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River of Turns



Fitz Roy, Patagonia (Argentina)

Fitz Roy, Patagonia (Argentina)
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Alwolfe Premium
 
Alwolfe January 22, 2018
Absolutely stunning!
PracticeLooking
PracticeLooking March 20, 2018
Totally agree. Amazing photo!
martinconrad PRO+
martinconrad March 29, 2018
No better words, so I'll repeat them: "Absolutely stunning!"
JEverittPhotography
 
JEverittPhotography January 27, 2018
WOW, This is incredible, I really need to visit Argentina!
jamesjohnston_3471 PRO
 
jamesjohnston_3471 March 20, 2018
Simply stunning.
reh037
 
reh037 March 20, 2018
So beautiful!
Cruiser48 Premium
 
Cruiser48 March 20, 2018
Beautiful Photo / Awesome color
bobtoye PRO+
 
bobtoye March 22, 2018
Marvelous image!
Bennett537
 
Bennett537 March 22, 2018
Awesome picture
robjac85
 
robjac85 March 22, 2018
Absolute masterpiece.
NancyFlemingPhotography PRO+
 
NancyFlemingPhotography March 22, 2018
You have clearly mastered the art of landscape photography...thank you for the inspiration
BPhilippsPhotography Premium
 
BPhilippsPhotography March 24, 2018
Incredible
CeRey
 
CeRey March 25, 2018
WOW !!!! Absolutely amazing !!!
SouthernSpell
 
SouthernSpell March 26, 2018
Such a wonderful photo!
Annie_McFar
 
Annie_McFar March 26, 2018
Perfect shot!
troyrustykeesee
 
troyrustykeesee March 26, 2018
Superb Creativity!!!
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 March 27, 2018
Absolutely stunning! シ
JM18Photography PRO+
 
JM18Photography March 27, 2018
Congratulations!
6798_7587
 
6798_7587 April 02, 2018
Stunningly beautiful
6798_7587
 
6798_7587 April 07, 2018
Love this
elfridoX
 
elfridoX April 17, 2018
Beautiful
AshLNew1994
 
AshLNew1994 April 24, 2018
Beautiful!
FergalBrady
 
FergalBrady May 25, 2018
Magnificent
terryc PRO+
 
terryc June 23, 2018
The light and colors are amazing!
tonyherrera
 
tonyherrera August 22, 2018
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
tonyherrera
 
tonyherrera August 22, 2018
The way in which you've captured the natural light here is superb. Makes me want to go there.
sap
 
sap August 29, 2018
Unbelievably awesome
dgesquire
 
dgesquire September 20, 2018
Great use of shadow and replication good shot
ArtbyArt PRO+
 
ArtbyArt December 19, 2018
Amazing
Speavy
 
Speavy February 26, 2019
Amazing! Broad in scope, majestically inspiring, wonderful palette. Middle-earth feel. i love this.
tiptonace
 
tiptonace November 09, 2019
wow amazing
harmeetsingh
 
harmeetsingh Jan 13
Beautiful
jennilklemish
 
jennilklemish Jan 13
Stunning landscape
sallydc PRO+
 
sallydc Feb 14
The snaking river made it !
catherinethompson PRO
 
Stunning capture. Congratulations.
ACAsPhotography
 
Perfect! Wow

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken just outside of El Chalten in Argentina, along Highway 23.
Time
This imaged was captured in the mid-to-late morning. This side of Fitz Roy is only lit during the front part of each day before it slides into shadow.
Lighting
The most classic photographs of Fitz Roy use the red alpine glow to accentuate its peaks. Nicely diffused light can be achieved for many hours after the alpine glow has left as long as there are clouds to help reduce the rising sun. I did not use any HDR for this particular composition, I just exposed for the highlights.
Equipment
Sony A7rII with a 24-240mm lens, Feisol tripod and Arca-swiss monoball.
Inspiration
Anyone who drives into El Chalten cannot help but gawk at the majestic view of the Fitz Roy mountain peaks. The Rio De Las Vueltas along highway 27 serves as the perfect leading foreground into this mountain. Galen Rowell and Marc Adamus were the ones who inspired me to check out this mountain peak.
Editing
I burned the skies and dodged the foreground, applied additional warmer temperatures to the foreground tufts and mid-ground, then manually vignetted the photo to emphasize the leading curve into the horizon. I also applied some clarity to the water to bring out a little more definition.
In my camera bag
1 camera, 1 wide zoom, 1 telephoto, a tripod, a pouch of GND (2-stop) and ND (3, 5, 10-stop) filters, a nodal bar, cleaners, headlamp, and a remote trigger.
Feedback
If you have a critical target, it is best to plan at least 2-3 visits to the same spot in case weather does not cooperate with you. To increase the chances of a satisfying and strong composition, plan to return to the same place in another year or so. A lot of photographers walk around with a "bucket list" mentality of capturing locations, but rushing to the next checkbox will often sell yourself short of amazing compositions.

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