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Inferno by michaelanderson Inferno by michaelanderson
The most spectacular sunset I've seen in a couple years unfolded after a cold, rainy and windy day in Patagonia. As tempting as it can be, you can't hole up in bad weather in Patagonia or you will miss the spectacular light. Finding an interesting foreground was difficult in this area, so I went with a standard layered composition and zoomed in on the peaks.

The natural light in Patagonia is extraordinary, probably because of the pristine air quality and the low slanting rays of the southern latitude, especially in the fall. The high altitude sunsets of the Himalaya are the only other place I've seen such vivid colors. The sensor of my 5D Mk II could barely handle the full color spectrum and intensity of this sunset. I actually had to DE-saturate the sky slightly to keep the yellows in check.
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glassocean Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Makes me want to visit South America again.
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Marianne95 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful. :)
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Severin101 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks like Skyrim! Cool!
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robjoeball1 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
I am putting Patagonia on my bucket list after viewing your pictures!
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ginny-black Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
when the sunset have this colours it means the next day will be windy. 100%accuracy.
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fennec692001 Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
hello, i realy love your work,i'm allays waiting your new shoot!!!
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schimmio52 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
Can I use this as a reference for a painting? Amazing photo, by the way :)
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Noor-al-Haqiqa Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
It is good to know such beauty still exists upon the planet... the sky is breathtaking... it would be wonderful if ... when viewing a photo like this... the viewer could smell the pure air.. taste it... and hear the sounds and silence of the place...
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ariseandrejoice Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Professional Photographer
beautiful!!!
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StrixCZ Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work doesn't cease to amaze me :clap:

What a dreamscape... :) :+fav:
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:iconsborny:
Sborny Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
Amazing shot! :wow:
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:iconsamuelbitton:
samuelbitton Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
Fantastic shot. Just makes me want to go back there.
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Professional Photographer
WOW...enough said...
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dwth Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Student Artist
This photo have been featured on Thumbs of the Week 126th and 127th.:wave:
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dwth Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Student Artist
My bad, sorry! :D
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SilviaAK Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
La Patagonia captured beautifully. Inspiring.
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JustinDeRosa Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010   Photographer
love it!
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FramedByNature Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Student Photographer
Featured in my journal! [link] :highfive:
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phoenix30L Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
It splendidely catches the spirit of the landscape. The colours do justice to the fresh and transparent air. Wonderful.
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Der-Bayer Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
Your images never cease to amaze me :nod:
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:icondesert-piratecosplay:
Beautiful~
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Flying-Fossa Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
Beauty :D
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:iconneb11:
neb11 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
beautiful colours
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Joe-Tony Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing :clap: :+fav:
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:iconankelwar:
Ankelwar Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
It's so beautiful!! :love:
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:iconskullscrystal:
SkullsCrystal Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! :heart:
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:iconponddreamer:
PondDreamer Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous :love:
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kla91 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
Very well taken and interesting details about how you shot it :) So any postprocessing done besides the desaturation of the sky?
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
I know too well having to desaturate colors. Way to wait it out. Nuts

aF
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Swordtemper Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, this is really extraordinary ! Good choice with the layered composition, keeps the focus on the mountains !
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dwth Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Student Artist
This photo have been featured on Thumbs of the Week 125th.:wave:
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michaelanderson Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks!!!
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
Stunning shot Mike. A very often photographed peak, but I think this is up amongst the best I have ever seen of Fitz Roy.
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alexandre-deschaumes Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
aaaaa , yes, mike, a very impressive sky indeed . :) :)
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phenomenological Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Nicely done, I can imagine the foreground being a real pain to get right.
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
Powerful, stunning fiery sunset!
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:iconpointiff:
PoinTiff Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
Maaaaaan!! You got to see the Cerro Torre!
I didn't :'( :'( :'(
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bayugly Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:clap:
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JurajParis Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Student Photographer
it look so awesome :D good job!
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alban-expressed Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
Extraordinary. :-)
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Funtoon Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Professional Artist
It's really wonderful shot .. :love:
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:iconkylma:
Kylma Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
Sky is on fire! Gorgeous shot.
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marekx01 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
Beautiful sky. :)
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BogdanEpure Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks more like heaven!
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in52fan9te25 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
Good shot!!!
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mutrus Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
Fantastic shot
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Nhand Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
beautiful *o*
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Dreampixphotography Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
Super sky here and great expoure and comp. Well done
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mj-magic Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! that is spectacular! excellent work! :)
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PlanetaryButterfly Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
Gorgeous! Since the sky here on the northern California coast has been low, gray clouds, I really appreciate this one!
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