The day light is much longer further South, it was late, about 10:00 pm. I was ready to hit the tent and tuck myself in the warm sleeping bag. But the Cordillery del Paine is still visible bathing in the blue evening light, calling for me to say good night. So one last photo is a must. If it was not so cold I would have stay out here all night. I didn’t carry a tripod because of the long hike. I just rested the camera a flat surface of a rock. The light was fairly low by then, much darker than you see here. but I like the evening mood.
Torres del Paine National Park is a Chilean National Park encompassing a mountains, glacier, lake, and river-rich area in southern Chile. The Cordillera del Paine is the centerpiece of the park. It lies in a transition area between the Magellanic subpolar forests and the Patagonian Steppes. The park is located 112 km north of Puerto Natales and 312 km north of Punta Arenas. Bernardo O'Higgins National Park is its neighbour to the west, while Los Glaciares National Park is located to the north in Argentine territory.
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InasiaJones (31562) 2011-03-01 1:11
How can you possibly have kept this image in your hard disk for so long!!!!
Believe me my friend, I would have edit this photo and publish it on every possible websites, as soon as I would have jump down of the plane!
It's a real gem you got yourself, with sublime colours and heavenly mood.
I wish I could have a long list of synonyms of quality to drop all over my comment. Certainly one of the best shot I have seen from majestic Torres del Plaine.
You are a great photographer Way.
Suppiluliuma (3913) 2011-03-01 1:12
It is a fascinating mountain, a nice angle.
I tend to think that it is a bit over-saturated with too much blue in the overall picture.
Thanks for sharing.
siudzi (34141) 2011-03-01 1:41
This is amazing shot! Really love it! The place, view, quality of your work... Excellent!
yquem46 (38750) 2011-03-01 1:48
Another beautiful image from Torres del Paine. Another place where I should go, but they are so many !
Mild pastel colors the way I like them, not overdone. Nicely composed in a classical way
Well done, a splendid place
Have a nice day
CLODO (33418) 2011-03-01 2:03
Congratulations for the way you managed to get this stunning blue picture of a world wonder.
ikeharel (67087) 2011-03-01 3:00
A fabulous lakeside Torres, very impressive photo, well taken ( and hidden since 11/2009...).
A premeditated post, good contrast and color's compo.
My best regards,
Bartleby (13552) 2011-03-01 3:06
what a supreb scenery! And the blue hues give it an extra feeling. Love it.
dta (74765) 2011-03-01 3:39
Hello Way ,
Probably one of the most beautiful mountains on Earth . You've captured they here with a very special "blue mood" . The result is just wonderful .
Thanks for the share .
HimalAnda (10579) 2011-03-01 4:31
What a beautiful picture, a wonderful landscape and a perfect sharpness on these mountains.
The blue colors are weird but natural, due to the late hour.
Ninello52 (7576) 2011-03-01 5:06
Il paesaggio è splendido e la tua foto ne esalta tutta la bellezza! Ottima gestione della luce e del cromatismo!
jugnutoor (1017) 2011-03-01 5:12
Hi Way, It doesn't look like a long exposure either, this late night capture has given you a very intense blue capture. And the mountains peaks on top of that are astoundingly beautiful. TFS
timecapturer (49288) 2011-03-01 5:17
this is an absolute vision in blue. A dramatic vista with a stunning light. Beautifully controlled and quite awesome! Well done!
MJR (3360) 2011-03-01 5:49
What a beauty ! I have seen pictures of these peaks often times, but not quite like this. I dare say not normally taken so late at night. I thought I did not like the softness at first, but it grows on me, especially when I read your note ! I love the little ripple of colour you found, and perhaps accentuated, on the far lake shore.
There are lots of places I would like to visit, this is certainly near the top of the list.
npecanhuk (73490) 2011-03-01 6:03
A place I dream to visit one day!
Very attractive nature picture!
It's sort of bluish, but sharpness, exposure, chosen pov, simple composition, contrasts, horizontal format, bluish & white borders are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
J_Burke (1285) 2011-03-01 6:07
A very stunning landscape image. Your position is just right and the image is framed excellently, the bit of land on the left is a great addition and adds depth. The colours are outstanding,very sharp with great clarity too. Thanks for sharing.
mkamionka (34549) 2011-03-01 7:12
beautiful capture of the Cuernos del Paine. The low light with the subtle color tones makes it really impressive. Excellent quality. I can see a tiny fragment of the Torres del Paine behind under the cloud.
Very atmospheric photo. TFS.
Cricri (115467) 2011-03-01 8:26
Sublime beauté de ce paysage avec ces incroyable montagnes, belle lumière avec une teinte bleuté qui rend ce paysage magique
ade71 (2228) 2011-03-01 9:20
Hi Way, wonderful image with a great blue tonality. The scenary must be amazing and unique. You made a great shot!
paololg (31448) 2011-03-01 9:32
Yes, dear friend, the blue one, my preferred color! I understand your tiredness and the desire of a warm cover, but I also understand that it was impossible not to capture this beautiful view. I would have done the same. Splendid!
Ciao, have a nice day!
Bluejeans (64251) 2011-03-01 9:46
Ola Way ,
Que paisagem incrível , as montanhas de fundo são fantásticas , bonitos tons de azul ,magnificas cores e luz ,parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
cornejo (39255) 2011-03-01 10:19
Way cordiales greetings. A wonderful photo of this magnificent mountains. Very well compound and executed, with the sharpness, light and colors perfect. Great shot and excellent work, congratulation. Have a nice week, thanks for sharing.
janusz2054 (2) 2011-03-01 10:23
Excellent composition and point of view, superb sharpness and depth ,fantastic vivid colors and lovely details and nice light.
leo61 (0) 2011-03-01 11:21
This makes me dream!!!!
Looks like you have been luck with the weatherconditions on your Patagonia travel.
A wonderful shot of these famous mountains,seen from an excellent POV.
Jeppo (17645) 2011-03-01 12:03
a wonderful blue light together with a clear bright air to achieve this wonderful panorama
i hope someday i will visit this place as well
SnapRJW (31629) 2011-03-01 12:34
Hello Way - Beautiful and quite surreal. Fine capture with excellent colour and a touch of mystery. best wishes Rosemary
patdeph (35748) 2011-03-01 13:32
fantastic picture!The landscape is incredibly beautiful with its somptuous colors!Magnificent!I love it!
jaywalker (16101) 2011-03-01 14:04
Hi Way, Amazing scenic picture as this landscape is truly stunning, the sharp quality is brilliant, beautiful blue tone, TFS, kind regards Wilson.
hispic (9652) 2011-03-01 19:00
Fantastic image of the most beautiful mountain. Blue that dares not choose automatic white balance creates a subtle charm, it brought such a great result. Fascinating work.
you slept in the tent, me too in Africa.
Best wishes, Hisashi
sevy (15367) 2011-03-01 23:23
Not so often we could see this place dealt at blue hour. With the cleaness of the air, the result is out of time and very original.
The composition is well balanced with the help of the cloud is the top right corner.
mesutilgim (92292) 2011-03-01 23:27
Good morning Way,
Wonderfull capture from Chile. Perfect pov and nice soft light, as well as colors.
Good, usefull notes enriches this entry.
TFS and best regards
JFS (32459) 2011-03-01 23:51
Congratulations for this impressive shot of this impressive scenery. The light and the sharpness are superb. TFS!
Wanda1 (15124) 2011-03-02 0:37
A spellbinding landscape beautifully photographed. Love the subtle soft hues of blues and the atmosphere of stillness. The chiseled shapes of the peaks are quite something. A place that is certainly worth the visit and the effort. Splendid!
delpeoples (56722) 2011-03-02 4:05
Hello dear Way
You've been hiding this photo from us for over a year! Naughty boy! What a magical place, shot with the quality so superb and is uniquely Way-esque. The blue caste is magical and contrasts perfectly with the pinkish hues. The scene is breath-taking, thanks so much for sharing it with us and I'm glad you stayed out in the cold for those last few shots.
Have a lovely day
holmertz (48838) 2011-03-02 8:40
A stunning view, truly magnificent, one that would make any human feel humble. You have captured an atmosphere of total peace and stillness.
zanzi (13690) 2011-03-02 12:57
Pin sharp picture with a mood, an atmosphere.
I like it a lot.
I would perhaps have lowered a bit the pov to capture a bit more of the reflexion on the water.
siolaw (38292) 2011-03-03 1:44
A great POV on the majestic (and sharp) peaks! You probably increased the blue with WB, but it conveys an imposing and cold mood!
Elaine_Blath (8509) 2011-03-03 6:07
fantastic blue light! Amazing and this strange mountain landscape in it...great photo as always.
Have a nice day, Ivana
avene (12675) 2011-03-03 6:44
what can I say, again I am green with envy. this is one of my dream places to visit, I've always had in my mind an image of clear blue evening and snow-capped mountains, exactly as you show here. fantastic photo, the clarity is so great that the distances seem to shrink and I feel I can touch the mountains in the background. excellent work, my compliments.
kiks (11785) 2011-03-03 7:28
I wish i could see this view with my own eyes. It is so wonderful this mountains. I love the blues on the image.
selay22 (254) 2011-03-03 7:32
the tops of the mountains all seem to have their own expressions
and might actually look like they are smoking up those clouds in the sky
zeynepe (0) 2011-03-03 22:55
The beauty of your eye, captured in a musical way...
Splendid Wayne ,
Thanks for sharing,
abmdsudi (50420) 2011-03-04 0:48
What a fasinating landscape. Great night shot at low lighting condition and skillfully captured. I think you have taken just at the right moment before it gets darker and it has a special atmosphere! Love the clarity, the tones are absolutely sublime and wonderful detail, the snowy mountain is the real main show here and very dominant. Excellent composition,
dramatic and rugged looking landscape. Spectacular scene and you have certainly captured the remoteness and wildness of this area place. Thks for sharing. Congrats. Best regards
pasternak (15183) 2011-03-04 4:56
Wow, what a view! Even more spectacular than Norwegian fjords...
korbee (6617) 2011-03-05 14:17
some very fascinating light on an almost surrealistic land scape Way,massive pieces of stone,its impossibel to have any idea of the enormous size...
s_lush (16134) 2011-03-05 23:04
This is an extremely beautiful scene with so many wonderful details. You have captured it with the composition, light, colors and photographic qualities being optimal to show this place in all its beauty. An absolutely masterful job!
Angshu (56748) 2011-03-05 23:22
I agree with each & every word my friend Andre had mentioned!
An absolute superlative shot with the soft tones of blue & pink in the faded light of the day! The beauty as a parting gift from mother nature...for that day & what a gift!!
I see some spots of colour on the other bank of the lake...what are those? Tents?
chawax (20362) 2011-03-06 13:30
A gorgeous view on these fantastic mountains ! The light is great and adds some nice pinky tones to the mountains.
jmcl (14535) 2011-03-07 9:59
Quite a unique bedtime mood for this powerful place .. I never tire of seeing images of this place ..
at first the blue put me off again .. but after looking at it .. I really like it .. again a unique view of an often photographed place .. tremendous ..
shevchenko (19444) 2011-03-07 21:56
Nice geographical features from the foreground highlands to the background rocky peaks, impressive blue scenery in a dim version, lovely natural view, distinct photo, well done.
CMJC (4036) 2011-03-09 23:24
tout est dit, même sans tripod c'est lui qui change tout, enfin la pause longue;
en revanche les données techniques ne sont pas visibles et l'on ne sait donc pas la durée de la pause.
mon appareil n'a pas de possiblilité de pause longue...(maxi 2s) et en voyant de lelles photos je le regrètte de + en +...
fds (9320) 2011-03-10 10:53
fantastic scenary from the patagonia
very beautiful mountain and great light
ciakgiak (30427) 2011-03-12 13:45
I'm very happy to give you the 100th point :-))
This is again a magnificent scenery, the colors are fantastic, you created a very exciting atmosphere. Bravissimo.
A dear hug.
AiresSantos (56155) 2011-04-06 23:52
A lot of blue !
Fine sharpness and depth
Beautiful vivid colors
Robert1969 (7160) 2011-05-13 0:43
Andre (InasiaJones) described it beautiful.
This picture is a party for my eyes, you can feel the atmosphere..it's one of the greatest picture I have ever seen.
baclama (18781) 2011-05-13 0:45
quel paysage fabuleux!!!
tu as reussi à le magnifier encore plus....on dirait du 3D!
fabianoleite (10460) 2011-06-04 15:42
Beautiful and incredible mountain, with great environmebta with lake and forests. Very beautiful, congratulations!
sacimar (26205) 2011-06-07 6:33
this is an impressive place and beautiful image, the light management is excellent, good composition with these high mountains, well done,
fsebast (32) 2012-01-04 13:52
Very nice! The shapes of the peaks of the mountains are peculiar! It is harmonious. The photo has a good light in a spectacular place!
I also want to visit this place!~
manudautriche (4348) 2012-01-17 3:57
Awesome shot, simply superb, great work my friend...
fabbs99 (17129) 2013-05-16 21:28
Great landscape ... seems to be straight from a fairy tale book.I love the bluish tone to the whole scene.Certainly a beautiful place and an excellent presentation too.TFS.
haydn (276) 2014-03-10 23:20
superb capture! sharpness, exposure, contrasts and the kinds of blue tones are all excellent!
Thanks for the share,best regards...
tulipan7 (782) 2015-01-18 12:58
I don't know do I like more your photos from the places I know or from the places I still have to discover but it's pretty safe to say that I really - I mean really - do like all your photos... I just wish I have enough time to rate all of them...
I picked this one because it's fantastic place and you were lucky with the weather which in Torres del Paine can be quite a lottery... Result is one great photo.
- Copyright: Way Lim (Waylim) (25482)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-11-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D Mark II, Canon EF 28-70mm f/2.8 L
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-03-01 0:38
- Favorites: 3 [view]