Well, I have to apologize for this image here. A very simple picture … without a real foreground or interesting composition. In fact I was making a small walk with our dog on the other side of the valley after a huge thunderstorm, when suddenly this amazing light and rainbow came out of nowhere. And I had no chance to find something really interesting on my way … just the time to take my cam and make this image handheld. But honestly … not to make a shot would have been a crime ;-)
I rarely experience something like this on a planned hike. And usually I’m at the wrong place and wrong time when there are such an atmospheric mood. But for heaven’s sake … where is the pink unicorn and the small naked angels playing the harp and flying around the area???
Well, what a night I had while I waited for the sunrise. First a lot of hours of hike to reach this area at more or less 2’600 - 2’800 meters and then it even began to snow!!! In addition, this area was used militarily in the two world wars. You can still see the trenches of the individual military positions. Italians, Austrians and the Swiss were standing in trenches in this area. I must really confess that I had a very strange feeling when I was standing here with my dog Giorgio! But the sight was so cool … by the way … I’m on the Italian-Swiss border and I’m looking over to the Italian Alps. A really cool place that I must revisit again ;-)
What should I say … well, it was really an adventure to get at this place. Due to heavy rainfalls all the hiking paths to get up the mountain were destroyed or even worse … they completely disappeared because there were also some landslides. Therefore it was at some points a sort of try and error to get the right way up in the middle of the night. But I had time … enough time to take everything very easy. And after many hiking hours … I saw only rocks and stones … what a surprise … I reached this high plateau. Flowers and grass everywhere! You should have seen my face … I laughed like a madman. How beautiful everything was and I decided to stay at this place and to wait for the sunrise. And of course I made also this shot here ;-)