Our accommodation for the 3 nights which we have spent in Torres del Paine National Park was Hosteria Pehoe. The hotel is located on a tiny island in the middle of Lago Pehoe. To get to the island you have to cross a wooden, 100 m long, pedestrian bridge. Hosteria provides probably the best view of Cuernos del Paine (Horns of Paine) both from its rooms and from the restaurant. You can easily walk around this 5 hectare island finding also a more natural foreground for your compositions. It is so convenient to wake up for a sunrise or wait for a sunset, or watch the Southern Cross constellation at night (invisible for people in the Northern Hemisphere) having the best POV just one minute away from your bed. In this photo I wanted to show you the hosteria in the context of the view it provides. The color of the lake changes during the day, but in a full sunlight it is light green. Hosteria Pehoe is also a great base to explore the rest of the National Park as it is located in the middle of the park. All the roads in this area are called ripio, meaning they are not paved, so you don’t want to drive too much, especially that the closest gas station is far away and you really have to save the fuel for the way back. The closest station on the Argentinean side is in Esperanza, 160 km away from Torres del Paine. Having accommodation and good restaurant with such a view has unfortunately its price. We have paid for a night there 3 times more than for a good hotel in Buenos Aires. The restaurant was very expensive too as there was practically no competition in that area.
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mauro61 (52857) 2011-02-24 1:30
di grande effetto il posto e deve essere una esperienza davvero unica il soggiorno in questa casa sul lago.
Bello lo sfondo delle montagne e la bellezza dei colori.
dta (79050) 2011-02-24 1:36
Hello Mariusz ,
An outstanding view of these famous Cuernos del Paine (one of the most beautiful mountains on Earth ?) . But here , they are presented in a large scenery , with splendid colorful elements : blue lake , red cabin , yellow bushes . And of course , the great effect of the clouds around the summits . The clarity is fantastic .
A gorgeous sight .
bebbetto (40) 2011-02-24 1:45
Stunning photograph. Good composition. Brigth and very well detailed.
Impressive is the view of the snowed peaks.
sabermonajati (11245) 2011-02-24 1:45
fascinating place you shot.red home, lake ,wonderful mountain together exsit glamorous view.
LOOOK13 (19046) 2011-02-24 2:38
Une superbe image, d'une trés grande netteté, grande profondeur, excellent cadrage, un mélange de couleurs extraordinaire.
Du grand art.
humayun (2991) 2011-02-24 4:08
As mentioned the colors and textures are great here...
pov is nice also...........
The smoothness of the sand rippling, contrast well against the jaggedly rocks behind.............
timecapturer (49288) 2011-02-24 4:22
a stunning POV and composition with an intense clarity. Quite breathtaking scenery and you have caught the drama of it perfectly. Love the turquoise water - a striking and truly beautiful image.
Sonata11 (33871) 2011-02-24 4:31
cudone miejsce i cudone zdjecie. Sliczne kolory nieba, chmur unoszace sie nad gorami, niesamowity kolor wody i okolicy. Piekne zdjecie. Moje gratulacje.
fds (9403) 2011-02-24 4:32
fantastic picture with very beautiful colors
and very nice red house
HimalAnda (10669) 2011-02-24 4:44
Whaou! What a beautiful place!
I would like to be there and to have such a nice weather. The mountains on the right are beautiful and the colors are great, especially the colors on the lake.
This is a very good picture!
JFS (32459) 2011-02-24 5:11
Incredible shot and incredible scenery. The sharpness and depth of field is excellent.
faletiz (10377) 2011-02-24 6:05
an astounding place, this Hosteria must be a beautiful place in order to pass a vacation. Incredible landscape, extraordinary lights and colors.
Sergiom (81703) 2011-02-24 6:08
De toute beauté cet endroit. La couleur de l'eau est extraordinaire et la maison rouge offre une belle perspective sur ce paysage . Que dire des nuages qui s'accrochent ŕ la cime des montagnes.
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2011-02-24 6:59
the vista surely worth the trip and the price of the accomodations.
outstanding is the colors of the water and the cloudy mountains behind.
Fis2 (99624) 2011-02-24 8:06
U Ciebie kolorowo i jaskrawo.
Miejsce urocze, wspaniale miejsce i krajobraz.
vasilpro (41527) 2011-02-24 8:37
Superb composition from an excellent POV, wonderful landscape, lovely light and contrast, beautiful colors, great photo work, amazing atmosphere and mountain view.
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.
Zolive (5935) 2011-02-24 8:46
Splendid picture. There is all it need for photo. The point of view is excellent and give a very good composition. This majestic landscape offer wonderful colors. The depth is very good and relief is well seen. Congratulations.
Waylim (25502) 2011-02-24 9:54
There is not much I can say here, but to just sit back and enjoy this fantastic photo and imagin and dream of going back here again one day.
kordinator (20523) 2011-02-24 11:06
Impressive landscape with wonderful colors.
Amazing place you capture.
Lovely red house, lake,wonderful mountain,fantastic blue lake.
Meny nice natural details of this National park.
adramad (46466) 2011-02-24 13:00
A superb picture, the situation of this hotel is great and the view over the lake and the Torres del Paine are wonderful.
Great POV showing us the small beach and the lake with the beautiful building of the Hosteria, the spectacular backdrop.
The brightness of the day is great and the coloring is superb especially in the waters of the lake, the sharpness is a pleasure to admire these stunning mountains. Very well done.
sacavem (18620) 2011-02-24 13:28
Wonderful my friend,
Beautiful colors,impressive sharpness and magic landscape too.Amazing,very well done,
*It is with much pleasure, that I add its photo in the gallery of my favorite photos.
macjake (69105) 2011-02-24 13:43
another fantastic photo to have in your gallery. again with your overall clarity and high quality.
unforgettable mountain landscape with green/blue water, and the red building as a spark.
A+ work here, with the composition and strong lines created by the beach and water.
lousat (92808) 2011-02-24 14:24
My words to comment your pic are finish.This is an impressive beauty,what a view,what a colors,what a contrasts,you're the nr.1,no doubt.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.
francio64 (39888) 2011-02-24 15:53
immagine molto bella dal punto di vista della composizione.
Eccellente lavoro di PP con un ottima resa cromatica e un ottimo sharp.
Ben gestita la luce.
adores (45715) 2011-02-24 17:15
What a place! The colour of the water really stands out and it makes a good contrast with the red house! Sharpness and dof are very good also! Those white clouds at the top of the mountains are just a wonderful detail!
nikkitta (17066) 2011-02-24 17:17
Hola Mariusz, after reading your note I will begin to save to go at that"hosteria", just the place I like, quiet, isolated, good food and lots of interesting places to visit
The South , Chilean and Argentinian is very expensive, hotel and food, may be because is so far away and the prices of transportation
Very good POV to show all you write about, incredible blue color of the lake
hispic (9652) 2011-02-24 19:08
This photo might be for Hosteria Pehoe, it's great that you were able to stay such a stunning location.A horizontal balance between the hotel and the mountain is wonderful. tone of clouds is also so nice. Fascinating!
Have a nice day, Hisashi
emka (99901) 2011-02-24 23:48
Fantastyczny widok na tę hosterię. Ekstra kolorki - czerwony, szmaragdowe jezioro, jakies żółte kwiaty no i Rogi w całej swej okazałosci. Z naszego hotelu też był piekny widok, tyle że Rogi były bliżej, ale po innej stronie niz jezioro. Fajne te chmurki. Udała wam sie tu pogoda.
Ricx (13495) 2011-02-25 1:50
Hi Mariusz, This is stunning - it is a superb image with wonderful clarity on the fg and on the mountains- The mountains are amazing ragged.. a wonderful place to be with a camera - have a great weekend Rich
jlbrthnn (76037) 2011-02-25 1:58
The composition is remarkable. This foreground cleverly framed induces a deep landscape. The light, colors, sharpness are superb. Congratulations.
Have a nice day
josepmarin (58359) 2011-02-25 3:59
this small hotel is really charming, its location in the island and the views on the lake and on the mountains that someone consider the most beautiful ones of the world, they are really impressive due to its grand beauty.
The framing is perfect, in a composition that includes all the necessary elements to obtain a very attractive image.
Light and colors with a high quality, and great sharpness in this beautiful and almost wild landscape.
It is an extraordinary work.
rodgerg (55767) 2011-02-25 4:41
Excellent presnettaion of this beautiful landscape with a POV very well selected. This POV open a large propsect. Good balalnce in the composition too with the red house well off-centred on the left of the image. the red color of this house arise very well. Superb nad incredible clouds in the BG.
Have a nice WE,
Bournazel (0) 2011-02-25 8:54
Fantastic view with the red house on the blue lake and the incredible Horns of Paine in the foreground with a nice light
kiks (12735) 2011-02-25 12:49
What vcan i say: incredibeel place to sit and enjoy and you show us in a wonderful way with so many layers and things too discover.
jaywalker (16101) 2011-02-25 14:41
Hi Mariusz, Now this has truly got the WOW factor, the whole photo is stunning & I will not single out anything, just mind blowing, TFS, kind regards Wilson.
AKITA (15125) 2011-02-25 18:25
this vivid color contrast between nature various blue colors and human red house is very artistic,
and light blue of water and deep blue of sky are well contrasted and composed to make splendid perspective,
steep rock walls of distant but clear mountains look mysterious, covered with fantastic white clouds and fogs,
ultra-clear light and air are amazing in whole view here,
thank you for your excellent shot,
ifege (10641) 2011-02-25 21:58
One of your best Mariusz - a great capture of the spectacular mountains, lake and clouds. The hosteria adds a human dimension.
Graal (103028) 2011-02-25 23:52
piekny zestaw kolorow no i krajobraz. Fajne ujecie kilku tematow w jednym kadrze. Przyroda Patagonii jest jedyna w swoim rodzaju. Podoba mi sie.
bukitgolfb301 (42652) 2011-02-26 2:10
Hi my dear Mariusz
So great nature shot! What a vivid color as this!!!!
Marvelous composition and very sharp and incredible color / focus presentation are so wonderful as usual. Thanks for sharing with your finest posting, have a good Saturday and best regards,
Takero from Tokyo
jafadabret (56501) 2011-02-26 5:26
C'est un vrai régal, cette photo avec les couleurs sublimes de l'eau, du ciel et de l'édifice. J'aime les dessins dans la montagne déchiquetée.
bema (26425) 2011-02-26 6:24
a breathtaking view, and a lot of attention to this truly fascinating capture!
think everything has been told yet, so let me only thank you for sharing this one with us..
have a nice day, see you around, Bernd
paololg (31448) 2011-02-26 10:25
Ciao dear Mariusz,
beautiful colors, but above all perfect photographic quality, in this incredibly pleasant and interesting composition. A photo with an excellent sharpness, from the FG to the BG. Congratulations!
Ciao, have a nice weekend, dear friend!
s_lush (16206) 2011-02-26 23:59
This is an absolutely beautiful scene with the so many nice elements, such as the wonderful flowering plants and blue water in the foreground, colorful house, snowy rocky mountains and nicely clouded sky in the background. Perfectly well done!
chawax (20758) 2011-02-27 2:18
One more gorgeous view ! The POV is excellent, with the beach line in the foreground driving our look to the red house and then to the wonderful moutnains in the background. I love the clouds hanged to the mountains and the touch of colours added by the red house. Sharpness is incredible, from the foreground to the background, it looks like air is pure in this place ! Colours and light are excellent and you used the polarizer a perfect way to make the colours excellent but still natural. Really an excellent work, congratulations !
sacimar (26607) 2011-02-27 4:41
other excellent image of this part of South America, the details of the mountains with the clouds and the red building create a good composition, well done,
holmertz (54235) 2011-02-27 8:05
This view is almost unbelievable. It's such a combination of colours and shape that seems almost unreal. You made a very good composition out of this, placeing the yellow flowers in the lower corner with the red building behind, leaving the view open across tha strangely coloured lake and the weird looking mountains. The freshness of the air and the clearness of the colours must have been an unforgettable experience.
hemantbuch (1649) 2011-02-27 8:18
Amazing place, spectacular colors. The red house the snow-covered mountains topped by the clouds, the yellow flowers, the turquoise water and the blue, blue sky...ahhh...heady concoction!
Urs (14082) 2011-02-27 19:33
Wow, that shot really makes you look twice, especially the house on the left is so unique. Excellent vibrant color hues and high sharpness. This shot is outstanding
danos (99160) 2011-02-28 0:30
Good morning Mariusz,
very nice the presentation of the scene with the red paint house to contrast perfect with the colour tints of the lake, as the sky too.I like the brilliant light, as the vivid colours of the image,with the pedestrian bridge to be seen as you write in the informative note, in the link of the Hosteria Pehoe.Well done.
Have a good week,Danos
raszid62 (18515) 2011-02-28 6:21
Gdyby nie te o¶nieżone góry i umiejscowienie, możnaby pomy¶leć, ze to tropikalna plaża nad seledynowym morzem. Piękny krajobraz , czerwony domek ostro kontrastuje z reszt± obrazu. Wspaniała kompozycja, cudowne kolory.
Angshu (56758) 2011-02-28 8:04
What a place! Not only does it provide majestic views of the Horns of Paine, but the turquoise water is so very appealing. The diagonal compo adds depth & the red house is a good focal pint, but of course, its the mountain peaks who are the prime attractions
gildasjan (43650) 2011-03-01 4:25
Un superbe contraste pour cette image entre ces bleus et cette maison ŕ gauche.
Juntas (7960) 2011-03-03 3:03
Hi Mariusz. This is a wonderful view and beeing a minute away from bed is really something. The mountains on the back are very beautiful, colors are very nice and sharpness is quite good too. Nice composition, beautiful light. Well done.
HAve a nice day.
Elaine_Blath (8509) 2011-03-03 5:49
wow, I realy envy you the accommodation like this and having opportunity to shoot these famous mountain ridge, which looks really very strange...great one!
Have a nice day, Ivana
Longroute (19396) 2011-03-06 11:06
Oh, my! where you have gone!
This place is absolutely stunning! Everything is so perfect and fits well with the environment that one cannot believe to be true!
The Famous Torres del Paine is by itself a superb landmark which finds no equal in the world but that red Hosteria by the lake seems got out from a fairy tale book! And above all you found a fantastic sky which make the scene even richer and unique. A special mention here must be dedicated to the light and colours: never seen such intense and yet delicate tonalities. If this is not a masterpiece I don't understand anything of Photography.
My best compliments,
andywo (4725) 2011-03-08 10:51
Piekne miejsce to i piekne ceny.
Doskonaly kadr, ktory zacheca do odwiedzenia tamtego rejonu swiata. Zwlaszcza te szczyty w chmurach prezentuja sie wyjatkowo malowniczo.
Zazdroszcze Ci tej podrozy;-)
denisn72 (8300) 2011-03-10 16:14
Impressive sharpness combined with a great management of light and point of view. The landscape is stunning as well as the colours of the water. Bravo!
alive (1360) 2011-03-14 5:46
A photo with great composition.
Good and very beautiful colors.
npecanhuk (75592) 2011-03-14 10:24
What a magnificent place! In addition to those fabulous mountains in the background, I love the color of the water and the location of the hotel!
That's such a beautiful picture with excellent photo quality!
TFS - congrats,
serp2000 (44560) 2011-03-16 11:03
Great shot! My congratulations, Mariusz! Excellent work! I love this landscape. Europa has not the similar views of nature. TFS!
fritzi007 (11043) 2011-03-18 12:04
Wunderschönes Foto, super Farben, es ist eine Freude es anzuschauen. Es ist ein einzigartiger Ort, da darf es schon ein bisschen teurer sein.
Wünsch dir ein schönes Wochenende
Charo (51212) 2011-04-14 16:40
Krajobraz jest niesamowity i imponujący, wielkiej urody.
Bardzo podoba mi się kompozycja z czerwonym domu, która kontrastuje z naturalnym środowisku.
Woda ma wielki kolor. Bravo!
Vasa (515) 2011-04-16 16:53
Your heart is between Poland and Ireland, but your inspiration in Chile is great. So spectacular view, dear friend, is here!!
Jeppo (17645) 2011-10-25 13:10
ladny kolory i perspektiwa. I'm flying down there in 2 months...and I'm looking forward to being there!
pozdrowienia z swajczarie
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4814) 2012-03-28 21:09
I guess this is my first time seeing your Patagonia shots here in TE. Fabulous, breathtaking and jaw dropping. Your accommodation is sick! WOW! I can imagine waking up and seeing this view everyday! Love the pristine lake, the snow capped oddly shaped mountains and the red house creates one fantastic image. Wish I could visit this place! TFS!
warm regard from Rainy Manila
KristinsCamera (2384) 2013-08-05 21:52
wow, that is quite the view, Mariusz!
the waters are surreal, especially against the dark sand and yellow flowers.
it's hard to tell which is the bigger scene stealer -- that water or the mountains.
it's a good thing i'm not staying there, i doubt i could afford to stay long enough to explore all this stunning nature. so thank you for doing that for us, now we can relax and just imagine what we would do there :)
ikeharel (72853) 2013-08-27 2:27
Marvelous nature's corner, Mariusz.
Pic. space allocation well considered when chosen the POV over, much of it with the stunning tourquise water and the needle-shaped rising rocks on far. The place is famouse, yet I find new small corners that keep surprising me.
Magnificent place, no-less a beautiful photo rendered.
- Copyright: Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) (37787)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-11-08
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS Kiss X4, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, Hoya Pro PL
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Patagonia 2010
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- Date Submitted: 2011-02-24 1:18
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