Brooding Skies Over Lac De Peyre

Lac de Peyre, French Alps

As I hiked up to Lac de Peyre I was slightly disappointed by the overcast weather. It wasn’t unexpected, but I couldn’t help feeling that some sunnier skies would make for better photos. I also couldn’t have been more wrong! I think this might be the first full colour shot I’ve ever published which doesn’t have some blue sky.

I spent three hours at the lake shooting from all angles and getting my feet wet in the process. The whole experience has completely changed my outlook on the weather and I won’t be letting overcast skies put me off in the future. Once you get up into the mountains and closer to the clouds they really create a fantastic mood!

13 thoughts on “Brooding Skies Over Lac De Peyre

    1. Ben Post author

      Thanks Sue! I set the White Balance to Cloudy for this shot which was a big help with the colours given the overcast conditions.

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  1. Cindi

    “Once you get up into the mountains and closer to the clouds they really create a fantastic mood!” … after living among mountains for the past seven years, I sure understand this observation. I think the clouds add such perspective, texture, and depth to photographs. This photo of yours captures that!

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    1. Ben Post author

      Thanks Cindi, I bet you must get some pretty great conditions in Norway just like this. And completely agree, the depth and texture they add in contrast to a blue sky is fantastic!

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    1. Ben Post author

      Thanks Jude, I’ll definitely be searching for grey skies in the future! I think the weather conditions really make this shot.

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    1. Ben Post author

      Thanks Shane, there really was a great deal of detail in the landscape. As you say I think the softer lighting created by the clouds helps to bring out that detail. I’ve not been myself but the nature of this area really reminded me of pictures I have seen from Iceland. It was brilliant to explore!

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