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In regards to the Valley of the Moon, what can I say? It was yet one more transcendental expertise.

We stayed all evening to take footage of the starry sky and the rock formations within the valley of the moon park. And a humorous incident or journey. The park is closed at evening as is regular. However we, that’s, me and Valentin Grigore, after taking footage and exhausting the potential of the belvedere commentary level on the facet of the street, we determined to enter the park anyway.

Properly don’t think about that belvedere level was proper on the facet of the street I did some climbing and stayed for hours at that time. However it wasn’t sufficient for a complete evening, was it?

Moon Valley – two components

It is a half the place photographs can transmit greater than textual content.

At what appeared like the top of an already very full day, after Loss of life Valley and the go to to ALMA, on the finish of the day, Valentin and I ended at an commentary level.

From one to a different, we reached the purpose that I photographed instantly after we obtained out of the automobile.

That’s, someplace far-off, down, on land that, at that hour of twilight, actually appeared lunar. I can’t even describe the sensation to you then.

One thing so unplanned, in an unique, unknown place. A lunar panorama, twilight after which night after which evening and take a look at images.

Leaping from one rock to a different. I didn’t understand how harmful it was.

I didn’t know what it was precisely nevertheless it was magnificent, fascinating, some moments that appeared to be taken from an excellent unusual and fascinating dream.

As a sense, it was the closest to the moon.

Photographs from the primary half:

After this primary half with the Valley of the Moon, we went to the resort. However we didn’t keep lengthy, we met once more, took the automobile and headed in the direction of the doorway to the Valea Lunii official park.

There I discovered {that a} barrier was in the course of the street blocking one of many entrances.

Being from Romania, I raised the barrier and handed. A guard wakened from his sleep after which I negotiated with him the doorway to the park, helped by the truth that we had already handed the barrier.

However all the things was authorized ultimately as I additionally obtained an entry ticket.

Thus we ended up taking footage of the starry sky, a sky of remarkable high quality. The sky, the images.. I’m a newbie.

Photographs from the 2nd half:

We captured the rock formations in addition to the quartz or semi-precious stones that have been scattered throughout us.

We stayed there until morning after which one other dawn photograph session adopted.

Even when the images turned out higher within the second half, with extra formations and a extra tender panorama, the sensation was rather more fascinating within the unusual mini-excursion that began at nightfall, unexpectedly.


Once I didn’t know the place I used to be and what I used to be doing.

It was a unprecedented virtually transcendental expertise.

As I stated, we stayed at this place, transferring round and taking photographs till daybreak:


Flamingo Birds 

July 10 – Wednesday

The tenth of July was a quieter day by the requirements of this journey however very full after in comparison with a typical rest journey.

After spending the evening photographing stars till morning, and usually, I wakened just a little later that Wednesday and shortly discovered that the others had gone to {photograph} flamingos.

Since these in my mini group didn’t need to come anymore, being very drained after so many experiences, though they hadn’t stayed in a single day till the morning for footage, I took his automobile and went to the flamingo alone.

After a late breakfast I considered leaving by automobile to the flamingo. It could have been one thing to not be missed. And I did effectively. Now I didn’t know precisely the place the doorway to the park was that I wanted to enter, and after a number of hours of strolling by means of the desert, I ended up on the opposite facet of the park.

The opposite facet of the park is over 100 kilometers away.

However I circled and drove by means of the desert on a really effectively paved dust street at about 160 km per hour making up a while and having an excellent cool expertise and journey even on the street.

From these episodes you’ll be able to inform the depth of this journey. However the drive itself by means of the desert for hours was an expertise in itself.

We lastly arrived on the good entrance of the Chaxa Flamencos lagoon.

I obtained good hours photographing flamingos with the telephoto lenses at my disposal.

Positioned in northern Chile, all the space is a type of reserve for Famingo.

This unbelievable panorama in the course of the highlands of Chile is residence to all kinds of natural world, making it one of many favourite locations for these visiting this area.

I’ll once more let the images communicate for themselves as a result of I’ve nothing extra so as to add to their magnificence to the great thing about fields filled with flamingos and households of flamingos.

Even so, I haven’t seen all the things within the space. You, when you have extra time, can go to the environment and Altiplano, Laguna Lejia, Laguna Verde, Aguas Calientes.