Wednesday (29-December-2010) — Argentina

Gone to See Patagonia 2010/2011. Photography Workshop with Thom Hogan. Day 3: Buenos Aires to Estancia Helsingfors.

We flew from Buenos Aires to El Calafete, where we met up with our driver Martin and his bus. The bus is our mode of transportation for the rest of the workshop. Martin drove us to Estancia Helsingfors, which is in the western region of Glaciers National Park along Lake Viedma. Helsingfors was built as a sheep ranch in 1906 by the Finnish Pioneer Alfred Ramstrom. We stay at Helsingfors four nights. On the drive from El Calafete to Helsingfors we stopped to several times to photograph the lake and wildlife. I’ve included images of the Southern Crested Caracara and Piche (the local armadillo).

Thom Hogan Checking Out the Lenticular Clouds in Patagonia. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 70 mm, f/11, 1/2000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Thom Hogan Checking Out the Lenticular Clouds in Patagonia. Image taken with a Nikon D3s camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 70 mm, f/11, 1/2000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Carancho (Southern Crested Caracara - Caracara Plancus) at a rest area along the southern edge of Lago Viedma, Argentina. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/11, 1/640 sec.) (David J Mathre)
Carancho (Southern Crested Caracara – Caracara Plancus) at a rest area along the southern edge of Lago Viedma, Argentina. Image taken with a Nikon D3s camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/11, 1/640 sec.) (David J Mathre)
Piche (Armadillo) at a rest area along the southern edge of Lago Viedma, Argentina. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/11, 1/640 sec.) (David J Mathre)
Piche (Armadillo) at a rest area along the southern edge of Lago Viedma, Argentina. Image taken with a Nikon D3s camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/11, 1/640 sec.) (David J Mathre)
Thom and Thomas Discussing the Photography of Wind Blown Trees in Patagonia. Estancia Helsingfors in Argentina. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 16-35 mm f/4 lens (ISO 125, 26 mm, f/11, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Thom and Thomas Discussing the Photography of Wind Blown Trees in Patagonia. Estancia Helsingfors in Argentina. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 16-35 mm f/4 lens (ISO 125, 26 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 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.

One thought on “Wednesday (29-December-2010) — Argentina”

  1. A while back, I told you that I was thinking of getting an 80-400 lens. I decided instead to get the 70-300. As you know, it’s lighter and focuses faster, and I like it. BTW, what’s Thom Hogan like? I read his web site frequently. Seems like a practical guy who knows what he’s doing.

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