Patagonia Landscape Photography

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Ever since I spent time in Chile and didn't leave Santiago, I knew I had to go back to Patagonia for landscape photography. When YouTube stars Brendan Van Son and Thomas Heaton announced their Patagonia landscape photography workshop, almost 6 months in advance, it sold out in 18 hours. I was the first person to register and pay a deposit.

Sunrise at Mirador Condor

After being let down the night before, we attempted once again to catch light the following morning and were handsomely rewarded with a beautiful view of Cerro Paine Grande and Los Cuernos from atop Mirador Condor in Torres Del Paine National Park, Chile.

Waterfall on Arroyo del Salto

This was a stop on our longest hiking day of the trip; ~18km in 10 hours. While most people stayed up top (including this guy that kept following us everywhere, Elia Locardi) but myself and Rich climbed down the side to some rocks in the river for this lower angle perspective shot. The weather wasn't perfect, but the composition is good enough (a little clipped on the sides though) for me to include it here.

Perito Moreno Glacier

It's hard to grasp the scale of the glacier. It's about the same height as a 75 story building, but most of it is under the surface of the water. We saw, and heard, a couple ice calvings, which were very exciting.

Paine Grande and Los Cuernos

3 exposure blend, 9 image stitch, 3gb Photoshop file.

View from Mirador Rio De Las Vueltas

Taken from the first viewpoint on the trail in El Chalten. Even though the distance wasn't great, boy does that trail start rough.

Near Rio de la Cascada

A lone tree near the Casada del Rio de la Cascada, burnt out amongst the fall colors.

Glow on the Cuernos

Beautiful morning glow on the Cuernos.

Skeleton

There was a large fire in Torres del Paine National Park back in 2011. The fire burnt thousands of acres leaving entire dead forests.

Puerto Natales

As our launch place for the adventure, we got the gear out and fired off some test shots. The light was right, even if the subject was pretty boring. As we ventured on into Argentina from Chile, the subjects got much more dramatic, but the light was nowhere to be found.

Japanese Asthetics in the Andes

We arrived almost an hour before the park opened to be sure and get a few undistributed views in. Even still, some locals ignored the line and parked in front of us. Naturally the park staff didn't care for our gringo sentiments on fair. Fine and well, we just passed them on the narrow roads winding down to the boardwalk.

Mountains Approaching El Chalten

We stopped along the road to El Chalten to shoot some amazing views of what I think is El Cordón Mariano Moreno.

Detail of Mariano Moreno

The weather wasn't great most of the time we were on the Argentine side. Bad weather complicates the iconic hero shots, but creates opportunity for moody shots like this one.

Cerro Pietrobelli (?)

Detail shot of what I think is Cerro Pietrobelli, visible behind Perito Moreno Glacier.

Los Cuernos

Taken from near the entrance to the trail to Mirador Condor at Pehoe campsite.

Rolling Glow

The sunrise on the final day in Torres del Paine National Park was our only epic light of the whole trip, and it made everything look amazing.

Mirador Salto Grande

While you can't actually see the waterfall, I really enjoy the colors on this 83 second exposure of the Cuernos.