A view of Huayna Potosí, 6088m, an hour's drive from La Paz and often described as the easiest 6000er on Earth. If a final 250m 80° ice climb to a wind swept summit can be called easy, battling with altitude sickness, freezing temperatures, numb arms and numb brain, well, then I guess it is easy.
I have posted an alternative version as a workshop here. It took me a while to figure out why the reflected shape of the mountain didn't match its topside view. Then I realised that the big black area towards bottom right was not reflected sky but actually a shadowed area of the lake shore. I thought this made the photo look unbalanced, so I lightened it to reveal a hut down there and details of the lake shore. But then the lighting just didn't seem right, so I decided to stick with the original shot for the post. Please let me know which you prefer!
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kaustubh10 (182) 2008-02-01 9:15
Very beautiful and clear shot here. I think the original version is better. It provides a better contrast overall. I like the grass and shrubs in the foreground also. Nicely done.
mortijo (12828) 2008-02-01 9:39
Excellent shot. Very sharp and clbrilliant colors, athough the sky is a bit too ble (polarizer?). The original version is the best i.m.o.
thrudur84 (416) 2008-02-01 9:49
What brutal looking landscape! I really like the polarizing effect with the sky meeting the snowy top of the mountain.
Hope you liked your hike up there and I congratulate you on your strength to have made it up. I know I never would have:-P
ls7902 (7314) 2008-02-01 10:58
Very nice composition of the snowy peak and lake/dam. Great FG flowers & grass for much balance & depth. I like this one better than the WS which doesn't look natural in the brighten area. I think the opening up of the shadow area is too much & abrupt. I'll try a WS if you drop mind.
Niebaotan (300) 2008-02-01 11:36
Amazing scenery which you have captured well in this shot. Lovely reflection and nice colors. Also, good composition.
asajernigan (20127) 2008-02-01 12:40
This is a great shot! Your composition is great with the reflection adding nice depth to the shot. The flowers and grass in the foreground add a nice splash of color to the shot. The polarizer has caused the colors to be very dark, maybe you could lighten them and bring out more detail.
drweizy (501) 2008-02-02 6:37
The foreground was applied very well. nice sahot.
dkeus31 (27735) 2008-02-02 11:35
a brilliant picture, the light is good, giving details and nice colors.
the framing also with the good framing giving a good depth.
emka (72344) 2008-02-02 17:17
Wonderful shot of Huayna Potosi. Maybe i like best the second workshop because on it is clear what is the shore and what is the reflection. I like the composition with the shrubs in the foreground. I understand you were on the summit. Have you made photos there?
indraajeet (1910) 2008-02-04 7:32
wonderful scene. i always love mountain reflections. nice colours and pov
Dyerco (10185) 2008-02-09 9:14
A wonderful composition but a tad too underexposed. The snow appears a little gray on my monitor anyway. I want to increase the exposure by a half stop. Nice FG interest.
robiuk (10807) 2008-07-01 13:58
Wonderful light, especially for the FG.
I do prefer this shot over the one in WS, as that other
one reveals details that a rather distractive and unpleasant.
Also, this one seems to be underexposed for a stop, which is a bonus
as so many photographers make the same
mistake of overbrightening their photos - and then ruin
the effects of natural light.
- Copyright: Phillip Homer (fijiphil) (1355)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-05-03
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Sigma 17-70mm, 2.8-4.5 DC Macro, Polarizing Filter
- Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2008-02-01 9:05