One of my favorite photos.
Meaning "Towers of Blue"
Driving by to our left, we spotted this calm pond and knew a reflection would be available. Sometimes you don't see the scene at the outset, but your imagination tells you it is there. I used a 35mm lens and set the aperture for maximum depth of field [the close-by grasses and rocks as well as the mountains are in sharp focus)
If we change our vantage or the sun moves a bit or the clouds shift, or it's another day.... then the light. changes and the shadows change and... it becomes a different place!
The newborns are all tan. [Cynus melancorypha)
Another vantage, time, cloud formation, lake/pond surface. Mountains are like people... at first glance it's "just' another person, another mountain scene, until you observe the details that make the scene distinct: color, shape, form, texture,... When we can do that, we are learning to really see.
We left in our van in total darkness (and without breakfast), again set-up in the dark (some of us wore weak-beamed headlamps, which are turned off before shooting begins)
Turned 180 degrees to form an abstract image,
At the far end, Grey Glacier, at the near end a beached iceberg broken off (calved) from the glacier. Occasionally, one sees an iceberg broken off from the bottom, formed during the ice age. [My Arctic album has photos of one of these ice-age "sculptures")
Better here than sleeping in!
in Puntas Arenas, the southernmost city
The photo is, like the real display, dar and moody.
We were photographing Flamingos in a pond when this guy flew by; gotta be ready!
(Vulture Gryphus) captured overhead in pattern. Quite a rare shot. Birds in flight are most difficult- to track, to focus, to expose correctly against the sky. I practiced at home on... moving car headlights. This shot: a 450mm lens [300 on crop-sensor camera], 1/1600 sec @f/9
This shot was easier! the bird was close by the trail, and visited us for 3-4 minutes; 145mmx1.5 = 207mm, 1/400 @f/10
300mmx1.5=450mm, 1/1250 @ f/6.3
almost like lace
This 'berg drifted from the glacier at north end of Grey Lake, and "beached" here at south end.
Where animals are kept, there's work from dawn to dusk. this is pre-dusk work, followed by feeding and brushing down... Photo taken on iPhone as I walked to dinner.
What ARE nooks and crannies? We often photograph in black and white because then we see better texture, form, ...
[Lago Grey = Grey Lake]
When a male Guanacos is rejected or otherwise unsuccessful n breeding, he is an outcast, a 'loner" who acts as a lookout for the herd. I am not saying that this particular animal plays such a role, but it is common sight, and our guides explained.... 450mm, 1/1000s
Wingspan 10 feet; a little scary; 187mm, 1/2500 @f/4.8
Do they appreciate the beauty of the Massif? I think only the grasses, Appreciation of beauty is one thing that makes us human.
...and ducks; did you spot them? Pay attention.
a study in gold; lens = 450mm hand-held, 1/400 sec
at island hotel's restaurant
Can't stop recording their antics.
Clouds and snow
These two joined our roadside/ lakeside/ woods/ side picnic
Or lead the follower
70x1.5= 105mm lens, 1/400 sec.
My 6 million dollar camera auto focussed on the flowers!