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The place of fresh waters: uphill and downhill on Grimselpass, Switzerland

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The Furka road from Gletsch up to Grimselpass cuts through a region packed with dozens of lakes and hundreds of springs.

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Hydroelectric dams, pipelines, high voltage lines frame this alien panorama.

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In smaller lakes water is pumped up when electricity cost drops …

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… and the same water is then released into pipelines to downhill turbines close to bigger lakes, thus producing new low cost electricity.

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Wicked, uh?

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Pictures shot with D800 plus 16-35 mm f/4 – Click each picture to magnify

Posted by lorenzoborghi on September 22, 2013
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  1. 09/22/2013

    Stunning imagery! Astonishing captures.
    I would expect some distortion from the lower mm lenses. But there appears to be none with exceptional scope. Beautiful.

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    • 09/22/2013

      Thank you! The 16-35 f/4 is a gorgeous lens and distortion gets somehow visible at 16 mm, when shooting straight lines/buildings – otherwise no correction needs to be applied, as you noticed.

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  2. 09/22/2013

    All million dollar views! Thanks for sharing.

    Cheers
    Jim

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    • 09/22/2013

      Thank for watching and commenting Jim. You always give great motivation for publishing more and more pictures.

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