This is a picture from my last trip in Patagonia... We were here in the deep valley of Rio Electrico, near the roofs of mount Fitz Roy. We were planning to reach the circo de Los Altares on the Hielo Continental icefield.
This morning we ad an amazing sunrise on this place called "La Playita", on the shore of Lago Electrico. The weather was amazingly quite, with no wind. Some really rare conditions in this area. These conditions offered us a great reflection of the Fitz Roy peak, in the morning glow...
These mountains are really different from what we know in France with the Alps... they're really impressive and I'll keep great remembers of this trip.
Fitz Roy area, Patagonia, Argentina
Canon EOS 5D mkII - EF 16-35f2.8 L - Lee nd grad filter
This is an image taken during my last photography workshop in Iceland, june 2012. Here is a block of ice from the Vatnajökull icefield, deposed on the black sand beach of Jökulsarlon by the North Atlantic Ocean. It was about 1am, during the infinite night glow of summer.
Jökulsarlon area, Iceland
Canon EOS 5D mkII - EF 16-35f2.8 L - Tripod - Lee nd grad filter
First of all, sorry for the lack of posting but Marianne, Charlotte and I were busy preparing and then finally enjoying our trip in New Zealand from which we just returned. About this shot.....
The location is 13km into the Routeburn track from the Divide in Fiordland National Park. The conditions when I started the trek could only be described as wet.......pouring rain, small rivers became streams to splash across along the trail, little visibility, a roaring 174m waterfall (Earland falls) requiring a detour at its base. All of us who arrived at the Lake Mackenzie hut that evening were sodden through despite our waterproof gear. As such, it was hard to get the motivation to sit lakeside at sunset, but the rain had stopped as we arrived so a little hope turned into smiles as this scene evolved over the still green waters of the lake. A moment to savour ! ps. Charlotte and Marianne were down in Milford sound enjoying similarly spectacular conditions!
Many of us remember when Mt. St. Helens erupted in 1980, today the crater is a site to see, new growth is everywhere but to see the valley and the changes in the landscape it created is humbling. More info here [link]
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The frozen lagoon in front of Breišamerkurjökull glacier was an amazing place to visit. Endless fields of blue icebergs, some as big as a house, assumed countless forms and triggered everyone's imagination. The soft morning sun colored the mountaintops red, to complement the scene.
If you wish to experience and shoot this magical place, among many other incredible sceneries, you're welcome to join my upcoming 'Land of Ice' Iceland winter workshop taking place January 2013. Please click the link for more details, and contact me with any questions about the workshop.
From the Jökulsįrlón beach in Iceland, in Septembre 2010... I loved the warm tones of the sunrise, contrasting the cold, transparent ice block from the Vatnajökull icefield...
An amazing area for the landscape photographer... everywhere, if you're lucky enough to have some wind the days before your visit, you can admire hundreds of ice blocks of every blue colors and transparency abandoned by the sea on the black sand...
Canon EOS 5D mkII - EF 17-40f4 L - Lee nd grad filter - tripod