The hill’s alive with…the sound of the hallowing wind, flowers and guanacos.
It is very common to see a herd of guanacos glazing along the hills, taken on the way back from a hike. After a long day hike in the cold and snow, I just can’t wait to get back to our nice warm hotel room…oh wait, I was too poor to stay in hotel, instead we were camping in the cold. At least back in the camp ground, I could get some hot tea to drink. The mountain in the background is Paine Grande.
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pauloog (11751) 2010-08-11 11:52
a beautiful combination indeed of mountains, a low but colourul vegetation and animals.
A pity that the photo seems to suffer from oversharpening, at least on this 800 pixel format.
PaulVDV (32743) 2010-08-11 12:05
Not just a few guanacos on that green hill but a herd. When I look at the foreground there's not really that much to graze for them but on the other hand that FG is very beautiful with the many flowers and that red colour contrasts well with the green hill where the guanacos are.
The snowcapped mountain tells us that you were on a high altitude when taking this picture.
I find this a very beautiful nature photo and I would love to shoot such views myself. But staying for the night on a cold camping place ... that's really hard.
Best regards, Paul
J_Burke (1285) 2010-08-11 12:19
Great capture, i didn't realise there was a herd there from the thumbnail. Great contrast of colours and textures, particularly in the foreground. Great contrast with the snow covered mountain in the distance. Excellent balance and depth. TFS
bema (26425) 2010-08-11 12:25
what an beautiful landscape motive you share here with us, a colorful shot, and the appearance ot the "guanacos" ads a lot of interest to it..
well done, a fine work..
have a nice evening, see you, Bernd
korbee (6619) 2010-08-11 12:38
This is an exelent vieuw Way,you are a bit unlucky with the weather,but you certainly made the best of it,superb colors.
lousat (98351) 2010-08-11 15:04
Hi Way,a beautiful hdr work and i like a lot this type of pics,the scenary too is simply fantastic...just a great standing ovation for you!! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
adores (46419) 2010-08-11 17:33
This country must be a wonder for photos! Another great landscape here. Seems there's a difference between vegetation in foreground and the one in background, where the guanacos are. It seems it was cloudy but you got a great light here.Good colours and dof also!
serp2000 (45970) 2010-08-11 20:02
Good presentation of Patagonia! I never seen this landscape, fine strong nature, good colours and fine details!
emka (107819) 2010-08-11 23:23
Wow, what a big herd of guanacos. The are so cute animals. Fantastic colours in the foreground. I can imagine how cold it was in the tent, brrr. great view in the Paine Grande.
smarcell (19965) 2010-08-12 0:38
A magnificentmix opf coulours, for a fantastic wilderness image.
Really a great work
LOOOK13 (19046) 2010-08-12 2:52
Very pretty stereotype, the colors of the foreground are beautiful, beautiful depth which carries out us on the animals and this mountain, absolutely superb. Cheer.
dta (82960) 2010-08-12 3:04
Hello WAy ,
You've succeeded to catch the poor light on this fascinating landscape , and it was not so easy . . The three grounds are really interesting .
Very well done .
marietom (34609) 2010-08-12 6:02
Superbe paysage, superbes couleurs aussi, et belle rencontre dans ce désert humain.
Bartleby (13552) 2010-08-12 9:54
love the composition with the herd creating a nice line and the colors of the foreground.
eversmile (11636) 2010-08-12 14:32
The colors are too flashy for me, here, but I like very much the scene. It has a peaceful mood and the composition with the rockery in the foreground is excellent. I also like the volume with three different levels. Bravo.
Cricri (126778) 2010-08-12 22:43
Très joli avant plan colorée donnant une belle profondeur et un regard sur les animaux et la montagne, très jolie composition d'une grande qualité
mkamionka (40123) 2010-08-13 1:13
three various layers and three worlds. Pleasant foreground with so much color, wild animals in the center, whole herd and impressive mountain on the horizon. Great composition,
have a good weekend,
holmertz (59758) 2010-08-14 3:34
Another excellent composition of colourful moss in the foreground, the beautiful herd of guanacos on the grassy hillside, and in the background the mean looking mountain and the equally threatening looking sky.
AiresSantos (56155) 2010-08-14 9:57
Great composition with these colorful flowers in foreground
Excellent POV, well balanced picture
Have a nice weekend
paololg (31448) 2010-08-14 10:09
Ciao dear Way,
dream composition, a really beautiful and suggestive scene. Marvelous above all the FG, with these stains of intense color, perfectly clears, that opposes with the cloudy sky and the little light. To get beautiful photo as this doesn't require a good hotel, it requires to be good photographers as you! :-) Congratulations!
Ciao, have a nice Sunday!
cherryripe (21033) 2010-08-15 8:47
The back lighting of the sun gives a mystical effect to this shot. Lovely colours of the moss in the foreground and goo balance having 4 parts to the photo.
npecanhuk (78923) 2010-08-16 8:13
Very beautiful and truly attractive nature and wildlife picture!
Sharpness, exposure, chosen pov, dof, colors, pp, contrasts, horizontal format, grey & white borders and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats!
Have a very good week!
Kielia (24077) 2010-08-16 8:17
what a beautiful impression of these archaic surroundings! Your POV works very well and these moody colors are very harmonious. This small piece of nature so far away from what we call the civilized world looks wonderful. My compliments!
Elaine_Blath (8509) 2010-08-17 3:42
this is beautiful mountain scenery with that herd despite the not the best light and weather, it has its atmosphere.
Have a nice day, Ivana
jhm (160975) 2010-08-17 4:48
I love the place for the quiet and the health area.
Great contrast of colours and textures, particularly in the foreground.
Also a great contrast with the snow, covered mountain in the distance
Lovely sharpness picture,nice panorama sight in background.
Very well done, TFS.
Bluejeans (64251) 2010-08-17 6:52
Ola Way ,
Que linda esta visão de natureza com o amontoado de animais a pastar nesta colina , fantástico este primeiro plano com estas plantas coloridas de vermelho e verde, boa luz neste dia nublado ,parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
abmdsudi (58292) 2010-08-19 8:11
Hi Sabaidee Waylim
Fantastic mountain view full of life and colors, rarely seen from this part of the world. Splendid point of view with lots of fine elemenst to enjoy especially those colorful vegetation. and that majestic snow peak in back drop. Superb landscape, lovely shot really. Congrats and tks for sharing
ciakgiak (30433) 2010-08-23 9:43
this is a splendid scenery, an image very well composed, with magnificent light and colors and a perfect quality. Very elegant presentation too, congratulations.
axiotea (21651) 2010-08-24 23:09
That place looks fantastic! Great use of the FG varied plants colours and textures leading the eye nicely up to the mountain with in between the herd of guanacos. The peaceful feel is well conveyed here.
maximage (15537) 2010-08-25 13:34
Paysage grandiose! Magnifiques couleurs.
manudautriche (4348) 2010-08-28 6:10
Superbe paysage rempli de liberté et d'état sauvage,la nature crève la photo et les couleurs du premier plan sont magnifique,c'est simple tout est beau,bravo.
magalik (6103) 2010-08-28 14:33
I see you don't post more than me !
My society propose soon english lessons and I think I will participate so perhaps I could write more interesting comments soon ! ;-))
I'm always very interested by your shots which always present us beautiful landscapes, so different from our usual environment. Your shots give desire for giving its resignation and for traveling all around the world.
Here, I like all the different colors and atmospheres you found, a luminous foregound and a threatening background. The confrontation is very interesting.
According to me, the sharpness is a bit too much high, I find guenacos contours a little aggressive. But it's just my opinion. The first time, I believe, that I have something against your shot. ;-)
A charming place to do camping Way, certainly more memorable than an hotel room and not only because of the temperature! ;-)
delpeoples (59886) 2010-08-31 2:15
Hi Way, welcome back! What a beautiful panorama, with that trademark razor-sharp depth and beautiful, natural colouration. The image is in perfect balance with the mountains on the right and deer on the left. But for me the best part are the flowers and plants. Fantastic job, TFS and I wish you a lovely day, Lisa
s_lush (16602) 2010-08-31 23:12
Despite of the gloomy weather the scene in your shot looks quite colorful and lively due to the wonderful composition with the picturesque herd of grazing guanacos, fantastic foreground and beautiful snow-covered summit in the background. Excellent presentation of the beauty of the Chilean nature!
Angshu (56760) 2010-09-02 9:27
Love the way you created the ample FG with red flowers almost draggin us into the picture with the guanacos, a herd of them, leading us to the Paine Grande in the BG. Light does not seem to be very favourable at the fag end of the day & also the hanging clouds...maybe that's why you perhaps saturated a bit, noticeable in the red & the green...
Atousa (7131) 2010-10-03 2:47
A lovely combination of these lovely elements.. the variety in colors are eye catching.. a lively n peaceful scene.. nicely captured.. tfs
Best regards, Atousa
maloutim (9751) 2010-12-17 17:35
What a fantastic photo as you seem to have the secret of tracking down ! If it wasn't for your note or the snow-capped mount behind, I would find it hard to believe it was so cold !
The contrast between the coloured foreground and the snow-covered peak at the back is great, and the grazing herd just makes it magic, as if the hills were alive, just like you say.
It's great to know that this species of animal is still wild ! Very beautiful too. However, I see it's in danger of being over-hunted for its fur. What a shame !
Thanks for sharing and kindest regards.
fotka (4877) 2010-12-24 8:48
It looks like three layers photo: lovely vegetation, group of guanacos and snowy Paine Grande. Torres del Paine is a beautiful remote national park great for hiking and photography. Superb colors, light and sharpness.
Tfs and best regards,
Robert1969 (7160) 2011-04-14 22:50
This is a picture with a great balance of composition and light ( a party for my eyes) and the flowers and Guanacos are beautiful extras in this picture.