The Broken Bridge

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    Patagonia is marked with a change of terrain every half hour or so. The 40km hike took me from mountains to plains to rivers to forests to swamps the to rolling hills. All of these would be re-combined into interesting formations that kept my camera full and my backup system whirring away. I'm glad the 20 pound battery of the D3X lasts about 6 months (exaggeration... but not by much)!

    This was a particularly dense area of forest that was fed by a nearby stream system that came tumbling down off the Andes. I came across this old bridge. There is no telling how long it had been there... I tried to imagine it was built by Fuegian Indians back in the day...

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    1. StGrundy 60 months ago | reply

      Excellent shot. Great job, my friend.

      Keep up the great work!

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    2. Sri Dhanush 60 months ago | reply

      lovely textures... awesome greens..

    3. Ozne, RN 60 months ago | reply

      very nice..

    4. Anciano profeta de Nicaragua 60 months ago | reply

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    6. Gilbert Rondilla 60 months ago | reply

      wow! parang setting ng fairy tale

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    7. Phariborzz 60 months ago | reply

      INVITE to post photo...
      I think this photo is a Super Shot

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    8. Shivanand Velmurugan 60 months ago | reply

      Nice shot. Just curious how you got the colours to pop, and also get the soft focus on the tree line. My initial guess is that you did some work on it in photoshop, or did you use filters?!

      Recently I shot a few pictures in a rain-forest, and one of the main problems I had was to get some color gradient in the pictures. most of the time is so dark even when it is a bright day, and the light is so diffused that I get monotonic (is that even a word :) ) pictures.

      Any thoughts?

    9. Stuck in Customs 60 months ago | reply

      Thanks all!

      Shivanand - I have an HDR Tutorial here that talks a bit about how to get the colors to pop! :)

    10. Y~L .... [deleted] 60 months ago | reply

      beautiful this scene so colourful, great green !!!!

    11. chris_rutkowski 60 months ago | reply

      Outstanding effort on this - wonderful, lyricial, classical composition.

    12. Danielle Louise. 60 months ago | reply

      I looooove the variety of greens!

    13. Joshbarsky 60 months ago | reply

      Absolutely stunning. So surreal.

    14. Strife Onizuka 54 months ago | reply

      Back in the day, did the Fuegian Indians have steal wire? The wire doesn't really show up at 1024x655 but it does at 5415 x 3465.

      I'm guessing it's 30-40 years old considering decay and weathering. It can't be older or the wire that holds it together would have rusted away.

      Regardless, still a nice shot, the story makes it all the better.

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