Three-Years Ago (14-March-2015) — Chile

Gone to See Patagonia 2015 Photography Tour with Thom Hogan. Day 13: Hotel Lago Grey to Hotel Las Torres. Torres del Paine National Park, Chile.

It was a long day. I got up early to check out dawn and sunrise before we departed Hotel Lago Grey. We got on the bus and started the drive to Hotel Las Torres. There were many stops to get panorama images — of the mountains, the lakes, the rainbows, the clouds. We stopped for a long time at Mirador Salto Grande (lookout for the grand waterfall). This has to be one of the windiest places on earth. We then hiked to Mirador Cuernos. During the hike we passed a forest of dead trees. The story behind the forest fire that killed the trees was a hiker that was trying to burn his toilet paper. As we got closer to the Cuernos del Pain (granite horns) we can across a group of Guanaco. After that we got back on the bus. We stopped for a bit at the old bridge, where our guide Rob did some wire-walking. We finally ended the day at Hotel Las Torres.

Individual images from the slide-shows can be viewed here.










Six-Years Ago (09-January-2011) — Chile

Gone to See Patagonia 2010/2011. Photography Workshop with Thom Hogan. Day 14: Torres del Paine National Park, Hosteria Lago Grey, Chile.

Orange colors at dawn in Patagonia. Hosteria Lago Grey near Torres del Paine National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 28-120 mm f/4 lens (ISO 100, 75 mm, f/5/6. 1/10 sec).

Early Morning Colors in Patagonia. Hosteria Lago Grey, Torres del Paine National Park in Chile. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 75 mm, f/5.6, 1/10 sec). (David J Mathre)
Early Morning Colors in Patagonia. Hosteria Lago Grey, Torres del Paine National Park in Chile. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 75 mm, f/5.6, 1/10 sec). (David J Mathre)

Six-Years Ago (08-January-2011) — Chile

Gone to See Patagonia 2010/2011. Photography Workshop with Thom Hogan. Day 13: Torres del Paine National Park, Chile.

Guanaco Running at the Entrance to Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia. We were working on taking landscape images when two Guanaco’s started chasing each other. At one point they ran right through our group, and I managed to take this picture. Two days earlier we had been practicing taking pictures of horses in motion, which helped me take this one. Image taken with a Nikon D3s camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/16, 1/100 sec). Later on there was a Guanaco framed on a ridge with the mountains behind.

Guanaco Running at the Entrance to Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia. Image taken with a Nikon D3s camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/16, 1/100 sec). (David J Mathre)
Guanaco Running at the Entrance to Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia. Image taken with a Nikon D3s camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/16, 1/100 sec). (David J Mathre)



Individual images in the slide show can be viewed here.

Six-Years Ago (08-January-2011) — Chile

Gone to See Patagonia 2010/2011. Photography Workshop with Thom Hogan. Day 13: Estancia Lazo, Chile.

The hound guarding Mirador del Payne Hosteria at dawn. Overlooking Lago Verde and Torres del Paine National Park at Estancia Lazo in Patagonia. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 24-120 mm f/4 lens (ISO 100, 40 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec).

One issue with using a DSLR to take images in Patagonia is the wind, and the potential for dust to land on the camera sensor when changing lenses. I had to spend a lot of time removing the dust spots from this image.

Hound At Dawn in Patagonia. Estancia Lazo on the shore of Lago Verde. Torres del Paine National Park in Chile. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 48 mm, f/16, 1/25 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6 and Photoshop CC. (David J Mathre)
Hound At Dawn in Patagonia. Estancia Lazo on the shore of Lago Verde. Torres del Paine National Park in Chile. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 48 mm, f/16, 1/25 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6 and Photoshop CC. (David J Mathre)
Red Hot Poker Flower (Kniphofia uvaria), Mirador del Payne Hosteria in Chile. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 cameara (ISO 125, 5.1 mm, f/4, 1/640 sec). (David J Mathre)
Red Hot Poker Flower (Kniphofia uvaria), Mirador del Payne Hosteria in Chile. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 cameara (ISO 125, 5.1 mm, f/4, 1/640 sec). (David J Mathre)

Four-Years Ago (08-January-2011) — Patagonia

Gone to See Patagonia 2010/2011. Photography Workshop with Thom Hogan. Day 13: Torres del Paine National Park, Chile.

Three Andean Condors Soaring in Patagonia. Torres del Paine National Park, Chile. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/14, 1/800 sec).

Three Andean Condors Soaring in Patagonia. Torres del Paine National Park, Chile. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/14, 1/800 sec). (David J Mathre)
Three Andean Condors Soaring in Patagonia. Torres del Paine National Park, Chile. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/14, 1/800 sec). (David J Mathre)