I could hear falling water in the distance so I decided to hike cross country down to a canyon away from the trail to Fitzroy basecamp. When I got down to the river, I found this beautiful series of cascades rimmed with fresh ice after a cold autumn night. A few days later I got up at 3am and planned to hike solo back to this location for sunrise. As I came around a bend in the trail, my headlamp illuminated the eyes of a crouching puma, only a few feet away next to the trail. I was alone, it was pitch black, and the body language of the puma convinced me to slowly back away and abandon my plans for sunrise...
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faraujo (1704) 2010-06-08 13:28
Amazing photo, the contrast of light was well managed!
Full details, texture
pittsenbarger (307) 2010-06-08 13:32
This looks like a fantastic place, great photo and lighting.
Kurioso (134) 2010-06-08 14:03
Once in a while a "WOW" photo comes along. This is one of them.
The place must be extraordinary, and you managed to capture all the colors, contrasts and details.
bartekp (4746) 2010-06-08 14:42
Superb photo, composition and colors, i see 2 worlds dark and gold...
Have a nice evening
sandpiper (6788) 2010-06-08 14:49
Great shot, excellent light management, beautiful composition.
leonine53 (2850) 2010-06-08 15:25
Une grande fayeur pour une aussi grande prise de vue, pour nous c'est agréable, mais la vie vaut plus qu'une magnifique photo.
Prudence, pour me permettre de revoir d'autres de tes chefs d'oeuvres.
stevesaba (8135) 2010-06-08 17:12
Fantastic and original shot! Great achievment at capturing two very different exposures. And good work avoiding the puma! Fine work! cheers,
mafegan (8624) 2010-06-08 22:20
Good story and an amazing photo of contrasts. As previously mentioned this photo has a WOW factor. Tfs, Marlene
CLODO (29268) 2010-06-09 2:58
Nice landscape with a shadowy part with the waterfall and the lighted area with high peaks having the same color than the cloud (low orange sun).
Have a nice day
Dimitris-Tolis (157) 2010-06-09 4:42
Gia sou Michael
Excellent, like two photos in one. You kept the shutter speed low so water movement is very good but the most of it is the gold contrast of background mountain.
Bartleby (13528) 2010-06-09 4:43
who said photography was safe? Brr, what a story. Anyhow, this landscape is truly impressive. I think you've found the right balance in the exposure between the brightest and darkest parts of your picture. Works for me.
GiorDah (3) 2010-06-09 6:14
This looks like a fantastic place.Great shot, excellent light management, beautiful composition and colors.
svefay (808) 2010-06-10 7:17
a beautifull scene, thanks...
yeln (11504) 2010-06-10 22:32
excellent design. great pov. good shot!
dkeus31 (27735) 2010-06-13 1:16
a great image, the light on the peak is just perfect with great colors
also the foreground is well exposed!
did the puma illuminated it? :p
janneman (2482) 2010-06-13 3:37
Lucky you with these light conditions in this spot!!
federico (2169) 2010-06-13 14:27
hi michael original POV from a very much photographeted mountain, great light, good exposition, really well done
xramm (1831) 2010-07-08 13:28
Great view, good composition of colors harmony and details. Good POV!
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4768) 2010-08-25 8:19
But of course it would be hidden if you could only see that attractive golden mountain at the background?!?! awesome, this is a magnificent scenery!! the photo is simply amazing!!! many congratulations for a job well done!!
thanks for sharing!
all the best,
Hellas (6753) 2010-12-07 23:17
Μεγάλη η αντίθεση στο φωτισμό των δύο περιοχών, παρόλα αυτά, υπάρχει πολύ καλή ισορροπία!
Προοπτική υπέροχη και σωστός χρόνος έκθεσης.
Vague (307) 2011-05-11 6:25
Very impressive photo. The beauty of the scenery is breathtaking in itself, yet the handling of light and speed create a very lively picture.
janmeyers (35) 2013-03-06 10:14
Indrasish (2833) 2013-06-19 6:23
Wonderful shot again.. I have no word to explain your snap.. Very well done..
ericdigi625 (72) 2014-02-17 17:23
Wow! Nicely done. Love the lighting, and hats off to you for capturing it so well. Beautiful photo!
- Copyright: Michael Anderson (miketelemark) (2785)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-04-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon 5D Mark II, Graduated Neutral Density
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-06-08 13:02
- Favorites: 7 [view]