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Made of Gold

— This series features landscape photographs taken at the Great St. Bernard at sunset. This Alpine pass has always been an important road between Southern and Northern Europe since Roman times. 

The pass is open only during summer and usually gets closed in mid-october, before the first snowfall. That Sunday, I was back in Switzerland from Italy when I decided to drive by the pass road. Once I arrived at the top, I was amazed by the warm sunset light. It gave a vibrant gold colour tone to the mountains. What I wanted to capture in this series are the strong shadows, close-ups of the mountain sides and the gold colour. I deliberately removed the sky from my images to give no point of comparison in size. To me, these three aspects give a different perspective and dimensions to these majestic landscapes. 

Landscape photography of the Great St. Bernard pass at sunset taken by Jennifer Esseiva.
« Golden Mountain № 1 »

Landscape photography of the Great St. Bernard pass at fall taken by Jennifer Esseiva.
« Golden Mountain № 2 »

Landscape photography of the Great St. Bernard pass at sunset taken by Jennifer Esseiva.
« Golden Mountain № 3 »

Landscape photography of the Great St. Bernard pass at sunset taken by Jennifer Esseiva.
« Golden Mountain № 4 »

Landscape photography of the Great St. Bernard pass at sunset taken by Jennifer Esseiva.
« Golden Mountain № 5 »

Landscape photography of the Great St. Bernard pass at sunset taken by Jennifer Esseiva.
« Golden Mountain № 7 »

Landscape photography of the Great St. Bernard pass at sunset taken by Jennifer Esseiva.
« Golden Mountain № 8 »