Roc d'Enfer mountain reflected on the water of Vallon lake.
Another image from my visit one week ago to Vallon lake.
I think this view of Roc d'Enfer mountain reflected on the water at dusk is my favorite.
All my photos of this day were published on my website on sunday. You can have a look here.
Vallon lake in Bellevaux was created in 1943 by a huge landslip from a surrounding mountain which created a natural dam on Brevon river.
It is located in the mountains of french Chablais (NE par of Haute-Savoie department) and is surrounded by a beautiful mountain forest.
The mountain nicely reflected on the water is the Roc d'Enfer (Hell's Rock) and has an elevation of about 2 200m.
I spent the afternoon yesterday hiking around the lake under an amazing blue sky. I made a few images although it was not my favorite light but i'm sure the place worth another visit by a cloudy autumn day or better in winter.
Protected from the sun by the north face, protected from the rain by the overhanging rocks, i found some snow at the end of august, just under the cliffs of Bargy mountain.
Bénit lake is an alpine lake in Massif des Bornes and located just under Bargy mountain at an elevation of 1477 m.
The place is beautiful, surrounded by white cliffs and green coniferous forests.
I went there for a family walk in july and returned a few days ago to make images.
I returned yesterday to Massif des Bornes for a hike to a little lake located just at the bottom of Bargy moutain.
After making images of the lake itself, i spent a few time capturing some details of the NW side of the mountain.
Crêt de Chalam is a mountain between Ain and Jura departments that i discovered about one month ago. It offers a very large and nice view on all the surroundings.
An image from a june trip in the mountains of Haut Jura Natural Park.
It was a beautiful evening on the valley with sun and clouds in the sky. I really love that place, lost between mountains and forests.
Note 1 : I've posted this morning 16 images from this day on my website.
Note 2 : On friday, i discovered and climbed a little mountain behind the ones you can see here. The light was not so beautiful but the view on Jura department was truely amazing. Photos will come soon.
Another view of La Compôte en Bauges.
One more image of this july afternoon in Massif des Bauges Natural Park.
This one was done just a very short time after i left my client, at the beginning of my long drive through the park.
I saw these hay stacks near the road when i was on a pass named Col des Prés. It was not the best time for photography but my stock was short of rural landscapes with hay stacks, so i stopped for a very few images.
I'll soon post more pictures from this day here but i've published the most interesting ones on my website a few days ago. You can have a look here.
Another image from a few weeks ago, during this afternoon on Mont Baron over Annecy lake.
While the others were done with GND filters, this one is the result of a HDR work done with Picturenaut from 2 exposures.
It's free of any filtering artifact and i think it's my fav in the serie.
During the winter, i posted a few images of Aravis massif. This mountain range is cut in two parts separated by a large pass named Col des Aravis between Merdassier and Borderan mountains.
On friday, i was on Mont Baron mountain, waiting for the light on Annecy lake.
The sky was very clear, and looking to the east, i had this beautiful view on Mont Blanc mountain through the Cold des Aravis.
I did this panorama by stitching with PTGui, 6 vertical photos done with a long lens.
One more from friday, still done while walking down from Mont Baron.
During my long time waiting for a correct light i met a very nice couple and we had an interesting and pleasant discussion about photography and the joy of living in a so beautiful region. They were wiser than me and left the mountains before the night :)
Mont Veyrier and Mont Baron are two of the closest mountains above the east coast of Annecy lake.
Viewed from the city, they can look as the same mountain but when you climb them, you can really distinct the two summits.
I went there on friday afternoon. I spent the first hours hiking, looking for interesting points of view.
My most interesting images of the lake were done at dusk while walking down from Mont Baron. This one was the last one, done in really late dusk and after i had a "funny" walk in the steep and dark forest without the head lamp i forgot at home ...
In the background, you can see the mountains of Massif des Bauges.
This image was certainly not done under an impressive light but i really love the view here.Bargy mountain is divided in two parts, Petit Bargy you can devine behind the small tree on the left and Grand Bargy in the middle of the frame/
One more image done from the slopes of Andey peak in Massif des Bornes.
The first big cliff is a part of Bargy mountain and i can't remember the name of the three high summits in the background.
Another image i did while walking down from Andey peak in Massif des Bornes.
It was really the end of the day when i stopped to catch the light on this mountain range where you can see from left to right :