Walking the Line

benasqueHigh above the village of Benasque, in the province of Huesca, a hiker walks along the frontier between Spain and France. A little to the right lies the borderline. A little to the left is Aneto, at 3,404 metres, the highest peak in the Pyrenees. The hike to the nearby French town of Bagnères-de-Luchon is a tough, ten-hour slog. Photo ©Mike Randolph


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11 Responses to Walking the Line

  1. Audrey April 7, 2015 at 11:05 #

    Amazing to see how mother nature just drew a line where the snow ends. Two climates (and countries) meeting right on the edge of a mountain. Great picture!

    • Mike Randolph April 7, 2015 at 11:29 #

      Well, not sure that is the exact line, but it’s pretty close!

  2. JL April 7, 2015 at 13:55 #

    Beautiful shot. Must go there someday.

  3. Mike Randolph April 7, 2015 at 14:11 #

    Thanks JL. You could pass by there when you hike this trail from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean…


  4. Julia Riera April 7, 2015 at 15:10 #

    Since I know I am not going to be able to do the walk, I am very thankful for photos just like yours, beautiful and full of
    atmosphere on top of a great technique. Thanks Mike

  5. Jeff April 9, 2015 at 14:17 #


  6. Ben April 20, 2015 at 20:13 #

    Totally stunning photo Mike, wow, so good in black and white! I won’t ask what camera or lens you took it with because I’ll then spend three weeks reading about it on Dpreview 😉 Great shot.

  7. Mike Randolph April 20, 2015 at 20:28 #

    Thanks Ben. But I’m going to tell you anyway! hehehe. It was a Canon 5d MKII with a 24-105 L lens. But I don’t use that kit anymore, mainly because of hauling that heavy stuff up mountains is not a lot of fun. I use lightweight mirrorless cameras now.

    For anyone interested in the difference between the two kinds of cameras, on my photography site I have a little quiz to help you decide which system is best for you. http://randolphimages.com/take-the-quiz-mirrorless-or-dslr/

    Thanks again Ben. You’re Spanish blogging royalty, it’s great to have you on my site!

    • Ben April 20, 2015 at 20:59 #

      haha, Royalty indeed 🙂 Yes, I wouldn’t lug one of those up a hill these days, I know which side I come out of that quiz now!

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