Castor & Pollux

From Gornergrat, Switzerland


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At 4,228 metres Castor (on the left) is the higher of the two peaks, its brother Pollux being 4,092 metres. The mountains are named for the Gemini twins of Roman mythology. This image was made from a lookout at the very peak of the Gornergrat behind the hotel, which afforded a full 360 panorama of towering peaks, and vertiginous drops into glacier-filled valleys.

Shot on Fuji Velvia ISO 50 using a Nikon F5 and an AF 80-200mm f2.8 lens at 185mm.