ABOUT THE TRIP
When planning my visit to Tierra del Fuego, I have studied numerous examples of organized tours trying to figure out how much time I need there to get a feeling of this place. Most tours get here for one full day. In the morning they are covering a boat tour on the Canal Beagle and in the afternoon a short hike in the Tierra del Fuego National Park. The park is very large but just a small fragment is publicly accessible. Half a day is usually sufficient to enjoy the place. So that is what I have planned as well. Morning: boat tour, afternoon: hike in the national park. Now having that experience I would make a different decision. Either adding one more day, or if this is not possible – instead of this afternoon hike I would take one more boat tour to the penguins colony. It is possible to take two boat tours in the same day and they are both spectacular. Tierra del Fuego National Park landscapes, as pretty and beautiful as they are, are less impressive for visitors from Europe or US in comparison to an encounter with wild penguins.
ABOUT THE PHOTO
This photo was taken on the trail from Bahia Lapataia to Lago Roca, somewhere along Rio Lapataia. I was not able to find any decent map of the park, but there is a chance that this fragment of the river is called Laguna Verde. I am not entirely sure though. The mountain on the other side of the river, to my knowledge, is already in Chile.
The whole afternoon we had a rather bad weather with clouds making the landscape very gray. From time to time the sun rays were getting through but it was not enough to illuminate the whole scene and most of the time the views were against the sun. Here I used a ND grad filter to avoid a complete sky burnout. Unfortunately this caused some parts to become covered in a deeper shade. To make the photo more vivid I have enhanced the contrast which has burned out the sky in some areas. I don’t know how to do that partially (?) I am not too happy about this photo but I wanted to share something from this area as well.
ABOUT THE LOCATION
Tierra del Fuego National Park Located close to the city of Ushuaia, the national park stretches 60 kilometres north from the Beagle Channel along the Chilean border. Its 630 square kilometres include parts of the Fagnano and Roca lakes, the second of which opens into the Lapataia Bay on the southern coast, a popular point for treks. The park has dramatic scenery, with waterfalls, forests, mountains and glaciers. Parts of the park are closed to protect the environment.
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digbymerry (3998) 2011-02-08 4:13
A wonderful, dramatic landscape photo with great colour and detail. Super composition. The cloud formation, ripples in the water and the tree in the foreground convey the wind and bring the scene alive. Good notes too.
Ninello52 (7503) 2011-02-08 4:21
Magnifico controluce! Ottima gestione della luce, paesaggio bellissimo e con buona profondità di campo, bello anche il cielo!
bema (26279) 2011-02-08 4:36
thanks at first for this truly impressive and informative note..
second this is a beautiful capture from that real nice landscape and location..
thanks for sharing, see you around, Bernd
dta (62996) 2011-02-08 4:45
Hello Mariusz ,
This is a beuatiful view of this wild landscape , well composed , with the sinuous bank and the tree in the FG , and the snowy summit in the Bg . However , I understant that youre not totally happy with the shot . The light conditions were diificult . I like the light management on the landscape itself , but , in my opinion , the contrast is a little to much with the sky . This one is beautiful , but the clouds seems too unreal , even the effect is not so bad .
denisn72 (8300) 2011-02-08 5:14
Amazing landscape and what an incredible distribution of the light. The contrasts and the sharpness are excellent. Welle done!
Elaine_Blath (8509) 2011-02-08 5:30
you were not very lucky with the opposite light, but the sky helped and looks very impressive like this...and again, my dream Patagonia ;-)
Good work, Ivana
faletiz (10759) 2011-02-08 5:49
a wild and spectacular landscape. Fantastic contrast and great depth. Congratulations for the beautiful work of PP and the magnificent lighting management.
Juntas (7958) 2011-02-08 6:45
Hi Mariusz. A wondeful scenery. The colors are very nice and your point of view and framing was excellent. Sharpness and depth are also great and even the sky does't look too bad for me, but if it was better like it was before, a simple selection of it and then invert the selection to work only with the rest of the picture should do the job. Using Curves is also good to aply different brightness/contrast to different parts of the picture, but I presume you already know all of this :).
Have a nice day.
humayun (2917) 2011-02-08 6:47
nice clearness in your image...........
rodgerg (55767) 2011-02-08 10:32
A beautiful image with a particulary athmospher a little mysterious with these colores nad this very impressive sky. image very well composed with the tree well loacted in the FG, this Fg give a greta depht. Very plesanat effect too with the incurving river.
SWEETFREEDOM (21634) 2011-02-08 10:33
great wild landscape caught with a beautiful light, i love the colors in particular the rigth side of the river.
LOOOK13 (19046) 2011-02-08 10:43
Wonderfull shot, with a spectacular pot traitment.
A great shot.
UlfE (14639) 2011-02-08 11:19
What a marvellous series of photos of the nature is Argentina and Chile. Here you have captured a really beautiful place in wonderful lighting. I am sure that the composition could be much better than this. Also a very good and useful note. TFS and have nice evening!
siudzi (32379) 2011-02-08 11:21
Niezwykla kompozycja, przepiekne miejsce oraz dodatkowo wspaniala aura. Brawo! Moje gratulacje!
s_lush (16134) 2011-02-08 12:46
This place with the rather rigorous climate looks beautiful in your picture. The distant snow-covered mountains under the wonderfully clouded sky make a great background for the view of the river sparkling under the sunlight. As usual, the composition has an interesting foreground. Perfectly good presentation of this place, so picturesque and attractive!
bukitgolfb301 (34488) 2011-02-08 12:59
Hi my dear Mariusz
This is another impressive shot.
So celar and so sharp decsription as usual.
Nice presentation for excellent colorful world .
Perfect stable and strong framework you get.
Thanks for sharing with your finest posting, have a good day and best regards,
Takero from a rainy Tokyo
vasilpro (40783) 2011-02-08 13:05
Wonderful cloudy sky, beautiful atmosphere, lovely light and colors, excellent contrast, clarity and sharpness, amazing landscape, great photo work!
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.
ciakgiak (30405) 2011-02-08 14:45
che meraviglioso paesaggio! Una luce incantevole ti ha aiutato nella composizione di questa meraviglia, l'albero in primo piano attira su di se l'attenzione, oltre alla bella luce sul fiume ed al magnifico cielo.
Un caro saluto.
emka (73329) 2011-02-08 17:02
cześć, bardzo ładne zdjęcie z Ziemi Ognistej. Pamietam zimowe zdjecia Neyvana, tutaj wygląda całkiem letnio (jak na Patagonię). Świetna głębia i ostrość znakomita. Musiał tu byc przyjemny spacer.
Sonata11 (33157) 2011-02-08 18:22
patrzac na Twoje zdjecie to poprostu sama przyjenosc. Jest bardzo piekne, przepiekny pejzaz. Swietna perspektywa, doskonala jakosc techniczna. Cudowne mijesce i cudowna pocztowka. Super robota!!!!!!!
Ps. Dzieki !
AKITA (15125) 2011-02-08 20:55
a beautiful view picture of wonderful landscape,
well contrasted light and shadow add the attractive clear feeling to the whole view,
especially cloud and water are impressive,
and the composition with lots of curved elements is elegant here,
thank you for your excellent shot,
ifege (10125) 2011-02-08 22:29
I've just been encountering penguins in the south of New Zealand - they were great. This is a great non-penguin photo showing native vegetation with good water colour. A great composition.
josepmarin (57507) 2011-02-08 23:50
A good structure of the composition by means of this good framing, which catches the beauty and the immensity of this landscape of Tierra del Fuego.
The treatment of the filter makes a good result at clouds and at sky, though it has created several a bit dark areas, which I think they give a good contrast to the whole image.
The green tonalities in the vegetation and even in the river they are magnificent and provide a good chromatic level to the photo.
A beautiful work, my friend.
Graal (95363) 2011-02-09 0:10
podrozuje z Toba i podziwiam wspaniale widoki z odleglych dla nas miejsc swiata. Bdb kadr, piekna gra swiatla i cieni, fajne spojrzenie z dobrego POV. Podoba mi sie ta fotografia.
lousat (72361) 2011-02-09 1:32
Hi Mariusz,impressive pic in backlight,very very difficult,but you take the chance to create a fantastic composition whit a lot of contrasts,differents light's levels and greats colors and details too.Spectacle!Thanks for share,have a nice day,LUCIANO.
mauro61 (52623) 2011-02-09 1:42
a parte la splendida inquadratura dall'alto mi piace la tonalità della luce che scende sulla scena e sull'acqua in particolare.
Ottima la resa,
sabermonajati (8919) 2011-02-09 3:38
dreamily landscape you shot.this composition is marevlous.
Silvio1953 (115945) 2011-02-09 5:25
Ciao Mariusz, fasciating composition with lovely river and wonderful mountain, superb sky, great light and splendid colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
holmertz (37127) 2011-02-09 5:34
This is another technically perfect picture, well composed and well treated, showing us a beautiful and dramatic scenery.
diomed (13926) 2011-02-09 6:31
You captured a fantastic light in this shot, Mariusz!
The sky is superb the colors brilliant, the POV is perfect so as the sharp. TFS
Longroute (19392) 2011-02-09 8:18
Hummm... not only a very fine landscape photo but also a masterful PP work here - If my eye is not wrong. A DRI maybe?
I guess the light was not easy to handle, nearly a contralight with that bright reflection on the water... anyway the result is excellent. You took the best out of this lovely river which is the ideal complement of the high mountain in the bg, and the dramatic sky adds a most appealing feature which gives a very special taste to it. A superb scenery and a superb photo.
I just read your note now: I don't agree with you, I don't see burned parts in the sky, but only bright ones as they should be in a contralight, and the deeper shades add to the dramatic effect. Be reassured: it's a well done photo!
barrufeto_77 (28876) 2011-02-09 10:38
Excellent picture! The atmosphere with that dramatism is amazing!
jemaflor (80752) 2011-02-09 10:43
Great landscape with an interesting depth, impressive light to give an original result, tfs.
Fis2 (81968) 2011-02-09 12:38
Piekny widok, wspaniale miejsce.
Szczyt w chmurach to osloda tego zdjecia.
Ladny kadr i kolorystyka.
raszid62 (18583) 2011-02-09 14:07
Wspania³y, dziki krajobraz pod niesamowitym niebem.Pod¶wietlona s³oñcem rzeka jest wprost prze¶liczna. Te drzewa na pierwszym planie to wspania³y sztafa¿. Doskona³a jako¶æ.
sacavem (18610) 2011-02-09 14:43
Good Pov. Very effective to attract the viewer to the leading river. Colours are beautiful. A great shot of this place.Good work!
yeln (11504) 2011-02-09 21:44
odlična svetloba in celoten motiv!!
pokrajina je divja in lepa. dober strel!! bravo! TFS!
lep dan, vojko
delpeoples (52497) 2011-02-09 23:13
That wide-angle lens does such a beautiful job on the clouds. It's one of my favourite lenses. The colours are magnificent and the high POV is just sectacular. The light sparkling on the water makes this so special. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a good day in icy Dublin.
hdl (6995) 2011-02-10 4:23
Impressive sight! Especially with those threathening clouds above. I like the composition with so much depth, a fascinating background and that tree in the foreground for balance.
adramad (35375) 2011-02-10 9:51
Then you should be happy with this photo because the picture is superb, the atmosphere a little dark in some areas as a result of those black clouds gives a bit of a mystery.
Very nice contrast of the first area with more light, the solitary tree and the waters of the lake rippled by the wind and a beautiful stream of light. The high snow-covered peak in the distance, gives good DOF to the image.
Good color with a wide range of green, light well managed. Well done.
fds (7330) 2011-02-10 14:35
very great beautiful scenary with the mountains and the lacs
and very impressive sky with black clouds
Waylim (25070) 2011-02-10 22:52
I didn't make it that far down here, so it is really nice for me to see. I am surprise to see how green it can be, I tend to imagine it being more snow and not as green. It is really pleasant to see. I'm sure it is still colder than it seems here. Such pristine environment down there and that what I love most about being in Patagonia. Great job here as always, my complements.
jafadabret (56497) 2011-02-11 23:27
La photo est très belle, même avec un ciel un peu brûlé. Pour éviter cet inconvénient je pratique le HDR à partir d'une photo en format RAW dont les blancs ne sont pas brûlés. A partir de cette photo, je fais trois images jpg en changeant le réglage des ouvertures puis je les traite avec Photomatixpro. J'arrange encore un peu le résultat, puis je le recopie sur l'un des trois clichés pour garder les exif.
Angshu (54745) 2011-02-14 8:07
I think it is the light which makes this quite special as the sun tries to break through the clouds. Your PP work is, as always excellent! The water body creates a good perspective with the ripples indicating fairly good wind! The view culminates in the conical snow covered peak in the BG. Good work!
PS : No contact made :-(
claudeD (30483) 2011-02-15 8:59
another very fine picture from ARgentina with a perfect composition and fine colors.I like your pov and especially the sky is amazing.Very well done. TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
fritzi007 (2766) 2011-04-01 12:10
Sicher eine windige Gegend, und der Fluss hat hier wirklich eine grüne Lagune, mir gefällt vor allem die Unberührtheit, die Fotoqualität ist perfekt, gratuliere!
Wünsch dir eine schönes Wochenende
paololg (31448) 2011-04-05 14:13
Ciao dear Mariusz,
fantastic contrasts of light, I really appreciate the light reflected on the water in a composition very beautiful and rich of details. Wonderful sky, it seem three-dimensional! Congratulations!
Ciao, have a nice day!
- Copyright: Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) (29253)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-11-12
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS Kiss X4, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, Cokin Grad ND8
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Patagonia 2010
- Date Submitted: 2011-02-08 3:03