Night Rumble by PedroQuintela1

My today´s image is a tribute to Jules Verne. When I was shooting this self-portrait during the night, I felt like a character in his fantasy books. For many of us who had the luck to grow-up in the non internet era, books were a source of enlightenment.

This single exposure was real heartache to edit because I only have LR. It was made during a fantastic evening up in the mountain of Monsanto, within it´s characteristic bowler area. When I saw the angle I knew it had to be done. With the help of my buddie Guilherme we managed to keep me in frame and had the Milky Way as well. It was a great challenge, because i wanted to have my headlamp connected to gave me that “explorer” look.

And funny things happened as well, because when you´re up there in the middle of the night, a simple breeze on the vegetation or the camera strap hitting the backpack seems like someone or something is there. And since we where not very far from an abandoned 12 th century church with a lot of graves engraved on the floor outside well it was… creepy.

As always I send you my best wishes and thanks for all the support I receive. Happy shooting!

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