew it :)) Like those “alter Schinken hinter Omas Sofa” nur viel besser :))
    Now try to get that, lololol

    Great image, I have expected that from you :)

    • Author

      I think I get you Anette and there is more to come from this location 🙂 Thank You ! 🙂 

      • you are always very welcome for some nice comments from me 😀 It looks like a painting, so nice :))

  43. Author

    @Margaret: many thanks Margaret! Appreciated 🙂
    @Joan: that is a very nice way if putting it and very nice to read Joan. Thank you for that 🙂 

    • Joan Munford 6 years ago

      You deserve that Johan and I am not trying to flatter you, it’s just a fact…

  44. Sheila B. DuBois 6 years ago

    This is beautiful, Love the reflection…… hard to tell where it starts and where it ends! 🙂

  45. Stunning light! so high quality!

  46. Author

    Thank you Mady 🙂
    @Joann: many thanks ! 

  47. Ian Good 6 years ago

    It must be hard having to look at this scenery all the time Johan – I feel for you. 😉 Beautiful shot.

  48. Author

    Thanks for the compliment Anatoliy ! 🙂
    @Ian: yes it is awful. Dunno why I keep at it 😉 Thanks! 

  49. Dermot Russell 6 years ago

    Stunning shot Johan, very beautiful indeed.

  50. David Shield 6 years ago

    Fantastic symmetry, and an excellent exposure Johan 

  51. Author

    Many thanks Dermot !
    @David: thanks for the compliment David! 🙂 

  52. Natascha Wempe 6 years ago

    Net een spiegel. :)

  53. How gorgeous Johan !! I love those reflections!! Beautiful!

  54. Jerry Johnson 6 years ago

    Everything in this stunning photo is just as it should be Johan . Bravo my talented friend!!! And I hope the sandwich taste good too? ;-)

  55. E.E. Giorgi 6 years ago

    Gorgeous mirror for a gorgeous sky!

  56. Stunning reflections! :)

  57. Mona Youssef 6 years ago

    VERY BEAUTIFUL Johan 

  58. Gemma Costa 6 years ago

    wonderful shot and reflection Johan. I love the line under the trees and the tones, great light too,

  59. Shelly Gunderson 6 years ago

    Gorgeous view!

  60. Rodolfo Seide 6 years ago

    Wonderful shot!

  61. Deborah Sandidge 6 years ago

    Very peaceful indeed, quiet perfection that dawn brings. Beautiful photo Johan. I always look forward to seeing your imagery!

  62. Michael Russell 6 years ago

    Beautiful shot Johan!

  63. Aamir Shahzad 6 years ago

    Nice to see your contribution after quite some time. I like the composition and reflections utilized to create an engaging composition

  64. George Fletcher 6 years ago

    Love the reflection! This is just stunning!

  65. Terrie Gray 6 years ago

    Incredible photo! Beautiful colors and composition. If it were mine, I’d frame it!

  66. Sumit Sen 6 years ago

    Lovely capture!

  67. Paul Adim 6 years ago

    Great picture you have there. Seeing that scene live will be rapturous. Almost unbelievable! 

  68. Andreas Levi 6 years ago

    What a great place to enjoy the breakfast, Johan!! 🙂 A beautiful view and a great work!
    Have a great day! :)

  69. Karrie Knapp 6 years ago

    Beautiful

  70. Author

    @Natascha: inderdaad Natasha. Heeft wel wat toch! 😉
    @Margaret : thank you Margaret 🙂
    @Jerry: thanks for the compliment Jerry and yes those sandwiches were awesome 🙂 

  71. Author

    @E.E. Giorgi: thank you Elena!
    @Оксана: thanks 🙂

  72. Author

    @Mona: thank you Mona! 🙂
    @Gemma: many thanks Gemma!
    @Shelly: thanks Shelly 🙂
    @Rodolfo: thanks for the compliment Rodolfo! 🙂 

  73. Author

    @Deborah: nice to hear that Deborah and thanks for the compliment! 🙂
    @Michael: thanks Michael!
    @Aamir: glad you like it Aamir and nice to hear that you missed me 😉
    @George: thanks for the kind words George 🙂 

  74. Author

    @Andreas: thank you very much Andreas!
    @Karrie: thanks Karrie! 🙂 

  75. Author

    @Terrie: that is nice to read Terrie! Thanks for the compliment! 🙂
    @Sumit: many thanks Sumit!
    @Paul: it was Paul and thank you 🙂 

  76. Wonderful capture and reflections! 

  77. Wonderful Johan 

  78. Eric Delcour 6 years ago

    Wow, amazing capture. Awesome reflection on the calm water, looking like a mirror 

  79. Milena Llieva 6 years ago

    So beautiful!

  80. Ellen Hasenbosch 6 years ago

    Nice pic

  81. Markus Landsmann 6 years ago

    Johan the details and clarity are so good here, also the reflection and composition rocks.

    • Author

      thank you very much Markus! Really glad you like it. Hope all is well with you?! 

  82. Beautiful light and reflections! :)

  83. Didier Demaret 6 years ago

    superb!

  84. So stunningly beautiful Johan !! I love the composition !

  85. Mamo Delpero 6 years ago

    What a superb crystalline image my friend! I feel the early morning breeze…

    • Author

      I still feel it too Mamo. There is something about these types of early ventures that makes life a real pleasure 🙂

  86. grzegorz burszta 6 years ago

    Piękne krajobrazy lepiej podziwiać z piękną kobietą .

  87. Mutita EdiblArt 6 years ago

    So beautiful ..

  88. Author

    @Grzegorz: thanks. I like to admire both 🙂
    @Mutita: thank you! 

  89. Ralph Mendoza 6 years ago

    Beautiful photo and wonderful reflections

  90. Wow! Superb! :))

  91. grzegorz burszta 6 years ago

    Water so clear that without a filter you can drink it straight from the river.

  92. Author

    @Ralph: may thanks Ralph 🙂
    @Naghmeh: thanks for the wow Naghmeh ! 🙂
    @grzegorz: very true! I have not tried in this case though 🙂

  93. What a great picture Johan … but it reminds me of something. Some very talented alpine photographer once told me to never put the horizon in the middle of the picture 🙂 can you imagine that ;-)

    • Author

      Thanks Matthias! That very talented alpine photographer was very right. Normally it is good to put the horizon on the top or bottom third …. however sometimes rules should be broken to get a more pleasant result. In case of shooting a mirror like this that rule should not be applied … in my humble opinion 🙂 Try it. Putting the horizon on a third here in this case would only be possible on the upper third which would require going wider and a lot lower. This would make the bottom 3rd very boring and the upper two thirds less interesting because everything would be smaller. More importantly the composition would not be balanced anymore and less strong. Obviously putting a foreground subject in could help, but in my opinion that would introduce a distraction this image doesn’t need. I obviously I tried in this case in between sandwiches :D

      • I agree with everything you say Johan. I just could not resist to tease you with this :-))

        • Author

          I know Matthias , but still I thought I’d better answer it seriously 🙂

  94. Kerry Murphy 6 years ago

    Gah! Stunning, Johan !

    • Author

      Thanks for the “gah” Kerry ! I kinda liked the sound of that 😉

  95. Looks fantastic Johan! How much post-processing was involved here? I am fine, thank you very much for asking :)))

    • Author

      Thanks again 🙂 Nope, not a lot of post-processing needed. The filters did a good job. So mostly a bit of doding and burning and the regular Lightroom stuff 🙂

  96. Yasmin Simpson 6 years ago

    Welcome back my sweet amigo Johan .
    Always a pleasure to see your images and details.
    Gorgeous image!!!.
    Winter is coming, keep warm with your delicious hot chocolate… 🙂

  97. Lai da Palpuogna looks well worth your 10+ visits =) – to bad you didnt got to capture it the way you intended Johan, but on the other hand, you got to enjoy it more then once and that´s pretty great all by itself 🙂 Nice shot too

  98. Author

    @Yasmin : thank you Yasmin 🙂 And I am looking forward to winter already, but before I need some time to work on images and catch up a bit. I feel like a nomad at the moment 🙂
    @Michael : ow it certainly is and not only from this side. I also have a couple of nice ones from the opposite side 🙂 And I guess this is not bad either 🙂

  99. Enrique Palaez 6 years ago

    Woow this is really beautiful Johan ! bravo!

  100. Stunning capture Johan !
    and so well done! Congrats!

  101. Dave 6 years ago

    Stunning scene

  102. Author

    @Enrique : many thanks for the woow Enrique ! 😉
    @Annick : thanks for the compliment and visit Annick! Nice to meet you 🙂

  103. Thierry Bouriat 6 years ago

    Of course we like it,Johan, photo and story :-))

  104. Heine J Melgaard 6 years ago

    Beautiful Johan !!!

  105. Meg Rousher 6 years ago

    Fantastic capture 🙂

  106. Author

    @Thierry Bouriat : merci Thierry 🙂
    @Meg Rousher : thanks. You ok? Missed you around here!
    @Heine J Melgaard : many thanks Heine! Hoep all is well with you !?

  107. Athena Carey 6 years ago

    This is exactly my kind of mountain lake scene. Oh how I miss Switzerland!! And I miss you too Johan 🙂 I am glad to hear/see that your trip went well. This image is really lovely.

    • Author

      I am of course only posting these scenes to make you feel home sick :o) Likewise Athena and thanks!

  108. Mark Esguerra 6 years ago

    So great! Awesome work as always Johan !

  109. Mady Sach 6 years ago

    Beautyful WORK !!!!

  110. Author

    Hey thanks Mark !! 🙂
    Thanks again Mady 🙂

  111. Gorgeous landscape ! I like the symetry of the composition, the beauty of the light and reflections. Great work.

  112. Rita Gijbels 6 years ago

    Beautiful shot !!!

  113. Baldur McQueen 6 years ago

    “Peaceful” is the word, Johan! Gorgeous scene – the reflection is so perfectly still, I could have sworn it was a long exposure.

  114. Michael Salmela 6 years ago

    Absolutely stunning reflections Johan! 

  115. Jany Viala 6 years ago

    Wow! Magnificent!

  116. Author

    Glad you like them Michael ! 🙂
    Thanks for the wow Jany ! :)

  117. John Dunne 6 years ago

    Epic mountains… epic trees… epic reflections… epic scene. Another winner Johan. I’m looking forward to seeing more from your trip.

    • Author

      Epic comment John 🙂 Thank you for that! I will personally show you this place one day! Am going through my results as a first pass. Some good stuff in there. Think it will be good to leave it for a few weeks. Might do Ireland images first ;)

  118. Shawn Hudson 6 years ago

    Beautiful lines and color contrast Johan! I’m sure a wonderful place to make pictures.

  119. Kurt Harvey 6 years ago

    Spectacular reflections and beautifully captured! SO envious of those clouds. I had no clouds on my whole trip except for one brief sunset. Stunning capture Johan! Sounds like an excellent 4 weeks.

  120. Enzo Ros 6 years ago

    Wow! Splendide paysage et reflets Johan 

  121. Beautiful place and capture. The early hour paid out!

  122. Dalibor Pačić 6 years ago

    Wonderful scene Johan 

  123. Looks awesome! 

  124. Victoria Etna 6 years ago

    Fantastic shot again dear Johan ! have a fantastic weekend

  125. Majestic.. Well captured!

  126. Nikola Nikolski 6 years ago

    Great perspective and not to mention reflection Johan

  127. Jackie Fontanez 6 years ago

    Absolutely awesome

  128. Author

    @Kurt: Many thank Kurt! Sad to hear about your lack of good skies. That’s tough. I had a mixed bag as well, but in the end I can’t complain.
    @Shawn: thanks again Shawn! 🙂
    @Enzo: merci beaucoup Enzo!
    @Wilfried: thank you for that 🙂 Glad you like what I did with the place. Looks kinda different than when we checked it out together 😉 

  129. Author

    @Heine: I can imagine! Good to hear all is well 🙂
    @Dalibor: many thanks Dalibor! 🙂
    @Dominique: thanks!
    @Victoria: thanks and have a great week Victoria 🙂 

  130. Author

    Many thanks Jeffrey !
    @Nikola: thanks Nikola! Heb je het druk de komende weken?
    @Jackie: thank you! 🙂

    • Nikola Nikolski 6 years ago

      Wat had je gedacht Johan? Het weer is verschrikkelijk slecht hier op dit moment.
      Volgende week ga ik naar Engeland voor paar dagen verder heb ik wel ruimte om iets in te plannen… Laat even weten wanneer en waar.. 

  131. Bjarte Wergedahl 6 years ago

    That is a beautiful scenery with wonderful reflections :)

  132. Kamal Deep Singh 6 years ago

    Very soothing image sir….

  133. Betty Manousos 6 years ago

    This is very impressive Johan

    happy Monday :)

  134. Kamil Dolny 6 years ago

    Beautiful shot !!!

  135. Rikard Lindby 6 years ago

    Wonderful Johan! I need to spend some time in engadin. Looks like a good place to hike and bike :)

  136. Author

    @Bjarte: thank you Bjarte!
    @Kamal: good to hear Sir! 🙂

  137. Author

    Well thank you Betty 🙂
    @Jackie: thank you!
    @Kamil: thanks Kamil! 🙂 

  138. Author

    @Rikard: worth a visit yes and lots of ops for hiking an biking! Have a look at Diavolezza. Seen guys on bikes do crazy stuff there 🙂 

  139. Rohan Reilly 6 years ago

    Stunning reflections and clarity Johan 

  140. Wow, dat moet ik ook nog eens gaan doen Johan :-)

  141. Author

    Many thanks Rohan !
    @Walter: wat? Meertjes fotograferen of een maand op pad? 

    • 🙂 een maand is wat veel 😉 maar meertjes fotograferen en watervallen staan nog op mijn te doen lijstje 🙂 (en nog heel veel andere dingen)

  142. Christa Niederer 6 years ago

    Impressive! Looking forward to seeing further images of this scenic lake :)

  143. David Orr 6 years ago

    What a majestic view !! Stunning !

  144. Michelle Potter 6 years ago

    Amazing and stunning and gorgeous!

  145. Author

    @Walter: ben benieuwd wat je daarvan zou maken 🙂
    @Christa: thanks Christa! 🙂
    @David: thanks David! 🙂
    @Michelle: many thanks Michelle 🙂 

  146. Jayakumar A.R 6 years ago

    Wow

  147. Nora Carol 6 years ago

    Sweet light and reflection :)

  148. Mieke Flowers 6 years ago

    beautiful!!!

  149. Author

    @Jayakumar: thank you!
    @Jackie: thanks again 🙂
    @Nora: many thanks Nora. Hope you are well! 🙂
    @Mieke: dank je wel ! 🙂

  150. Doug Hagadorn 6 years ago

    I can see why it’s considered one of the prettiest lakes, beautiful image Johan!

    • Author

      It is hard to do it justice Doug ! Unfortunately it snowed under before the Larch trees were yellow …

  151. Dick Berry 6 years ago

    Very nice image Johan…would love to hike into this place!

  152. Mikko Tyllinen 6 years ago

    Fantastic!

  153. Sumit Sen 6 years ago

    Grand!

  154. Beverley Aston 6 years ago

    It really is so special Johan and beautifully captured..

    • Author

      Thanks a lot Beverley, also for the tweet! How are things with you?

  155. Heine J Melgaard 6 years ago

    Stunning Johan!!!

  156. Super beau!

  157. Aline van Weert 6 years ago

    Schitterend Johan, je zou deze zo om kunnen draaien 🙂

    • Author

      Haha Aline. Inderdaad, maar als je goed kijkt heeft er links net een vis gesprongen. Heb ik expres laten zitten om te voorkomen dat mensen dat doen 😉 Thanks!

  158. This is beautiful Johan!

  159. Magnifique, bravo Johan !

  160. Michael Menefee 6 years ago

    A reflective piece of alpine perfection, lovely Johan!

  161. Wow!

  162. Paul Turkowski 6 years ago

    Nature plays always with own rules. I very like this result Johan! I’m also glad to hear you are satisfied and healty back from the trip. 

  163. Marilou Aballe 6 years ago

    Spectacular as always and thank you for the wonderful info about this amazing lake and capture Johan !

  164. Author

    @Steve: thanks for the wow Steve! 🙂
    @Paul: yes healthy and satisfied. Didn’t get everything I wanted but that only means should do it again next year 🙂
    @Marilou: thanks again Marilou 🙂

  165. Gemma Costa 6 years ago

    Wonderful shot Johan !

  166. Amazing…..beautiful landscape and wonderful shot 

  167. Anna Rimovska 6 years ago

    Very beautiful view a shot!

  168. Author

    @Gemma: thank you very much! 🙂
    @Tri: thanks for the kind words 🙂
    @Anna: many thanks Anna! 🙂 

  169. Gorgeous image and reflection

  170. Imagin

  171. Author

    Thanks Jorunn and Khalid ! 🙂

  172. Eileen Peterson 5 years ago

    Sorry you didn’t get what you hoped for. You got this shot and it’s amazing!

  173. Barbara Johns 5 years ago

    I LOVE IT !

  174. Marla Mathis 5 years ago

    Beautiful… Love the reflection.

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