I have presented already here the view of Hosteria Pehoe, which was my accommodation while exploring the Torres del Paine National Park. The hotel is located on a tiny island on the lake. This photograph here presents another view of the famous Cuernos del Paine mountain range from same island, this time without any traces of civilization. I was at this particular location with my camera for one sunset and two sunrises but the light was not that great, the main theme being covered in a deep shade. Later in the morning, as seen here, the light was in my opinion the most interesting.
I have struggled a lot to avoid burning out the bright snow on the mountains. It was only possible with the ND grad filter and without the polarization filter (the second one usually enhances contrasts). Sadly in the end the photos with the best exposition appeared to have a bit less interesting foreground. To show the colors as natural as possible this photo was not hdr-ed or processed in any other way. To read more about the origin of the green color please check the note under this photo.
This is my note for the photo presenting Hosteria Pehoe:
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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csabagaba (6628) 2011-10-25 1:12
Beautiful nature photography. The turquoise water and the white mountains, along beautiful. Good view and composition.
Have a nice day.
geoant68 (331) 2011-10-25 1:16
what a dreamily scenery is this! Great scene with the lagoon in the middle to lead in the eye on the snowy Mts on the background.The brilliant light and the vivid colours makes the image so exceptional.
cargus (9081) 2011-10-25 1:16
Une excellente image de montagne, la balance des couleurs et le contraste dans une image peut ętre trouvé réussie.Bien fait.!
josepmarin (57841) 2011-10-25 1:28
an excellent framing to show us the immense beauty of this landscape, with the majestic mountains in background, and a gorgeous lake of color turquoise at its feet.
I like the great depth of the image, its great sharpness, the good light and the beautiful colors, that you have reached by means of a perfect technical execution.
ifege (10363) 2011-10-25 1:51
A superb photo Mariusz with great depth of field ensuring the mounatins are as sharp as the lake. Incredible colour.
HimalAnda (10141) 2011-10-25 1:56
What a very nice picture! This place is fantastic... when the weather is nice. I like the colors and the dark foreground.
dale54 (6705) 2011-10-25 2:10
well this is super! hi mariusz!very well taken in every way,it sure is a fantastic scene! tfs!! dr
mauro61 (52631) 2011-10-25 3:24
mi piace molto la resa del colore dell'acqua in questa ambientazione di montagna.
Ben ripresa la scena con i denti delle montagne di fondo,
timecapturer (49288) 2011-10-25 4:40
another stunning addition to your superb gallery. This is so beauitiful and appealing. Composed splendidly and presented majestically. Love it!!
Have a good week - regards Brian.
mursaloglu (8682) 2011-10-25 4:47
what a great landscape pic. Amazing stunning composition eyecatching wonderful POV.Using the wide angle is really useful here...Bravo...wielkie osiągnięcie... ihsan
Sergiom (65229) 2011-10-25 6:04
Quelle belle nature. La couleur de l'eau est magnifique et guide le regard vers les montagnes toutes de neige recouvertes ŕ l'arričre plan.
prasun984 (5590) 2011-10-25 6:23
fantastic landscape shot by nice composition with the snow covered mountains in BG and the deep blue lake in FG...like the calmness situation here...
good DOF controlled with nice light management...nice color tones & sharpness also...
good informative Note also...
JFS (32459) 2011-10-25 8:48
Your shots from the other part of the world are always welcome, they are so special, so beautiful! The depth of field is spectacular and the sharpness too.
marcan44 (6299) 2011-10-25 9:28
colori nitidezza da favola.
La Patagonia deve essere una terra molto bella da fotografare!!!
Hai fatto un lavoro splendido.
Grazie per la condivisione.
Un caro saluto
Budapestman (82620) 2011-10-25 12:08
a beautiful view with spectacular composition and romantic atmosphere, the colours and lights are very nice, the POV is excellent, Tfs! Have a nice evening! Kellemes estét kívánok!
Sonata11 (33526) 2011-10-25 17:49
piekne miejsce i pieknie wykonane zdjecie. Tafla wody w jeziorze jest niesamowita i piekny jego kolor. Na dalszym planie sliczne osniezone zmrozone gory i niebieskie niebo. Sliczna pozctowka. Wspaniale zdjecie. Bardzo mi sie podoba. Gratulacje. SUPER !!!
npecanhuk (69140) 2011-10-25 18:03
Very beautiful picture!
Sharpness, exposure, chosen pov, colors, contrasts, horizontal format and composition really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
Longroute (19396) 2011-10-26 2:11
I thought your photos from Chile were finished!
But I can see that you have a good reserve of them!
I like the open spacious view with this lovely lake which makes an appetizer for the distant Torres del Paine. With such a lovely light and clarity we can appreciate fully all the beauty of this enchanted spot.
Everything is so clearly defined that one think it's possible to touch the water!
Very fine Mariusz, in this genre you are a master.
macjake (59956) 2011-10-26 2:48
its interesting reading your note about how to correctly expose the brighter areas. Yes, the ND filter is a great tool, but have you ever thought about entering the realm of HDR? as i think you know from my FB page, i'm now really loving the HDR.
By capturing the 3 photos, one correctly exposed, one over, and one under exposed, then the software blends them together - it will correctly give you that real life look. its at least worthy looking into.
in this shot, the middle ground is the best! love that green aqua water - its stunning.
and as for the upwards bg, its very sharp and detailed, impressive to say the least.
bravo on this one my friend!
arijit_ghosh86 (795) 2011-10-26 6:34
WOW..very good shot...
This is my first visit in your album and I am totally impressed.
Wonderful framing with nice chosen POV with good shrapness..
emka (84117) 2011-10-26 9:21
Fantastyczny widok, i ten kolor jeziora cudowny. Myśmy się zatrzymali tez w niezłym miejscu, może nawet lepszym, bo tez nad samym jeziorem, i blisko Doliny Francuskiej, a więc blisko Rogów. Paine Grande Mountain Lodge. No i był z pewnością tańszy. Od osoby 39 USD za nocleg.
Fajne ceny sa w Explora:
Explora Hotel Salto Chico
While Explora's views of the Paine Massif are not that different from Pehoe's, it does also have a view of Salto Chico Waterfall. Inside, it's all natural materials, soft colors and panoramic picture windows. The hotel also has an open-air hot tub, a swimming pool and an excellent restaurant to come back to after fully inclusive day-trips into the wilderness. Riding, boat, hiking trips are some of the activities.
Rates (for minimum four-night stay including excursions)
The steep rates at Explora’s Hotel Salto Chico (www.explora.com; four nights: $1,560 to $2,688 per person, double occupancy) include exquisite meals paired with fine wines, plus excursions led by bilingual guides.
Z jednej strony to dość ciężko tam się podróżuje, jak ta baza jest taka skromna, ale z drugiej strony to dobrze, ze nie ma tam tłumów i jak się juz tam pojedzie, to mozna sie nacieszyć przyrodą. Moje zdjęcia sa niestety marne, ale spróbuje cos znaleźć, żeby przedłuzyc wspólna wirtualna podróż.
paololg (31448) 2011-10-26 15:17
Ciao dear Mariusz,
the glacial waters of this lake have given to you the opportunity to capture this amazing turquoise color, typical of glacial lakes. A beautiful image of this place out of the world, as you say in your notes. I appreciate your effort to get a perfect photo quality, with a light managed very well. The result is perfect. Congratulations!
Ciao, have a nice Thusday!
nikkitta (16230) 2011-10-26 16:35
Incredible deepness and clearness to enjoy this great lanscape with the almost turquoise waters ( remember the other note) and the mountains at the BG
Thanks to you I now know that there are Torres and Cuernos of Paine
So, welcome back to South America
Hope you solve in a near future your problem
Waylim (25368) 2011-10-26 23:30
Ah, back to our favorite place, What a gorgous view, everytime I see this, it still take my breath away and makes me wish to go back there, even if I hated the cold. The turquoise water is as rich as I remember it. and once again you have the best weather we all wish for when in Patagonia, since it can have miserabel rain and wind and cloud that never leave the mountain. Geat view, great shot, great quality. Just simply wonderful
Graal (99474) 2011-10-26 23:41
piekna przyroda, niezwykle jezioro i kolor jego wody. Fajna prezentacja z dalekiego kraju i dalekich dla nas stron. Bdb jakosc zdjecia. Podoba mi sie.
danos (89625) 2011-10-27 1:10
great this landscape scenery with a lot of elements to included as the snowy Mts on the backdrop,the specific colours of the waters of Lago Pehoe,and the rocky foreground.I like the brilliant light,the good management of it as the vivid colours of the image.
HAve a good day,danos
vasilpro (41091) 2011-10-27 2:14
Wonderful composition, beautiful atmosphere, fabulous view to the snowy mountains, excellent POV, lovely light and colors, peaceful place, TFS!
Have a nice day, Vasilis.
Fis2 (88811) 2011-10-27 2:23
TAkie widiczki zawsze robia wrazenie.
Woda jes zajefajna :)
delpeoples (54463) 2011-10-27 6:17
I see that the weather must be pretty bad to have you trawling through your archives. But if I had this high-quality image in my archives I'd be very proud. Amazing how the colours of these glacial lakes change, depending on the sky. The peaks are so rugged and your DOF so good I can see every detail in the mountains. I like the large foreground of black rock as it gives an extra element of interest for our eyes to feast on. Superb shot, not mush I can say to critique it.
Thanks and have a lovely day
SWEETFREEDOM (23240) 2011-10-27 6:29
superb mountain landscape with a great weather. colors and d.o.f. very good.
siolaw (38292) 2011-10-27 7:13
A great landscape and superbly presented, with good choice of wide angle to emphasize the foreground. The greenish blue colour of the water is striking.
elkab (4951) 2011-10-27 11:17
Super kompozycja z przemyślaną grą świateł i cieni oraz nieziemskich kolorów. Super jakosć zdjecia. Bardzo ciekawa a równocześnie oryginalna widokówka
rodgerg (55767) 2011-10-27 11:25
Impressive, interesting and very nice post! The composition is well balalnced with the rocks in the FG which give depht and the large well coloured lake which learn the glance to the superb mountains with the top covered of snow which arise in the BG.
Have a nice evening,
abmdsudi (45668) 2011-10-28 3:53
A wonderful view undoubtedly one of most dramatic scenery, beautiful rugged mountain range well captured with sublime tones. The exposure is superb producing wonderful detail right the way through the shot in such great dof. The colouring of the turquoise water is some of the best I have seen. Nothing short of spectacular, how could you forget this experience, indeed a fantastic scene. Fabulous shot, well executed. Congrats
adramad (39770) 2011-10-28 7:31
A unique landscape and a wonderful POV in this beautiful image, the stark contrast of these black land in the foreground, the beautiful blue of the lake and the magnificent summit to the bottom, with those jagged peaks that makes them so photogenic, snow is a beautiful element that adds charm to the composition.
A wonderful light in a beautiful sunny day, perfect for enjoying the sharpness of the image.
Enjoy a happy weekend.
Silvio1953 (128359) 2011-10-28 11:35
Ciao Mariusz, fascinating landscape with lovely lake and fantastic mountains, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
UlfE (14641) 2011-10-28 12:48
A really beautiful photo. I love the wide-angle and how the rocks in the foreground are the unusally shaped mountains in the background. Wonderful natural colours. TFS and have a nice weekend!
baddori (20021) 2011-10-28 14:36
Complimenti per il viaggio in Patagonia ...una natura incontaminata ed un luogo tra quelli dove si č sviluppato il linguaggio .
Acqua colore "lente in un ambiente giŕ artico .
Ottima impostazione ..del tuo livello
annjackman (20539) 2011-10-29 0:21
A really fabulous shot with an excellent DOF and detail. The colour of the water is super. I particularly like the inclusion of the rocks in the FG that balances the craggy mountains behind. Beautiful!
Kind Regards, Ann
bukitgolfb301 (37306) 2011-10-29 1:08
Hi my dear Mariusz
Sorry for my late reply as so crazy-busy weekday.
But I still enjoy your finest gallery very much.
Your new posting this time is another wonderful and fantastic shot as your style. Sharp and clear descrition is admirable via your appropiate exposure , panfocus and shutter speed. Well considered framework and perfect composition are as usual. Thanks for sharing with your finest work and have a good Saturday, Best regrads.
Takero from a little cold Tokyo
jhm (142808) 2011-10-29 1:28
Lovely nice soft contrast picture through the different parts of the photograph.
Your picture is very well taken.
A very well picture through the fantastic exposure.
Perfect composition, nice color.
Sharpness and presentation are amazing.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
jlbrthnn (76037) 2011-10-29 1:41
The neatness, the purity of the atmosphere, the foreground lead a big depth of the landscape. The landscape is fantastic. The light, the colors are natural. Excellent.
Have a nice day
PaulVDV (24003) 2011-10-29 13:05
The turquoise water in the foreground reminds me of a rather warm region but the snow peaks tell me something different.
Splendid nature picture!
Best regards, Paul
brianmcc (6189) 2011-10-29 13:58
this is another crystal clear composition with the depth of field and sharpness being so perfect. the colours are incredible. the snow capped mountains complete the picture.
have a good weekend,
jackart (6702) 2011-10-30 11:17
Ech ponownie prezentujesz to wspaniałe miejsce. Przepiękna kolorystyka i kadr... i ten niezwykły kolor wody. Podoba się w detalach i w całości.
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4798) 2011-10-30 16:48
Simply breathtaking! Love the calm and serene atmosphere. Those mountains are simply majestic! Superb! TFS
Angshu (56454) 2011-10-30 22:10
In this picture we get a clearer & better view of Torres del Paine. Fine use of the wide lens, which I feel is essential here. The turquoise green of the water is mesmerizing. Thanks for the link. Lovely place...lovely shot!
smarcell (19963) 2011-10-31 6:09
One of the many places where I would like to go.
The blue of the lake is fantastic.
Very good wide angle view
chawax (19708) 2011-10-31 9:55
Impressive landscape and great POV. The different plans (bank / lake / mountains) add depth to the composition. Beautiful light and great sharpness.
fabianoleite (9671) 2011-11-01 16:38
Wonderful lake, with an incredible color. The mountain on the background is unbelievable. Excellent depth, great work, congratulations!
s_lush (16134) 2011-11-07 23:30
Such a beautiful view with snowy mountains of completely unusual shapes can hardly be seen elsewhere in the world besides this uniquely picturesque place. The composition, light, colors and photographic qualities are absolutely perfect in this shot. Excellent job!
adores (39870) 2011-11-12 6:56
What a landscape here! The colour of these waters is just amazing and it makes such a big contrast with the dark rocks in foreground.The composition is really good with those mountains covered with snow. Wonderful scenery indeed!
ikeharel (61415) 2012-02-11 1:27
Fabulous nature, well taken from a distance, Mariusz.
The towering cone-shaped mountains ridge is in fine contrast to the tourquise water lake.
Lovely image on the wonderful location.
kiks (11781) 2012-02-12 10:28
Another beautiful composition with the mejesteus towers at the bg. What an amazing place. I found the right side at the fg bit to dark making it heavy. But ofcourse this is a shadow and not posible to remo it.
Hellas (6855) 2012-07-11 22:47
Πολύ όμορφο τοπίο!
Τα διαδοχικά φόντα μέσω μιας διαυγούς ατμόσφαιρας είναι καταπληκτικά!
Τι ωραίο πράγμα είναι να μπορείς να απολαμβάνεις ένα τόσο ωραίο θέαμα από κοντά!
fritzi007 (8112) 2012-11-02 14:39
unglaubliche schöne Landschaft, perfekt fotografiert, wirklich eine sehr gute Arbeit!!!
Wünsch dir ein schönes Wochenende
Robert1969 (7160) 2013-04-24 1:16
I'm happy that you didn't make an hdr picture.
Okay, you have some shadow on the forground,
but for the rest the picture is natural and
when you wath a couple of miniutes it's also
nice calmness as the first seconds. Ofcourse
you have exceptions and I respect everyone's
Surrounding is beautiful, Composition is
excellent and the light management is great.
The layers in the picture creates a lots
of depth and it makes also the picture nice
calmness (the open spaces).
- Copyright: Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) (31981)
- 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, Cokin Grad ND8
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Patagonia 2010
- Date Submitted: 2011-10-25 0:49