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The proof

The proof
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Copyright: Markus Peissard (Heaven) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-22
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Sony A700
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-07-07 7:21
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 66
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi all!

Today I feel like posting the proof that don't just crawl through our nature on all "four legs", the nose hidden in the grass and not looking at the other beauties of our planet.


So the result is a classical picture. It shows the Bietschhorn (3934m) in the Kanton of Wallis. It's a wonderful mountain and its view remembers me a lot of souvenirs from my childhood. The picture has been taken from the Moosalp or more exactly from the "Stand" (2119m) during our TN excursion (anel; meyerd) a couple of weeks ago. There you have a great panoramic view.

Kind regards


PaulH, goldyrs, marhowie, Jamesp, gracious, SelenE, anel, mayuresh, jesst, NinaM, boreocypriensis, ramthakur, Alex99, meyerd, iris, JoshLewis, jusninasirun, cicindela has marked this note useful
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To iris: Thank you!Heaven 1 07-16 22:09
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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-07-07 8:16]

Hello Markus,
When I was a little child my parents went on a holiday to Switzerland and they brought me back a box of Swiss chocolates with a picture similar to this on the lid - I really treasured this beautiful box more than the chocolates! I still love to see these high mountains - the Swedish mountains are just flat and boring in comparison!! This is a lovely capture, well composed and technically brilliant.
Many thanks and cheers, Ulla

hello markus,
this one is fine peice of landscape. i have never seen mountains like this but hope to visit our own Himachal Pradesh someday where i can shoot The Himalayas.
nicely done,
tfs & regards

The cloud do gives an interesting feel to the whole shot. I like that.


Bonsoir Markus
Encore une belle prise de vue sur les hauteurs.
Ces arbres semblent, comme nous, contempler les massifs glacés.
Très beau spectacle. Merci

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-07-07 12:55]

Hello Markus

A beautiful vista of this wonderful alpine area.
I visited Switzerland and found it to be amazingly beautiful.
The sky and clouds are beautiful.
Excellent clarity and focus.
Very well composed.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-07-07 12:59]

Hi . I have just got home from work and very late so just a note to say great picture for now.

Hi Markus...Another stunning great picture from you...Always I feel relax when i look your pictures....Sometimes people listen classic music including me to get out off stress and its work...Honestly your landscape pictures doing same....Kind regards, Leyla

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-07-07 22:27]

Hi Markus

I must admit, every time I see an Alpine scene like this, I expect Julie Andrews to appear and start singing!! Lovely shot - I like the way that that the wind bent tree compliments the angle of the mountain.


Hello my friend from Switzerland!
Sorry for the delay to view the most beautiful and well known scenery from your good country!
this image is absolutely superb with the soft and gentle lighting over the place!
the image is sharp with very nice colour and details
many thanks for your works
my warmest regards from NZ

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-07-08 0:59]
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Hi Markus,
it definitely a great view from this high vantage point, the backdrop is awesome. The lush green contrasts very well agains the haze of the distance. For me though, the trees are a little too centrally placed though and don't make the most out of that amazing view.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-07-08 2:10]

Hi Markus,
The scenery is beautiful! Mountains look lovely. I like the composition,well saturated natural colors, lighting, POV, DOF and the details. TFS
Best wishes,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-07-08 2:13]

Guten Tag Markus,
Es kommt mir so heimelig vor und es freut mich sehr, dass Du einen Teil des wunderschönen Panoramas vom Stand aus zeigst. Mir gefällt die Parallelele Bäume-Berge sehr gut. Auch sind die Wolken von Vorteil, wirkt das Bild nicht zu clichéhaft.
Herzlichen Dank noch für die Bearbeitung meines Bildes des Bonigersees. So gut hätte ich das nicht hingebracht.
Einen schönen Tag noch

Hi Markus,
Crisp and clear, love the colors and "classic" panoramic view of these majestic mountains..
Well done & Thank you!

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2008-07-08 5:52]

Hello Markus,
I like this picture very much!
Amazing sky and clouds and fantastic mountains!

Hello Markus,
very beautiful landscape shot,lovely composition and pov,superb contrast great lighting,
this image reminds my trips to mighty himalaya,
very well done,

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-07-08 11:30]

C'est vraiment beau et je suis contente de voir que tu n'es pas toujours à quatre pattes, en effet! Blague à part, j'aime beaucoup le vert du pré et des arbres contre le fond montagneux aux rocs enneigés. Oui, c'est une vue classique mais très réussie, et les nuages qui flottent presque jusqu'à la cime nous donnent une idée de l'élévation. Wow, quel bel environnement pour vivre. Vraiment, les forêts ici n'ont rien à envier à ces beautés bleutées! Merci Markus,


Hi Markus,

A splendid and perfectly composed landscape shot of an montane are with great colour mixture of spring and winter. Great in all around my friend. TFS this beauty.


Markus, you take my breath away with this stunningly beautiful mountain-scape!
The point of view couldn't be better.
Fantastic depth of view, colours and composition.
This is my favourite!
Best regards,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-07-09 3:57]

Hi Markus.
Amazing place and so fine picture. I like all in it. Great POV and framing, excellent DOF and details of all scene, nice colours and exposure. My compliments and TFS

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-07-09 4:18]

Hello markus, Very nice shot and lovely landscape. The blue sky and the green patches looks lovely. Ganesh

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-07-09 11:19]

Wonderful photo, Markus!
Me and my family once went on a European Tour in our van and we drove through mountains like this in Switzerland... this photo brings back some great memories :-)
Perfect exposure, excellent composition, very sharp, brilliant DOF.

Well done!


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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2008-07-10 12:16]

Hallo Markus,

jetzt ist das Bild da, wir haben es schon vorher bewundert. Das ölkli macht das Ganze unerhört plastisch. Schön, ich werde auch einmal aus dem Gras herausgucken... :-)

Mucha naturalidad en el color, aunque lo que más me gusta de esta toma es la sencillez con que has captado tanta grandeza. Es una fotografía que te mete en el paisaje.
Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi Tejedor.

Hello Markus,

I have never been to Switzerland but this is the impression of it, that I hold in my mind!
It looks like the front cover for 'The Sound of Music' ... was that in Austria?
Perfect composition: the gentle greens in the f/g, the magnificent, rugged mountains beyond, and the clear blue sky, with fluffy clouds just touching the tops of the mountains, to indicate their height!

(My children have been: my son snowboarding and my daughter ski-ing!)

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Splendido paesaggio montano, eccellente composizione con gli alberi in primo piano, le grandi montagne ancora innevate e il cielo con questi grandi nuvoloni, mi piaciono molto i colori e la luminosità. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-07-13 19:28]

Hi Markus,
Outstanding shot of these snow covered mountains. Great view and the clear blue sky and the patches of clouds enhance the beauty of the image. It indeed is a classical image. Very neat and sharp with nice colours. Excellent DOF, POV and composition. Kudos.

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-07-16 22:02]
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Ha Markus! To look up into the sky and smell the air around and feel the glorious sun touching your skin and see the cloud capped mountains afar across the valley...must be quite an experience...

I admire your shots that are so creative and original in their presentation and each distinct from the others.An this is one more done...

Fantastic PoV and DoF, Markus. The photograph give me a sense of deja vu and your notes too talk of the classical picture that this one is...and i agree with Ulla, this reminds one of the Swiss chocolate tins whose lids used to be adorned with similar shots like this very marvel.And more than that, this brings back memmories of a classic movie..the Sound of Music..the hills echoing with the songs sung by the Von Trapp family...Oh! makes one reminiscent of childhood and beautiful days...

Thank you for a beautiful moment shared and thank you for the beautiful memmories...

Warm regards

Marcus, this looks incredibly beautiful! Thank you very much for sharing this area of wonders. It almost feels as if I could be there! Thanks for sharing! Cheers Josh Lewis.

I assume the peak on the left is the Beitschhorn

the Alps have an interesting color to their rocks and combine that with the heavy glaciation it makes it for a very rugged and spectacular scene.. Colorado's mountains are largely without glaciers, most of Colorado's glaciers have disappeared in the last century, half of which have disappeared in the last 25 years :-(

Oct 13, 2008

Markus Peissard, HI. I am more that agree with your note. Everywhere we turn, nature has its role and we just need to look again to appreciate the beauty. This is such a fine perspective. The layers of green pasture, the trees and stunning snow capped peaks are just glorious against the puffy white cloud of the blue sky. Excellent framing with such good depth and clarity. TFS and well done. Best regards. Jusni

Hi Markus!
Fantastic panoramic picture with strong but natural light (great clarity of the sky!) and vivid colours. It looks like "normal" part of mountain area, but I like to watch good pictures of "common beauty" :)
Greetings from Poland,

Hi dear Markus ,
Very nice place and you captured great.
So nice scenery.It is fresh and clean.

Kind regards

Hallo Markus
I have said it before, but I want to say it again: I think seeing a scene like this in real life must be an awesome experience. The Creator of All is just wonderful to have formed and shaped the beautiful nature all around us to admire and appreciate, and this photo of yours is such proof of His Mighty Creation. This is really a magnificent landscape, with a mix of blue sky, snowy covered mountains and untouched greenery in the foreground. The cloud hovering in the sky just adds to round of this perfect view. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day. Kind regards

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