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The Wastelands by Exileden The Wastelands by Exileden
I've been travelling through vast wastelands of highland for my self quest for the inspiration, self experience, finding answers and for the passion of being within nature and alpine hiking.

Shattered screen of my brand new Sony A77 camera, totally broken lens (the glass has fell off from lens) and injuried left leg by over-exhausting my physical body. As well newly discovered the fear of very high alpine heights in myself. Those were only a few effects of the travelling through.

However, obviously, nothing can really cover up that experience....
I loved that lifestyle where I had to get up at 6 am, did hiking from the dawn to dusk, then sleep. Nothing else really did matter. No internet, no worries, news or any stuff from the outer manipulative world. I've been in state of true myself among in the nature, enjoying it's simple creation and had basic needs such like to eat, sleep and pee. Of course the effort of hiking is incredibly high and very difficult.
Being back to "reality" (aka, manipulative virtual reality) really hit me. I've noticed the more I am away from the grasp of the internet, the more I feel self negativity when I come back to it. I'm not saying that internet is an evil thing, but it's more of a parasite.
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BarbarianAmbush Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  New member Student Traditional Artist
ioana24 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Student General Artist
great pohoto, amazing landscape
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
A beautiful land.  I should like to visit there someday.  :)
harleywd Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
BrownEyes-n-BlueEyes Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The photograph AND the caption ought to be considered eye openers. Beautiful!
WoronHeart Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful shot, and probably an even more beautiful trip.
And I guess you're right, with the internet and stuff. Everytime I come back from a trip, reality hits me so bad that I think I need another break just to re-integrate into my "usual" environment.
And that's why I can't wait for my own trip in Winter =)

Being available to the world 24/7 may be practical sometimes, but I don't think it's healthy. We need to get far away from our daily lives now because going home or out somewhere near doesn't keep others from contacting you. And because at home the internet awaits us and we kinda can't stay away from using it.
At least that's what I think.
jesusmarvelite3 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, it just seems so cool that you get to travel like this, ma'am.

By the way, I may agree with you about the internet thing you mentioned.
LelouchTheRebillion4 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
amazing experience...but sorry for the loss of camera. Rough
Polarstare Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a stunning picture and I love it O: :3
AnarchySkull Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The digital age as everyone refers to it, is pretty much a parasite, but, you could also call it a glorified parasite, a symbiote to the ones that actually benefit from the internet and all digital media and experiences. The internet itself has its pros and cons, but more cons in my humble opinion. Information is free and vast, but nobody WORKS for it. Not sure if my meaning is really clear with that sentence but I leave it up to perspective. Having been on similar trips as you have, I rarely feel happy or comfortable coming back to it as I do when I am...unplugged. I won't start a long debate about how the internet is ultimately a long downward slope but I agree with you wholeheartedly on your opinion.

That being said, I almost caught vertigo when I saw this picture. Haha. It's beautiful, but I'm afraid of heights as well, despite doing numerous things that challenged and defied that fear. I love the mountains and hope to go hiking again soon, maybe during the winter since I've always wanted to try a trip during the snow season.
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