Zernez National Park, Switzerland

Zernez National Park, Switzerland
The Zernez National Park in Switzerland, is located in the Engadine area, in the Canton of Grisons. Only Switzerland National Park, and first national park in Europe, it was founded in 1914 (August 1, the Swiss National Day). Its history dates back to 1909, when Swiss naturalists wanted to protect nature from human activities in development. Inspired by the United States which already had many national parks, they founded the Swiss League for Nature Protection (LSPN), currently known as Pro …

Zermatt, Matterhorn, Switzerland

Zermatt, Matterhorn, Switzerland
The Matterhorn, near the town of Zermatt in Switzerland, is also known as the Cervin (in French), and Cervino (in Italian). It is one of the highest peaks in the Alps, with an altitude of 4,478m (14,690 ft). It marks the border between Switzerland and Italy, and so, possess two summits (one swiss with 4,477.5 m high, one italian with 4,476.4m high). The pyramidal peak, is composed by for steep faces, split by four ridges: the Hörnli, Furggen, Leone and …

Aletsch Glacier, Fiescher Glacier, Switzerland

Aletsch Glacier, Fiescher Glacier, Switzerland
The Aletsch Glacier and Fiescher Glacier in Switzerland, are two impressive glaciers in the eastern Bernese Alps in the Swiss canton of Valais. The Aletsch Glacier (in German: Aletschgletscher) or Great Aletsch Glacier (in German: Grosser Aletschgletscher) is the largest glacier in the Alps (about 23 km (14 mi) long, covering more than 120 square kilometres (46 sq mi)). The Fiescher Glacier (in German: Fieschergletscher) is located just beside the Aletsch Glacier. The starting point of the Fiescher Glacier is …

HDR Photography – High Dynamic Range

HDR Photography – High Dynamic Range
Here is an article about HDR photography, with photo examples, video tutorials and explanation. HDR stands for High Dynamic Range; sometimes HDRi where “i” is for imaging. It’s a set of techniques used to reproduce a greater range of luminosity that the range that you get with standard techniques. Basically, it’s to combine photographs of the same subject, taken with different exposures, into a single image. This HDR photo will be able to show details in the highlights and shadows, …

Haute Savoie, France Landscapes

Haute Savoie, France Landscapes
Hi photographers, landscapes lovers and hikers, Today I’m introducing you some landscapes photos from France, taken in Haute Savoie, near Chamonix / Mont Blanc in the french Alps. The first serie of pictures was taken near La Balme and the Lacs Jovet. I went hiking with my friends who were on a beachvolley vacation in Les Contamines-Montjoie village. La Balme area is almost surrounded by Les Aiguilles de la Pennaz, le Mont Tondu and La Tête de la Cicle. It …