A bright morning in Rio de Janeiro. It was a great opportunity to discover the famous "Pão de Açucar". A steep mountain with its feet in the sea.
It was a really impressive view, especially when arriving on the narrow beach "Praia vermelha" with so few people. I always thought the place full of tourists. Not this time.
Then, arriving at the first station, in front of the Sugar Loaf, you reach a large plateform embrassing the whole bay of Rio de Janeiro. Few steps and you are surounded by sea and deep forest in front of this huge mountain. It's unforgettable.
At this very moment, you understand the meaning of "A cidade maravilhosa". Once the "Bondinho" sent you on the top itself of the Sugar Loaf, it's even more wonderful...
Que legal !
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gringofil (0) 2003-07-01 4:15
Very nice image. I like all the clouds around the top of the mountain and the cable car coming out of the "mist". Very well done!
PeskyPolecat (0) 2003-07-01 8:31
Beautiful scenery, the cloud is a bonus.
Snook (586) 2003-07-01 9:23
What a breath taking shot.
I love it, wish I had it in my collection.
thien (2112) 2003-07-01 17:53
This is a beautiful shot with very nice composition.
syair (250) 2003-07-01 18:04
I love how the cable cars disappear in this cloud together with the rock and the background create a magnificent shot.
The cloud really turn it from a nice shot to a great one.
sam (897) 2003-07-02 18:44
Phenomenal vista, with the cloud and the car both in just the right spot. Technically, it looks like sharpness and contrast could be higher (polarizer would have worked wonders), but this shot still succeeds on the strength of your framing and timing.
tms (429) 2003-07-04 0:47
very nice engel and the calauds
i love brasil too
dominique (11414) 2003-07-04 19:26
Impressive seen, very interesting, super composition, I like the clouds that made a little mysterious.
ideziojr (94) 2003-07-04 23:42
Great! Esta foto está fantástica. Lindas cores, ótima composição e uma luz bem tropical. Eu que sou carioca e moro no Rio, nunca consegui ver o Pão de Açúcar desta maneira tão artística. Congrats. Obrigado pelos comentários.
Didi (60590) 2003-07-22 17:17
Le nuage se trouvait au bon moment, très belle image.
bayinnaung (10) 2003-07-31 12:16
Dramatic! With the clouds swirling around the top of the rock and the way the rock seems to tilt to the side.
ninadev (5377) 2003-07-31 16:30
Very impressive shot, superbe scenary and nicely shot. What makes this photo very special is the clouds over the mountain top and cables.
I wouldn't go there however, fear of heights.
CoolDan (2516) 2003-08-05 16:37
Impressionnante photo. Effectivement le nuage c'est la cerise sur le sundae...
Nice composition.. wel done.
marioDS (0) 2003-08-06 16:41
Uma vista fantastica ! Que legal !
Doux (6) 2003-08-11 18:38
Que feio !
ouille ! Qué dice ?
sorry my french is hazardeux but english too bad, but i learned too, tambien. i'm new on this website, parlez vous français ? :+)
cela sera plus simple for me.
nuages nuages quand tu nous tiens, j'y reste.
mais après ? la descente sera t'elle aussi magique que la montée ? mystérius ... en attendant le souffle qui chasse la vapeur d'eau cristalisé au sommet d'un pain de sucre, je me demande si un cable tendu vers un cigarre peut tenir la chaleur sans indiquer présence humaine... sinon les pierres seraient en bas, et pas besoin de les gravir ? juste l'envie d'une escalade... mouai mais bon , l'escalade c pas mon truc. enfin bref , tout cela pour vous dire que j'ai rien compris à : Jest szpetny, ten dziecko... A++
mrdelurk (385) 2003-09-02 16:02
Great timing on this shot... it shows the flair of a top notch photographer
Jeppe (18654) 2003-11-22 6:19
Well seen - good composition - congratulation
souyas (385) 2003-11-24 9:43
I will faint away...
numahr (350) 2003-11-26 8:46
Is it paradise up there???
Isabelle (9046) 2004-01-08 14:50
Venderia como cartão postal :-))
parabéns. just perfect.
chrisCH (332) 2004-01-20 5:41
The cables draw your eyes into the scene. I don't like how the cables meet at the center of the photo. Perhaps reframe or crop the photo such that the focal point observes the rule-of-thirds.
roconnell (327) 2004-01-29 2:40
Spectacular photo. The composition and the timing are wonderful. The cables fading into the cloud are great. The geology speaks to the places this moment very nicely in Rio de Janeiro.
Nina (5003) 2004-03-08 9:25
Super capture Steven! That cloud on top of the mountain made all the difference. It is funny that I missed this onme before now.
alsantos (0) 2004-07-02 19:53
Great Picture! A misterious view of a very touristic place.
vad (342) 2004-07-04 15:42
Superbe photo. Les nuages ajoutent une touche mystique à l'image. très bien rèussi!
randompics (957) 2004-10-21 11:02
ahh heading to the clouds..this picture is really very good..
coco (30439) 2005-06-12 19:26
Fantastic. Does not need more comments.
magiqa (1292) 2005-11-27 20:13
The best picture I have seen of the cable car going up to Pao de Azucar! I did not succeed at all, while trying to get good pictures.
Loic_bzh (7646) 2006-06-05 10:27
What a shot! Very nice compo and wonderful landscape. Welldone!
enedimd (1532) 2007-03-27 4:45
What a beautiful shot. Very nice composition. Especially, cable car when coming to clouds is very well bonus.
I like it.
KKar (486) 2007-08-08 0:38
magnificent view and a great moment you captured the cable car exactly where it should be for dramatization of the picture.
- Copyright: Steven Le Vourc'h (Curioso) (9271)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2001-05-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Sony DSC-S70
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Theme(s): Sugar Loaf, Cable Cars - Dancing on a high wire, Rio de Janeiro, RIO DE JANEIRO, Favoris #2 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2003-07-01 4:11
- Favorites: 4 [view]