This one was taken in Switzerland. I found this spot at Göscheneralpsee lake, in the area of Göschenen. (Click to see larger) Photo details: Nikon D800; 28-300mm f3.5-5.6; 1s sec at f/18; ISO 100. More photos at http://andrzejolchawa.com

Here’s a POV experience of a weekend trip to Salbitschijen, Switzerland. The Salbitschijen is a mountain in the Urner Alps, overlooking Göschenen in the canton of Uri. It lies at the southern extremity of the range of the Fleckistock. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salbitschijen

Took this shot at sunrise next to a small bivouac place that we stayed overnight, in Swiss Alps. (Click to see larger) Photo details: Nikon D800; 18-35mm f3.5-4.5; 1/800 sec at f/8; ISO 1600. More photos at http://andrzejolchawa.com

I don’t have the luxury of living in a place where the light pollution is so low that it could allow to capture the Milky Way. That being said, last weekend I finally found myself in a position to photograph it, during my stay in Swiss Alps. Here are the results. (Click to see larger) Photo details: Nikon D800; 18-35mm f3.5-4.5; 20 sec at f/3.5; ISO 6400. More photos at http://andrzejolchawa.com

Here’s a GoPro shot of a friend of mine with whom I went for a weekend trip in Salbitschijen, Switzerland. (Click to see larger) Photo details: GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition More photos at http://andrzejolchawa.com

Last weekend I went with some friends to see Salbitbrücke and take some pictures of it and the area. It is a high alpine pedestrian suspension bridge located on the way to the top of Salbitschijen in Göschenen, Switzerland. Soon I’ll publish some pictures, enjoy the video just for now 🙂

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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 🙂

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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…

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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…

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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…