Moody Kasprowy Wierch
The conditions in Tatras National Park have improved again, which meant I could go and try to capture the images I needed to complete my project. I have decided to go to Kasprowy Wierch this time, a location I have had in my head for a long time now. I know the location can have very good photography opportunities, and in my portfolio I’m currently missing some more images that are wide angle mountain panoramas.
I have had a very specific image in my head that I wanted to take. A beautiful snow-covered mountain tops with a layer of thick textured clouds floating on the bottom. All of this complimented with a low golden sunshine coming from the side. These conditions are incredibly difficult to predict, because a cloud forecast is needed, but the clouds need to be low enough to allow for sunshine and high enough to cover the mountains partially. The plan was to stay in a shelter 2h away from the peaks of Kasprowy for a couple of days and hope for the best.
On Thursday, I arrived to blue skies and sunshine, this was actually very nice. For a long time I didn’t have such good warm still conditions to work in. There was a layer of clouds covering the below villages, just as predicted!
Sadly, these clouds were too low to cover the mountains in the way I was hoping for. I had planned to spend the whole day there, so I decided to wait and hope the clouds would lift. I was there from 8am till 3.30pm. During this time the conditions kept changing and I kept taking photographs and looking for potential compositions. Unfortunately, the clouds never lifted as high as I’d like them to, and the day slowly faded into night. I hiked to the shelter and found out that they would only have space for me for the one night, sharing the room with 9 other people. This was an experience definitely out of my comfort zone, and the following day I was forced to return home. I was planning to spend the day taking photographs, but I woke up to a pretty bad, miserable day. Very tired and sleepy I returned home.
I did capture some images, and I will keep trying next week!
By the way, if you didn’t see on my social media yet, this week two of my photographs were shortlisted for the Outdoor Photographer of the year!