Corcovado from Sugar Loaf

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    OK, so I said I was not going to do any "picture postcard" shots of Rio, since there are so many of them out there already and the world doesn't need another one. But this one is mine and I wanted it for posterity. Shot from Sugar Loaf, overlooking Rio and Corcovado, it is actually a two-shot pano (one atop the other) and it was mostly an experiment to see if I could remove a bluish haze that turned the original into a bluish, gauzy mush. In that regard I think I succeeded. Aside from taking the gondolas to Sugar Loaf the other "must do" thing in Rio is to take train to the statue of Christ at the top of Corcovado. It is a special cog train that essentially travels almost straight up at a very steep angle up and down the backside of the peak. Corcovado, in Portuguese, means "hunchback" and you can see why in this shot.

    MorBCN, Light Magic!, Antonio.J.F., and 9 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. dkleinst 79 months ago | reply

      I like it....If I were there this is the postcard I'd buy!

    2. MorBCN 79 months ago | reply


    3. Nino H 79 months ago | reply

      WOW !
      Great view

    4. Indiana Ivy Nature Photographer 79 months ago | reply

      What a beautiful place !!!

    5. minas.p 79 months ago | reply

      Nice shot !

    6. Lyle58 79 months ago | reply

      What an amazing place - I really hope they get the 2016 Olympics instead of our Chicago.

    7. larrygerbrandt 79 months ago | reply

      Actually I think getting the 2016 Olympics would force them to address a lot of basic issues that have been too convenient to avoid historically, namely basic public safety and security. Tourists in Rio are seen as targets, not as guests, unfortunately. Too much poverty side by side with extraordinary wealth.

    8. ¨ ♪ Claudio Lara ✔ 79 months ago | reply

      The incredible beauty of this picture. The constraste the green of the forest, with the blue of the sky in the middle of a great metropolis.

      I hope you saved great memories of his trip to Rio de Janeiro.

    9. ¨ ♪ Claudio Lara ✔ 79 months ago | reply

      Unfortunately the newspapers of Brazil disclose much violence in Rio, but it is less than Sao Paulo and the equal of New York in the 80s.
      The main problem in Brazil is the "distribution of wealth" .
      Are eighteen million rich and eighteen eyelet excluded from a population of 180 million people.

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