Angel Falls thunders 1,000 meters down to the heart of the Venezuelan Rainforest. A spectacular ride up the winding Rio Carrao in a motorized canoe brings you to this campsite where you can sleep in hammocks next to the river. I felt really lucky to get a two minute break in the clouds at sunrise to get this image. This is two images stitched together. If you look really closely you can see a dinosaur in the lower right corner...
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heimann2 (732) 2008-05-12 23:24
dramatic atmosphere and very nice composition
BennyV (14689) 2008-05-12 23:36
The stitching job resulted in a great scene from the Land Before Time!
sevy (15367) 2008-05-12 23:39
You are right, this place provide idea to Conan Doyle for his book on the lost valley.
There is a strong ambiance on this photo due to the clouds providing a dreamlike atmosphere in this sunrise lightning. You have well managed this difficult photo regarding the exposure and the composition put in the panoramic frame fits well to the subject.
It was a place where I would have like to go, and now, I want even more.
rajiv_077 (1412) 2008-05-13 0:08
This is really amazing picture, this place is really spectacular and this shot is more. Love the whole scene toghere, waterfall and clouds is looks so wonderful, nice stiched work, Yes i can see two dinosaur in lower right corner.
A great picture .
smarcell (19963) 2008-05-13 0:20
It reminds me the movie "Mission". A fantastic landscape, which fits perfectly with my idea of the atmosphere around a waterfall in the mist of the jungle.
hispic (9652) 2008-05-13 2:15
Splendid view indeed! Impressive image of Angel Falls with a lot of water, surrounded beautifully with the clouds. The tone like monochrome reminds me of Japanese ink and wash painting. You captured a dinosaur with such a monster camera?
Best wishes, Hisashi
Dpbours (222) 2008-05-13 2:41
Nice!! I do like the toning. A bit of a sepia-feel, but by keeping the colours in the green and also in the yellows of the rocks, it makes that it does not at all feels too soft - something I often have with sepia. Nice work!
Haymotion (2729) 2008-05-13 3:02
Tonalité des couleurs excellente pour cette composition...
Format photo idéal
dkeus31 (27735) 2008-05-13 3:10
interesting, the water seems coming from the highest point, I like the mistery by all the fog, great image.
fryz (1735) 2008-05-13 3:19
hop hop hop wonderfull landscape
et dire que de tels paysages existent à l'insu de tous
chpp (4281) 2008-05-13 19:01
simply perfect shot, amazing view, great light and very nice effect of the clouds surrounding the peak
kiks (11785) 2008-05-15 6:17
Incredible place! Lucky you to see this live! I love the mood of it and the composition is perfectly balanced. Can you tell me wich program you use to stich?
batalay (37195) 2008-05-18 21:19
What an astonishing view. After seeing both the Niagara Falls and the towering falls in Yosemite Valley, California, I had set my sights on Aguazu on the Argentine/Brazil border, Victoria Falls in Africa, and Angel Falls in Venezuela. I see now, the epitome must be the last. The surrealistic quality you achieve with the amorphous mist, and yet the sharp silhouette of trees in the foreground ant the cliffs in the distant are truly memorable. One does expect to see pterodactyls as in "The Land the Time Forgot."
alainh (35583) 2008-05-27 21:52
a pleasure to visit these incredible falls throught your gallery !! fantastic atmosphere on this one. Congratulations
Rodrigues (1035) 2008-06-11 8:55
Genius. Michael you are a professional for sure. This one is out of classification, it should be an iconic photo...honestly I feel smashed by your work. Smashed not on a bad way, but makes me know I have to walk a long way in terms of photographic skills...that I'll keep slowly walk.
Thanks for sharing with us these special places.
MichaelTrezzi (3368) 2008-07-09 5:45
Hello Michael, this is really a spectacular view and great composition. I like especially the aber like colors. Actually I plan a trip to Venezuela, don't you have accidentaly GPS coordinates of this camp or any other useful places which you could send by email ? Many Thanks & Regards, Michael
PeTRo_S (216) 2008-07-20 0:22
Hello from Greece Michael great photo here waterfalls are so exciting ur frame is perfecto
scalerman (26900) 2008-08-21 13:14
Mike: of course, every savvy viewer knows your images are tops - it's the common TE trap of non-reciprocity (of which I myself am a star) - but it doesn't matter to the trained eye. Superlative canvases. c
p.s. - Next time for something like this, consider the large post (LP) function on TE... just a thought.
lucinka (9976) 2009-01-20 10:36
Hi Michael, you've got so many wonderful photos that it is difficult one to comment on. I have not been in Venezuela yet, but Angel Falls is definitely on my list of places to visit. Stunning shot, looking forward to see more. All the best in 2009 ! Lucie
federico (3152) 2009-05-05 6:09
hi michael this is an amazing shot from an amazing place! I 've visited gran sabana 4 years ago and it has benn maybe the most wonderfull region I' ve visited in my life..you really gave us a marvellous example of it
history67 (6) 2009-07-20 12:39
Amazing! Is there always cloud cover around the falls? It looks so Primeval, the coloration and the mist are so complimentary.
AnaRita (1741) 2010-03-23 7:23
Where is it? The dinosaur? :D
Thanks so much for sharing,
skerdreux (3184) 2010-05-29 6:58
I just discovered your gallery and I am very very impressed ! It's like a window to the most beautiful place in the world.
I love this picture because the atmosphere is so mystic and colors/light too.
Thanks for sharing all this wonderfull pictures !
Have a nice day
janraiski (558) 2012-06-11 8:25
amazing picture, I can see pterodactyles above the waterfall :-)
- Copyright: Michael Anderson (miketelemark) (2785)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-03-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Hasselblad H2D, HC 3.5-4.5/50-110, Graduated Neutral Density
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Exotic places II (stego), Places I want to visit, Landscapes II [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-05-12 23:21
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