Here is an image of the iconic Fitz Roy in Southern Patagonia emerging from the clouds above a waterfall. To make this image, I hiked for two hours in a drenching rainfall from our base camp at Laguna Capri and sat, perched on a ledge near the waterfall, waiting for a break in the cloud cover which concealed Fitz Roy. The winds were fierce as they often are in this wild part of the world. I sat for over an hour, clutching my tripod, which threatened to go over in the wind at any moment. Finally the massif showed her face and I snapped off a bracketed series of shots which I then combined in Photoshop to get the final image.
It is wonderful to be able to use the camera to capture scenes like this. Long after I am able to go on mountain treks, I will remember these hours of encounter with the raw face of nature in this most gorgeous part of the world.
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