Patagonia... as a substitute
It is your "Papatagonia! ;-) You really are pitiful, poor poor Markus, so far from papatagonia! I'm just kidding Markus, but your mountains are quite something and it is a breathtaking landscape! That seems to be fresh air and it is so beautiful, those mountains are impressive! I'm sure it's not as wild as Patagonia but it doesn't look far from its wildness. I really like the way you framed the picture from one side with the snowy slope at left and the other side with the dark curve of the evergreen. So know how to compose an image and it is wonderful. Merci! Et nous sommes voisins aujourd'hui,
- nglen (36145)
- [2008-04-03 12:13]
Hi markus. If i lived 20min from this mountain i would be a very happy man. Pure beauty that sums it up. You have taken what i think is the perfect picture of a mountain. very good detail and colour. i like the POV you have taken this one from . well done TFS.
- Royaldevon (4229)
- [2008-04-03 12:27]
I would be more than happy to live so close to this beautiful scene, Markus!
The way that you have caught the f/g slope in shadow really makes this shot special! The composition, details and light management are very good.
- lorendubois (9343)
- [2008-04-03 13:09]
Magestueuse... cette montagne
Silencieuse... cette blancheur
délicieuse... cette couleur
La Paix est ici même...
- demeve (6165)
- [2008-04-03 13:36]
Very beautiful Picture, this is a very majestic Mountain
I don't know but whit a range like that Patagonia is not
far away.. Well done
- Gert-Paassen (24509)
- [2008-04-03 13:39]
Good composition, with beautiful colors. i like the pov, right the trees and left the hill and in front the high mountain with the snow.Good exposuretime, the snow are not overexposed.
And thanks from your kindly words for my photo's on TN.
- rightway (333)
- [2008-04-03 14:19]
Very nice shot of the landscape. Great composition.
- joey (24909)
- [2008-04-03 14:25]
Juat breath-taking, Markus!
You are very lucky to live in a place like this! I can only dream of having this on my doorstep!
Very good exposure in the snow.
Sharp with incredible clarity.
- PaulGana (595)
- [2008-04-03 14:48]
great mountain scene and good lighting, the thing that really interests me is the foreground how on one side is pine trees and the left is a slightly curving slope of snow
- Juyona (16891)
- [2008-04-03 14:55]
bello manumento natural,
buen pov, color y detalles...
- JoshLewis (909)
- [2008-04-03 15:01]
Nice one Markus! I can sense a chill from looking at that large mountain! "Your" Mountain is very nice, I wish I were that close, I am about 40 miles from the nearest Mountain, and about 60 miles from Wonderful Mountains. Although I am fortunate enough to be able to get a view from my roof. Very nice! Cheers Josh Lewis.
- gracious (13068)
- [2008-04-03 15:20]
Thank you so much for sharing your kingdom as a mountaineer!
True beauty of the mountain with a perfect pov with great displayed of light and shadows over it!
nice colour contrast between the blue and the snow
As I said last time too I love your abstracts and you know that but still I'm glad we can see landscapes too sometimes from you! I can't see landscapes like yours from others, first because you live at that particular place, second because you have a particular way of capturing.
There is a somehow gentle softness on the surfaces that I don't see elsewhere but in your pictures only. But this softness is NOT lack of sharpness, i cannot explain how these two things softness and sharpness can go thogether like this but it's unique for sure.
And exposeure is like if you had twice the dinamics on your sensor than mine, I either get over or under, or seemingly too low contrast in a situation like this. TFS!
- EOSF1 (23955)
- [2008-04-03 20:46]
Hello Markus, that picture is a gem, the exposure is just awesome and the details are very sharp. The composition you've done is also beautiful, well done, thanks!
- clnaef (6814)
- [2008-04-03 23:00]
Peut-être pas la Patagonie mais pas mal quand même.
- pablominto (14563)
- [2008-04-03 23:42]
An impressive summit that is captured with great details!
The snowy mountain contrasts so well with the dark forest, all making up this moist attractive composition...
- PaulH (13882)
- [2008-04-04 2:32]
wonderfully exposed and composed...ok it might not have the same altitude as your dreamland Patagonia but it's just as beautiful my friend. I envy your proximity to the mountains but i am glad that you appreciate them so much.
- anel (40526)
- [2008-04-04 5:25]
Nebst Deinen abstrakten Bilder, tust Du gut auch solche Bilder zu zeigen. Atemberaubende Ansicht, Reinheit und Schönheit in einem. Und dazu so gut fotografiert. Chapeau!
- mariki (9477)
- [2008-04-04 6:06]
Très bonne photographie de cette montagne majestueuse. Excellent composition. Très belles lumière et couleurs.
- Tobias__Ortmann (681)
- [2008-04-04 6:40]
great picture very godo colours nice composition and beatifull landscape
- cataclysta (5666)
- [2008-04-04 7:38]
Beautiful. First of all perfect exposure. Also very good composition and sharpness. Great blue sky
- uleko (10940)
- [2008-04-04 9:35]
You're very lucky to live so close to this magic landscape! But I suppose we always think that grass is greener on the other side... I understand your love for heights as I've experienced being near 'heaven' in Ladakh at 4,500 metres. It's a very special feeling!
Wonderful capture of this snow-clad mountain in bright sunshine. A lovely composition from a nice POV.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla
- Ena (2454)
- [2008-04-04 14:26]
Many thanks for opportunity to meet your really amazing photo collection and kind words of comments.
This picture is so wonderful as others from your gallery. Fine place and view, simply great framing and composition, superb exposure, impressive lights and shadows, nice rich colours and terrific sharpness of the entire image. Bravo. Excellent work. It would be better for me to know what kind lens you use taking every shot. My best regards and TFS.
- Mana (18578)
- [2008-04-05 8:49]
Outstanding shot and a superb view captured here with skilfull use of natural lighting and exposure levels. Very neat and sharp image and I like the diagonals. The snow covered peak looks awesome. Excellent POV to portray this charming scene and very nicely composed. Kudos.
- jignasi (27917)
- [2008-04-08 23:41]
Gran limpieza en los colores y buena luz. La ladera en sombras de la izquierda y el bosque, oportunos, ya que destacan aún más si cabe la montaña principal y crean profundidad. Sin duda lo más conseguido en esta toma son las luces-sombras de lo alto. Prercioso trabajo.
Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi
- Silvio2006 (100448)
- [2008-04-09 6:17]
Hi Markus, superb mountain full of snow, splendid light and fantastic colors, very well done, ciao Silvio
This is a breathtaking view.
Amazing POV and DOF.
The focus is sharp with wonderful detail.
The colours are vivid and well saturated.
Lovely use of lighting and shadows.
A superb composition with lovely lines.
A majestic mountain.
- Aramok (5166)
- [2008-04-15 5:36]
Right now I would be more than happy to be fit enough just to be able to even get to see the mountain, let alone climb it - if my skills level is even up to it... I think my level is still at the Scotland level rather than out your way!
Anyhow it is nice to dream and maybe one day I will be well enough and have the skills and confidence to be able to consider ;your' mountain!
Love the composition even if it is not your preferred style. For me it is a view of the mountains which I am missing so very much at the moment.
Take care and TFS
- Janice (18832)
- [2008-04-18 3:25]
Hi Markus, I was thrilled to see my mountains in NZ this week, but you are able to see these beautiful mountains every year. What a stunningly majestic mountain it is. To me this is awesome - thank you for sharing
- martinmena (1601)
- [2008-04-18 9:59]
Un beau paysage.Amitiés.
- Bass (974)
- [2008-04-18 18:27]
you sorprise me with the title of this picture. After reading at your note I only can think about how much fortune we have to live close to those mountains we love.
Now that I´m living far from there I can´t stop thinking how much I miss them but any time I go back I give my thanks, as you, to my parents because they tought me to love that place and show me how great it is... and because they made everything they could so i can grow up sorrounded by the Andes.
This picture is great, Markus!I can feel the cold air of the morning and the little sunlight... lovely. You have a gift: you can show others how you can feel in that place... that´s great!
YOu know how much I love mouintains so this picture is GREAT!The colour of the snow is amazing and that forest at the right.... makes me wish to be there!
My dream is to ski downhill in Switzerland and yours is to visit my lovely patagonia... we can do something with that! (we must do!) jaja
oh! don´t forget, patagonia it´s expecting you too... you are invited at any time, I alredy told you. You already have house, food and mouintains expecting you.
TFS and have a great weekend
- warnzy (20)
- [2008-04-19 14:33]
I really like this. The composition is simple but effective, and the exposure is perfect. This shot has a sense of both tranquility and impending danger, rather like a sleeping giant. Very pretty landscape, but one to respect too I'm sure.
- Miss_Piggy (18712)
- [2008-04-20 23:31]
What a wonderful photo to share with us. I think seeing a scene like this in real life must be an awesome experience. The Creator of All is just wonderful to have formed and shaped the beautiful nature all around us to admire and appreciate, and this photo of yours is such proof of His Mighty Creation. This is really a magnificent landscape view, with a mix of blue sky, snowy covered mountains and pine shaped trees in the foreground. Thanks for sharing and thanks also for sharing the respect you have for your daddy. It is much appreciated.
- fragman (42634)
- [2008-04-21 1:16]
nice postcard :) TFS Ori
- alikox (356)
- [2008-06-24 2:46]
Nice composition. Exposure is very well managed. It is kind of hard to take photos of snowy areas. Snow becames gray instead of white, details get lost, inadequate dynamic range causes shadowy areas dark... Your photo has none of them. Good work. And dont feel sad about 20 min. drive. I have to take a 4 hours drive to go to someplace like there. :-)
- saguzar (7202)
- [2008-07-26 17:46]
You want to go to Patagonia, and in my country some call ,in the past, to some of places specially Bariloche, the little Swiss or the argentinian Swiss....fortunately Patagonia is taken its own personality.
I´ve going to Patagonian Andes 18 years ago and want to go soon! its a marvelous place, you must to go if its possible(but money rules...:( )
coming back to your image I think it´s fantastic, with a great sharpness and composition. Light is the right, monitor seems to be a window to your homeland
- keldermt (213)
- [2010-01-31 12:46]
Well, Markus, take heart in that you may not be in Patagonia, but you have both the landscapes and the skills to provide a visual image to us that is equally appealing (I've never been to either location... so much to see and so little time)!
The sunlit peak, the obvious crisp cold, and the incredible blue sky... add to that the sloping aspect in the foreground working its way down and to the right that balances the mountain in the background... wow!
Thank you for sharing, Sir. Brilliant image.