Nicolas und die Fürsten

Me and one of my oldest friends Nicolas went for another hike, this time in the gorgeous Appenzell area, walking up to the Chäserugg, a mountain of the Churfürsten chain with an amazing view on the Walensee. Complete with crazy scary cliffs and breathtaking views. Switzerland's golden autumn is unbelievable, especially coming from a few years straight living in Beijing. Hiking with a LF kit however, I only recommend it if you are as determined as I am, very heavy and leaves not much room for picknick and other essentials


  1. sierravictor
    sierravictor ·

    I know my monitor can't do justice to the 4x5 but it really looks sharp!

  2. montagu
    montagu ·

    @sierravictor yeah it's a nice lens (150mm Rodenstock) and a sharp film too, Delta 100... I think I shot this on f32, I love just staring at the negative, it looks so nice. I love grain too but on LF I am always amazed about the clarity of the image

  3. klawe
    klawe ·


  4. montagu
    montagu ·

    @klawe Thanks! It's rewarding, hiking four hours for a view and a photograph. Makes that one shot worth so much more than all of my iPhone snaps all together

  5. neufotomacher
    neufotomacher ·

    The main ridge in the back there seems to be a cave, and in that cave what is that structure curving out, lighter color than the surrounding sedimentary rocks, looks out of focus compared to the surrounding ridge. What is it?

  6. montagu
    montagu ·

    @neufotomacher it's a paraglider! Unfortunately a bit blurred because of a 1/8th sutter speed I had... Look, there's another one in the sky top right. I definitely have to go try that out:)

  7. neufotomacher
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