Patagonia in autumn

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Fred49, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. Fred49

    Fred49 Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 24, 2010
    With EP2 and 14-42 :

    Puerto Natales area :


    Torres del Paine :



    Ushuaia :
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  2. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Fred - what a trip! Can you tell us a bit about your vacation and these photos? That mountain range in the second one (and again in the last) is beautiful and I just love the ship...and would love to know more.

    Never been to Patagonia, though many years ago I read a wonderful book called "In Patagonia" by Bruce Chatwin, that I'll never forget.
  3. shastings

    shastings New to Mu-43

    Jan 16, 2010
    Fred, these are breathtaking photos, wow!
  4. mauve

    mauve Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 9, 2010
    Paris, France
    Beautiful images ; the rotting boat is heart-wrecking, but makes such a good and graphic photography ! No wonder you had an offer for them ! The 1st and the last are especially good, I can see the guy who made your book use them to advertise his products capabilities !
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  5. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Very true, Mauve! Fred, hang on to your rights unless you follow Mauve's suggestions on your other thread about photographic rights.:2thumbs:
  6. Fred49

    Fred49 Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 24, 2010
    We spent :

    9 days in Torres del Paine park, as it was end of april most refugios were closing so we had autumn forest colors , some snow and close to no one on trail ( at most a dozen the first days, and we saw no one in 4 days when doing the circuit as it was officialy closed , we had a few times snow up to the waist but it wasnt really bad at Paso Gardner )

    this image is really bad but it shows the worse we had :


    we rented a car to see the area around puerto natales and to take animal pictures ( mostly with my wife FZ38)

    we took the bus to Ushuaia and spent a few days there hiking , doing boat trips etc..


    we took a bus to Punta Arenas, and rented a car to visit the area, hike a bit etc..

    Torres del Paine was great, and elsewhere we saw great landscape , met nice people, eated and drinked good wines !

    But outside of parcs everything is :

    because all the land is devoted to :


    you can access the sea only in cities when the road is a few meter from, or for the last 50km of the continent toward cabo Froward.

    i will post a few more photos once at home i have only a few with me atm.
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  7. Fred49

    Fred49 Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 24, 2010
    those 2 are in the book i had an offer for

    the 2 others are in another book i did about our hike :)
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  8. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Fred, keep them coming including your narration. That snow must have been impassable without snowshoes!?

    Love the Kingfisher (I think that is the kind of bird) - they're such great little birds!
  9. grebeman

    grebeman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Real Name:
    Hi Fred,
    some great images there, particularly like the tug (my favourite form of ship) and as an ornithologist the kingfisher is splendid. I think it's a Ringed Kingfisher, the distribution of which stretches from the lower Rio Grande in Texas right down to Tierra del Fuego.
    Thanks for posting those.
  10. Fred49

    Fred49 Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 24, 2010
    The kingfisher wasnt shy , i wasnt even at full zoom when i took this photo with the FZ38 :)

    THe snow was mostly from knee to mid thigh and only a very few times to the waist , so it was a very tiring day but we did it without snowshoes and it was worth it, when there is little or no snow in october-march the area is full of hikers.

    2 more photos from Torres del Paine.



    we really enjoyed our trip, but in the past 2 years we hiked in Greenland, Scotland highlands and Iceland, those 3 offer stunning landscape too, but also much more freedom.
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  11. JoeG

    JoeG Mu-43 Regular

    Another Chatwin fan here. His book, along with all the Patagonia outdoor gear posters from years back, put Patagonia on my list of must-sees. Sorry about the private property restrictions you ran into, but judging by the photos, you managed to see plenty.

    I especially like the first shot of your original series. What a writer's retreat that little trailer would make!
  12. Fred49

    Fred49 Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 24, 2010
    Back at home , so another one ( north of Puerto Natales ) :


    and this one ( south of Punta Arenas )


    resized the largest image, pleas telle me if its still too large.