Photograph by Peter Svoboda, National Geographic Your Shot
Passionate ski mountaineer and Your Shot member Peter Svoboda loves minimalist compositions in his winter-themed mountain photography.
Svoboda saw this scene unfold from about a mile away on the summit of Kreuzkogel in the Austrian Alps.
“The angle of [the] slope … and [the] afternoon sun created rather attractive shapes at first sight,” he writes. “I was waiting on the top of the mountain and took some pictures with the lonely tree.
But it was not enough for me.” After he’d photographed a group of skiers who were enjoying the deep powder, this lone figure “was like icing on the cake,” he writes. “The mood was there.”