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Capturing The Alps Of Switzerland From An iPhone 6s

Whether you’re into photography or not you can’t go to Switzerland without visiting the Swiss Alps which consist of some of the largest and highest mountain ranges in the world, glaciers, deep valleys, rivers, and more that cover some 65% of Switzerland’s surface area.

Last month I wrote about a new wide-angle lens for the iPhone which is perfect for landscape photography, on a recent trip to Switzerland all the way from Australia I chose to take the lens and capture the alps of Switzerland from an iPhone 6s.Swiss Alps Aletsch Glacier iPhone 6sNaturally, when visiting the alps you want to try and go as high as you can, to do this there’s no better place then the Top Of Europe of Jungfraujoch with an altitude of 3,454m above sea level. You get there via the Jungfrau line, a railway from Interlaken and Kleine Scheidegg that runs mostly through the mountain itself making stops at the highest train stations in the world.

Jungfraujoch is where you can capture the Aletsch Glacier, the largest glacier in the Swiss Alps. When you’re so high up sometimes Mother Nature wins and decides to block your view which was the case for the day I chose to go there. Luckily the clouds decided to open up for a brief moment and I was able to capture the glacier.Swiss Alps iPhone 6s-13If you’re a bit of a thrill seeker, love James Bond and love a good view then Schilthorn is the place for you located some 2,970 meters above sea level. After taking a number of cable cars you will be rewarded with panoramic views of the Swiss Alps from an observatory and rotating restaurant called the Piz Gloria that is famous for being the set of the 1969 James Bond movie On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.

Gear Used

All photos were captured with an iPhone 6s Plus from the standard camera app with the ExoLens Wide angled Lens with ZEISS Optics attached. I also chose to use the Darkroom app to edit all the photos adjusting the contrast, saturation and reducing the brightness on most.


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Sydney, Australia. Love travel, photography, architecture, technology, gaming, web design/design - 26.

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