Morning Smog, 2

Another shot taken just before landing in Calama, Chile. The haze is from dust and smog from a nearby mine. I had another version of this with a 2:1 crop which had less on the top and bottom and more to the left. The composition of that one just never felt that good, so I decided to stick with this square version.


This is my last upload from this plane ride . . . so I'll change things up a little for my next upload.



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  • Drew Medlin 4y

    maxxsmart I like those shadows, too. In fact, that's a big part of why I never fully liked the 2:1 crop as it removed about half of the shadows.
  • Mike 4y

    Brilliant image, great contrast.
  • Lino M 4y

  • Olivier Du Tré 4y

    I could fav every single photo in your stream. Your B&W work is inspirational!
  • BRONCO © off 4y

    wonderful landscape my friend - amazing tones !!!!!!!!!!!
  • Andy Brown 4y

    A great series Drew - certainly looks like a dramatic flight with some wonderful vistas! Difficult to compare this to your 2:1 version without seeing that, but compositionally this feels sound to me.
  • Harris Hui 4y

    Beautiful mountain view!
  • .brianday 4y

    Big time contrasts, and interesting gradient in the sky. Cool shot.
  • Olli Kekäläinen 4y

  • Nurse Kato 4y

    What a beauty! The range of tones is superb. A gorgeous shot all around.
  • Jack Fusco 4y

    Such a dramatic shot. nice work
  • Julius Tjintjelaar 4y

    A beauty it is. This should be printed large.
  • Peter Gutierrez 4y

  • Adam Garelick 4y

    Great shot. Really enjoy the lighting here. The second row of mountains and beyond look just like a painting.
  • Cory Varcoe 4y

    I still can't grasp this shot, i love how the light falls on the hills, so surreal =)
  • Annuzza 4y

    fantastic light!
  • James Thornbrook 4y

    This is very good. I like the soft look.
  • fluffisch 4y

    a great b&w landscape capture. perfect!
  • 小川 Ogawasan 3y

    nice view..
  • poorpoor 3y

    great! I love montains from airplanes.
    Not to promote myself, but I just uploaded a similar picture you might enjoy
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Taken on February 7, 2009
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