About the Lake
It is one of the largest in the world and its waters are shared by two countries, Argentina and Chile
About the name
People of Selkman tribe (now extinct) called Lake Khami (the rest of the horizon) as the line formed by the mountains on the horizon is interrupted by the lake. Its current name is due to Joseph Fagnano, catholic priest who was the first Apostolic Administrator of Southern Patagonia
About getting there
From Ushuaia you reach the lake through National Route # 3, there are 36 kilometers of pavement and 64 of gravel
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photographer_sg (3533) 2014-05-19 12:38
Good to see you post and that too with an astounding view of the great lake. The light filtered through the clouds is stunning which lends great atmosphere to the image. The giant tree in the foreground is perfectly positioned in the frame and offers great colours and details. The three people give life and an idea of scale.
Thanks for sharing this superb picture for which I would have liked to give 2 smileys :).
danos (85165) 2014-05-19 13:13
nice the view of this AAutu,m scenery with the tree to be placed perfect in the frame.The existence of the people add life in the scene.
Silvio1953 (119605) 2014-05-19 13:14
Ciao Maria, lovely composition with beautiful trees anbd fascinating abandoned boat, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Noel_Byrne (22773) 2014-05-19 13:17
I love the tree and how you have placed it in the frame, it makes such a difference to the resulting view of this great lake. The sky is very dramatic too, like a painting. Thanks for the interesting note,
lousat (74993) 2014-05-19 15:12
Hi Maria,it's a strange sensation talking and see something about autumn in May,bt you live in the other part of the world and i think that it happens the same to you watching european pics...ehehe...the compositin is essential and very well composed,with the typical colors of the moment on the tree and mad with the usual excellent quality,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
carlo62 (30559) 2014-05-19 15:12
le foto autunnali mi mettono tristezza in questo momento, stiamo aspettando l'estate, con il suo sole forte e il caldo, anche se l'autunno è un momento fotografico estremamente bello grazie ai suoi colori caldi.
jmdias (54091) 2014-05-19 17:22
una hermosa vista del lago. las tonalidades más gris de la composicion tienen estos árboles dorados como contraste. me gusta los personajes. he mirado esto lago cuando estaba en un bus para santa cruz.
jcpix (13404) 2014-05-19 20:50
Hola mi amiga Argentina,
I see this was taken in April, but the title says Autumn...are the seasons different there than what I'm accustomed to, much like Lisa's in Australia?
Based on that association, and the fact these people are wearing jackets, I'm assuming you weren't there to go for a swim, no? :) Interesting facts about the roads leading here, and that the lake spans over two countries. Little nuggets of information that make the picture all that more appealing.
Love the shades of blue from the water up to the sky, with a few splashes of contrasting color from the tree and people. A very pleasant and informative picture once again. I say the same thing to many others, I always enjoy seeing pictures from ones own country/city. :) Enjoy the new day. All the best.
Cheers from the desert heat,
I wanted to Google translate this into Spanish, but you know my luck with that. lol
mohammad_H (9069) 2014-05-20 1:05
Beautiful and spectacular, relaxing environment with soft water and waves
eye-catching and pleasant
You look good, and the beautiful image recording
Have a nice day
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-05-20 2:44
now this is very well planned picture with just few elements but placed in the image very wisely. The tree is the most attention drawing in here and I really like the small boat leaning on it. The group of three men talking on the shore of the lake counterbalances the composition and add some more life to the scene.
The whole picture has been nicely framed and with properly saturated colors it is very good quality work.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day
ikeharel (55282) 2014-05-20 7:08
Autumn arrives early on the fin-del-mundo, 36km away, Maria, and notable wind over the lake, we realize this on the image.
Placed well the POV, with the tree and boat on left, while good view till far in the horizon on right.
Three men exchanging viewes about sailing conditions... my imagination only. Fine taken shot.
ourania (29387) 2014-05-20 11:33
Hola querida Maria,
ya sabes algun griego, muy interessante! Podremos hablar en griego primero que yo podre' escribir en espanol:) I like very much your picture and its melancholic mood, the signs of autumn are consistent and interesting, the people may not be accustomed to the departure of summer yet. I like very much all the signs of the season, from the clouds and brown leaves to the resting boat and jackets. I also like the depth and the darkening of the lake towards the horizon. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
Didi (56057) 2014-05-20 16:22
Voici des conditions de luminosité que j'apprécie
La lumière latérale donne du relief à l'image
Le semi contre jour avec le soleil en position 3/4 est plus intéressant qu'avec le soleil dans le dos
mcmtanyel (12029) 2014-05-20 22:59
A lovely view of the lake, decorated on the left by trees in their fall colors. Is that an abandoned boat I see at the base of the trees?
mirosu (13190) 2014-05-21 3:46
One part of the front is celebrating spring, the other part is enjoying nice autumn atmosphere and the balance (the equatorial) is just watching both sides.
You have captured the autumn mood in your country in excellent way. The composition with the large tree in foreground is excellent, the asymmetrical arrangement creates very good balance and harmony. The sky and the light reflections are superb. The small group adds nice life to this wonderful scene.
Very well done.
Greetings from the equatorial area,
clic (14712) 2014-05-21 7:54
C'est un paysage maritime qui a beaucoup "d'âme" à cause de l'équilibre photo idéal représenté par les deux trios, trois arbres qui donnent la réplique visuelle aux trois personnages dans un environnement enchanteur.
Kielia (23287) 2014-05-21 9:00
you have caught the essence of the season, the moody light and the cold colors – autumn is a great time of the year for the photographer. And what I like most is the excellent perspective. The composition is also excellent. My compliments!
Cricri (104433) 2014-05-21 9:23
De l'eau , une barque, c'est déjà deux choses qui me plait dans une image, et celle ci en plus des arbres aux couleurs d'automne est parfaite, c'est très joliment présenter
Début de soirée chez moi et toi début d'après midi surement sous le soleil, ici la pluie est revenue o) mais il fait doux
williewhistler (13535) 2014-05-22 8:24
I do like the atmosphere that you have engendered with the wind blown trees and the waves lapping upon the shore.
The three people add human interest
and a good sense of scale to a very nicely conceived and well balanced photograph.
Kind regards Les.
adramad (36949) 2014-05-22 9:42
Una composicion fabulosa, con este gran lago, en el cual podemos apreciar las ondulaciones de oleaje, un complemento ideal ese grupo de arboles y la barca junto a ellos, las tres personas en la orilla, dan un toque vital y las proporciones de la grandiosidad del paraje.
Un buen colorido, totalmente natural.
Magnífica, tanto la luminosidad, como la nitidez.
Muy buen trabajo. Me encanta
Pasa un buen dia.
Todo lo mejor.
photoray (11437) 2014-05-22 10:48
Fine scene of Lake Khami, the boat at rest beneath the trees, 3 humans viewing, then the immense lake going on forever to the distant horizon, with clouds to complement.
Thanks for sharing,
PS: I have a photo video on "Eastern Sierra Nevada" posted on www.youtube.com/mrphotoray
mesutilgim (82284) 2014-05-22 13:15
Very nice capture of this autumnal scenery with perfect pov and light management.
TFS and best regards
batalay (35169) 2014-05-22 18:53
Your photo and note serve as an appetizer, a lovely introduction to Fagnano Lake about which I knew very little. In that mountainous area, this is probably a very deep body of water (I just did a google search, it is a maximum of 200 m deep).
I wish you a pleasant fall. You should sit back and listen to Vivaldi's Autumn,
Have a good weekend,
fabbs99 (16151) 2014-05-24 4:50
Fantastic shot of the Lake in classic color tones.I like the presence of the big tree in the foreground.Very well done.Keep sharing.
omid266 (3946) 2014-05-24 20:39
Salam Maria ,
A very excellent shot from Argentina and this great lake,
very nice captured , with beautiful atmosphere,
excellent view and composition with men,
very well done and Thanks!
Buena Suerte , Muy Buen Semana
elenimavrandoni (14241) 2014-05-25 19:14
Μαρία, pero que linda eres!! me encanta que me escribes en griego...también me encantan tus fotos que para mi son sueños que debo que realizar algun día...
la tierra de fuego es un lugar que siempre he soñado mucho y para mi es un viaje muy interesante!!
te agradezco por tua palabras bonitas y por compartir tus fotos preciosas...
kalimera fili mou
mkamionka (30072) 2014-05-27 23:42
beautiful composition. I like the three silhouettes enjoying the view. They create lovely long shades. Trees are also nicely shaped and well off the centre of the frame. Wonderful sky so dramatic and yet there is plenty of sunshine.
Very attractive picture!
cornejo (30067) 2014-05-28 9:28
Hola María, estupenda vista de este bonito e interesante lago, bien compuesta y captada en esta buena fotografía, buena nitidez, profundidad, bonita luz y color. Muy buen y bonito trabajo bien realizado, mis felicitaciones amiga mía, gracias por compartir.
Buena tarde y feliz resto de semana.
Un cordial saludo.
PiotrF (6758) 2014-05-28 15:23
Amazing shot of Lago. I like your very good composition . Excellent colors, sharpness and clarity, so it's interesting and impressive. Very pleasant picture
COSTANTINO (53687) 2014-05-28 21:51
this shot looks like a picture from a
painter giving the feelings of the autumn
everything is romantic here
the colors the autumn tones the boat
touching the tree the clouds running
into the blue sky and people down
there everybody interested in
everything is so romantic
josepmarin (57693) 2014-05-29 3:45
nuestra primavera es vuestro otoño, tal como podemos apreciar en esta bonita toma, en la que el lago con algunas olas provocadas por el viento, los colores en el árbol, y la ropa de la gente, nos hacen sentir el ambiente más frío de esta época del año en tu país.
Me gusta la luz tenue pero equilibrada, y las largas sombras creadas por el sol en un ángulo bajo.
Es una foto muy agradable, bien realizada, en la que la inmensidad del paisaje del lago nos inspira mucha paz y libertad.
PaulVDV (21655) 2014-06-05 16:04
A beautiful view of the lake and the mountains at the other side.
The trees and the boat are placed excellently on the picture.
Looking at the clouds in the sky and at the jackets people are wearing Tierra del Fuego seems less warm here than on your other autumn picture of this region.
Best regards, Paul
eldancer1 (26764) 2014-06-08 8:46
Beautiful scene! I think those old men are contemplating the future of the now useless boat. Good lighting control and nice details. Well done, tfs.
macjake (54930) 2014-06-13 6:01
well, i certainly have learned something new today...i didn't know about the size of this Lake!
It looks very large and very deep! I wonder how deep it goes?
this is one of those photos that really shows the importance of having people in it for scale.
thanks for including them in.
lucky for you to have some atmosphere in the sky too, adds a sense of depth and interest as well.