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Posted by
John-Paul (Madison, NJ, United States) on 20 September 2007 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

the sun, almost having fully risen on the Matterhorn in Zermatt, Switzerland

i took this shot when i was in Switzerland this past July. it took me two days of getting up at 5am to get this shot. the first day i woke up and looked out the window of my hotel - the sky was clear, so i got my gear and walked to this bridge in town where there's a great view of the mountain, but by the time i got there, clouds had rolled in. the following morning, the clouds stayed away and after arriving at the bridge, i was joined by many japanese who were already dressed in business casual attire for the day. try and picture a very large group of japanese, dressed business casual - and then me, in my pajamas with a baseball cap and a fleece. i stayed there until 6:30am, photographing the entire sunrise, both on film and digitally. i do remember that this particular shot was taken handheld with a 300mm lens.

when i got back to my hotel, i was pretty cold.

Fuji Velvia 50