Matterhorn & Dent d'Herens

Cloud Spectacle above the mighty Matterhorn (4478m) and its neighbour Dent'd'Herens (4171m)
Between the peaks is Colle Tournanche (3479m.)

Bad weather was rolling in very fast creating the nice sky above Matterhorn.
Picture taken from the 'shoulder' of Allalinhorn (3800m)
Wallis, Switzerland, July 2009


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Noondueler - Sep 9, 2009 1:38 am - Voted 10/10

Marvelous shot!

Dramatic content and mood. Beautiful!


Lodewijk - Sep 9, 2009 3:05 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Marvelous shot!

Thank you very much!It was a great view, i didn't have a long time to enjoy it though, because we had to descend fast because the weather was getting worse!thanks for your comment!
Greets Lodewijk


p-mike - Sep 9, 2009 7:04 am - Voted 10/10


Congratulations for this picture very beautiful!
From this photo is easyer to understand as fast the weather changes in the mountains...


Lodewijk - Sep 9, 2009 7:12 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Beautiful!

Hi Paolo, Thank you very much for your comment!
Yes indeed, weather in the mountains can change very rapidly!
Ciao! Lodewijk

Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Sep 9, 2009 7:24 am - Voted 10/10

That is Spectacular!

Nice capture of spectacular weather--thanks for sharing! --mark d.


Lodewijk - Sep 9, 2009 7:33 am - Hasn't voted

Re: That is Spectacular!

Hi Mark, thank you and you are very welcome!
Greets Lodewijk


daveyboy - Sep 9, 2009 1:30 pm - Voted 10/10


Lovely picture. Have you tried it as just a greyscale image?
If not it does not matter as this is wonderful.


Lodewijk - Sep 9, 2009 2:03 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Lovely:

Hi David, I just tried it in a grey-scale: it looks also beautiful, but the blue colours of the sky as only 'real' colour in the image (like it is now) I like a little better :-)
But I definitely see your point. If you want to see what you think I can send you the greyscale image?
Thanks for your comment! Greets Lodewijk


BLong - Sep 9, 2009 5:43 pm - Voted 10/10

Awesome photo

Great capture of the approaching storm.


Lodewijk - Sep 10, 2009 4:42 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Awesome photo

Thank you very much! Your Bolivian pics are fantastic!
Greets Lodewijk


KoenVl - Oct 4, 2009 3:22 am - Voted 10/10


Absolutely stunning!!


Lodewijk - Oct 5, 2009 5:52 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Stunning

Thanks a lot Coen!!
Have a nice day, Cheers Lodewijk


BazZ - Nov 20, 2009 5:27 pm - Voted 10/10


Deze is ook erg vet. Dramatisch.
Ben je zelf naar 3800 m gelopen? dan wordt Nepal een eitje.


Lodewijk - Nov 24, 2009 5:13 am - Hasn't voted

Re: wow

Thanks Bas! Nee ik ben begonnen op 3400 meter (einde van de Allalinkabelbaan) en vanaf daar naar 4027m gelopen.
Groetjes Lo


dmiki - May 3, 2010 2:18 am - Voted 10/10


Like a ~'cloud of death' from some film, just before evil dragons or aliens come swooping down ;)


Lodewijk - May 3, 2010 4:04 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Wow

haha yes! I am glad I was down in the valley just in time before those creatures came down from the mountain ;-)
Thanks Dmiki, cheers!


mills - May 5, 2010 1:10 pm - Voted 10/10


Love this image, you have captured the Matterhorn in it`s glory, love the angry looking clouds which are often not very far away from this glorious summit,

thanks for posting :)



Lodewijk - May 6, 2010 6:15 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Beautiful

Thanks a lot mills! It is indeed fascinating to see how fast the weather can change around Matterhorn. These dark clouds appreared in less than 30 minutes. And 30 minutes after this shot the peak looked like this:

You are very welcome :-), thanks for passing by
Cheers! Lodewijk

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