I love it when a plan comes together. Last week's Alps photo course was, by all accounts, a huge success. Amongst the comments and feedback I've received are these:
'I thoroughly enjoyed the course, and I learned a lot, and had great fun too!'
'The whole week was a wonderful experience, and it was a major disappointment to return home'
You can read more first-hand experiences from the whole week here.
To be honest, I'm breathing a small sigh of relief. Although I was certain I'd picked the right location and had every confidence in our hosts, trailAddiction, it was a new venture for me: new location, extended hours and an (intentionally) small group size. We were usually first out of the door and last back in, grabbing food with our fellow chalet riders before huddling over laptops for the rest of the evening... and then doing the whole lot all over again. Intense.
But the results were well worth the effort. Early mornings, late nights, sunburn and far too many chocolate croissants are all a small price to pay for the images that David, Niels and Linda brought back. There's already talk of a repeat course next year...
Can you say 'just one more time?'
Nikon D300, 14-24mm f/2.8, 1/2500sec f/4 @ ISO200
That'll be Mont Blanc, then...
Canon EOS 1DIII, 70-200mm f/2.8, 1/250sec f/10 @ ISO200
Niels ladles on the cheese
Sony A100, lens unrecorded, 1/200sec f/16 @ ISO200
Linda gets acquainted with her camera's dynamic range. And the pic's not bad, either...
Nikon D80, 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6, 1/200sec f/5 @ ISO200, single radio slave