Travel photography is mostly a chance encounter where we have to usually make the best of the available conditions. It's possible to plan our visits to a certain extent at particular times of the day or the year but beyond that there's still an element of chance involved which can lead to both exciting and frustrating encounters.
On one such occasion, the odds turned out in my favour. The quality of the sunlight, with no overcast skies, a light mist floating by as I stood behind a backlit (or rather frontlit?) chapel on a snow-covered hill on a cold winter evening during Advent set up a beautiful scene which was simply irresistible to witness first-hand.
The images below might not do justice to the beauty of the landscape that was before me, but they try their best :)