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How I Returned From Middle Earth With This Photo


Behind the Scenes - The making of a Landscape Photograph. Every now and then, Laanscapes discusses how the scenes came into being. This blog is a chronicle of some of the best making-ofs.

How I Returned From Middle Earth With This Photo

Daniel Laan

I think my fascination with mountains began quite early in life. I remember this one holiday as a kid quite vividly. My family brought me to this amazing rocky outcrop on the Greek isle of Crete when I was about 9 years old. When a couple of vultures started circling in the valley below us, I knew instantly what I missed back home. My home country of the Netherlands isn’t that mountainous at all. We have this one mountain in the south which stands just short of 1060 ft (323 m) above sea level and it isn’t even completely Dutch: We share it with both Belgium and Germany...

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