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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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OctoFlash Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
whoops, yeah you can't see what lens it is.. -.-
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OctoFlash Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
the exif data tells you everything you need to know. you can find it at the bootom of those mini-informations at the right..
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oO-Rein-Oo Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011   Photographer
Your amazing work is featured in my latest journal! :dance:
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:salute:
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andrea-oyarzun Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
I live there. Great photograph =)
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Vexcel Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow everything is just perfect.. one of the best photos I've seen on DA by far..
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TimberClipse Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Hey!

Just wanted to let you know you have been featured in the deviantART 11th birthdAy Countdown!

Have a wonderful day!

=TimberClipse
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aixado Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
majestueux, et incroyable!! :clap:
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Funtoon Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Professional Artist
wonderful shot .. :)
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justeline Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Professional Photographer
One of the best IDs around! :thumbsup:
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TimberClipse Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I just wanted to let you know I featured you in my latest journal

Best,

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nannamanson Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
This is awesome!!!!
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SaCaudill Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
The contrast between the blues and the reds is breath-taking. Well done.
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kostadinkostov Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
AMAZING!
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noko-87 Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
hi, you've been featured here [link]
thank you :heart:
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porbital Featured By Owner May 29, 2011   Photographer
This photo is feature to my latest journal [link]
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HjordisBjorg Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
*faints*
This is absolutely gorgeous!!!! Why can't I be there?
I don't know but this picture, when I look at the water it's very calm and somehow it makes me relaxed. However, when I look at the mountains, it's like a fire! So strooong. It's like if you compare dead plants and winter time to a volcano! Hallelujah, this is truly amazing. You're so talented.
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alexandre-deschaumes Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you so much for your words . :blowkiss:
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Rykardo Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
Fantastic mate ;)
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artszy Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
wow. Just :wow: What a picture.
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Flyy1 Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I have featured this deviation in my journal...
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Hope you don't mind.
:)
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Zweetchuck Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Maybe, these feelings, wich im sure was more than i can every try to imagine, Maybem that is what is really earthly :cheers:
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Zweetchuck Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hole shit man, Pumas are known to attack people.
frightening story, amazing shot.
But please explain the title. id love to hear it. For me it can be seen as unearthly, but only if its compared to a fixed thought of what earthly really means. This can only be valid if we could be 100% sure what earhtly really is. And really, isnt everything that we know earthly? since everything we know have derived from it?

What are youre thoughts on the matter?
love youre stuff, btw
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stargate4ever23 Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This image is very beautifull....what a lovely location I'd love to go there...to see a Puma too. XD Beautiful capture
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mattTIDBALL Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Stellar image!
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Stellar image!
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DiamondRWolf Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
nice
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dwth Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Student Artist
This photo has been featured on Thumbs of the Week 170th/171st/172nd .:wave:
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ArsiZyr Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Breathtaking !!! :-* The best photo Ive ever seen :love: :love: :love:
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Yazala Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wow
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Ada34 Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Student Photographer
I remain seriously speechless! :heart:
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vocesdelatierra Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
Amazing!!
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CasandreNomari Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
Beaytiful!
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tmfNeurodancer Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning! :+fav:
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ArtisticTwins Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
Les couleurs, le bleu, le gris, le orange... C'est simplement parfait!
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alexandre-deschaumes Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Professional Photographer
merci!
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zummerfish Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Colors and contrast are fascinating :)
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hikester Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
Besides the colorful aplenglow, I also enjoy the sharpness from top to bottom. Great work.
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alexandre-deschaumes Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you very much.
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GraphiteColours Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! You've been featured here: [link]
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alexandre-deschaumes Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you very much.
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