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Cerro Torre Above the Moraine

Posted by
Barbara Lee (Oakland, United States) on 14 April 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

The rock field in the foreground of this photo is the glacial moraine left behind over the years by the melting ice. I might never have noticed this perspective or taken this photo if our group had not have had to wait for our guide Diego, who had to run off and search for our missing "photo guide". The Aussie, who was supposed to be coaching and leading our group, had gone off without us at the end of our time at the foot of the mountain to take photos for an assignment that he had with Cokin. Needless to say, Diego was pissed! He is responsible for everyone's safety, and there have been tragedies, such as the time a British woman disappeared forever!

Anyway, in the end, my good fortune, for I doubt that I would have noticed this particular perspective in our purposeful hike out.

So, if you go to Patagonia with a guide (and I hope you will!), be sure to remain visible at all times! They are responsible for you...

NIKON D90 1/30 second F/25.0 ISO 100 42 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Amazing shot and detail. I Like the lumious & vivid colors
Have a nice day Barbara

14 Apr 2010 9:36am

David from Detroit, United States

The colors are fantastic. I can only imagine a sky that clear-- it must be the altitude and the remoteness of the site. Great shot.

15 Apr 2010 1:30am

@David: That is one of the magical things about Patagonia. The skies are crystal clear, that is, when they are not filled with amazing clouds! It is the most unpolluted place I have ever been to on this planet - so far, that is!

Moridi from Tehran, Iran

Great landscape shot.
Thank you.

15 Apr 2010 4:38am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

excellent composition! the contrast between rugged bronze foreground rocks and the snow and blue ahead is fantastic - nicely layered scene!

15 Apr 2010 4:46am

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Great composition, Barbara. You have quite a range here-from the reds of the rocks to the white snow and deep blue sky!. Thanks, for the back story. It is quite interesting.

17 Apr 2010 2:49am

Gary Hart from California, United States

Very nice, Barbara. Someday I'll have to get to Patagonia.

18 Apr 2010 10:25pm

1/30 second
ISO 100
42 mm (35mm equiv.)