landscapes -- It is easy for a Californian to compare the sublime
Lauterbrünnen Valley with Yosemite, famously championed by Ansel Adams.
Both have been sculpted by glaciers over the eons.
They are now inundated with people. The smaller, drier
and more fragile Yosemite Valley has smog hanging above it, and is
accessible mostly by shuttle bus. What isn't vertical rock in the
Lauterbrünnental has long become farmland, well before the English and
German Romantics heralded the tourism boom in Switzerland at the onset of
the Industrial Revolution two centuries ago.
The photo above is taken with the
Canon G1 digital camera. Adams probably used a large-format camera.