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Torches in the Snow

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 13 January 2008 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

I just fancied a change from all those photos from Paris that I've been posting.

This is from a place called Les Saisies in the French Alps....I hope you like it!

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Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Fiery and Vibrant, what a shot...I feel the cold and the wonder...high drama points, again ;)

13 Jan 2008 1:43pm

@Lorraine: Thanks Lorraine!.....this was Christmas Eve in the French Alps and these ski instructors had just skiied down from the top of the mountain each carrying one of these torches.....there were about 80 of them and it looked like a river of fire snaking its way down.

Pouhou from Apeldoorn, Netherlands

it's a team of instructeur "Ecole de Ski Francais" literally "French School of Ski" most of us went to that school when you got the privilege to skiing as an children.
Well capture the contrast is good

13 Jan 2008 2:17pm

@Pouhou: Hi Pouhou!......I guess this brought back a few memories for you then.

eddy from Tehran, Iran

what a happy image

13 Jan 2008 2:29pm

@eddy: Thanks Eddy.....it was Christmas Eve so everyone there was feeling happy, the children especially.

See The Light from Newcastle, United States

What a beautiful color night shot. Well done.

13 Jan 2008 9:52pm

@See The Light: Thanks Mary!....it was Christmas Eve and these instructors (about 80 of them all carrying these fiery torches) had just finished skiing down from the top of the mountain.

amy from Rocky Mountain House, Canada

What a fun and vibrant shot!! Wonderful Ian!! BTW.. I'm back! Had a boo at what I've missed... LOVE love love the Paris series... excellent! I do have a fav, tho': your Albert Dock post!!

14 Jan 2008 1:30am

@amy: Thanks Amy!....its great to see you back and I hope you're feeling fully recovered now!

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Fantastic.

21 Jan 2008 9:58pm

@Twelvebit: Thanks very much!

NIKON D40
1/25 second
F/1.4
ISO 1600
45 mm (35mm equiv.)