This was a pretty cool evening, literally. I put the climbing skins on my skis and started the long climb towards the peak. As i left the forest i quickly became aware of the wind. It was furious! It came right down the mountain with full force...straight in my face. I struggled for about an hour climbing with a damn hurricane in my face.

I reached the area i had in mind. Despite a clear blue sky, snow was everywhere. The whole mountain was a white monster. Finally!! I knew that i had the chance...finally i had the chance to get the wintershot of my dreams. I spent a few hours on the mountain looking for compositions and openings with regards to the wind. I promise you..this was NOT an easy shot.

This is one of my personal favourites. This is a shot that defines me and my photographic taste more than any other shots. I managed to get the sweeping snow just as i wanted it. The location is stunning, with a fantastic view and the light was magical.

The downside; 10 seconds before i shot this one, 2 of my lee-filters blew out of my hand and within two seconds they were long gone. The edge you see here is followed by a dramatic drop. I watched my filters fly like two birds over that edge... I`m just glad i saved my 0.9 filter, since thats the one i use 90% of the time.

But i honestly feel that it was worth it....

0.9 soft lee grad & polarizer.

Hope you like it...

Have a fantastic week everyone!

btw, i have a new website that makes it possible for international customers to buy prints directly. Feel free to visit...
-Arild-

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