Nine-Years Ago (01-January-2011) — Argentina

Gone to See Patagonia 2010/2011. Photography Workshop with Thom Hogan. Day 6: Hosteria El Pilar, El Chalten, Laguna Torre, Parque Nacional Los Glaciaries.

While hiking to Laguna Torre in Parque Nacional Los Glaciaries we first heard, then saw a female Magellanic Woodpecker.

Female Magellanic woodpecker looking for food. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 300 mm, f/11, 1/100 sec). (David J Mathre)
Female Magellanic woodpecker looking for food. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 300 mm, f/11, 1/100 sec). (David J Mathre)
Female Magellanic woodpecker looking for food. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec). (David J Mathre)
Female Magellanic woodpecker looking for food. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec). (David J Mathre)
Female Magellanic woodpecker looking for food. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec). (David J Mathre)
Female Magellanic woodpecker looking for food. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec). (David J Mathre)
Female Magellanic woodpecker looking for food. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec). (David J Mathre)
Female Magellanic woodpecker looking for food. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec). (David J Mathre)
Female Magellanic woodpecker looking for food. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec). (David J Mathre)
Female Magellanic woodpecker looking for food. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec). (David J Mathre)
Female Magellanic woodpecker looking for food. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec). (David J Mathre)
Female Magellanic woodpecker looking for food. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec). (David J Mathre)

Eight-Years Ago (05-January-2011) — Argentina

Gone to See Patagonia 2010/2011. Photography Workshop with Thom Hogan. Day 10: Los Notros Resort, Boat ride and Hike on Perito Moreno Glacier.

Thom climbing Perito Moreno Glacier without any ropes and no heavy cameras in his backpack.

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Thom climbing Perito Moreno Glacier without any ropes. Image taken with a Nikon D3s camera and 50 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 50 mm, f/7, 1/200 sec). (David J Mathre)

Four-Years Ago (19-December-2014) — Argentina

Gone to See Antarctica 2014/2015. Day 4: Ushuaia and Tierra del Fuego National Park in Southern Argentina.

Chimango Caracara in a Tree at Tierra del Fuego National Park. Short drive outside of Ushuaia in Argentina. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/640 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CC.

Chimango Caracara in a Tree at Tierra del Fuego National Park. Outside of Ushuaia in Argentina. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/640 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CC. (David J Mathre)
Chimango Caracara in a Tree at Tierra del Fuego National Park. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/640 sec). (David J Mathre)

Three-Years Ago (10-March-2015) — Argentina

Gone to See Patagonia 2015 Photography Tour with Thom Hogan. Day 9: Estancia Cristina, Argentina.

I went for an early morning walkabout at Estancia Cristina and was rewarded by the sky being lit up at dawn. I am always amazed by the colors of the clouds at dawn and dusk in Patagonia.

Dawn in Patagonia at Estancia Christina. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 23 mm, f/2.8, 1/30 sec). (David J Mathre)
Dawn in Patagonia at Estancia Cristina. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 23 mm, f/2.8, 1/30 sec). (David J Mathre)
Dawn in Patagonia at Estancia Christina. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and Zeiss 12 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 12 mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)
Dawn in Patagonia at Estancia Cristina. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and Zeiss 12 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 12 mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)

Three-Years Ago (01-March-2015) — Argentina

Gone to See Patagonia 2015 Photography Tour with Thom Hogan. Day 0: Buenos Aires, Argentina.

When I planned this trip, I included an extra day for travel to Argentina to account for weather delays. I almost needed it since it was snowing when I arrived in Dallas to change planes for the international leg of the flights. We finally did take off after waiting to have the plane de-iced. I arrived in Buenos Aires a couple of hours later than expected.  I had the 10 year visa from the last visit to Argentina in my passport, so didn’t have to pay an extra $100 when going through customs & immigration. It took some time to find the driver to take me to the hotel. Once I got to the hotel, I slept until the next morning. It was a long trip.

The next morning I hooked up with several of the folks that would be on the photography workshop for a pre-workshop tour of Buenos Aires. We spent the morning in the La Boca barrio/district. Lots of street artists, colorful buildings, and street art. Also, lots of tourist — and we were warned about pickpockets and  folks that might want to grab our cameras. So we worked the area in pairs, and also had a security guard in addition to our local guide. After lunch we went to the La Recoleta cemetery. Also, a photography rich environment. The sky was grey, and some light rain. I didn’t get as many pictures as I wanted because my Leica T camera stopped working. It just froze after changing the lens. Unfortunately, I only took the one camera with me for the day. (OK, I did take some pictures with a cell phone).



Individual images from the slide show can be viewed here.

Street Art and Atmosphere in the La Boca barrio of Buenos Aires. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 23 mm f/2 lens. (David J Mathre)
Street Art and Atmosphere in the La Boca barrio of Buenos Aires. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 23 mm f/2 lens. (David J Mathre)



Individual images from the slide show can be viewed here.