I wonder how this tree will look like in winter, covered in snow and bathed in warm winter sunlight… I hope I can find out in the course of the next months. But until then… enjoy this lovely tree with a view under the stars;)
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  • Hilde Van den Bosch - 17/12/2014 - 07:07

    what a tree, and what a view! and what a beautiful light! splendid Sandra!ReplyCancel

  • Marjo Slingerland Boks - 17/12/2014 - 09:09

    Ohhh what a beautiful view have this tree :) Fantastic photo Sandra <3 those colors :)ReplyCancel

  • Sandra Schaenzer - 17/12/2014 - 16:04

    Many thanks Hilde & Marjo – I’m happy you like the tree and the mood, much appreciated!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jim Flowers - 18/12/2014 - 21:22

    Love this Sandra, especially the little peeks of light in the foreground!! The “blues” are surreal!!!ReplyCancel


Autumn has been quite nice in the Black forest though there is not as much colour in the forests as in other places as most trees are conifers. Here is a small mix of my four favourite waterfalls that I visit frequently.
Krai-Woog Gumpen Windbergfall Präg Menzenschwand

  • Marjo Slingerland Boks - 14/12/2014 - 08:24

    Hardly to choice wich one is more beautiful Sandra :) I love them all. Fantastic pictures :)ReplyCancel

  • Adit Merkine - 14/12/2014 - 20:20

    Hi Sandra,

    The images are very beautiful, as always. Congrats!




I talked about South Africa yesterday evening and reflected some of my favourite Drakensberge photos that feature … errrr…. a perfect reflection:)I really enjoyed Royal Natal NP and can’t wait to be back next year in May.
Amphitheatre Royal Natal

  • Marjo Slingerland Boks - 11/12/2014 - 06:19

    Beautiful!!!! What a amazing reflection its almost a perfect double. Wonderful work Sandra :)ReplyCancel

  • Jim Flowers - 11/12/2014 - 07:22

    Love them both! The “glassy water” really sets the scenes off! Wonderful colors too!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra Schaenzer - 11/12/2014 - 18:42

    Thanks a lot Jim and Marjo for your kind comments and everyone for the likes :)ReplyCancel


I used the weekend to process some more autumn photos that we took a couple of weeks ago in the Jura when the colour was still nice. It was not a perfect autumn but I’m quite happy with the photos that I have achieved this year. I hope you enjoy:)
Etang des Royes

  • Marjo Slingerland Boks - 08/12/2014 - 07:47

    Wow Sandra you had a beautiful “golden” autumn! ! Both are so beautiful and I <3 that reflection in the water :)ReplyCancel

  • Hilde Van den Bosch - 08/12/2014 - 12:56

    lovely yellow glow in the first picture, and awesome reflection in the second.
    hugs, HildeReplyCancel

  • Sandra Schaenzer - 08/12/2014 - 18:56

    Thank you very much Hilde and Marjo and I’m glad you also like the first pic – it is my favourite of that day ;)ReplyCancel


I normally don’t process photos the day I return but there is no rule without exceptions, right?;)I have not been out shooting and working or editing photos instead for days and I was very much fed up with it yesterday afternoon. The fog has covered Basel for days and I was not sure at all if it would be low enough at Chilchzimmersattel in Baselbiet. But I really was in need for some fresh, cool air and I wanted to drive my good old Tigra again before HE has to walk over the rainbow next week:oIt was foggy when I arrived at the pass, the trees were covered in freezing fog and lots of branches had broken off the trees already. But it was getting warmer and the ice was melting while I walked through the forest to my location. I had to wait another 25 minutes in the soup but then – within seconds! – the fog lifted and I was able to enjoy the lovely view over the Ankenballen and the hills of Baselbiet. It was worth all the effort and when I came back to the pass, all the freezing fog was already gone. Like nothing has happened at all…
Winter Ankenballen

  • Marjo Slingerland Boks - 05/12/2014 - 09:15

    That must be wonderful to see in resl time this frozen fog :) This picture is so beautiful Sandra ♡ Sometimes I wish I was there :)ReplyCancel

  • Hilde Van den Bosch - 05/12/2014 - 12:01

    that’s really beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra Schaenzer - 05/12/2014 - 19:57

    Many thanks Marjo & Hilde for your kind comments and everyone for the likes :)ReplyCancel

  • Adit Merkine - 06/12/2014 - 14:38

    Hi Sandra,

    Beautiful colors and romantic atmosphere. Certainly deserves your effort. Congrats!




I’m sorry but you have to bear yet another misty wave shot that I took in the Swiss Jura hills this autumn;)It was a nice morning and the fog was just high enough for what I had in mind. So I took my flask with hot coffee, sat down in the grass and grabbed some shots while I was admiring how the misty waves were rolling over the hills into the valley. Pure magic!
Belchen wave

  • Christian Berger - 02/12/2014 - 08:11

    wunderschönes Foto.ReplyCancel

  • Marjo Slingerland Boks - 02/12/2014 - 08:20

    Sandra this is indeed magic :) The colors the waves from mist and the trees it is beautiful :)ReplyCancel

  • Karola Schwarzkopf - 02/12/2014 - 09:50

    sooo nice, Sandra…I like it much <3ReplyCancel

  • Hilde Van den Bosch - 02/12/2014 - 11:37

    Beautiful as always Sandra. the sky has a wonderful color, and the mist looks like a soft blanket covering the mountains.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra Schaenzer - 02/12/2014 - 19:31

    Vielen Dank Karola & Christian – many thanks Hilde & Marjo for your kind comments and everyone for the likes! I’m delighted that you all like this pic :)ReplyCancel

  • Steve Gingold - 02/12/2014 - 19:42

    This is fantastic, Sandra. You live in a magical land. :-)ReplyCancel


I eventually finished reviewing and editing my autumn cityscapes just in time for the winter and Christmas season:)After yesterday’s post with , I would like to show you some new panoramas of the lovely “two-country” city Laufenburg. The larger, up to 2500px wide, panoramas are available in the updated Laufenburg panorama gallery on our website. Have a lovely Christmas time everyone!
Laufenburg CH and GER
Laufenburg CH
Laufenburg Germany

  • Marjo Slingerland Boks - 30/11/2014 - 08:14

    Lovely pictures with this fog. This is always suds a special time of year :) and your pictures tells that Sandra :)ReplyCancel

  • Martin Schnetzler - 30/11/2014 - 08:38

    Hallo Sandra Schänzer
    Zuerst möchte ich dir sagen, dass deine Beiträge von Laufenburg wunderschön sind. Zu deiner Richtigstellung möchte ich dir auch mitteilen, dass Laufenburg kein Dorf ist sondern das Stadtrecht hat! ;-)
    Liebe Grüsse und alles Gute
    Martin Schnetzler LaufenburgReplyCancel

    • Sandra Schänzer - 30/11/2014 - 19:02

      Danke Martin – im deutschen Blog war die Wortwahl richtig ;)
      Freut mich, dass sie gefallen!ReplyCancel

  • Adit Merkine - 30/11/2014 - 19:51

    Hi Sandra,

    Themist makes the images very special. I like best the first two. They are very beautiful!

    All the Best,



I was very happy that I had enough time for Basel panoramas this autumn which is my favourite time of the year in the city. So I was out and about in the city almost every day when the weather looked promising. I really enjoyed my time, especially as it might have been the second last autumn in my home town before we leave. But.. you’ll never know;)
Large versions of the panoramas are available in our Basel panorama gallery on our website. I hope you enjoy!


  • Marjo Slingerland Boks - 29/11/2014 - 06:42

    Wow they are beautiful :) Lovely colors on each off them Sandra :)ReplyCancel


It has been dull and gray in Basel for a few days now and I just feel like looking back to a lovely morning in spring this year. One of my annual highlights as well – for many reasons, by the way:)

  • Marjo Slingerland Boks - 27/11/2014 - 07:17

    Wonderful morning and view Sandra in spring :) It must be fantastic in winter ;) :)ReplyCancel

  • Krystyna Starak - 27/11/2014 - 08:24

    PiÄkny krajobraz………cudowne ujÄcie….. :)ReplyCancel

  • Hilde Van den Bosch - 27/11/2014 - 18:36

    Oooh, I thought that the Jura skipped over wintertimd … haha ;-)
    Really a beautiful landscape with a gorgous sunset!
    greetings, HildeReplyCancel

  • Sandra Schaenzer - 28/11/2014 - 07:09

    Thanks for stopping by Marjo, Hilde and Krystyna – glad you enjoyed a bit of spring :)ReplyCancel


One of autumn’s highlights are the foggy days when it stays gray below in the valleys the whole day but the sun is shining from a clear blue sky above the sea of fog. I just love these calm mornings when I arrive in the dark on top of the hills and watch how the scenery changes from dawn to sunrise. The fog turns from blue to pink while the mountains in the distance are bathed in the warm morning light. Magic!
Sea of fog Nebelmeer

  • Marjo Slingerland Boks - 24/11/2014 - 09:02

    Ohhhhh I just want to sit there and enjoy this magic moment from sunrise :) I am happy that you loved this moments so early in the morning Sandra ;) and make those beautiful pictures :)ReplyCancel

  • Sandra Schaenzer - 24/11/2014 - 17:19

    Many thanks Marjo!! These short but wonderful moments out there are very precious for me :)ReplyCancel

  • Hilde Van den Bosch - 25/11/2014 - 12:33

    I really like those views with fog! I love the light especially in the second photo.ReplyCancel


Norway’s fjords are an endless playground and I think it would take me a lifetime to explore all the beautiful spots. The Lyngen Alps and fjord truly belong to my favourite playgrounds and I especially enjoyed this evening after sunset when the blue hour just kicked in.
Lyngen Alps
Lyngen Fjord

  • Hilde Van den Bosch - 20/11/2014 - 11:27

    the two pics, as always, are fantastic. Great composition with the rocks on the foreground, and with those marvellous shaped clouds the photos gain in power.
    greetings, HildeReplyCancel

  • Judy Davis - 20/11/2014 - 13:13

    So gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Marjo Slingerland Boks - 20/11/2014 - 16:37

    Aww Sandra both are beautiful in there own way :) It must be fantastic there!! I lve the first one with the water around the rocks and the amazing sky :)ReplyCancel

  • Adit Merkine - 21/11/2014 - 21:52

    Hi Sandra,

    I love best the second image, because of the composition, the light and the colors, which make it gorgious. Congrats!



  • Sandra Schaenzer - 26/11/2014 - 20:47

    Thank you very much Marjo, Hilde & Judy for your kind comments! Sorry for being so late!!! :(ReplyCancel

  • Reto Beer - 26/11/2014 - 21:21

    Schöne Stimmung! :-)ReplyCancel


I normally leave a location rather soon after sunrise when the sunlight is getting too harsh. It was almost 40 minutes after sunrise when I noticed this scene while we were enjoying our breakfast coffee in the sunshine. The sunrays were just too beautiful to keep the camera in the bag and so the sandwich went back into the box and I went for a couple of shots:)
Passwang fog Passwang nebel

  • Marjo Slingerland Boks - 18/11/2014 - 06:18

    Wow magic in the early morning :)
    Beautiful to see this how the sunrays shine in the fog. Fantastic pictures Sandra :)ReplyCancel

  • Hilde Van den Bosch - 18/11/2014 - 11:48

    indeed, a great moment!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra Schaenzer - 18/11/2014 - 16:55

    Many thanks Hilde & Marjo for popping by and glad you enjoyed the pics :)ReplyCancel


One of the autumn highlights each year is the time when the fog is floating over and around the hills in the Swiss Jura. The fog was absolutely perfect that morning and I fully enjoyed a wonderful start into the day.
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  • Marjo Slingerland Boks - 16/11/2014 - 10:31

    It looks as big ocean to swim in :) What a beautiful place and view Sandra!!!ReplyCancel

  • Adit Merkine - 17/11/2014 - 15:10

    Hi Sandra,

    An amazing image. Congrats!