Paradise Lost

Andrew Paranavitana

Joined December 2008

Artist's Description

Santiago, capital city of Chile.

This is the view from the top of the look out at St Lucia Park. The building that leads the climb to the top is seen in World Forgotten. There is nothing like being in a city and being able to see snow capped mountain tops in the near distance. (45 bus ride takes you to the Andes Mountains).

As incredible a place as Santiago is, the city has unfortunately been built in a valley, which has trapped the smog and pollution over the years. The view of the Andes, as seen here, is slowly being obliterated by the smokey sky.

After speaking with a few locals, they are predicting only 10 – 20 years until the view is faded away to smog totally. It will be a sad day indeed, when the Andes can’t be seen at such a short distance.

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Tweaking of levels and curves, increase of lightness and adding of a texture layer from www.deviantart.com free use stock: fp_textures

I wanted to accentuate the dirty polluted feel to this one.

All editing done 10pm

Canon SX100IS

MCN: CP9BU-WNCHA-N8JFX

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