Llama resting in front of the Condoriri (Condor's head) mountains at approximately 4500m. altitude. Taken during a streneous high altitude trek to the lakes below Condoriri Andes. The sun was quite shy, I tried to get a moment when both the llama and the mountains were sunlit. They are of course unpredictable and scared of humans.
I suppose that's me in the picture sitting lazy all these months away from TE, since then I have a new house and recently a new computer, I'm still trying to return to normal routine.
Happy new year and best wishes in 2008.
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Ramdan (117) 2008-01-05 11:21
I adore this shot for its composition, clarity, sharpness and contrast. It really enhance the beautiful view.
Thank you very much for sharing,
flory (4848) 2008-01-05 11:23
hello again to you,dear Tan!long time i didn't see you..welcome back!a beautiful landscape how you used to show us and what a special observer in the fg..;)
all the best for the year 2008!
delic (6735) 2008-01-05 11:28
Beautiful mountains. Highlights are blown out a bit, which is inevitable and not distracting anyway. The llama in the foreground complements the high-altitude scenery and helps produce a distinct composition. Very nice. Regards,
gilou530 (34) 2008-01-05 11:31
a long absence, happy to come back on TE with I am on superb photographs like that Ci, an imposing landscape of mountain of South America, a brilliant POV with the LAMA in the friendships foreground
and my best wishes for 2008
parbo (11092) 2008-01-05 11:31
Bald, snowy mountains are creates a splendid view with yellow grasses. I like your way adding single lama to your scene. Wonderful view from lower. I wish Happy New Year to you and your family.
dkeus31 (27735) 2008-01-05 11:32
nice to see you here around!
a nice composition (I would not say an autoportrait LOL) with the mountaining scenery.
SamB (1948) 2008-01-05 11:38
i know the feeling of "all these months away from TE"... i've been trying to get myself back into a little bit of a routine as well.
i like what you've done here, balancing the foreground brushland in a couple of layers against the background peaks, and i like the way the slope of the mountains matches the curve of the hill at left, which serves as a counterpoint to the llama. Maybe a lower POV could have been interesting to pull the llamas head above the hill, making it a little bit more prominent of a feature... although i guess you typically don't hear of people emphasizing the power or forcefulness of a llama.
Alright... my ramblings cease here. Welcome back, and thanks for this one!
gneufeld (15890) 2008-01-05 11:46
I like it - the Llama sure blends into the landscape. A very good composition with excellent clarity and sharpness. Fine work and TFS. Gerald
alibasarir (15580) 2008-01-05 12:00
merhaba tan bey
gerçekten çok nefis bir kompozisyon.arka planda yer alan dağların görünümü harika.ön planda lama çok güzel bir görüntü oluşturmuş elinize sağlık.
ceky (2592) 2008-01-05 12:00
Thank you, Tan, for this picture which reminds me a trek... The well managed contrasts between sun and shadow adds to the interest of the landscape .
smarcell (19963) 2008-01-05 12:24
great andean landscape.
AyseGurel (574) 2008-01-05 14:00
çok uzuun bir aradan sonra hoşgeldiniz tekrar..
fotoğrafın ön kısmı ve arka kısmı iki farklı mevsimi çağırıştırıyor..workshopu biraz daha keyifli buldum sanırım.
size de iyi yıllar
miumiu (6113) 2008-01-05 14:25
Wonderful and interesting shot again!!
Happy New Year!
danyy (0) 2008-01-05 14:46
meilleurs voux pour 2008 à toi et à tes proches.
Elle est sympathique cette prise, cet animal, on dirait que tout cet endroit lui appartient.
J'espère qu'il y circule en liberté.
Superbes montagnes, impressionnantes, une région aride qui vaut le détour.
Une photo de qualité.
Bien à toi.
mpb001 (4602) 2008-01-05 14:51
Very well composed shot with smooth, but sharp details. The mountain backdrop to the llama is just beautiful.
lukie (0) 2008-01-05 16:07
long time ago... best wishes for 2008 ! And... welcome back.
regards from Belgium,
Tue (28400) 2008-01-05 16:34
Good to see you back on TE! Nice that you captured the llama in front of the impressive mountain landscape with snow nicely covering the peaks. Well captured and thanks for sharing!
Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2008!
hyasar (7769) 2008-01-05 19:07
oldukca uzun bir aradan sonra çok hos bir donus karesi olmus. Umarim arayi bu kadar acmazsin bundan sonra.
Bruno40 (6658) 2008-01-05 20:40
When I saw the thumbnail of you photo I thought: Tan is back!, great... but that is not one of his spectacular photos, but then when I opened it... voila!... the llama adds the needed "wow" effect.
Great work, and looking forward to see more from you.
bostankorkulugu (42206) 2008-01-05 22:22
şükür kavuşturana... sevdiğim bir yakınımla uzun zaman sonra karşılaşmış gibi hissettim:P... umarım tekrar uzun uzun kaybolmazsınız... "bu sefer nereye gitti acaba" diye merak etmeyi özlemişim:)... hoş bir kare yine her zamanki gibi... ne güzel gözleriniz var, lol...
mutlu yıllar tüm sevdiklerinizle...
axiotea (21649) 2008-01-05 23:41
Nice to see you're back!
A beautiful moment well captured with the llama resting in front of these splendid mountains. You did very well to wait for the sun to appear, because the result is just fantastic. I'll add this picture to my theme!
I wish you all the best and a very good year!
jjcordier (78388) 2008-01-05 23:43
Tes photos commençaient vraiment à noous manquer! Très belle première image pour débuter cette année qui sera suivie de beaucoup d'autres, nous l'espérons tous.
Bonne année 2008
Stepan (27210) 2008-01-05 23:59
You're back !! That's good news...
A good premiere, with the lama, almost hidden in the brown tones and these huge and perfectly sharp moutains. Well composed, as usual.
Welcome back again.
siolaw (38292) 2008-01-06 0:24
It's great to see you back in action! And in a spectacular way! A place I'd never see if not for you, as the trek seems quite hard! Great scene in a magnificent scenery, whithout help from the sun, god of the Incas! Superb texture rendering.
Best wishes foe the new year too!
PixelTerror (0) 2008-01-06 0:31
Yeah Captain has posted, welcome back !
This picture makes me laugh, it looks almost as clicheesque as the St Bernard in front of the Matterhorn, replace the less known Condoriri by the Illimani and you get it the perfect cliche !
Hope you got many nice pictures like this one despite the less than welcoming weather...
Have a nice week end,
carper (96) 2008-01-06 0:50
Tan I am happy to see you with the good news..
a new house and a new computer. nice to have you back my friend.
the shot is very nice. the pov is good and it's for you a standard niveau shot an dd then I mean that from quality, vey good 2008 for you and your family.
hatti52 (12786) 2008-01-06 1:31
cok temiz ve net her zamanki gibi
derinlik,renkler ve isik enfes
vincz (19113) 2008-01-06 1:52
Great to see you again! I thought you were in the Himalayas. Great one with this lama lost in the vegetation in front of these gorgeous mountains. i wish you the best for 2008!
jonathan_hart (21274) 2008-01-06 2:32
welcome back with that composition, the lama in the wonderful scenery
very good looking :)
Cormac (26563) 2008-01-06 7:56
Great alpine shot! The mountains themselves are beautiful, but when you add in the llama poking his head out of the grass, it brings this to life. It's good to see that you are still participating, because I hadn't seen you around for a while, and I really missed your photos. Hope we see a lot more of you in 2008!
nes7 (735) 2008-01-06 8:58
Manzara harika görünüyor. Yüksek karlı dağlara güzel bir bakış olmuş... En çokta önde yer alan lama dikkat çekiyor. Çok değişik ve sevimli bir hayvan gibi durmuş(Çizgi filmden fırlamışta merakla bize bakıyor sanki). Seyri hoş bir sunum, elinize sağlık...
jammer79 (2722) 2008-01-06 16:04
Nice scenery, TAn.
I like the soft colours and composition.
Bit more contrast could be handy.
PF 2008 to you. ;-)
pasternak (15181) 2008-01-07 1:53
Nice to see you back, Tan, I see you got close with the locals, the backdrop is as amazing as a high altitude landscape gets...
Cheers and happy new year
Budapestman (82620) 2008-01-07 4:25
Im glad to you are here, again! This is a fascinating composition with beautiful details. The atmosphere is fabled, clarity is superb. Very well done! Have a nice week/Happy New Year to You and your family!
pboehringer (770) 2008-01-15 8:32
Tan, did you wake up of your "Dornroeschen" sleep? It's been a long while since I saw so mcuh activity in your galery and for the first time that I see a shot with overcast. The background for this almost stealth Lhama couldn't be more spetacular and I'm sure it was trusting the high altitude and the scenario in the background not to be disturbed by this huffing and puffing tourist coming up to 4,500m. Although I'm used to better light conditions in your shots I think that the scenario makes it worhtwhile to look into this shot.
Have a look into my intro and the plans for our Summer TE meeting at your doormat.
tfrege (49) 2008-10-29 14:33
Mountains are wonderful, I love this picture, well done!
PeterDF (421) 2008-11-28 9:08
A truly stunning photo here of these spectacular mountains! And what an unbelievable moment to have the llama lying there against this magnificent backdrop. Really a fantastic photo!
- Copyright: Tan Yilmaz (capthaddock) (28790)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-10-11
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, CANON 70-300 mm USM IS, B+W Circular Polarizer
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): More favorites 1 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-01-05 11:15
- Favorites: 1 [view]