Weekly Photo Challenge – Grand

7 Dec

This week’s weekly photo challenge is to share an image of something “Grand”. But the idea is to not just share an image of a large object / scene, but have a special element or a β€œwow factor” that makes the picture truly stunning. And for this topic, I decided to share pictures of the majestic “Matterhorn” that we visited from Zermatt in Switzerland.Β The Matterhorn is one of highest and the most photographed peaks in Europe and a spectacular sight. We saw it from many points and I am sharing some of these sights with you –

  • From Gornergrat – This picture is my favorite from the trip and was clicked around sunset from Gornergrat. This image was special as the Matterhorn had been hidden by clouds and mist the whole day, and just when we thought that we will not get a good image, the clouds cleared and we got this gorgeous view and image. I also love this fence that adds another beautiful element and geometry to this pic.
From Gornergrat

From Gornergrat

  • From the Peak – We took this pic when we actually scaled the Matterhorn πŸ˜‰ Lol, this was the victory smile from the top πŸ™‚
Scaling of the Matterhorn, Switzerland :)

Scaling of the Matterhorn, Switzerland πŸ™‚

  • From Zermatt – I captured the Matterhorn from Zermattg too and love this pic for the beautiful autumn colors of the trees all around.
From Zermatt

From Zermatt

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22 Responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge – Grand”

  1. Moving Postcards December 7, 2013 at 22:38 #

    How difficult is the climb up the Matterhorn? Would love to attempt it!

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    • getsetandgo December 8, 2013 at 20:29 #

      Ahem ahem… That was a sculpture of a Matterhorn and we climbed about 10 steps to reach it… But you can scale the actual one too but its quite tough.

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      • Moving Postcards December 8, 2013 at 21:28 #

        Haha, ah yes I got that the picture was on a model just thought you may have climbed it too. The first landscape shot is beautiful though

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      • getsetandgo December 15, 2013 at 12:56 #

        Hey, thanks. The weather was very bad and hence no one was climbing it then 😦

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  2. whiteLiger December 7, 2013 at 22:56 #

    Scaling of the Matterhorn, Switzerland was my favorite photo on this post.

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  3. Mentor December 8, 2013 at 04:11 #

    Great Post. Nice Pictures. Locations are nice.

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  4. njoyeverymoment December 8, 2013 at 10:02 #

    Second pic is soo awesome …..

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  5. saira777 December 9, 2013 at 13:28 #

    love the top photo – living in Jakarta and it being December right now, this post is making me long for a more wintery scene!
    ps. thanks for stopping by my site, very new at this so am very grateful – and it meant I got to see your wondeful blog, am envious of how much you’ve traveled!

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    • getsetandgo December 15, 2013 at 13:10 #

      Thanks for the kind words that make all this effort worthwhile πŸ™‚

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  6. solochrom December 10, 2013 at 08:43 #

    An inspiring share !!

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  7. literaryvittles December 12, 2013 at 00:11 #

    I love the photo with the fence- I am a sucker for geometric detail.

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