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Dawn at Laguna de Los Tres, Los Glacieres, Patagonia, Argentina
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The hike to get there does not seem like much, 1200 ft elevation, 2 hrs from Camp Poincenot (which itself is 10 miles or so outside of Chalten). Soon after you get going you are hit by an "oh sh*t" moment, as in "oh sh*t, this is going to be more difficult than expected". It is a constant and steep climb that is challenging for those of us in less than peak shape. Luckily we climbed it in total darkness so you could not see what is ahead.
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The potential of the location is great, unfortunately for us neither Fitz Roy nor Poincenot made an appearance for the few hours we were up there. I am still amazed how calm it was, given the constant winds that seem to sweep every square inch of Patagonia in the summer.
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KevinNichols Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
beautiful-
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Jazzhead Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
Beautiful capture
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porbital Featured By Owner May 29, 2011   Photographer
This photo is feature to my latest journal [link]
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GraphiteColours Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! You've been featured here: [link]
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GroovyGeek Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
Thank you
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alban-expressed Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
That is nice with the darker water surface. :-)
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GroovyGeek Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
This is how you know that either the image is real or that I have faked it in Photoshop and I kind of know what I am doing :). I was shocked to see a tutorial on faking reflections in the latest issue of Pop Photo. I am a new subscriber, but if this is the crap they publish I may just cancel my sub.
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LAlight Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Professional Photographer
Beautiful composition, love the foreground and reflection.
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GroovyGeek Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
Thank you
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NWunseen Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Professional Photographer
gotta love those pitch black hikes, better up than down! wow..another beautiful shot from Patagonia. perfect reflection..color of the water is gorgeous, very intriguing comp as usual and just flawless details.
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GroovyGeek Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
Pitch black hikes are fun, as long as there is a gorgeous view at the and. In fact, I am too lazy to do any hike for the sake of hiking alone. Unless there is a photo at the end of the hike it is difficult to get me out of bed, particularly at 3-4am. :)
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GroovyGeek Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
That was supposed to be "end". Damn auto-correct!
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annewipf Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
Very very very beautiful! :clap:
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GroovyGeek Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
Thank you
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annewipf Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
You're welcome :)
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Tripper67 Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
It's nice to have a description of your trip, we appreciate even more the picture. ahh this super wide angle lens ! I need one, do you often need to crop the sides ?
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GroovyGeek Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
You can never be too wide. The vast majority of my photos are in the 10-24mm range (on a cropped sensor). Not sure I understand the "crop the sides" bit. With the possible exception of the Tamron 10-24, all other WA lenses are sharp enough at f/11 and above so you don't have to crop the corners for that reason alone.
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Tripper67 Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
Hi, thanks for your explanation. I was looking to buy the tamron 10-24 on ebay but now I doubt, your comments made me scared. What do you think of the Sigma 10 - 20 F4 5.6 and what is the make of your WA lense ?
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GroovyGeek Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
Sigma 10-20 MkI is the best bang for the buck, it should be available used for under $400. I used to shoot with it and absolutely loved it. I currently use a Nikon 10-24. It is not notably better than than the Sigma at 10mm and is 2x more expensive. The only reason I switched is because of the slightly longer range which makes the lens a bit more versatile. If $ are a consideration I would not hesitate to go back to the Sigma at all. I do not have first hand experience with the Tamron but some of the reviews out there are pretty concerning.
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Tripper67 Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
Thank you groovyGeek, I appreciate your considerations. Not really sure I understand the MKI extension but it doesn't matter. Have a good WE.
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
Beautiful!
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SocialOutlaw Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
Very nicely done , enjoyed the description too .
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GroovyGeek Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
Glad you liked it, as I was writing the description I was wondering if anyone from the PC crowd will make pointed references to less than literary language. So far so good.
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SocialOutlaw Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
Your welcome .
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
Beautiful. I like the comp.
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