It was a cloudy evening, we didn't expect it to clear anytime soon, but for afew minutes the cloud parted and Cordillery del Paine is visible bathing in the gray blue evening light. 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 with the slow shutter speed it show up much better and I like the 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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npecanhuk (75502) 2012-03-03 2:19
I love the bluish tones!
Chosen pov, composition, exposure and sharpness are excellent!
TFS - congrats,
baclama (18832) 2012-03-03 2:35
wonderful landscape with dramatic weather...
i love it!
have a good week
SnapRJW (31629) 2012-03-03 2:47
Hello Way - I like the mood too, a beautiful palette of blues and greys; quiet, almost as if time has stood still. I'm not sure about the dark frame, it weighs the shot down too much. It works much better with a narrow black frame on all sides.As always an excellent shot. Warm wishes Rosemary
timecapturer (49288) 2012-03-03 2:56
stunning landscape, wild nature at its most beautiful. Captured superbly full of drama, power and glory. Love it!
Enjoy your weekend - Brian.
delpeoples (58276) 2012-03-03 3:02
Love the cool blue hues, and how well you've done without a tripod and at f/4. Those peaks are magnificent and I reckon you did a great job working in those freezing conditions.
Have a beautiful weekend
CLODO (34538) 2012-03-03 3:16
you've made the best of the adverse conditions, and posted a splendid lesson of the blue color.
Bluejeans (64251) 2012-03-03 3:36
Ola Way ,
Linda esta tua foto em azul profundo , magnifica esta paisagem gelada , bons detalhes de natureza neste lugar único, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
GiovanniG (3276) 2012-03-03 3:47
Wonderful capture! It has beautiful colors and great clarity. Could be named blue on blue. The PV and aspect ratio you selected is superb. The DOF is great and it has good perspective. Bravo!!
A warm hello from,
PaulVDV (29143) 2012-03-03 4:02
Splendid nature picture!
The view of the snowcapped peaks is specially beautiful thanks to the small dark islands and peninsulas
in front of them.
Best regards, Paul
yquem46 (38752) 2012-03-03 4:09
A bit less spectacular than your recent posts, but certainly as beautiful, if only due to the almost monochromatic blue mood of the scenery
Best regards, have a nice WE
Yiannis84 (2824) 2012-03-03 4:28
This picture is a peace of art!! the high quality and the clarity are just excellent..superb light management..awesome landscape! very well done
ourania (46192) 2012-03-03 4:49
a wonderful capture of this breathtakingly beautiful view. Great composition, fantastic colours, fascinating atmosphere. You managed the scarce light superbly. The view of these mountains is unforgettable. Well done and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
Jeppo (17645) 2012-03-03 5:53
just wondering where did you catch this image...
from lake pehoe? from lake nordskjiold? or from laguna amarga?
anyhow you were right: I have been experiencing a fabolous weather
ChrisJ (114565) 2012-03-03 6:50
I like the minimalist colors here of mostly just pastel blues, whites, & greys. Perfect sharpness & a pleasant diffused light. The snowcapped peaks make a magnificent backdrop. Have a great weekend!
cornejo (42883) 2012-03-03 7:25
Hello Way, great shot of this lovely view of this exceptional place. A magical work excellently performed and technically perfect, congratulations my friend. Good night and happy Sunday. Tfs.
JFS (32459) 2012-03-03 7:44
Another beauty Way trademark! the depth of field is spectacular and the composition too. Blue light, cold...
dta (78544) 2012-03-03 7:49
Hello Way ,
For sure , this picture (especially the thumbnail) , seems to be less appealing than your other pictures . But it deserves to be open , because the combination of the evening light with the clouds on the mountains createa a very strong and beautiful atmosphere .
Kielia (24077) 2012-03-03 9:28
this photo is a sheer delight for melancholic people!
You have composed a spectacular impression, accompanied by a nice note. This is great photo work, and I also like the blue mood a lot, but most of all I like the sky and the low clouds. Congratulation!
bukitgolfb301 (42292) 2012-03-03 13:44
Hi my dear Way, how are you?
A marvelous attractive great nature/secnery shot as your sense and inspiration!
So mysterious and fantastic blue color gradation is outstanding. Well considered composition and reasonable framework is comfortable as usual!
Thanks for your sharinig with finest posting and have a beautiful Sunday!
Takero from Tokyo becoming warm
PS. I am now getting well.
emka (98664) 2012-03-04 0:00
a bit dark, impressive view of the Cuernos in the Torres del Paine park. spectacular dramatic composition with clouds and a bit fog. Amazing place.
sevy (58) 2012-03-04 1:08
Nice lanscape with a strong mood. It is the kind of view I like to enjoy and to take in photo. I like this overall blue tones.
For the composition, I am not so convinced. My own way of looking would be more in a rectangle shape removing a bit of the water in the bottom. Yes, I know, then it would be more classic in composition. But as I said, it is matter of personnal taste.
Whatever, it is the kind of photo I enjoy to see, even more when printed in large size.
HimalAnda (10669) 2012-03-04 4:40
Despite a cloudy weather, you managed to take a nice picture of this beautiful landscape. I like the cold blue tones; the picture could have been a "blue and black" photography because there are no other colors.
PS: I prefer your previous frame, the white one with the legend. This black one is too minimalist or you should add the legend, in my opinion.
bergese (6699) 2012-03-04 7:06
An other very excellent shot with a great pov.
Sharpness and colors are very nice.
jmdias (64898) 2012-03-04 8:24
it was something dark in this moment but you got a nice view of these famous landmark.I liked the framing and the control of light here.I was something lucky, most time I was there I had more sun than clouds.
holmertz (53424) 2012-03-06 12:05
An unusually limited range of colours from you. The clouds and darkness give the view a rather eerie atmosphere. The emptiness of the landscape is almost scaring, making me think of some old painter's idea of the land of death. But it's a very elegant and sophisticated composition and a great shot.
Robert1969 (7160) 2012-03-07 0:15
Okay, not a colorful picture as the picture before,
but I enjoy as much of this picture, which is made
with all care...My compliments.
shevchenko (20548) 2012-03-07 1:55
This situation is always happen in our journey, cloudy, rainy, and we we are not sure when the sun will came out again. So that we force to shoot photos in the dim environment, anyway, although the photos are all in dim version, but it is still an important memory of our journey. Good frame to the spectacular nature view, I just like the sharp peaks and calm lake surface, distinct image, thanks for sharing.
kiks (12611) 2012-03-07 7:41
It is a magical place this lake with teh Torres. You know how to present every time a new lovely composition with it. I see you change your white frame for a black one. Personaly ifound the white one better. A question of taste.
ktanska (27844) 2012-03-07 11:49
It is great to see weather finally getting better, and giving beautiful views before darkness. Beautiful selection of blue tones. And forms of fluffy clouds, rough edged mountanis and a bit more gentle foreground terrain.
Angshu (56758) 2012-03-07 21:12
It must a dream vision, though the cold tones of the image spells the chill in the air. Its beautiful seeing the peaks trying to emerge from the clouds. The Lake Pehoe creates a fantastic FG. Simply stunning as you provide us a view not seen before from this locale (normally are in decent to good light)
sacavem (18620) 2012-03-08 6:36
What a dramatic cloudy sky!A beautiful scenery well composed with good clarity and light management.
Love the cool blue hues.
mesutilgim (95378) 2012-03-12 16:05
A real masterpiece !
Everything here regarding photographic qualities is topclass.
siolaw (38292) 2012-03-14 0:36
A dreamy mood increased by the clouds surrounding the mountains and the blue colour tone of the scene.
A magnificent view, although these places look too cold for me!
Cricri (120119) 2012-03-14 11:48
J'aime le contraste des rochers avec les montagnes , le ciel dramatique et ce bleu de la mer qui est très apaisante, très belle réalisation
Nard (6972) 2012-03-15 8:34
This blue B&W is absolutly magnificent and spectacular. The POV, the softness, the light, the tone give to this landscape a speficif mood and real pleasure. Great shot.
annjackman (21899) 2012-03-15 23:14
The blue hues are magnificent giving a feeling of emptiness and atmosphere. I like the way that the mountain peaks are breaking through the cloud. A great picture taken under challenging conditions.
mkamionka (37147) 2012-03-16 15:27
one of my favourite views in the world.
You have captured it with a great mood indeed.
The clouds add so much interest.
It seems even more unearthly than it is.
rabdelnoor (3421) 2012-03-22 18:41
What a beautiful night shot with perfect exposition resulting an impressive scenery, with a wide range of blue tones. Nice one.
Sonata11 (33863) 2012-03-22 18:45
What a lovely shot of nature in winter scenery and amazingly beautiful view. Beautiful contrast, colors, sharpness, fantastic POV and DOF as well. Perfectly well done. Like it. Thanks for sharing. Awesome.
All the best,
Vague (307) 2012-04-27 1:38
What a place! And what a great photo!
jemaflor (97969) 2012-05-19 2:49
Well presented with this black frame, superb landscape with these peaks, nice blue tone, tfs.
maria-v1981 (10932) 2012-10-29 3:53
This is a fabulous view looking down over the lake and island, and the colours are incredible. Good use of the foreground slopes for framing. The atmosphere is full of mood and melancholy.
Have a nice day,
fabbs99 (17167) 2012-10-30 5:06
Lovely presentation of the snow clad mountain by the lake.Great catch with lots finesse.The lighting is also amazing as well as perfect POV too.Very well done.TFS.
- Copyright: Way Lim (Waylim) (25502)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2009-11-21
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D Mark II, Canon EF 17-40mm
- Exposure: f/4, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-03-03 2:15
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