January 26, 2010

Wait for the signal

After almost 3 weeks of our fields and landscapes being covered by a white blanket of snow, we finally saw some green last week-end. It was like rediscovering grass. Those shades of green warmed up my never-accustomed-to-pure-white eyes and brought to my soul a sense of rebirth, some kind of an early Spring.

Unfortunately Mother Nature had other plans for us and reminded us that we are still indeed in January. It snowed a bit today and starting on Thursday, the currently much hated white flakes will be back full-time... because I will say this: when going to work becomes a nightmare and the how-to part of it a source of anxiety, I start to hate snow to guts. Narrowing your ambition to not take a day-off because you're stuck at home can be very frustrating...

Until then... I'll wait for the white/iced signal...

January 19, 2010

The quiet moutain

I pretty much see this mountain every day and last week was the first time I finally saw some beauty in it. Snow is a powerful thing because I can assure you that it is usually a pretty sad and useless tiny mountain...

It's a panorama, so click on the photo to see it (much) bigger! It's worth the details.

January 10, 2010

Comparing Seasons in the Alps - Take 2

Same concept as yesterday but different location.

The result is not as close as the photography from yesterday because this time I used a 50mm lens and last time was a point and shoot camera.

January 9, 2010

Winter vs Autumn in the Alps

Just like the rest of France, we are snowed in, so I took advantage of 2 non-snowy hours this afternoon, to take a small walk. At some point, I realized that back in Autumn I took a panorama of what was the beginning of my walk today and back then.
In order to compare Autumn and Winter time, I tried to roughly take the same photo to compare! Seasons are magic...

Panorama French Alps winter