Having spent a lot of time on 500px recently I’ve seen a lot of shots with flowers very close in the foreground, giving way to a beautiful mountain backdrop. They seem to be pretty popular and it’s not hard to see why!
Using them as inspiration I was looking for some bright foreground colours while exploring the Col de la Colombière in the French Alps. After a few minutes of searching I spotted these flowers, but during my first few attempts there was a strong wind which created an undesirable blurry foreground.
My legs were getting tired from crouching down holding my camera 6 inches above the ground. I didn’t have a tripod with me so I had to hold position to take advantage of that moment when the wind disappeared. Fortunately that moment came, and I was right there ready to get this shot.