In the heart of the largest rainforest on Earth, an Oasis of life, light and inspiration. I am home now, but every night I still dream of the Amazon, the greatest and most threatened ecosystem in the world...
This is the magnificent Canaima National Park in Venezuela, one of the largest national parks on earth, covering 30,000 square km and a crown jewel in the UNESCO list of world heritage sites.
Thanks in advance for any critiques,
H2D 50-110 mm lens at 50mm, 2 stop GND Filter, f29 for 16 seconds at ISO 50.
The red color in the water is due to tannins that leech into the river from the jungle.
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Pattyjy (2180) 2008-04-27 12:42
Cette photo est absolument magnifique, les trois palmiers en contre-jour donnent de la profondeur et les couleurs sont fort belles. Bravo. Amitié, Patty.
novakovsky (493) 2008-04-27 12:44
Great work !
AgnesNap (2) 2008-04-27 12:47
siggi (1419) 2008-04-27 12:47
A quite tendencyful scene, masterfully held. Excellent colours, good light and very good reflections.
polpo56 (15134) 2008-04-27 12:48
good shot, an amazing landscape that you composed very well.
Fantastic colors and lights.
cemkap (382) 2008-04-27 12:50
Hunkar (6838) 2008-04-27 12:50
A beautiful scene of Amazon..
Vanessa132 (94) 2008-04-27 12:55
very beautiful, warm, soft colors in your picture.
And nice POV with the 3 trees.
jmdias (53553) 2008-04-27 13:01
fantastic work. This image is fabulous. I liked these soft colors and the shapes of the palm trees in the water with that mountains and falls in the background. everything is perfect here. congratulations
guillaumejm (0) 2008-04-27 13:06
This is a marvelous composition with these 3 lonely trees with incredible colours and sharpness all over the picture.
Dpbours (222) 2008-04-27 15:11
Won-der-ful!!! The insanely wide depth of focus and pleasantly long exposure is spot on! Nothing more to say then that this is just a little gem. And as such it directly goes to my theme 'Landscapes with WOW', since this is really, really WOW.
Hope you're going to do more UNESCO heritage landscapes ;-).
bebert (822) 2008-04-27 15:32
this light is magical
johnfreeman (2274) 2008-04-27 16:12
Another fantastic, almost surreal picture – who wouldn’t dream of a place like this on returning home? I love the way those three palm trees stand like guardians by the falls, but most of all the incredible sheen and colour of the water, perfectly complemented by that glowing sky.
mariandrea (973) 2008-04-27 16:29
Hi Michael, i've heard a lot about Canaima but never seen such a good picture of it. Good composition and amazing colours... Thanxs for sharing, chau chau,
pedrocarmo (1295) 2008-04-27 16:35
In fact one of the most beutifull places I've seen.
Your photo shows it at its best.
Perfect Light and Speed.
npecanhuk (62564) 2008-04-27 16:41
What a view... very impressive... looks like something unreal, magical!
The colors are so magnificent and that's a real hommage to the place you've been to!
Neyvan Peçanhuk - Brazil
angela926 (1884) 2008-04-27 20:16
Absolutely Beautiful scene, excellent composition and point of view, nice sharpness and depth of field, amazing colors and light, superb exposure time, fantastic peaceful and serene atmosphere, great shot.
BennyV (13548) 2008-04-28 2:21
Lovely soft texture of the water and that splashy white in the distance is just perfect. Impressive work, Michael. Thanks for the post.
tehanu_f (6896) 2008-04-28 8:32
It is such an amazing, such a beautiful place that I could look at it for hours. The colour tones are great and the long exposure made the scene look even more magical. Congrats.
zanzi (13576) 2008-04-28 10:57
Nice contrast between the serenity of the overall picture and the tourments of the falls
smarcell (19963) 2008-04-29 9:16
I must comment this one too.
This almost monochromatic light is fantastic.
The trhee palms coming out of the water make the landscape somehow unreal.
anvlaan (4) 2008-05-15 15:59
I've just discovered your gallery, the photos there are truly impressive and this one is no exception. I guess that medium-format played its significant role in providing such vibrant colors and smooth semitone transitions. Your choice of such a slow shutter speed made the water, and perhaps even the whole photo, look a bit like a CG scene, but I like the effect. This is a wonderful photo, and it's a pity we can't view it at 100%, although even such a small crop creates really positive feelings.
Rodrigues (1035) 2008-06-20 5:13
A simple composition, only the palm trees in evidence, very well taken. You can alway get a special colour to your photos. Nice cooperation from the sky ;-)
- Copyright: Michael Anderson (miketelemark) (2785)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-03-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Hasselblad H2D
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Landscape locations with WOW, Favorites - landscapes 04, TRIPLE WOW number 2 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-04-27 12:40
- Favorites: 2 [view]