Apologies for the poor image quality, this is a home scan. A somewhat elevated view of Cuernos del Paine range from a hilltop which I think is called Cerro Condor. The lake is Pehoe lake, and there is an expensive hotel on the island in it (I did not stay there). Unfortunately the afternoon light was not the best to show the mountains, I have uploaded a morning view taken from the footbridge to the island here The lake surface looks very calm in this photo, but I remember it being so windy at the top that I almost needed cosmetic surgery to replace my lips the next day. The unique lenticular clouds are evidence of this.
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Cormac (26565) 2006-06-13 21:16
Good shot considering the backlit conditions - and I like the halo effect on the clouds. From what I understand, getting a clear shot of these mountains is quite difficult, so congratulations on the view you had that day. Great work!
parbo (11092) 2006-06-13 21:19
This is a very good shot from one of my dream country. I like great tones in few colours with reflection. Congratulations,
izmirli (3989) 2006-06-13 21:23
sevgili tan merhaba
harika bir fotoğraf olmuş.dağlar ve gökyüzü mükemmel.soft renkler güzel olmuş.
hayırlı günler temenni ederim.selamlar.
PJE (20758) 2006-06-13 21:27
Wow Tan you really have been travelling all over this globe! Even though scanned this image has some very fine qualities with the surrounding mountians and the gorgous lake. An outstanding image!
kclai (2267) 2006-06-13 22:14
No need to apologize, my friend. A very finely scanned image. It's still the best.
Well, from the date, you have put the "trademark" of yours since 2003. That a remarkable shot from the "top-of-the-world" angle.
Yeah, that several patches of cloud, or maybe it's some UFOs hiding behind it, put the interest here.
Cheers and good day.
partha (14023) 2006-06-13 22:29
Wonderful; shot. the composiotion is perfect. The skyview, the reflection of the sky, the mountain give it a tremendous look.
Ann75 (0) 2006-06-13 22:55
Amazing post, Tan considering it's a home scan. The view here is amazing and the peaks look so beautiful against the blue sky. I love how you were able to capture so much depth in the photo. The lake looks wonderful! Great composition and well done!
jjcordier (79297) 2006-06-14 0:21
Very good POV for this beautiful landscape.
besnard (57228) 2006-06-14 1:26
Superbe composition. Belle luminosité et les petits nuages tout ronds sont un petit plus dans le décor.
Merci pour le partage.
InasiaJones (31566) 2006-06-14 2:25
I have serious doubt about the centered cloud... It looks like an UFO and I wouldn’t be surprised if they choose Patagonia to install their colony; it’s so amazingly beautiful!
After reading your note, I’ve realized how vast is this landscape when I’ve put in proportion the little island and the bridge that leads to it. What an exhilarating experience it should be standing in front of these natural wonder.
Even though it’s a scan, there’s still some contrast and fine details. Only colors seem to have lost some punch, but the view is so incredible that composition prevails.
Gerrit (52283) 2006-06-14 4:43
excellent light in this bald, ferocious mountain landscape.Good composition too.
Thanks and regards, Gerrit
hergi (4541) 2006-06-14 5:20
Her fotoğrafın görsel bir şov gibi.Bu işi gerçekten çok iyi yapıyorsun .
gilou530 (34) 2006-06-14 6:00
un sacré paysage assez hostile a voir vu d'en haut, belle prise de vue aérienne avec beaucoup de détails, comme d'hab
carper (96) 2006-06-14 6:47
great shot Tan,
a marvelous view, good from quality and a fantastic depth,very good light, well done.
lukie (0) 2006-06-14 6:56
I can live with the quality of the photo, it isn't bad at all. It's a great view over lake and mountains, which I always loved.
veronika (6058) 2006-06-14 8:49
Hi Tan, this one is soooo perfect and i would love to visit this country so much.. sh*t i think im repeating myslef in each critique for you, hope you dont have deja vu :))
Nice day Tan, keep on
rbcy1974 (20758) 2006-06-14 9:02
The landscape composition is wonderful like usual. Sadly the light conditions are not optimal and part of the photo is a bit too dark, maybe you can fix that with photoshop.
Paolo (41230) 2006-06-14 10:22
for that wonderful view over some of the most beautiful mounts of the world....???
no Tan! any apolgies!
it's as evrytime a great shot, one of your long collection of view of the top-spot of the world, with amazing lightly reflection in the lake and took from an excellent POV.
delkoo (68) 2006-06-14 11:30
we can imagine the beauty of this landscape by your photo, good POV,
the morning view is not bad too.
rhizomes (15343) 2006-06-14 12:30
Difficult light but the result is interesting ! I particulary like these strange clouds !
balatrek (7455) 2006-06-14 13:30
Impactante paisaje, a pesar de estar en sombra los tonos son impresionantes, buen contraste del lago y el cielo sobre las montañas, parece una paisaje de película (El Señor de los Anillos), buen trabajo.
bakes888 (18499) 2006-06-15 2:04
Hi Tan. Nice capture, you certainly get around. You have come up with a lovely image even though you may consider it a little low grade. All the basics are well done, exposure, composition etc but overall what you have captured is beautiful.
TFS. Cheers, Paul.
Angshu (56760) 2006-06-15 3:41
Great shot Tan, given the backlit conditions. The scan quality is very good & your trademark POV provides a wonderful view here. Fascinating jagged peaks & amazing clouds..it's not easy to shoot at such high altitudes
tonyking (1612) 2006-06-15 4:43
This is such a brilliantly composed image. The landscape is so incredibly dramatic and, in spite of the scene being backlit, you've done a really great job with it. Although you say the image quality isn't so great, it still looks pretty good on my screen. I notice the time between when you took this shot and when it was posted and how you mentioned the image quality. Given that you talked about this in your recent critique of my scanned photo, it's quite interesting that you mentioned it because I wasn't previously aware that the age of a scanned photo could be a problem. If you have further knowledge about this, I'd be really interested to learn.
jammer79 (2722) 2006-06-15 10:06
Beautiful place and well composed shot! Quality is about allright on my laptop.. ;)
Well done again, my friend.
Budapestman (82620) 2006-06-15 11:55
Fantastic landscape and composition. All the same is it a scanned photo, the quality is perfect as usual. Thank you for sharing, nice days,
emjleclercq (15780) 2006-06-15 17:33
A very good scanning even if it is home produced. The lenticular clouds are my favorite part of your picture, although the point of view of the lake, stretching to the mountains in the background, is also very well chosen. I agree with your comment on the light which is not the best you could have wished for such a nice landscape but the overall remains very impressive.
All the best,
peter1892 (1681) 2006-06-15 17:35
Hi Tan, it's another of your elevated viewpoints, once again capturing a stunning location. Despite the lighting difficulties you've got a really fine image. DOF is great, the colours are good & I can't see anything wrong with the image quality.
sleon (9402) 2006-06-16 10:07
As you say, the light conditions are not optimal but nevertheless I like the hazy effect, and your compo and POV are excellent to show off this classic and majestic Patagonian landscape with a moody atmosphere. The WS is excellent too and worthy of a main posting - the lighting and reflections are especially beautiful.
Tue (42820) 2006-06-16 18:00
I think the quality of the picture is very nice! It's a breathtaking view of a beautiful landscape. The mountains are great, I love the light and the clouds look nice too. Very well done, thanks for sharing!
MiguelP (14470) 2006-06-18 14:10
The quality is good enough Tan. When earth, heaven, water reach the balance you show us in the photo, one could think the world is magic, but not, it´s the outcome for centuries of work from behalf the nature, so let preserve nature and keep her do her job properly. Thanks mister Yilmaz.
bibiweb (8) 2006-06-21 0:17
Despite the poor light conditions, I think this is quite a beautiful shot. It's well composed, showing both the lake and the mountains and I especailly like those small, lenticular clouds in the sky. A place I'd like to visit one day!
Have a nice day.
donluicu (24724) 2006-06-22 12:10
here's ana amazing view of a fantastic place!
i like the tourmented relief, and the backlight is ok here.
anesugur (18789) 2006-06-24 6:47
Bu güzel manzaraları çekmek için hep dağlarda mı geziyorsun? Valla helal olsun sana.
Yerinde olmayı isterdim. Uğur
Didi (60590) 2006-06-24 16:23
The invaders are here !
Nice view in back lights, specially for the background.
You have visited the world like Phileas Fog.
Polka (596) 2006-06-25 3:29
Magnificent lanscape with a very nice sky !! All; is perfect : the Pehoe lake, the frontground and the mountains in background, the lenticular clouds.
s10001in (0) 2006-06-25 7:02
One more great shot from your collection.
Great nature captured.
very well done.
Kititit (813) 2006-06-26 14:01
Very good POV for this beautiful landscape.
jbweasle (9395) 2006-06-26 14:56
Hi Tan, this is a beautiful place and one that I keep promising to visit myself. I never got further south than Santiago when I was in Chile. The mountains are dramatic and the reflections in the water are attractive. You've done well here in difficult lighting conditions.
coco (30439) 2006-06-27 17:20
Splendid composition and landscape. Sure, a beauitful place.
And, sure, a very nice capture.
Light and reflections become very important in the photo.
Thanks for share.
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2006-06-28 10:43
The quality is quite good and the place is marvellous. Amazing mountain and lenticular clouds. Great capture.
hello_ishan (1571) 2006-06-29 10:43
Good shot; the clouds looks like UFO'S in the sky. Very heart touching scene. Well done.
Angelillo (9374) 2006-07-22 16:53
Hi Tan... I don't see the poor quality, but I'm sure I am not expert. I find out this shot marvellous, simply marvellous. Everything it's at your own place, the clouds, the water and the beautiful mountains. It's a beautiful invitation to calm, to silence, to admiration... I like how the water is going to bottom addressing our eyes... It's perfect. Thanks for sharing!
LCannon (2796) 2006-08-12 9:18
What a stunning mountain range, so huge and dramatic, you've captured it well even with the difficult lighting conditions, well done.
MIMACSKA (291) 2006-09-02 13:34
This is fantastic!! Very impressive!
cdmonson (5244) 2007-01-26 12:33
Wonderful shot of Lago Pehoe and the Cuernos! I think this is an especially good shot because we've all seen dozens of shots from the road down by the island there. Seeing it from this high up, and seeing the Cuernos look the same size as ever but the island look tiny gives a much better perspective of the size of the Cuernos. I like the backlit effect as well. Well done.
Albrecht (11281) 2007-05-09 12:45
A beautiful sight of those impressive mountians. Good compo and POV. Good colours and DOF.
- Copyright: Tan Yilmaz (capthaddock) (28790)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-03-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Minolta 404si, 28mm, Fuji Superia Reala, 49mm Linear Polariser
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): 'more photos that I'd like to remember (IV), My favorite photos (3) (Gatti Matti) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-06-13 20:39
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