This is it. Taken in 2004 with a humble Sony Ericsson mobile phone late one afternoon on the French Alps, this is the breathtaking view that inspired me to explore the world of photography in the hope that I might find and capture equally incredible image
We were the last group allowed to take the chairlifts to the top of the mountain. When we disembarked, we turned to face the run back down to the village and this is what we saw. The late sun was descending while a torrent of cloud swirled around the mountains. It was nature at its most exhilarating. The rest of my group saw this as a sign to descend as quickly as possible and set off immediately. But I knew this was a sight I might never experience again, so I pulled out my mobile phone, took the shot, and had one final look before donning my goggles and making my way down through the cloud. It was a moment I’ll never forget.
Sony Ericsson mobile phone
8mm @ f/5.6, 1/2000, ISO 100
Group featured in “Masters of the Scenic”
Group featured in “Mountains and Mountain Light”
Group featured in “Capture The Life Through Mobile”
Top 10 Finish in “Focus and Lighting ‘Mountains-A Large View-Distance With Clarity’ Challenge”