France

Majestic Grand Morgon and Lake Serre Poncon

Grand Morgon and Lake Serre Poncon. Black & White panoramic

Majestic Grand Morgon and Lake Serre Poncon

It was late afternoon on January 1st, on my way from Gap to Embrun, near Saint-Michel bay. The light was not the one I would have hoped for, but still, there was something special about the scenery.

Lake Serre Poncon was very calm, the sun was slowly setting, the distant clouds were filtering the light and Grand Morgon just became the center piece with Saint-Michel chapel below it, in the middle of the lake.

I visualized a horizontal panoramic photo in Black and White for this winter scenery so as to enhance the tones and the quality of the light. The last sun-rays were lighting up the trees, part of the lake and the mountain slopes were covered in snow.

The Hautes-Alpes in the Southern French Alps abound in beautiful sceneries, whatever the season; Lake Serre Poncon and its surroundings is but one of them.

 

Main subject:

Grand Morgon and Lake Serre Poncon - Black & White.

Location:

Serre Poncon, Grand Morgon mountain, Hautes Alpes, Southern Alps, France

Coordinates:

44°29'55.61"N 6°23'13.27"E

Image:

Horizontal Panoramic - 7 images stitched together (size: 11,311 x 5,597 pixels / 63 megapixels)

Camera:

Canon 1Ds MarkIII, Canon EF70-200 f/2.8L IS II lens at 90mm