One Does Not Simply Walk Into Mordor

A dark, gloomy landscape in a mountainous region with a lone figure walking along a path, surrounded by cloudy skies and rugged terrain. The vision is blurred by drops of water deposited on the photographic lens.

The phrase “One does not simply walk into Mordor” originates from a scene in Peter Jackson’s 2001 film adaption of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.

In the scene, the Council of Elrond reveals that an evil ring must be destroyed by being thrown into the fires of Mount Doom, a volcano deep in the territory of Mordor. Boromir promptly points out the difficultly of the task by saying, “One does not simply walk into Mordor.”

Here, between the Queyrellin and Châtelard ridges, the path leads into a very old glacial valley with a distinctive U-shape.

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Fujifilm X-T3
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 10-24mm f/4.0 R OIS
15 mm (10 mm with crop factor)
ISO 400
1/30 s
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Névache, France

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