Yes, I know, I know … spring has started (where I live at least). Going to write about one last winter photograph though. Hope you don’t mind!? 🙂 This photograph is a winter landscape that features a gathering of larch trees and is titled Standing Tall. It is a new addition to our Winter & Snow photography theme.
In the past few months, I have seen many photographs come by that feature solitary trees in their snowy surroundings. I wanted to balance things a bit by posting this landscape photograph of not so lonely larch trees in their winter coat. I shot Standing Tall last January during a snow-shoe hike near La Fouly, a small village located in the Val Ferret valley in the Swiss canton of Valais.
Standing Tall, snow dusted larch trees in winterA minimalist winter landscape in black & white featuring a larch trees covered with snow and hoar-frost, surrounded by fresh snow.
It was quite windy and about minus 25°c (-13°f) that day. For some reason, I liked this winter landscape with larch trees instantly when I saw it. Maybe because of the touch of fresh snow on the branches of the larch trees? Or because of the shape that the trees form together? Or just because of the simplicity of the scene? It might as well have been the thought that the larch trees seemed to cuddle up to withstand the freezing winter cold together though! Anyway, Standing Tall appeared to be an appropriate title. Hope you like this B&W winter landscape photograph as well!
I used my Nikon D800E and brought my new Nikkor 70-200 f/4 lens along for the first time that day for testing. In general, I found that the lens provides excellent image quality across the frame and great micro-contrast and details at all focal lengths. Looks like I will be selling a 70-200 f/2.8 lens very soon!
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Cheers, Johan 🙂