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Twists and Turns by GroovyGeek Twists and Turns by GroovyGeek
Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre in the background of Rio de las Vueltas (literal translation is "river of the turns")
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As all good light on this particular trip the morning started with a cloud-covered mountain around 30 mins before sunrise. We were on the way from El Chalten to Torres del Paine when the light started to turn. We literally ran out of the bus to this spot to catch the light. Fortunately we had scouted the location a few days earlier, and even better the 100 km/h winds were gone.
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coulombic Featured By Owner May 6, 2012   Photographer
I love the color in this. The composition is what I would consider "very good," but I can't help but wish you'd have been two steps back, as to allow the bush in the foreground to exist in a "non-truncated" way. Still, awesome.

Did you ever end up making it back to Patagonia this year? I had grand plans, but everything fell apart, as you likely guessed.
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GroovyGeek Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
Agree 100%. Unfortunately when I took this there were 100+ km/hr winds blowing so you were holding on for dear life. Did you end up going to Patagonia?
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GroovyGeek Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
Should have read your message before asking about Patagonia... I did not make it either, a few expenses piled up and I am also running short on vacation time due to family commitments. Plus my wife decided she wanted to go some place sunny for her birthday. I do plan on going back next year.
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porbital Featured By Owner May 29, 2011   Photographer
This photo is featured to my latest journal [link]
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RandomMasterTor Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I love the sky. Very nice and natural.
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GroovyGeek Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
I always avoid the use of the saturation slider. Too many people feel the need to jack up the colors to make an impression. Nature is plenty beautiful on its own without any help from Photoshop.
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RandomMasterTor Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I agree!
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Puuronen Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
Beautiful capture and outstanding gallery!
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LAlight Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Professional Photographer
I have featured your work in my latest journal! [link]
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GroovyGeek Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
:)
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LAlight Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Professional Photographer
Magnificent! Perfect balance of elements to keep my eyes busy and looking for more.
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GroovyGeek Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
Thank you. Picked up the technique to balance this one during a previous day at the workshop. When you have a leading line that does not quite lead where you want it, anchor it with a "heavy" object in the foreground.
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LAlight Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Professional Photographer
That's a great tip. I'll have to remember that. Seems to have worked very well for you here. :)
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Ian-Plant Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Professional Photographer
this is the comp I wanted but someone was in my way! Sweet
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GroovyGeek Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
Hey there is always next year
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psyfre Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
Nice composition!
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GroovyGeek Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
Thank you
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NWunseen Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Professional Photographer
absolutely gorgeous shot! great foreground and lines that lead to the background..cant wait to someday see nature like this.
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GroovyGeek Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
One of those situations when 10mm was not quite enough. After the fact I noticed that in the mad scramble to get to location and frame the shot I clipped the bushes in the front... oh well, maybe next time,
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