I took this picture in Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland. I was driving through the valley when I noticed the paragliders that started emerging from the clouds. (Click to see larger) Photo details: Nikon D800; 28-300mm f3.5-5.6; 1/400 sec at f/8; ISO 100. More photos at http://andrzejolchawa.com

Lake Thun (Thunersee)-2

Greetings! I while back I wrote a blog post about my trip to Swiss Alps. Here are a couple of pictures from that trip I’d like to share with you 🙂

swiss_alps_wengen-7

Hi guys, let me start of by saying that, this is not a moon light! Yes… I know it looks like it, the overall color and mood of the picture suggest that it was taken during the night, and a bit harsh shadows suggest that the main source of light is the high full moon. In fact, I took this picture at 13:00 from Schilthorn, 2,970m high summit of the Bernese Alps. It was high enough to be above the clouds, which means a totally clear sky, and…

Shooting-Paragliders-4

Greetings folks! Earlier this year I went to Swiss Alps for a couple of days. Visiting some places around I saw paragliders. I immediately recognized this as a really nice opportunity for interesting pictures. I pulled off, grabbed my camera and started shooting. It was late morning and light was already quite harsh so I knew I had to shoot away from the sun. The only problem was that paragliders ware also landing away from the sun, which means that the only pictures of them I could get…

walk_to_wengen-1

During my trip to Swiss Alps, one of places I wanted to visit was Wengen. Some friends recommended the area who were there a couple of months before for a ski trip. I decided to take a train from a place I stayed at, Wilderswil, to Allmend which is one stop after Wengen an then walk back down to Wengen. The reason for that was, instead of moving quickly from one place to another, just to take it easy, walk around and see what surprises are waiting there…

Lake Thun (Thunersee)-1

I recently went for a weekend trip to Swiss Alps, I stayed in a small town near Interlaken, Wilderswil. I started planning this trip two weeks before and at that time the weather forecast was showing just perfect conditions, but hey, it’s weather, difficult to predict it more than one day in advance…