Another shot of Mt Fitz Roy with its reflection. It is one of many mountains everyone wish to see when they come to Patagonia, and not everyone get to see it. It is often time cover in clouds. Even on a nice sunny day. I too wish to see it so desperately. The day we arrived at campsite, it was already late in the afternoon. The sky was gray and thick with heavy clouds, I couldn’t even see across the lake. So the next day morning, despite not being a morning person and one who is not use to the cold weather. I drag myself out of the warm sleeping bag before 6 o’clock, hoping to see Fitz Roy and better yet to see it when the first ray of sun light shining on its peak. It was cloudy with lot of blue sky, so the chance was good. Well I waited and waited, the sun had already risen, but the cloud just wouldn’t clear up from around Fitz Roy. Half an hour after the sunrise perhaps it the heat of the sun or I wished so hard it actually came true, the sun clear up and it’s like Fitz Roy himself came out to greet me in the beautiful morning light.
located near the El Chaltén village, in the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, in Patagonia, on the border between Argentina and Chile. It is also sometimes called Cerro Chaltén, after the Tehuelche (Aonikenk) word meaning "smoking mountain," due to a cloud that usually forms around the mountain's peak.
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elkab (4951) 2011-09-13 0:40
It's realy perfection. All the best. Fantastic composed space of the composition. Amazing depth o shots. Extraordinary light and colors. Perfect sharpness of the details from first plan to last.
ifege (10363) 2011-09-13 0:52
A superb mountain and reflection photo Way. Great colour and depth of field.
Hellas (6869) 2011-09-13 1:21
Wow! What a wonderful image!
Superb color reproduction and sharpness! Atmospheric conditions and the polarizing filter allied to the best effect! Reflection is perfect, my friend! Once again I will say now that it's nice to make your dreams come true.
dta (71391) 2011-09-13 1:23
Hello Way ,
The most beautiful mountains on Earth ! The reflections are wonderful , and like a lot the effect of the shady part of the forest , creating a superb contrast with teh snowy peaks . I'm less conviced by the format , even I can understand y'oy've chosen it to include the little stones in the FG .
patdeph (35748) 2011-09-13 1:29
a splendid landscape,still more fabulous with the refection,and also with this beautiful blue sky.I like the place that you have given to the lake,with the 2 stons on the foreground,and the shadow on the mountains makes the white snow is still better standing out.Magnificent.
dkmurphys (52697) 2011-09-13 2:17
Splendid capture, a beautiful mountain scene. The mountains are very impressive and the colors just lovely. Well catch, enjoy a fine day.
yquem46 (38750) 2011-09-13 2:57
A splendid mountain scenery perfectly composed with the inclusion of the little rock in the waters at the FG
Beautiful colors perfectly saturated
Have a nice day
Suppiluliuma (3911) 2011-09-13 3:56
Again a delightful scene, one that any visitor would like to contemplate. The crop is unusual, making it look different than usual postcards. I just wish there were a boat in front. :-)
The colours are magnificent, and the cloud you were talking about seems to weigh heavily on the hills in front.
Finally, the note is very interesting, a feature quite common in your postings. :-)
JFS (32459) 2011-09-13 4:07
Delighful shot full of lovely details: reflections, sensational background, delicious colors...My compliments!
Jeppo (17645) 2011-09-13 4:47
I hope to have the chance to fly over there next december....the placa is really fascinating...
wonderful blue clear sky and intense light....
Cricri (111351) 2011-09-13 5:04
Un effet de miroir magnifique, sublime beauté des couleurs, belle transparence de l'eau en avant plan, très belle réalisation
npecanhuk (69964) 2011-09-13 5:06
A magnificent picture of such a wonderful place I still want to visit!
Sharpness, exposure, chosen pov, dof, colors, vertical format, large borders, contrasts and composition with that eye-catching symmetrical reflection are all outstanding features here!
TFS - congrats,
Nard (6972) 2011-09-13 6:14
What a stunning and impressive landscape. It is absolutly fantastic. For those who love the mountain is a real delight. Light, sky, reflections on the water, colors are realy beautiful and well captured.
sacimar (26205) 2011-09-13 6:28
this is a very good image, the beautiful mountains and its reflection create an excellent composition, light and colors are well balanced, congratulations,
delpeoples (55090) 2011-09-13 6:34
"Oooh ahhh!" I usually reserve that for fireworks, but this shot deserves it - and two thumbs up. The colours are magical, the little rocks in the foreground lead the eye in superbly. And of course the depth and those reflections...what a dream. Great shot, really lovely.
Have a beautiful day
mkamionka (32459) 2011-09-13 6:39
spectacular view. I have probably already mentioned that I had only one day in El Chalten and I have picked the hike to Cerro Torre instead. We were exhausted after previous hike and decided to go for a shorter one.
I would love to get back there some time in the future. This is such an extraordinary place with such unique landscapes.
I like your composition with amazing light. The reflection is of course an extra bonus. The few stones make charming foreground.
It is a real pleasure to watch it.
ricochet (9696) 2011-09-13 7:37
Splendid landscape and photographic work, very nice clarity and lovely reflections!
stevesaba (8135) 2011-09-13 7:59
Another gorgeous shot of yours from Mt Fitz Roy and Patagonia. I never get tired of these. First rate as always! Very lovely, warm regards,
prasun984 (5590) 2011-09-13 8:28
very nice landscape shot with nice reflection of snow covered mountains range in deep blue water...wonderful atmosphere...
good exposure controlled with a nice light management...good color contrast & sharpness also...
nice shot with a good informative Note...
RhodieIke (11742) 2011-09-13 8:55
Hi Way, Wow, What a fantastic photo of this special place, when one views it, you are transported away to the distance mountains, then the Fg, stones ground you, to the real world, with a sigh, Ahhh, Well done, Cheers Iain.
Bluejeans (64249) 2011-09-13 10:41
Ola Way ,
Linda esta paisagem seu reflexo ficou lindo neste lago , deu uma boa simetria de foto , bom destaque para o primeiro plano com estas pequenas pedras dentro de agua , parabéns !!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
cornejo (35769) 2011-09-13 11:27
Hello Way, a magnificent picture to show this charming and perfect reflection of a wonderful landscape, a great shot with great sharpness and quality, excellent job very well done, congratulations for that. Good afternoon and happy week.
zanzi (13670) 2011-09-13 11:47
What can I say ? This is clearly not Norway, but it seems that landscapes on the other side of the globe are also gorgeous. Too bad they are a bit far from Europe ;-) Who knows... perhaps one day ?
Back to your brilliant picture, I like the nice inclusion of those five small rocks in the water lying on the black sand.
frunchy (1517) 2011-09-13 11:50
what an outstanding reflection in the water. I really like the stones in the water, too. Good composition, best regards, F.
brianmcc (6219) 2011-09-13 12:54
this is a stunning picture. very sharp and great detail. good depth of field. you have captured the light perfectly. the reflections are also superb, while the stones in the foreground add that extra interest.
adores (40946) 2011-09-13 17:05
You have a wonderful series of these mountains! This is another great one! I like the way you placed the horizon line and the reflection is really good, especially with these little stones in foreground.Colours are excellent once again!
pedrodk (40) 2011-09-14 1:08
tres belle composition avec un beau reflet sur le lac.. lucia je croie ?
Belle réussite, un grand plaisir a regarder !!!
baclama (18501) 2011-09-14 1:54
des relets extraordinaires qui rend cette montagne mythique encore plus attirante!!!
le format vertical permet d'inclure les petits galets qui ont toute leur place meme face au majestueux Fitz Roy...
Atousa (7131) 2011-09-14 6:18
A beautiful shot of this magnificent peak.. the composition is great with the little stones in the FG, nice reflections n the Fitz Roy itself under the cloudy blue sky.. a fine presentation.. tfs
Best regards, Atousa
Kielia (24073) 2011-09-14 7:36
you succeeded in capturing an almost fairytale like atmosphere of this fantastic landscape due to these superb reflections! A very nicely composed impression, the colors, especially the blue of the sky and this fantastic light make the image very attractive. My compliments, also for the nice note!
romanaa (7982) 2011-09-14 9:18
stunning place and reflection again. I really love the small pebbles in the foreground, they contrast with the huge rocky mountains marvellously.
jemaflor (89351) 2011-09-14 11:13
So lovely result, what a wonderful shot with these colors and these reflection, well done, beautiful landscape, tfs.
Robert1969 (7160) 2011-09-14 22:20
The vertical position is a good choice, because that
creates more depth than a horizontal position.
Also you shows that little things can be very important.
Without the little stones in the foreground the picture
would have a nice depth and the picture would be beautiful,
but now with the little stones there is an
extra depth and the picture is extra beautiful
( the little stones are a cherry on a delicious cake).
The composition and light management are (as always) beautiful.
siolaw (38292) 2011-09-14 22:40
A stunning view indeed! And great reflection. The compo is also interesting, leaving a lot of the FG in order to have these underwater pebbles. Colors and sharpness are fine, i ve tried to increase the contrast a bit, ithought it was ok too... hoping you don't mind!
abmdsudi (46848) 2011-09-15 7:40
A magnificent mountainscape and lovely viewpoint taking the eyes to the peaks with the right amount of foreground interest. The water feature presents an opportunity to get the mirror reflections and the morning light has certainly helped and this is a good focal point. It's a spectacular place, love the wonderful subtle colours, shadows, tones, blue water and textures of the formation. The contrast is fabulous. The foreground really pulls the eyes in and the snow peaks gives the sense of depth and distance. You certainly get a feel of the place from this shot. Great detail and composition. Absolutely awesome. Compliments!
lilito (3510) 2011-09-15 12:19
Un joli paysage que nous fait rêver, magnifique!
axiotea (21649) 2011-09-18 1:20
This view reminds me another of your shot, but here we got a closer approach on these mountains. You were lucky to get a fine weather which enhanced the beauty of this place. Clarity and colours are fantastic too!
bebbetto (36) 2011-09-18 5:31
Is fine to find you in TE.
Congr. for this wonderful picture. It is perfect and beautifully composed.
pablominto (53746) 2011-09-18 23:22
The amazing profile of the rugged mountains reflects nicely in the calm lake!
And it is a beautiful landscape, with the feeling of wilderness and absence of man...
Beautiful colours and details, lovely play of light!
claudio74 (7263) 2011-09-19 12:55
Waht a nice picture of this wonderful mountain, I guess it is not esay to get this perfect reflection in this really windy country....but you did it perfectly.
paololg (31448) 2011-09-19 14:50
Ciao dear Way,
a photo of rare beauty, as it is rare to see this mountain with no clouds. The pleasant reflection doubles the majesty of this incredible landscape. Photo quality on top, as always, especially the clarity and the good brightness. An excellent example of a beautiful place. Congratulations!
Ciao, have a nice Tuesday!
ChrisJ (104179) 2011-09-25 21:31
A breathtaking alpine panorama, with wonderful reflections & good symmetry & sharpness. Good exposure on the snow, without any appreciablke oe. Tfs!
madhumita_roy86 (2344) 2011-09-27 9:40
Awesome shot.... splendid...nice reflection & good concept.... very sharp & crisp..... thanks for sharing....
Angshu (56568) 2011-10-05 21:41
I hope you had a great trip!
Mt Fitz Roy with its reflection is an amazing spectacle indeed. What I like as well is the play of shadows (from the clouds) on the green. You used the stones in the FG to good effect as they actually pivot the shot well
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4798) 2012-02-11 18:40
Hi Way, the view is envious! I could imagine seeing this grandiose feat in person was really majestic. The colors, lighting, reflections and the way you've composed is superb. Definitely this one is a photo of quintessence. Love the framework too! A top quality shot, as usual!
bayno (18344) 2012-02-25 5:03
incredible landscape with wonderful reflection, the water is like a mirror, beautiful colors and light, good chose for the vertical cut, special shot...
nikkitta (16758) 2013-06-19 13:33
Me again Way
I always believe Patagonia was boring, only mountains, lakes and no more
You and your captures make me reconsider my idea, there are very beautiful views like this one,very creative,
with the reflections as protagonist in the first plan
- Copyright: Way Lim (Waylim) (25368)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-11-15
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D Mark II, Canon EF 28-70mm f/2.8 L, circular polarizer
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2011-09-13 0:36