Mount Buller - Victoria - Australia - © Claire Blumenfeld

Photographs

A sunset on the Mont-Blanc range, young girls in kimonos, the atmosphere of a misty hike on the Kepler track, two kookaburras on a wire, paragliders making glides in the sky, etc. Discover my travels through a selection of my best photographs from around the globe.

The photographs

The Old Man of Storr - Skye - Scotland - © Claire Blumenfeld

Photos – Isle of Skye

The Isle of Skye, located in northwestern Scotland, is the largest island in the Inner Hebrides archipelago. The end of my trip to Scotland being close, I could only enjoy four days on the island to discover its rugged coastline and its mountain scenery.

West coast of South Uist - Hiking the Hebridean Way - Scotland - © Claire Blumenfeld

Photos – The Outer Hebrides

The Outer Hebrides are an archipelago of islands east of Scotland. For two and a half weeks, I crossed on foot following the Hebridean Way, the different islands constituting the archipelago, from Barra in the south to Lewis in the North.

Beinn Dorain - Hiking the West Highland Way - Scotland - © Claire Blumenfeld

Photos – The Scottish Highlands

Eight days of hiking on the West Highland Way in Scotland. Many variations of green and gray with touches of colors. A selection of my best photos on my 156km across the Scottish Highlands.

Chamonix - France - © Claire Blumenfeld

Photos – Winter rebirth around the Mont-Blanc

A selection of my best pictures taken towards the end of winter in Chamonix. The season was difficult for me and I did not manage to enjoy my stay as much as I would have liked. But after several months of reflection I found again a bit of creativity.

Portfolio - Chamonix - France - © Claire Blumenfeld

Photos – An Autumn in Chamonix

After three years abroad, I missed the mountain landscapes of the French Alps. This is one of the things that I felt I was missing the most. When I decided in early August 2018, to return to France for a few months before continuing my trip, coming to Chamonix Mont-Blanc was an obvious decision.

Mount Buller - Victoria - Australia - © Claire Blumenfeld

Photos – In the clouds at Mt Buller

Mount Buller is a small mountain of 1,805 meters. For Australia, it’s high mountain. It is also part of the great chain of mountains spreading from Melbourne to Canberra and considered as the Australian Alps.

Hobart - Tasmania - Australia - © Claire Blumenfeld

Photos – Discovering Tasmania

The ferry crossing from Melbourne lasted 10 hours. I arrived at night in Devonport, a small port city north of the island. The next day I put my eyes on the landscape around me. Wavy hills, steep mountains, the sea lined with pretty beaches, eucalyptus, palm trees and a peaceful atmosphere. Tasmania, I loved it instantly.

Photos – A bit of Australia

Two trips to Australia and a lot of discoveries. From the arid plains of the Flinders Rangers, to Kangaroo Island, the Great Ocean Road, Victoria with Melbourne and Mount Buller, New South Wales, the beautiful landscapes of Tasmania and the beauty of the Whitsundays Islands and the Great Barrier Reef, lots hours spent on the road. But Australia is gigantic. And I saw only a small part.

Photos – New Zealand landscapes

I stayed one year in New Zealand. From June 2015 to June 2016. There have been ups and downs, difficulties and extraordinary experiences. But what has marked me is an impression of tranquility and piece at the end of the world.

Photos – The art of Kimono

I walk in Kyoto, my eyes dazzled by explosions of colors and varied patterns wandering in front of me. The Kimonos are out. Obi (belt) knotted in pretty knots, Zôri and Tabi (traditional sandals and white socks up to the ankles) and elegant chignons.

Photos – Six months in Japan

Familiarity and strangeness. Technology and traditions. Misunderstanding and wonder. Japan is a country of contrasts. A mad, extraordinary, annoying, amazing country. I spent six months there, from November 2014 to April 2015.