Guardian of the Alps

Title – Guardian of the Alps

Photographer name – Steven Hylands

Description of place

Taken on the panorama viewing platform of Kitzsteinhorn mountain 3,029 meters above sea level. Kitzsteinhorn can be found in the Austrian Alps in the district of Kaprun, Salzburg. It is one of the highest points in the region. Some body had built these tiny snowmen along the viewing platform railing and I spotted a great opportunity for this fun shot with some stunning alpine scenery in the background!

 Technical information

Camera – Canon EOS 600D

Lens – Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6

 HDR Software – Photomatix

ISO – 100

Aperture – f/14

Number of exposures – 3

Tripod/handheld – Tripod

 Extra processing information:

Editing, cropping and finishing touches in Photoshop CS6 with Topaz Labs filters.

Photographers bio

Steven Hylands is the Co-founder & Creative Director of Rumble Labs, a Web Software & Experience Design laboratory in Belfast, N. Ireland.
For the past few years I’ve been capturing the natural landscape in HDR. I love the process of setting off exploring, discovering and capturing natures finest scenery.