Mountain is made of fascinating contrasts, still and timeless but always changing. Each day is a combination of a new light, mood and atmosphere.

Alone, at a high altitude, I patiently waited for that moment. That moment when the first lights you can perceive are deeply colored from a range of rose to violet, trough gold and blue. Because the sun illuminates the clouds first, I had to make a long exposure to capture the motion of the sky, but also to capture the sunrise on the clouds as well as on the peaks, on the same image. With a 5 minutes exposure and less than 10 minutes of working time, you only get one shot.

A medium format camera captures every subtle nuance, so I could forget the camera and rather enjoy the wonderful light show which was offered to me this morning.