Aiguille du Midi

These photos don’t do justice to the view you have from up there. It’s soooo beautiful…
(in case you’re wondering if those two dots in the snow are climbers, the answer is yes!)

The top of Aiguille du Midi is 3842 meters high and you reach it by taking a cable car just like the one in this photo. If you suffer from vertigo I wouldn’t recommend the ride!

The cable car departs from Chamonix, in France.
Which is actually the village you see down there in the Valley. ;)

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I had been in Chamonix before – I blogged about it HERE – but at the time I wasn’t able to make this trip up to the mountain because of the weather conditions.

So I was very happy to have a clear sky and sunny day this time around!
Here are some more photos, all taken with the Fuji x100s – enjoy :)

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Estas fotos não traduzem a beleza e imensidão da paisagem que é possível ver-se do topo da ‘Aiguille du Midi’! Esta montanha é acessível por teleférico com partida em Chamonix (França) e vai até 3842m de altitude (uma viagem não recomendada a pessoas com vertigens). Da primeira vez que visitei Chamonix (ver AQUI) não pude subir devido ao mau tempo, por isso fiquei muito feliz por desta vez estar um dia de sol!  :)

Happy Monday #24

You might also like this article:

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Which one(s) did you prefer? My favorites are:
2) Nina Masic
6) Dmitry Arhar
7) Maja Topcagic
9) Georgiy Chernyadyev

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A few years ago I discovered Joel Robinson‘s photography work and I’ve been following his creative journey since then. Last week he wrote a post on his blog that I think is worth sharing:

(click the image to read the entire blog post)

In short he writes about two people who have copied his self portraiture work and published it as their own. One by recreating his scenarios imitating every detail. And the other one by taking his photos and photoshopping himself in Joel’s place. Crazy, right?

I found how he wrote about it interesting and the fact that any art shared on the internet is vulnerable to getting stolen. It usually annoys me when people share stuff online without putting any credits, I can’t even imagine how horrifying it must be to find people using your art as their own and taking full credit for it!

As Joel very well wrote:

Being inspired by another artist is not bad,
wanting to create something that you like to see isn’t bad,
and even using other people’s work as a motivation for your own isn’t necessarily bad.
Many of us have inspiration boards, favourite images we’re inspired by and so on.
When that crosses into complete copying and theft, its disrespectful not only the original artist but also continues an attitude of “it’s on the internet, so it must be mine to take”.

HAPPY MONDAY

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Um artigo que dá a conhecer 10 fotógrafos especializados em retratos, os meus favoritos são os correspondentes aos números 2, 6, 7 e 9 (para ler o artigo clicar na primeira imagem). O segundo artigo é a triste história de um fotógrafo que viu o seu trabalho ser utilizado com o nome de outros como se fosse deles. Para ler o artigo (em inglês) é por AQUI.

Surrounded by flowers – Photo shoot

Following on my last post Blooming, I’m sharing these portraits that were taken on the same day for Romina’s blog. You can see the entire photo shoot HERE.

My 50mm lens rocked with its f/1.4 aperture, it gave just the perfect dreamy look I wanted ;)

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No seguimento do meu último post “Blooming” partilho estes retratos tirados no mesmo dia, para o blogue da Romina. Mais fotos no artigo que ela publicou AQUI.