A few weeks ago I went to the mountains with some friends. We chose Mt. Rigi, which is very close to Zurich and has a lot of winter hiking trails well maintained during all seasons (I have already shown you photos from Rigi here). When I was planning this trip, I imagined the view from Rigi Kulm (the top of the mountain): a sea of low clouds and the peaks of the Alps arising from it, like islands, a blue sky and a bright sun above…
Well, when we arrived to Lucerne, our first stop of the trip, the day was very gloomy. A dark sky covered the city, with low clouds and even lower temperature. We took the boat to Vitznau, our next stop, and the views were disappointing… well, actually, there wasn’t any view… And when we took the mountain train to Rigi Kulm, the sight wasn’t much better. We traveled through a white and dense fog to the top of the mountain. From there we started to walk and, after a few kilometers in the dense fog, we descended a bit into the valley and we started to see what was actually around us: huge pines covered in recent snow, fresh powder snow on the ground, ice formations everywhere… a winter wonderland!!!
This was also an exciting day for me! I was using for the first time my new camera…. Yes!! I have a new camera! After three years with my little Canon EOS 1200d, now I am a proud owner of a Canon EOS 5d Mark IV. Well, this is a huge step! From the smallest and humblest DSLR from Canon to one of the biggest models!! Now I feel that I have to learn a lot of things (I didn’t realize how simple my 1200d is!!!), try new features… it’s like if a new world of possibilities had just opened in front of me! So from now on, you’ll see my improvements with the two cameras, the simple one and the pro one!
And I have more news! Encouraged by some friends, I decided recently to try to sell some of my photos. You can find them here: www.mipic.co/mercatalan/ or here. For now I just posted a few photos, but I’ll add more in the future. If you have liked any photo from a previous post and you don’t find it in this website, just write me and I’ll make it available! I’m really nervous and excited about the idea of selling my work! Let’s see how it goes!
Here are a few photos I took that white day in Rigi!! I hope you like them!