Switzerland

Went for a week trip to canton of Graubünden and didn´t got bored. I brought back 5 years old memories and confirmed former assumption of Switzerland beiing my favourite Europe country - maybe partly due to it is not EU member - but mostly because of its high snowy peaks, deep forests, picturesque villages, vibrant cities and red trains... I tried to photograph during the days in harsh light when I did some hiking and not all photos came up as I expected altough I shot in RAW. At least I am pleased with the panoramic results and GF1s cropping capability.

Piz Palü with fresh snow
Piz Palü with fresh snow

Piz Palü with fresh snow

Sun played nice light game on the snowy slopes of Piz Palü and Isla Persa. This mountain was a scene for movie The white hell of Piz Palu mentioned in another movie Inglorious Basterds.

  • Camera used: Panasonic DMC-GF1
  • Exposure time: 1/640 s
  • Aperture: f/6.3
  • Focal length: 45mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Date taken: Jul 15, 2012 14:45:51
Piz Zupó
Piz Zupó

Piz Zupó

Detail of Vadret da Morteratsch and two summits - white Bellavista and Piz Zupó hiding in the clouds. Fresh snow up above.

  • Camera used: Panasonic DMC-GF1
  • Exposure time: 1/640 s
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Focal length: 45mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Date taken: Jul 15, 2012 14:34:27
Vadret da Morteratsch
Vadret da Morteratsch

Vadret da Morteratsch

Glacial colors always fascinated me - notice the gate of the glacier. The most rapidly shrinking glacier in the Alps.

  • Camera used: Panasonic DMC-GF1
  • Exposure time: 1/80 s
  • Aperture: f/7.1
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Date taken: Jul 15, 2012 16:27:16
Her majesty Bernina
Her majesty Bernina

Her majesty Bernina

The highest point od Eastern Alps - that is Piz Bernina with its 4049 metres a. s. l. and with famous Bincograt (white edge). Hiding in the clouds as well as neigbouring Piz Scerscen (on theright). Shot from Capanna da Tschierva.

  • Camera used: Panasonic DMC-GF1
  • Exposure time: 1/640 s
  • Aperture: f/6.3
  • Focal length: 45mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Date taken: Jul 17, 2012 14:20:05
Piz Albris
Piz Albris

Piz Albris

View backwards ascending in Val da Morteratsch. Liked the fast moving clouds.

  • Camera used: Panasonic DMC-GF1
  • Exposure time: 1/500 s
  • Aperture: f/6.3
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Date taken: Jul 15, 2012 12:32:42
Val Fex
Val Fex

Val Fex

Open part of this nice valley. RAW saved clouds from beiing burnt out.

  • Camera used: Panasonic DMC-GF1
  • Exposure time: 1/200 s
  • Aperture: f/8.0
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Date taken: Jul 20, 2012 12:07:31
Fex Crasta
Fex Crasta

Fex Crasta

Scented meadows in Val Fex contrasted with white glaciers

  • Camera used: Panasonic DMC-GF1
  • Exposure time: 1/160 s
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Focal length: 33mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Date taken: Jul 20, 2012 11:21:10
Vadret Boval
Vadret Boval

Vadret Boval

Vadret means "glacier" in Romansh. Shot from Boval hütte, cropped from original 90mm image.

  • Camera used: Panasonic DMC-GF1
  • Exposure time: 1/250 s
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Focal length: 45mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Date taken: Jul 15, 2012 13:46:10
Townhall of Chur
Townhall of Chur

Townhall of Chur

Framed this building with vine leaves.

  • Camera used: Panasonic DMC-GF1
  • Exposure time: 1/200 s
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Focal length: 45mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Date taken: Jul 19, 2012 13:03:27
Old town of Chur
Old town of Chur

Old town of Chur

St. Peters church on the left side and townhall in the middle of the picture. This shot composed almost itself.

  • Camera used: Panasonic DMC-GF1
  • Exposure time: 1/160 s
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Date taken: Jul 19, 2012 13:02:34
Townhall door in Chur
Townhall door in Chur

Townhall door in Chur

Shot this shot just for the extraordinary colors and pattern

  • Camera used: Panasonic DMC-GF1
  • Exposure time: 1/80 s
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Date taken: Jul 19, 2012 13:22:07
Plan vest
Plan vest

Plan vest

View towards main Bergell range, Val Bondasca in the middle - path of huge landslide visible (In December 2011 rock ripped off Piz Cengalo)

  • Camera used: Panasonic DMC-GF1
  • Exposure time: 1/400 s
  • Aperture: f/7.1
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Date taken: Jul 16, 2012 16:18:41
Alp Tombal
Alp Tombal

Alp Tombal

Nice to have a break on place like this, isn´t it? Afternoon sun just started prolonging the shapes and I had to capture tis panorama altough the sky was boring.

  • Camera used: Panasonic DMC-GF1
  • Exposure time: 1/20 s
  • Aperture: f/22.0
  • Focal length: 16mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Date taken: Jul 16, 2012 17:51:04
Old bridge in Vicosoprano
Old bridge in Vicosoprano

Old bridge in Vicosoprano

Tried to capture this bridge in the morning same day but sun was on the bad side so I returned in the evening. I liked italian style of the main village in Val Bregaglia.

  • Camera used: Panasonic DMC-GF1
  • Exposure time: 1/160 s
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Date taken: Jul 18, 2012 19:17:03
Coltura shades
Coltura shades

Coltura shades

Late morning sun projected lantern shape on the wall and combination with silent alley prepared this shot.

  • Camera used: Panasonic DMC-GF1
  • Exposure time: 1/400 s
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Focal length: 34mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Date taken: Jul 16, 2012 10:18:10
Main Bergell range
Main Bergell range

Main Bergell range

Maybe boring panorama but I really liked the shape of the mountains with late afternoon shades. Shot from Plän Vest. From the left: Spiky Sciora group (Sciora Dafora - Punta Pioda - Ago di Sciora - Sciora Dadent) - Vadrec Bondasca - Pizzi Gemelli - Piz Cengalo - Piz Badile

  • Camera used: Panasonic DMC-GF1
  • Exposure time: 1/500 s
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Focal length: 45mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Date taken: Jul 16, 2012 17:48:48
Gate to paradise?
Gate to paradise?

Gate to paradise?

The way hidden beneath this gate actually leads to graveyard in Soglio.

  • Camera used: Panasonic DMC-GF1
  • Exposure time: 1/80 s
  • Aperture: f/10.0
  • Focal length: 28mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Date taken: Jul 16, 2012 19:07:50
Soglio
Soglio

Soglio

Italian style houses with slate roofs. It is not far away from there to Italy - just about 1 km.

  • Camera used: Panasonic DMC-GF1
  • Exposure time: 1/80 s
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Focal length: 45mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Date taken: Jul 16, 2012 18:07:38
Lock it
Lock it

Lock it

Lock and accessories on old wooden door in Coltura.

  • Camera used: Panasonic DMC-GF1
  • Exposure time: 1/60 s
  • Aperture: f/3.5
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Date taken: Jul 16, 2012 10:15:13
Lej da Silvaplauna
Lej da Silvaplauna

Lej da Silvaplauna

I was really lucky this evening. Went out as the sky dyed and shot this panorama near Surlej bridge. Crap da Saas castle on the left with Corvatsch summit - Silvaplana village on the right.

  • Camera used: Panasonic DMC-GF1
  • Exposure time: 1/25 s
  • Aperture: f/8.0
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Date taken: Jul 17, 2012 20:47:45
Silvaplana
Silvaplana

Silvaplana

Calm village by the lake - that is Silvaplana hidden in the shadow of famous St. Moritz. This evening sky indicated good photographic condition.

  • Camera used: Panasonic DMC-GF1
  • Exposure time: 1/80 s
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Date taken: Jul 17, 2012 20:11:46
Crap da Saas
Crap da Saas

Crap da Saas

Had nice conditions during the evening and shot this wonderfull castle with Corvatsch in the background. Considered another compositions but finally this one came best altough the horizon is in the middle. I wanted both the lake and clouds to be in the photo.

  • Camera used: Panasonic DMC-GF1
  • Exposure time: 1/25 s
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Date taken: Jul 17, 2012 20:44:42
Lej da Segl
Lej da Segl

Lej da Segl

View towards Val Fedoz and village of Isola. Took this shot in the morning and just for the presence of the dead tree in the foreground.

  • Camera used: Panasonic DMC-GF1
  • Exposure time: 1/100 s
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Date taken: Jul 18, 2012 09:56:50
Plaun da Lej
Plaun da Lej

Plaun da Lej

Litttle cliché photo but still I like it altough missed classical tripod to make exposure longer. Lej da Segl from Plaun da Lej resort.

  • Camera used: Panasonic DMC-GF1
  • Exposure time: 1/40 s
  • Aperture: f/9.0
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Date taken: Jul 18, 2012 19:48:53
Ardez
Ardez

Ardez

One on the most picturesque villages in Lower Engadin. Planned this shot long before and wanted overcast conditions. Steep ascend to the castle ruin took me up just few minutes as it was starting to rain. Finally I had to work fast as GF1 is not waterproof.

  • Camera used: Panasonic DMC-GF1
  • Exposure time: 1/400 s
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Date taken: Jul 14, 2012 16:41:03
Main square in Guarda
Main square in Guarda

Main square in Guarda

Not just the centre looks like this, whole village is "old times memorial". Paved streets not occupied by cars, many fountains, flowers and sgraffito houses makes Guarda photographic paradise.

  • Camera used: Panasonic DMC-GF1
  • Exposure time: 1/200 s
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Date taken: Jul 21, 2012 09:42:12
Portal in Guarda
Portal in Guarda

Portal in Guarda

One of many similar entrances in Guarda village.

  • Camera used: Panasonic DMC-GF1
  • Exposure time: 1/80 s
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Date taken: Jul 21, 2012 09:32:39
Window in Guarda
Window in Guarda

Window in Guarda

Last shot I made in Guarda and more the subject attracted my attention. Hooked flower and window made certain combination for photo.

  • Camera used: Panasonic DMC-GF1
  • Exposure time: 1/100 s
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Focal length: 17mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Date taken: Jul 21, 2012 09:48:33
Horse
Horse

Horse

Ornaments on houses in Guarda range from horses and cows to devils and dragons

  • Camera used: Panasonic DMC-GF1
  • Exposure time: 1/125 s
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Focal length: 26mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Date taken: Jul 21, 2012 09:24:44

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