saint matterhorn

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Although I generally find BW the better format for mountain photos I could not resist this ice cold blue. Because it was really cold up there when I captured this view. I would guess around -20°C / -4°F.


What you see is of course Matterhorn (4478m / 14691ft). It must be most photographed mountain in the Alps - maybe in the entire world. But, when you are there it is almost impossible to make a photo without including the peak. It has an enourmous presence and an unprecedented beauty. In the back right part of this scenery you will find Dent Blanche (4356m / 14291 ft).


It seemed an almost impossible task to find a new take on this mountain. However, I was blended by the beauty of the view and amazed by that strange cloud formation appearing over the peak.


The original photo was captured on slide film and later scanned it with the Nikon Super Colorscan 5000 ED with small changes in Photoshop. I cropped it to 16:9 and I also created a square crop of the mountain only converted to BW. I might post that some other time.



  • Alexander 7y

    So calm, warm... and cold :)
  • cherry 07 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Frío, hielo y nieve, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Nuno Amaral 6y

    Very nice picture
  • tom schaus 6y

    incredible clouds make this photo
  • Lance McCoy 6y

    The blues throughout this fine photograph are classically beautiful. Well done in bringing this wonderful peak to us all to enjoy!
  • johnny myreng henriksen PRO 6y

    Wonderful, the colours lovely, and the composure from the nature ... And you are also just wonderful:))
  • sangriabythebeach 6y

    What a beautiful shot! Interesting to read your comments as well. As you say it can be difficult to get new angles on shot, but you've done it beautifully.
  • R E M I B R I D O T PRO 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Porfolio Landscape, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    Superbe !!!
  • elio de stefani PRO 6y

    Extraordinarily mythical image of the Matterhorn.
  • David Morse PRO 6y

    I agree with you, these blues are amazing!
  • Andreas Helke 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Amazing Image: Winter, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Andreas Helke 5y

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  • Kevin Aker 5y

  • Per Roar 5y

    Wow!!!! Fantastisk vakkert!
  • Jennifer 5y

  • Bernard FUMEAU PRO 4y

    Bravo !
  • Onofre Pimenta 4y

    So fantastic the place. Very beautiful your picture.
    Show the best your composition.
    Very excellent landscapec. Congratulations
    Have you a wonderful today.
    Sunset in Goiás
  • Benjeev Rendhava 4y

    The blues are quite stunning here. And all that pristine, untouched snow gives it a wild quality. Great job Hogne.
  • Wolfgang Pfeffer 4y

    that's great - a beautiful picture.
  • Phil's Pixels PRO 3y


    I am an Admin for Howard's and Caz's Gallery. Only exemplary work is invited. Once posted it is then viewed by the Art Director and if approved will take a seat of honor amongst the finest of Flickr images. That is what makes this Group different and unique to Flickr. I believe, in my opinion, this wonderful image of yours belongs with this top notch Gallery! Please, take a look at Howard and Caz's Gallery and if it is to your liking I would be honored for you to join and post your marvelous work. Your hard work and effort is appreciated and I look forward to seeing more of your talent. I thank you for your time and regards, Phil (A)

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Taken in February 2000
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