Frans Gunterus, QPSA  

Zerrmat - Switzerland by Frans Gunterus, QPSA

November 2023 - Zerrmat - Switzerland

About the Image(s)

This picture was taken from moving Panoramic train. I used silicon lens hood to avoid glass window glare and reflection.

Canon EOS R6, 1/500 sec at F/8, ISO 100. Lens EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM @ 200 mm. Shutter priority.

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15 comments posted

Geoff Wiggins   Geoff Wiggins
Again a great pic Frans, lighting great, sharp pic and well captured considering the conditions. Just wondering if you were to remove the runway to the building and locate the building a little to the right if this would be a plus.   Posted: 11/01/2023 03:39:46
Frans Gunterus   Frans Gunterus
Hi Geoff. Thanks for your early comments and suggestion. Please let the group group review which is preferable the original post or the one revised as suggested by Geoff.   Posted: 11/03/2023 00:07:49
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Geoff Wiggins   Geoff Wiggins
Thanks Frans, it was only a suggestion.   Posted: 11/03/2023 00:22:53

Tami Williams   Tami Williams
Hi Frans. Great shot from a moving train, I tired shots from a car and not had good results. Thanks for the tip on the silicon lens hood.   Posted: 11/03/2023 19:49:08

Pierre Williot   Pierre Williot
Hi Frans,
Great capture through the window of a moving train. In this situation, window glare can be very frustrating and difficult to correct in post-processing. The silicone lens hood is probably the easiest way to prevent this. I like to use a "tent" that holds on the lens with 4 little suction cups on the window - unfortunately, this is an extra piece of equipment to carry! (I mainly use these "tents" with aquariums).
Although the landing strips are affecting the beauty of the pristine snow, I find that their presence is essential in understanding how someone could reach such a destination!
Great work.   Posted: 11/09/2023 09:35:52
Frans Gunterus   Frans Gunterus
Hi Pierre. Thanks for your elaborate comments. I have never seen the tent you mentioned. Is it practical for shooting behind glass window of moving carriage? I am glad you mentioned about the landing strips. I think this should be part of the story telling elements to the whole scene.   Posted: 11/12/2023 03:11:07
Pierre Williot   Pierre Williot
You are right: The "tent", with its 4 suction cups, is better suited to work with a tripod or a non moving window.   Posted: 11/12/2023 05:56:34

Kirk Gulledge   Kirk Gulledge
Hi Frans, i love the simplicity of this shot: one simple small building contrasted with the white snow and dark background. Removing the little runways and moving the building to the right simplified and improved the shot further; and they emphasized the loneliness of this location. I think this is a winning shot!   Posted: 11/12/2023 21:53:14
Frans Gunterus   Frans Gunterus
Hi Kurk. Thanks for your kind comments.   Posted: 11/13/2023 05:44:26
Geoff Wiggins   Geoff Wiggins
Frans I forgot to mention that the reason I like the modified pic is that it emphasises the great patterns in the snow and sets the scene for the isolated building.   Posted: 11/13/2023 18:38:57
Frans Gunterus   Frans Gunterus
Hi Geoff. I really appreciate your suggestion. Indeed, some friends commented. They prefer removing the walkway as it create solitude mood.   Posted: 11/15/2023 02:06:15

Stefaan Brodelet   Stefaan Brodelet
Hi Frans, indeed by removing the runways and a little improvement of the crop the picture becomes more interested.
Love also the quality of sharpness and contrasts control in all parts from a difficult situation. Moving train , windows, etc.. Well done.   Posted: 11/16/2023 07:40:41
Frans Gunterus   Frans Gunterus
Stefaan. Thanks for your comments.   Posted: 11/17/2023 19:05:55

Kathryn Engle
Great shot. I do like the shot with the runways removed. It gives it a more ethereal feel.   Posted: 11/23/2023 11:34:16
Frans Gunterus   Frans Gunterus
Kathryn. Thanks for your kind words.   Posted: 11/23/2023 18:45:15