Yes, I know, I know … spring has started (where I am at least). Going to post one last winter scene though. Hope you don’t mind!? 🙂
In the past few months, I have seen many photographs come by that feature solitary trees in their snowy surroundings. Wanted to balance things a bit by posting this black & white winter image of not so lonely larch trees in their winter coat. I shot it last January during a hike near La Fouly, a small village located in the Val Ferret valley in the Swiss canton of Valais. It was quite windy and about minus 25°c (-13°f) that day. For some reason I liked this scene instantly when I saw it. Maybe because of the touch of fresh snow on the branches of the 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 trees seemed to cuddle up to withstand the freezing cold together though! Anyway … hope you like this black & white winter image as well!
I brought my new Nikon 70-200 f/4 lens along for the first time that day for testing. This is one of the results. In general the lens gives very nice results 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 soon 🙂
The image was processed in Lightroom 4.3. No filters were used.