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Placid Chaos
« on: June 07, 2018, 11:54:45 PM »

A rare scene of stillness in the Magallanes y la Antartica, Chilena Region of Chile. Patagonia is known for it's majestic splendor but definitely not it's moments of silence and stillness. Even in this silence I felt the chaos radiating from the rising sun and colliding with the earth and misty fluctuating clouds high in the sky. A crooked staff lay prone in the water beckoning me to cast spells, so I decided to use it's shape to embrace the scene. I sort of felt like a sorcerer casting a spell of reflection and stillness this day. It was a quiet moment.
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Re: Placid Chaos
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2018, 12:27:54 AM »

Majestic!

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Re: Placid Chaos
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2018, 01:32:49 AM »

Stunning!
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Re: Placid Chaos
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2018, 05:23:55 AM »

Lovely.
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Re: Placid Chaos
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2018, 06:32:22 AM »

A beauty!

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Re: Placid Chaos
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2018, 06:53:42 AM »

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Re: Placid Chaos
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2018, 07:08:03 AM »

the calm before the storm?

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Re: Placid Chaos
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2018, 07:38:21 AM »

+1. That rose-colored lighting on the peaks is stunning.
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Re: Placid Chaos
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2018, 09:07:50 AM »

I can only say BRAVO, what a gorgeous shot!
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Re: Placid Chaos
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2018, 09:37:09 AM »

WoW, superb !

I only saw those mountains from very far cause I did not have time to visit them !
I hope one day I'll come back there.

Ciao
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Re: Placid Chaos
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2018, 01:33:22 PM »

A beauty!
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Re: Placid Chaos
« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2018, 09:06:33 PM »

WoW, superb !

I only saw those mountains from very far cause I did not have time to visit them !
I hope one day I'll come back there.

Ciao
G.

Worth the trip to what feels like the end of the world...
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Re: Placid Chaos
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2018, 04:00:09 AM »

Simply stunning. It has a Galen Rowell look that I like very much.
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Re: Placid Chaos
« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2018, 12:20:03 PM »

Simply stunning.

Yes.
The tree is a nice bonus.

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Re: Placid Chaos
« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2018, 04:30:41 PM »

Simply stunning. It has a Galen Rowell look that I like very much.
Wow, that's quite a compliment. Mountain light photography is such a cool little studio to go see. I love that they have a "vault" - but going there also showed me how far camera technology has come since film days. He's one of my 'role models' so to speak.

He shot all 35mm on Nikon as far as I know and even though he had perfect technique (according to his books), the prints when blown up display sharpness issues. Without shooting 4x6 format, there's only so large you could go with film. In a way when you look at them it doesn't really matter that there is some enlargement degradation because the subjects and comps are so compelling typically.

But beyond that I feel incredibly fortunate that I can bring things closer to what my eye sees now. This is slightly "HDR" god forbid in that I took some details from the tree and brought them back in by layering & masking an image with more shadow detail and an overall lighter exposure. This would have been so challenging for Galen, although still possible. I suppose with a shot like this it's worth the extra effort, but for me it was simple and only took a few minutes. Although separation and color theory here was tough. I looked at this shot for weeks before finally deciding it was mostly fine with very little alteration. I had to mute some of the twilight blue, and tame the magenta/red glow a bit.

After this shot the sky went flat for a while. Then it blew up again, with the more direct sunrise civil twilight color. So I have more from this morning to push out at some point.
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