Mountainous regions, in general, inspire me because there’s always something unexpected waiting for you around the corner. This is one of the key reasons why I moved to the Swiss Alps almost five years ago now. This winter mountain landscape with gorgeous mountain light is an example of an unexpected treat. I ran into this scene after a long hike in the mountains near Saas Fee in Switzerland.
Patches of Mountain Light, the Swiss Alps at sunsetAn Alpine winter mountain landscape in colour, featuring two Swiss Alps at sunset with patches of mountain light warming the landscape sideways. Both mountains are located near Saas Fee in Switzerland.
The photograph features the Almagellerhorn at sunset with the Pizzo d’Andolla in the background. The last mountain light barely managed to squeeze over a neighbouring Swiss Alp. As a result, the scene is nicely lit in patches.
I shot this scene with varying compositions. This more “aggressive” composition is the one I liked best. I used a Nikon D800E with a 70-200mm f/4.0 Nikkor lens. The settings were: 112mm, ƒ/11, 1/100s and ISO100. The light wasn’t very bright. Therefore, I didn’t have to use filters to balance the exposure.
The title of this landscape photograph is Patches of Mountain Light. I recently added it to our Swiss Landscape Photography portfolio. Click on the photo to learn a bit more about it or to buy a print or a licence. I hope you like it!?
Cheers, Johan 🙂