This was my second visit to this attractive location in southern Switzerland. The Swiss photographer, Paul Schilliger, calls it, 'one of the most poetic places I know' and I can fully understand why. These little barns dot a dramatic working landscape which owes nothing to the mass-tourism which blights other parts of Switzerland. You get a strong feeling that this scene has changed little in many decades.

I shot this in intermittent rain, using the longer reach afforded by the 300mm lens on my DSLR to isolate the little barn. The same focal length on my large format camera would have been far too wide.
Location: Forclaz, Canton Valais, Switzerland
Date: 05.2009
Medium: Full-frame digital capture