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Fitz Roy, Patagonia (Argentina)

Fitz Roy, Patagonia (Argentina)
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44 Comments |
Alwolfe Platinum
 
Alwolfe January 22, 2018
Absolutely stunning!
PracticeLooking
PracticeLooking March 20, 2018
Totally agree. Amazing photo!
martinconrad Platinum
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 Ultimate
 
jamesjohnston_3471 March 20, 2018
Simply stunning.
reh037
 
reh037 March 20, 2018
So beautiful!
Cruiser87 Premium
 
Cruiser87 March 20, 2018
Beautiful Photo / Awesome color
bobtoye Platinum
 
bobtoye March 22, 2018
Marvelous image!
Bennett537
 
Bennett537 March 22, 2018
Awesome picture
NancyFlemingPhotography
 
NancyFlemingPhotography March 22, 2018
You have clearly mastered the art of landscape photography...thank you for the inspiration
BPhilippsPhotography PRO+
 
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 Platinum
 
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 Platinum
 
dgesquire September 20, 2018
Great use of shadow and replication good shot
ArtbyArt
 
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 January 13, 2020
Beautiful
jennilklemish
 
jennilklemish January 13, 2020
Stunning landscape
Calix1
 
Calix1 February 14, 2020
The snaking river made it !
catherinethompson PRO+
 
catherinethompson March 11, 2020
Stunning capture. Congratulations.
ACAsPhotography
 
ACAsPhotography April 25, 2020
Perfect! Wow
Crillewa
 
Crillewa November 03, 2021
Amazing photo 👏👏👏👍
chasitycampbell
 
chasitycampbell July 11, 2022
Amazing photo
yovanpavicevics
 
yovanpavicevics October 14, 2022
Amazing !
Foto-Hausdoerfer
 
Foto-Hausdoerfer December 11, 2022
I like to stay on this place . . .
craftworker PRO+
 
craftworker September 30, 2023
WOW! So breath taking
DanRT Platinum
 
DanRT Jan 10
Beautiful image. Congrats!
PicMoments
 
PicMoments Jan 11
Very cool...congratulations! :-)
Sasquach
 
Sasquach Jan 13
Great photo and always a place I would love to visit. Bucket list locale. the river draws you from the foreground to the mountains and the coloration of the sky, awesome.
akurod
 
akurod Jan 18
BEAUTIFUL...
davidnorris_6475
 
“ Ain’t No Mountain High Enough// Run River Run !! “
mourens PRO+
 
mourens Jan 29
Beautiful!
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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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