After we left the city of Mendoza we travelled over 200 klm's & found ourselves on a high mountain pass which was horrendous - we reached the '' FRONTIER '' at the highest point which was around 4000 metres above sea level & the wind was howling.
There were other visitors that had travelled on the same road as us for the sole purpose of visiting the '' Monument of Cristo Redemtor '' ( redemption ) I will upload a photo of the Cristo Redemtor some other time.
After prayers & photographs were taken by the visitors the area soon became deserted & for the tourists they went back the way they came from - on the Argentine side.
I wish we had done the same as the road going down the pass towards the Chilean Border was really a nightmare.
We never imagined how bad the road was going to be & my brave husband did remarkably well especially with a wife who is afraid of heights.
The day was a disaster we got to the border only to be turned back - missing a document - not blaming anyone here just one of those things - our only Saving Grace was we had the main road to travel on - heading BACK towards Mendoza.
We detoured away from Mendoza towards our next stop for the night - that day we travelled around 700 klm's. '' the scenery of course SPECTACULAR ''
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pajaran (36224) 2012-10-31 2:16
Dobar tekst o vasem putovanju, i utiscima na putu ...
Lep pogled na stenu i beli krst ...
Dobra ostrina, kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan.
Good article on your journey, and the impressions of the way ...
Nice view of the rock and white cross ...
Good sharpness, contrast and perspective, beautiful colors.
Have a nice and successful day.
All the best.
snunney (67334) 2012-10-31 3:31
The journey sounds rather horrendous, what photographers do to get their pictures:-) A simple composition of this roadside cross, but very well presented. The upwards point of view sets the white cross off beautifully against the clear blue sky. Superb rendering of the textures in the rocks and landscape.
jhm (122444) 2012-10-31 4:27
We see clear that on these hight no green grass or other vegetation grows.
The big rock and it cross are very important on these picture..
Depth and perspective are excellent
Sharpness and clarity are perfect taken.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
Sergiom (39223) 2012-10-31 6:18
Une très belle contre plongée qui met bien en valeur cette belle croix blanche sur fond de ciel d'un bleu très pur. J'aime beaucoup.
tedesse (22122) 2012-10-31 13:11
Interesting POV and composition.
Beautiful colors and light, good sharpness.
danos (73974) 2012-11-01 0:35
so this is the meeting point between the two countries,at this high altitude.The white cross on the rock dominates the place and outlined perfect against the blue sky.
Your long journey over there must was a great experince.
s_lush (15588) 2012-11-02 14:35
This white cross on the dark rock looks very impressive and contrasting against the blue sky. A high-quality image and highly interesting story about your travel!
pierrefonds (48347) 2012-11-02 17:46
The distance between the cross and the building is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the cross and of the building. The light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.
fabbs99 (5441) 2012-11-02 19:58
Very nice taken in the hills. The Cross on the rock against the blue sky gives an out of the world kind of looks.Very well composed with splendid colors and saturation. The lighting is also amazing as well as perfect POV too.Well done.TFS.
jmdias (45790) 2012-11-28 0:42
very beautiful the framing here catching the shapes of the rock and the white cross and the rustic building ahead with this beautiful blue sky above. I intend to know this region soon as possible.
maloutim (8608) 2012-11-30 22:22
This is a very interesting post about the border between Argentina and Chile. Sorry about your bad day ! But you took a beautiful picture of this frontier pass , with the white cross standing out so well on the perfect blue sky and the barren landscape.
I like the colours of the rough grey rock and the pink earth around.
A moonlike landscape if it hadn't been for the manmade cross and hut.
TFS and kind regards.
papagolf21 (76561) 2012-12-02 0:35
Vous avez un art consommé pour nous présenter des compositions originales possédant un aspect artistique de toute beauté.
Ici, encore, la beauté simple de ce lieu est parfaitement mise en valeur.
Noel_Byrne (7352) 2012-12-02 9:30
Your note complments your picture really well, it looks very much like an out of the way and hard to reach place. Nature seems to be taking back over again, and being able to capture this with no people inside, enforces the feeling of solitude well. Sorry to hear it was such a bad trek, but nice to have this fine image to look back on. Thanks for sharing it with us.
All the best
sacavem (18572) 2012-12-19 7:53
Very good note.
Excellent compo and POV, very nice colours, and light.
elenimavrandoni (5789) 2012-12-26 13:09
Hello Dawn, I really like all your pictures from Argentina and it is hard which one to critique first!
This one is special and very symbolic picture!
Thanks for sharing,
- Copyright: DAWN IZURIETA (thebest) (3370)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-02-09
- Categories: Daily Life
- Exposure: f/5.7, 1/400 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2012-10-31 1:27