"Cuernos at Sunrise"
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Torres del Paine National Park, Chile - 2010
Exploring Torres del Paine National Park in southern Chile and not catching sunrise over the Cuernos del Paine is like visiting Agra in India and not going to see the Taj Mahal. Even though there are hundreds of thousands of images of these peaks, you still can't help but want to bring home a keeper. Much like the rest of my time in Patagonia, I was fortunate to get pretty amazing weather while shooting this location. While some intense storm clouds wouldn't of hurt this scene, I was very happy with the end result. I used two stacked soft GND filters to help balance the contrast of light between the sun lit mountains and emerald green Lago Pehoe while also using a 6 stop ND B+W filter to help slow down my shutter speed to give the lake a glass like feel. What are your thoughts on the final results?
CAMERA: Canon 1D Mark IV
LENS: Canon 24-70 2.8L at 38mm
FILTERS: .9 Hitech soft GND Filter + .6 LEE soft GND filter + 6 stop B+W ND filter
EXPOSURE: 6.0 sec at f / 11
Because I utilized my set of Lee filters while taking the shot, I was not forced to manually blend two photos together to create this image. In Adobe Lightroom I slightly darkened the mountains while pulling out some sharpness utilizing the brush tool (localized adjustments). I then pulled some of the green color of Lago Pehoe back out as well as brought some shadow detail out of the mountains using the same technique. I wrapped up the image using Adobe Photoshop to do some selective sharpening on the rock in the foreground and clean out a few dust spots.
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Vary nice and represensative picture. \\ Dr. Rabie\\ UAE\\
Очень красиво! Я хотел бы там побывать.
THAT IS BEAUTIFUL!!!
GORGEOUS - slap GORGEOUS man...
Not your face.^
This is so beautiful:)
Hello Colby, you have great images, I will be taking a close look at your work, I am a photographer aswell, I am just beginning with Google +, just got your book, I am sure I am getting into a very nice adventure. Soon you will be able to see what I do. Thanks for shearing and all your tips.
It's incredibly beautiful!!
Thanks for the memories, I used to live in Punta Arenas
gorgeouslove the colors on that mountain.. then the still still water.. really is a beautiful capture..
wow .. amazing :)
It's absolutely beautiful, Colby!! Look like quite a spectacular place!
Hermosa realidad. Gracias. Por compartir.
Parece un sueño.
n beautiful location
Muy lindo paisaje y mas con el amor d tu vida:)
it's very beautiful place
omg...i luv the view.
I love the colors!
Amazing water color.
these pictures are great.
glorious pic! :)
cuernos muy bonitio
very very beautful girl
very beautiful :)
Beautiful capture,! Great composition!
Lovely tones and light.
very nice still i like this
A nice one
like this photo !!? >> you're a gifted
When i see a photo of great mountains and rocks, i remember my country-side
Fantastic view. Great work
Completely stunning, Colby!
Wonderful picture. Also, thanks for the details about the filters used. The result is truly amazing, perfect exposure of the mountain tops (and a perfect light as well! Well worth getting up before sunrise, or was it sunset?)
SOOOOOOO amazing ya..................09
which i was in that area such to get away from the concrete jungle
This is so amazingly beautiful!!!!
Very cool shot, Colby! Those mountains look like gold.
wow beautiful picture
Ótimo ........amei .
all i can say is "WOW!"
Chile added to 'to do' list.
veri nice pic
great great great......
um...no words to express this...
Jeez, where's the "love" button when you need it? The colors are just incredible.
good spot for vaccation
Looks awesome! makes me want to go to Chile!
i totaly agree
My beautifull country... South Chile is awesome!
I love those contrasting colours a truly magical picture :)
Incredibly beautiful!! I love the wonderful color!!
very beautiful picture
I love the colors on the mountains
poor rock its all alone
yes the color is amazing love it
Amazing location and colours.
Great! Very 'dreamy' image
This should definitely be considered one of the seven wonders of the world
WOW !! so beautiful.
This location is kind of interesting.
This is so BEAUTIFUL!!
love it can u join my circle
this is so beautiful!!! Luving the site:0 <3
Wow, did you actually go there? That is pretty sweet!
Beautiful. Ty for shareing
Absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing
those are so breath taking
Omg that is so beuatiful
this is part of paradise ... nice
Yo where am I!!!!!
can i build ahouse there?
Its almost unreal looking.Like a fantasy world all its own.
nice work just breath taking
WHAT a view! LOOKS SO AWESOME!!!
Wow subhanAllah that's really beautiful.
what a beatiful place .where are it
The small island is forever alone.
Wow what a view!
<3 the veiw, ignore the words
wow... it so beautiful :)
amaaaazing view i like it ..
the view is nice
beautiful what we have in this world
That is nice!
do you want to be my friend
omg that is...that is.....AWESOME!!! :3 lol
THAT IS SO BEAUTIFUL. I WANT TO GO TO THAT EXCACT SPOT OOOONNNNEEEEEE DAY
it is very beautiful
That's so cool! I like how the water is bright blue. It looks like sherbert!
- I had been shooting since 4am and had been playing with various settings to capture dusk. Ultimately I accidentally left it on 250 ISO and just adjusted the rest of the settings as if it was normal. Sometimes these things happen :)
wow that is such an amazing pic
- a beautiful image, but a question about the set-up if you don't mind... Why did you opt for a six stop NDF when you also had the option of lowering the ISO down to 50, instead of 250?
That is so cool. Wish I could take pictures like that!
fantastic colour wow!
HERMOSO, HERMOSO, VERDADERAMENTE HERMOSO........
Fantastic photo, simply great!And thank you also for the great explanation!
i understanded some of dat ^^^
Soo beautiful!! ;)
Las Torres del Paine en el Sur de Chile es hermosisimo, esos son uno de Los hermosos Parages en Chile Maravilloso.....!!!!!
I don't think I could physically remove myself from something that beautiful. I'd call the boss and tell him I quit.
It is so,so beautiful.... !!!
sooo pretty! :B
What don't you think so?
Damn thats nice. Its so surreal it looks like a drawing. Props to you for a great shot!
i dont think so...
blaaa bla bla blaaaaa
Insane! Actually it looks like two different photos cropped together. Beautiful nonetheless!
looks great; which time of year was that?
What a beautiful picture it is awe inspiring
me dejas sin palabras
it looks like im really there
what an amazing view you should be a photographer
perfect..how do that..really smoothly
I am really glad you started posting your photos hereIt's great stuff!!! Enjoy your travels this year!
no way such a way to go there
dats khewl :)
I sometimes experience a strong need to go and find a quiet place where there are no human made noises. Well, you picture is so pleasing it just stimulated such a desire. Congrats!
The color of the water is turquoise! I'm thirsty.
Wow! That's awesome!
I want to own that, it look's so peaceful.....
dis is really pretty...mann
I LOVE MEN
yah you should that is so cool
is it real.....
Wooo!!!!!! Is beatiful!!!
WOW! creativity at it's best. men, I love it
, you're kind of good at taking pictures you should consider going pro ;)
Looking forward to seeing the results of your upcoming adventure with Javie
i like it:)
The tones in this are exquisite!
Great shot and final result Colby. Thanks for sharing your shooting and post-processing techniques, it is very helpful in improving my abilities. Keep them coming please. Cheers!
This definitely is a keeper, one-photographer- to- another------
i like it
beutiful ... amazing
forever alone mountain.
forever alone rock :,(
welcome ji....(in india 'ji' means sir) as i am from india
I can feel the calmness, peacefully and breathtaking, thank-you!
i mean i love it
nice i lo
Wow that cool, no that smart, no that pretty, no actual that awesame, I mean that Ayobaness
Heyy me tooo!!!! (Marie)
where was this taken?
WOW THIS LOOKS BEAUTIFUL!
Wow its absolutley gorgeous! I'd love to have vacation there one time!
the colors really do it for me...especially the water--what a perfect shade of turquoise and the reflected sun's rays...just GORGEOUS! What an awesome mental image to carry around in your little gray cells & in your heart! Thanks for sharing!
Love that blue water.
hope to be there in Dec
Lago Pehoe & Torres Del Paine make for a beautiful sight. Did you hike up to the Mirador Condor, the view from there is just outstanding.
Hola! Yo soy de Chile, y me llamo mucho la atención esta imagen. Usaste algún filtro con algún programa?
This is beautiful
Your pictures are beyond stunning! Wow!
Best Picture Ever Seen !!!! Great Job :)
Best photografar. Nice place.
love the mountains
That rock in the lake is being left out of the mountains' conversation
I always wondered what a coastline would look like if it were photo shopped to hell. Thank you.
I need to visit Chile, my moms side of the family is from near Valparaiso. it's absolutely gorgeous.
I was there in january but we didn't get to see a sunrise and we definitely didn't have weather like this the whole time. Now, I really have to go back!
Extraordinary colors! Very beautiful!
breath taking! great shot!
The Orange colour really makes the picture come alive:)
This is really awesome Colby
that place is amazing, it's like all the most scenic landscapes on Earth rolled into one!
thats heaven on earth
such a cool piture
Dude, That is a sick pic!!
my firend said yooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!thats beautiful ^.^
i like all the different colors and shades
I have lived in Chile for 3 years and you have seen more than I... I must get to the far south as soon as possible... fantastic capture Colby!
thats pretty cute
My brain processed the image as two separate images for about a minute before I realized that they were from the same viewpoint.
An amazing picture! It is so nice to see this kind of photos of my beautiful homeland (yeah, I'm Chilean). Hopefully you had an awesome time visitng Patagonia
questa foto mi piace , questo paesaggio mi incanta ; grazie !
A place of my dream, I played there in the movie with Johnny Depp. Hmmmm. Maybe someday ...
Right now, I wish I was in that island..
Que c'est beau...
almost looks like the formation of island in progress...the light against the rock face is like a volcanic uprising...on the backdrop of an ocean that's just too cool to care...love it.
I love tht
that is so beautiful!
DO YOUR NEXT MUSIC VID THERE!!!! IT WOULD BE SO COOL!!!!
ya it is
wow what breath taking veiws!
nice shadows in the foreground. thanks for sharing the beta
Marvelous!!! Another must in my visit list!
deveras k hermoso paisaje bien capturado te felicito!!!
wow, so beautiful scene. great shot!
Beautiful composition and shot.
Beautiful scene,great work.
si no fuese una foto y un montaje me tiraria ahora mismo
real or not?
Unbelievable shot! The mountains are so stunningly jagged!
love. :o it so perfect
i just to jump in....
Love the turquoise and smooth water.
So blue water! I just wanto jump in!
Smooth, and dare I say "delicious"! :)
Colby, this is stunning. I love the teal tones of the water mixed with the soft yellow tones of those jagged peaks. Very beautiful.
- In the post I listed the editing I did on the image. It wasn't much, just a beautiful scene with very nice soft light.
Great capture , I like the tones
edited??i cannot believe it with my eyes....wow!
This is what they mean when they speak of painting with light.
Wonderfully beautiful place...
Love it. its Great
Wowww, what a great place and awesome Image, Colby!!
where is the photo come about?
Wow, this is a beautiful scenery.