Gallery: June 7–9 — Evening in Oey, etc.

A collection of miscellaneous photos from around Oey, mostly of two evening expeditions: one to Erlenbach im Simmental and back on the 7th, and the other to the fields above Oey for the sunset on the 9th.

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First, a shot of my room at the Sternen. Very pleasant.

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The hall & stairs just outside the room.

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On the Erlenbach walk: a look down the Simmental toward Spiez. It looks like there's a castle or fortress in the middleground, but it's actually a curious towering industrial building.

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The Simme, with perhaps the Chirel emptying into it on the left — in that case, this is the meeting point of the Diemtigtal and Simmental.

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Horse composition.

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Pastel twilight.

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Yes, those are trees growing out of the moss-covered shed roof. There's a little bit of alpenglow-induced coloration visible.

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Sink in my room. I liked the light a lot because it was maybe a halogen — at any rate a clear, bright point light, multiplied by the mirror to give a sort of jewel-like quality of casting.

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Extremely fast exposure of me in the sunlight coming in my room in the afternoon.

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This is the sunset-above-Oey expedition. I sat down at a nice spot in the fields and proceeded to take some pictures.

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Color version. The mountains cause the sun to set early so that it still looks white rather than golden (as it would were it closer to the flat horizon, through a greater amount of atmosphere) — I think that makes this look almost more like a sunrise.

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Hazy crepuscules in the distance.

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A sun dog off toward the south.

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Last light on the slope above Diemtigen, just above the ridge I explored earlier.

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Water bottle.

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Sunset glow.

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Sun dog revisited.

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Just past sunset.

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A neat-looking set of clouds that were off to the north.

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Airplane + new moon.

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Late twilight shot of the view out my window.