A shot from the dawn of our second day in the Chilean Torres del Paine national park. It was a beautiful winter morning, with my friend and me being virtually the only people in the park (we haven't met anyone all day long ever since leaving our refugio). As the day progressed, we got a bit lost (well, we had a map and knew where we are, but the routes were covered in snow and the terrain was next to impassable at times) so what happened next included walking through steppes, sands, thorns, woods, marshes, snow-covered stones and ultimately knee-deep snow, all with 20-kg backpacks on our backs. And then in the afternoon it started to rain, and we were already half-accepting that we might just have to spend the night on the mountainside, without tents of course. Luckily, we rerouted and the day ended well, even though walking around for hours with your feet wet, in the winter, is not the nicest of experiences... Still, for scenes like this, it was definitely worth it
Torres del Paine national park, Chile September, 2008.
Note: This photo is participating in !ashkamoo's APN contest. Check it out here: [link]
Yeah, just open both exposures as two separate layers and overlap them using a layer mask which you paint over with a gradient filter. Here's a good detailed tutorial on how to do it (from our fellow deviant ~hougaard): [link]