Day three. Another early morning

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The moon soon hides from the sun behind those mountains on the right

My mother and wife arrived half past ten last night after an uneventful flight from Amsterdam to Geneva, a fine train ride from Geneva to Aigle and a scary taxi ride up the mountain. Apparently, the taxi driver was a kamikaze pilot in world war two, who missed his target and was now trying to compensate for it. With shaky knees, they greeted us. I showed my wife the chalet, we all had drink and then went straight to bed.

 

The following morning I fell out of bed. At 6:15, I was up about and running. Dear lord, I hope this doesn't become a habit. The up side of course was being treated to yet another beautiful morning.

Pink and golden vapor trail
The sun came up from the left, peeking with its pink rays over the top of a mountain. Later in the week, we discovered the sky above the chalet is a highway for planes. This first morning I just thought I was lucky to see planes flying over, leaving a nice pink and golden vapor trail. What a great photo opportunity! Later (after our discovery of the fly-by highway) I felt blessed I could see the planes warping overhead but not hearing them.

 

It being his first time here, Eelco wanted to know where what was in the village. Therefore, I took him on a tour by foot, to show him the village, where to find the bakery and so forth. Knowing Eelco, he would go out on his own to trek as well. I thought it was best to show him the scenery, surroundings and what routes to take.

Is that a camera that is holding a friend?
It turned out to be an extensive hike. We walked and walked and stopped quite often to take photographs. Eelco is as keen on photography as I am, though he has a much more professional camera. Not that I'm complaining, oh no, on the contrary. He has a camera that weighs half a ton and needs several lenses for different types of shots. The lenses each weigh another half a ton and the extra batteries a ton and a half. The whole shebang cost him the price of a small car AND he has to carry the stuff around. Now, Eelco is a big fellow, but that's to much to carry all around, even for him. By the way, did I mention it comes in a hard shell case that weighs another quarter of a ton? Oh, how I love my camera. I have a compact camera that allows me to shoot anything and everything, morning, midday and night. It weighs a little less than four mosquitoes and fits in my pocket, as long as I remember to take the sun cap off.
evening light behind the mountain
It costs as little as ten weeks worth of smoking and taking pics is a much healthier thing to do. Besides, it comes with a built in flash so I can't forget to bring mine. More importantly, I am not disappointed with the photos it takes :)

 

We enjoyed our walk very much. We saw breathtaking panoramas, walked past streams, chuckled at some people's creativity and fell in love with the local architecture. When we got back to the chalet, the setting sun had just sank behind the mountains. This meant even more views that are stunning and gave us a great photo-op. Have a look for yourself.

KeikoCreative says:
May I ask what camera are u using? I'm hunting for one now.
Posted on: Nov 03, 2008
princessbride029 says:
Your blogs are so fun to read - excellent work! I'm hooked :)
Posted on: Feb 05, 2008
sheba124 says:
Beaufitul photos!! You should experience some of our taxi cab drivers here in NYC. Talk about scary!
Posted on: Jan 13, 2008
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The moon soon hides from the sun b…
The moon soon hides from the sun …
Pink and golden vapor trail
Pink and golden vapor trail
Is that a camera that is holding a…
Is that a camera that is holding …
evening light behind the mountain
evening light behind the mountain
Side by side
Side by side
Funny plain trail
Funny plain trail
First rays touching the top of the…
First rays touching the top of th…
A closer look at the opposing moun…
A closer look at the opposing mou…
Morning sky
Morning sky
Dito but duo
Dito but duo
Early morning view from the chalet
Early morning view from the chalet
Yours truly sneaked one in of hims…
Yours truly sneaked one in of him…
Diamonds glint on snow
Diamonds glint on snow
View from the chalet
View from the chalet
Plenty of snow fell the previous w…
Plenty of snow fell the previous …
Sun comes up from the left
Sun comes up from the left
My mother, also capturing the beau…
My mother, also capturing the bea…
more mountains
more mountains
Chesières is home to many interna…
Chesières is home to many intern…
Creative hatch deco
Creative hatch deco
Isnt it magnificent?
Isn't it magnificent?
Mist covered valley in the distance
Mist covered valley in the distance
Nice panorama of Villars
Nice panorama of Villars
Wind had fun playing with snow
Wind had fun playing with snow
Creative postbox
Creative postbox
Love those shutters
Love those shutters
Ill have a room on the top floor …
I'll have a room on the top floor…
warmth from the house combined wit…
warmth from the house combined wi…
Where has the house gone?
Where has the house gone?
Old barn
Old barn
Barn door
Barn door
In a stream
In a stream
Mountain stream
Mountain stream
Another breathtaking panorama...
Another breathtaking panorama...
...and another one...
...and another one...
...and another...
...and another...
...it just doesnt stop with those…
...it just doesn't stop with thos…
snow, in all shapes and sizes
snow, in all shapes and sizes
Doesnt the ice look like a jaguar…
Doesn't the ice look like a jagua…
I dont think I can take it no mor…
I don't think I can take it no mo…
Dusk in the mountains
Dusk in the mountains
ever growing taller trees
ever growing taller trees
And further down the sun sinks
And further down the sun sinks
Dusky view from the chalet
Dusky view from the chalet
Soft evening light gently touches …
Soft evening light gently touches…
Hey, look, plain trails! what a su…
Hey, look, plain trails! what a s…
Honest to god, no photoshopping in…
Honest to god, no photoshopping i…
Dents du midi silhouette
Dents du midi silhouette
Night time
Night time
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photo by: Sweetski