Thursday, December 29, 2005

Drifting Shafts of Sunlight - Swiss Alps (July 2004)

Words seem somehow inadequate to describe this scene. Idyllic is the closest I can get. Heavenly might fit as well.

The picture was taken on a downhill scooter ride in the town of Engleberg, Switzerland. If you've been on this ride, speak up. If not, the next time you're in Switzerland, you know what to do.


Blogger Sad said...

Hey. Just wanted to ask, I travel around a bit and am sometimes just dumbstruck by the beauty of nature. But often I've taken pictures of colors and the beauty of it all... only to be disappointed when the pictures come out. Why is it that the colors in the picture never come out as vibrant as when looked at with the naked eye?
Your pictures are beautiful and the colors amazing... is there a trick to taking pictures?

Thursday, December 29, 2005  
Blogger An Enlightened Fellow said...

Oh, there are definitely tricks. The type of film you use (I use only Fuji REALA 100 speed print film or Fuji Velvia 50 speed slide film) is a HUGE factor. The type of lenses you have also plays a huge role. Most of my shots are taken with a $1400 70-200mm Canon L series lens. Of course when you digitize a photo, you have to use Adobe Photoshop (or an equivalent image editing program) to correct the digital image to match what you saw. It will almost never match up automatically. The colors will always be too dull or the image washed out, etc. Whenever I take a picture, I'm already thinking about what I'll have to do to make the final image match what I'm seeing in front of me.

Thursday, December 29, 2005  
Blogger Katherine said...

Beautiful, thanks for sharing. I've always wanted to go to Switzerland so your picture is a good motivator. The valley part of the pic reminds me of some countryside I saw in Scotland - all little thatch roof cottages with sheep and mist everywhere.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006  

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