As a result I didn't really 'see' many good pictures at all. Having said that, the scenery was so lovely that simply pointing a camera and pressing the shutter button a few times meant that you were bound to get *something* pretty.
So it proved.
There's a few I'm happy with (2 I've just ordered prints). Some that I posted earlier have been reworked a couple of times, first in Lightroom, then with DXO Optics Pro (free version) to tone down the LR gaudiness. DXOOP is really clunky & slow, but it's the only way I can get that National Geographic feeling into pictures. Some of that's down to replicating slide film responses, and some down to the subtle yet detailed processing this program naturally produces.
|This was behind the hotel|
|Water spray + subzero temperatures = ice encapsulation|
|Along the path to Casade de Nyon|
|From the top of the Pleney Telecabine|
|Jingle, flippin' bells. ;-) A horse-draw sleigh in Avoriaz on Wednesday morning. Ben & I skied in that Wednesday afternoon, and occasionally you'd have to guess where the piste went.|
|Snowfall approaching. Sometimes you could actually see clouds of snow hanging in the air, dropping imperceptibly.|
|At Les Gets - you can just see skiers above the trees in the middle.|
|The dangerous chair lift.|
|Rolling snow, pushed to the edge of the slope by the piste grading machines.|
I hope that's not too big a download - I've kept image sizes down as far as possible.