Bernese Oberland II by David Davies

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Although this was taken some 25 years ago in the Bernese Oberland of Switzerland, you can see the smog that was already invading that beautiful country. I wonder what it looks like today.

Olympus OM-2, 50mm 1.8


bernese oberland, smog, switzerland

I’ve been an amateur photographer for as long as I can remember, which at my age is about a couple of weeks! I’ve owned film cameras from Zeiss, Scheider, Leica, Nikon and Olympus, as well as digital cameras from Pentax and Canon, and still have several, if I can ever find them. I currently use a Sony NEX-5N with an 18-55mm zoom lens, and after a year of ownership am still learning all the functions.

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  • cherylc1
    cherylc1almost 4 years ago

    WOW~ Breathtaking!!

  • Thanks, Cheryl. You should have seen it before the smog arrived! That would have been a WWOOWW!!

    – David Davies

  • David Davies
    David Daviesalmost 4 years ago

  • Ann J. Sagel
    Ann J. Sagelalmost 4 years ago

    Incredible DOF on this awesome capture.

  • Thank you Ann!

    – David Davies

  • 1stImpressions
    1stImpressionsalmost 4 years ago

    wonderful views

  • Thanks, Steve.

    – David Davies

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksalmost 4 years ago
    Absolutely gorgeous David !
  • Thanks, Roy. Pity about the smog, though, it used to be so beautiful.

    – David Davies

  • georgieboy98
    georgieboy98almost 4 years ago

    Tremendous scene very well photographed. You could always pass the smog off as mist! LOL Smog is associated with industry usually so where’s it all coming from?

  • Thanks, Peter. The smog comes from two main places, chemical valley, just east of Basel where all the big drug companies have their factories and down the Rhine valley from Mulhouse in Alsace, where a French car company, I think Peugot, has a big plant. It’s a real shame!

    – David Davies

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezalmost 4 years ago

    Great view David …

  • Thanks, Tom.

    – David Davies

  • Brent McMurry
    Brent McMurryalmost 4 years ago

    that is an amazing view!

  • Thanks, Brent, it is, in spite of the smog!

    – David Davies

  • Ryan Davison Crisp
    Ryan Davison C...almost 4 years ago

    wonderful scene

  • Thank you, Ryan.

    – David Davies

  • Quasebart
    Quasebartalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful view

  • Thank you so much!

    – David Davies

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