Photographer's Note

Last week I took some days off and enjoyed the wonderful late fall weather for a few hikes into the nearby Jura Mountains. This time I didn't go to my favourite viewpoint but scouted new locations. One of the more promising places is the Wasserfallen a few kilometers west of it. And no, I didn't ride the newly renovated cable car but attacked the 700m height difference the hard way ;-). The route was Reigoldswil - Passwang - Wasserfallen - Chellenchöpfli (where this picture was taken) - Waldenburg.

The Wasserfallen has no waterfalls (as the name would imply) but offers a breathtaking views to the Swiss Alps in the south (some 100km away), the Vogese (France) and Black Forest (Germany) to the north and the Jura Mountains all around it. That particular day there was a so-called inversion which means that the air at higher altitudes was warmer (~15°C @1200m) than down there in the haze (less than 10°C @500m). This is quite common at this time of the year and usally causes a thick and persistant layer of high altitude fog. On that particular day it was good for some low hanging haze.

Technically I'm not quite happy with the per-pixel quality of this image. It's only a small crop (should have taken the 70-300 with me) and required a lot of contrast massaging to bring out the mountains (some 100km away). See Workshop for the original.

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