Most Beautiful Valley in the World
“Soulside Journey” – Cerce Valley, France – Alexandre Deschaumes
Is anyone else thinking “Lord of the Rings”? The power of this landscape is overwhelming. The aqua lake at the bottom of the valley is like a cherry on a double chocolate sundae. The crazy part about this image is although it looks one in a million, Alexandre recreates this feeling in several other images in his outstanding portfolio. Read about his journey below then view his portfolio (Click Here). http://photobotos.com/most-beautiful-valley-in-the-world/
I remember this journey through the Cerce Valley (French Alps, quite close to Briançon) as one of my most precious memory in the mountains. I was with close friends for a 3 days hike in mid-September. The weather was ominous, and the whole landscape was quite other worldly, with brown – red – yellowish patterns and gloomy rock formations. After a first night at Lac des Cerces, 2400 m, we continued our way towards Ponsoniere Pass, 2600 m. I saw the light piercing through the clouds and I ran to the pass. I beheld this vision with darkness all around and the light on the turquoise lake. Timeless. After one minute the light disappeared. This picture has a strong contrast and a warm white balance. I also used Lee ND grad filters and added some vignette.
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