Laguna de los Tres Sunrise Clouds 3

Laguna de los Tres Sunrise Clouds 3, Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

During my recent trip to Patagonia, I was only able to see and photograph the amazing granite spires a few days due to the notorious weather. Most of my trip involved sitting around camp waiting for better conditions. It was not the most productive photography trip. However, when the weather was nice, it was amazing! In order to get to this fantastic viewpoint in time for sunrise, I had to hike over 2 miles and 1600' vertical feet in the dark. On the morning that I photographed this scene, I could tell when I woke up at 3am that it was clear on the eastern horizon and discerned the silhouette of Mount Fitz Roy above camp to the west. Anticipation of an epic sunrise provided me with extra motivation during the hike up to Laguna de los Tres. I was not disappointed, because the clouds lit up with dramatic color while Mount Fitz Roy was bathed in alpenglow. This image was created using my Canon 5DmkII and Singh-Ray 3-stop Hard Graduated Neutral Density filter on a Carl Zeiss 21mm f2.8 ZE lens that Zeiss USA was kind enough to loan me for my trip. This image required minimal processing using Aperture 3.

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2 Comments

    Well done Jon, I guess it was worth getting up early and hike couple of miles. It is nicely composed, well balanced and perfectly lit. Nature can be rewarding subject of photography, but usually requires some exercise, not only photographic, but physical also.

    I also like your website.

    Tomaz

    Thank you for your kind words. I am happy that I was able to see the mountain and photograph it. I spent 9 days at Camp Poincenot, hiked up the hill 4 times, and only photographed it 2 times. Not to mention that I had a camera failure at this location 4 years ago that haunted me until this trip. Best wishes to you.

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