White Hare from the Sky

Today, I left the Nikon behind to do some serious skiing. Covered 8,000 vertical metres of skiing on another beautiful day, although the sky was becoming veiled with high cirrus cloud as the day progressed.

IMG_5769_wpSo, images were captured at suitable moments on the Canon G10. The pair you see here are of a section of the ‘White Hare’ piste taken from the cable car rising from Gant to Hohtalli. You only get one shot at these. The cable car was not gong to stall in mid-air to wait for skiers to assume the perfect position!

IMG_5770_wpAs is so often the case, colour really contributed nothing to the overall effect, and the conversion to B&W allowed the contrast to increase. As I have said before, B&W is a medium that tolerates the exploitation of contrast in a way that colour would not.

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About LensScaper

Hi - I'm a UK-based photographer who started out 45+ years ago as a lover of landscapes, inspired by my love of outdoor pursuits: skiing, walking and climbing. Now retired, I seldom leave home without a camera and I find images in unexpected places and from different genres. I work on the premise that Photography is Art and that creativity is dependent on the cultivation of 'A Seeing Eye'. I'm not averse to manipulating images to produce derivatives that may sometimes be far removed from the original.
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4 Responses to White Hare from the Sky

  1. Chillbrook says:

    The Black and White conversions work brilliantly Andy!

  2. theaterwiz says:

    Wow great images, especially in B&W

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