Sunday (26-December-2010) — Argentina

Gone to See Patagonia 2010/2011. Photography Workshop with Thom Hogan. Day 0: Buenos Aires, Argentina.

I arrived in Buenos Aires Argentina this morning. The overnight flight from Miami was quiet, and I was able to sleep. It took about 2 hours to get the $140 tourist visa (good for 10 years), go though immigration, pick up my baggage, go through customs (luggage and carry on luggage all x-rayed), find my ride, and get to the Melia Hotel in downtown Buenos Aires. I spent a few hours walking around taking some snapshots with my Leica V-Lux20 camera. It is very hot in Buenos Aires (~95 °F).  The final image is a macro shot of a spider I found on my shirt when I got back to my hotel room.

Puente de la Mujer (Puerto Madero) Bridge in Buenos Aries. Images taken with a Leica V-Lux 20 camera (ISO 80, 4.7 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec) (David J Mathre)
Puente de la Mujer (Puerto Madero) Bridge in Buenos Aries. Images taken with a Leica V-Lux 20 camera (ISO 80, 4.7 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec) Bird on Virgin Mary Statue in Buenos Aries. Images taken with a Leica V-Lux 20 camera (ISO 80, 49 mm, f/5.6, 1/640 sec)
Sunglasses for sale on the street along Laguna de los Coipos in Buenos Aries. Images taken with a Leica V-Lux 20 camera (ISO 80, 6.9 mm, f/5.6, 1/800 sec) (David J Mathre)
Sunglasses for sale on the street along Laguna de los Coipos in Buenos Aries. Images taken with a Leica V-Lux 20 camera (ISO 80, 6.9 mm, f/5.6, 1/800 sec)
Dolls for sale on the street along Laguna de los Coipos in Buenos Aries. Images taken with a Leica V-Lux 20 camera (ISO 80, 11.9 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec) (David J Mathre)
Dolls for sale on the street along Laguna de los Coipos in Buenos Aries. Images taken with a Leica V-Lux 20 camera (ISO 80, 11.9 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec)
OSX Club sign along Laguna de los Coipos in Buenos Aries. Images taken with a Leica V-Lux 20 camera (ISO 80, 11.9 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec) (David J Mathre)
OSX Club sign along Laguna de los Coipos in Buenos Aries. Images taken with a Leica V-Lux 20 camera (ISO 80, 11.9 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec)
Red Flower Sculpture in Buenos Aries. Images taken with a Leica V-Lux 20 camera (ISO 80, 4.1 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec) (David J Mathre)
Red Flower Sculpture in Buenos Aries. Images taken with a Leica V-Lux 20 camera (ISO 80, 4.1 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec) Doorway in Buenos Aries. Images taken with a Leica V-Lux 20 camera (ISO 80, 14.7 mm, f/5. 1/500 sec)
Spider on my shirt after a walk in Buenos Aries. Images taken with a Leica V-Lux 20 camera (ISO 80, 4.1 mm, f/3.3. 1/30 sec, macro mode, flash) (David J Mathre)
Spider on my shirt after a walk in Buenos Aries. Images taken with a Leica V-Lux 20 camera (ISO 80, 4.1 mm, f/3.3. 1/30 sec, macro mode, flash)

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 updating images in My Image of the Day Photoblog, and My eBird (with images of nearly 450 bird species). hope post COVID-19 to be a world traveler again. My interests include the natural world, wildlife, landscapes, sky, and seascapes, travel, and astrophotography. I look for unique ways of viewing the world and presenting my images. I have traveled to over 55 countries in six continents, often on Semester at Sea voyages. While at home in New Jersey, I spend time on home renovation and expansion of a wildflower garden/meadow.

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