Gran Paradiso National Park – Italy, August 2013
On my last day in Italy last week, the organizers recommended me to take a bus to a nearby national park, Gran Paradiso. Spent a full day there, it’s a breathtakingly beautiful place. Here are a few B&W shots.
(Curious observation – the walking speed of a hiker with a camera is 1 km per hour. Assuming of course that said hiker is me, desperately trying to photograph everything around him. I was also using a new lens for the very first time – or rather an old, Olympus OM 50mm/1.8 lens, which gives a focal length of 100mm on my camera. It’s manual focus only, and so it took quite some time to figure out.
Curious observation No. 2 – no matter how much I tried, I didn’t manage to take a single good wide angle shot of the entire scene – which is the very thing which takes your breath away there; the nature was simply too big to fit into the lens [or the lens was too small, but I think I’d rather blame the nature 🙂 ]
These are more or less in the order in which they were taken.
That’s it, see you next time!