I planned this image for "windows" so here it is a little late - hehe.
Not sure which season I prefer flying in the Alps but summer is definitely a highlight when the mountains become green after the snow melt. If you follow this lake to the very end you would finally overfly the city of Luzern. We came from Gstaad making a low pass over their airport but could not land due to work on the runway. All the way from Gstaad and home is a beautiful area the whole flight. The light was a bit harsh in some parts, it was I think around 1 p.m. The image was taken from the backseat.
Summer's here, the longest day today. Reason to celebrate.
Great summer picture, window to the great outdoors. What happened, pretty and normal colours?
This is actually something I can enjoy greatly. Part of the window frame add to the feeling of space and dimensions.
"I like it very much but ... it's not my favorite".
Have good summer weekend.
BabaCam (2019/06/23 07:39:08): The color of the lake you mean? It is pretty normal in the summer time. With the sunlight and warm temperature the lake gets this "tropical" looks. It has an explanation of course they wrote about in the newspaper when we had a hot summer and people asked ... but I forgot. Something with the photosynthesis. Lake of Zurich looks the same in the summer.
To summarize: This is not photoshop but real :-) Came out of the cam this way, did some sharpening of course, a bit more contrast.
You have chosen a really interesting frame for this breathtaking view and it gives the impression of being present in person in the plane. The in background fading out landscape provides an enormous depth in the picture.
Greetings from summerly hot Westphalia! Have a nnice weekend!
A breathtaking and most beautiful mountain-lake view. Franks is right, including the window frame and part of the wing gives a feeling of being there in the plane. It is interesting to compare the map view to the photo. I like this very much.
Have a nice weekend!
What a stunning view! I also really appreciate the satellite view, I was wondering about the relationship between the lake and the Alps. I can relate to late!....and I'm retired!
So, if at the end of the lake is Luzern, than the mountain in the left background must be Pilatus?
I am a real sucker for this aerial images of Switzerland. The geology reminds of so well of what the last Ice Age must have been.
The inclusion of the right side of the window and the wing really makes this image alive.