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0992-17_2 - Las 7 Tazas - ChileBy Gonzalo Contreras del Solar

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Textile (Cotton, Fabric, Thread), C-flex-poly-based paper high-gloss photographic paper or 100% cotton rag baryta pigment based paper.

Edition of 5

Dimensions: 102cm (H) x 102cm (W) x 0.1cm (D) / 40.2" (H) x 40.2" (W) x 0.04" (D)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.


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Images printed on Fujiflex Crystal Archive silver halide photographic paper using a Lambda machine will be shipped from NY.
Images printed on 100% cotton Baryta paper using a Canon 12 inks printer machine will be shipped from Chile.

The flow of water at Las 7 Tazas is another magic place to visit and take photographs.
Located South of Santiago is a national park in Curicó Province, Maule Region. Its full name is Radal Siete Tazas. Formed from a series of 7 small waterfalls cascading, creating 7 water bowls, which is the name in Spanish. The road is quite good, except the last few kilometers.
There is a camping site, however you have to arrive very early on a weekend or holiday, as its full. The best places are on forest adjacent to the river, which are on first come basis.
I have gone a few times with different light conditions. Many with strong harsh blew light, as we had full clear sky during our stays. Images came out with a high contrast and blue tint.
It was an overcast day, with soft light, which allowed me to record the rocks and vegetation without harsh shadows.
Having a large family, you can make trips to the same location with different sons without them complaining. In this occasion, I went with the youngest ones to Las 7 Tazas. Same as the previous image, I had Soft Light compared to a previous, which enabled me to obtain rich colors.
On all previous occasions that we made a trip to Las 7 Tazas we could not visit all the waterfalls. This trip we stayed longer, so could visit all seven of them and capture Las 7 Tazas flow.
On our way to the last waterfall called El Salto de la Leona, the most distant, I found this plant.
It mimicked a pineapple, and the combination of colors was perfect to take an image, which my daughter loves.
The translation of El Salto de la Leona would be: The Jump of the Mountain Cougar.


Artist Profile

Born: 1955
Hometown: La Paz
Based in: Calera de Tango - Chile

Photographer dedicated to portraye Water.

It was late 1955 when my eyes peeped at the city of La Paz near the high Andes. Since then, they have learned by capturing sparkles of light.

The influence of Ansel Adams perfection and the impressionism colors such as Vincent Van Gogh work has …


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