Tignes-Val d’Isere, French Alps Landscape Photography: This photograph has been on my mind ever since I started driving to Val d’Isere every day. This band of cliffs, with its distinctive black striking such an imposing contrast to the white of the snow. Sitting just below this composition is the start of the Tignes Reservoir and the Tignes Dam. The dam, also known as the Chervil Dam, dams the Isère river, flooding the original town of Tignes in the process. If you ever get the chance to visit Tignes Les Brevieres, check out the dam, you’ll just be able to see the faint outline of Hercules. The artist, Jean-Marie Pierret, along with eight other painters, took 60 days to paint this mural. This will be one of my last photos of the week from France, but fear not there will be plenty more photo essays from my time in Tignes. Photograph details: 1/30th sec, F8.0, ISO 100, 125mm, shot using an Olympus OM-D EM5. If you are interested in purchasing this print, you can do so here.

I’m stoked to announce the launch of my new photography shop, you can read all about it here.

Also, head on over to the Nomads on the Road Facebook page to be in with a chance of winning a print of my favourite photograph from Tignes in the French Alps.

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  • Reshma says

    I loved how the snow has been spread all around in the picture, giving it a perfect composition for the colors, layout and also the backdrop. Lovely shot of Tignes!

  • Danijela WorldGlimpses says

    Lovely photo! Such an amazing contrast, those trees look like being drawn into the landscape, just lovely. And congrats on your new photography shop! 🙂

  • Halef says

    That’s a great shot – I love black and white landscape photos.
    I would like to explore more of France – so far, I’ve been only to Paris 🙁 Someday!
    Travel safe and keep up the good work! I will check out your photography shop right after this.

    Halef (the Round The World Guys)

  • Fábio says

    Oh what an amazing shot… Before I read the description I was looking at it for 5 minutes trying to understand, at the beginning almost looks a mirror on a lake or somewhere else. It is amazing, so symmetric, so beauty and clean.

  • Cat says

    Beautiful rock formation! Especially love the contrast with the snow. Thanks for sharing this lovely winter shot of Tignes!

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