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Unearthly Contemplation by alexandre-deschaumes Unearthly Contemplation by alexandre-deschaumes
Hello!

I am finally back from my ( too short ) trip to Patagonia ( Chile & Argentina ) this mid April 2011



let me tell you a short story behind this image .. with my poor english ( I am sorry for that )

The night before we were backpacking in "Chileno " camp , shelter already closed .. no one around .. alone in the dark forest by the river .
this night was frozen , the temperature reached - 6 ° C . we were supposed to get up very early ( 5.30 AM ) to have the time to reach the peaks for sunrise ...

My friend Cyril has left the tent during the night because he was too cold .. I was looking for him at 5.30 AM .. I saw something like his headlight in the night .. I called him but no one answered ..

Then I realized .. this is not my friend and his lamp ... these are EYES .. of a creature .. staring at me .. and now it approach .. I stepped back in the tent .. with moonlight I saw the shape of a big cat x4 .. a PUMA , in fact .. ! mmh
I don't know the danger about this animal .. and I am a very anxious person .. So it was a special moment !

we finally reached the peaks just before this clear sunrise after 2h route in the forests and rocks .

The original french text is visible on my facebook page or my website ..


This is TORRES DEL PAINE . CHILE .


This image, even though maybe a bit classical in its vision , is unfortunatly almost the only one on which we can really behold the magnificience and surreal appearance of these unearthly peaks ..

We had terrible conditions during our trek , very heavy bags ( 25 Kg ) and too fast and tired on the tracks .. I would have love to capture these landscapes with dramatic light and abstract vision but I definetly need more time in the field , .. to compose, to FEEL nature around.

I hope to go back for at least 1 month .

I still have the idea of organizing a workshop there, it would be amazing ; you can send me a note if you feel interested to learn photography in these areas with me .

If you are interested to buy the picture, I have the same without the person ( me ) .

© Alexandre Deschaumes • Photographies éthérées

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beauty-pics Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
Fantastic image. And a great story, too!
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benji715 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Student Photographer
incroyable !
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Toash Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
I cant leave this without a comment.
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NSolanki Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012   Photographer
Beautiful capture!
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black-sunray Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
nice
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FrozenFella Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the story, and the image is incredible. What a perfect moment, and very well captured!
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heyfever99 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
Great shot!
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Smederevac Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
Great shot!
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AussieLove Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
A striking image, the title fits it perfectly. Also i like how you said in the description about needing to "feel the nature around". I'm only an amateur myself but in my opinion (if it counts :P) thats an essential part of photography especially in nature :)
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frtg Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
Just curious: What camera are you using? And what lens are you using with it?
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