I’m very much used to lots of color during my adventures. So it is always special to me to shoot in snowy scenes: just looking for structures that catch the eye and draw attention. The snowfall is a nice opportunity to play with the exposure time. Overall: an ideal time to practice and find new creative ways of perceiving the surrounding.
At the end of January, we decided to try hiking a summit that we hiked already in summer. The experience during summer was pretty nice so that we wanted to try another path up and see the peak in winter. The weather forecast was stable and cloudy. It hadn’t snowed for quite a while, so I thought chances are high that some people where already at the summit before us and made up the track already. Especially in winter this is pretty preferable as walking in fresh snow is not just quite exhausting, but also a little challenge to navigation as all the paths are hidden under the snow.
On this Saturday in early January, we started the day with the intention of going out for a hike. The weather forecast told us that it was likely to snow – which was pretty okay for us. Walking / hiking in slight snowfall is very nice. So, we decided to go for a mountain that we know pretty well. Therefore, the risk of getting lost was negligible. We also had no concern about avalanches on this trail. But we didn’t think about heavy winds or even a storm, …
This day was one of the rare days where I went out explicitly to explore some photo locations that I searched before on a couple of maps. I didn’t even expect to be able to do some nice shots as it was during the mid of the day. Nevertheless, while I went away from the previous spot, I caught a glimpse through some branches. “This could make up a great framing for this motive” I thought and so I quickly pulled out the camera again and just tried!