Alpine huts are not uncommon here in the area. Nowadays they are usually used to store agricultural tools. In former times it was the storage for the hay that was harvested from the surrounding alp. As those huts are not particularly uncommon, I usually don’t take photos of them. My problem is usually, that I don’t find them too interesting – and that it’s just hard to find an interesting background.
This day indeed was special as I wanted to scout a couple of locations that I had discovered before. So, we drove there and hiked to a couple of spots to check if there’s a scenic and/or interesting composition around. By chance it happened that we went for a walk with some friends afterwards. And while we were walking along this alm and having a good chat, I discovered this composition that immediately caught my attention: The single tree, flanked by the two huts, the gently rolling hills and the curve in the back where the meadow ends. — It could make a nice shot.
Processing wise, it was about some global adjustments like:
- decreasing overall exposure,
- decreasing the lights, increasing the depths
- adjusting the white and black points
- slightly increasing the dynamics
- the midtones received a slightly warm touch
- some vignette
Additionally, to the global adjustments I just did three types of local adjustments:
- additional vignettes in the lower corners
- the tree received a warmer color temperature
- quite a couple of stampings