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Atacama Sunset
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Copyright: James Parker (Jamesp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1999-09
Categories: Desert, Mountain
Camera: Canon EOS 1vHS, Canon 24-70 mm f 2,8 L-USM, Fuji Provia 100
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): The Wildlife, Plants and Scenery of Chile [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-09-06 8:48
Viewed: 5488
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This will be my last posting for a couple of weeks as I am going away - again! This time I am going to Papua New Guinea - mainly people (visiting the Sing-sing in Goroka) but hope to see some wildlife too.

I took this shot of Licancabur Volcano in 1999 - it is a scanned slide.

Licancabur is a highly symmetrical stratovolcano on the southernmost part of the border between Chile and Bolivia. It is located just southwest of Laguna Verde in Bolivia and northwest of Juriques volcano. The summit crater is about 400 m wide and contains a 70 by 90 m crater lake which is ice-covered most of the year. This is one of the highest lakes in the world, and despite air temperatures which can drop to -30 C, it contains planktonic fauna.

Licancabur's most recent volcanic activity produced extensive lava flows which extend 6 km down the northwest and southwest flanks, with older lava flows reaching 15 km and pyroclastic flow deposits as far as 12 km from the peak. Extensive Inca ruins are located at the summit, providing proof of pre-Columbian ascents as well as evidence for a lack of major eruptions over the past 5001,000 years.

Licancabur is a Cunza word that the indigenous people of this area used to refer to themselves as well as to the volcano.

The Andes mountain range is the highest mountain range outside Asia, with the highest peak, Aconcagua, rising to 6,962 m (22,841 ft) above sea level. The summit of Mount Chimborazo in the Ecuadorean Andes is the point on the Earth's surface most distant from its center, because of the equatorial bulge. The Andes cannot match the Himalayas in height but do so in width and are more than twice as long.

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  • ngorse (20)
  • [2007-09-06 9:22]

Awesome composition. The picture is very well constructed and balanced. So are the colors. Very nice :-)


Good work James. The colors are great as is the framing. Keep it up.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-09-06 12:12]

Hi James,

awesome colour and lighting! The shadowed FG contrasts amazingly against early morning/setting sun. An excellent POV.
As for going to PNG, you lucky, lukcy man! I will be eagerly anticipating your shots. Have a safe trip,

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-09-06 12:49]

Hi James,
a great shot of the dryest place on Earth.
Sharp with great colours.
Beautiful lighting.
Well done,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-09-06 12:59]

Hi James. Have a safe trip and enjoy will look foward to the pictures when you get home.
fantastic colours in the mountain . a very good POV. well done Take care

Hello James
What a wonderful scene you captured,
Great lighting,composition and POV,
Superb shot,Welldone.

Good Luck

Pretty volcano /sunset landscape James.
beautiful color, fine focus detail and composition
TFS and have a safe and wonderful journey

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-09-06 23:44]

Hi James,
Lovely landscape photo with beautiful composition ,colors and light.
Papua New Guinea ha? Well I'll have a lot to ask you after you come back :o) I hope you'll have a chance and time to see the birds of paradise... Have a great time and a safe travel, you are going to a beautiful place. Waiting for the photos from your trip.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-09-07 7:11]

James, your treasure of archive is excellent. Such a lovely view and landscape Fantastic. Ganesh

Hi James,

amazing shot. Great colour and composition. Very well done. tfs. Stev

Hi James,
A lovely view of the volcanic mountain. Nice composition and colors. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Fantastic contrast between the foreground and the background in this lovley scan, James.
The evening mood comes in strongly in this landscape image.
You are truly a globe-trotter, the way you keep vising diverse locations in the world.
Wish you a great Time in Papua.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-09-09 16:42]

Hello James

The colours are beautiful.You have captured the majesty of the volcano.The lighting is lovely.Very nicely composed.TFS


Hi James,
What a wonderful play of light you captured in this photo. The smooth transition from dark to light is wonderful. Not to forget about the stunning landscape ofcouse. A a great one on yet an other stunning location.

Hello James,
Lovely light!
A good feeling of depth with inclusion of the rocks in front, fine details in the beautifully cone shaped volcano!
Pablo -

an immense tonal change here from foreground to distant mistiness
despite the scanning process lots of detail and tonality have remained
it reminds me of a sinai trip i took
south america and the andes are fascinating subjects

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