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Best Of 2009

(January 1st - December 30th, 2009)

Paulos Tecle

St. Joseph's Cathedral

Matthias Taugwalder

Sunrise on the Summit of Aebihorn

Near Zermatt, Switzerland

March 19, 2009, 7:00 am MEZ

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This is my favorite panorama of 2009 because it was shot under rather hard conditions. I made this ski tour on the occasion of my exhibition project "Alpine panoramas - Highlights of Swiss Photography" on behalf of the Nidwaldner Museum in Stans, Switzerland.

The day before I made, together with a mountain guide, an ascent of about 1,000 meters difference in altitude up to the Arben Bivouac and the night passed there with cozy indoor temperatures around 0 degrees Celsius.

In the middle of the night we made the final ascent up to the Aebihorn summit (3,473m/11,394ft) to shoot this panorama during sunrise. Additionally to the cold temperature of minus 15 degrees Celsius there were chilly winds of 40-50 km/h.

In short, it was VERY COLD. But experiencing that moment and capturing it made up for all troubles.
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Location

Europe / Switzerland

Lat: 46° 1' 43.55" N
Long: 7° 38' 59.55" E

Elevation: 3473m

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Precision is: High. Pinpoints the exact spot.

Equipment
Nikon D300 + Nikkor 10.5mm Fisheye lens, Roundshot VR Drive

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