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Mountainscape by berndt2

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There are a couple of things I think are noteworthy about this shot.

Firstly, I would never have seen this view at all had I not been coerced by a friend to go out to the roof (!) to grab some snow (!) as a drinks mixer one evening after we’d gone skiing.

Secondly, I originally took this as a shot which I liked more, where you could see the mountaintops in context – they sit, Mt Olympus-like above the Swiss town below (refer picture at top)

The crop, however, has the advantage of looking almost science-fiction-ey which I like a bit more than the total shot. Also, it’s a panorama, and I don’t generally take many of those.

The original shot that the crop is taken from is this one:

Bernd Talasch doesn’t remember being hatched in a research laboratory in Omaha in the late 1950s so maybe that never happened. (Placeholder bio – remember to replace).

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  • Anthony Mancuso
    Anthony Mancusoabout 4 years ago

    very spectacular Berndt, excellent work!

  • Callum Brown
    Callum Brownabout 4 years ago

    Nice work….. Well done

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtabout 4 years ago

    I agree, the crop looks totally awesome

  • Russ Styles
    Russ Stylesabout 4 years ago

    Awesome…in MHO,both work equally as well.
    Question for you…Is there a name for the cocktail you were mixing with that snow…with winter aroun the corner here in Canada may have to mix up a dozen or so.

  • Hee! I’ve consulted my notes and we called it a “G-String” – a 1:1:1 ratio concoction consisting of vodka, malibu and the leftover residual juice from several cans of tinned pears. The thick pear juice covered the fact that it’s quite a potent alcoholic drink! Another one involved Bailleys, Kalua, Butterscotch Schnapps and Milk… or maybe we were just mixing anything from a certain point onwards?

    – berndt2

  • (plus snow in each case, just to chill it!)

    – berndt2

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneabout 4 years ago

    Very surreal!!

  • Colleen Milburn
    Colleen Milburnabout 4 years ago

    It is an awesome crop, but I’d love to see the full image posted on RB. The warm and cool tones together are amazing.

  • Luis Ferreiro
    Luis Ferreiroabout 4 years ago

    I prefer the crop, very interesting image and the G-String sounds just as good……

  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawabout 4 years ago

    Both shots are fabulous – but the cropped one works for me!!

  • jacqleen
    jacqleenabout 4 years ago

    Love BOTH…but the cropped one just takes my Breath away :)

  • © Pauline Wherrell
    © Pauline Wher...about 4 years ago

    Incredible work!

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