I love mountains, fog and snow, so I am always happy when I can combine these three elements in an image. I captured this mountain landscape in black & white during a snowshoe hike last January. It was a bit of a dull day with lot’s of fog and clouds … and it was way too cold. Most of the trail was in the shade, so there weren’t a lot of wide-angle opportunities. The fog around the mountains on the side of the trail was rather nice and interesting though, so I decided to focus on shooting them to see if I could get something intimate and dramatic. The only thing I badly needed was a 4th element to play along: the light. And it did!
No filters were used for this image. I already knew that I was going to process this one in B&W when I shot it. I used Adobe’s Lightroom 4.3 and Nik’s Silver Efex Pro 2 to get to this result. Hope you like this mountain landscape in black & white!
The mountain in the image is called La Tsarve (or Mont Ferret). It is about 3000 meters high (9800ft) and it is located in La Fouly in the Swiss Val Ferret valley. This valley is located in the Swiss canton of Valais, on the southern side the Mont Blanc Massif.