I am going to upload at least several more pics from Southern America.
This here is a more typical view of Perito Moreno Glacier. You cannot access this POV just by entering the National Park but you have to take a trekking tour. Only then the company which organizes the tours will take you across the lake to this shore. It is the southernmost fragment of Perito Moreno terminus.
After the glacier trekking, there was some extra time to relax and have a picnic. For many people this was more than enough time. For me this was of course much too short. I felt again like a rabbit on the field with lettuce.
The photo was taken handheld with an ND grad filter.
I see now that I should have moved the filter a bit lower down to avoid the burned sky :-(
In spite of this imperfection, I like this photo for the rough rocky foreground.
I was tempted to make a pseudo HDR here but I decided to keep it very natural.
Perito Moreno Glacier is a glacier located in the Los Glaciares National Park. It is one of the most important tourist attractions in the Argentine Patagonia. The 250 km2 ice formation, and 30 km in length, is one of 48 glaciers fed by the Southern Patagonian Ice Field located in the Andes system shared with Chile. This icefield is the world's third largest reserve of fresh water. The Perito Moreno Glacier is one of only three Patagonian glaciers that is growing. The reason remains debated by glaciologists. The terminus of the Perito Moreno Glacier is 5 km wide, with an average height of 74 m above the surface of the water of Lake Argentino, in Argentina. It has a total ice depth of 170 m.
Francisco Pascacio Moreno (18521919) was a prominent explorer and academic in Argentina, where he is usually referred to as Perito Moreno (perito means "specialist, expert"). Perito Moreno has been credited as one of the most influential figures in the Argentine incorporation of large parts of Patagonia.
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npecanhuk (66276) 2011-01-21 1:41
Magnificent natural environment!
Wonderful picture of it!
Sharpness, exposure, chosen pov, dof, colors, pp, contrasts, horizontal format and composition are all excellent!
I love seeing the blueish tones of the glacier!
TFS - congrats,
asajernigan (21294) 2011-01-21 1:57
This is a great shot of this impressive glacier. The angle of the shot is nice using the glacier to create a diagonal through the shot. The rocks in the foreground provides a nice border for the shot. The dark sky provides nice contrast for the scene. The lighting and colors are great and the photo has excellent sharpness.
emka (79807) 2011-01-21 2:41
Fajne zdjęcie, ładny kolor lodowca, też mam podobne na Fotopedii :). Jak Ci przed Twoim wyjazdem pisałam o tym trekkingu i moich przygodach z nim związanych, to pewnie nie wiedziałeś zupełnie o co chodzi. Dpiero na miejscu widac jak to wszystko wygląda. Mysli też biegali jak zające po terenie z aparatami, polowalismy na odrywanie sie tych kawałów lodu, ale nie pamiętam, w którym miejscu się w końcu udało.
Podobno juz po moim tam pobycie znów sie zawaliła ta naturalna tama. Ciekawa jestem, jak teraz wygląda.
SnapRJW (31427) 2011-01-21 2:43
Hello Mariusz - An alien and fascinating environment beautifully captured. The turquoise blue of the glacier stands out so well against the scree and dark hill. Personally, I didn't notice any probem with the sky! Great natural colour! best wishes Rosemary
Bournazel (0) 2011-01-21 3:01
another place I would like to see. What an ambiance !! Very good POV with the rocks on the foreground
You took the picture very close to the Frontice..!!
timecapturer (49280) 2011-01-21 5:23
I am loving your glacier shots and this is no exception, amazing blue tones and a well chosen POV to bring these out. The sky adds drama. Excellent shot!!
bukitgolfb301 (36206) 2011-01-21 6:00
Hi my dear Mariusz
Another great nature shot indeed. This shot makes me remind the greatness of the nature. Best framework, so tasteful vivid color, clearly sharp focusing in the detail and very well considered composition as usual. Thanks for your sharing with finest work, have a good last day of a week and best regards,
rodgerg (55767) 2011-01-21 6:58
Very impressive and astonishing place. Excellent presnettaion of this place with the details of the differents elements very well collected. I like too the compistion with the differents plans which give depht. good managment of light too under this impressive cloudy sky.
Have a nice WE,
SWEETFREEDOM (22808) 2011-01-21 7:08
difficult sky (it seems Ireland) that you managed very well, the glacier is wonderful surely one of the natural wonders of the world.
the rocky foreground is also very nice.
sacimar (25975) 2011-01-21 10:10
this place is impressive, I like the mass of ice and the contrast with the rocks in the foreground, good details and perspective,
Have a good weekend,
josepmarin (57801) 2011-01-21 11:29
the beauty of the glacier with its bluish tones provides a great graphical interest to this composition, in a good framing that offers us a spectacular vision on this well known Patagonian landscape.
In spite of the bad conditions of light, you have obtained a great result in the exposure and in the chromatic quality.
It's a beautiful composition.
Fis2 (86247) 2011-01-21 13:15
Kolejne zdjecie tego ciekawego miejsca.
Kolor lodu jest powalajacy.
Ladny kadr i kolorystyka.
ciakgiak (30421) 2011-01-21 13:39
tre superfici completamente diverse tra esse, la pietra brulla in primissimo piano, il ghiaccio ed il cielo scuro a seguire... l'effetto č un incanto!
Complimenti e grazie per la condivisione.
Un caro saluto
raszid62 (18583) 2011-01-21 16:11
wspaniałe dzikie i surowe miejsce. Ten lodowiec jest jednocześnie piękny i przerażajacy. Aż tu odczuwa się chłód tego miejsca. Wspaniała jakośc fotografii i świetny kadr.
Sonata11 (33283) 2011-01-21 16:43
z przyjemnoscia mozna patrzec na Twoje zdjecia z tej wyprawy, poniewaz sa bardzo ladne i bardzo wyrazne. Swietna kompozycja .Sliczny kolor blekitny tego lodowca.Bardzo mi sie podoba. Dzieki za ciekawe informacje dotyczace Twojej podrozy.
delpeoples (53167) 2011-01-22 1:11
Another superb shot from South America, I hope you;ll be loading many many more. The quality of each ancd every one of them is enviable. If you hadn't drawn attention to burned sky, I would not have noticed. it really is a very small and almost inevitable in conditions like these. I thjink you could have even selectively increased the Contrast without making it look too unnatural. Great job as usual and such a pleasure to view.
Have a good Saturday
ManuMay (34977) 2011-01-22 3:04
Amazing view and wonderful colours...excellent focus and definition..an impressive sky and ice textures...Very good!!
Have a nice day...
jlbrthnn (76037) 2011-01-22 3:11
Interesting photo that shows the glacier and rock transported by its passage. The colors are amazing and remarkable. Very nice picture typical of this region of Argentina. Bravo.
Have a nice day
krzychu30 (15498) 2011-01-22 6:08
piekne zdjecie tego lodowca.Znakomicie skadrowane i o dobrej ostrosci.Bardzo ladne,naturalne kolory swietnie oddaja atmosfere tego miejsca.
Zycze milego weekendu
adramad (38545) 2011-01-22 9:16
Very nice picture with the breathtaking view of the glacier, I like the composition with several well-defined areas in the foreground the dark earth and rock, soft blue-and-white glacier, the quiet waters and the dark mountains, the sky threatening to top , a rich and well composed.
As always in your work a great picture with good color and brightness properly.
Enjoy a great weekend.
AKITA (15125) 2011-01-22 17:59
sharp figure of blue mysterious glacier and round figure of remained grayish rocks and stones are well contrasted to make interesting and beautiful view here,
especially shining blue color of glacier seems really wonder and miracle to my eyes,
surely chilly air, but strangely I feel warm in the glacier,
thank you for your excellent shot,
Waylim (25360) 2011-01-22 21:10
I did take a hiking tour there, but I was not dow here at this place, perhaps it's a different tour. I was never this close, the place we hike is a bit further away to see the overall from the lake. This is a great POV as our eyes travel along the rock toward the glacier. Once the again the blue and cyan of the glacier is perfectly captured as I remember it so vividly. Technially all is great and good composition and a nicely close up shot of it. I would have love to stay longer in Patagonia if I could, even if I don't like the cold.
Graal (97813) 2011-01-22 23:28
kolejny ladny obraz z lodowcowym tematem w roli glownej. Bez obrobki w HDR tez ladnie, szary filtr zapobiegl przepalom. Poczytalem sobie troche. O takich wedrowkach jak Twoja, emki czy Waylima moge tylko pomarzyc. Nic to, popatrze na Wasze zdjecia.
macjake (57074) 2011-01-23 7:50
looking at all these wonderful landscapes, it just goes to show mother natures beauty! amazing isn't it!
i really like the 5 different layers of land and see here, the rocks, the water, the glacier, the mountain and the sky.
the glaciers colours are tremendous, again, such beauty.
try not to get too excited out there! :)
i'd be the same way
mauro61 (52623) 2011-01-25 1:42
i colori di questo ghiacciaio sono fantastici Ottima la resa e l'ambientazione che , come lo scatto, č di altissima qualitŕ,
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2011-01-25 10:45
For sure, the trekking was really worthy!!! The view is amazing and I think I could spend hours fascinated by the environment.
Elaine_Blath (8509) 2011-01-27 1:35
I have not been to your gallery for quite a time now, and here I have Periot Moreno, glacier in place that is my dream to go...great!
Good work, Ivana
leo61 (0) 2011-02-22 10:57
A very well composed image ,taken from an excellent POV.Very fine details to view at the gravel in the foreground and at the blueish ice.
- Copyright: Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) (30694)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-11-05
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS Kiss X4, Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM, Cokin Grad ND8
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Patagonia 2010
- Date Submitted: 2011-01-21 1:31