Raymond Zurschmitten, QPSA  

Altesch Glacier by Raymond Zurschmitten, QPSA

November 2021 - Altesch Glacier

About the Image(s)

The image was taken with the Fuji X-T4 at 1/160 seconds, aperture 16 and ISO 400 with 22 mm (lens 18 - 55 mm). The image was taken without filters and processed with minimal editing in Lightroom.

Yesterday I hiked through the autumnal Aletsch forest and was fortunate to take this picture of the Altesch glacier with the golden yellow larches.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
14 comments posted

Bob Patrick   Bob Patrick
Great picture. The highlights are just a bit hot. If they could be pulled down a zone we might get more detail in the snow. Still, a wonderful image.   Posted: 11/03/2021 23:57:35
Raymond Zurschmitten   Raymond Zurschmitten
Thanks Bob for your feedback. I have adjusted the image accordingly for comparison and attach it here.   Posted: 11/07/2021 04:22:48
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Lin Sun   Lin Sun
WoW! Fantastic layered contents, layered colors, and layered frames! And a strong story-telling sense, making me curious who was with you enjoying the beautiful scene at that beautiful moment.   Posted: 11/04/2021 01:30:47
Raymond Zurschmitten   Raymond Zurschmitten
Thank you Lin for your feedback. On such occasions I am always humbled by the richness and beauty of our nature. It's great that I may take pictures like this.   Posted: 11/07/2021 04:27:26

Francois Venter   Francois Venter
I love the window into the landscape that you created here. I would agree to pull the highlights baca bit and I would say lift the yellow saturation a bit. The lovely hello trees comes over as a bit flat in colour. But still a very good image   Posted: 11/04/2021 12:03:12
Raymond Zurschmitten   Raymond Zurschmitten
Thank you Francois for your feedback. I have adjusted the image accordingly and filed it at Bob. I like it very much.   Posted: 11/07/2021 04:29:31

Arief Rahardjo
Wow, a nice nature image with nice contrast color and light. I can feel your effort to reach this place. Very smart observation by using the trees to frame the glacier.   Posted: 11/04/2021 20:02:56
Raymond Zurschmitten   Raymond Zurschmitten
Thank you Arief for your fine comment.   Posted: 11/07/2021 04:30:10

Marilyn Peake   Marilyn Peake
Wow! That is a wonderful photograph. The way the colorful scene is framed, especially with the thick tree trunk on the left and its thick roots running along the bottom, is just fantastic. It feels like a scene from a fairy tale. Perhaps the colors could be bumped up a bit, or perhaps the highlights could be pulled down a bit as Bob suggested. Great photo!   Posted: 11/06/2021 17:34:50
Raymond Zurschmitten   Raymond Zurschmitten
Thanks Marilyn for your great comment. I have dropped the adjusted image at Bob's. I like it very much.   Posted: 11/07/2021 04:31:38
Marilyn Peake   Marilyn Peake
That looks amazing! There's one bright golden spot showing through the tree roots now. I'd suggest darkening that to keep the focus on the scene framed by the trees.   Posted: 11/07/2021 22:38:40
Raymond Zurschmitten   Raymond Zurschmitten
Thank you Marilyn for your good suggestion!   Posted: 11/10/2021 07:22:21

Paul Hoffman   Paul Hoffman
I am so amazed how nature can make such perfect spots to sit and just let the world pass you by for a couple of hours and just forget everything, may even have a little nap. That tree is looking so inviting, perfectly shaped for a nice rest and giving you a perfect picture to watch just develop over time. What more do you need? Thank you nature, see it gets it right if you leave it alone.
Raymond as you can imagine I love this one.   Posted: 11/10/2021 07:06:51
Raymond Zurschmitten   Raymond Zurschmitten
Thank you Paul for your fine comment. This place is called Bishop's Seat - certainly a place which has been considered special for decades because of its location and view.
  Posted: 11/10/2021 07:23:56