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OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
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Jan 16, 2010, 6:22:18 AM
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Cordillera Real by sebastopolgoose Cordillera Real by sebastopolgoose
The Cordillera Real (Royal Range) is the dominating landscape feature of the northern Bolivian Andes. Due to a series of weather phenomena, they are heavily glaciated throughout the year (although the glaciers have been rapidly receding in recent years). The highest peak in the picture is Ancohuma (whose name means "White Water" in the Aymará language), and the peak to the left is Nevado Illampu. Ancohuma is 6,427 meters (21,086 feet) above sea level, whereas the slightly lower Illampu is "only" 6,368 meters (19,862 feet) high, and considered to be the most difficult summit of all mountains in Bolivia over six thousand meters.

I took this from the top of the Isla del Sol in Lake Titicaca, at around 5 AM in the morning. A truly unforgettable moment of my life...

El Cordillera Real es la característica sobresaliente del Altiplano del departamento de La Paz. Debido a su proximidad a la cuenca del Amazón, las montañas más altas quedan con glaciares todo el año (aunque han disminuido bastante con el cambio climático). El cumbre más alto en la foto se llama Ancohuma (que significa "agua blanca" en el Aymará), y el a la izquierda se llama Nevado Illampu. Ancohuma tiene una altura de 6.427 metros, mientras que el Illampu mide "solo" 6.368 metros, y los montañistas la la consideran la montaña más difícil de escalar de todas las de más de 6.000 metros de Bolivia.

Yo saqué esta foto desde el cumbre de la Isla del Sol, en el Lago Titicaca, a las 5 de la mañana. Un momento de mi vida realmente inolvidable...
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Mountains have always been described as majestic, but even the word itself fails to serve justice to sights such as this one.

Earth and sky meet phenomenally well in this picture, as the warm and cool tones collide to form beautiful contrasts. There is great skill and timing in the composition of this photograph as well. Though the mountain range is clearly detailed itself, it is the calming feel of the horizontal lines that set the mood for this scene. The peaks seem to transcend earth itself, and though we are not given any points of reference to determine the sheer height of these giants, there is something all too surreal about them, indicating that they are in fact giants.

=sebastopolgoose does a fantastic job of making the majestic more tangible than before in this striking photograph.
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Loiissipoff Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
Beautiful scene! :) I love the contrast between the warm and the cold colours!
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:iconsebastopolgoose:
sebastopolgoose Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
Thank you very much :D
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:iconloiissipoff:
Loiissipoff Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
You're very welcome! :D
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:icongonbo:
GonBo Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Professional Photographer
Woah que imagen, me encantan los tonos frios mesclados con los calidos, increible!
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:iconsebastopolgoose:
sebastopolgoose Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
Gracias! :blush:
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:iconkai-stork:
kai-stork Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
You climbed up to heaven and took this picture, right?
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:iconsebastopolgoose:
sebastopolgoose Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
About as close as I could have gotten, yes.
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Zarenth Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
I like the way the cool colours in the image appear to be sandwiche between the two bands of warm colours.
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:iconsebastopolgoose:
sebastopolgoose Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
Thank you :)
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:iconphotogrifos:
photogrifos Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing mountains and colors! Well done!
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:iconsebastopolgoose:
sebastopolgoose Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
Thanks!
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:iconyoonett:
Yoonett Featured By Owner May 25, 2010   General Artist
Man the colours ... :eyepopping:
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:iconsebastopolgoose:
sebastopolgoose Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
:D
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:iconyoonett:
Yoonett Featured By Owner May 26, 2010   General Artist
:pills: So where did you get them...
Lol
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:iconsebastopolgoose:
sebastopolgoose Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
:iconshhplz:
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:icontameemy:
Tameemy Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
wow..

nice deep details...

amazing shot

to my :+fav:
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:iconsebastopolgoose:
sebastopolgoose Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
Thank you very much :)
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:icongustavooroza:
gustavooroza Featured By Owner May 25, 2010   Photographer
Muy hermosa!
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:iconsebastopolgoose:
sebastopolgoose Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
Gracias! :D
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:icongustavooroza:
gustavooroza Featured By Owner May 25, 2010   Photographer
De nada!
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:iconhaarmany:
Haarmany Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
It's a powerful image. Nice work!
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:iconsebastopolgoose:
sebastopolgoose Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
Thanks!
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:iconcsipesz:
Csipesz Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome shot !
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:iconsebastopolgoose:
sebastopolgoose Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
Thanks :D
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:iconcsipesz:
Csipesz Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Not at all,really nice work...
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piazoe001 Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous!
:kitty:
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:iconsebastopolgoose:
sebastopolgoose Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
Thank you :toast:
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
:jawdrop: stunning photograph! amazing colors :love: the mountains look like they're floating!
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:iconsebastopolgoose:
sebastopolgoose Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
Thanks! :D Actually, I suppose you could say they actually are floating, due to being on slabs of solid rock, commonly known as "continental shelves" drifting, or "floating" as it were on an ocean of molten rock, that is, the earth's core, the temperature of which increases steadily as one approaches the gravitational center of the planet. That's not the point however, the point is that they could indeed, be "floating".

Okay, I'll shut up now.
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
:poke: yeah, I know about those :D (I could get into them with you about how the Santa Barbara California coastline and therefore California got its bend :giggle: Pacific plate sliding under the Continental and all....)
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:iconsebastopolgoose:
sebastopolgoose Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
That sort of thing always interested me. Hurricanes and volcanoes too. I guess I have a rather morbid sense of curiosity ;)
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
Not morbid!! I enjoy learning about them too :D
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Lord-Makro Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
Amazing...
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:iconsebastopolgoose:
sebastopolgoose Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
:)
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:iconymichael92:
ymichael92 Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
very nice! I love the depth of the photo, the mountains seem to be much focused than the clouds! Overall, Great shot! :)
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:iconsebastopolgoose:
sebastopolgoose Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
Thanks! I was happy with it myself :)
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db-imagery Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Student Photographer
amazing image!..:clap:
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:iconsebastopolgoose:
sebastopolgoose Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
:bow:
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:iconernesto1971:
Ernesto1971 Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW,fantastico sitio,el color de las nubes es genial,muy buena foto ;)
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:iconsebastopolgoose:
sebastopolgoose Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
Muchísimas gracias :)
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:iconernesto1971:
Ernesto1971 Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
De nada ;)
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:iconclairesdreams:
ClairesDreams Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome shot, wow!!!!
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:iconsebastopolgoose:
sebastopolgoose Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
You're welcome!
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i-like-balloons Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
Okay. Um. Wow.
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:iconsebastopolgoose:
sebastopolgoose Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
:eyes:
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BogdanCh Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent :clap:
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