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It's pretty rare to find 'old' snow that looks beautiful, but to me this melting mass looked like a river of foamy cappuccino, complete with the dark swirls that a creative barista would make. Let's face it, when you get up at 4am to shoot sunrise, anything that resembles cappuccino is quite beautiful indeed!
My husband and I were fortunate to be among the first people this year to venture up into the heights of the Jof Fuart massif (its many steep couloirs make it mostly inaccessible until the snow becomes more dense in late Spring). The two guys who run the local refuge hut had themselves arrived only a week earlier, and they were quite happy to have their first visitors of the season. The four of us stayed up much too late sipping their amazing Tocai Friulano, sharing hiking stories, and marveling at the Alpine Ibex whose curiosity drew him up to the hut's terrace where he could peer at us through the window. Of course the late night made waking up to shoot sunrise all the more difficult, but it was a highly memorable evening. After the morning outing, we returned to the hut, and our hosts brought out huge soup bowls (big bowls without handles) brimming with…guess what…foam-topped cappuccino. At that point, I definitely began to join nature in its essential transition after winter: the great awakening.
(Apologies to those who don't like stories!)
Location: Jof Fuart massif, Udine, Italy.
Tech notes: The scene did 'fit' into a single raw exposure without clipping on either end, but I bracketed anyway to avoid having to push or pull the raw data too much while blending. The final file contains three bracketed exposures.
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