Raymond Zurschmitten  

Seealpsee by Raymond Zurschmitten

October 2019 - Seealpsee

About the Image(s)

This photo was taken at the Seealpsee in the Swiss mountains. I was on my way from the Meglisalp to the station and had to stop to capture this beautiful scene. Technical details: ISO 200, f14.0, 0.7 sec with tripod and GND filter. The picture was minimally edited with Lightroom.

11 comments posted

Ken Carlson   Ken Carlson
Raymond, you live in a too beautiful area. I am jealous. Nice balance to the photo and the two boats in the foreground add an element of interest and keep the image from being too balanced   Posted: 10/07/2019 12:37:43
Raymond Zurschmitten   Raymond Zurschmitten
Thank you Ken for your feedback. In the USA there are also beautiful spots, I think of Grand Canyon, Yellowstone Park and Niagara Falls. The difference to Switzerland are the great distances that separate these places.
I am also of the opinion that the boats fit well into the picture. Without it the picture would have less expression.   Posted: 10/10/2019 08:44:54

Bob Wills   Bob Wills
You have pretty much checked off all the great image boxes with this image. Exposure check, composition check, tone check, color check, framing check. I love the symmetry in your view. My only suggestions would be to re-take this when there are clouds, and I'm not a fan of the two boats in this composition. I would make them a separate image. You have enough pixels that it could work well.   Posted: 10/07/2019 18:15:50
Comment Image
Raymond Zurschmitten   Raymond Zurschmitten
Thanks Bob for your feedback. I agree that clouds would embellish the picture. I edited the picture with the 2 boats - I find the result attractive.   Posted: 10/10/2019 08:52:39
Comment Image
Bob Wills   Bob Wills
It would seem that I am the only person so far that mentioned the boats, and I'm just giving you an option of adding another image for competition, and as I said this is a great image.
Clouds can also be added seamlessly in Photoshop too, if you wish. I take photos of skies and keep them around just for those days when nature destroys my best laid plans.   Posted: 10/10/2019 09:10:41
Raymond Zurschmitten   Raymond Zurschmitten
Thank you very much for your answer. I think I will repeat the picture on occasion including clouds.   Posted: 10/10/2019 11:00:54

Marilyn Peake   Marilyn Peake
That's a gorgeous photograph! I love the symmetry and the reflection in the water. Great job!   Posted: 10/08/2019 19:08:04
Raymond Zurschmitten   Raymond Zurschmitten
Thank you Marilyn for your feedback, which I really appreciate.   Posted: 10/10/2019 08:55:50

Elizabeth Mangham   Elizabeth Mangham
Raymond. you have made the perfect photograph, IMHO. The beauty of the scene is breathtaking. I feel the boats add another layer to the story. Perhaps two fishermen stopped off to explore something along the way. Or maybe a young couple stopped for a swim or picnic. The image is bright, but no ugly shadows or bright spots, the sky looks polarized, but a nice deep blue, it is well focused, and nicely framed up. Beautiful.   Posted: 10/09/2019 21:42:34
Raymond Zurschmitten   Raymond Zurschmitten
Thank you Elizabeth for your comment and the addition that the two boats can tell a story. I'm not responsible for all points, the great nature and some luck helped me a lot.   Posted: 10/10/2019 09:43:21

Paul Hoffman   Paul Hoffman
Oh this must have been wonderful to just stop and take in the moment of being there. You have captured and wonderful image that would grace many a postcard or birthday card. The reflection is brilliant and is lifted by the two rowboats. I would not alter this.   Posted: 10/14/2019 06:07:54


Please log in to post a comment