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Sunrise on the Cotopaxi just before the Yanasacha slope, 1st of November 2004


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KaneThis photo is incredible..


Voted 10/10

one of the best I have viewed in a while. Thanks for sharing.
Posted Nov 14, 2004 10:43 pm

Lowlands climberRe: This photo is incredible..

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Posted Nov 15, 2004 2:43 pm



Voted 10/10

Great composition!
Posted Nov 15, 2004 10:32 am

brentaOne of the Best Ever


Voted 10/10

This fresh reading of the classic theme of glacier travel features masterly composition, soft light, and great colors. One of the best pictures I have ever seen on SP. Would you tell us something of how you took it? Thanks!
Posted Nov 16, 2004 10:55 am

Lowlands climberRe: One of the Best Ever

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Thanks! Let me try to explain the conditions on the mountain when I took this picture. It was quite fussy in my head up there due to the altitude (about 5700m). This is why we took a 15 minutes break and had some time to look around, while the sun came up.

Actually, sunrise is one of the best moments to make pictures on the glacier. I waited until there was a enough light for the picture. When the next group came through the crevasse zone, I took two pictures (this one was the best of the two)

The overhanging ice-wall provided a good foreground. The light was captured using the right white balance for such conditions (which can be manually controlled on my nikon 4500). At home I gave it a slightly higher contrast (5%) in photoshop.

Well, a short break at sunrise is always full of surprises ! (I don't mind to be the last on the summit).

Posted Nov 16, 2004 11:38 am

Lowlands climberRe: One of the Best Ever

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It is not really the histogram I look at. It is more or less the influence of red and blue in the picture (color temperature). Automatic white balance often gives too little red under cloudy or dark conditions. Most upper-end digital cameras have manual controls to choose between night scene, shade, overcast, and sun etc. Before I had the digital camera I used 'warm' or 'cool' film depending on the weather I expected.
Posted Nov 16, 2004 12:01 pm

liviozdifficult to understand..


Voted 10/10

...why someone voted this wonderful photo with less than 4 stars! I think it would be a worthy PotW.
Posted Nov 16, 2004 11:49 am



Voted 10/10

Even without the climbers in the photo, it would've been a great shot. With the climbers, I agree with one of the other voters that proposed it is a strong contender for being the potw.
Posted Nov 16, 2004 6:24 pm



Voted 10/10

..to have been prophetic!

With compliments!
Posted Nov 17, 2004 5:06 am



Voted 10/10

Beatifull picture. well done... nice shot!!!
Posted Nov 17, 2004 5:25 am

Nyle WaltonSuperb

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This photo alone is worth all the expense and struggle to climb this volcano.
Posted Nov 17, 2004 12:09 pm

Antonio GianiGrande foto!

Antonio Giani

Voted 10/10

Immagine fantastica, colori stupenti...


Ciao Antonio
Posted Nov 19, 2004 2:20 pm

kilimanjaro1Just Incredible


Voted 10/10

Just looking at the blueness in the ice makes me shiver!! Great shot!
Posted Nov 22, 2004 11:16 am



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Posted Feb 25, 2006 3:10 am



Voted 10/10

I love the color of this shot... combined with the icicles hanging of the crevasse lip it really conveys the coldness of the mountain. Really nice photo, great job!
Posted Sep 6, 2006 4:06 am

NarcisseLooks like something


Voted 10/10

taken from a fairytale. I am waiting for the "Ice Princess" or the "Winter King" to show up...
Posted Feb 21, 2008 9:24 pm

Kristin5berryThis is amazing and


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Posted Dec 18, 2010 1:27 pm

edomar2611Great shot


Voted 10/10

Magnific colours in the sky and perfect framing of the view with the ice and the clouds! Surreal!
Posted Mar 3, 2011 8:12 am

JoelSkokHas me trembling


Voted 10/10

Not from the obvious chill in this frigid air but from the impeccable way you composed this grand picture! Climb safely, thanks for sharing
Posted Sep 19, 2015 7:36 pm

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