First of all, I’m wishing you all a very merry Christmas. Even though the official holiday was a few days ago, Christmas time extends until Epiphany. I agree with G.K. Chesterton – we should talk about Christmas after Christmas, too. Not just November and December. Anyway, I’m getting off course, here.
I’m continuing with the Mountain Highway series. Considering I did take gazillion photos during that bus ride, it would be illogical of me not to publish them. Honestly, this could be my favorite series of them all. I guess I say that all the time, with each post.
Winter is the best season for photography because it involves gorgeous, dimmed light throughout the entire day. The way it hits the Earth (especially Austrian hills and mountains) is epic. I remember travelling this route in the summer and, although nonetheless amazing, winter wins. The mountains are grey and cold looking. The tones overall are more pleasant to work with when processing.
I’ve already mentioned mountain weather changing non stop. That is why I love this route. You get overcast skies and misty forest with sunrays in the span of a few hours. Sometimes even minutes. I wish I could live there as you get such a variety of different scenes. I bet it’s even more whimsical when the legit snowfall happens. God willing, I’ll get a chance to experience that, as well. I’m that kind of person who would love to go on a ski trip except I wouldn’t be skiing at all. I would be taking photos and waking up at 5am to document the sunrise. To each their own, I guess. Thank you for reading and, once again, merry Christmas! God bless.