This arduous ascent of one of Chile’s most active volcanoes challenges the extremes of endurance for both young and old. Climbing in knee to waist-deep snow up to the 2,847mt summit, reveals a stark backdrop of fresh white snow against a royal blue horizon.
Technical Info: Canon OS 550D | Exposure f/5.6 @ 1/1600sec | ISO 100
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | April 08
Title of the photograph: Ascent
Photo of the Day Award Category: Adventure Photography
Photograph Location: Volcano Villarrica, Pucón | Chile
Photographer: Nilla Palmer (Brisbane, Australia)
Nilla Palmer’s natural desire to travel and photograph many parts of the world started 27 years ago, although her photography addiction started with her first 110mm film camera as a child. This eventually progressed to 35mm cameras as a teenager and a photography course, which also taught B&W darkroom techniques. Later, more study in Communications Design and Multimedia increased her desire to experiment further with composition and light.
Nilla’s intent is to reveal a story through her images for an audience, which she hopes inspires and encourages people to visit far off lands. Without a strict genre that she adheres to, Nilla captures whatever strikes her at a precise moment. Although her work includes a variety of themes, capturing the essence of a candid moment is her passion; an unguarded second in a frozen in time. She invites everyone to enjoy her gallery and feel free to contact her with any comments.