This one is the first of a series on the "Los Glaciares National Park" in south Argentina.
The southern Patagonian ice field feeds some glaciers, of which the "Perito Moreno" is possibly the most photographed. These glaciers flow into "Lago Argentino", which is Argentina's largest fresh water natural lake.
One of the ways of seeing the glaciers is by boat, and usually the first one is the Upsala glacier. The morning I started my sailing there was a heavy storm that made unsafe approaching Upsala's face, so all we saw of it were some icebergs floating on the lake.
(Luckily, later the weather improved so we could get very close to other glacier's walls).
I am posting three images (this one and two more as WS), which are basically different views of icebergs and a sister ship making the same route). I like this one more... by a very little... so it is ok if someone tells me that one of the WS photos is better ;-)!
Depending on the light the ice can be totally blue. This is produced by the compression of the ice in the glacier (it takes hundreds of years).
I hope you like them and all critiques are welcome!
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EstudioChispa (1902) 2013-08-01 14:53
Que cielo! Que luz fantastico! Una gran foto con gran nitidez!
lousat (75766) 2013-08-01 15:26
Hi Carlos,waaw,i wish to be there,this is a fantastic spectacle! What a magnificent large capture in the best exposure to take the best of these lights and view,you was lucky to be there.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
marabu61 (8203) 2013-08-01 15:40
Oh yes, icebergs, one of the things very high on my personal bucket list to see up close once.
I must say, that I prefer this photo over the two WS versions, although they are very good to. But this one puts the size of the iceberg nicely in context with the small boat and the whole atmosphere of the scenery with the looming sky is just best here.
have a great day
worldcitizen (6857) 2013-08-01 15:41
This scenery certainly is beautiful. The stormy sky makes it even more dramatic. I like the WS photos, too, especially the first one. The boat against the giant blue ice is wonderful. It looks so cold! Thanks for sharing these incredible views.
nikkitta (14668) 2013-08-01 15:50
Por fin un argentino y posteando fotos de Argentina, estaba yo muy solitaria
Fantastica captura donde el cielo parece unirse al glacial
Buenos colores azulados y buena composicion con el barco a la derecha
AROBN54 (11471) 2013-08-01 21:19
Oooh, ALL the shots are amazing! What an incredible place. I love the stormy skies in the shot, but your workshops are just mind boggling. Crazy beautiful light and exposure, sharp, detailed.... The warm colors of the boat contrast nicely with all the cool surroundings. Composition is just mad nice. Outstanding! Many thanks and kind regards,
annjackman (19309) 2013-08-01 23:43
I like this picture very much with its large expanse of stormy sky. The light has filtered through to touch the mountains beautifully which gives depth to the composition. The icebergs are sharp and colourful. An interesting note and WS - TFS.
drt100 (2053) 2013-08-02 0:28
The sky is incredible. The ice clear. The boat helps give perspective and overall dimension. I hope to travel here someday. TFS
dkmurphys (48566) 2013-08-02 0:44
Lovely place with wonderful icy shapes. I like the composition and the dramatic dark sky. Well taken.
SnapRJW (30915) 2013-08-02 3:32
Hello Carlos - All three shots have merit but this one is fabulous. I love the atmospheric feel that the heavy sky has added to your composition. One gets a real sense of the power of the weather here. The light is really attractive with the glacier bright and contrasty against the darkness and the chink of sunlit land above the boat adding to the impression of the storm blowing in. Beautiful! Best regards Rosemary
subhendu_bagchi (25615) 2013-08-02 6:38
wow, superb photography here. Love the composition with those ice plates at left. Nicely placed boat at right... A stunning background mountains visible in a part creating mystery. I am just not sure about the upper black part of it. At first I thought it is a bit extra, then I feel it is adding the weight of your composition. A nice one indeed. I really enjoyed the blue glow coming from the glaciers. Tfs.
macjake (55688) 2013-08-02 6:40
Argentina is certainly a country thats high up on my to-see-list :)
normally the horizon line sits a little higher in the frame, not so low as in yours...but it works well as it highlights the storm clouds and the atmosphere.
love the addition of the boat too, as it gives size scale to the icebergs.
its very easy to enjoy this photo, well done.
papagolf21 (85560) 2013-08-02 9:19
Bonsoir, cher Carlos,
Paysage fabuleux tout droit sorti d'un rêve. Image onirique très réussie.
Merci de nous faire voyager d'une aussi belle façon.
Très bonne soirée.
Très heureux de vous revoir.
pajaran (51376) 2013-08-02 9:26
Interesantan tekst o Nacionalom parku, sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rda, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak.
Lepa priroda i trenutak sa opasnim oblacima.
Imajte lep i uspesan dana, sve najbolje za vikend.
An interesting article about the National Park, with the given data ...
Nice view and a second ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good rust, nice place and moment indicated.
Beautiful nature and moment of dangerous clouds.
Have a great and successful day, all the best for the weekend.
Waylim (25186) 2013-08-02 15:18
Yes, it is one of the best way to see it by boat and also a great experience to walk on glacier, which I had the opportunity to do both in Perito Moreno and Viedma. While the weather is not ideal but you capture the most dramatic mood that I have ever seen of this glacier. I love it, the contrast between the darkening sky and the glow of the blue ice drop from the glacier in the water. The boat give good sense of scale but without it would have been more of a pristine nature. Excellent shot. One of my Fav.
gus72 (3719) 2013-08-02 20:09
Hola Carlos !!
lo mas notable y hermoso de esta foto es el estado de las nuves que han bajado y estan acariciando las montanas...... ademas del color y el gradiente de obscuro a mas claro..... de verdad que hiciste MUY BIEN de mostrar mas del cielo que el agua del lago.Esta es una imagen que se ve muy pocas veces..... suerte de que justo te toco verlo durante tu visita.
Un saludo desde Australia.
Nicou (120626) 2013-08-02 23:49
Grandisoe image et compo quelle vue la glace avec un léger bleu et colle elle se découpe et ressort ce ciel gris noir et le ateau qui vient visiter merveilleux.
Bravo et amitié
siudzi (33109) 2013-08-03 2:47
Wow! What a superb unique scene here! You had a brilliant idea for this composition from very well selected POV. Dark heavy sky gave a fantastic touch to the scene makes it really eye-catching. Bravo!
emka (77658) 2013-08-04 0:55
Hi Carlo, Fantastic shots fro m the trip to glaciers. You caught an amazing light here. I like specially this well lit place behind the catamaran. The blue ice is marvelous, very impressive view.
I know the place, i also made this trip to Upsala and other glaciers on Lago Argentina. It was an unforgettable experience.
I am looking forward to more photos from that place.
Kielia (23405) 2013-08-05 8:56
the colors and the light are remarkable; the sky is fabulous with great color and detail. I really love the modern ship in the picture. It contrasts very well with the spectacular nature around it. A fantastic scene! My compliments also for the nice note.
fabbs99 (16163) 2013-08-05 13:18
Beautiful image of the glacier and the boat in the lake.Very well composed with splendid colors and saturation. The lighting is also amazing as well as perfect POV too.TFS.
Sonata11 (33225) 2013-08-08 20:25
Wow!!! an amazingly beautiful composition of this National Park. Magnificent snapshot. Tfs.
All the best, Barbara
elenimavrandoni (14249) 2013-08-09 22:06
estña bien que podemos communicar en español que a mi me gusta más que el inglés...gracias por éso y por una foto preciosa..es como un sueño..el contraste con el cielo oscuro es una maravilla..que pasada de momento verdad???
un saludo grande
Cricri (105515) 2013-08-11 22:05
Merveilleux pays que l'Argentine!
Sublime beauté des couleurs , de la lumière, ces blocs de glace, la présence du bateau, une image tout simplement magnifique a tout point vue
Raz13 (137) 2013-08-15 9:05
Wow. What a perfect shot. I like the various contrasts of blue.
Incheon, South Korea
adores (36357) 2013-08-15 17:15
Uma excelente foto! Gosto muito do contraste entre o céu escuro e a luz que nos deixa ver tão bem o barco e o glaciar. Uma composição muito boa com uma atmosfera perfeita. A ideia de dar tanto espaço ao céu escuro parece-me óptima.
eldancer1 (27303) 2013-08-17 9:20
Beautiful landscape! I like the effect of the low hanging clouds on the mood. Awesome capture of those icebergs. I wish I have the nerve to visit those regions but for now I'll enjoy your posting. Very well done, tfs.
Periko (2635) 2013-08-18 23:08
What a stunning sky!
El catamarán luce pequeño ante ese tempano y ese imponente cielo. Buena composición.
- Copyright: Carlos Martinez (cjmm) (4479)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-09-19
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Sigma 70-200 f2.8 EX APO HSM, Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-08-01 14:46
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