Matterhorn Sunset, Zermatt, Switzerland, by Andrew Jones

Matterhorn Sunset

Zermatt, Switzerland

Technical Details

Canon 20D DSLR

Canon 28-200mm 3.5-5.6

120mm focal length

ISO 100

f /8.0

1/5 second

Polarising Filter

Wanderlust

Travel Photograph of the Year


This photograph reached the final of the 2008 Wanderlust Travel Photograph of the Year competition 'Travel Icons' category. It was awarded a place in the awards book and appeared as an exhibition print at the 'Destinations' photographic exhibition at London's Earls Court. The Sailing Barge is a more recent third place winner in the same competition.


"The most striking and well known profile of the alpine Matterhorn is obtained when viewing the mountain from the north east, from the Swiss village of Zermatt. I walked above the valley floor where Zermatt lies, to reveal the whole of the mountain, and waited as the sun slowly set. As the sun was setting, a line of cloud behind the mountain almost seemed to coincide with the last light of the day that was striking the summit of the mountain."