If you like to sleep a lot, photography will likely not be your profession of choice: The best light is so often at dawn and dusk. On this particular dawn, the Matterhorn was tossing a constant stream of clouds on its eastern face, but only for a few moments did the clouds change from white to pink. I was interested in trying to balance out the scene in the foreground with the interesting weather happening around this icon of the Swiss Alps. The church in the bottom right-hand corner of the frame was important to me as a defining structure, but I didn’t want the whole town of Zermatt, Switzerland, to dominate the scene. To make a picture successful, choosing what to include in the frame is just as important as choosing what not to include.
Photo tip: Get up early to catch the best light. Sometimes it may seem that the weather isn’t great, but paying attention to sunrise and sunset at any location is key to making good photographs.
Photographed with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III with a Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens. Camera settings: 1/40 sec; f/6.3; ISO 100
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