Back from a two-months-long trip in South America, now I'm full of memorable experiences that I will probably relive in my dreams still many times. And I have some photos that will hopefully help me to share with all of you these wonderful experiences.
I started my trip in Ecuador, and one of the first "big wonders" that I have seen was the Cotopaxi volcano, south of Quito. This giant (almost 6000 metres) is quiet at the moment, but according to the scientists (and the local people) it could erupt at any time. The photos can not really show its huge dimensions. Just to have an idea: an average walking tour around the volcano lasts more or less a week... Well, I was a bit lazy in this case, as I visited the area by a 4WD car of a local agency.
The picture was taken from the shores of the Laguna Limpiopungo, at about 3000 metres of altitude (sinking slowly but continuously into the marsh while taking the photo - well, it was a bit wet experience...).
Camera Model Canon EOS 5D
Shooting Date/Time 2006.07.07. 10:25:44
Shooting Mode Aperture-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/100
Av( Aperture Value ) 11.0
Metering Mode Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation -1/3
ISO Speed 100
Lens 24.0 - 105.0 mm
Focal Length 24.0 mm
Image Size 3168x2112
White Balance Mode Auto
AF Mode One-Shot AF
Drive Mode Single-frame shooting
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nox (1766) 2006-09-03 10:04
Pefect shot Andras!.... you chose very good composition with the reflection .... an I like the wide focus
tatadalou (3975) 2006-09-03 10:04
Great peaceful landscape!The colours and the contrasts are really good. I like the reflection of the snowy summit on the water. TFS
humanist (695) 2006-09-03 10:07
Wow. The volcano looks really nice against the lovely blue sky. The low lying clouds almost look like lingering smoke from the volcano's past. What really interests me here is the marshy foreground. It is very interesting in itself, but the idea of marsh juxtaposed with the idea of the mountain and the sky is quite striking. The mountain, sky and clear reflection are all very neat and clean where the marsh is messy and dirty. I would not normally associate the two - which makes this compostion interesting.
Thanks for the experience of Ecuador!
balatrek (7447) 2006-09-03 10:15
You show us a lovely photo, the composition is perfect, I like the reflection of the mountain in the water, is a precious landscape, great shot! TFS
MIG13 (0) 2006-09-03 10:18
Hi, Andras! What to say about this pic? Beautiful is the word! Nice composition, colours and sharpness. A breathtaking landscape and a fairy tale volcano! Well done! Greetings from Rio! Miguel.
danielswalsh (13593) 2006-09-03 10:19
Awesome shot Andros!
What a beaufitul looking mountain. Amazing sweeping sides leading to the snow capped peak. The forground is icing on the cake.
Great stuff Andros, keep up the good work!
Andre-H (1271) 2006-09-03 10:25
I feel like saying, "out of this world," but of course it isn't. It all fits together to create a magical view. If you had to go out of your way to get this, it was worth the while, because the reflections of the volcano's peak, and the marsh really give this incredible scenery that little extra push. I've been keen on South America ever since I visited Paraguay and Brazil a decade ago, but I've never seen a photo of Ecuador like this one. For that I thank you.
Click3 (1886) 2006-09-03 10:47
Andras...absolutely stunning landscape view...what great compo, colurs & detail. Glad you enjoyed your visit to our continent. saludos, Robert
stefi (1230) 2006-09-03 10:56
Hi Andras, nice view and perfect choice of a bit of underexposure to enhance colours and preserv highlights.
The POV is simply marvellous.
muscovado (1566) 2006-09-03 11:18
Spectacular landscape! very soothing and gives a sense of tranquility. TFS
kozerog (1286) 2006-09-03 11:30
This is beautiful. Very good POV. Nice reflection.
Burberry1 (6041) 2006-09-03 11:41
it seems it is taken like it should be!!!!
Perfect shot, thanks,
Buin (42120) 2006-09-03 11:44
This is a great picture of a really great nature! You show it from a wonderful point of view and a very advantageous foreground. An outstanding photo! thank you for showing!
Geetings from Germany!
gramma (3519) 2006-09-03 12:57
Very nice sight of the Cotopaxi. Contrast and colors are very good. That's give me desire to visit it !
baba_flies (8829) 2006-09-03 13:26
Hello Andras ! Indeed a beauty and what a shot you made. So clear. I love the snow-covered mountain top which you can also see in the lake. So pretty up here.
Greetings from Zurich, Barbara
ebassotto (158) 2006-09-03 15:32
Otima composicao! Parabens!
ollie59 (796) 2006-09-03 18:02
Andras, this has everything ,its very near perfect ,great sky and colour ,a snow capped mountain ,reflections ,great foreground ,very good detail and a good write up
there what more can i say
AandK (1832) 2006-09-03 18:12
Hey Andras, you took taht shot from the route to refugio, right? I went there 3 weeks ago but I saw nothing of Cotopaxi, nothing. but clouds! I swear I was angry as... well, great that you can show me what I missed that day! We decided to go up to the refugio 2 because of the weather. Did you do it? How was it? Your shot is amazing but you are right that it doesn't really show it's dimension. It is gorgeous even when you just see the lower half of it!
Vato_Law (12720) 2006-09-03 20:47
This is just amazing! The view, the colours and the reflexions are so well captured by you!
There is notso much to say about this one, the photo speaks by itself.
jjcordier (67270) 2006-09-04 1:34
Magnifique photo de ce superbe paysage!
IgorDeleze (585) 2006-09-05 12:24
Excellent composition! The colors are amazing. congratulations.
pilpel-adom (3018) 2006-09-05 12:28
Beautiful shot, Andras!
Compositionaly, perfect! The peak poking behind the shreded clouds, it's reflection in the marshes and the deep blue skies (polarizer??) enhance the contrast of the snow peak with it's sorroundings...The wide angle here creates SO MUCH depth you can actually feel you are sucked into this amazing place..
A fav, no doubt!
leonardhuller (53) 2006-09-06 18:35
Beautiful shot! Ecuador truely is a interesting and beautiful country... these pictures makes me wanna go there again!
Thanx for sharing!"
westernisles (740) 2006-09-07 10:43
The sharpness is amazing.
Compo and colours are great.
cengiz (3591) 2006-09-09 3:05
perfect reflection and perfect shot..
ps: Are you happy about your Canon 5D
umbrellaphotos (1901) 2006-09-28 19:24
Fantastic shot! The colors are spectacular and you really get a 3d feeling when looking at it! Nicely seen and captured,
vvujisic (349) 2006-09-28 19:34
Great shot, Andras!
Really very beautiful!
zenskat (656) 2006-10-06 17:30
Really spectacular scenery Andras, and very well captured.
sssimon (684) 2006-11-16 22:39
Hi Andras ,
I'm going to Ecuador in few days and I'm eager to take good pictures like that! I would especially like to do a good one from the top!
Beautiful shot! The little houses between you and Cotopaxi give an idea how huge is this volcano.
Pelje (597) 2007-10-11 17:00
A almost unreal picture, it`s perfect in all ways!
Greetings from Germany: Hubert
atif_ge (714) 2010-07-28 3:50
Beautiful landscape. Great composition and reflections. Thanks for sharing, Atif
- Copyright: Andras Jancsik (maidiremai) (1170)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-07-07
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D, Canon EF 24-105 F4 USM IS, Digital
- Exposure: f/11, 1/100 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): pilpel-adom's Favorites, Places of dream [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-09-03 9:59
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