Hiking Towards The Light

Hiking, Le Môle, France

I’ve been walking in the mountains before, but never anything you could really consider a proper hike. For some reason when I set off to reach the top of Le Môle in France, I was confident that it wouldn’t be too tiring. I couldn’t have been more wrong!

At this point in the hike I was just about to reach half way – Le Petit Môle – and I was absolutely exhausted. Fortunately I had my camera with me and I was on my own, so I didn’t really mind stopping every 5 minutes to take some photos (and catch my breath).

I loved the light in this scene, and after waiting a few seconds for this chap to make his way up the mountain a little more I took this shot. Actually I would have preferred him a bit further to the left, but this was the best pose I managed to capture with both walking poles on display.

18 thoughts on “Hiking Towards The Light

    1. Ben Post author

      Thanks Sarah, I’m glad you found me too! Switzerland is such a great place to discover a love of landscapes. I feel so fortunate to be here. Whereabouts were you based?

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      1. Sarah E.

        I lived in Weggis, with a frosty view of lake Luzern during the winter months, and spent the spring and summer in Zurich. Such warm and lush memories of that place, I can’t wait to go back for a visit. Keep on inspiring me with your photographs!

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        1. Ben Post author

          Sounds great. I’ve visited Lake Luzern once. I’d love to visit again, perhaps with some better weather! The landscape in that area is breathtaking though, come rain or shine. I’ll do my best! 🙂

    1. Ben Post author

      I was really lucky all day with the light actually, some light cloud cover made for some interesting shadows. It really was lovely! Thanks for stopping by.

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    1. Ben Post author

      Thanks Laura, this one just seemed to fall into place really. I can’t pretend I worked too hard for it! It’s nice when that happens though.

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  1. suej

    Nice shot, Ben…you have the light, a sense of depth and scale – what more could you want (OK, the guy a bit further to the left for tension!!) 🙂

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    1. Ben Post author

      Thanks Sue, I think you’re spot on with the sense of depth and scale. Glad you noticed that one! 🙂 The light was fantastic all day, and those shadows really help to create an interesting scene.

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    1. Ben Post author

      Thanks Sreejith, I had great fun all day moving around to try out different angles. Fortunately this one just seemed to line itself up as I was walking along the trail!

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