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Araucaria sunset

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Araucária pine trees against the sunset sky of the Planalto Serrano region, Brazil.

The Brazilian pine, locally known as Araucária, is a conifer tree typically found in the southern regions of Brazil, mainly at high altitudes.
They make these great silhouettes, don't they?
This region is also know for awesome winter sunsets and the casual snow. :snowflake:

Post processing with tone mapping, for deeper contrast.
Santa Catarina, Brazil. Altitude approx 1400m.

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Jul 8, 2011, 5:49:31 PM
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Very nice colors. Very good frame. Bravo !
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:iconbowplz: Thank you very much! I'm glad you like it :aww:
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Thanks so much, Edina :thanks:
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Almost immediately, I could see this as a brilliant desktop wallpaper, or something in the background while one listens to a great trance or progressive house track on Youtube. This photo just has that ability to relax you, create a new world and make us appreciate what we have on Earth, all in the one shot.


I like how the greatest focus is on the sunset which combines nicely with the silhouettes in the foreground. I really don’t think there’s any more that I can say other than that. It just has that nice set of warm colours to get people thinking about their next holidays.


Wonderful shot as always, Miguel. Certainly hope to come across more. :)

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Thank you David. That's such a beautiful comment. I love listening to music while appreciating photos... and i'm really happy you felt that way about this one. That's very precious, cheers! :aww:
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A pleasure as always, Miguel. I could certainly imagine myself being taken away to such a magnificent place. Sitting on the hills looking at the sunset... Though I'd probably burn like a vampire if I stayed out too long. :onfire:
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epic scene, love the silhouette!
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:iconbowplz: Thank you so much.
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No problem! :) And thanks for the llama! Have one in return! :)
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Great colours !
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They sure were :nod:
Glad you enjoyed and commented. :hug:
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Gorgeous sunset! Impressive ground with trees!

Reminds a bit The Lion King...

Great work!
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Thanks my friend. I guess disney copied my work. I'm a huge influence on them. Just kidding. ;)
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I like how smooth it is. Great job! :)
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Thanks very much Dustin. :thanks:
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Simply gorgeous! I really love the gradient of the sky, and then the strong silhouette of the hill and the trees helps add great depth to the image. Fantastic work!
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Thank you. I was very fortunate to come across this composition. Really loved it. :)
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