Signs of spring

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Margrit Berger on March 16, 2009

Dear Erik, thank you for this pretty Spring messenger. We have still snow up here, where I live. btw. I have continued my photo series of Travel-Swiss-08 in the Engadine. And I have found a few photos from Sent by an other Pan-member. Warm regards, May

Erik Eshuis on March 18, 2009

Dear May, thank you for your visit and for viewing my little spring messenger! You can find them everywhere now, after so many cold and sombre days, we had last period here in Holland. And now...it's getting cold again here, especially at nights. Brr...;-)

I took the chance to browse your Engadin pictures gallery. They are really nice, and I think you succeeded in letting the beauty of this part of Switzerland come out, to the extent which is possible in 2d. I also admire the almost documentary way that you've presented the images, with accompanying text, which adds much to the experience. Did you ever consider the idea of having those pictures published in printed form? I can imagine someone would be interested. I particularly liked the pictures that you took in autumn, for the colours. It was also funny to see that you've been standing at the same spot at the Champfer See, a couple of times, as well in summer as in fall. There are a few pictures with what looks as the same 'Arve' tree (are those the trees with the soft needles??), but with different colours green and brown in the foreground. Very nice!

I also saw the picture in Sent. Very nice and characteristic house with the typical stone carvings on the walls. I saw those many times in that particular area. I forgot the Swiss name for the carving technique, but I assume you can tell me?! I'll check my pictures to see if I've got one and put it on Panoramio.

My warm wishes for you, Erik

Margrit Berger on March 20, 2009

Dear Erik, thanks for your answer! By now, even here the crocusses have come out in places, where the snow has melted.

As for the same spot, taking photos, it's there, where I usually stay for enjoying the first views into my beloved Engadin, after having crossed the Julier pass, so it's not surprising that the view is very similar, still a lot of difference through the atmosphere, daytime and season.

The technics of the decorations on the houses in the Engadin is called 'Sgraffito', a very old technic, brought to the valley from Italy. More about it later, when I upload some examples.

My best wishes, May

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 8, 2009
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    by Erik Eshuis
    • Camera: Canon DIGITAL IXUS 500
    • Taken on 2009/03/06 17:28:52
    • Exposure: 0.006s (1/160)
    • Focal Length: 7.41mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO600
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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