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 free use stock: fp_textures

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

All editing done 10pm

Canon SX100IS


More of South America:

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  • hsien-ku
    hsien-kuover 5 years ago

    love the dirty glass effect!

  • Thank you so much HK!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • midzing
    midzingover 5 years ago

    fantastic city scape,, love the treatment,, well done Andrew

  • Cheers Wendy, thanks so much! Love the chocolate demon child as your profile pic too!! :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Jigsawman
    Jigsawmanover 5 years ago

    different… great use of texture

  • Thanks a lot mate

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseover 5 years ago

    Love this Parmi!!! An old postcard feel to it- nice!

  • Thanks so much Rosie! :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • JohnArnold
    JohnArnoldover 5 years ago

    You need to clean your lens.
    Joking. Love this effect. Well done.

  • Haha, it all makes sense now :) Thanks John, appreciated mate!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Anthony Mancuso
    Anthony Mancusoover 5 years ago

    great treatment Andrew, such a shame the view will soon be lost

  • Damn shame indeed mate, I really want to get back there before it’s gone for good. Thanks very much.

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Oncemore
    Oncemoreover 5 years ago

    Great texture…True to the pollution dangers that lurk everywhere…

  • Thank you Vanessa, was hoping to convey just that :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Desirée Glanville
    Desirée Glanvilleover 5 years ago

    great moody work Andrew!

  • Thanks so much Daisy :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Kim  Calvert
    Kim Calvertover 5 years ago

    Looks like a shot taken years ago, great treatment Andrew, it really does look like a very old postcard. fantastic work.

  • Thank you my friend, so pleased you like this one!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • RicAlexander
    RicAlexanderabout 5 years ago

    Simply brilliant, The tones and texturing is excellent my friend.

  • Thrills me you like it mate, thanks so much!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

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