Lord of the Rings. The infamous dawn winds of Patagonia swirl lake water through holes in newly formed ice after the the first snow of the season dusts the Fitzroy range.
H2D 50mm lens 1/5 sec at f16 ISO 400. 3 stop Daryl Benson reverse GND filter to hold back highlights on the peak.
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migzal (485) 2008-04-19 19:06
Very artistic. congrats on you PP. i like the effect of a flaming mountain on the upper thirds, with the added reflection below its very attractive.
stevesaba (8135) 2008-04-19 20:02
Really perfect shot! Just gorgeous work....had a look at your gallery....really nice! cheers,
naznaz567 (344) 2008-04-19 20:27
You captured a special one here. I am envious of not only of your opportunity to the Patagonian mountains, but also you got good weather and light! You certainly made best of this opportunity. It is masterful.
Buin (42260) 2008-04-19 22:45
Here you really have been at the right place to the right time. You caught an incredible atmosphere here. These sunlit "torres" simply are gorgeous. The buildup of this photo is very inventive and it emphasizes this natural beauty in a skillful way! Great!
Greetings from Germany!
Dragut (14) 2008-04-19 22:58
Fantastic landscape and more over a good manage of contrasts between front and back--difficult-
Vanessa132 (94) 2008-04-19 23:17
amazing landscape !! Perfect moment!
Spectacular color! Very beautiful!
Morac (27663) 2008-04-20 0:41
Really perfect shot.
rgarrigus (0) 2008-04-20 0:59
Gorgeous light. Masterful composition but the three swirls of water in the foreground are what elevate this image for me and the small patch of snow anchors it quite nicely.
Jeppo (17639) 2008-04-20 3:03
excellent pic. I like the contrast between the dark tones and the "burning" light of the mountains.
every detail is very sharp and clear
LamCam (3603) 2008-04-20 4:56
A fantastic combination of fire and ice. Perfectly composed for maximum impact.
Tayon (1985) 2008-04-20 6:50
a fantastic one!
perfect capture, composition and a light just possible in these place and you got it very well..
goes to my favorites..
zanzi (13554) 2008-04-20 11:13
Beautiful colors that you have here.
Although very cold, the place seems inviting.
smarcell (19963) 2008-04-20 11:45
This is a mythical place for climbers. You have found ideal amazing conditions of light.
A perfect picture
mursaloglu (8353) 2008-04-20 14:24
Great amazing picture reeally eyecatching and stunning impact overall. Bravo ihsan
lilimih33 (9912) 2008-04-20 14:56
Amazing composition and fantastic colours!
Wonderful place and excelelnt light and reflection!
kiks (11749) 2008-04-20 15:03
Amazing work you share with us, MIchael. NO dout a image to add to my fevorites. The composition and colors are fabulous and you made great use of the fg with the round shapes at the ice and the diagonal.
Didier38 (710) 2008-04-20 16:02
Vraiment superbe, lumière, reflets, détails, composition.
Une très belle photo.
IgorDeleze (585) 2008-04-21 10:04
Wow can we find some words to comment this one ?
It's just incredible.
marine-coeur (768) 2008-04-21 10:08
Excellent and amazing photograph,beautiful colours and poster, do it again michael.
Signal-Womb (13048) 2008-04-21 10:44
An absolute gem. There is so many little details that I like here and the light you captured on the peaks is devine. Fantastic work..
euryan (8436) 2008-04-21 12:11
Lord of the Rings indeed. Those three rings of water are amazing. There must be an incredible story behind this photo. You captured this perfectly. Truly one of the most impressive landscape photos I've ever seen. This beats any other photos of Fitzroy I've seen by Art Wolfe or anyone else.
david_P (512) 2008-04-21 13:29
Amazing photo, great landscape !
worldcitizen (6553) 2008-04-22 18:46
The lighting and composition here are truly magical! The combination of "fire and ice" is breathtaking, with the mountains in the distance shining brilliantly beneath the sun. Great job capturing those rings, too! You have a very impressive gallery.
lucinka (9976) 2008-04-23 0:53
Another very beautiful shot. Amazing light as in many of your shots. Excellent composition and I really like that touch with those ripples. Nice work. Lucie
chpp (4281) 2008-04-25 9:15
great shot, the light on the peak is just amazing. A very nice composition, the golden reflection in the FG is just perfect. Great exposure, sharpness and colour contrast
PS: I'm just updating and thanks for showing my country so nicely
tomszat (1141) 2008-04-26 18:32
Absolutely excellent, everything's superb here so there's not much more to write that hasn't been written already, beautiful!
Merou (4726) 2008-04-27 13:11
Excellent. I like it very much
Bandit (2360) 2008-05-13 14:24
extraordinaire lumière sur ces pics impressionnants !!
De toute beauté !!!
BoisBarb (10369) 2008-06-05 11:45
Extraordinaire tout simplement...du grandiose à l'état brut!
scalerman (26900) 2008-08-21 13:25
Michael: I would actually shudder to think of some of these on archival print media. What has been your experience with it? What are some of your favorite learning resources on the web. This shot (and all of yours) show a painterly command of exposure times and f/stops but I figure you'd better know that stuff with a bazooka on board. Isn't there a H3D now? You could sell your house.. c
keda (1253) 2008-08-24 3:03
you have presented us a beautifull place in really amazing light, I believe that th elight is the best here.
Of course nice composition.
arkane (97) 2008-09-30 2:53
Very nice colours, sharpening and composition. I like it a lot...Well done,
korbee (6615) 2010-05-18 10:39
The best possible scene and light Michel,I love the shape of the mountains in BG.
Paul57 (2217) 2010-06-28 8:06
What an amazing landscape and an exceptional POV. Both the foreground and the background have captured my attention. This is like a two for one special. Thanks for sharing.
- Copyright: Michael Anderson (miketelemark) (2785)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-04-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Hasselblad H2D
- Exposure: f/16, 1/5 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Favorites - landscapes 04, jeppo's favourites - the second 100 th, CLODO's SELECTION XII [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-04-19 18:53
- Favorites: 13 [view]