[ 15mm - f/9 - 1/500 sec - ISO160 - D800E with 14-24mm f/2.8 ]
The past month, I have already spent quite some time hunting for nice alpine winter scenes. I haven’t been very lucky with the weather and light conditions so far, but it is worth getting out anyway to get to know new areas for future shooting trips.
At this time of year the sun doesn’t reach a lot of places yet. So luck needs to be helped a bit now and then. For the shot above, I decided to postpone the hot chocolate and to snowshoe up a steep hill to reach a place where I suspected the light to be hitting things nicely sideways. It did and as a bonus the snow up there was still unspoiled. Came away with a nice series of winter shots.
I was quite close to the line of trees, so used my 14-24 f/2.8 lens at 15mm to open up the scene a bit and to include enough of the virgin snow in the foreground and to also include some of the drama in the sky. In the background you see a few of the peaks of the Mont Blanc massif by the way. I processed the image in Lightroom 4.2. Hope you like it!
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