Congratulations to Douglas Croft for winning the recent Monochrome Vision Assignment with his image, “Aiguille du Midi.”
“Chamonix was the last stop on our trip through the Alps, and we’d heard that the Aiguille du Midi was a must do, says Croft. “The cable car takes climbers, skiers and sightseers up to the station at 12,602 feet, still well below the summit of Mont Blanc, but above the rest of the landscape. The views are so vast and overwhelming that it’s hard to convey in two dimensions. When I saw the climbers descending the snow ridge I knew I could use them to help give a sense of the grand scale of the place. We’re looking over the French Alps into Switzerland, and if you know where to look you can even see the Matterhorn (but this is way better than Disneyland). In color, it’s pretty much blue and white, so converting it to B&W was a natural step.”
Equipment & Settings: Nikon D7000, Nikkor 18-300mm @ 18mm, ƒ/8, ISO 200, 1/200 sec.
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