Patagonia (Chile, Argentina) - Silence at the end of the world.

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Chrisnmn, May 17, 2013.

  1. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 26, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
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    Hey guys I would like to share with you, some of my images of my recent trip to Patagonia. For two and half weeks, we walked, hiked, travelled around this somehow mysterious yet silent region of our planet, or how locals like to call it "The end of the world". We are originally from Chile, but have never been in Patagonia before, also have been living outside of our country for almost 3 years now, and that also gave us, more of a "foreign" perspective while still being "local".

    I hope my pictures captured just a tiny bit of the "spirit" that you breath down there. Is simply a different planet. One where there's only pure life, no malls, no mcdonalds, no what some would call "progress", where the people still eat from their garden, share their animals, they have a community, people is welcoming, where there are no thieves, and they respect and care for nature as they do for their families... its definitely quite an experience, and mind opening.

    Ambassador, Estancia San Gregorio, Punta Arenas, Chile.

    Estancia San Gregorio, Punta Arenas, Chile.

    "Exoskeleton and imperial shag" - Estancia San Gregorio, Punta Arenas, Chile

    "Guanacos" - Torres Del Paine National Park, Chile

    "Las Torres" - Torres Del Paine National Park, Chile

    Torres Del Paine National Park, Chile

    "Japanese fishing boats" - Punta Arenas, Chile

    "Fisherman and his knife" - Bahia Mansa, Punta Arenas, Chile

    Bahia Mansa - Punta Arenas, Chile

    "Kiosco Roca" - Punta Arenas, Chile

    "Tourist trying to take an ice floe from the water" - Lago Grey, Chile

    "Luna" - Cueva Del Milodon Natural Monument , Chile

    Cueva Del Milodon Natural Monument, Chile

    "Franco Sebastian" - Puerto Natales, Chile

    "Partido Radical" - Puerto Natales, Chile

    "Silent streets" - Puerto Natales, Chile

    Ushuaia, Argentina

    "Imperial Shag colony" - Ushuaia, Argentina

    Perito Moreno Glacier - El Calafate, Argentina

    Perito Moreno Glacier - El Calafate, Argentina

    "An Iceberg" - El Calafate, Argentina

    so thats it for now guys!
    Also i think i could tell you, but the first day i arrived at Punta Arenas (patagonia) i received "a call from the man" and some of this images plus others will be featured on June issue of Olympus Magazine cant wait! :drinks:
  2. NikkoExiledInSF

    NikkoExiledInSF Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 8, 2011
    Wiltshire, UK
    Awesome photos - well done! I particularly liked the one of the boat with flowers in the foreground. Excellent wide angle technique. Thanks for sharing these!

  3. thaiusmle

    thaiusmle Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 18, 2013
  4. mattia

    mattia Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 3, 2012
    The Netherlands
    Lovely. Brings back memories! Really needed more time in Torres del Paine and to explore Patagonia proper. Next time I go I'll reserve 3 weeks for that and 3 more for Antarctica. Need to work out a way to be rich AND out of a job at the same time, apparently....
  5. danxk

    danxk Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 4, 2010
    Fantastic set. Enhorabuena!

    Sent from my phone using Mu-43 mobile app
  6. aragorn1980

    aragorn1980 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 10, 2012
    Athens Greece
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    Very nice set! You 've done a great job! Thank you for sharing!
  7. Julia

    Julia Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 9, 2013
    Stuttgart, Germany
    Fantastic images. You have an excellent eye for composition. Enjoyed your impressions and have now added Patagonio to the list of places I want to visit.

    Out of interest, which camera and lenses did you use?
  8. Serhan

    Serhan Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 7, 2011
    Amazing shots, NG quality!
  9. romzL

    romzL Mu-43 Regular

    May 20, 2012
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    awesome set! you definitely captured the beauty of those place! thanks for sharing :)
  10. Rinaldo

    Rinaldo Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 9, 2012
    Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Amazing. Really great shots!
  11. ivoire

    ivoire Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2011
    Naperville, IL
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    Thanks for posting, excellent set!
  12. swampduck

    swampduck Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 29, 2013
    Taneytown , MD
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    I love this set! Awesome shots, especially the one with old woman in the cone of sunlight
  13. audiodrive

    audiodrive Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 9, 2013
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    Nice job and great photos!
  14. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
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    Wow! Just fantastic work, Chris. Yet another place to add to my "1,000 Places to Go Before I Die" list.
  15. barbosas

    barbosas Mu-43 Veteran

    May 7, 2013
    Trully Amazing. A dream trip I would like to do.

    Thanks for sharing
  16. entropicremnants

    entropicremnants Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 16, 2012
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    John Griggs
    Wow! I really, really enjoyed those! Thanks for posting and excellent work.
  17. jjviegas

    jjviegas Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 18, 2013
    Madrid, Spain
    Great series, congratulations!
  18. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
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    Wow! Stunning photos as always Chris... but these are particularly wonderful. I am not at all surprised to hear Olympus Magazine wants to feature them :2thumbs:

    And on a separate note, great - thanks a ton. Now I want to go to Patagonia really badly :tongue: I've been lucky enough to visit some gorgeous places but I don't think you can ever get your fill of trips like this! I know exactly what you mean about the feel of certain places too, where the natural beauty and soul of the people eclipses everything else. I have had 2 experiences like that in my life so far (Ireland, and Montana)... both times I felt a little heartbroken leaving at the end of our trip.
  19. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
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    Ok, I had to come back in and post again.

    Chris, your photos are so good I feel utterly inspired to go out and shoot now. Not to mention I can't wait for our vacation later this year now too :smile:

    Thanks for the inspiration.
  20. elandel

    elandel Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 16, 2010
    Milan, Italy
    Stunning and awesome. Really wonderful job.

    I'm also curious with which camera and lens. Did you PP?