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Wallpaper Details: Alpstein Before Rain

High-resolution desktop wallpaper Alpstein Before Rain by mainconcept
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Alpstein Before Rain

August 11th, 2010

Taken while on a trip to the Hoher Kasten, shortly before it began to rain.

Sony Alpha A550, Carl Zeiss 24-70mm f 1:2.8, Cir Pol-filter

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clouds » green » grey » landscape » mountains » nature » photography » sky » sony » sony alpha a550 »

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Comments from the Community

Posted By: tony_danza
about 4 years, 1 month ago
nice
Posted By: Moshi
about 4 years, 1 month ago
Wow this is almost surreal!
Posted By: rejectEd
about 4 years, 1 month ago
Beautiful.
It must have been some trek to get that shot !
Cheers :)
Posted By: kailIFL
about 4 years, 1 month ago
Wow.
Posted By: Philippe Clairo
about 4 years, 1 month ago
I voted for this, spectacular view, and nice catch with the light.
Posted By: Pasquale70
about 4 years, 1 month ago
Fantastic shot!
Posted By: only4now
about 4 years, 1 month ago
breath taking!

seeing the houses and roaming sheep is an excellent treat to such a captured moment...

Excellent!~
Posted By: trout
about 4 years, 1 month ago
Wow. A little too dark for the iPhone, but beautiful and with something a little different on the desktop.
Posted By: Tyroser
about 4 years, 1 month ago
Wow, a couper le souffle, vraiment j'adore *love*
Posted By:
about 4 years, 1 month ago
Breathtaking - happy to see the Säntis with its montsrous antenna is in the clouds. Instantly made it my new wallpaper. Thanks.
Posted By: Vinnie
about 4 years, 1 month ago
Just incredible. Instant favorite.
Posted By: brizkit
about 4 years, 1 month ago
Very, very cool. This has just about everything I could ask for in a desktop. Mood, composition, colors, and that "wow" factor. Keep 'em coming.
Posted By: rhythmmethod
about 4 years, 1 month ago
Thank you!
Posted By: Dhaman
about 4 years, 1 month ago
Very unique, great clarity. Gonna be in my wallpaper cycle for a while!
Posted By: GMahler
about 4 years, 1 month ago
WOW. This is easily now one of my favorite wallpapers. Absolutely stunning!
about 4 years, 1 month ago
WOW! What a breathtaking wallpaper! This was perfectly executed. This had to be one amazing trip. I would love to see a place like this. Thanks for sharing your gem. Cheers!
Posted By: salvis
about 4 years, 1 month ago
At first, I thought the thumbnail was enough and there wasn't going to be much to this one. I was TOTALLY wrong. The full size is spectacular and then when I saw the houses and sheep to get a better idea of scale all I could think is WOW!!! That would be an awesome place to live...not sure where the roads are though. Anyway it is awesome.
Posted By: antonis7
about 4 years, 1 month ago
i absolutely LOVE it.. i just wish the clouds were a bit higher so that we could see the mountain tops but nevertheless it is stunning...

I like that the rocks on this left side, give the whole image a sense of depth that many other landscape wallpapers lack...
Posted By: odkkoma
about 4 years, 1 month ago
The ridiculous sharpness makes it useless for a wallpaper, IMO. The left hill looks like it's been cut in (different lighting), as do the clouds (absolutely no transparency).

The trees are too fatiguing to the eye - a little depth would've helped.
Posted By: eclinton
about 4 years, 1 month ago
This is beautiful, the house in the middle right on the ridge is awesome!
Posted By: SavaK
about 4 years, 1 month ago
How did you even get this? Astonishing work! Instant wallpaper and straight to favourites.
Posted By: VisualParadox
about 4 years, 1 month ago
this photo would look absolutely incredible on a say a 52" tv, but on a 24" monitor, which is what i have, it doesnt do much justice. my eyes never know where too look, although they usually go straight to that piece of mountain in the foreground peeking in from the left which is very distracting and fake looking i might add.
but anyway, this is a breathtaking scene nonetheless.
I almost would consider taking it down the street and getting it blown up to put on my wall; after i clean up that mountain that doesnt look right of course..
Posted By: ProwlingFox
about 4 years, 1 month ago
WOW!
Posted By: mainconcept
about 4 years, 1 month ago
Thank for the remarks.

It's a HDR out of 3 pictures with 0.7EV difference for each. Developed with HDR Expose and Photoshop CS5

The rock in the left isn't cut into the picture, he is just illuminated by the sun who was in my back.

If there is demand for a improved "softer" Version with more details and a more subtile Lightning on teh left rock just tell me and i will put a another version to the loupe.

greets

Main concept.
Posted By: vovin
about 4 years, 1 month ago
Fantastic wallpaper! The breathtaking scenery and most importantly the mellow tones, absence of extreme black/white, gives it a long lasting place on my desktop! :D
Posted By: Antipater
about 3 years, 10 months ago
Simply stunning. It's been awhile since I have changed my bg, but this one will have a home on my screen for a long time. Thank you.

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