Three hundred posts! Plus thousand of you supporting my work! Thank you very much to all of you! Thank you for being there all the time with your messages, comments, and likes!
And since this is my 300 post, I wanted to try something else, so I made a quick video edit from the Volcano eruption I saw in Reunion a few weeks ago. An eruption that left me speechless, a moment I will ever forget, and experience I wish everyone could see.
Filmed on @fujifilmxworld_es
X-T2 with XF 18-55mm & XF 55-200mm, tripod @mefototripods
and circular polarizer filter from @nisiglobal
An explosion of excitement it’s what I felt once I saw unstoppable lava coming out the earth.
Seen mother earth acting ruthless, made me feel small, insignificant, and then I realized erupting volcanoes can pose many hazards which we don't know, in fact, it made me realize how little I know about what a volcano is, why they occur and what the consequences are.
In any case, I feel blessed to have seen it, cause it also made me read more and learn about them.
X-T2 with XF 55-200mm at 200mm.
ISO 200, F/4,8 for 1/200 sec
Can’t describe the feeling of watching whales four days in a row, I watched them from the distance in the shoreline, I saw them jumping far away, and I saw them close by the shoreline. Four days in a row I took the drone for a spin, and I watched this animals from the air too, a remarkable moment I won’t ever forget. And I wish you all could see one day.
I stayed late to watch the stars, check the previous post, so I went to bed around 11 pm, alarm was set for 3 am, and we woke up, I was tired, but we had in mind climb up to the top of Piton de la Fournaise, 3h hike would leave us with a spectacular sunrise, totally worth no sleeping much. 3:10 am, a French guy, kind of the volcano expert, in French, told us to stop, we couldn’t continue towards the summit. Why? It wasn’t clear, we didn’t speak French, few minutes later a few friendly guys translated for us, there has been a warning a couple of hours ago, the volcano could enter in eruption, in 2h, in 12h, or simply do nothing, but the area was too dangerous for us to enter. A friend of mine got frustrated and went to sleep back to the car, the other went with him, I stayed out, I kinda knew it was going to happen, and who doesn’t like to be outside with billion stars for yourself. ~ 4:20, while taking a long exposure, I hear the noise, a explosion, or kind of, look to my right, there it was! Orange tones and smoke coming up, I got shocked, excited, nervous, anxious… once again I felt blessed, I wanted the volcano to be active, and start doing fireworks, and it did.
We arrived at Cilaos after 4 exhausting days through Mafate caldera, aka Cirque de Mafate. Before this hike I don’t remember any other in which we had to ascend and descend so much, it was tough, in particular, the ascent to Cilaos, cause we all thought that day was going to be easy since we started at Taïbit Pass, 2,142 m above sea level. Once we arrived we celebrated with a delicious, and I believe well deserved, BBQ on our apartment. The morning after I woke up for sunrise and went straight to this lake, I kinda knew the view was going to be epic. Truly it was.
Half of the trip we slept in the tent outside, we expected cold, windy and rainy nights, and in fact, I was way more prepared in terms of clothing. Reality was different, mostly warm nights I could enjoy, once the clouds had disappeared, the clear skies of the island, and being at 2000m + helps. I knew the milky way was centered, however, the moon was on the early phase and sometimes made the shots a bit more difficult, in any case, at Piton de la Fournaise, the volcano, I didn't find a proper composition during sunset, but at night I found those nearly dead trees that really caught my attention and made a perfect foreground for the sky.
The Reunion series has just started, if you've been following my stories, I just returned from Reunion Island east of Madagascar. I really enjoy my stay there, in fact, exceeded all my expectations, multiple encounters with whales, volcanic eruption, hiking for days, nights of a billion stars and much more, this trip as a whole has been one that I will not forget anytime soon, so stay tuned for those events in the next few days, both stories and publications!
Capture here, a sunrise at La Nouvelle, our Gîte for the night and as a backdrop, the Grand Bénare, 2898m above sea level, all of this within the Cirque de Mafate, one of the calderas on the island.
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