This is a combined piece from the tree in my Against the Winter series.
Sledding with my son the other day, I spied this tree atop a hill (on the Zugerberg, Zug, Switzerland) standing valiantly against the bitter cold of a Swiss winter.
The pure white snow against the brilliant blue sky was breathtaking for this expat Aussie.
Photographs taken with Panasonic Lumix FZ-28
HDRs created from 3 images (-1, 0, +1), tone mapped in photomatix and final processing in PS.