Get to the shot. Week Seven. Needle in the sky

February 03, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Get to the Shot. Week seven. Needles in the sky.

One of the main reasons I’ve searched for seasonal work in the Alps, specifically Chamonix, it’s not only because of the snow and ski opportunity, but more to live among dramatic mountains for a season. Although there might be more beautiful places to live and more dramatic mountains somewhere else in the Alps, Chamonix sure does live up to my expectations. Specially with so many mountains in the area with “Aiguille”, which means needle in French, in their name.

This week is all about the mountains. With the Aiguille du Midi being the most famous mountain the the area (after Mont Blanc which is not really visually impressive) it’s only natural that I’ll have loads of photos of it. On a clear day you might get unobstructed views of the mountains, but when there are a few clouds around … that’s when the mountains and their enormous scale is more imaginable.  DPP_0017-2DPP_0017-2 DPP_0004DPP_0004

​The lift station for the cable car is barely visible through the clouds.

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East of the Aiguille du Midi, are a few more needles. Maybe not as high, but surely just as impressive. DPP_0020DPP_0020

 

North of the Chamonix valley is Le Brevent. A very popular ski area and a favourite for wing suit pilots. I still need some good photos of this mountain, but I do have one of it’s neighbour, Pointe de Lapaz. DSCF0985DSCF0985

 

One of the few colourful mountain photos I have, was take from my kitchen window. Although it doesn’t show any needles, the colours, together with the rooftops in the foreground, makes for one of my favourites. DSCF0662DSCF0662

 

If you have read any of my previous posts, you’ll know that Aiguille Les Drus is my favourite mountain in the area. It might be biased to also have that as my shot of the week, but I do love this shot. DSCF0470Aiguille Les Drus

 

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