One of the places I visited this winter is Le Chapelet, a ski area just of the Grand Saint-Bernard pass in the Swiss canton of Valais. There is a snowshoe trail there, that takes you out of the ski area and up to a mountain summit where an 8 km panoramic trail starts. From there you have an open view on the Mont Blanc massif on one side and the high peaks of the Alps of Valais on the other side. As a result, the views from there are breathtaking. Therefore, it is obviously also a great place to capture mountain landscapes in B&W like the one you see below!
Come Fly with Me, the Mont Blanc massif in winterBirds-eye view of the alps of the Mont Blanc massif in winter, in a mountain landscape in B&W.
This photograph features the mont Blanc Massif. I framed it quite aggressively to try to draw you into the image and to give the impression that you are flying towards them. Hence the title Come Fly With Me. I processed the image in B&W using Silver Efex Pro2. This, to emphasise the rugged nature of these mountains.
Most of the peaks you see have an altitude between 3,500 and 4,810 metres (11,500 to 15,750 ft), with the Mont Blanc being the highest. Other mountains you see are Aiguille d’Argentière, Aiguille du Chardonnet, Grand Darray, Le Châtelet and the Tour Noir.
I shot the photograph using a D3x with a Nikkor 24-70 f/2.8 lens. I used the following settings: 52mm, ƒ/11, 1/400s and ISO160. The light to the left was a bit bright. As a result, I had to use a graduated neutral density filter to balance the exposure a bit.
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Cheers, Johan 🙂