Photography by Ian Cameron
Bleak, Alpbach, Austria, Europe, snow, windless, hut, field, lone, figure, darkness, sinister, snowflakes, mono, atmosph photo

Bleak    Alpbach, Austria, Europe

I was standing gazing out of the window of my hotel room in Alpbach watching a beautiful slow motion fall of heavy snow in totally windless conditions a few minutes after sunset. A small timber hut nearly half a mile away nestled into an as yet green field and a lone figure had wandered out and knocked and entered the building. About 15 minutes later he re-emerged and darkness had fallen still further lending a sinister slant to the scene which I hope I have captured here. In order to freeze the snowflakes and obtain a reasoanble depth of field to keep their shape in the foreground I had to use an extensive depth of field and a high ISO 3200.  Lastly I thought this was an excellent candidate for a blue toned mono version to really emphasise the lonely, bleak atmosphere. 

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