I have already presented here a view of Torres del Paine mountain range from which the whole national park takes its name. The neighbouring mountain range is called Cuernos del Paine (in this photo). It is easily visible from numerous viewpoints across the national park. You can guess where the name comes from. As torres is the Spanish word for towers, cuernos are horns.
To reach this particular viewpoint (Mirador Cuernos) we left the car at the Salto Grande Waterfall trailhead and we followed a marked 1 hour trail. The walk was truly enjoyable. We have seen plenty of beautiful unknown plants and stopped at numerous picturesque viewpoints. The only problem was the terribly strong wind which, I assume, is frequently present there as there was a sign posted: zona de fuertes vientos (= area of strong winds).
Torres del Paine National Park (Parque Nacional Torres del Paine) is a national park encompassing mountains, a glacier, a lake, and river-rich areas in southern Chilean Patagonia. 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 (70 mi) north of Puerto Natales and 312 km (194 mi) 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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TopGeo (38216) 2010-12-11 0:52
Hello Mariusz! An interesting note, and an impressive picture of mountain impresses great pov I like the perspective of the context and contrast of FG and BG! Thanks for sharing!
JFS (32459) 2010-12-11 0:53
Fantastic composition of this breathless scenery. Congratulations for the hight quality of your picture.
Have a good week-end
digbymerry (3998) 2010-12-11 0:55
Terrific photo. The mountains and sky are awesome. The composition is superb with the dead tree in the foreground and curve of the lake in the middle. Great sharpness and colours.
areque (267) 2010-12-11 1:54
SWEETFREEDOM (24617) 2010-12-11 2:59
the place surely is worth more than a picture this must have been the case that every step of the road i imagine you had different view. At home you had so many beautiful shot that it must have been not easy to choose the picture to post.
apart from the striking natural beauties of the site i like the light over the mountains and the sky.
pauloog (11747) 2010-12-11 3:23
Beautiful light to iulluminate this fantastic scene brought with great depth and detail.
PaulVDV (28263) 2010-12-11 3:42
Wow, I'd say a perfect picture. The composition is very good with the different layers. Beautiful foreground with the branches of the dead tree on the small black pebble beach. Between this FG and the green coastline we find the blue water and on the background the impressive sharp peaks of the famous mountain range. The sky looks splendid and it seems that the clouds point into the direction of the peaks.
Excellent sharpness and colours.
Best regards, Paul
asajernigan (21427) 2010-12-11 4:48
This is a great shot taken from a fine POV. The inclusion of the driftwood in the foreground adds depth and interest for the shot. The low POV gives the mountains a more dominant appearance while allowing us to see that dramatic sky. The lighting and colors are great as is the photo's sharpness.
faletiz (10377) 2010-12-11 5:50
an outstanding image! You found everything you could want when you took this picture: the towering mountains, beautiful skies, azure waters and a beautiful twisted tree trunk. Wonderful composition and perfect technical implementation. Congratulations, well done!
SnapRJW (31629) 2010-12-11 6:36
Hello Mariusz - Fabulous landscape with pleasing POV and light capture. Lovely texture and detail in the foreground leads the eye to turquoise water, green hills and then magestic mountains. Wonderful. Best regards Rosemary
timecapturer (49288) 2010-12-11 7:22
stunning image, beautifully composed and pin sharp. What an amazing view, just love the textures of the sand and the dead tree. Perfection!
dta (77141) 2010-12-11 9:26
Hello MAriusz !
Wow ! Of course , this is one of the most beautiful mountain landscapes in the world . But your composition is really fantastic , with a so well chosen FG , an outstanding DOF , and a gorgeous sky .
lousat (89896) 2010-12-11 15:21
No comment,direct in my prefered,this is a fantastic masterwork of a fantastic place.!Thanks for share,have a nice Sunday,Luciano.
vasilpro (41271) 2010-12-11 23:47
Superb composition, excellent light management, wonderful atmosphere, impressive sky, lovely colors, fine photo work!
Have a nice Sunday, Vasilis.
delpeoples (57278) 2010-12-12 0:31
This is spectacular, plain and simple. Wish I could give you more than one Smiley for it! I love those muted colours and the amazing texture of the tree leading the eye into the lake and those beautiful mountains. Your series of South America is wonderful, I can hardly wait to see more.
Havea good day
jhm (151528) 2010-12-12 2:31
Splendid area, we see the dead tree in foreground with a wonderful panorama sight in background.
Beautiful mountainlandscape, real colors.
Excellent captured and composed, very well done, TFS.
Have a nice sunday,
emka (95295) 2010-12-12 7:44
Fantastyczny widok na rogi. Tez mam zdjecia z tego miejsca. Ale moje nie są tak piękne. U Ciebie jest kapitalna ostrość, kolory najwyższej klasy. Fajny kadr z tym uschniętym drzewem. I chmurki jakie cudne.
janneman (2830) 2010-12-12 10:57
Excellent composition with the dead wood in the front plan.
These mountains are razor sharp.
leo61 (0) 2010-12-12 11:04
A fantastic landscape perfect captured.A very well composed image with these branches and the curve of the shore.Great shot from Patagonia again!!!!!
Fis2 (96083) 2010-12-12 12:54
Miejsce bardzo ciekawe.
Super kompozycja z tymi korzeniami na pierwszym planie.
bartekp (4746) 2010-12-12 13:13
Nieziemska kompozycja, bardzo fajny HDR z wspaniałą jakością.
francio64 (39888) 2010-12-12 13:37
bellissima immagine sia dal punto di vista compositivo che tecnico.
Ottima gestione delle luci e grande nitidezza.
I rami secchi in FG aggiungono interesse alla scena.
Grazie per avermi inserito tra i tuoi preferiti.
mauro61 (52855) 2010-12-12 14:27
un capolavoro questa foto che resto ad ammirare per la bellezza e per la grande tecnica messa in pratica.
Ottima la luce, fantastica.
Va tra le mie preferite
Zuzana_Stefkova (997) 2010-12-12 14:32
Dobry vecer Mariusz,
fantastique photo with great colours, excellent point of view and clouds that photographers dream of ... most probably created by the strong winds.
Simply beautiful, TFS.
stevesaba (8163) 2010-12-12 19:27
What a wonderful treat this one is! A very splendid landscape. And I was quick to note that you were blessed with great weather that day, giving you that amazing sky! Gorgeous composition. Warm regards,
hispic (9652) 2010-12-12 19:28
Amazing landscape with extreme sharpness and superb definition! but distant mountains seems losing a three-dimensional feel a little bit somehow. it seems that bright area in the bottom of the image distracts the eye from the main object.
Characteristic clouds in Patagonia make Torres stand out further. Beautiful work!
Best wishes, Hisashi
jafadabret (56501) 2010-12-12 23:09
Le grand angle a fait merveille pour mettre ce paysage fabuleux en valeur. J'aime ce premier plan qui donne de la profondeur et crée une perspective pour guider le regard sur ces "tours" naturelles et sur ce ciel merveilleux.
danos (96772) 2010-12-13 0:47
spectacular the view of this National park in Patagonia with the dead trunks of the trees on the foreground and the snowy Mts on the backdrop and the especially the centred one to looks like as a castle.Great the colour and light management as the realization of the image.Well done.
Have a good week,Danos
macjake (67100) 2010-12-13 1:10
another winner for you!
this is like having 5 photos all combined into one.
the 5 different elemenst are all well presented, well lit, sharp, and rich in details.
what more could you ask for!
rodgerg (55767) 2010-12-13 3:56
Very impressive and very nice landscape well presented in this superb image. An incredible depht thanks the FG rich in details and the large priospect open to the mountains. A very interesting and very good post for TE.
Have a nice week,
josepmarin (58357) 2010-12-13 5:23
A spectacular photo. A great framing with the dead tree and the lake in foreground, and the most beautiful mountains and the sky magnificently decorated with a few clouds as a painting in background.
The set of the image has a great aesthetic power, and the treatment in HDR adds a strong dramatic effect to the sky, in a perfect exposure.
A gorgeous work, my friend.
siolaw (38292) 2010-12-13 6:11
It must have been a great joy for you to have this in front of your lens!
The wide angle was a must here... Excellent compo with twisted trees doing a great foreground to that stunning scenery!
raszid62 (18515) 2010-12-13 6:13
Przepiękne ujęcie brzegu górskiego jeziora. Drzewo nad wodą bardzo ekspresywne. Niesamowite i groźne chmury i góry w tle. Cudowne kolory , świetna kompozycja i bardzo dobra jakość.
sacimar (26205) 2010-12-13 6:52
impressive picture, the quality is excellent, the landscape is beautiful, you chose a good perspective, I like it,
adramad (44900) 2010-12-13 8:20
A really wonderful picture, beautiful light and tag surrounding the Towers, the POV is great with the blue waters and these twisted branches in the foreground, a landscape that leaves you shocked.
The quality and sharpness is great and the color and wonderful light. Great job thank you to show us.
AKITA (15125) 2010-12-13 18:55
a beautiful view shot of amazing nature scene,
fore dead tree, middle green hills and river and back snowy rock mountains are well layered and composed to make splendid panoramic landscape,
especially the detailed objects in vivid light and shadow are splendid and show us 3D effect well,
thank you for your excellent shot,
Waylim (25502) 2010-12-13 19:18
Once again, a great shot, not only that you have such good clarity, I was on way, and I remember this is exactly where I turned around because of the rain start to come down. I like the POV from here, and the inclusion of the fallen tree adds a nice element and give depth to the overall composition. I wanted to come back here on my last day when the weather was nice, but my driver couldn't take us because we were late to go to puenta Arena and he has to go back to Argentina.
Congratulation on the good weather and the photo quality is also fantastic.
fds (9340) 2010-12-14 6:23
very beautiful scenary with great mountain and fantastic light and colors
sacavem (18620) 2010-12-14 8:43
A beautiful scenery well composed with good clarity and light management. The sharpness is excellent, I like the subject.
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2010-12-14 10:32
Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. This picture is impressive: the colours, that dead tree on the right hand side.
PJE (20758) 2010-12-14 21:20
Hello Mariusz. I find it interesting being from Canada and being accustomed to the shape of the mountain ranges from where I live. When I look at the shape of these peaks from this National Park they appear to have their own character and shape. And I would say your choice to present them with the twisted driftwood was an excellent composition idea. The water looks cold...nice capture.
yeln (11516) 2010-12-14 23:49
zopet mojstrovina! izjemen pogled na lepo alpsko dolino z izjemno ostrino! bravo!! tfs!
lep dan, vojko
Urs (14082) 2010-12-15 0:38
That's a spectacular shot with the tree branches in the FG and the stripes of clouds leading the viewer to the snow topped mountain range. At the same time it looks like a very lonely place, not many people must be visiting, so you really can say that you can become one with nature. Well done
s_lush (16134) 2010-12-15 22:05
This is an absolutely fantastic and extremely beautiful view indeed. The intricate lines of the dead trees in the foreground are in full harmony with the quaint forms of the mountains in the background. In addition, the sky, light, colors and photographic qualities are highly excellent here. A simply brilliant job!
jlbrthnn (76037) 2010-12-16 12:33
Good evening Mariusz,
The photograph is fantastic, and made up with masterliness. The very pleasant foreground and clearness, give an incredible depth to the photograph. A light and colors sublimes. Congratulations.
Have a good evening
ciakgiak (30429) 2010-12-16 14:46
un paesaggio fantastico, una composizione magistrale, qualitŕ e colori al top, PP davvero eccellente, foto straordinaria.
Un caro saluto
adores (45029) 2010-12-16 17:05
I like the PP of this one and the composition is really good with this dead tree in foreground. The sky is simply amazing!
Angshu (56750) 2010-12-17 5:46
Surely one of the best I've seen from this national park. Well composed as well, with the dead tree in the FG. Surely a great use of the wide angle lens. The colours are natural & rich & the quality of the picture just fantastic! An excellent work my friend!...and a lesson for me of landscape photography. Taking this into my favs so that I can see this picture later & study it as well!
mozzy27 (2) 2010-12-18 0:42
Superb capture of this wonderful mountain scene, awesome clouds, magestic mountains, turquoise water and the FG with the black sand and knarly and twisted tree. Postcard quality. TFS
npecanhuk (74878) 2010-12-21 7:42
That place is certainly fantastic and is on my list of must-go spots on the Earth!!!!!
Your picture is what I just said and more, much more!
Sharpness, exposure, chosen pov, dof, colors, pp, contrasts, horizontal format and composition are all outstanding features! Breathtaking!
TFS - congrats,
kordinator (20513) 2010-12-22 8:23
Fantastic composition of this wonderful landscape.
Excellent point of view,great depth of the field.
Wonderful mountains coverd with snow and famous sky in the background.
Beautiful dead tree in the foreground and curve of the lake in the middleground.
Hight quality of your picture.
chawax (20752) 2010-12-27 11:32
I had not seen this photo yet, and what a great shot ! The place is impressive of course. But your excellent composition makes it more beautiful again. I love how you included the sand and the branches in the foreground to add depth. The light on the mountains in the background is incredible. Very good colours and excellent sharpness. I love it !
andywo (4725) 2010-12-30 4:26
Bardzo wysmakowany kadr nam pokazujesz, te szczyty w glebi wygladaja jakby byly z innego swiata. Doskonala kompozycja i malownicze niebo. Co za niesamowity gorski krajobraz!
Juntas (7960) 2011-01-05 6:52
Hi Mariusz. A beautiful postcard. The details on the foreground are wonderful and composition was well thought and achieved. NIce colors and great sharpness all the way to the mountains. Well done.
Have a nice day.
ilDottore (5252) 2011-01-17 11:53
No... ładnie pojechałeś! Plenerek taki, że "Władcę Pierścieni" by mozna było spokojnie tam kręcić. Super kompozycja, wysublimowana kolorystyka. Góry aż nierealne... Długo siedziałeś w Ameryce Płd. bo widzę w Twojej galerii fotki z wielu krajów...?
magalik (6103) 2011-01-17 12:01
Wow ! What a beautiful shot with a great purity.
I love all the details we can see, particularly the grains of sand. Really impressive.
A light very well managed and a composition perfectly well-balanced.
A dreamy landscape.
kiks (12278) 2011-01-21 6:44
Breathtaking this photo. The colors the feeling of motion and the sublime mountains!! FANTASTIC.
fritzi007 (10411) 2014-06-04 14:13
du bist der Einzige, dem das aufgefallen ist, dafür Gratulation!
einfach so schön, diese Berge, das Wasser, der Sand, das alte Holz, ich bin begeistert, gratuliere dir vielmals!
- Copyright: Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) (35918)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-11-07
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS Kiss X4, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, Hoya Pro PL
- Details: Tripod: Yes
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Patagonia 2010
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- Date Submitted: 2010-12-11 0:42
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