Some exciting news from Nomads on the Road HQ and Mike Cotton Photography (currently Tignes Les Brevieres in the beautiful French Alps). I am pleased to announce the launch of my new online landscape photography shop. This is your one-stop shop for all of my landscape photography, which is available for you to purchase.
All the photographs posted below, and more, are available in a range of prints and wall art. If you can’t find the artwork for the photograph you’d wish to purchase, please contact me at email@example.com and we can discuss your options.
I’ve included, in the captions, the metadata for the photographs and a short story about how I got the shot.
Fernie, British Columbia Landscape Photography: This week fall met winter in Fernie as the temperatures dropped and we were greeted by a beautiful blanket of snow for Thanksgiving. The climate in Fernie means snow can happen in almost every month of the year. In years gone by I can remember camping under the stars at Silver Springs in early May, only for the snow to fall in the town itself a few days later. Just when you think you have Fernie and her weather figured out, it’ll call a hail mary and throw something surprising your way. Photograph details: 1/320 sec, F8.0, ISO100, 42mm, using an Olympus EM-5. This photograph is available to buy here.
Coal Creek, British Columbia Landscape Photography: Coal Creek is an old and now abandoned mining community near the city of Fernie. Life was hard in this new frontier town, mine accidents were a regular occurrence, winters were bitterly cold, summers produced the real risk of forest fires while the local wildlife was a constant presence. Today, the area is an extremely popular backcountry adventure area; hiking, mountain biking, camping, fishing, are just a few of the activities locals and visitors participate in. Photograph details: 1/30 sec, F8.0, ISO100, 82mm using an Olympus EM-5. This photograph is available to buy here.
Moûtiers, French Alps Landscape Photography: Deep in the heart of the French Alps, lies Moûtiers. This small and rustic town is in the middle of the world’s largest skiable area. With ski resorts such as Courchevel, Courchevel, Méribel, Les Menuires, Val Thorens in the surrounding hills. Photograph details: 1/80 sec, F5.6, ISO400, 40mm using an Olympus EM-5. This photograph is available to buy here.
Tignes Les Boisses, French Alps Landscape Photography: This is probably the quietest part of Tignes, with only a few bars and restaurants. It was certainly quiet when I found myself in the car park as the sun was setting. This photograph is looking across Tignes Les Boisses and Tignes 1800. The distinctive church makes a great focal point. Photograph details: 8 secs, F9.0, ISO100, 62mm using an Olympus EM-5. This photograph is available to buy here.
Tignes 1800, French Alps Landscape Photography: This aerial view of Tignes is familiar for anyone who ridden the bubble from Tignes Les Brevieres. The unique view of Tignes and the massive dam is now available for you to purchase. Photograph details: 1/800 sec, F7.1, ISO100, 40mm using an Olympus EM-5. This photograph is available to buy here.
Tignes Les Brevieres, French Alps Landscape Photography: This photograph of a lone tree in Tignes Les Brevieres was one of a series of photographs which came to mind as I was walking down from work. I spotted these trees and immediately was struck by the untouched and pristine snow surrounding them. Photograph details: 1/400 sec, F7.1, ISO100, 150mm using an Olympus EM-5. This photography is available to buy here.
Pyramid Lake, Jasper National Park, Landscape Photography: This photograph of Pyramid Lake in Jasper National Park was one of the first photographs I was really proud to say I took. And while there are subtle details that, looking back on now, that I would change, I’m still happy enough to offer this photograph for sale. The contrast on the mountain is incredible and the empty hockey rink really resonates about what I think winter in Canada is about. Photograph details: 1/15 sec, F11, ISO200, 25mm using an Olympus E-PL1. This photograph is available to buy here.
Tignes black and white landscape photography: This photograph is a panoramic shot of the mountain range opposite the Tignes Espace Killy ski area. Photograph details: 1/200 sec, F11, ISO100, 40mm using an Olympus EM-5. This photograph is available to buy here.