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PlusOneCollection III - Moiry Glacier Sunset

I selected this colorful image for #PlusOneCollectionIII, first published in my blog: http://haferlandphotography.com/moiry-glacier-sunset/ . For me, this photo represents pure alpine color which is so much different from what the mid-day sun brings up.

I did not do much posting this year but I'm sure I can catch up soon. Lots of high alpine images are waiting to be published.

Thanks for those of you who liked this image as I first posted it, and if you didn't see it yet: I hope you like it!

  
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Water Hills Skeiðarásandur, Iceland

Published in my blog: http://haferlandphotography.com/water-hills-skeidarasandur-iceland

Glaciers melt, and the melting water has to go somewhere. It has to make its way from the glacier's ends to the sea, and as this is a journey without much difference in elevation, the water flow covers broad areas of soft lava rock fields. This results in wide estuaries or alluvial plains which are sometimes hard to pass. Several people wrecked their jeeps by trying to do so.

I was fascinated by the row of equally shaped wave tops of this melting water flow. It contained much mud and gave the waves a unique surface structure. Interesting thing was that these wave tops moved slowly forward during this long exposure, resulting in a different shape than it appeared to the viewer's eye. The water color was not too appealing (neither the lava soil was), so I decided to go black and white.

I hope you like my image!


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Little Emerald Gorge (Iceland)

Published in my blog: http://haferlandphotography.com/little-emerald-gorge-iceland

Today I start to post the first image of my recent short-trip to Iceland. There are so many great images posted here on G+, I'd like to mention my friend +Dominique Dubied as a superb example as well as +Tim Vollmer and +Joe Azure.

As a high alpine photographer I'm used to shoot with a limited choice of gear, under time pressure and generally rough conditions inherent with high altitude regions. In Iceland, many great spots seemed very accessible to me, some are even reachable within a 50 meters range from the parking ground of your car. This fact inspired me to seek for little gems which are less travelled, "harder" to access and sometimes quite hidden. So I'm not sure if I will present images of the Top 10 spots of this beautiful island ;-).

Let me start with a view down into a rather small and typically yellow-green canyon. What attracted me most were all the details this frame offered. You can see every single stream of the waterfall rushing over the red rock, and every detail of the two lower falls are available. On top, the water flow divides into 2 directions. I'm not sure if this little canyon is very popular, and this is why I loved it.

This image was captured using one Big Stopper at 25 seconds exposure time. The wind was medium but made LE life a bit hard ;-)

I hope you enjoy this rather unusual image of my portfolio!

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"Good Climbing Weather"

Published in my blog: http://haferlandphotography.com/good-climbing-weather

Mountain photographers know that "good climbing weather" often is the opposite of "good photography weather". No clouds, just blue sky. Well, there are several possibilities to make the best use of such a "good climbing weather" image. While post-processing, it was instantly obvious that color wouldn't do here - but there are lots of different tones available, which add well to the silhouette style of this capture. I like this image because of the depth, it's near-far-relationship.  

This shot was made 10 minutes before reaching the summit of Rimpfischhorn, 4'199m. The backgroud features the highest mountain massif of Switzerland, the Monte Rosa group (left side). At the right edge, the Matterhorn is included. The climbing guy is Mr. +Daniel Arndt, acting once more as the human subject in one of my images. This image might be special as well to my friend +Dalibor Pačić who created many images of Rimpfischhorn already last summer.

I also updated my list of curators (thanks for your constant efforts), so I really hope that i don't bother any ex-curators again ;-).

Thanks for reading, I hope you like my image!

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Clouds Over Maloja

Published in my blog: http://haferlandphotography.com/clouds-over-maloja/

Selected as one of the 8 TOP Google+ Photographs for July 3 by +Jarek Klimek - http://www.photoextract.com/plus-extract/2013/7/3

It's been a while since my last post, more than 4 weeks already. Time to catch up. As most of you noticed, the spring weather in central europe was a bit difficult. The result for me was much less outdoor-activities high up in the mountains. So I've selected an image I made a while ago.

Lake Sils ("Lej da Segl" in Romansh language of eastern Switzerland) is a wide lake at approx. 1'800m amsl, near the mountain pass of Maloja. This lake is frozen until mid-June and gets back its ice-cover already in October. We used the remaining time for a very nice LE shooting in the evening, frozen fingers included. The typical "Wind of Maloja", coming up from Bergell,  blew the clouds nicely over Piz da la Margna and made for an almost volcanic impression.

I really enjoyed this day shooting with +Johan Peijnenburg. It's always fantastic to share knowledge and to learn how to do things better.

Hope you like my image!

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Blue Lava Lakes

For those who visited Iceland it's obvious: The location of this image is the Blue Lagoon / Bláa Lónið. While most tourists head for the Lagoon for a swim, preferably on rainy days, I visited this spot for long exposure photography.

The light blue color of the water is a product of the high concentration of silicic acid. The fact that the bottom of the lake is white colored by the natural chemical debris adds an even lighter appearance.

Of course it was rainy that day, and of course the wind was more than light. These conditions limited creativity a bit. I decided to shoot low angles in order to rise the tripod not too much. As the windy rain went reliably into one direction with only little variation, I was stuck to shoot this single direction to avoid rain drops on my filters. However, I was surprised of the still resulting overall sharpness of the images. Additionally, I made a little experiment: I left VR switched on for one image and turned it off for the next. The VR worked surprisingly well as it compensated the micro movement of the set up caused by the wind.

How was your experience, did you try to shoot a LE with VR turned on (on purpose ;-))?

Hope you like my image!

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Climbing Dent du Géant

Published in my blog: http://haferlandphotography.com/climbing-dent-du-geant

I love my Swiss mountains, but sometimes it's nice to go somewhere else. The Chamonix region offers a lot, and I know french climbers who do not go anywhere else.

After climbing the Rochefort Ridge a time ago, +Daniel Arndt and me decided to climb Dent du Géant. This peak is a giant 4'000 meters needle, as you can see by the shadows down left. Climbing there is sometimes near to vertical, and the way down is really vertical: Abseiling only, sometimes overhanging.

The guy on shown here managed to reach the start of the climb a bit earlier than us, resulting in a 45 minutes waiting for us to enter the climb. 

However, it was a great experience to climb this mountain, and the view was magnificent. In the background you can see Aiguille du Midi.

Make sure to check an earlier image of Dent du Géant by +QT Luong: https://plus.google.com/u/0/115204805503581947511/posts/TPJT5wURKVQ 

Hope you like my mountain image!


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I'm happy to have discovered +Karl Louis here at G+, and I like his approach to circles and their content. But the very best is... He's Swiss! :-))
 
ACTIVE PHOTOGRAPHERS QUALITY CIRCLE - Edition 1.1

Active photographer profiles of all levels: hobby, amateur and professional. The quality of a circle is more important than the quantity of people in it. These photographers are active by posting their own photography, commenting on photos and other posts, interacting and represent therefore quality and that's what you should have in your circles. It consists of profiles only (a circle with pages will follow later).

TO STAY IN THIS CIRCLE (and future editions)
1. keep up your activity
2. reshare this circle publicly 

TO GET IN THIS CIRCLE
1. you must be a photographer (hobby, amateur or professional)
2. post your own photos
3. comment on photos and posts
4. reshare this circle publicly

It's of course up to you to ADD THIS CIRCLE - I recommend it !!
In case you have trouble adding just wait a while and try again.

Allow me a personal statement about #circlesharing  :
Especially newbies are tricked into adding all kind of circles. Most of the time these circles are full of worthless pages and profiles. Social media is often misused by "snowballers" and "followerhunters". In Switzerland we have a saying about this kind of people: "They have a big mouth but no teeth" - in other words: they promise you everything and keep almost nothing. You don't need people in your circles with lot's of followers who will never add you back or interact with you in any way unless they are important for you as a person or what they do or stand for. I have been a professional photographer for many years and this circle is about photography only. It is not about "best" or "top" or "super" or ...  It is about quality only.

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Thank you +Jarek Klimek, I'm happy to be mentioned in a great company of
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my friend +Christof Teuscher
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Have a nice weekend!
 
8 TOP Google+ Photographs for July 3
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Cover photo was created by +Wilfried Haferland.  
His website: http://haferlandphotography.com

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+Sophie Vandebuerie - Glad to read that from a waterscape-pro! Many thanks!! :-)
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Moiry Glacier Sunset

Published in my blog: http://haferlandphotography.com/moiry-glacier-sunset/

Selected as one of the 7 TOP Google+ Photographs for May 29, 2013 by +Jarek Klimek - http://www.photoextract.com/plus-extract/2013/5/29

Today I feel for something bold ;-). As you know, colors can be very intense at day's end. Due to the highly reflective snow up in the mountains, the light colors are a bit amplified. So not much work in post...

Contrary to the vast majority of my mountain images, I created this image of Les Bouquetins and Mt. Grand Cornier from a very cosy place, the Swiss Alpine Club's Moiry Hut. What a luxury! This hut is perfectly situated and reachable without much stress. In other words, it's a superb place for a photowalk. We announced such a photowalk already last year in the agenda of the +Swiss Photography Club G+, but due to several issues we had to cancel it.

If you are interested in attending a summer photowalk to this very unique place, just let me know ;-).

Hope you like my image!

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haferlandphotography.com - High Alpine Photography

I'm an alpinist and professional photographer based in Zurich, Switzerland. I spend nearly every weekend in the mountains, year-round, all-season, to pursue my photography and climbing goals.

My personal work is published and available as fine-art prints and rights managed downloads at my Fine Art Photography Site haferlandphotography.com. I introduce my recent work regularly in blog posts.

In 2010, I started the specialized online stock photo agency alpineSTOCK.com. alpineSTOCK.com is an image source for anybody looking for alpine photos. At the beginning of 2013, alpineSTOCK.com counted about 500 registered photographers.

Photographers are invited to join and selling their photos at alpineSTOCK.com, getting the chance to earn more percentage of the sales price than usual. Every photographer is free to decide to offer their images royalty free or rights managed. 

You are welcome!


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View my personal alpine photography at http://haferlandphotography.com or register as a photographer at http://alpinestock.com to sell your own photos.
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