I promised a lovely friend to bring back a mountain for her. Maryori, I thought I bring you two of them in the brightest day ever. I’ll throw in a couple of lovely birds too. Enjoy!
Wishing all my Friends a “Happy 2010!” May it be bright like this photo and prosperous.
I woke up that morning to find this glorious day, a day like this does not happen very often in Patagonia, not even a single cloud up on the blue sky, except a little bit that’s coming up from the mountains. I was lucky to see it in this condition and NO WIND. It was actually warm for the first time I was here that I didn’t have to wear 4 layers of clothes that day, only two. I think because it was my birthday that day, Patagonia gave me a gift of beautiful weather.
Between the two mountains, Cuernos del Paine and Paine Grande, is French Valley, there is one of the most scenic trail, mountains on two sides with a lake and streams along the trail.
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isabela_sor (47748) 2009-12-30 9:33
I am happy because you kept that promise to your friend and you posted this superb image!
It is simply wonderful!
The birds in foreground are a great bonus!
The quality is more than perfect, awesome!
All the best
bema (26409) 2009-12-30 9:33
wow, what an beautiful capture, looks a bit like the colors of earth, as seen from out of space..
nice location, perfect pov and sharpness..
have a great 2010!, greetings Bernd
leo61 (0) 2009-12-30 9:38
I`m planing a trip to Patagonia in winter 2012.....
A fantastic shot of this wonderful landscape.Colors and light are great and these little clouds make the composition perfect.
All the best for the next year,
akm (1216) 2009-12-30 9:45
A glorious day for your birthday and for your friend -- thank you for sharing your wonderful image with us and for your thoughtful message.
I wish you a really happy and fulfilling new year,
holmertz (47192) 2009-12-30 9:53
A bright new day, but also a bright composition by a bright photographer. The birds fairly near the camera and the red (orange?) house further back keep the foreground together and make it compete with the extremely eye-catching background.
Fantastic colours and sharpness, as always.
I would like to wish you a very bright and successful 2010.
janusz2054 (2) 2009-12-30 10:10
Beautiful mountains Torres del Paine with snowy.
Great sky and wonderful colors.
Happy New Year 2010.
brano14 (2885) 2009-12-30 10:12
Best wishes to you and your family!
I hope that 2010 is going to be like your beautiful photo.
john1 (4028) 2009-12-30 10:14
Excellent mountain landscape, great POV and DOF.
Beautifull colors and the framing is wonderfull.
Amazing sky, my best wishes for the new year.
For you and all the family, happy 2010.
yquem46 (38750) 2009-12-30 10:25
a nice post card of Torres del Paine, Way !
A colorful and luminous one
Best wishes for 2010 from france
dta (73109) 2009-12-30 10:26
hello Way ,
What an incredible sharpness ! It seems to be in 3D . We are " in " the landscape . And it is so beautiful . The clarity and colors are oustanding . The composition is gorgeous .
Thanks for the share .
patdeph (35748) 2009-12-30 11:51
the landscape is magnificent,with the snowy mountain emerging from the green,and their is a fantastic clarity with a splendid light!The sharpness is excellent,particularly on the 2 birds that appearing in relief!Wonderful!
fotka (4073) 2009-12-30 13:10
Torres del Paine National Park is beautiful place for hiking and shooting a pictures.
It is a lovely landscape composition with Andies in the background and friendly bird in the foreground.
Great color, light and sharpness.
paololg (31448) 2009-12-30 14:20
Ciao dear Way,
an image with a beautiful light, seem to admire a slide! Marvelous panorama of mountain, embellished by the two birds. Absolutely a perfect photo. Compliments!
Have a nice end of year and a fantastic 2010!
zanzi (13686) 2009-12-30 14:22
Awesome colors (as usual, it seems to be your landmark) for this wonderful place.
sacavem (18620) 2009-12-30 14:57
Excellent compo and POV, very nice colours, and light. TFS.
Have a great Happy New Year!
Tenha um Feliz Ano Novo!(PT)
emka (89499) 2009-12-30 15:07
Wooooow, what a photo from Torres del Paine1 You were lucky for your birthday! Fantastic view of the Cuernos and Paine Grande. Splendid colours adn amazing sharpness The birds there are, I suppose Patagonian geese - Chleophaga picta - I remember I saw there some of them. What is this building? I stayed in the lodge on the Lake Pehoe, it was somewhere there, not far from French Valley. I made very nice walk there to the camp in the valley.
I wish you happy New year with many wonderful trips and photos.
sacimar (26205) 2009-12-30 15:11
beautiful place and picture, the mountains are impressive, excellent sharpness and details, it's a great composition my friend,
Happy New Year!!!!
phwall (6785) 2009-12-30 15:18
A superb landscape from you , the perspective is excellent.
Incredibly bright and sharp image, it looks fantastic. Nice touch with the birds in foreground.
All the best for 2010 my friend.
triptych2003 (1534) 2009-12-30 15:59
it's a lovely scene with great colours. you've composed this very well. the mountains looming in the background have some excellent detail. well done
macjake (63250) 2009-12-30 17:00
love the left sided heavyness, contrasted with the right sided small mountain and red building.
the sharpness and clarity of the sky and mountian is wonderful.
excellent composition with the large greenery in the foreground
quillo (11850) 2009-12-31 0:46
Feliz año nuevo amigo Way ne Lim ----------------->
Nice image of the mountains of Torres del Paine,
the definition and cleanliness are magnificent,
the tones green, white and blue good confirmed ....
and the point of interest the birds and
the small house.
PixelTerror (0) 2009-12-31 0:56
French Valley ? Must be nice then...
what we see on the inage is beautiful in any case, an image with great clarity where even a small cloud is not missing
Have a nice day JY
sevy (15367) 2009-12-31 2:33
i have already seen many photos of this place, but rarely with a so blue and clean sky. The view is very nice and well filled by the birds and the little house.
It seems to have been a good trip.
coco (30439) 2009-12-31 3:09
I love the colours and the whole composition of this photo.
subhendu_bagchi (25991) 2009-12-31 8:48
beautiful scenic beauty of this place. Great to see the snow peaked mountains under a superb sky. Nice foreground greens. Great buildings in middle. The birds are bonus to your shot. Great composition. Very well executed. Tfs.
Happy new year.
LOOOK13 (19046) 2009-12-31 9:27
Grande qualité que ce cliché.
Les couleurs, le cadrage , le POV et surtout la netteté sont au rendez vous.
Un ytrés grand bravo.
feather (51130) 2009-12-31 9:41
Well composed image helped along by the birds. Our eye travels from them to the orange house and then back along the mountain tops. Stunning colours.
Happy New Year to you too.
Colombiana (2955) 2009-12-31 15:44
Almost time to say goodbye to 2009 and welcome a brand new bright year!
How sweet of you! Thanks :))
MAy 2010 be full of bright and prosperous days for you and yours
Longroute (19396) 2010-01-01 2:30
The light is splendid here and makes this image shines. The clarity is really stunning. One can see the extreme purity of the air which gave you a wonderful visibility and intense colours. The scenario is charming with the peaks standing out so vividly from the deep blue sky and the vegetation in the fg suggesting a real wild nature despite the presence of the refuge. The composition is masterful with those two birds in fg and the path leading to the refuge creating a diagonal.
Really an excellent work.
My best wishes for th new year,
rginer (877) 2010-01-01 2:32
Already in 2010 ..... THanks to share this awesome and beautiful photograph with us. What a blue sky you could capture ! And the contrasts ... you did it well, as I feel the clear atmosphere just looking at the photograph.
Peace, love, smiles and health, these are my wishes for 2010 !
cherryripe (21033) 2010-01-01 4:35
What a great birthday present. The air looks so celar and the details so sharp. The little clouds add so much atmosphere too.
magalik (6103) 2010-01-01 7:43
Hello again Way !
I am very impressed by the quality of your shot once again. Great colors, perfect sharpness and so nice light. The shades of the birds give an idea of the position of the sun.
I would have liked to see your two friends more closely but I can imagine it wasn't possible.
Astonishing this nice house in the middle of nowhere !
Is there a reason that you don't indicate exifs Way ?
I have noticed your birthday in my diary for next year Way ! :-)
Best wishes for 2010. I hope that you will continue to delight us with your beautiful shots.
MarianneS (15338) 2010-01-01 12:25
Hello dear Way!
You ended 2009 on TE with another beautiful sight, full of light and colours, so vivid! Some fresh air is very welcome, thank you !!
Thank you for your wishes and I wish you too all the best in 2010!
jwmunro (286) 2010-01-01 20:12
Hello Way -
This is one of those Velvia moments that "Floydian" always raved about. A well composed and presented image and I do like your FG point of interest. I almost missed the red building being so focused on the mountains and the outstanding color. Well Done!
Thank you for sharing and Happy New Year.
baba_flies (8829) 2010-01-02 7:40
Hello Way! A brand new day, a brand new year ... Happy New Year! It is my second try to write this text. The internet connection is not the best but it is not necessary to have the best all the time, isn't it, but sometimes I say things like "gopfridli so aen Seich" when I have to write things twice. Beautiful mountains and I am not sure if they remind me of the Alps but I guess it is the light that is pretty different to what we have but "international" is the house in the back when it comes to hiking and mountain climbing. Cute the birdies in your foreground, a happy little group. I wrote to someone else that we are a nice little planet here on TE actually and such a lovely group when it comes to people that are still here so NO MORE crying over "lost" people but enjoying what we have here and now. My new motto :))) Yes I have given up smoking almost three years ago so I had to find something new. LOL. All the best to you and the wonderful people around you ... it is going to be a good year ... as Kristine wrote, the Year of the Tiger which sounds powerful to me ... Barbara.
hardyuno (4650) 2010-01-02 8:04
fantastic colours and such a clear blue sky, great. It was really a great birthday gift. Wonderful composition.
Thank you and i wish you a happy and healthy new year 2010
manudautriche (4348) 2010-01-02 9:58
Tu nous gate avec tes photo de là-bas et ces couleurs si belles et ces paysages très variés et si beau,en tout cas continue comme ça,bravo,bye.
anesugur (18789) 2010-01-02 10:08
Very good composition.
Beautiful point of view, light and colors.
Happy new year. Uğur
BelCan75 (2201) 2010-01-03 18:53
What an amazing shot! Great compositino, beautiful light, excellent colours and great details. The sky is so beautiful as well and I love those stunning looking mountains. Great work!
PS: A very Happy New Year to you and your family!
Wandering_Dan (3449) 2010-01-04 10:22
Hi, Way -
A really stunning scene, though not what I usually think of as Torres del Paine. Nicely different angle here!
The birds in front are easy to spot, but I almost missed the house, even though it's red; it' also in shadow.
Happy new year,
kiks (11785) 2010-01-04 10:31
This is indeed a great gift for you birthday. Just wonderful how 'clean'the colors are. Fantatic!
Best regards and have a great 2010.
Deepforest (9260) 2010-01-04 12:58
This is wonderful mountain view and picture, looks as dream land!! Andean Geese are fantastic bonus for me because I love birds! I am really impressed by this capture. Colours and sharpness are splendid.
You have done here an excellent job Way!
All the best in 2010 for you!
gneufeld (15890) 2010-01-04 16:24
A striking image worth some visual scanning to see everything. Nice composition with interet points and crisp clarity and colors. Well done and TFS. Gerald
Angshu (56740) 2010-01-05 7:38
Belated wishes for the New Year!
A fantastic shot, technically brilliant as well. I wish I knew the secret of your PP which makes the pictures so very perfect. The sharpness, razor-like is amazing. The colours are stunning and the small birds add a lot to the image. Superb polarised blue sky above which contrasts with the red house.
jemaflor (91373) 2010-01-05 10:55
great light and colors for your shot, beautiful natural landscape and well seen these details pto give life at your view.
Bonne Année 2010
maximage (15535) 2010-01-05 14:23
Magnifique paysage avec une lumière et des couleurs sublimes. Un ciel de rêve.
As-tu acheté cette jolie maison de vacances?
Happy new year!
Atousa (7131) 2010-01-06 1:42
Lovely brightness in this beautiful refreshing shot which promises a nice new day.. the color combination is great n the house n the birds have given more life to it..So peaceful!..tfs
Best wishes to you n yours in this new year,
claudio74 (7263) 2010-01-06 10:07
Very nice colors and light for this lovely and typical landscape.
Good idea including those birds, it give a little bit of life in the picture.
and Happy new year
plimrn (21344) 2010-01-07 11:05
Wonderful colors, delicious sharpness; what a great birthday present!! I see you are a Saggitarian also. I scrolled through all of the TE photos of this area and none can match the detail and clarity of the colors, while very few have a sky as clear as this. Your shot of the evening of arrival IS lovely too but later for that one.
Wishing you health, love and joy in the coming year,
Yves-triga (5149) 2010-01-09 2:02
Happy new year too at you and your family;
I discovered your new gallery, it is superb, with photos, very successful, I must say you do beautiful work, even with this picture is rich in details and colors.
very nice work again
mkamionka (33703) 2010-01-13 13:53
I know it is probably the polarization effect but still I think the colors which you produced here are fantastic! This incredibly intensive blue sky makes an excellent background for this spectacular landscape.
Green and blue are really incredible here.
The shape of the mountains is so unique.
I am so jealous, I dream about traveling there.
ChrisJ (107161) 2010-01-19 20:23
A gorgeous alpine view from Chile, with the added bonus of the 2 birds. Good color, sharpness & saturation. Tfs!
npecanhuk (72112) 2010-02-19 2:55
Gorgeous image! Magnficient lights and colors! Wonderful natural details!
Another work of art of yours!
TFS - congratulations!
kiasari (62) 2011-02-07 22:42
A nice photo with a good POV and well managed framing. I really like the colors of this shot. TFS.
- Copyright: Way Lim (Waylim) (25444)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-11-23
- Categories: Nature
- Exposure: f/7.2, 1/100 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Chile, Waylim's Own Favorites [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-12-30 9:31