The image above features the Swiss mountains Dom, Nadelhorn and Täschhorn. Three beautiful alpine peaks with a height of more than 4300 meters (14000ft). They are amongst the highest in Switzerland. I shot this image early in the morning. The light was still nice and soft and the fog and clouds just started to rise from the valley, adding a nice dose of drama to the scene. I was high up a mountain on the other side of the valley just at the right time.
I captured this image with my Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 VRII lens. A lens with which I have a love-hate relationship. I almost always stuff it in my bag, next to 2 or 3 other lenses, when I go hike up a mountain. From a physical point of view, I always regret that at the end of a day … it is just too darn heavy. When I come home though and see the quality it delivers, I am always glad I did take it. I would love to own a good light weight alternative lens though. Tips are welcome!
No filters were used upon capture. The image was processed in Lightroom 4.1 and Silver Efex Pro 2. I felt the image begged for a black and white conversion. I opted for a 2:1 crop to make the composition as strong as possible. Hope you like it!