From Paso Brecha Negra

Posted by Justin Haaheim (New Haven, CT, United States) on 20 March 2007 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

View out over various ranges of the Patagonian Andes in Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi near Bariloche, Argentina. This shot was taken at "Paso Brecha Negra", the second mountain pass on day 2 of my backpacking trip through the park.

This shot is one of my first real attempts at more difficult photoshopping techniques including separate curve adjustments for the sky and ground via layer masking and dodge/burn layers. Let me know what you think!

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Aidan from Seoul, South Korea

Beautiful mountain range. The detail across the image is nice. I've been longing to get back into the mountains.
With regards to your image adjustments, the image does seem a little 'flat' - the different ranges seem to a 3d element to them, but taken together, the image seems flattened. Perhaps by adding an additional adjustment layer to the entire image might bring some of the individual image adjustments in to line. Just a suggestion.

20 Mar 2007 7:56am

Arjun Kachru from Pune, India

Breath taking. Makes you want to be there.

20 Mar 2007 9:39am

Jerry from Tampa, United States

Spectacular image Justin!

20 Mar 2007 10:25am

Alex Lee from Jeju, South Korea

I enjoy the composition of the shot, it's a beautiful subject. But, the clouds look out of place, probably as a result of your post processing. The profile of the mountains, too, have a hard edge. My post processing is limited to the basics of curves and levels, so I couldn't begin to give you pointers on masking or layer blending.

20 Mar 2007 12:05pm

AlainBadoual from Paris, France

Superb landscape Justin!

20 Mar 2007 12:28pm

Martin from Las Parejas, Argentina

Es una foto espectacular!

20 Mar 2007 7:18pm

Richard_Irwin from Belper, United Kingdom

You have done a good first job Justin, so keep practising. Have you tried HDR combinations. I use Photomatix basic myself (the free one), usually combining 3 to 5 exposures, all shot at 2/3 stop difference, and then simply tone-mapped. You can handhold the camera, as the software will align the imagery. I'll be posting one on my blog for this Thursday (22nd) if you care to take a look.

20 Mar 2007 7:47pm

Francis from Hong Kong

Very beautiful shot , reall y makes you feel that you're up in the clouds.

21 Mar 2007 3:45pm

Evi from Athens, Greece

Esta es hermosa! Gracias!

8 Apr 2007 5:50am

Canon EOS REBEL XT
1/125 second
F/10.0
ISO 100
33 mm

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