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Copyright: Achim Fried (John_F_Kennedy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 271 W: 0 N: 286] (3684)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-18
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF 75-300mm 1:4-5.6 lll USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Alpine landscapes (Switzerland) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-02-03 5:35
Viewed: 3739
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Eiger is a notable mountain in the Bernese Alps, rising to an elevation of 3,970 m (13,025 ft.) It is the easternmost peak of a ridge-crest that extends to the Mönch at 4,107 m (13,474 ft.), and across the Jungfraujoch to the Jungfrau at 4,158 m (13,641 ft.). The peak is mentioned in records dating back to the 13th century but there is no clear indication of how exactly the peak gained its name. The three mountains of the ridge are sometimes referred to as the Virgin (German: Jungfrau, lit. "Young Woman" - translates to "Virgin" or "Maiden"), the Monk (Mönch) and the Ogre (Eiger). The name has been linked to the Greek term akros, meaning "sharp" or "pointed", but more commonly to the German eigen, meaning "characteristic".

The first ascent of the Eiger was made by Swiss guides Christian Almer and Peter Bohren and Irishman Charles Barrington who climbed the west flank on August 11, 1858.

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Ciao Achim, fantastic mountain landscape, beautiful composition with splendid cloud, great light and colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Achim! Wonderful mountain. Mysterious fog. Original composition. Good shot. Well done!

Ist das hier die brühmt-berüchtigte Eiger-Nordwand? Ein gigantischer Berg.
Mir gefällt die Wolkenstimmung so gut, vielen Dank, sehr schön ...
Viele Grüße
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-02-03 10:25]

Hi Achim.
Once more brilliant shot from you with breathtaking subject, impressive clouds and shadows, amazing mountain. And all these cute objects create a wonderful composition and you have reproduced them perfectly. I like strong sunlight, vibrant clours, clearness of air and razor sharpness of the pick. Bravo and kind regards.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-02-09 6:45]

Lieber Achim,
Ein sehr fein gestaltetes Bild vom Eiger. Schön, wie die Wolken von rechts zum Gipfel tendieren, ohne ihn zu verschleiern. Dass Du die Aeste links ins Bild integriert hast, gefällt mir auch sehr.
Ich sehe, Du bist immer ab und zu in der Schweiz. Wenn Du in der Nähe von Bern oder im Wallis bist, melde dich doch mal.
Herzliche Grüsse

Hi, Achim,

wow, what a magnificent landscape photo! one can feel the coolness from your photo : ) thanks for sharing.

Man Yee

Hi Achim,

The point of view from the bottom to the top is allowing us to see the details and colors of the Eiger mountain. The branches in the foreground is giving depth to the photo. The nice blue sky is sending a light which is enhancing the colors of the scenery. Have a nice day.


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