11-January-2011

Hike and Equitrekking from Hotel Las Torres to Mrador Las Torres in Torres del Paine National Park. Day 16 of a Photography Workshop with Thom Hogan in Patagonia.

The trip is coming to an end. Today we rode horses and hiked to Mirador Los Torres from the Las Torres Hotel. I actually didn’t make it to the end of the trail, and only made it as far as the last big climb to the glacial lake because I rode a horse. This cold/respiratory infection appears to be getting worse. Robert Noonan took one of my Leica point and shoot cameras to get some images from the top. Unfortunately, the peaks were hidden in the clouds.

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Hike and Equitrekking from Hotel Las Torres to Mrador Las Torres in Torres del Paine National Park. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 20 Camera (ISO 80, 9.1 mm, f/3.9, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)
Hike and Equitrekking from Hotel Las Torres to Mrador Las Torres in Torres del Paine National Park. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 20 Camera (ISO 80, 9.1 mm, f/3.9, 1/125 sec).

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Hike and Equitrekking from Hotel Las Torres to Mrador Las Torres in Torres del Paine National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 50 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 100, 50 mm, f/4.5, 1/80 sec.). (David J Mathre)
Hike and Equitrekking from Hotel Las Torres to Mrador Las Torres in Torres del Paine National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 50 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 100, 50 mm, f/4.5, 1/80 sec.).

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Woods in B&W. Hike and Equitrekking from Hotel Las Torres to Mrador Las Torres in Torres del Paine National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 50 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 400, 50 mm, f/8, 1/30 sec.). (David J Mathre)
Woods in B&W. Hike and Equitrekking from Hotel Las Torres to Mrador Las Torres in Torres del Paine National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 50 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 400, 50 mm, f/8, 1/30 sec.).

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Hike and Equitrekking from Hotel Las Torres to Mrador Las Torres in Torres del Paine National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 50 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 100, 50 mm, f/4, 1/60 sec.). (David J Mathre)
Hike and Equitrekking from Hotel Las Torres to Mrador Las Torres in Torres del Paine National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 50 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 100, 50 mm, f/4, 1/60 sec.).

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White Orchid. Hike and Equitrekking from Hotel Las Torres to Mrador Las Torres in Torres del Paine National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 50 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 100, 50 mm, f/4, 1/125 sec.). (David J Mathre)
White Orchid. Hike and Equitrekking from Hotel Las Torres to Mrador Las Torres in Torres del Paine National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 50 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 100, 50 mm, f/4, 1/125 sec.).

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White Orchid. Hike and Equitrekking from Hotel Las Torres to Mrador Las Torres in Torres del Paine National Park. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 20 Camera (ISO 80, 4.1 mm, f/3.3, 1/50 sec). (David J Mathre)
White Orchid. Hike and Equitrekking from Hotel Las Torres to Mrador Las Torres in Torres del Paine National Park. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 20 Camera (ISO 80, 4.1 mm, f/3.3, 1/50 sec).

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Hike and Equitrekking from Hotel Las Torres to Mrador Las Torres in Torres del Paine National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 50 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 400, 50 mm, f/5.6, 1/30. sec.). (David J Mathre)

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Hike and Equitrekking from Hotel Las Torres to Mrador Las Torres in Torres del Paine National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 50 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 100, 50 mm, f/13, 1/100 sec.). (David J Mathre)
Hike and Equitrekking from Hotel Las Torres to Mrador Las Torres in Torres del Paine National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 50 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 100, 50 mm, f/13, 1/100 sec.).

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Forest. Hike and Equitrekking from Hotel Las Torres to Mrador Las Torres in Torres del Paine National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 50 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 400, 50 mm, f/8, 1/50 sec.). (David J Mathre)
Forest. Hike and Equitrekking from Hotel Las Torres to Mrador Las Torres in Torres del Paine National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 50 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 400, 50 mm, f/8, 1/50 sec.).

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Torres del Paine. Hike and Equitrekking from Hotel Las Torres to Mrador Las Torres in Torres del Paine National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 50 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 100, 50 mm, f/5.6, 1/125 sec.). (David J Mathre)
Torres del Paine. Hike and Equitrekking from Hotel Las Torres to Mrador Las Torres in Torres del Paine National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 50 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 100, 50 mm, f/5.6, 1/125 sec.).

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Torres del Paine. Hike and Equitrekking from Hotel Las Torres to Mrador Las Torres in Torres del Paine National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 50 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 100, 50 mm, f/5.6, 1/250 sec.). (David J Mathre)
Torres del Paine. Hike and Equitrekking from Hotel Las Torres to Mrador Las Torres in Torres del Paine National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 50 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 100, 50 mm, f/5.6, 1/250 sec.).

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Torres del Paine. Hike and Equitrekking from Hotel Las Torres to Mrador Las Torres in Torres del Paine National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 50 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 100, 50 mm, f/5.6, 1/125 sec.). (David J Mathre)
Torres del Paine. Hike and Equitrekking from Hotel Las Torres to Mrador Las Torres in Torres del Paine National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 50 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 100, 50 mm, f/5.6, 1/125 sec.).

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Mirador Las Torres. Hike and Equitrekking from Hotel Las Torres to Mrador Las Torres in Torres del Paine National Park. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 20 Camera (ISO 80, 4.1 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). Image taken by Robert Noonan. (David J Mathre)
Mirador Las Torres. Hike and Equitrekking from Hotel Las Torres to Mrador Las Torres in Torres del Paine National Park. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 20 Camera (ISO 80, 4.1 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). Image taken by Robert Noonan.

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Mirador Las Torres. Hike and Equitrekking from Hotel Las Torres to Mrador Las Torres in Torres del Paine National Park. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 20 Camera (ISO 80, 4.1 mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec). Image taken by Robert Noonan. (David J Mathre)
Mirador Las Torres. Hike and Equitrekking from Hotel Las Torres to Mrador Las Torres in Torres del Paine National Park. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 20 Camera (ISO 80, 4.1 mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec). Image taken by Robert Noonan.

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Mirador Las Torres. Hike and Equitrekking from Hotel Las Torres to Mrador Las Torres in Torres del Paine National Park. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 20 Camera (ISO 80, 4.1 mm, f/4, 1/200 sec). Image taken by Robert Noonan. (David J Mathre)
Mirador Las Torres. Hike and Equitrekking from Hotel Las Torres to Mrador Las Torres in Torres del Paine National Park. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 20 Camera (ISO 80, 4.1 mm, f/4, 1/200 sec). Image taken by Robert Noonan.

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Mirador Las Torres. Hike and Equitrekking from Hotel Las Torres to Mrador Las Torres in Torres del Paine National Park. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 20 Camera (ISO 80, 4.1 mm, f/4, 1/200 sec). Image taken by Robert Noonan. (David J Mathre)
Mirador Las Torres. Hike and Equitrekking from Hotel Las Torres to Mrador Las Torres in Torres del Paine National Park. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 20 Camera (ISO 80, 4.1 mm, f/4, 1/200 sec). Image taken by Robert Noonan.

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Mirador Las Torres. Hike and Equitrekking from Hotel Las Torres to Mrador Las Torres in Torres del Paine National Park. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 20 Camera (ISO 80, 4.1 mm, f/4, 1/160 sec). Image taken by Robert Noonan. (David J Mathre)
Mirador Las Torres. Hike and Equitrekking from Hotel Las Torres to Mrador Las Torres in Torres del Paine National Park. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 20 Camera (ISO 80, 4.1 mm, f/4, 1/160 sec). Image taken by Robert Noonan.

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Tree Root in B&W. Hike and Equitrekking from Hotel Las Torres to Mrador Las Torres in Torres del Paine National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 50 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 400, 50 mm, f/5.6, 1/20 sec.). (David J Mathre)
Tree Root in B&W. Hike and Equitrekking from Hotel Las Torres to Mrador Las Torres in Torres del Paine National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 50 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 400, 50 mm, f/5.6, 1/20 sec.).

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Guide. Hike and Equitrekking from Hotel Las Torres to Mrador Las Torres in Torres del Paine National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 50 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 100, 50 mm, f/2, 1/200 sec.). (David J Mathre)
Guide. Hike and Equitrekking from Hotel Las Torres to Mrador Las Torres in Torres del Paine National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 50 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 100, 50 mm, f/2, 1/200 sec.).

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Hike and Equitrekking from Hotel Las Torres to Mrador Las Torres in Torres del Paine National Park. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 Camera (ISO 125, 7.5 mm, f/3.2, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)
Hike and Equitrekking from Hotel Las Torres to Mrador Las Torres in Torres del Paine National Park. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 Camera (ISO 125, 7.5 mm, f/3.2, 1/400 sec).

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Hike and Equitrekking from Hotel Las Torres to Mrador Las Torres in Torres del Paine National Park. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 Camera (ISO 125, 7.5 mm, f/2.8, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)
Hike and Equitrekking from Hotel Las Torres to Mrador Las Torres in Torres del Paine National Park. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 Camera (ISO 125, 7.5 mm, f/2.8, 1/400 sec).

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Hike and Equitrekking from Hotel Las Torres to Mrador Las Torres in Torres del Paine National Park. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 Camera (ISO 80, 7.5 mm, f/2.8, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)
Hike and Equitrekking from Hotel Las Torres to Mrador Las Torres in Torres del Paine National Park. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 Camera (ISO 80, 7.5 mm, f/2.8, 1/320 sec).

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Hike and Equitrekking from Hotel Las Torres to Mrador Las Torres in Torres del Paine National Park. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 Camera (ISO 80, 7.5 mm, f/4, 1/800 sec). (David J Mathre)
Hike and Equitrekking from Hotel Las Torres to Mrador Las Torres in Torres del Paine National Park. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 Camera (ISO 80, 7.5 mm, f/4, 1/800 sec).

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Hike and Equitrekking from Hotel Las Torres to Mrador Las Torres in Torres del Paine National Park. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 Camera (ISO 80, 7.5 mm, f/4, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Hike and Equitrekking from Hotel Las Torres to Mrador Las Torres in Torres del Paine National Park. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 Camera (ISO 80, 7.5 mm, f/4, 1/500 sec).

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Hike and Equitrekking from Hotel Las Torres to Mrador Las Torres in Torres del Paine National Park. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 Camera (ISO 80, 7.5 mm, f/4, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Hike and Equitrekking from Hotel Las Torres to Mrador Las Torres in Torres del Paine National Park. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 Camera (ISO 80, 7.5 mm, f/4, 1/500 sec).

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Moon from Hotel Las Torres in Torres del Paine National Park. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 20 Camera (ISO 80, 49.2 mm, f/4.9, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)
Moon from Hotel Las Torres in Torres del Paine National Park. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 20 Camera (ISO 80, 49.2 mm, f/4.9, 1/125 sec).

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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