Last Light in the Alps. Matt Tripet from The Fly Program
That last moment of light in the Alps can really change the whole mood, one minute it is howling 40 plus knots with horizontal snow and minus temperatures to all of a sudden, a ray of warm light from a sinking sun breaks through, the wind drops for a brief moment and the snow settles on the landscape. With literally less than a minute of magic light there’s not much time to fire off a pile of images that make time stand still.
Last week was and could only be described as an epic trip into the Snowy Mountains. An incredible weather system that lashed the SE of Australia resulted in some amazing snow falls and blizzard conditions.
Matt and I spent a great few days in the Snowy Mountains capturing the landscape and lifestyle that we both love so much. I’ve been involved in the program for many years and from winter this year we will be creating imagery for each season – winter, spring, summer and autumn. This will help raise awareness of The Fly Program, its sponsors and also display the beautiful of the Snowy Mountains plus help promote the sponsors and partners, Yeti, Manic Tackle Project, Hobie, Kuiu, Simms, and Scott Fly Rods, for without them none of this could happen.
This was the first trip into a seriously cold landscape, minus 4-5 with a wind chill upwards of minus 19 with the Nikon Z7. I treat my gear as tools and they don’t get pampered, so being out in those conditions for 7 – 8 hours a day, covered in snow, sleet, water, mud etc really tests the camera and lenses. Nikon has always been at the forefront of ruggedness and weather sealing and as expected, performed brilliantly.
|Lens:||Nikon Z 85mm f1.8 S|
|Notes:||Over exposed by 2 stops|
|Filter:||Marumi 8 Point Snow Cross Filter|