Posts tagged ‘Rhone’
If I was ever a fan of rail transport, this HG 3/4 would have been my favourite.
Black smoke from the firebox, white steam from the pressure boiler.
A quick stop to tank water and coal, and on the track again!
Sharp your eyes from the Rhone glacier down into the valley and you might see it climbing up the steep track between the road and the Rhone river.
take your chance to explore one of the most spectacular roads of Switzerland.
Sharp bends and steep down-hills
to reach the young, rapid Rhone river
On-the-road, stop-and-go pictures shot despite almost-unforgiving motor-bike policemen… with my D800 plus 70-200 VR-II or 16-35 f/4. Click to magnify
Here comes the belvedere in front of the hotel we left in part I
Two hydrogens and one oxygen you are,
Two hydrogens and one oxygen you will be.
Warmed up by the first sun rays
Frozen out of the Rhone glacier you will flow,
below the sheet of ice you will carve your way,
through tunnels of blue light you will run away,
gravity will give you the strength,
rock will pave your way down,
down to the pink, salty sea of Camargue.
Up here still a last view on the different states
of your white and blue, solid-liquid soul.
You, frozen water of the Rhone river. Pictures shot with D800 + 70-200 VR-II and 16-35 mm f/4 – click to magnify
In Camargue national park (France) I counted the highest number of … flamingos? Horses? Mosquitoes? No, the amount of huge and professional zoom objectives overwhelmed everything else. Although feeling somehow ashamed, I shot some pictures with my 70-300 while biking around with my wife for a short holiday. Wildlife and panoramas in this area are quite peculiar: because of birds and salt flats everything looks “pink”. The foam created by the constant and strong wings on salty lagoons added that touch of craziness. Judge my art in the new gallery “Camargue pinks and blues”!