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A Happy Day
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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: 2008-11-23
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Sony A700, Minolta AF 17-35 f 2.8-4
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-11-24 10:49
Viewed: 4724
Points: 62
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Hi all!

I just hope that my doctor does not know TrekNature... if he would know that I was at the summit of the Cousimbert (1663m) yesterday he would catch me by the ears...

The weather was great: the wind blew hard, the fog played with the sun, the temperature (-11°C) was superb. After my surgery I took my first great bowl of fresh air and with almost frozen hands took a series of 8 pictures before the clouds closed the sky definitively. Before that, I only had a window of a couple of minutes to take the pictures because of the fog that just had left when I arrived and then came back.

The Cousimbert is a magical place with a fantastic panoramic view on the Alps as well as on the Swiss Plateau and the Jura. Most of the time it's windy up there and yesterday I was alone with a couple of beautiful deers.

8 pictures taken in RAW and put together to one large (Autopano), basic level corrections before the import in "Autopano"; sharpness and saturation in PS.

Kind regards


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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-11-24 10:52]

Bonjour Markus, a magnifique panorama et quand on ne devrait pas, c'est souvent le moment magique. Wow, c'est grandiose, quel beau pays que le tien. Tout ce monde sauvage et impressionnant. C'est de la belle "vue", je t'envie moi aussi, tu sais. J'aime la belle courbe à l'avant plan et les lignes qui descendent, celles formées par les montagnes. Le ciel est superbe et parle-moi de prendre un bol d'air, c'est fantastique et surtout, très sain!


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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-11-24 11:04]

Hi Markus,
ah i see you have been out in your element my friend! Nice to see some snow from you! Great POV and nice panoramic crop. I don;t think your doctor could catch you if he tried ;o)

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-11-24 11:06]

Hi Markus. It must have been wonderful to get up on the mountains again. looking at the picture you have posted tonight will make you better in health than any doctor. A beautiful compostion with good use of the light when it came for the short time. well done TFS.

So the winter came... :)
Nice panoramic view for this mountain area. I like beauty of snow, mountains and sky. Good combination of 8 pictures in RAW brings here "cold atmosphere and climat" :)
Thank you for showing this photo and all the best!

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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2008-11-24 11:40]

Hallo Markus, nochmals,

Triumph! Du hast das mit dem Panorama schon geschafft. Und welch Wunderpanorama hast Du Dir dafür ausgesucht, ds vom Cousimbert, das ich selber gut kenne. Aber Du hast das mit dem "Magic Moment" wirklich raus. Einfach toll, wie Licht, Schatten und Wolken spielen. Nah und Fern hast Du auch bestens gemeistert. Ein Markstein für Markus.

Herzlich grüsst nochmals

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-11-24 12:22]

Hola Markus,
espectacular panorama,
selecta LP,
composición y fina realización...
saludos amigo.

Hi Markus,
Excellent panoramic mountains view,I like works like this, have some in my gallery as well. Very well done stiching, excellent composition and interesting sky. Lighting condition wasn't very well but looks great anyway. Nice work.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-11-24 15:59]

Hi Markus ,a very beautiful landscape,i like a lot the crop of this pic,a wonderful panorama of this wonderfuls mountains,my best compliments,Luciano

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-11-24 16:29]

Hi Markus,

Everyone has to click this to get the large view! It's the closest thing to being there. It's still warm here in Arizona but I actually had chills looking at the picture. Just marvelous - brought back my wonderful memories of Switzerland. I promise not to tell your doctor if you promise to show us more of the eight pictures you took.


hello markus,
what a fine view, the panoramic looks are vey beautiful here, loved the composition, the snow claded mountains and the sky filled with clods looks great,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-11-24 21:41]

Hello Markus,

You have made an excelent panorama with a beautifull landscape. I like the well defined planes of your photo as well as the way it suggest the deapness. Using well the exisiting light you have got very many and nice grey color tones. Sky's pattern is different from ground's one making a fine contrast.

Thank you for sharing,

My village is at an altitude of 2000 meters plus, Markus, and you are not supposed to go up even up to 1600M because of your health. I am surprised! But then it is Switzerland and not Himalayas.
I love this place covered in fresh snow. Reminds me of my native place in winters. The distinction between the sky and the earth is almost negligible here, yet the picture is extremely beautiful.
It was great fun looking at the LP too.
Many thanks and best regards.

Ciao Markus,
bellissimo taglio compositivo per spaziare con gli occhi fra le montagne in questo splendido panorama con il cielo cesellato di nuvole, mi piace molto l'abbondante nevicata che contrasta bene con le macchie degli alberi di abete e soprattutto la sottile linea tracciata dai paletti divisori dei pascoli "estivi".

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-11-25 3:25]

Hi Markus,
Wonderful view of the the snow covered mountains and you portray them in all their glory. The sky looks fabulous and gives a fine perspective. It indeed is a magical place. Very nice composition.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-11-25 3:52]

Lieber Markus,
Sehr überrascht, wie schnell Du in den Schneegefilden herumstöberst..
Ueberrascht auch, wie schnell Du mit der Large version zurechtgekommen bist. Letzte Woche hiess es doch noch, mal sehen!
Diese Landschaft hat Dir diese wohl richtig eingeflüstert, und Du hattest Recht. Ganz besonders gut gefällt mir die rechte Hälfte, dort hat man richtig das Gefühl in der landschaft zu stehen, das ist einfach grossartig. Und das Licht, das Du eingefangen hast, macht das ganze noch so speziell.
Habe sehr grosse Freude an diesem Bild.

What pleasure to see this beautiful area in the wide frame LP Markus.
Excellent post processing work,
Very well done!!

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  • Pearl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 25 N: 76] (321)
  • [2008-11-25 7:11]

Hello Markus,

A very lovely landscape you captured. The lighting, splindid details of the clouds formations and beautiful mountains. The DOF is good. Nice composition and POV. TFS.


Hi my friend Markus,
What a splendid and great panoramic shot from the summit of the Cousimbert. It seems realy magical like our Bolkar Mts. Great in all around my friend.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-11-25 9:15]

Hi Markus.
Terrific panoramic picture. I am impressed a lot, especially considering that I have not anyone. I know TN, I know you and I am happy that you have visited summit and have shared this amazing picture. Great reproduction of cloudy sky with tremendous lights and fine landscape with excellent crisp details. Bravo and TFS.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-11-25 13:54]

What an incredible panorama!
It must be amazing living near here!
Superb depth.
Great sharpness.
Nice lighting.

Very well done,

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-11-26 0:13]

Hello Markus,
What a beautiful piece of work this is, an amazing scene superbly captured. Now listen to your doctor, thank you for sharing Markus.

Hi dear Markus ,
So nice landscspe with great compo and lovely clouds.
I like to be there.

Thanks for sharing

Bonjour Markus,
Très beau travail!
A mon gout, il te manque un petit peu dans la partie basse car la courbe aurait été plus belle encore. Te voilà désormais sur les voies de la photo assemblée, je t'encourages vivement à poster tes deux derniers panoramiques assemblés sur la galerie du forum d'autopano.

Amicalement Thierry

Bonjour Markus,
C'est évidemment la version large qui donne la réelle dimension de ce splendide panorama dans lequel tu as très bien su restituer ce début d'ambiance hivernale.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • BobH Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 40 W: 8 N: 192] (650)
  • [2008-11-27 23:14]

Hi Markus-

Gorgeous panorama. The most important part of this photo is getting there to take it. Any doctor worth anything would know (and should acknowledge to you) that your hiking trip is important to your mental and physical health, as long as you take good care of your hand. Of course because I'm also a crazy winter photographer, I'm entirely sympathetic. Keep doing things like this and you will stay younger than your years.

Best regards,

Hello my friend Markus,
Thank you for this lovely winter scenery from your part of the world, especially with a summit view like this, simply beautiful!!
perfect moment captured just before it covered up with just enough light to view the scenery!
both images are great and I enjoyed it!
take care and sincere regards

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  • waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
  • [2008-12-03 10:48]

Fantastic panoramic view, All Swiss landscape is worth making into a panoramic view. I like the very beautiful cloud formation with this snow capped mountains and valley. Simply beautiful. Thanks

Hi Markus,
I did not expect you to post a larger version of this photo. But, I am glad you did. It is certainly a blessing to see the details although the horizontal scroll does not do justice to the photo.
I like the different curves and diagonal lines in the photo. it created a lot depth. The filtered light by the gave a wonderful subdued effect to the photo.

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2008-12-06 11:29]

Hi Markus!
It seems to me that somewhere people can see snow. Fantastic pisture. Very interesting sky is wonderful decoration for this picture

Hi Markus,

Amazing panoramic view and wild landscape shot.Should invite your doctor out in this place,so we don,t missed any shot from you.TFS.


Wonderful mointains, highlighted by the panoramic view. Excellent sky, congratulations!

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