The Chilean port town of Valparaiso is one of the country's busiest cities and popular tourist attractions - a popular port of call for cruise ships gives it that position. The city itself is built on steep hills surrounding a perfect natural harbor shaped like a bowl. Mountain views of the Andes are possible here on a clear day, creating an amazing layered look at Chile, from the water to the peaks.
Valparaiso is also Chile's busiest shipping port, and the waterfront is dominated by the harbor itself, with tankers regularly parked offshore and container ships unloading wares below the Artilleria hill at the southern end of the harbor. This is a shot from that hill, looking northeast across the water to the hills and mountains beyond.
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Oceania (5202) 2012-07-17 6:24
I really like the backdrop of the snow caped mountains.
rbellemare (2109) 2012-07-17 10:57
what a wonderful landscape. Great POV, I wonder how you did it. The only way I can think of is that you took a plane. We can see how narrow Chili is.
Miguel82 (27752) 2012-07-17 12:40
A magnific pov
We can see the Andean mountains in the background, the city and the marine activity
Sharp picture and fine colors
PaulVDV (32641) 2012-07-17 13:39
Another great shot of a big city with a range of snowy peaks on the background!
Honestly, I never thought that the snowcapped Andes were visible from at the Pacific Ocean. Once I've visited Peru and there the mountains were much further inland.
I like the alternation of white and dark on the view of the town. Also the inclusion of both big ships on the foreground.
Best regards, Paul
chrisvek (7001) 2012-07-17 19:30
Very good city shoot.Nice POV which express the details.Nice lightning management.Well done.
abmdsudi (57728) 2012-07-18 9:26
Awesome just wonder how the snow peaks 'float' superbly and filling across the background as they provide the vital focal of interest. The rest of the element just flows smoothly to make this shot. Excellent colors and strong overall contrast, sharpness is second to none. Great landscape rarely seen from the deep south. Congrats
jmdias (68691) 2012-07-22 3:19
marvelous view of the town and the snowy mountains ahead.lots of details to enjoy and excellent light, framing and sharpness. I knew the north and the southern Chile, this central area will be known by me some day.
Noel_Byrne (33634) 2012-07-25 6:10
I always love these towns and cities built on hills like this, and this is a great one. Beautiful views from so many of these buildings, and framed perfectly by those dramatic mountains! TFS!
npecanhuk (78579) 2012-07-29 7:48
Great view, specially because of the presence of the Andes that seem to be so close to the city!
TFS - congrats,
claudeD (41588) 2012-07-29 11:35
Very fine panoramic view from Valparaiso with an amazing composition. The picture shows much details and fine colors.Very good fotojob.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
fohoizey (1130) 2012-10-31 10:33
Beautiful share ;) We want more…
This landscape is gorgeous.
fritzi007 (12430) 2013-05-25 8:25
beautiful scenery, your photo leaves an impression of something cold!
- Copyright: Andrew Lipsett (ACL1978) (7511)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-06-24
- Categories: Nature, Transportation
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: South America - June/July 2012
- Date Submitted: 2012-07-17 6:17