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How do we get to those blue mountains?

I do remember to have chosen for this picture a beautiful area in Val di Susa (Italy), at 2400 meters. I was really looking for uncontaminated nature, in order to take some pictures of flowers with mystic backdrop of snowy mountains on the horizon.

That was the original idea.

After more than two hours hiking on the mountain I was finally all set with my chosen composition, exactly when this lovely butterfly decided to fly here and there in proximity of my lens and the subject I had chosen.

That was the moment to get a photo! so... I did.


The title for this photo, "How do we get to those blue mountains?", is a slight variation of a sentence, a question, from the movie "The Thin Red Line" by Terrence Malick (one of my favourite movie directors).


I belive there is something sacred in the secret that always implies a question.

Being alpinist myself I can easily relate with this title because it is a reminder of the human limitations. We can reach certain summits only flying, like this butterfly, with the imagination.

We are so tiny and so full of longing...



©Roberto Bertero, All Rights Reserved. This image is not available for use on websites, blogs or other media without the explicit written permission of the photographer.


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Taken on June 4, 2009