I have had a few requests for larger size image for the use as wallpapers computer . So over the next few weeks will resize and uplpad selected images to my blog: kirkhille.wordpress.com/ at the wallpaper page on (Link on the top right) which people will be able to use .
Lost inside my mind, lost inside the forest and usually lost behind the camera, however not today!
I thought this was an interesting concept, something a bit different from me. It shows my true colours, my appreciation for the environment and the intimacy I come across every time I adventure into the forest.
_____Random Info: I figured I'd upload a new ID from my recent weekend in the lake district which resembles the typical weather in England this summer which is the coldest in 12 years according to my host. Funny thing since I was in England the last time in 2000, seems like it fits me to be here. I love the scenery though. I really has an epic appeal to it with the ominous clouds and the mountain ranges and of course rain that was about to set in again.
This is Hohenschwangau Castle in Baviera, near Munchen. I was very lucky that was a beautiful sunny day.. I was here for my school trip. A person said that this photo is too much "photoshopped". I've only adjusted curves and levels. Probably this person doesn't know what is a "polarizer filter" -.-
I shot this little panorama from the Lagazuoi Refuge, that is on the peak of Mount Lagazuoi above the Falzarego Pass (Dolomites).
I went there last summer, the path to reach this point was quite frightening because of the height, that day clouds covered everything and we had to climb very carefully if we didn't want to vanish into thin air. Luckily more than half of the track was indoor, because we chose to climb into the restored tunnels, trenches and emplacements where soldiers fought the first world war.
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 ) .
DAY 1 this is the third lake in the valley of five lakes in jasper nation park, alberta. i got a LOT of cuts and bruises on that day hah.. HDR, taken with a polarizing filter on the sigma 10-20 mm lens.