A visit to Argentina is a must on everyones travel plans - what a magnificent destination with such incredible sights to see - mind you to get to a lot of these amazing places one has to be prepared to travel miles.
The closest small country town en route to '' Salina Grandes '' [ Salt lake ] is called '' Purmamarca '' which is a nice little town to visit we stayed there overnight to break the trip - then - travelling on the next day over the wonderful Mountains we reached this magnificent place...
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ACL1978 (7469) 2013-02-07 19:56
Hi Dawn - I've always wanted to visit one of these salt flats - I'm more likely, of course, to wind up in the one in Utah, but nevertheless. You chose a great POV here, with this line (a speed test lane marker, perhaps?) taking us through the shot to the mountains beyond. Thanks!
cargus (8459) 2013-02-07 21:42
Colour, light and contrast excellent, good together in a successful picture.
mirosu (14434) 2013-02-07 22:38
Very beautiful composition and framing of landscape with tranquil atmosphere. Very well executed photo. Colors, sharpness, light, POV and DOF are very good.
krzychu30 (15498) 2013-02-08 2:15
something different in style,than your previous few shots,but equally beautiful and having its own charm.Such landscapes like this one are extremly picturesque and you were able to present this beauty perfectly to us.Haha at first I thought it was ice-it´s so clear and shiny.You framed the scene excellently.Also colors you captured are delightful.
Well considered and executed shot!
Have a nice day
bayno (18342) 2013-02-08 3:20
this is a great place to make photo, you chose a good POv to compone your shot, very nice tones and a beautiful sky...very good dept too, there is a little noice, espacialy in the sky, but is easy to take out with apposite software like denoise or other one...
all the best...
snunney (84770) 2013-02-08 4:10
The track across the salt flats makes a superb pointer and helps give the image immense depth. I like the patterns formed by the caked slat and the predominant cool blue tones.
ceepea (273) 2013-02-08 5:26
The choice of "portrait" instead of "landscape" works well.
josepmarin (57801) 2013-02-08 6:59
in spite of a bit of noise in the sky, your composition is powerful and spectacular, because of this amazing landscape of the salt lake.
I like the image depth and the dynamic perspective of lines on the ground, which leads our look towards the mountains and the photogenic clouds in background.
A beautiful work,
ikeharel (58113) 2013-02-08 7:56
An intriguing question, Dawn, about the strait carved line in the salty surface? how come?, the rest is a beautiful view with good DOF till far in the horizon, over the mountains.
Also, wonderfully balanced the white in picture.
Have a nice weekend,
fds (8382) 2013-02-08 9:04
great and very interested document with this salt lacke
very nice blu tonality
holmertz (41695) 2013-02-08 10:42
This makes me think of ice and snow. The view of this salt pan is amazing and you have chosen a POV that gives the view great depth. The colors are superb too.
Noel_Byrne (24846) 2013-02-08 11:12
This is a very pleasant moonscape, and a very surreal image. I have always been fascinated by these salt flats, but I have to be honest and say I was never familiar with them in Argentina, so a trekearth special here, teaching about the world through photography :)
You chose a great point of view here, it looks like a canal in an icy landscape even though it's quite the opposite. Beautifully different shot and fascinating subject, thank you.
All he best
jlbrthnn (76037) 2013-02-08 11:36
Argentina is indeed a fantastic destination for the landscape and for the tango that I am a practitioner passionate. The lake is amazing, especially deep in a photo. Bravo.
Have a nice day
Royaldevon (30145) 2013-02-08 15:34
You sound to have had an exciting journey and this photograph must bring the memories flooding back. It is like nothing that I hae ever seen before. I like the way you have used the pathway to give a fine sense of depth, as well as acting as a strong guide from the f/g to the distant b/g mountains.
Great colour saturation and lovely textural details.
My warm regards,
raszid62 (18583) 2013-02-08 16:46
Great salina, it's color and the space is really amazing. In the distance I can see mountains, though in contrast to the flat, salty lake. Beautiful sky. Wonderful colors and excellent image quality.
ifege (10225) 2013-02-08 20:34
Hi Dawn - great colours across these salt flats.
Interesting ractangular sections - would they be areas that have been harvested?
bukitgolfb301 (36206) 2013-02-08 23:04
Hi dear DAWN
Sorry for my late reaction to you.
I see, and take note your advice, but Argentina so far and farest country from Japan, but I will try!
But you are right, this secne is so fantastic by your best framework and exposure. Magical blue and white color world you create!
Thanks a lot and have a good weekend!
Takero from Tokyo
jhm (139952) 2013-02-09 8:12
I like the sky in background with clouds and mountains as subject.
Nice light management about this area.
Excellent perspective and depth image.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
mumek (20202) 2013-02-09 18:17
Good evening Dawn!
This is a really fantastic capture of the wonder of nature. Fantastic view at the colorful salt lake and majestic chain of mountains in the background. What a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing
Sonata11 (33283) 2013-02-09 20:01
interesting composition and framing as well of this landscape with curious atmosphere. Very well executed photo. Colors, sharpness, light, POV and DOF are very well done.
All the best,
papagolf21 (86728) 2013-02-09 23:30
Bonjour, chère Dawn,
Le chemin de glaces où les nuages semblent vouloir imiter les morceaux de glace.
La beauté du sujet avec son horizon est magnifiquement mise en valeur.
Très bonne journée.
Romano46 (18466) 2013-02-10 3:08
impossibile non commentare queste tue foto aventi per oggetto queste immense saline argentine.
Un ottimo soggetto che hai saputo sgfruttare a fondo per fare degli scatti dfi grande suggestione, grazie anche alla grande luce ambientale, ad un cielo azzurro e a un paesaggio circostanze di grande respiro.
Tu ci hai messo del tuo sfruttando a fondo la nitidezza ed impostando contrasto e luminosità nella giusta misura, e, ovviamente scegliendo il miglio punto di ripresa.
Sono scatti che non passano inosservati e bene hai fatto a condividerli nel sito.
Ciao e buona domenica
eldancer1 (28495) 2013-02-10 7:46
This looks like the salt lake in Salt Lake City, Utah! Great capture with good lighting and it has good dof with sharp details. Wonderful colors especially the clouds. Well done, tfs.
COSTANTINO (56179) 2013-02-10 7:49
I love shots of this kind,original version
this shot helped us to visit all over the
world an d particularly in Argentina
this place is worthseeing,impressive
and fascinating,you chose a great pov
have a nice new week
Cricri (107236) 2013-02-10 9:00
Très belle la lumière, les reflets, la profondeur et de jolies teintes, très belle réalisation
s_lush (16134) 2013-02-10 9:59
A very unusual and highly aesthetic composition, with beautiful colors, wonderful mountains in the foreground, nicely clouded sky and interesting details of Salt Lake itself. Well captured and informatively commented!
cornejo (32116) 2013-02-10 11:41
Hi Dawn, very nice picture of this wonderful view of the beautiful landscape of the salt lake. A lovely image very well composed and framed, with good sharpness, depth, light and color. Chaming job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good morning and happy start to the week.
Greetings from southern Spain.
jacquest (18743) 2013-02-11 8:01
Good presentation of this salt flat. The straight lines give deepness and lead the eye to the mountains. I like the clouds over in the sky. Australia is a long way from Quebec. I hope you like what you will see.
delpeoples (53167) 2013-02-12 4:37
Hola cara Dawn
Oooh la la, a very attractive photo of one of the wonders of the world. The colours and depth are sensational and the silvery blue reflections are pure magic. There is a little colour noise in the photo which could probably be dealt with in Photoshop of Neat Image. Excellent shot, is it ok if I add it to my theme on Salt Pans?
Silvio1953 (123431) 2013-02-15 7:38
Ciao Dawn, great view of fantastic place, superb sky, excellent perspective, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
abmdsudi (43714) 2013-02-17 7:16
This is a picture with long perspective and great depth afforded by the strong diagonal path which leads the eye into the far horizon. Interesting shot of strange landscape covered with salt. A very eye catching shot and lovely sheen of light on the surface that make this image special. Light management is splendid with enough clarity and contrast. A strong image and you have skillfully captured. Well done
Didi (57250) 2013-02-20 8:48
Interesting perspective; the salt lake is bigger thant the one in my holidays place south France.
Nice deep foreground
sacavem (18610) 2013-02-23 5:29
A very beautiful image and well photographed.
npecanhuk (66256) 2013-02-23 5:48
Very interesting and attractive picture with very good photo qualities!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week-end,
fabianoleite (9551) 2013-02-24 16:38
The image is beautiful, nature making fine art. The depth of the image is astounding, and the mountains in the background form a very good background. Nice work, have a nice week!
jmdias (56059) 2013-02-25 1:43
I visited similar salt lakes in chile and bolivia and they are amazing. I liked the way you used the lines in the ground sending our eyes to the distance. good light, framing and sharpness. hugs
Curious_Eye (1000) 2013-03-26 1:08
Hello dear Dawn,
This image has captured my attention the first time I visited your gallery. A good use of the (runway-looking) line here, leading our eyes to enjoy the mountains and clouds on the horizon. The DOF is great and the picture can easily be mistaken for (just as successful) winter scenery!
With warm regards,
kato (11630) 2013-04-02 18:24
You're capturing well this place by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive yo see the flat lake covered with salt. It seems to mysterios phenomenon on earth. The whole is harmonized well by this lake, the mountain range of backdrop and blue sky with clouds.
nikkitta (14858) 2013-04-12 16:39
You were lucky to visit the place after a rain when it becomes like a mirror
Great landscape and POV
Have a nice WE
manatee (4668) 2013-04-21 17:01
Me encantaría poder meditar en este lugar, es de ensueño y tu haz hecho un excelente trabajo con tu cámara, muchas gracias por ello.
Saludos desde la puerta de Latinoamerica
Bluejeans (64249) 2013-04-29 10:26
Uma bela foto vertical nesta salina gigante , beleza esta diagonal , boas cores e luz , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
mcmtanyel (14117) 2013-05-12 19:54
A flooded landing strip, an ice skating rink, a half frozen lake would be my guesses before "Salt Lake". I like the leading lines, the big skies.
- Copyright: DAWN IZURIETA (thebest) (4276)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-01-09
- Categories: Nature
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- Date Submitted: 2013-02-07 18:29
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