Mirador del Nordenskjold translates as a viewpoint to the Lake Nordenskjold.
Park National Torres del Paine is arranged around several lakes of glacial origin and Lago Nordenskjold is one of them. There are numerous stunning vistas of the Cuernos del Paine across the lakes. I have showed here one already. In this photo here, you can also spot the Cuernos del Paine but it is a side view which is much less impressive. It is the mountain range in the very center, which consists of several layers of rock, the black one being on top.
Why Cuernos del Paine is so exceptional you can see better in my other upload from this place .
What I like while travelling to distant places is that not only the landscapes but also the flora and fauna are so different. For example I like very much these red blooming tiny bushes here, although I have no idea what they are. Please help me out if anybody knows.
Nordenskjöld Lake (Spanish: Lago Nordenskjold) is a lake located in Torres del Paine National Park in the Magallanes Region, southern Chile. The lake is named after the Swede Otto Nordenskiöld who discovered the lake in the beginning of the 20th century. The outfall of Nordenskjöld Lake consists of a waterfall known as Salto Grande. At this western end of the lake on the southern side is an abundance of wildlife including wild grazing Guanaco.
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fds (9569) 2011-01-30 0:14
my friend fantastic scenary with great desert and fantastic mountain i love the colours of this great picture
fantastic pov and scharpness
HimalAnda (10671) 2011-01-30 0:44
Waouh! What a very nice picture! This beautiful landscape seems so wild, with nobody around, only the nature.
The colors and sharpness are great, and your composition too. I like the red flowers in the foreground.
JFS (32459) 2011-01-30 0:46
Amazing shot, it seems from another planet! You have captured masterly this incredible scenery. the depth of field is excellent. TFS!
lousat (97605) 2011-01-30 1:04
Hi Mariusz,an incredible spectacle from your trip,and a fantastic work in PP for the best pleasure for the eyes....right on my prefered,i don't want to forget this piece of art.Thanks for share,have a nice Sunday,Luciano.
yquem46 (38752) 2011-01-30 1:45
A superb landscape, colorful and luminous, agreat cloudy sky and these red flowers at the FG to indroduce us into the compo
Well done, have a nice sunday
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2011-01-30 2:09
the wide angle lens in this picture has been very helpful showing us a large portion of this stunning mountain range. the light and colors are very good and interesting the red tiny bushes in fg.
dta (82418) 2011-01-30 2:21
Hello MAriusz ,
Another fantastic mountain landscape . For sure , the little red bushes provide an excellent FG . The clarity is fantastic . Excellent effect of the polarizer too ,
ajitsrawat (78) 2011-01-30 3:13
Lovely composition..Great DOF and sharpness..I like each and every bit of this photographs..great sky..great mountains..lovely lake and orange grass adding colors to it..definitely one of my favorites..
delpeoples (59774) 2011-01-30 3:17
There is very little for me to critique constructively. The shot seems flawless to me. It is so beautifully composed, with sensational colours and depth. I like how you've used the red flowers in the FG to anchor the shot and lead our eyes over all this natural beauty. What an amazing place, definitely on my list of places to go.
Have a good day and TFS
SnapRJW (31629) 2011-01-30 3:22
Hi Mariusz - An outstanding landscape with very fine detail and range of colour. The orange plants give "zing" to the shot. Best regards Rosemary
siudzi (34141) 2011-01-30 3:25
Doskonale skomponowana praca z niesamowitym punktem widzenia, kolorami, kontrastem. Przepieknie zaprezentowany krajobraz! Moje gratulacje!
Milego dnia, M
jaywalker (16105) 2011-01-30 3:41
Hi Mariusz, Although it's a slightly baron landscape, it still looks amazing & those little clumps of red add extra interest & beauty, the mountains in the background are spectacular & what a great sky, overall it's a super shot, kind regards Wilson.
sabermonajati (11387) 2011-01-30 3:46
dreamily and pleasant paysage you captured.
josepmarin (58359) 2011-01-30 4:16
this place is wonderful and has a grand beauty, and your photo offers it to us by means of an impeccable way. The mountains, the lakes and the steppe, close to a fantastic sky, form a simply brilliant composition.
The luminosity, the chromatic level, the quality of the image, the visual angle of the framing and the field depth are impressive, and you make a perfect management of all of it, with a good skill.
A beautiful work.
pasternak (15185) 2011-01-30 4:21
WOW, what a view! Of course you make it more appealing with the PP, but the scenery itself is breathtaking! At first I wondered about the Scandinavian name of the place, looking at the countly, but your note provided an explanation. Very well done.
faletiz (10113) 2011-01-30 4:26
a stunning panorama, an incredible depth of field and a lunar landscape! Fantastic PP work and absolutely amazing photos. Congratulations!
bema (26425) 2011-01-30 4:55
a great landscape captured in an fantastic picture, really worth to be visitied by you to show us the beauty from down there.. like a lot those red palnts, they are a bit eyecatcher in forgrpund, also i like that great clouded sky above..
perfect composed picture, my compliments..!
have a nice sunday, warmest regards Bernd
timecapturer (49288) 2011-01-30 5:14
this is absolutely marvellous, everything is so beautiful, the red in the foreground, the POV,DOF, Sharpness and composition. Plus the most amazing backdrop and sky. A true masterpiece. WONDERFUL!
ivtchik (836) 2011-01-30 7:07
Cette photo est absolument parfaite!
Non seulement le paysage est magnifique, mais la technique de prise de vue ne souffre d'aucun défaut.
mauro61 (52887) 2011-01-30 8:24
immagine da enciclopedia e scena mozzafiato per gli amanti di questi splendidi luoghi.
La definizione č al top.
asajernigan (21427) 2011-01-30 8:56
Wow! What an amazing scene!!!!
Your composition is outstanding with the inclusion of the red flowers in the foreground creating depth and interest for the shot. The sky is wonderful as is the landscape. You have captured this scene masterfully!
Thanks for an amazing photo!
I wish I could give this one 10 smiles!
sacimar (28715) 2011-01-30 9:33
wow, impressive place and excellent picture, I like the mountains and the perspective you used, congratulations,
BennyV (20497) 2011-01-30 9:37
Great clarity and sharpness, it looks almost like a studio job (which it obviously is not at all!!) - I'm not really into landscape photography, but I'll make an exception for this one. And I love the patches of red on the foreground. Nice work.
Sonata11 (34007) 2011-01-30 9:55
to zdjecie jest bez watpliwosci przepiekne z dokionala ostroscia, kolorami, supe POV. To jest poprostu cudo natury!!!!.chciala bym kiedys robic takie zdjecia, ale to chyba trzeba miec takie "cos" Wspaniala robota. Moje gratulacje.
ciakgiak (30433) 2011-01-30 12:54
bč, di fronte ad uno spettacolo del genere non si puň che rimanere meravigliati!!!
L'immagine č bellissima, composta in maniera geniale, con una qualitŕ e colori da sballo. Complimenti.
Un caro abbraccio
magalik (6103) 2011-01-30 13:13
I have discovered your gallery recently and I have to say every post I discover is a wonder.
The quality of this one is exceptional. Never seen a such DOF before. The landscape is beautiful and your shot as much. Moreover, you succeeded to keep the natural colors.
Very well seen to have included the red plants which give the perfect comorimetric contrast.
francio64 (39888) 2011-01-30 13:46
immagine realizzata con grande qualitŕ fotografica.
Eccellenti lo sharp e la resa cromatica.
Well done! Compliments! TFS!
raszid62 (18515) 2011-01-30 14:30
Uwielbiam takie dzikie krajobrazy. odać do tego należy twoje mistrzowskie oko i dbałóśc o szczególy. Przepiękna górka kraina, ośniezone szczyty, fantastyczne niebo nad nimi i niesamowity płaskowyż ze szmaragdowymi jeziorami. Zastanawiające te czerwone kwiaty czy porsosty.
emka (106804) 2011-01-30 15:43
Piekny widok. Wspaniale widoczne rogi i widać, ze jezioro Nordenskjold ma inny kolor. Znakomity kadr i ostrość. Podobaja mi sie te czerwone kepki, ale nie mam pojecia, co to jest :(( Milo sobie powspominać, patrząc na zdjecie.
hispic (9652) 2011-01-30 19:04
Fine sharpness and superb definition on a marvelous image are truly splendid. A spacious perspective in the excellent composition, i like. Beautiful work.
Have a nice day, Hisashi
rodgerg (55767) 2011-01-31 2:55
Superb, astonishing, impressive landscape. Very interesting post. very nice too with an excellent composition. The well coloured large FG give a greta depht with the prospect open to the lakes and the top covered of snow. Congrtaulations.
Angshu (56760) 2011-01-31 8:04
Another beauty from Patagonia! The view combines quite a few elements of beauty, starting with the red flowers in the FG, then the lake & of course the majestic Cuernos del Paine. Your PP work is precision perfect...I need to take private lessons from you, if you're willing! Stunning photography & definitely a lesson for me in landscape photography!
macjake (72593) 2011-01-31 11:29
this is classic Mariusz here!
at its best.
lovely overall clarity with pristine sharpness.
lovely landscape views that one would die for.
probably your best shot here on te, seriously.
danos (103150) 2011-01-31 11:46
excellent the scenery with the lake and the snowy Mts with this superb cloudy and puffy clouds to looks great and very picturesque.The two red little bushes on the foreground, fill pleasantly the foreground.
Have a good week,Danos
bartekp (4746) 2011-01-31 12:05
Przepiękne, kompozycja, kolory, głebia i ta powalająca jakość.
AKITA (15125) 2011-01-31 18:31
a beautiful panoramic view picture of splendid nature scenery,
snow covered steep rock mountains are so clear and almost mystic here,
fore lakes and back sky are quite mysterious too,
and your composition setting red round flowers at fore field is very artistic, it makes me feel very deep and wide space sensation,
thank you for your excellent shot,
Graal (103038) 2011-01-31 22:53
i to i to poprzednie zdjecie z tego miejsca sa bdb. Fajny efekt, podejrzewam pseudo HDR. Kadr tez dobry z tymi kolorowymi kepkami na 1szym planie. Przyjemnie sie oglada.
Elaine_Blath (8509) 2011-02-01 3:30
Torres del Paine is one of the places of my dreams I definitely want to go as soon as possible....amazing landscape photo!
Good work, Ivana
adramad (49556) 2011-02-01 9:17
Breathtaking scenery, wonderful POV elected to these highland flower beds, the beautiful lake and the magnificent mountains in the background, another angle of the Torres del Paine and look at a picture of you before, the sky adds beauty to these fleeting clouds to a composition and of itself is great.
Image very clearly, with ideal brightness and superb colors. I love it.
yeln (11516) 2011-02-01 21:06
fantastičen pogled na gorsko pokrajino z izjemnimi barvami in barvnimi kontrasti!! bravo! TFS!
lep dan, vojko
kordinator (22537) 2011-02-02 1:54
Amazinc landscape and mountainscape composition.
It is a scenery from a fairy tale.
Amazing lake,famous montains covered with snow under magical sky.
Nice work,excellent atmosphere.
Great pov and depth of field.
I like a lot this pictures.
jemaflor (103135) 2011-02-02 12:06
Greta landscape with this lake and mountains in the bg; very well composed with thses red flowers in the fg, ideal to give an interesting depth and a 3D result.
Waylim (25436) 2011-02-02 18:17
Once again, a great shot, not only the landscape is fantastic, but with a clear day like this, it certainly help convey the beauty of the wilderness. The clarity is really can't be better. Each layers of the mountains are all in clear view. Once again, you're are supper lucky with the weather in Patagonia.
I have seen similar foreground but not background like this one.
Photo quality is great as always. A joy to look at this.
jafadabret (56501) 2011-02-03 23:49
Je suis en admiration devant cette photo qui a tout pour plaire, composition, graphisme et couleurs, le tout sous une belle lumičre. Je verrais bien cette photo agrandie en poster dans une agence de voyage. Je n'ai aucune idée du nom de ces deux plantes rouges mais elles font un plus évident dans le paysage.
Bon WE !
sevy (58) 2011-02-04 5:07
Very good landscape. You were lucky to get such weather. Some friends of mine never succeeded to see the mountains.
I like the red plants in foreground. They are very important in the composition to share the depth of this view.
Longroute (19396) 2011-02-04 10:34
I had missed this one! I'm really sorry that I'm so backwards in commenting your photos.
Well, you should be fully satisfied with the weather you found here! You could not find a better light!
And the result is a masterpiece!
The landscape is breathtaking and the deep blue sky really makes it even more intense and charming. The composition is sooo fine, showing those lovely red bushes in foreground which are fantastic eye catchers and which give an incredible depth to the image. The small lakes complement very well the superb mountains. I love the textures of the grass, bushes and rocks enhanced by the excellent sharpness: a real pleasure to look at.
Best compliments and really thanks for sharing,
leo61 (0) 2011-02-04 10:39
HI Mariusz !
I plan a visit to Patagonia in winter 2012/2013.
Why????.to have fantstic views like this one.
A great shot of this wonderful landscape,very well composed with these red blooming plants in the foreground.
andywo (4725) 2011-02-04 10:52
Musze przyznac, ze ten kadr zrobil na mnie duze wrazenie. Niezwykle miejsca odwiedzasz, co za malownicze gory!
Jak to zwykle u Ciebie doskonaly kadr i jakosc.
Podoba mi sie bardzo.
ecmel (1445) 2011-02-07 8:11
Spectacular image with great sharpness and clarity.Also cirrus clouds gives dynamic effect.
I particularly like a sense of barrenness.
holmertz (59152) 2011-02-09 5:32
It's interesting to see that this remarkable place was discovered by one of my countrymen (but I guess the local people already knew about it). The tufts of red plants make a perfect foreground for this dramatic scenery. It's a technically brilliant picture of great beauty.
claudeD (41588) 2011-02-09 9:47
wow. What an amazing picture.Perfect colors, excellent composition and this sky ... my congratulations.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
kiks (12759) 2011-02-10 5:04
Fantastic photo. The composition with the mighty moumtains at the back the lakes and the 2 red plants at the fg are sublime. Tere is so much to see.
The filter did a marveloous work on the sky.
ilDottore (5252) 2011-02-17 9:49
No nieeee... padam na kolana i w tej pozycji zostaję.
Miejscówka - bez komentarza, bo ludzie nie powinni Boskich dzieł komentować - szczegolnie tak udanych...
Komentarza wymaga za to technika... Niebo naświetlone z taką jakoscią, że podejrzewałem Cię o użycie polara, dopiero notka wyjasnia, że to szary połówkowy. Coś niesamowitego! Dawno nie widiałem tak skutecznego użycia filtrów "w praniu". Aż mi się chce kupić 16-35mm i zacząć kombinować z filtrami... :) Niestety moje aktualne UWA takie zabawy wyklucza.
Kompozycja boska, zdjęcie z najwyższej półki.
Pozdrawiam i gratuluję.
chawax (20760) 2011-02-18 2:39
Wow, fantastic landscape ! You chose a POV that gives a lot of space to the moor and makes us feel the immensity of the place. We feel so little facing this very wild scenery ! I love how the red bushes add some colour to this austere place. Light is excellent, DOF and sharpness too. Patagonia is really an area of the world I would like to visit one day ! I was surprised by the name of the lake, it makes us think about Scandinavia, then I saw why such a name in your interesting note ;)
Juntas (7960) 2011-02-21 8:30
Hi MAriusz. A beautiful image that almost seems unreal. A great composition with the diagonal of mountains, perfect colors and a very good sharpness. Great details in the fg and also a great dof. Well done.
Have a nice evening.
nikkitta (17068) 2011-02-23 20:06
Never been in the South, must begin to plan to go
But this shot seems ( HDR?)from another planet, the incredible color's sky reflecting on the lake is impressive
Like the orange flowers adding color foe a better contrast
npecanhuk (78579) 2011-02-24 4:13
What a gorgeous place!
The more I see your picture, the more I want to schedule a trip for that place as soon as possible (not sure I'll be able to do it though)!
Man, I love everything here: chosen pov, colors, exposure, composition, contrasts, horizontal format, dof and overall pp!!! They're all oustanding features!
TFS - congrats,
Bergenphotos (2968) 2011-02-27 14:38
Nothing at all can ruin the fact that this is an amazing photograph. The landscape is for sure magnificent, but you've also done a good job composing it. First: The sky is one of the most outstanding I've seen in a long time. It looks very special, but not unnatural, just perfect. The red things in front (I don't know what it is) fits wonderfully in because of the color. They also make the foreground more interesting.
But I got to admit that what made me click at this image in the first place was that the lakes were named after Nordenskiold. That is scandinavian! So I was impressed that a lake so far away maybe was named after a Norwegian. It turned out to be a Suede, but still... Thanks for sharing. This is a masterpiece!
Greetings from Norway,
zanskar (280) 2011-04-14 2:45
Absolutely fabulous shot ! Torres del Paine is so impressive, and you realised here an incredible composition, due to the mixt of colours. The oranged plants in the foreground gives live to this mineral landscape. Well done, I love it !
quillo (11856) 2011-06-26 7:07
Hola Mariusz ;
......... espectacular imagen,
muy bien contrastada,
y con una excelente gestión de la luz y el color,
el resultado her agradable y hermoso,
y eso se agradece.
bebbetto (40) 2011-07-15 12:41
I found this wonderful picture on the TE home page.
It is a breathtaking photo reproducing, with moderate but very effective PP, a fantastic landscape.
kennyblack (4207) 2011-11-18 11:27
Hello Mariusz, spectacular image with a fantastic POV, incredible sharpness of detail and fabulous colors. Truly a great job, great image, thank you for the post
Best wishes for a good night ... Marino
manudautriche (4348) 2012-01-18 9:46
Great shot my friend...:)
banyanman (7789) 2012-03-23 5:20
I can see we have a lot in common in terms of the types of landscapes that we enjoy photographing, Mariusz. I would love to have this one in my own gallery because it is exactly as I would have framed it, and you have executed it perfectly. A1 technically, great DOF and excellent use of the grad filter. I think the red plants in the foreground are Anarthrophyllum Defideratum (commonly known as the Neneo Plant). They add a fabulous foreground POI which is often hard to find in wide-angle landscape photographs.
ikeharel (78343) 2012-10-15 4:27
Magnificent nature's, on one of the best attractions in S.America. The location is overwhelming, and majestic in view.
Excelent shot over the reserve, colors and light well managed.
This is rather very different POV from what we normally and usually see.
aliabazari (16278) 2012-11-21 20:06
Wybierz kąt widzenia jest bardzo piękne i dobrze zrobione. Dobra kompozycja i ekspozycja. Bardzo drogim przyjacielem.
Z wielkim szacunkiem ...
fritzi007 (12430) 2013-03-25 16:11
unglaubliches, wunderschönes Foto, es spricht für sich
es passt alles, die Berge, die Seen!
Das man keine Guanako sieht, spielt wirklich keine Rolle.
Romano46 (18472) 2013-12-16 2:58
nell'aprire l'home page oggi ho avuto la bella sorpresa di trovare questa tua splendida foto per la quale on posso che complimentarmi.
Una splendida composizione che valorizza un paesaggio grandioso caratterizzato anche da colori di notevole bellezza.
Complimenti. Uni scatto eccezionale.
Ciao, buona giornata e buon inizio di settimana
GyurMaster (7301) 2017-03-03 10:48
What a mesmerizing view with these muted colours. I really like the contrast between the red plants and the deep blue sky.
It goes to my favorite list!
federico (4529) 2017-03-03 14:11
hello Mariusz, I missed this one previously, great quality, perfect clarity, wonderfull place, the red grass in the fg adds the definitive touch to your composition
PaulVDV (32641) 2017-03-03 23:29
Today this is a 'featured photo' on TE. I cannot remember to have seen it before.
What a stunning landscape!
Every part of the picture is beautiful. Of course I'm much impressed by the snowcapped peaks. But also the lakes in front of them, the desolate landscape and the dark blue sky with the long white cloud lines are impressive.
The red plants or perhaps the plants with red flowers on the foreground are the icing on the cake.
A high quality picture with excellent depth and composition.
Best regards, Paul
- Copyright: Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) (39947)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-11-09
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS Kiss X4, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, Cokin Grad ND8
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Patagonia 2010
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- Date Submitted: 2011-01-29 23:40
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