Tuesday (28-December-2010) — Argentina

Gone to See Patagonia 2010/2011. Photography Workshop with Thom Hogan. Day 2: Buenos Aires, Argentina.

We began the day with a continuation of the intense foundation of photographic principles lecture by Thom. We then got on a Mercedes bus (similar frame and engine as my Roadtrek RV) to spend a couple of hours in the very colorful La Boca (read — a target rich environment to begin the hands on part of the workshop. I have included a couple of example images from this location. [Note, I will not have much time while on the workshop to process/edit the images. I am also not sure if we will have internet access in some of the location we will be visiting.] Following La Boca, we took the bus to the world-famous Recoleta Cemetery. On the way to Recoleta, we picked up Anthony Medici (Thom’s assistant) who had missed his original flight due to all of the snow in the Northeast. We spent 3+ hours taking images in the cemetery. Thom was helping, and challenging us to use the principles he had introduced during the two lectures. Tomorrow is a travel day to Helsingfors Estancia in the western region of Glacier National Park (the one in Argentina, not the United States).

La Boca district in Buenos Aires. Image taken with a D3s and 16-35 mm f/4 lens (ISO 200, 30 mm, f/11, 1/250 sec) (David J Mathre)
Girls playing Football (Soccer) in the La Boca district of Buenos Aires. Image taken with a Nikon D3s camera and 16-35 mm f/4 lens (ISO 200, 30 mm, f/11, 1/250 sec) (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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