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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turistoalpinista

turistoalpinista - Sep 29, 2006 9:56 am - Voted 10/10

I would...

I would like to work in your office...:)
When did you take it?
TA

Whitesail

Whitesail - Oct 11, 2006 1:01 am - Hasn't voted

Re: I would...

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.

Nyle Walton

Nyle Walton - Nov 9, 2006 3:45 pm - Hasn't voted

Airbus with glass floor?

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?

Whitesail

Whitesail - Nov 14, 2006 11:40 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Airbus with glass floor?

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.

Sebastian Hamm

Sebastian Hamm - Nov 21, 2006 9:15 pm - Voted 10/10

Want to catch it...

SCHNAPP! ;-)

Whitesail

Whitesail - Nov 22, 2006 1:58 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Want to catch it...

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!

hiltrud.liu

hiltrud.liu - Nov 22, 2006 7:54 am - Voted 10/10

Very beautiful ...

a nice picture!
Cheers
Hiltrud

Whitesail

Whitesail - Nov 22, 2006 2:01 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Very beautiful ...

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!

nikolai79

nikolai79 - Jan 19, 2007 3:54 pm - Voted 10/10

xD

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.


Whitesail

Whitesail - Jan 28, 2007 11:15 am - Hasn't voted

Re: xD

Thanks for all!

schmid_th

schmid_th - Mar 9, 2007 10:50 am - Voted 10/10

Great!

Great office view! ;-)
Unusual but amazing shot!

Whitesail

Whitesail - Mar 9, 2007 12:58 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great!

Thanks. It makes a change from the usual view.

pcirani@tiscali.it

pcirani@tiscali.it - Apr 9, 2007 9:00 pm - Voted 10/10

No words!

fantastic! Paolo

Whitesail

Whitesail - Jun 29, 2007 2:24 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: No words!

Gracia!

icypeak

icypeak - Oct 12, 2007 7:09 pm - Voted 10/10

Super Photo!

I've never seen it from this angle. Certainly much better than the view I have from my office :-(

Whitesail

Whitesail - Oct 19, 2007 1:57 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Super Photo!

Glad you liked it! I find it's always good to see a different perspective once in a while.

tanya

tanya - Feb 4, 2008 5:56 pm - Voted 10/10

Yep...

That's a nice one!!! ;)

Whitesail

Whitesail - Feb 9, 2008 3:36 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Yep...

.......Thanks!

Ivona

Ivona - Mar 19, 2008 4:11 pm - Voted 10/10

what an office:)

was it your lunch time?:)))
fantastic shot!

Whitesail

Whitesail - Mar 19, 2008 4:22 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: what a office:)

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!

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