No more than half an hour after my last post, some rays of sun gave the salt an orange color, same as the thin line that illuminated the previous one
Facts about Cejar Lagoon
20 kilometers from San Pedro de Atacama at 2,300 meters high, Cejar Lagoon (in the middle of the Atacama Salt Flat), gives visitors the possibility to bathe in waters as salty as those of the Dead Sea, that’s because of high concentrations of salt and lithium
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emka (105604) 2013-08-13 15:56
What an amazing landscape,this desert seems people unfriendly, with harsh conditions. But fascinating view. Superb photo in awesome colours and sharpness. Superb presentation of this part of the world.
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2013-08-13 18:02
excellent colour tone achieved here in such soft light condition during sunset. Like it a lot with the nicely contrasting upper part of the frame. Nice one. Tfs.
drt100 (2109) 2013-08-13 21:50
A very interesting photo. Not the way I normally would envision Chile, thus it is a very good photo to see. If the people were not there it would appear to be stark and lifeless .. but so rich in color. A well done perspective. Nice border match with colors. TFS
jemaflor (102283) 2013-08-13 22:58
Superbe paysage désertique la lumière latérale donne un bel effet notamment sur le premier plan, Grande profondeur d'image, bien les présence humaines qui donnent encore plus une impression d'immensité.
jjcordier (79297) 2013-08-13 23:40
Magnifique photo de ce paysage fantastique. La lumière est fabuleuse.
daddo (27756) 2013-08-14 0:09
Now that the scientists tell us that Mars had water once long ago, I can say this is what I imagined it to be like then.Wonderful light and colours Maria.Excellent exposure and sharpness. Regards. Klaudio.
ikeharel (77301) 2013-08-14 0:58
A superb golden color over the sand in front of the Cejar Lagoon, shown as blue strip along.
View and DOF well collected, with the mountain ridge on far as a natural "frame" to the scene.
dkmurphys (63761) 2013-08-14 3:10
Attractive scene from the lake. The deserted land brings a lot of wonderful colors and textures. Well seen.
smarcell (19965) 2013-08-14 4:16
Perfect light for this desert view that returns the sense of wide space
claudeD (41278) 2013-08-14 5:49
very fine picture from Chile with a very good composition and excellent sharpness. Very good idea to introduce people to the picture. I like the view very much.TFS.
WIth regards from Luxembourg
abmdsudi (57176) 2013-08-14 7:48
Good brief narrative accompanying this image, The extreme contrasting colors as the grey sky is shading the brightly lit warm lake shore is exceptional moment well captured. A dramatic atmosphere and you are blessed by the magic warm light at this late hour which turns this to such a fabulous shot combined by the right elements as there are numerous things to catch the eye here and your timing is right. The figs add perspective so nicely, the best amongst the three images. Congrats
EstudioChispa (2178) 2013-08-14 8:29
Este es un paisaje impresionante, Maria. Lo demuestras bien en el luz de ángulo.
La lente gran angular hace que el horizonte y el cielo parecen muy distantes.
Una escena muy sugerente!
Gracias por compartir!
Saludos de Tejas,
Didi (60590) 2013-08-14 8:43
Belle vue, la lumière qui rase l'avant-plan donne du relief à l'image
J'ai effectué un WS
Kielia (24077) 2013-08-14 8:49
this is wonderful, one of your most atmospheric photos for sure. It could be right out of a fairytale. Magnificent colors and light management. The composition is excellent and the two persons are the cherry on the cake. Congratulation!
adramad (48996) 2013-08-14 9:19
Lo primero agradecerte por la calidez de tus comentarios.
Aqui has captado una panoramica soberbia, de una belleza unica, por la aridez y extension de la vista, con la laguna y las lejanas montañas, gran idea incluir a esas dos personas, que nos dan las proporciones a este imponente paisaje.
El efecto de las luces y sombras, en este agreste terreno del primer plano, da un bonito grafismo.
Muy buena gestion de la luminosidad y optima nitidez.
Pasa un buen dia.
Saludos muy cordiales.
holmertz (58322) 2013-08-14 9:44
The colours are terrific, probably enhanced by the warm light. I like the almost red line along the distant shore and the blue upper part of the mountains. There is a very well captured texture of the rough rocky foreground, and the two persons by the lake provide the human presence that I appreciate in most pictures.
SnapRJW (31629) 2013-08-14 11:22
Beautifully delicate colours here Maria, the landscape is wild and vast with the two small figures adding to the impression. The light has changed considerably in the 20 minutes between this shot and the previous one warming the landscape and adding a completely different mood. Very nice shot. Warm regards Rosemary
macjake (71739) 2013-08-14 13:21
I have to say that i'm very impressed with your shots from your trip here. I wish I was there myself.
to see the mountains in the bg, the landscape in the fg, and the people in the middle is such a delight.
its a photo that truly belongs in your gallery, I would be happy with it for sure.
bukitgolfb301 (44821) 2013-08-14 14:25
Hi dear Maria, how are you?
Wow so breathtaking landscape image at all! So deep exposure creates so fantatsic presentation with your high skills. Delicate and slight color / light gradation is so well presented.
Thanks a lot and have a good day! Takero
yquem46 (38752) 2013-08-15 2:19
Back from vacation
I like this one among all those that I missed meanwhile
A superb landscape, similar I guess to those that I'll see in the Salta area in 3 months
Have a nice day
cjmm (4479) 2013-08-15 7:38
Qué hermosa imagen!
La luz y los colores son totalmente maravillosos.
annjackman (21903) 2013-08-15 7:43
What an interesting place. I love the effect of the low light giving great colours and shadows. Very well taken with excellent sharpness.
Kind Regards, Ann
psamaddar (1089) 2013-08-15 7:53
Maria..this is another nice picture in you gallery..great composition..color and shades.
Noel_Byrne (33426) 2013-08-15 8:44
Such cool drama in this :) The person being so small gives great scale to the large natural environment, and draws the eye right across this vast expanse. The horizontal lines of the clouds, the mountain scape and the beach add perfectly to that effect and the tones and colors are superb. Really nicely done!
All the best
ourania (50583) 2013-08-15 9:09
and many happy returns for your name day, if you celebrate it like we do in Greece on August 15:)
This picture is amazing, the landscape, the light and the colours are utterly beautiful, magical and suggestive. The people's presence is delightful, bringing in scale and a reference that makes your picture unique. I love the textures and shadows in the foreground, the effect of the light and the shadows on the colours of the landscape, the sense of vastness and the harmony created out of contrasts. Sight and photo are really extraordinary, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
Cricri (124902) 2013-08-16 10:32
Splendide lumière et grande beauté de ce paysage désertique, bonne profondeur et des couleurs magnifique
eldancer1 (36343) 2013-08-20 9:27
Awesome capture of this landscape! This looks like it was taken in Lake Mead near Las Vegas. Nice to have the people for scale. Good lighting and sharp details. Well done, tfs.
mkamionka (39803) 2013-08-23 7:46
that must have been an extraordinary feeling to be there in person and see all these subtle changes in the color of the world with your eyes.
Spectacular view here with interesting surface in the foreground. The people make a very important contribution here introducing the sense of scale and feeling of space.
Have a great weekend,
PaulVDV (31949) 2013-09-01 15:29
I missed this one when I was on a holiday. What a brilliant colours that the sunset brings into this wonderful desolate landscape.
I'm amazed by the different colours we find on the small area on the foreground.
The picture has an excellent depth.
Best regards, Paul
GiovanniG (3637) 2013-09-01 20:40
Splendid minimalism capture with great shadows and detail in this wide open scene. Well done Maria.
Romano46 (18472) 2013-09-05 13:29
da sempre apprezzo le tue fotografie che scatti in tutti gli angoli del mondo, soprattutto nelle regioni di difficile accesso.
Deserti, steppe e catene montuose non fermano il tuo spirito di avventura e questo fa di me un tuo grande ammiratore perchè da giovane sognavo di fare quello che tu stai facendo oggi.
Con la macchina fotografica hai documentato e continui a documentare le tue avventure e tra le tue ultime ho scelto questa splendida fotografia scattata nel deserto di Atacama, uno dei più aridi e desolati del mondo.
Una visione incantevole racchiusa in una bella composizione nella quale si avverte l'immenso silenzio della natura.
Il sole illumina implacabile il suolo arifo che una luce violenta mette in grande evidenza.
Il deserto appare in tutta la sua imponenza e superba immensità.
Complimenti uno scatto di quelli che avrei voluto fare io.
Ciao e buona giornata
Miguel82 (27740) 2013-09-07 13:37
Holà Maria, a wonderful mineral landscape, impressive Atacama high altitude desert of Northern Chile
Superb panorama and colors, buenas tardes
Angshu (56760) 2013-09-19 21:26
The colour of the sky, very subtle & very pastel over the mountains in the BG looks beautiful! What I also loved are the layers which work so well..and the play of shadows on the mountain range. The FG 'baked' clay lit up by the last rays of the sun takes a delightful tone...lovely work!
jmdias (67995) 2013-11-06 23:46
no he visitado esta laguna cuando estaba en san pedro, es un lugar que me gustaria volver algun dia aún.
muy preciosa la imagen. me gusta la textura del suelo en primer plano y los detalles más lejanos. los personajes estan bien acá también.GPC.
Indrasish (2943) 2014-07-28 23:57
What a shot!!! I like your wonderful composition with those people & sandy land and your point of view.. Superb image quality and nice colors too.. Your background is awesome with those mountains and smokey clouds.. Very well done.. And thanks for sharing this WOW picture..
Good afternoon and best wishes from Kolkata, India..