The Matterhorn over the Village

New Film Coming Friday

I’ve spent over 300 hours working on a new film. It’s 6 minutes long and 4K in resolution…. I can’t wait for you to see it… so get ready to watch it Full Screen with Good Speakers! I’m putting the final touches on it right now….

I also have a Making-Of, but that is taking longer than expected! But I’ll get that done at some point…

Daily Photo – The Matterhorn over the Village

While taking the train up a nearby mountain in the town of Zermatt, there is one quick moment when you get this perfect view of the village and the Matterhorn together.

I think I really liked this place because I remember riding the Matterhorn with my dad when I was a kid, and my child-mind could not conceive of an actual Matterhorn!

The Matterhorn over the Village

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-01-04 16:29:59
  • Camera
  • Camera Make
  • Exposure Time
  • Aperturef/3.5
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length28mm (28mm in 35mm)
  • Flashflash did not fire
  • Exposure Programaperture priority
  • Exposure Bias

  • susan ratcliff

    Beautiful shot – looks like such a lovely little village – one where you could roam for an hour or so!

  • Casper van Zyl

    This has got to be one of the nicest shots I have seen of the Matterhorn.Love the village.

  • Thank you! πŸ™‚

  • Bob Prangnell

    Truly impressive amount of noise for ISO200. Canon might even want to use it as an advert πŸ˜‰

  • Scotty Graham

    Love this shot, Trey!

  • Very cool view of the village and the Matterhorn, great shot!

  • DennyLittle

    I am looking forward to the film tomorrow.

  • Andrea Boyle

    Beautiful shot! Did you add a texture over the sky area or is that a lightroom trick? Or maybe the train window?

  • Trey Campbell

    I’m pretty sure the noise is from the post processing, not a Nikon. Have you checked out lately?

  • Catherine Martin

    What a spectacular view – I could stand out on the porch of that building to the far left and drink in the view for hours. Thanks for posting this majestic photo. Love it.

  • Noise is accentuated and exaggerated in HDR processing due to the use of underexposures in their making. An image from a Canon camera would show essentially the same.

    Silly overemphasis on gear, especially centered on brand names, is the sign of a rank amateur.

  • If Trey didnt want the noise in there its not hard to get rid of it – looks like a texture applied to the sky to me – and a good one at that.

  • Trey Campbell

    Trey, it sounds like you’re going to debut some timelapse video. I’m really getting into it and personally, I’ve been debating between full HD and 4k resolution. I sure would like to know your experience with 4k such as editing time and also your comments on the debate between full HD and 4k and whether or not the huge increase in resolution is worth it.

  • Trey Ratcliff


  • Trey Ratcliff

    Yes – that is a texture – actually a few of them…

  • Trey Ratcliff

    I added a texture in there – not noise

  • Bob Prangnell

    I can see where you added texture, and I can see where there is noise. I know that HDR processing adds noise, just surprised by how much there is. The noise I mean is for example on the buildings and green of the hillside. Also a surprising amount of CA

  • Bob Prangnell

    And taking comments that have a πŸ˜‰ after them too seriously is the sign of someone with no sense of humor. Don’t be that guy…

  • Wow!!! What a view!! Thanks for sharing, great job, Trey. Have a great Friday. Now on to today’s post πŸ™‚

  • Your reply to above seems to betray your attempt at passing your comment off as a joke. I interpreted your remark about Canon using it in an ad as an attempt at humor, but I did not think then nor now that you were “just kidding” in general. I’ve seen tons of HDR work from many photographers using pretty much any brand of camera. I haven’t noted any that consistently produce significantly more noise than the rest under similar conditions with cameras at similar levels of quality.

    Now, are you going to claim it was just a joke again, while insisting in other posts that it wasn’t? If someone doesn’t laugh at your joke, maybe it is because your jokes need work, rather than a sign that the audience lacks a sense of humor. Or maybe a joke isn’t funny after you’ve heard it (more or less the same idea) 40-eleven-dozen times.

    Bottom line: If you want to assess a camera’s performance in regard to noise, an HDR image is a spectacularly poor example to use. Rather like going to an active construction site and then reporting that the shutter on your new camera is virtually silent because you couldn’t hear it at all.

  • beautiful Trey! what a view…love it! best regards.

  • what did you do to the shape of the mountain???! i am from a village half an hour or so from zermatt (brig), and the matterhorn looks completely different at the top… it looks distorted, it is nowhere as ‘slim’ as you made (?) it, from nowhere in the village or on the train ride to gornergrat… for a ‘nature’ picture you even sell, you shouldn’t chnage the shape of a natural monument like the matterhorn, i think, even if you ‘rode’ it as a child (whatever that means; maybe you’re talking about the glacier above zematt, skiing in winter; there is no way you can ‘ride’ the ‘horu’ itself as we call it here in the wallis/valais… you can only climb it, but probably not when you’re a little boy…)

  • Hi Christoph,

    I can’t speak for exactly what Trey did in the processing of this one, but my guess is what you’re seeing might be distortion from the type of lens used. Trey doesn’t typically manipulate to that extent. He’ll remove power lines and clean up, but I doubt he changed the shape of the mountain.

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