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Matterhorn/Cervino
Matterhorn/Cervino (4478m) from my office looking North into Switzerland from above Cervina, Italy.

The start of the southern end of the beautiful Val de Zinal, that is the upper reach of the Val d'Anniviers is just visible in the top left. Part of the South face of Ober Gabelhorn (4063m) can be seen at the top of the picture. The Hörnli Ridge leads off in the three o'clock position towards Zermatt. The Furggengrat ridge in the five o'clock position is the Swiss/Italian border reaching out to the Monta Rosa group. The eight o'clock ridge is the Arrête du Lion that continues the border as it leads towards the Dent d'Herens (4171m). Dent Blanche (4357m) is out of the picture in the ten o'clock position but Pte de Zinal (3789m) can be seen top left.

The picture was taken on the 9th September 2004 after a dry spell, compare it to the picture taken on the 23rd of August 2005 after a storm.

This picture shows the view as approaching the Matterhorn while heading East towards Mona Rosa.

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turistoalpinistaI would...

turistoalpinista

Voted 10/10

I would like to work in your office...:)
When did you take it?
TA
Posted Sep 29, 2006 9:56 am

WhitesailRe: I would...

Whitesail

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I'm very lucky and glad I don't have a 9 to 5 job! It was taken from an Airbus 321, London too Zakinthos in Greece on the 9th September 2004.
Posted Oct 11, 2006 1:01 am

Nyle WaltonAirbus with glass floor?

Nyle Walton

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I take it that your office is a corporate jet or something similar I once photographed the Matterhorn from a commercial jet flying from Rome to Paris (see my photos). How did you get the directly overhead angle? Did you bank the plane?
Posted Nov 9, 2006 3:45 pm

WhitesailRe: Airbus with glass floor?

Whitesail

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The picture was taken from a normal commercial airliner but taken from the port rear window of the flight deck. The flight deck windows are much larger than passenger windows and allow a more vertical field of view with a camera lens. Unlike passenger windows the flight deck windows do not have a second plastic window/shield and thus have a far less restrictive field of view.

There was also a bit of luck to taking this picture! I have tried many times before!

Looking at your picture we were also a lot closer to over head the Matterhorn that makes the angle look different.

From what I remember we did not bank the plane, and if we did then no more than a very gentle left turn.
Posted Nov 14, 2006 11:40 pm

Sebastian HammWant to catch it...

Sebastian Hamm

Voted 10/10

SCHNAPP! ;-)
Posted Nov 21, 2006 9:15 pm

WhitesailRe: Want to catch it...

Whitesail

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Thanks! It took many years for me to be lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time, just to go schnapp!
Posted Nov 22, 2006 1:58 pm

hiltrud.liuVery beautiful ...

hiltrud.liu

Voted 10/10

a nice picture!
Cheers
Hiltrud
Posted Nov 22, 2006 7:54 am

WhitesailRe: Very beautiful ...

Whitesail

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Thanks for the comments. I've been flying for a couple of decades but this is probably my best picture of the Matterhorn and it was more down to luck than skill!
Posted Nov 22, 2006 2:01 pm

nikolai79xD

nikolai79

Voted 10/10

I don´t know what it´s best: your picture or your comment. Well at least here you have my vote

Thanks for your picture, great shoot.


Posted Jan 19, 2007 3:54 pm

WhitesailRe: xD

Whitesail

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Thanks for all!
Posted Jan 28, 2007 11:15 am

schmid_thGreat!

schmid_th

Voted 10/10

Great office view! ;-)
Unusual but amazing shot!
Posted Mar 9, 2007 10:50 am

WhitesailRe: Great!

Whitesail

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Thanks. It makes a change from the usual view.
Posted Mar 9, 2007 12:58 pm

pcirani@tiscali.itNo words!

pcirani@tiscali.it

Voted 10/10

fantastic! Paolo
Posted Apr 9, 2007 9:00 pm

WhitesailRe: No words!

Whitesail

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Gracia!
Posted Jun 29, 2007 2:24 pm

icypeakSuper Photo!

icypeak

Voted 10/10

I've never seen it from this angle. Certainly much better than the view I have from my office :-(
Posted Oct 12, 2007 7:09 pm

WhitesailRe: Super Photo!

Whitesail

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Glad you liked it! I find it's always good to see a different perspective once in a while.
Posted Oct 19, 2007 1:57 pm

tanyaYep...

tanya

Voted 10/10

That's a nice one!!! ;)
Posted Feb 4, 2008 5:56 pm

WhitesailRe: Yep...

Whitesail

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.......Thanks!
Posted Feb 9, 2008 3:36 pm

Ivonawhat an office:)

Ivona

Voted 10/10

was it your lunch time?:)))
fantastic shot!
Posted Mar 19, 2008 4:11 pm

WhitesailRe: what a office:)

Whitesail

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Thanks for your kind words. Well I wish we could have gone into a holding pattern but places to go.... I can't remember the lunch but I can remember the view!
Posted Mar 19, 2008 4:22 pm

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WhitesailSubmitted by Whitesail
on Sep 4, 2006 1:19 am

Image ID: 222244
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Lat/Lon: 45.97740°N / 7.65884°E
Object Title: Matterhorn/Cervino

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