The Bernina ExpressAmong Jon Searles' albums
Swiss Landscape, Picture 4, Switzerland, 1998
Although it wasn't sunrise or sunset, because I was shooting directly into the sun on this one, and the sun was behind a cloud, it gives that impression, I think. This is one of my favorite all time landscapes.
Swiss Landscape, Picture 5, Switzerland, 1998
As we approached the treeline, we began to parallel a road, and ended up pacing this Opel Ascona, eventually outrunning it.
Pacing An Opel Ascona, Somewhere On The Bernina Express Route, Switzerland, 1998
Here we are side by side with the Opel.
Swiss Landscape, Picture 6, Switzerland, 1998
Here's pretty much the end of the treeline, with a few last ones before the bare ice and rock.
Swiss Landscape, Picture 7, Switzerland, 1998
At this point, we were still paralleling the road, and the Opel was long gone. You can see some trees on the right, but the treeline is mostly past at this point.
Swiss Landscape, Picture 8, Switzerland, 1998
This was a ski lodge, if I'm not mistaken, which amazed me, actually. Many people ski from very high up.
Swiss Landscape, Picture 9, Switzerland, 1998
This mountain looks very familiar, but I can't place it. Does anybody know which one it is?
Swiss Landscape, Picture 10, Switzerland, 1998
No trees in this shot, but the road is still there, and look at that grade!! Also, the curve is so sharp it would easily put a car in the ditch if the driver was going too fast. As it's rail curves that generally have to be wide, as trains are quite big, it gives an impression of how sharp, relatively speaking, this curve is, even given that it's narrow gauge. Notice also on the right that that's a frozen lake!!