Easier than expected

Friday, April 21, 2006 — Saint Anselm of Canterbury
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Today I’ve driven through a pass in the Western Alps for the first time. At Colle della Maddalena (Col de Larche in French) there’s still plenty of snow, but groundhogs are waking up from their winter hibernation. I was hoping to get some of them for a shoot, but I didn’t certainly expect to get one near its lair — a task that in my mind recalled the idea of wandering through the snow for kilometres, really disappointing since I hate cold. But this guy is calmly standing up a few meters off the road, just after the French border. Sometimes it’s easier than expected.

More photos from this session are available in the diary.

Nikon D100 + @ 600 mm, 1/400 sec @ ƒ/11, +0.67 EV, ISO 200, beanbag from the car.

Sull'uscio di casa.