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Dawn In The End Of The World

Dawn In The End Of The World
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Copyright: Krzysztof Pabis (cataclysta) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 752 W: 174 N: 2191] (5666)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Olympus C-8080 WZ
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-01-19 2:36
Viewed: 4423
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
These photo was taken early in the morning at the beginning of my Antarctic adventure in the southern most city (The end of the world) Ushuaia. The day before the mountains ware black. Here you can see it covered with frost in the early morning sun.

Ushuaia is the capital of the Argentine province of Tierra del Fuego, and claims to be the world's southernmost city. There are two other contenders for the title of southernmost city; Puerto Williams on the Chilean island of Navarino (farther south but it has only 2400 inhabitants); and Punta Arenas, also in Chile (much larger but farther north).

Ushuaia is located on the southern coast of the island of Tierra del Fuego ("Land of Fire") in a wide bay, guarded on the north by the Martial mountain range and on the south by the Beagle Channel.

Tierra del Fuego is an archipelago, 28,476 sq mi (73,753 kmē), separated from the southernmost tip of the South American mainland by the Strait of Magellan. The southern point of the archipelago forms Cape Horn.
Only 30% of the islands have forests which are classified as Magellanic subpolar; the northeast is made up by steppe and cool semidesert.

There are six species of trees found in Tierra del Fuego: Canelo or Winter's Bark (Drimys winteri), Maytenus magellanica, the southernmost conifer in the world (Pilgerodendron uviferum), and three kinds of Southern Beech; Nothofagus antarctica, Nothofagus pumilio and the evergreen Nothofagus betuloides.

These forests are unique in the world for having developed in a climate with such cold summers (around 9°C).

(Source: wikipedia)

Argus, vanderschelden, horia, jcoowanitwong, uleko, eqshannon, Alex99, ramthakur, marhowie, SelenE, LordPotty, haraprasan, Jamesp, cicindela has marked this note useful
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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-01-19 2:43]

Wow, Krzysztof, this is a weird landscape!
The lighting, the grey misty sky, the sharp contrast between the green mountain slopes and the snow without rocky parts makes this quite unusual. I never realised that Tierra del Fuego could look like this.
Thanks for sharing this,

Hello Krzystof,
Good image. Hope you'll start a travelogue:-)
Fascinating part of the world.
I like the greens versus the whites from the mountains.
Well done

Hi Krzysztof

A truly unique sight and landscape! I really enjoy your entire saga about your trip to the south. Just as Annick suggested, a travelogue would indeed be a great idea :)

The moment captures here is magical - with the first sunrays of the day hitting the cold forest and mountains. The atmosphere in this picture is impressive and is surely translated to the viewer - we feel a bit colder just by looking at it. That is realized by the excellent reproduction of the conditions through a spot-on exposure.
The note is also great and gives interesting information about the place.
Hope ou don't mind me trying something out: i did a workshop where i cropped some of the sky, in order to give the picture a wider, more panoramic feel.
Anyway, it's nice seeing you again here and looking at your lovely work!

Bravo and TFS

Hi Krzystof, superb mountain landscape with splendid colors and wonderful light, great view of the end of world, very well done, have a great week end, ciao Silvio

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-01-19 3:29]

Wonderful lighting!
The composition is brilliant.
Great sharpness and clarity.
I like the title :)
Well done Krzysztof,

Hello Krzystof,
The ice capped mountain and the forest below is well seen. The morning sun is wonderful when casted on this mountain side. Lovely pov and composition.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-01-19 5:53]

Hello Krzysz,
Excellent capture of this fascinating landscape in beautiful light. What an interesting mix of trees in this forest and it seems very dense right up to the edge of the mountain. I expect you captured this from a plane, or? I'd love to be down there to explore the forest!
Many thanks, Ulla

I think I missed you if you came in the back door. A very nice image of course and one which only a few handfuls of people have seen...All of these images continue to amaze me and educate me as well..It is an experience you are VERY lucky to have had!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-01-19 9:23]

Hi Krzysztov.
I like warm light and colours of the image. So nice delicate colour palette and wonderful place which was pictured with taste and skill. Details and sharpness of the entire image are superb too. As always, tone is written very well and so interesting. My best wishes and compliments.

Hello Chris,
Sorry for my delayed response to your critiques on my recent two pictures.
This is a wonderful landscape from the End of the World.
I like the contrasts between the three zones in the picture.
TFS and regards.

Looks very nice with the early light Chris, great detail. Your trip to Antarctica must've been grand :)
Excellent note - Well done!

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-01-21 3:36]

Hi Krzysztof,
Light, POV, and the scenery look so nice. TFS
Best wishes,

Hi Krzysztof,
An excellent capture of this far southern landscape of Tierra Del Fuego.
This is truly a fascinating part of the world.
It sounds as though the vegetation there is similar to parts of the south of New Zealand.
We have a lot of Nothofagus here in our southern sub-alpine forests.
The light in this shot is great.
I assume that is an airstrip cut into the forest that we can see.
Very nice landscape image.

Hi Chris,
A beautiful mountain. Very well composed and nice colors. Nice informative notes too. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-01-21 23:00]


Lovely shot of the mountains near Ushuia - I remeber them well.


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-01-22 9:25]

Hello Krzysztof

A lovely landscape shot of this mountain range.
The POV is very good.
I like the way the warm light is illuminating the mountain.
Wonderful details.


Gdzies to jakos przeoczylem :)
Swietle swiatlo i ta zielen!!! Super! Z jednej strony zywosc lasu a z drugiej dramatyczny nastroj dodawany przez pochmurne niebo :)
Naprawde niezla robotoa!
Ale jeszcze jedno pytanko, ten pas wycienych drzew w srodku, co to niby bylo?

Fantastyczne swiatło, efekt niepowtarzalny. Brawo

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