Saturday, February 19, 2011

Pic(k) of the week 7: First one down

Last night we got back from a weeklong ski-trip to Leogang, Austria. The contrast between a warm Dubai and the cold and snowy Alps, makes for a great experience. The week started with overcast sky's and some light snow fall. After a few days the weather cleared up and we were skiing in reasonable temperatures, under blue skies!

On some days we skied over 50km with a vertical descend of more than 9000m. Higher than Mount Everest! Interesting enough all this information is now available online by entering the ski-pass number on the Skyline website.

We stayed at Forsthofalm, an excellent 4 star hotel next to a middle station, right on the slopes. The fact that it is completely isolated makes for a great experience, especially if traveling without kids. Highly recommended!

Early morning lonely skier
This weeks Pic(k) of a lonely skier coming down through the early morning mist, is shot just as we were getting ready in front of the hotel. I'm sure that all frequent skiers know how enjoyable it is to come down the slope as the very first one early morning or just before closing at night. This image really gives me that exact feeling!

Image details:
Nikon P7000 compact camera
ISO 100, 37mm, f5.6, 1/900s
RAW development with Lightroom3
Black and white conversion with SilverEfex 

My relatively new Nikon P7000 did surely not disappoint. More images of our ski-trip can be found here.

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