Most Beautiful Valley in the World
“Soulside Journey” – Cerce Valley, France – Alexandre Deschaumes – Featured Photographer
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) and then follow his endeavors on Facebook (CLICK HERE).
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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