This image is hard to judge for me because I had to work hard to get it. It is from a narrow valley just below the tree line, where lone skiers come down from their tours higher up. The trees stand on a steep slope facing north, with the sun coming directly from above/behind. At this time of the year, on a sunny day early in the afternoon, the avalanches start to come down from the southern slopes. That’s where I was when I made this image. Once you’ve climbed up and down an avalanche area, to get just the right angle and the right light, you are tempted to think that the result must be good.
I don’t believe in ‘forced’ images — usually the ones that just ‘appear’ are the good ones. Time will tell.