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  • Findel Glacier – Fluhalp

    There are many glaciers in Switzerland, with Aletsch being the most famous one. Findle Glacier less known but it’s conveniently located near Fluhalp Bergrestaurant, where you can stay overnight, which itself is in an amazing location offering views of the Matterhorn and it’s only 15 minutes away from Stellisee, the lake with the Matterhorn reflection (a great place to see the sunrise and the first light hitting the Toblerone peak).

    Findel Glacier

    The retreating glacier

    Findel glacier, as many others, is retreating. This creates many streams that form a river farther away, but here, the flow creates some very interesting patterns of blue water. Ideally this view is better seen at sunset as the sun light hits the peaks of the mountains in the background. This time it was very cloudy and this photo was taken just after sunset when the warm light was still hitting the walls of the valley. This created a very interesting contrast between the cold blue icy water and the warm rocks and dry vegetation growing on them.

    Post processing

    Nothing complicated was done to this photo. The key adjustment was to find the right white balance as originally it was too cold. The dynamic range wasn’t problematic and the only other editing that was done was some contrast and dodging and burning.

    Raw image
    • Camera: Fuji X-T3
    • Lens: Fuji 10-24 f4 @16.6 f11
    • Single exposure 1/6