In the past month, I spent quite a bit of time hunting for attractive alpine winter landscapes to photograph. I haven’t been fortunate with the weather and mountain light so far though. It is however always good to just go out anyway and explore new areas for future shooting trips.
Unspoiled, an alpine forest in winter with fresh snowA landscape in colour, featuring a meadow and alpine forest in winter with a fresh coat of virgin snow. Mountain peaks rise above the fog.
At this time of year, the sun doesn’t reach deep into many alpine valleys yet. So, luck needs to be helped a bit now and then. For the photograph to the right, titled Unspoiled, I resisted a very tempting cup of hot chocolate with apple pie after a long snowshoe hike. Instead, I hiked up yet another steep hill to reach a place where I expected to see scenery that was reachable for the late afternoon light. I was right and found a fairytale-like alpine winter landscape bathing in sunlight with a meadow and trees dusted with fresh snow. Besides that, the snow on the meadow in front of the trees was still unspoiled. I came away with a very nice series of alpine winter landscapes.
I was quite close to the first line of trees, so I used a wide-angle lens to open up the scene and to include enough of the virgin snow in the foreground as well as some of the drama in the sky. In the background, you see a few of the peaks of the Mont Blanc massif by the way. The viewpoint in this photograph is in Le Chapelet in Valais, Switzerland. I hope you like this alpine winter landscape!?
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