When I was offered the opportunity I couldn’t say no. How could I resist to fly over the Alps? Sure, I don’t like airplanes so much, despite having to endure several flights every year… And yes, this time it was a very small airplane… But then again, who could say no to flying so close to these mighty mountains!! So, of course, I said yes!
The adventure started on a small airfield near Zürich very early in the morning. For a November day it was already very cold and foggy. But when a few holes opened in the clouds, we took off. I have to confess that I was a bit scared in the beginning, but as soon as I started seeing the white mountains above the fog, I forgot about everything else and I started to take photos of everything that caught my eye. We landed in Cannes, where we had lunch by the beach while enjoying a mild sunny day. After lunch, we hopped back on the plane and flew along the Côte d’Azur before heading over the Alps back to Zürich.
Being face to face with some of the highest mountains in Europe was an incredible experience! A very intimate view of these huge formations, far from what you can see from the window of a comercial flight. Of couse, taking photos wasn’t easy! The small airplane vibrates a lot and the windows weren’t as clean as I would’ve liked. I also wish I had known that I should use bigger appertures (and faster shutter speeds), but I like the results I got anyway.
Here are some of the (hundreds of!) photos I took that day. I hope you like them!! 🙂