Lauterbrunnen Valley Switzerland
My husband and I had been on the cog railway to and from Wengen, our lovely mountain village base, a few times. We had hiked hills and valleys and photographed Switzerland’s natural beauty and the tidy Swiss lifestyle. Guesthouse bound on our last day, we were lucky to find window seats on the train. I set my camera, a Panasonic Lumix superzoom, for a wide angle shot with maximum depth of field hoping for “just one more” photo-op. As the train slowly wound up the mountain, the iconic valley view – this time uniquely bathed in golden alpine light with a perfectly placed cloud to balance and enhance the composition – presented itself. I braced myself against the (open) window frame, held my breath and slowly pressed the shutter release once.
I had my own version of alpenglow when, back at home, my lucky shot, seen full sized, was one of my best from our trip to Switzerland.
First published December 2016