In the village of Ainokura there’s been a great snowfall: the small valley, hidden between the high mountains of Toyama, is covered by about two meters of a white soft blanket of snow. The only recognisable element of the human activity are the iconic steep roofs made of straw, which pop out from the white cover.
It’s 6:30am and I’m walking around in this peaceful place: the soft snow crunches under my boots and I’m waiting for the sunrise, but the clouds are keeping the village in a state of stillness; maybe this morning the first rays of light will not illuminate this enchanting landscape.
This is an HDR tonemapping of three different exposures, taken with my wide angle Pentax 15mm F4 lens: even without the sun there is quite an high dinamic range to capture, due to the dark wood of the farmhouse and the brightness of the snow.
EXIF: Pentax K-5 + smc DA 15mm F4 ED AL Limited – 15mm – 1,6s – f/8 – ISO200