Tignes has been a fantastic place to practise some panoramic landscape photography in the French Alps. This photo essay will feature my favourite panoramic photographs from my season in the French Alps.
Panoramic Landscape Photography French Alps: This photograph was taken just a few kilometres from Tignes Les Brevieres, towards Bourg St Maurice. There is a path that runs much of the valley as it descends towards Bourg St Maurice. As the snow has retreated the path became usable once again. I think I’ll have to return to Tignes one summer to hike and camp in this beautiful part of France. Photograph details: 1/100th sec, F8.0, ISO100, 92mm, shot using an Olympus OM-D EM5. This photograph is available to buy here.
Panoramic Landscape Photography French Alps: This panoramic photograph of Tignes Val Claret in the French Alps is a composite of five photos, while the low hanging cloud adds some drama and scale to the scene. What I really enjoy about this photograph is the clouds enveloping the peaks above VC, as the afternoon went on the clouds were constantly moving, offering some stunning compositions. Photograph details: A stitch of five photographs, 1/125 sec, F14, ISO 100, 40mm, shot using an Olympus OMD-EM5. This photograph is available to buy here.
Panoramic Landscape Photography French Alps: This photograph was taken from the deck of the Ski Bonjour chalet, the Tourelle. It is one of my favourite views in Tignes and I was lucky enough to have a chance most weeks to take in the stunning scenery here. I think the panoramic shot works here because it gives some perspective to the grand scale of the area. Opposite the Tourelle is the Fingers, while Val Claret is just off to the right, up and over these peaks lie some of the best skiing in the French Alps. Photograph details: 1/320th sec, F14.0, 19mm, shot using an Olympus OM-D EM5. This photograph is available to buy here. A black and white version of this photograph is available here.
Panoramic Landscape Photography French Alps: The French Alps were not an easy place for me to photograph at first, you can read about my struggles here. Yet as I grew more comfortable with my surroundings, getting used to the mountains, and learning how to photograph in the French Alps, I was able to take some stunning panoramic photographs. As a landscape photographer, I love taking photographs at sunrise and at sunset, these provide the best light conditions. Yet with my work, I am not able to photograph at these times. That means I have to photograph when I have time off work, that is usually from 11 AM to 5 PM aka as the worst times to photograph landscapes. I have had to adapt my techniques and shoot to the conditions. In the mountains, for me, that means black and white photography. Photograph details: 1/160th sec, F14, ISO100, 70mm, shot using an Olympus OM-D EM5. This photograph is available to buy here.
Panoramic Landscape Photography French Alps: What I look about this composition is the way the three peaks are the dominant focal point of the composition. In particular, the middle peak draws my eyes, thanks to the cloud which is just behind it. Photograph details: 1/160th sec, F14.0, ISO100, 108mm, shot using an Olympus OM-D EM5. This photograph is available to buy here.
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