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Fitz Roy Above the Falls

Posted by
Barbara Lee (Oakland, United States) on 14 October 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

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.

NIKON D90 1/15 second F/20.0 ISO 200 48 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Bill Brown from California, United States

Oh what a brave soul you are, Barbara! The end result is that you came away with a stunning image. Congratulations!

14 Oct 2009 6:35am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Just brilliant work.

14 Oct 2009 8:36pm

jim from sebastopol, United States

i'm glad that you were rewarded with such an amazing and wonderful image! it reminds me of the watercolor paintings by Thomas Moran.

16 Oct 2009 2:58am

Barbara Lee from Oakland, United States

Jim, thank you for that. It encouraged me to explore his work on the web, and it was lovely.

16 Oct 2009 3:36am

David from Detroit, United States

Another beautiful photograph.

21 Oct 2009 10:13pm

1/15 second
ISO 200
48 mm (35mm equiv.)