Glacier Grey in the Torres del Paine National Park is not as easily accessible as the famous Perito Moreno. There are tours starting from the Hosteria Lago Grey twice daily (3h roundtrip boat). As far as I remember the tour was about 80USD per person but it does include a whiskey sour tasting :) Driving to Hosteria Lago Grey is adventure itself as the road is unpaved and pretty bad quality as all the roads in the park ("ripio").
I have showed already a view of the glacier itself. Here you see a view from the Hosteria Lago Grey which I took waiting for the tour. The color of the lake has a greyish tone indeed, different than mostly green color of other lakes and rivers in the park. The glacier itself is not visible here. To the right from the mountain which appears as the highest in this photo you can spot the Cuernos del Paine and just the tips of the Torres del Paine, this is a less typical perspective though so the ranges are not as recognizable as from the other side.
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m00n (2259) 2011-10-22 10:01
Oh yes, I like, I feel the space. The second plan is simply breathtaking, beautiful dynamic sky, great colors and are all in one simple frame Bravo
Sonata11 (34007) 2011-10-22 10:08
co za piekny oszalamiajacy widok. Sliczne cienie w wodzie. Rewelacyjnie piekne gory i niebo. Pieknie wykonane zdjecie. Wspanialy punkt widzenia. Calosc pieknie i bezblednie wykonane zdjecie. Moje gratulacje !!!
Serdecznie pozdrawiam i zycze milego WE,
vrabieionut (2189) 2011-10-22 10:40
You captured a wonderful mountain landscape.Colors and composition are superb.
Have a nice weekend,
JanH (864) 2011-10-22 10:41
Nice plain image. I like the the bit darkish atmosphere and the natural colours. Interesting sky.
holmertz (59142) 2011-10-22 10:45
The scenery is breathtaking but I am most of all impressed by the colours, clear and well saturated yet very mild green, light blue, brown and yellow. The picture is beautifully sharp.
bema (26425) 2011-10-22 10:52
an really extraordinary landscape, and for sure, a famous picture with a splendid composition too..
have a nice day, pozdrawiam Bernd
jackart (6702) 2011-10-22 10:56
To chyba jedno z najpiękniejszych miejsc na Ziemi.Od dawna marzę aby tam pojechać...
Pentti (1469) 2011-10-22 11:17
great place and great POV and composition
the clarity could be improved so I hope you don't mind some WS
great shot any way!
GREGG (7888) 2011-10-22 11:19
Witaj,śliczne miejsce, dobra kompozycja
jak zwykle u Ciebie
szkoda że tło -które tworzy wysoki masyw górski jest odpowiednio wyraźne ale plany bliższe już nie,
próba poprawienia tego w obróbce dała średni wynik
przy takiej kompozycji chciałbym mieć zdecydowanie większą głębię od 2m do nieskończoności,
do da się dość łatwo osiągnąć
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2011-10-22 11:20
fantastic mountain landscape, you really used your wide lens very well i lier the effect of the wind on the water and its colors.
serp2000 (45858) 2011-10-22 11:24
My congratulations! Outstanding presentation of the Patagonian nature! Impressive landscape, the cours and sharpness are great!
tatadalou (7459) 2011-10-22 11:44
The wild beauty of this landscape is breathtaking! You have captured very well the lake and its environment, with a balanced framework.
brianmcc (6221) 2011-10-22 12:30
this is an amazing landscape and you have shown it here in all its majesty. the depth of field is excellent and the picture incredibly sharp, especially the mountains in contrast to the movement you have achieved in the clouds by a slow shutter speed.
mesutilgim (97484) 2011-10-22 13:42
Nice capture from this National Park in Patagonia.
Very good pov and nice soft light.
The still water at the center is quite attractive.
Interesting notes as well.
TFS and have a nice weekend
smarcell (19965) 2011-10-22 13:49
the landscape and the lights are great.
I think there is slightly too much foreground. I would have made a few steps foreward, maybe
JFS (32459) 2011-10-22 14:08
You have captured this amazing scenery masterly, image of hight quality, and the depth of field is extraordinary. thanks a lot!
macjake (72555) 2011-10-22 15:02
you spoke about how i had Times Square all to myself...well, it looks like you have Chile all to yourself! :)
it truly is awe inspiring to view these types of landscapes.
the clouds are a cool adition, and there are so many textures and contrasts in forms all over the frame, too many to mention.
a wonderful collection of mother nature.
enjoy your day
nikkitta (17068) 2011-10-22 19:52
So, back to South America?
I am going there this Summer, just because of your shots that shows beautiful landscapes, lakes, mountains
The ones here on the BG are super as is the color of the lake, never seen in another place
Great geographical lesson note
emka (106772) 2011-10-22 23:03
Fajne zdjęcie, woda w szarym jeziorze jest tu rzeczywiście szra. I widać błękitne bryły lodowca gdzieś w oddali. Super wodok.
Ja mam jeszcze troche czasu przed wyjazdem, zdążę wrzucic kilkanaście fotek. Martwi mnie teraz ta powódź w Tajlandii. Zatrzymujemy sie dwa razy w Bangkoku. Słyszaam w telewwizji, ze to moze jeszcze potrwać kilka tygodni.
SnapRJW (31629) 2011-10-23 0:06
Hello Mariusz - A wild and beautiful landscape with four distinct layers of interest. The colours are subtle and restrained. An image of superb quality and detail. Nice work indeed. Best regards Rosemary
Graal (103038) 2011-10-23 0:10
piekna dzika przyroda tutaj. Fajnie pokazujesz tak dalekie od nas miejsce. Swiatlo jakby troche sie schowalo za chmurami ale i tak jest fajnie, przynajmniej nie ma przepalen. Moge tylko pozazdroscic takich wedrowek.
fds (9569) 2011-10-23 0:30
very great desert landscape
superb scenary with great mountain
danos (103144) 2011-10-23 1:12
nice the panoramic view of the glacier Grey with the lots of details and the beauty of the place to make the scene so beautiful and adorable. I like the different created layers, from the land,the lake the snowy Mts and the sky, to make the image so successful and well seen.
Have a good Sunday,danos
siudzi (34141) 2011-10-23 1:41
Piękne miejsce, fantastyczne zdjęcie! Bardzo mi się podoba Twoja praca dopracowana w najmniejszych szczegółach. Chciałabym pewnego dnia tam pojechać i móc zobaczyć ten nieasmowity widok na własne oczy! Brawo!
lousat (97585) 2011-10-23 1:59
Hi Marius,you know how i like your works in hdr and this is another fantastic result,a beautiful place and a magnificent result in lights,colors,sharpness...very well done,have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
Disabled_A (0) 2011-10-23 3:25
excellent perspective view, it is a fascinating beautiful scene - also because of its colours, of course.
I especially like it how the pattern of clouds in the blue sky matches the pattern of snow on the mountains:)
Also, how curious is the juxtaposition of a fragile piece of greenery (a little young tree?) in the foreground and the huge solid high mountain in the background.
wishing you a nice Sunday,
timecapturer (49288) 2011-10-23 3:42
a stunning composition with such an amazing mix of light and colours. It is a real beauty of an image with such a wonderful sky adding an idyllic atmosphere.
Magnificent!! Love it!!
Have a peaceful Sunday - Brian.
jlbrthnn (76039) 2011-10-23 4:14
The Patagonia is an immense very remarkable and spectacular region. I like the foreground, the neatness and the depth. The sky and the mountain are magnificent. Excellent quality. Bravo.
Have a nice sunday
josepmarin (58359) 2011-10-23 4:49
this sight from the Hosteria is a real marvel, be there for to contemplate these beautiful mountains calmly, is a real gift for our eyes.
And your photo also makes us enjoy this great beauty, by means of a good framing, a wide visual angle, and a great depth of image.
An excellent work with the exposure, with which you have achieved a nice light and a few soft colors which give a high quality to the composition.
It's a beautiful picture.
siolaw (38294) 2011-10-23 5:14
The nature is so huge and wild down there.. and your picture shows that quite well.
You probably got the most out of unstable light conditions, with sufficient contrast and natural looking colours.
rodgerg (55767) 2011-10-23 6:30
Excellent presentation of this beautiful landscape with a composition in three plans well delimited which give a great depht. The top of the mountains give graphic effect and arise well in the cloudy sky.
Have a nice Sunday,
krzychu30 (15512) 2011-10-23 10:10
przepiekne miejsce,ktore chyba nie wymaga wiecej slow.Po prostu wystarczy podziwiac ten widok.Moze z jednej strony to dobrze,ze jest jak piszesz trudno dostepne,przynajmnie dluzej zostanie w nienaruszonym stanie.A przywilej podziwiania takich pejzazy pozostanie dla prawdziwych milosnikow przyrody i podrozy,ktorzy docenia trud dostania sie w takie miejsce.
Fis2 (106408) 2011-10-23 10:21
Przyjemny krajobraz, ciekawe miejsce.
Naturalna kolorystyka podnosi walory pracy,
elkab (3780) 2011-10-23 11:37
Oryginalna i ciekawa kompozycja z nieprzewidywalną głębią i fajną kolorystyką. Super nastrój z delikatną teksturą zdjęcia
chawax (20760) 2011-10-23 11:54
Fantastic landscape ! We feel so little in such a place ! I love the different plans in the picture that add depth. Great sharpness.
Have a nice week,
vasilpro (41661) 2011-10-23 13:00
Wonderful composition, beautiful view to the mountains in BG, peaceful place, excellent POV, lovely soft light and color tones, very nice framework, TFS!
Have a nice week, Vasilis.
francio64 (39888) 2011-10-24 5:20
Luogo affascinante ben rappresentato, con grande nitidezza e ottimo contrasto tra montagne e lago.
Well done and TFS!
abmdsudi (57720) 2011-10-24 6:06
Fantastic landscape, good light management and nicely exposed. the wonderful sky and mountain have added drama to the image. A very impressive scenery rarely seen and you have captured, beautiful colours and we can almost feel the coldness and the clean air up there. I like the different textures and the great sharpness of it!
Amazing capture, well done
delpeoples (59774) 2011-10-24 6:33
HI dear Mariusz
So you've been hiding this treasure from us for 3 months? You're so mean! :) It's absolutely stunning. Of course the landscape is remarkable, so wild, vast and unpopulated. But the quality of your composition and the post-processing is in a level of it own. COngratulations, this photo is extraordinary, as is your talent.
PS: the Outlaws report snow falling in Donegal during the week. I hope the weather has not been similarly miserable for you in Dublin
Silvio1953 (152991) 2011-10-24 9:47
Ciao Mariusz, fascinating mountain landscape with lovely lake, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
adramad (49544) 2011-10-24 10:35
A superb scenery, a wonderful composition, love the POV, with these green bushes in the foreground, the cold waters of the lake and the impressive backdrop backdrop of high mountains, the sky is pretty impressive with these clouds, a beautiful work that makes us enjoy.
Perfect brightness, sharpness and great color.
Good start of week.
lgir (7363) 2011-10-25 9:13
beautiful landscape of great depth with colors that gives it all its beauty, leading up to this beautiful sky.
Very good work
marcan44 (6315) 2011-10-25 9:25
E' tutti al top, foreground e background, gestione della luce, inquadratura, sharpness.
Amico mio un lavoro straordinario!
Angshu (56760) 2011-10-26 0:46
You had these gems hidden in your computer for so long??
We can identify the peaks of Torres del Paine even though they are a bit far & froma different angle. Light seemed to have been tricky but you handled it very well. The green water (glacial origin) look beautiful. As always you have a FG in the composition which adds depth, but I feel cropping an inch & a half from the bottom would not have done much harm :-).
What's the latest regarding the search?
Waylim (25436) 2011-10-30 23:58
I guess, I couldn't never get tire of looking at this scenery. especially from a different perspective, and different light. Once again, you have some incredible view even if it not as clear the air, but the whole mountains are well exposed and I can spot a few glacier block floating on the lake. Excellent wide open POV, and the foreground trees adds depth and enhanced the composition nicely.
Longroute (19396) 2011-11-03 11:56
Before Lago Sarmiento I want to say few things about this other lake which you posted earlier.
The place is so beautiful that it deserved another photo which showed the whole whereabouts (I hope this is the right word in English). Every thing is fine and interesting: the foreground, the lake and the hills in the middle-ground and of course the superb mountains of Torres del Paine in the background. The clouds in the sky indicates an unstable weather as often is the case in those extreme regions and adds a touch of exoticism.
I guess the light had to be very strong but the results are quite good.
mauro61 (52887) 2011-12-01 8:44
il cielo e le montagne di fondo sono i grandi protagonisti della foto insieme con il lago inserito in uno splendido contesto naturale.
Ottimamente ripresa la scena,
- Copyright: Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) (39943)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-11-07
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS Kiss X4, Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
- Exposure: f/11, 1/100 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: Patagonia 2010
- Date Submitted: 2011-10-22 9:56