Shrine at Montserrat, near Barcelona, Spain

This image shows one of the many shrines located around the monastery of Montserrat in Spain. The tiny figures around the cross lend a sense of scale to the mountain scene. Montserrat means serrated mountain and the image shows some of the distinctive jagged peaks that make up the mountain range. The sharp upright lines of the peak in the foreground is counterbalanced by the soft horizontal lines made by rock formations showing through the vegetation and scree in the mountains in the distance.

The soft, directionless light and the haze over the hills in the background lend the image a quiet, introspective atmosphere that suits a shrine whilst contrasting with the drama of the mountainous landscape.