Interesting Photo of the Day: Swiss Mountain Lake

Have you ever come across something so beautiful that it makes you question reality? Well, believe it or not, there are places on earth that can give you this feeling. Beauty so pristine that the location seems unreal. Take the Oeschinen Lake in Switzerland as an example. The lake and surrounding landscape are so beautiful, it might make you cry. Photographer Christian Scheiffele did an excellent job of photographing the scene in the following image:

A Jewel in the Alps

“Jewel in the Mountains of Switzerland” by Christian Scheiffele (Via Reddit. Click image to see full size.)

The image is a blend of multiple exposures that Scheiffele took to cover the dynamic range in the scene.

“I took a few shots with varying lighting and blended those into a single one. And I took another darker exposure for the sky and blended them together.”

The very first thing you notice when you look at the image is the lake itself. With water so blue, you might question whether that’s its real color. However, those who have visited the place know how blue the lake truly is. It’s so blue that it looks almost unnatural when you’re standing right next to it.

It is also worth pointing out how beautifully Scheiffele has composed the image using layers. The cliff with two trees makes for quite an interesting foreground and provides a beautiful scale. The lake is the jewel of the image, and the mighty mountains in the back compose a majestic background, completing the image.

This image definitely has the potential to leave a lot of nature enthusiasts speechless. What do you think?

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