27-December-2010

Buenos Aires, Argentina. Day 1 of a Photography Workshop with Thom Hogan in Patagonia.

Since this is the southern hemisphere, the sun was up very early. I went to “Parque Natural Y Reserva Ecologica Costanera Sur” to take some bird pictures. Unlike yesterday when the path through the park was open, this morning it was closed. The sign at the gate said the park was open at 8:00 AM November to March. When I asked someone at the gate all he answered was manana (tomorrow). I guess the park is closed on Monday. Since the workshop doesn’t start until later today I continued my walking tour of the city. Even though it was morning, it was still very hot. Later in the afternoon, we had a walking tour of the city led by Fredrico from Wnaderlust Expediciones. I’ll post images from this walking tour later.  Thom then started the official part of the workshop with an intense lecture. The group had dinner at a local restaurant (lots of beef — this is Argentina).

Estacion Retiron during a morning walk in Buenos Aires. Images taken with a Leica V-Lux 20 camera (ISO 125, 5.7 mm, f/4. 1/500 sec) (David J Mathre) 

ESTACION RETIRO

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Torre Monumental (monument tower) during a morning walk in Buenos Aires. Images taken with a Leica V-Lux 20 camera (ISO 200, 6.1 mm, f/6.3. 1/640 sec) (David J Mathre) 

Torre Monumental

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Torre Monumental (monument tower) during a morning walk in Buenos Aires. Images taken with a Leica V-Lux 20 camera (ISO 125, 4.1 mm, f/5. 1/500 sec) (David J Mathre) 

Torre Monumental

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Statue near Torre Pirelli buliding in Buenos Aires. Images taken with a Leica V-Lux 20 camera (ISO 500, 34.4 mm, f/6.3. 1/1000 sec) (David J Mathre) 

Statue

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Church Statue in Buenos Aires. Images taken with a Leica V-Lux 20 camera (ISO 125, 19.5 mm, f/4.4. 1/320 sec) (David J Mathre) 

Basilica del Santisimo Sancramento

Church Statue in Buenos Aires. Images taken with a Leica V-Lux 20 camera (ISO 80, 45.7 mm, f/4.8. 1/160 sec) (David J Mathre)

Basilica del Santisimo Sancramento

Author: David Mathre

I am a scientist by training (Eckerd College, BSc; Caltech, Ph.D.). I worked for 27 years as a Chemist in the Pharmaceutical Industry developing processes to manufacture medicines for human and animal health. I now spend my time as a photographer and world traveler. My interests in photography include the natural world, wildlife, landscapes, skyscapes, and seascapes. I have traveled to over 50 countries over the last 10 years, often on Semester at Sea voyages. While at home in New Jersey, I spend time on a home renovation project and expanding my wildflower garden/meadow.

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