This is often photographed at sunrise, but the snow provided enough illumination at sunset to maintain shadow detail. Thanks in advance for any commentary.
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Mechi (233) 2008-04-28 20:37
Hi Michael! Love it!! colors, shadows composition, everything is perfect to me in this shot. I've been at this place but it was always raining.
Wanda1 (15128) 2008-04-28 20:46
Wow! the colour of the light is amazing here and the tree in the foreground which we are looking over is a great introduction to the scene and leads our eye in. Beautiful scene with lovely layered aspects and great depth. Looks like a scene from Lord of the Rings.
Csilla (1782) 2008-04-28 20:48
Fantastic composition with superb colors, lights and shadows. I like the beautiful snowy mountains in the background and the lovely trees in the foreground.
litiancai (1048) 2008-04-28 21:33
What an absolutely stunning photo! The composition is perfect, the light beautiful and the amount of colour and contrast you've managed to get into the photo is great, as I know places like this can look incredibly brown, grey and flat a lot of the time (to mere amateurs like me anyway!)
fayeulle (27827) 2008-04-28 21:37
Fantastic soft light on the Fitz Roy
I really like the way you framed this picture with the golden trees on the foreground.
jjcordier (79295) 2008-04-28 22:27
Superbe composition et posttraitement très particulier qui crée une atmosphère très particulière. On se croirait presque sur une autre planète!
irfanat67 (223) 2008-04-28 22:29
Beautiful shot, Michael. The golden leave trees in the foreground strengthen the beauty of this picture.
avishek_khan (544) 2008-04-28 22:38
Superb composition this is! The light is just awesome here. The rhtythm of the branches of the tree is nicely placed in the frame.
japiey (10163) 2008-04-28 23:16
Dreamy is this image.
Fine moods, and well captured in vertical.
All the best.
ein22 (478) 2008-04-29 0:16
Wow I must say, as this photo travels from it's bonsai looking feautre to the glowing clouds at the top, it's a joy to see everything in this photo. Everything is perfect, the water, the clarity and colours. The POV might I add is amazing. I really like this shot, well done.
samrat_roy1 (697) 2008-04-29 0:21
this is class. i love the framing and the POV. great work done. the color of the sky is somewhat difficult to comprehend...
daddo (26482) 2008-04-29 0:22
Hi Michael.Poetic, uplifting scene filled with magical colour and unearthly light.Absolutely grand both in what we see and in how you captured it all. Regards. Klaudio.
tehanu_f (6896) 2008-04-29 0:57
How could it be so beautiful? You are so lucky to have seen this beauty. Gloomy browns are delicious. This is a great shot of an amazing place. Congrats.
delkoo (68) 2008-04-29 1:32
Truly beautiful , really great mood there and this one shows how light conditions are important in photography.
a genuine beauty,
totoamoto (1569) 2008-04-29 2:27
Un véritable tableau de maitre.
Elle est magnifique, on dirait une peinture. La composition est sublime, et cette lumière.. Une image qui va dans mes favoris..
belido (19934) 2008-04-29 5:18
it's simply a wonderful view. Your image brings all the details of the Autumn in Patagonia. The vertical framing fits pretty well. You made very good use of the elements such as the tree on the foregorund, the lake and that gorgeous mountain on the back. Very fine sharpness and clarity. Superb!
chpp (4281) 2008-04-29 6:50
this is really an excellent shot, the lamount of light, the colours, the textures everything looks perfect. Excellent composition and depth
have a nice day
mariandrea (973) 2008-04-29 8:37
Hi Michael, I think that this is El Chalten, not Calafate... Because that must be the Fitz Roy... isn't it? Great picture, how do you get the softness of the water?, you made that in different pictures.
Amazing light, difficult to get those mountains free of clouds... you were lucky. And nice autumn colours. Chau chau,
smarcell (19963) 2008-04-29 9:15
All the wind and cold of this place in a single shot.
Great light and a perfect picture
lopshang (724) 2008-04-29 10:00
Very beautiful and unique color with a great composition and amazing POV. Those mountain range are looking amazingly beautiful , Water is looking amazing too .
luisafonso (862) 2008-04-29 11:11
One more for my favourite landscapes theme. This is a perfect shot. The warm colours looks like its Autumn, even if it isn't. Exposure is great, composition is brilliant. Nice foreground interest linking to the magic on the back. Love the windy clouds. What can I say more... Nothing.
npecanhuk (73530) 2008-04-29 15:05
Such a great scenery and a very dignifying picture!
I really like the colors: the sky, clouds and mountains are superb! The framing trees at the bottom are a highlight as well!
TFS - Congratulations!
Neyvan Peçanhuk - Brazil
kiks (11785) 2008-05-01 7:08
Hi MIchael, what a perfect and surreal view! Wonderful the colors and shapes.
alainh (35587) 2008-05-05 12:27
extrordinart. fantastic shot and terrible post(processing. a true jewel !
jimkilgallon (0) 2008-05-05 23:12
Having seen Patagonia, which is stunning in real life, your capture here is stunning Michael. You have the artillery in using the Hasselblad but it takes the eye to capture something truly remarkable and for me this is the best landscape I have seen here posted on TE, and believe me there are some very excellent landscapes on this site. Great lighting, great composition, great colours, great shadow and highlight detail and finally the scene - Patagonia in its glory. Brilliance, TFS Michael.
batalay (37861) 2008-05-06 5:43
This image is entirely underrated. It is truly one of the most compelling photographs I've seen at TE in the 18 months that I have been a member. The composition, light control, colors and resolution are extraordinary. As soon as I create some space among my favorites, I will adopt it. I've seen images of the mountains in the Andes before, and they are at least as beautiful as any in Europe or Asia, and you have done a spectacular job of photographing it. Bravo!
Warm regards from Virginia,
vincz (19113) 2008-05-07 1:36
This is really beautiful Michael. i love the effects you got in the clouds and on the surface of the lake. Colors are excellent.
rajiv_077 (1412) 2008-05-13 0:23
Just now i check your gallery, you have such a wonderful pictures in your gallery, you are really a great photographer, I really like your landscape pictures, like this one. This one is wonderful, so good compoistion, colors, DOF and lights. How did you managed this type of shots, please tell me or teach me something.
Salaute to you
fryz (1735) 2008-05-13 3:21
What a photographer!
Talia (242) 2008-05-16 10:50
wow! i love it! so many aspects going on here makes this picture very intriguing. beautiful comp and exposure! I guess that's the pleasure of a Hasselblad!
ku-fotak-chtik (1142) 2008-05-23 6:24
Hi Michael, this is breath taking picture. Lighting, POV, coposition, colours, moment ---------EVERYTHING IS PERFECT!!!! I LOVE IT!
BEST REGARDS JIRI
Rodrigues (1035) 2008-06-12 3:00
This hasn't have anything to do with equipment, although I'd "give a finger" to have that Hasselblad of yours.
It has to do with those wonderfull places you visit, but mostly with a special sensibility you must have.
That sky is a photographers dream and the foreground is brilliantly chosen. This is a step ahead of a wonderfull mountain landscape.
I'm tempted to include all your shots in my favourites :-)
scalerman (26900) 2008-07-25 15:47
Michael: a true favorite, into the desktop folder. Some unparalleled Stuff in your opening pages. Green to follow. c
BoisBarb (10369) 2008-09-29 10:44
Wouaouh, wouaouh, wouaouh...rien d'autre à dire...
deud (1920) 2009-04-05 22:38
amazing dof, sharpness.
fantastic color palette.
federico (3488) 2009-05-05 14:50
another wonderfull shot no reason to skip it
as I remember one of the best trek in my life..
- Copyright: Michael Anderson (miketelemark) (2785)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-04-15
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Hasselblad H2D, HC 3.5-4.5/50-110, Graduated Neutral Density
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Favorite Landscapes, Belido's Top 100, Favorites - landscapes 04 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-04-28 20:21
- Favorites: 10 [view]