An Amphitheatre Fit For Gods

Cirque du Fer à Cheval, France

After my walk to la Cascade du Rouget I went on a drive to explore the surrounding area a little more. I was really keen to get some mountain shots together with the roads that led me to them. It’s no secret that I love road trips, and images like this one never fail to evoke a sense of adventure in me.

This shot was taken en route to the Cirque du Fer à Cheval, which feels a bit like it could be at the end of the world. After a couple of miles the road ends and you are left sitting in what is the worlds largest alpine amphitheatre. Surrounded on three sides by towering cliff faces, it really puts you in your place.

While exploring I often heard the sound of frozen ice breaking away from the rocks, falling to its doom in the basin below. The sound was fantastic, reverberating around the limestone cliffs. I’ll have to make a trip back in the summer time when the area is full of waterfalls – thirty of them apparently. The sight and sound must be quite incredible!

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8 thoughts on “An Amphitheatre Fit For Gods

    1. Ben Post author

      Thanks Sreejith, I tend to find when you have some obvious lines in a shot it makes the composition look nicer. I’m glad you enjoyed this one 🙂

  1. Heyjude

    Like you I love road shots like this, makes me want to get in the car and drive! Were you standing in middle of the road then Ben? I guess there wasn’t much traffic around 🙂

    1. Ben Post author

      Exactly! Yeah I was in the middle of the road, but there was very little traffic. I think I only had to hop out of the way 3 or 4 times over the course of about 20 minutes. It was nice and peaceful out there 🙂


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