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Birthplace of an old Country
Birthplace of an old Country
MistyMucky


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: From Above III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: Fronalpstock
Date: Sep 15, 2011
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250 s
Galleries: Landscape
Date Uploaded: Sep 15, 2011

A thrilling ascension of the Fronalpstock via the alpine route of Chälen was rewarded by a little moment of good lighting from the clouds in front of the sun.

I cropped a stripe of sky which seems not very interesting, and optimized the white balance with the eyedroppers from curves, as there was a blue haze. Slightly sharpened. I am happy with the result.

Ah yes and the title: you can see the Rütli meadow at the bottom of the land, about a third from the right. It is apparently where the representatives of the 3 cantons which originally formed Switzerland met to swear an alliance against the nasty Habsburgs in 1291.

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 174
Avg (all users): 6.8994
Avg (commenters): 8.8571
Avg (participants): 6.6949
Avg (non-participants): 7.0200
Views since voting: 1585
Views during voting: 274
Votes: 159
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0


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AuthorThread
09/28/2011 12:25:42 PM
Congratulations on a great finish,super view.
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09/28/2011 11:20:30 AM
Whoa... beautiful!! Congrats on your Top Ten.
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09/28/2011 07:56:29 AM
Lovely! Congratulations on top 10!
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09/28/2011 03:17:04 AM
Congrats on the top 10. The Cloud Gods were smiling upon you.
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09/28/2011 02:35:55 AM
Way to go Michael great finish.
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09/28/2011 12:08:38 AM
Best of challenge IMO... Should have been much higher! Still, congrats, great placement. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/27/2011 08:14:59 PM
Breathtaking.
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09/25/2011 06:25:17 PM
the colors are amazing!!
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09/25/2011 10:41:02 AM
Nice
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09/22/2011 05:52:54 AM
When I saw your photo, my jaw dropped. Congrats :) 10
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09/21/2011 08:36:57 PM
Wow, the shoreline is so defined.
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09/21/2011 01:49:30 AM
Wonderful view.
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09/21/2011 01:31:21 AM
Awesome,great use of the clouds to create height
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