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Land of the Valar by MaximeDaviron Land of the Valar by MaximeDaviron
The north face of the Monte Perdido, in the spanish Pyrenees. The mountain was masked by the clouds during 3 days, revealing the glacier occasionally... It was really cold and there was a strong wind, the ambiance was very impressive. It reminded me the world of Tolkien, Arda, with the Middle Earth and the Undying Lands. This place could have been the abode of some ancient gods or giants dragons.

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Given 2012-12-28
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What you have captured here is extroadinary, to say the least. I am suprised the man-made camera was able to capture the immense brillience of God's creation. As for critiques: I looove the cloud "noise" effect!!! I think the coolest part of the whole shot though is right at the heart - that lit-up blue illuminated glacier slice.... The light hits the mountain below the cloud gathering, and illumination chuck to reveal the beauty of the mountain in the light of the sun. Gosh, awe-inspiring! I am particularly partial to blue, so definitely a little blurred to other small details. But, great job - great job INDEED!
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Goldendandelions Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  New Deviant
Beautiful
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danUK86 Featured By Owner May 21, 2015   General Artist
Great mood and tones :)
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butusovvv Featured By Owner May 15, 2015
Powerfully!+fav :) (Smile) 
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JestePhotography Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Woah!
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xXxBlueStarsxXx Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
Oooo! And I see something else, The Mother Mary? who is holding a baby, to me it almost appears that she is walking upon the Earth Mother, as though it is a good tender day in her fields.  Fascinating~
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xXxBlueStarsxXx Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
I see a face, a form, laying on the mountain's side.  Where the white blossoms in the middle of the photo. It is right beneath.
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VicEberly Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
Featured: [link]  :sun:
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:iconmaximedaviron:
MaximeDaviron Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014   Photographer
:)
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:iconbillynikoll:
BillyNikoll Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply gorgeous!
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:iconcolorfulhorse:
ColorfulHorse Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning!
What an amazing shot.
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SearingLimb Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Student General Artist
Really nice
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MCKrauss Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
This is simply amazing, as in jaw dropping awesome!! :jawdrop: Now I really get the need for the double coat on my Great Pyrenees, lol!
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:iconaugenweide:
augenweide Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
your beautiful work is featured in my new journal...[link]
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:icongarytaffinder:
GaryTaffinder Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Beautiful light on this one & detail in the clouds. Well done :)
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:iconkartiksharma:
kartiksharma Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Beautiful! ♥
Love this piece :)
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:iconlaretarose:
LaretaRose Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Wow!!!
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:iconjoeltonongkh:
joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Stunning shot! I like the contrast and natural blue-ish gradient!
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:iconinternationaltck:
InternationalTCK Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy fuck that's beautiful...
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:iconarchonproject:
archonproject Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! Definitely a scene that leaves one speechless.
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:iconvraalin:
Vraalin Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Absolutely breath taking beauty!
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:iconga-rth:
gA-rth Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Awesome photo!
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:iconddouglas18:
ddouglas18 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student Writer
A stunning, phenomenal picture.
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:icondryad-8:
Dryad-8 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW - Just wow.
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BabakoSen Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This wasn't photomanipulated in any way whatsoever?
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:iconreithya:
Reithya Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely phenomenal... A must fav! :love:
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:iconflybat:
FLYBAT Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Astonishing.
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:iconvardawendy:
vardawendy Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How breathtakingly gorgeous!
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:iconastrangeallure:
astrangeallure Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow...amazing. :D
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:iconsevenxlives:
sevenxlives Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
looks really fantastic.
very nice photo. >w<
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:icondominique-merot:
dominique-merot Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Belle photo, la lumière est superbe.
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Clone-Commando Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
COOL!!
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PsykoHilly Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
:onfire: ... excellent!
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:iconlil-mickey:
lil-Mickey Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Wow! Spectacular shot, the stuff of dreams :wow:
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jwwt4 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
awsome very cool as a gamer reminds me of skyrim a little very great shot well done you get a cookie
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Loxome Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student General Artist
congratulations on the dd!
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MG2G Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Beautiful...
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Sweetlylou Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing shot !
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:iconvetii:
Vetii Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Really beautiful. Very romantic!
(You're very lucky to have a Nikon D7000 T-T)
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marinsuslic Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
hauntingly beautiful! you really deserved the DD!
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CorusTenebrae Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow:
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CreeppingDeath Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
amazing shot!
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CursedFreak Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just as I was thinking that after the release of the hobbit some great pictures about Middle Earth should also end up as DDs I stumbled upon this. :XD: (I feel even better knowing that the landscape of my country made you think of Tolkien :))
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Seeb-san Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Totaly agree with you!
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fractalhead Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
very nice
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:iconmiouqueuing:
MiouQueuing Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
A very well deserved DDnd a perfectly captured moment. I love these almost unworldly glances into what might be. Great shot!
Happy holidays, Miou Q. B-)
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insolitus85 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning capture! Congratulations on the DD :D
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the well deserved DD! :heart:
Have a nice day and Happy Holidays! :holly:
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MikhailLifirenko Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
milddle earth middleARthhhh
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012   Photographer
Congratulations, Maxime! :D
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Southrobin Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Amazing photograph ;A;
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Camera Data

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NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D7000
Shutter Speed
1/1000 second
Aperture
F/8.0
Focal Length
55 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Sep 21, 2012, 1:15:06 PM
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Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 Windows
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