This image was selected for the 9 TOP Photographs for February 9 2013 for PlusPhotoExtract.
Winter is blue. Well, a little white sometimes, but the absence of plants in higher regions makes for a lack of “standard colors”. I love that. Especially in mid-winter season, we have a strong sun and a bit of haze in thin air. This produces a very special atmosphere of “all things blue”.
Ascending in winter means to go up by ski as far as possible (or reasonable). If you can’t ski down certain passages, you have to leave the skis below the summit. Just like here: The last steps followed a rather fluffy snow ridge to the summit cross. To give the whole composition a scale, I placed the first steps prominently in the frame. The winter haze in combination with the sun in front of you can be challenging, but it lets you create a natural vignetting. Those who know my other work might have noticed a strong similarity to my “Ridge Climbing Bietschhorn” image. See how much I love those views 😉
Rock or snow, summer or winter: Life is always fine when you’re at the top :-)!
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