Torres Del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Magallanes y Antartica Chilena, Chile



I haven't seen anything like that before. Counting how many sunrises and sunsets I have seen as a photographer, I don't remember a single instance that would remind me something at least close to this.

Torres, ladies and gentlemen. One of the most photographed viewpoint in Torres Del Paine National Park in Patagonia.

I wasn't expecting anything special though. There are probably thousands of pictures from this place all over the internet. I even decided not to pay too much attention at this particular scene, while planning my trip. Instead, I was looking for another subject (see "Above it All..." image).

However, this unbelievably unique pink paint of the sky and light did not leave me any chance for resistance. I HAD to take this picture, not to say that I was FORCED to do that.

As you can see, I mostly concentrated my composition on the sky rather than on the mountains, which I put into the frame just to provide some sense of scale to the entire scene.

While working on this image at home, I only darkened the sky a little bit and added small vignetting on the edges of the frame to provide a sense of presence for the entire picture.

Canon 5DS R, 6 sec., ƒ16.0, 35mm, 50