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Probably the most beautiful mountain I have seen . Cerro Fitz Roy . 3405 m . Argentina .

Here in front - Classical vision .. From our night at Lago de Los Tres .

But this picture is special to me for various reasons:

I stayed many hours during the night looking at this amazing view .. It was a clear and pure night .. with full moon .. which creates this unhearthly light .

I have used a very wide opened lense ( 85 mm F1.2 L II ) to permit ISO 100 at night with 10 seconds exposure time .
which creates the vortex of moving clouds in the center .

Mixed with the sharpness of the rocks and the visible stars , I found it inspiring , . I hope you 'll enjoy this image.

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Here is the Cerro Fitz Roy, and its vortex of steaming clouds, between two storms.

Also called Cherro Chalten, the smoking mountain... It seems so. It reaches 3405 meters high, and you probably recognize this shape because it is so well-known that you see it everywhere... But, the thing is... I think it is the craziest and most beautiful mountain I've ever seen... Actually, it is always changing... It is huge, colossal.

Here the framing is narrow, and sadly a bit classical, it is surrounded by some sort of fortress... Which we don't really spot here. All the violent disturbances coming in from the Pacific crash over here and overwhelm a bit all around in tumults to be remembered. It remains a mythic summit to climb, given the commitment and technique it requires...

Since I'm always looking for more evocative images while trying to disconnect from well-known visions... With this emblematic mountain right in front of me, I was somewhat trapped. If some more anonymous or unknown element allows creativity, a such famous summit, often photographed under this angle, makes it limited, I think.

The failure of the tour on the continental Hielo glacier which would have allowed us crazier alternative views... It quite blemished my moral for a while, that's true...

Yet we pretty well approached the mounts by sleeping this night at the Lago de Los Tres.

While climbing we suffered from an incredible wind, it shoved us sideways and violently threw snow all around... We did fear not to be able to plant the camp... And finally it all settled down. We were able to strengthen a wall by carrying many stones around the tent. It lasted at least two hours. In the meanwhile, the mountains were still steaming, it was quite fantastic to observe... The clouds come in from the back or appear at its level and rise on the summit's faces, it really looks like a volcano... And the cloud's speed is impressive. We could swear it was a real-time TimeLapse. I was a bit stressed, we had already seen that the wind here could move stones and also probably break the tent's lashes... But the night was exceptionally calm, still with those growing and swirling clouds among the summits.

Then came the full moon, which allowed so much brightness on this night picture.

Technically, I've used the 85 mm (proof that we aren't so far from the mountain itself), pretty crazy fixed focus because I can open to F/1.2 and keep a perfect detail.
That's how I've been able to capture the peak and its starlit firmament... At full aperture, ISO 100 and a ten seconds pose, which almost shows a move on the stars and allows this fascinating clouds movement too. We can feel the motion, in the spirals in the centre. I had to take about twenty shots to get the most beautiful moves...

We all spent a good part of the night outside, with -10°C... It was probably the most beautiful night. Completely alone in front of a scene out of time and out of the real world.

Translation from french to english by : Adrien => :iconadmalamcrucem: thank you
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One of the most Epic vision from my Iceland trip in September 2010 . It was beggining to snow as the light was piercing through these dark clouds .

Iceland is unique

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Here is a picture from my last trip through south argentina & chile .

The sky is different, it's like a new cosmos to behold ..
Here I enjoyed the natural framing with those trees , and the milky way creating a lovely curve , coming toward us .

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story,.. extract from my blog , in french sorry :


"je vais vous parler un peu des nuits en Patagonie ..

De mon expérience là-bas et bien sûr aussi essentiellement car nous en avons passés beaucoup sous tente dans des lieux isolés.. Les nuits dans ces lieux sont .. différentes .. Nous en avons vécu des particulièrement tourmentées, effrayantes (pour un anxieux comme moi) , et aussi parfois d’une incroyable pureté …

Le son des multiples vents distordus s’engouffrant dans des gorges sinueuses, les gémissements des grands arbres balayés par les rafales.. les longs éboulements de séracs et rochers divers ( on se demande toujours un peu si ce n’est pas la fin du monde, ou si un bout de montagne ne va pas rouler jusqu’à la tente ) .. .. je suis tombé malade quelques jours … J’ai des souvenirs fiévreux complètement surréalistes.. de certaines nuits.. ou les nouveaux sons et visions se sont mélangées aux cauchemars.. L’état de flottement avancé à permis de générer un imaginaire chaotique et frénétique autour de ces nuits hypnotiques

Mais lorsqu’elle est claire, il y a une limpidité improbable.. le bleu n’est pas le même, avec ces mouvements de nuages fumants ultra rapides… La voie lactée n’est pas la même non plus.. toutes les constellations sont nouvelles.. C’est déjà dépaysant en soi .. Et c’est marrant car il y avait des trous dedans, un peu , et on pouvait voir des bouts de voie lactée qui se promenaient à d’autres endroits , des amas un peu louches éparpillés dans le cosmos (on voit que j’y connais rien ) mais bref toujours est-il que ..

Ici ce qui m’a beaucoup plu .. C’est qu’en errant à travers ces arbres , le cheminement de la voie lactée nouvelle m’a fait comme l’effet d’un chemin qui serpente .. c’est plus visible sur l’image en prenant un peu de recul , pour percevoir les formes simples et ce qu’elle projette esthétiquement. …Un nouveau cosmos c’est tout de même inspirant…

Nous sommes ici au camp agostini, probablement le cartier général des mulots humides… proche du Cerro torre , qui ne s’est jamais montré hors des nuages lors de notre passage .

Après notre tentative du tour à travers la porte des enfers , avant que mon trépied ne soit volé , avant notre trek au chili dans les forêts folles, au beau milieu d’un chaos de réflexions et de grandes oscillations à mon moral durant ce voyage incroyable de densité , de complexité et de richesse …

Du récit et des pensées , je vais vous en dire davantage , lorsque j’aurai écris le blog .. Accompagné d’images. Il me reste du travail .. 130 Gb de données sont en train d’être extraites et il me faut le recul pour comprendre ce que je veux montrer de tout ça, et ce que ça veut dire pour moi."

Bien à vous

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This photo of the Matterhorn taken on a cold evening in October conveys a mystic atmosphere. After the first snowfall, the Stelli Lake is slightly snow-covered but still ice-free. The long exposure captures the moving clouds above the mountain tops of the Valais Alps.

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This is a photo of a perfect reflection of the Mont Blanc Massif in the ‘Lac de Chérsery”. On that evening in October, the water of the lake only remained completely calm for a few minutes offering me this tremendous photo opportunity. Starting from left to right, the photo allows one’s gaze to wander from the Auigelle Verte to the Grande Jurasse and main peak of the Mont Blanc.


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The last bit of the daylight bathes the Mont Blanc and its neighboring mountains in a fascinating light. Europe’s highest mountain is reflected in a small mountain lake not far from the ‘Aiguillette du Brevent’.

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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

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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

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From the roof of mount Fitz Roy in Patagonia, Argentina. Not far from El Chalen...

Fitz Roy area, Patagonia, Argentina.

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The Mobius Arch in the Alabama Hills at sunrise. I sat below the arch on this stormy morning getting pelted with rain and wind praying that the clouds in the east would break up to allow some light onto the sierra and the storm clouds. Luckily enough, right at sunrise, light peered through the clouds and illuminated the scene. Too bad Mt. Whitney was shrouded in clouds, but it still made for a beautiful photo none the less.

Eastern Sierra, Ca.

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An Ancient Bristlecone Pine at sunset. In the background is the Eastern Sierra and the Palisade Range.

White Mountains, Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, Ca.

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The Owens River and Eastern Sierra at Sunrise

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The frozen lagoon in front of Breiðamerkurjökull 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.
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At the crack of dawn, we were at one of Iceland's most incredible locations - Jökulsárlón, literally- glacier lagoon. I have never seen such an amazing place, and by luck, it was a clear morning, allowing the dormant volcano of Öræfajökull to recieve a wonderful alpine glow under the white moon.
This image was the one of the first I shot there, and the magical light wasn't at its peak yet. But the surreal combination of blue and pink is still embedded deep in my mind.
A lineup of beautiful glaciers was right on the lagoon's bank, as if they had decided to join us in watching the magic unravel.

If you'd like to experience and shoot this magical location, among many other incredible icy sceneries, you're welcome to join my upcoming 'Land of Ice' Iceland winter workshop taking place next January. The workshop is co-guided by renowned local Icelandic mountaineer and pro photographer Skarphedinn Thrainsson, and it will bring you to the most amazing locations for landscape photography in south Iceland.
Please click the link for more details, and contact me with any questions about the workshop.

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Our visit to Grundarfjörður, the town closest to Pyramid Mountian, wasn't an easy one. Driving with a terrible rental 4X4 on the icy roads was hardly a treat, but to top it, we had a snow blizzard for an entire day, which wasn't at all productive.
Nevertheless, we had our shot at this thing of beauty. On one evening, the wind was slow, and the water still enough to allow this reflection. Some faint color from the sunset behind lit the clouds, and I went for it.

If you wish to experience and shoot this magical place, among many other incredible sceneries, you're welcome to check out my upcoming 'Land of Ice' Iceland winter workshop taking place January 2013.
The workshop is now completely sold out. You can still register to the waiting list though, and next year's workshop will be announced soon.

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Moments of light play along the Na Pali coast as seen from high on a ridgeline above. The fluted ridges play games with the late afternoon sun as a cloud frolics along too.

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aF

Look for more images from here in the docu coming in June :)
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MASSIVE wave action along the Na Pali coast. Sunset was pretty good too ;)

Taken 11/24/09. Found it while going through my catalog to pull images for the new website coming soon!

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"Fluted"

Shot on Day 1 of the video documentary for aFeinberg Galleries. After picking up BROVADO Weddings (Media) we drove up Waimea Canyon to the Kalalau Overlook and descended Kalepa Ridge...an epic hike that takes you to a spit of land that divides Kalalau and Honopu. Needless to say it offers incredible views.

This was shot just before sunset as the sun was preparing to pop out below the cloud line so it wasnt direct light but instead this bright filtered super sexy light. I isolated this ridges on the north side of the valley as they seemed to jump right out at me.

Look for the documentary to drop June 2012!

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Lake Mackenzie
New Zealand

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!

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Kirkjufell
Iceland

Sorry for the prolonged absence from dA. Life has been incredible busy of late with weddings, home renovations, work publications, and of course, Charlotte taking up most of my time. I've recently acquired a 5dmk3 and hope to revisit Iceland in winter to take high iso images of aurora in particular. This one was taken during our 2010 trip which is filled with fond memories.

Marianne and I will be heading off to New Zealand for 3 weeks at the end of April and we can't wait to test out the new camera's abilities! Happy Easter everyone :)



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Jokulsarlon, Iceland

This is another image we took during a magical weekend at probably the best place on earth we have visited thus far for photography. After fishing up some ice blocks which were floating around close to the shore, we placed them for foreground interest where they weren't affected by movement. This was taken just on dusk. It is also the last image in the movie I have linked below which shows how much (or little) Marianne and manipulate our images for the final product:

The 1080p Video: [Transitions of Iceland]

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Mt. Kidd

This is my first shot I'm posting on here taken with my new 5D Mark III.



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Cascade Mountain
Banff, Alberta


After a night of pouring rain the clouds parted to let the sun shine through! Sunrise at Cascade Mountain in Banff! With the recent flooding in the area it has made some new foreground options.




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Banff National Park

There is a firey sunrise behind Banff's famous Rundle Mountain, viewed from the Vermilion Lakes.

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Plan du lac and the Grande Casse - Vanoise national park - French Alps

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Buachaille étive mor - Rannoch Moor - Scotland

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Sligachan - Isle of Skye - Scotland

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Taken while leading my Epic Patagonia workshop in Torres del Paine National Park, Chile. Learn more about the image on my blog: [link]
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The famous Horns of Torres del Paine National Park in Chile. This was taken on the last day of my Epic Patagonia workshop. To learn more about the image, visit my daily photoblog: [link]
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The Fitz Roy massif in Patagonia. This image illustrates my most recent post to the Outdoor Photographer blog called "Lost and Found": [link]
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