31-December-2010

Estancia Helsingfors, Equitrecking, then Hosteria EL Pilar just outside of EL Chalten. Day 5 of a Photography Workshop with Thom Hogan in Patagonia.

We started the day riding horses on a trail to an alpine lake. Most of the group chose to ride the horses, even though many of us had not been on a horse for many years. The horses brought us to a point near the end of the trail which we needed to complete on foot. Our gaucho took an image of me riding the trail with my Leica V-Lux 20 point & shoot camera. One thing that all of us on the horses learned was the need to apply sunscreen to the tops of our hands, which were all burned by the end of the trip. That afternoon after getting back to Helsingfors, we checked out and took the bus to Hosteria EL Pilar just outside of EL Chalten. This location is much closer to Fitzroy. So far the weather on the trip has been unusually clear for Patagonia.

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Equitrecking at Estancia Helsingfors. (David J Mathre)

Image of me riding in Glaciers National Park from Estancia Helsingfors. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 20 point and shoot camera by our Gaucho guide. Need to work on the color profile used by this camera.

Turquoise Lake Panorama. Equitrecking and Hike Destination Estancia Helsingfors, Glacier National Park. (David J Mathre)

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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