One of the things I love the most is landscape photography! And I think that the great appeal I feel for this type of photography is the contact with nature and the whole process of adventure and experience that takes us until we reach the moment of the click.
Journey to Peru
In 2018 I realized a project that filled a great visual yearning. We all have these artistic personal challenges. Landscape photo with elements of snow and heavy clouds always enchanted me. I love the works of Ansel Adams and Michael Kenna. Despite different concepts and approaches to composition, both make good use of elements of the photographic language to make an enigma with elements of nature.
The trip I decided to fill with visual material the challenge of landscapes went to Ancash, the northern region of Peru known as the “visual paradise” of the country. Region full of mountains but somehow near the coast. I went to Huaraz, a city that sits in the middle of the Andes Mountains and is strategic for trips and lodging. Fans of mountaineering land in Huaraz from various corners of the planet to make the trails of Santa Cruz, the Cordillera Blanca and the Cordillera Negra.
Carring: Micro 4/3
On this trip I took with me a Panasonic GF3 with the sensor modified to take Infrared (infrared) pictures. Altogether there were seven days in Huaraz leaving for the famous routes like lagoon Paron, Pastoruri, Chavin, and Churup. I explored the city a lot with street photography, but I’ll leave that to another post! And it is worth mentioning that I managed to jump on the beautiful beach of Huarmey, about 3 hours from Huaraz, to make some pictures of the infrared landscape with the sea.
With the Panasonic GF3 in Infrared, and a Manfrotto portable tripod, I’ve made images that will be forever among my best landscape photography jobs!
Camera: Panasonic GF3
Lens: Lumix G vario 14-42
Post Edition: Lightroom & Photoshop