Between two frontiers.
According to a Bolivian map of Bolivia, this should be Quisi Quisini mountain, and according to a map of Peru (that happens to include a little of northern Chile), this is Chungara Lake. The mountain is in Bolivia and the lake in Chile. This place is in Chile, some meters after crossing the Bolivia-Chile border at 4600m above sea level in the highway Arica-La Paz, 70km east of Putre.
The mountain is being reflected on a thin film of ice on the lake, not on the (liquid) water itself.
A very cold place.
Shot with Agfa-something ISO 100 slide film.
Adjusted a little in PS, desaturated blue and cyan a little, applied Gaussian blur to the sky and unsharp masking to the rest.
PS. This is also the first picture depicted on this web page. Just as reference.
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Mari (11) 2004-05-29 16:16
Nice photograph, Jürgen. The reflection of the mountain over the lake is perfect, like a reflection in a wet mirror.
Also, the colour of the sky is beautiful, so blue in the top of the photo and a medium blue near the mountain.
And, I think you`re right when you say that the place is very cold seeing the iced top of the mountain.
Tomernayer (516) 2004-05-29 17:21
It's is perfect, Jurgen, i always dream about this kind of view, i guess your camera has a good quality, well done anyway!
jiherka (4552) 2004-05-29 18:29
Nice picture, even if it seems too center, and a bit fuzzy. But as I like the vulcano and the mountains, I will say Weel done Jutgen.
waskahegan (0) 2004-05-29 18:48
Great reflections, a beautiful volcano. I like the sharp contrast (the high altitude?) blue sky and the white of the snow.
strangiato (10) 2004-05-30 2:52
I like the landscape and the way you mirrored the mountain.
A few things bother me though. The photo is a bit too soft, the foreground is dark and you have some lens flare in the sky.
jhm (152314) 2004-05-30 5:02
Nice photograph, Jürgen the reflection of the mountain over the lake is perfect, the blue sky and the white of the snow are wonderful.
iamxa (3101) 2004-06-15 7:04
Que maravilla de lugar, y que imagen tan bien lograda. Bien tirada con el polarizador y bien trabajada en PS. Un lugar que me dan muchas ganas de visitar. Un saludo.
RAP (1053) 2004-07-15 7:02
Impactante imagen Jurgen. Muy bonita reflexion y llamativo colorido.
Muy interesante los datos aportados por tu nota.
jean-marie (3088) 2004-08-05 15:55
Quelle pureté ! Beau cadrage car même si la symétrie n'est pas toujours conseillée, ici, le bleu du lac fait le pendant avec le bleu intense du ciel. Bravo !
PixelTerror (0) 2004-08-13 0:34
Hi Juergen, according to me it's Laguna Chungara in Chile and Volcan Sajama in Bolivia. I've been there as well and I have similar photo with less water because it was may, not august.
Nice photo, just there is a clearer ball in the sky to the right of the volcan you may want to remove.
Did you like the place ?
krzbia (398) 2004-08-13 17:20
Wow, this view is really amazing. Beautyfull snowy mountain top. The reflection is also perfect. But was there a problem with the lens or something? There is a big white circle on the right of the mountain?
gervaso (13311) 2004-12-27 12:33
This is Sajama, the highest mountain of Bolivia, which reaches over 6000 meters of altitude, and you got it perfectly well, with a good reflection.
manu_itu (305) 2005-01-09 2:10
What a brillient picture jergen! White snow peak is vry well balanced in dark surrounding. I wanted somthing else in the frame too so that one can relate to the mountain's actual size. And the reflection is just perfect. Why do I see a patch in the sky...is it sun flair..? Very nice indeed!!
sergecross (3438) 2005-07-06 13:32
Jurgen, excellent picture. I like the water with the reflection. Good colors and point of view. Well Done!!
fayeulle (27827) 2006-02-04 2:04
I know this place.
It is the Chungara lake.
In the background the mountain is Parinacota volcano, just behin the volcano you can see just a little bit on other volcano : The Pomerape.
I's a very nice shot.
Please change the location for TE improvement.
thrudur84 (421) 2007-05-03 19:56
This one is just incredible!
I just wished you had the volcano in focus and it would have been picture perfect!
tica (896) 2007-05-03 20:02
It's interesting and nice!
That reflexes on the water! =]
So good, the Shot too!
Colors going well.. ;]
God bless you, have a nice day!
Congratulations, Nice work!
- Copyright: Jurgen DP (jurgen) (2074)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2000-08-08
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Minolta Maxxum 600si, Minolta 35-70mm, Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/9.5, 1/90 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Snow Peaks, Places I'd like to visit the most [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-05-29 15:29
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