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Swiss Alps and more  visual story teller • adventure photographer #landscape | #travel | #nature ➕kid in a backpack Book a photo shoot @anna_iatskiv New blog post here↙️

I get these massages here on Instagram from time to time saying: "Wow, you're photos are amazing, you are so lucky to live in the most beautiful country in the world" or "I love your pics so much! You're very lucky to be able to travel around the world so much!" These messages make me sad most of the time, even though they do say that my photography is good in a first place. What people don't know (or don't say) is: "Wow, you must have studied a lot to get to the point where you're now" or "I guess it takes lots of work and effort to live a life like yours". Somehow people think that everything they don't have or cannot afford, OTHERS get for free or because they are lucky. Its not true, but unfortunately only OTHERS understand it.
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Another question from my followers: "How can I take photos like yours if I...
➖don't live in Switzerland
➖don't own a 3000$ camera
➖cannot afford going to Japan or Santorini
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I always answer that the real questions they should ask is how to take a proper photo if I...
➖don't want to get up too early to capture the sunrise (as an example)
➖don't read manuals to my phone or camera
➖hate learning 'cause it's what kids do
➖don't see beauty around
➖am lazy to even try
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This photo here wasn't taken in an exotic place where only rich people can go to and wasn't captured with an expensive gear. One simply researched and reached a right place at a right time, had his camera with him (and I suppose there was a bench involved as well) and he knew what all the buttons on it are made for and was familiar with Lightroom or Photoshop post processing. (Disclaimer: I am not the one who made this photo) .
So, my question is, was it THAT hard to take this pic?
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#iatskiv_greek
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October is over, and now all everyone keeps thinking and dreaming about is Christmas. Sometimes I think Christmas was meant to be in December just because without it coming soon, November would be too damn depressing.
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Anyways, as much as I don't like and am definitely not looking forward to cold and rainy days that lie ahead, I keep going back to the warmest memories of October. And it's not only mountains, covered with golden leaves and soft light, but cute little towns as well, especially those situated on a sea shore somewhere warm and sunny. Like this one for example - everyone, meet my favorite Naousa, located on Paros Island in Greek Mediterranean. Love from the first sight and the most obvious reason to come back there one day!
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Stay warm and have a great week everyone!
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P. S. Don't forget to sign up for a Christmas photo shoot should you be interested in one ;)
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#iatskiv_swiss .
Today I want to answer one of the most popular questions I get here on Instagram: „When is the best time to visit #Switzerland?“ .
✅ The best time to visit Switzerland really depends on what you want to do, see and experience.
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Although we have four distinct seasons, weather varies extremely and depends pretty much on the altitude. We have very low and very high elevations, mountain ranges, deep valleys and plateaus where winds can be strong; therefore we experience a multitude of micro-climates.
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September and the first three weeks in October are great months for outdoor activities. Rain is less frequent and though you might experience the first snowfall in the Alps, usually the white stuff is gone within a couple of days. The hiking trails are less busy, the nights are crisp but the days are sunny and balmy. It's my favorite time to spend outdoors in the mountains.
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🔝Indian summer is a great time to experience the change of colours - from green to golden to shades of reds. Autumn colours start to appear sooner at higher altitudes than at lower levels. You will see trees and bushes start to turn colour over 1000 m (3281 ft) starting at the beginning of October. Then again, this also will depend on the temperatures. Usually, larches are at their best in the mountains from late October to beginning of November.
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So, my friends, here’s a question I want to ask you now: when is the best time to visit the country you live in? Waiting for your comments!
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#iatskiv_swiss
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Here comes another pic from the same location, taken last Sunday (because all the previous ones are from year 2017). What can I say? It feels like these are two different places! It was warm and sunny last year, and this time it’s cold and windy, but even so it’s full of beauty and autumn vibes. Magnificent place in a magical time of the year. Love it!
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#iatskiv_swiss .
Just because it’s my favorite time of the year it doesn’t mean that all the pics I upload here have to have some autumn vibes. Oh, who am I kidding?! Of course they have to! Everyone, once again my favorite autumn lake 🤩 I’m having a photo shoot here on Sunday, and it’s going to be EPIC! Stay tuned to see more ;) .
In a meantime, I’ll upload in stories a few more pics and videos from our latest trip to Greece! Or better more mountains? Please tell me what you like best in comments below ⤵️
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#iatskiv_swiss .
It’s hard to post a photo taken in mid October (last year) since we’re at seas at the moment, enjoying final summer days before real autumn arrives, but still... Here you can see one of my beloved Swiss location, a lakeside surrounded with golden larches and magnificent Alps - nature’s wonder at its finest if you ask me.
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I’ll use this opportunity to add that this year I’m organizing a fall mini photo shoot here, meaning you can be one of the 5 lucky clients who’ll get a 1,5 hour photo shoot here and all the autumn vibes that come along. And the pics, obviously ;) Please contact me for more details or go to my website (link in bio) to find out more about the shoot.
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In a meantime - have a great October, everyone!
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#inlovewithswitzerland #switzerland_vacations #switzerland #goneoutdoors #agameoftones #girlscreating #nikonphotography #naturelovers #landscapephotography #bestmountainartists #agameof10k #theweekoninstagram #reflection_shotz #fallcolors #palpuognasee #laidapalpuogna #blickheimat #awesome_shots #awesome_earth #folkvibe #folkscenery #beautifuldestinations #grherbst

#iatskiv_swiss .
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Ready for another Swiss lake that’s extremely blue? Well, here it goes! #Blausee, everyone, that literally means „blue lake“. Don’t know about you guys, but I totally get why it was called a Blue Lake ;) Fantastic colors, easy accessible from a valley, delicious freshly caught fish in a local restaurant - yes, +1 from me here.
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#inlovewithswitzerland #goneoutdoors #naturelovers #nikonphotography #folkvibe #wonderful_places #beautifuldestinations #agameoftones #diewocheaufinstagram #switzerland #switzerland_vacations

#iatskiv_swiss
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Matterhorn, Italian Monte Cervino, French Mont Cervin, one of the best-known mountains (14,692 feet [4,478 metres]) in the Alps, straddling the frontier between Switzerland and Italy, 6 miles (10 km) southwest of the village of Zermatt, Switzerland. Though from the Swiss side it appears to be an isolated horn-shaped peak, it is actually the butt end of a ridge.
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Some quick facts about the #Matterhorn: 🔺It is the tenth highest mountain in Switzerland, and one of 48 Swiss peaks above 4000 m in height.
🔺The four faces of the Matterhorn face the four cardinal directions - north, east, south, and west.
🔺Over 500 people have died climbing the mountain since 1865, many on the descent. Deaths due to falls, inexperience, bad judgement, bad weather and falling rocks average now about 12 annually.
🔺It remains a mystery what exactly happened on July 14, 1865, when four out of seven climbers died during the descent. Among them was Lord Francis Douglas, the first climber to ever reach the top.
🔺 Back in the day, it used to take two days to climb the 1100 meters of Matterhorn's North face. Nowadays, 8 to 10 hours.
🔺 The image of the Matterhorn first appeared on famous Toblerone chocolate bars in 1960. Before it, the packaging featured an eagle.
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We’ve explored the area this past weekend and my question is: would you like to see and hear more about it? Stay tuned 😉
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#zermatt #inlovewithswitzerland #goneoutdoors #mountaineering #mountaintop #mountainlove #landscapephotography #nikonphotography #nikonswitzerland

#iatskiv_italian
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Even though I know that posting photos in landscape format is a bad decision when it comes to Instagram, I just cannot help but show you this magnificent view that I saw from a boat on a famous Italian lake Como last spring. And again, even though I've been hearing about the fabulous charm of Como region for years now, we discovered it for the first time only last Easter. So, just in case you find yourself somewhere around Italian Alps or fashionable Milan, please, take a few days to make a magical detour to one of the most beautiful lakes not only in Italy, but in a world!
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After all, "You may have the universe if I may have Italy." – Giuseppe Verdi, Italian composer
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#Italy #italian_places #varenna #como #lakecomo #bellaitalia #italy_photolovers #italygram #bestcitybreaks #living_europe

Long time ago (actually in May 2018, but feels already like ages) we’ve traveled to #Portugal. Today I want to share the very first photo featuring that trip, filled with sun, warmth, azulejos, pastels de nata, seafood and Portweine. We’ve discovered tons of interesting places, traveled by car all through the country, from the very south, were this pic was taken, to the very north with its world famous wine yards. So yes, I’m a bit nostalgic I guess. .
And what about you? Are there any memories about travel destinations you keep going back to from time to time?
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#iatskiv_icelandic .
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Another stunning location from #Iceland - one of my favorite, btw - #Vestrahorn, also in the southern part of the island. This place is very popular among travel, adventure and landscape photographers here on Instagram, so I was really worried that it will be as crowded as other „insta“ locations of Iceland. So, imagine how surprised I was to find this black volcanic beach with an extraordinary background all to ourselves 😍This was the first place where I really understood how it felt to travel through Iceland some 10 years ago - pure serenity, tranquility and peace.
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Is there a destination like that nowadays somewhere? I doubt it.
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