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1,000 Feet Above The Alps

October 18th, 2009

I took this picture during a flight from the South of France while we crossed the Swiss Alps. This time, only small Photoshop tweaks have been done, mainly to get rid of the reflections of the window.

Nikon D300, Nikon 18-200mm VR, ISO 100, f/9, 1/320, Adobe Photoshop CS4.

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Comments from the Community

Posted By: MrPacMan36
about 14 years, 6 months ago

Great stuff right here!
Posted By: Skube
about 14 years, 6 months ago
Wonderful!!! I wish i can take pictures like that :/ :D
Posted By: Chris Gin
about 14 years, 6 months ago
Impressive shot! Most photographers would have to hike for miles and wait days for the right light for this type of shot. And you got it out of a plane window, incredible!
Posted By: Eoin
about 14 years, 6 months ago
Absolutely fantastic, before I read the info I thought it was computer generated.

Stunning, thanks so much.
Posted By: Beginning
about 14 years, 6 months ago
Awesome... Thanks for sharing! :)
Posted By: rcheng99
about 14 years, 6 months ago
Amazingly sharp shooting thru the window. Great shot.
Posted By: mredpopo
about 14 years, 6 months ago
In my top five IFL wallpaper. This is just STUNNING!
Posted By: Joel Antunes
about 14 years, 6 months ago
Nice picture, but in my opinion regardless of the image a real photographer (who loves nature not just the camera and have enough money to travel) would prefer to be in the seen and wait for the right light, just like for example: David Norton, Not to talk about Joe Cornish. well as this site is not much as photography, more of a wallpapers rather!
This comment is rated: immature
Posted By: Brandon
about 14 years, 6 months ago
Amazing!! I was hoping this one would make it. Thanks!
Posted By: Treehugger
about 14 years, 6 months ago
Wow, I'm flying!! :)
Posted By: Mark
about 14 years, 6 months ago
Joel.... a "real photographer" takes pictures as the scenes are presented to them regardless of conditions and circumstances. I'm sure Macindows has sat out in the rain or cold waiting for the right shot.

This is a great shot... I'll have to revisit that lens with my D300s.
Posted By: peter93
about 14 years, 6 months ago
oh wow!!! i can just look at this for hours!! it just is beautiful. nuff said
Posted By: Dominic Kamp
about 14 years, 6 months ago
Joel, who said that I didn't fly back and forth until the light was right? ;-)

Otherwise, thanks for your nice comments! The only thing that's bugging me is the title... Should have called it "Vanilla Mountains", "Vanilla Sky" or "VanillAlps"...something like that.
Posted By:       
about 14 years, 6 months ago
The picture is incredible.

@ Macindows, do not tell me you were on a commercial flight. The pilot could only be crazy flying at an altitude like that - I do not know if you are the pilot and I do not know if it was a small plane. It seems that the photo was taken from the top of a mountain. (I'm not doubting his work, just saying my impression.) Good work! Thanks for sharing.
Posted By: TheReal7
about 14 years, 6 months ago
Awesome photo!
Posted By:       
about 14 years, 6 months ago
I have more questions: How many times have you had to fly over the region to get the right light? I mean, you already circling the area several times to get this result?

Before opening this picture I thought: gee, we have a climber in the IFL. After I opened it, the mountains looked very close and said: I think it was very cold. After I read your comment I was in trouble: here we have a survivor of a low flying. lol

But it's just fun. :)
Posted By: stubulman
about 14 years, 6 months ago
You are indeed a gadabout. Beautiful work.
Posted By: EasyC
about 14 years, 6 months ago
Isn't the world beautiful...
Posted By: lerch84
about 14 years, 6 months ago
I agree with the first comment of @Lenses In The Dark..usually commercial flights don't fly at such a low altitude..so you had the chance to wait for the right light and I think you chose the perfect moment to shot!
Posted By: Jon Piasente
about 14 years, 6 months ago
An amazing photo.

I've been inspired by many of these photos and decided to get myself a D90 with a few lenses to try my hand at it. Does anyone know of a good online source to learn the finer points?

Posted By: Dominic Kamp
about 14 years, 6 months ago
Litd, you could be a detective! :-D
When I took this photo, I was indeed sitting in a Cessna, about to land on the Engadin airport. Good work, Sherlock!
Posted By: WhiteDog
about 14 years, 6 months ago
I agree - there's nothing wrong with areal photography. The results are what's important. The fact that several viewers thought at first the pic was taken during a climb only makes the affect all the more stunning. Keep up the good work.
Posted By: sypherin
about 14 years, 6 months ago
i'm so thankful for wonderful shots like these on interfacelift. i wish to see these for real someday
Posted By:       
about 14 years, 6 months ago
Lol @ Macindows not take it personally. I consider it normal to ask for a photo of this quality. I am not Sherlock, but I can find things if I ask - as I know now that Cessna is a small plane and not part of a commercial flight.

By the way, a phrase of Sherlock: The world is full of obvious things that anyone, at any time, notes.

Thanks for the information and remember to fly higher. Safety is the soul of business.
Posted By: FotoFelix
about 14 years, 6 months ago

This is definitely one of the most beautiful photographs I ever saw!
I really admire your skills.
Posted By: Mac Man
about 14 years, 6 months ago
CRAZY amazing!!!
Posted By: JeffLui
about 14 years, 6 months ago
This is very, very good!
Posted By: Divyansh
about 14 years, 6 months ago
nice work..
Posted By: Zwicky
about 14 years, 6 months ago
I really like the photo, but I edited it to get rid of lots of overpowering yellow before I put it as my background ;)
Posted By: FroBoZZ
about 14 years, 3 months ago
Fabulous. This site has so many awesome photos but this is one of the top for me. Love the lighting on the left. Spreads over the entire range well.
Posted By: m600kf
about 8 years, 10 months ago
Incredible!!! I'll set this one as desktop wallpaper for 3 years

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