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The Patagonian Gales by hougaard The Patagonian Gales by hougaard
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When the wind decides to do it's thing in this part of the world, it does it properly. Shooting in these conditions can be a nightmare and that is a good description of this sunset. The clouds were however amazing and it was clear to the West so I knew it would be a good sunset. I went to a spot I had scouted on the Hosterio Pehoe island and prepared myself for the ensuing frustration.

The wind was coming at me almost directly and it was loaded with spray thrown up by the waves on the lake. I just managed by using one large lens cloth to cover the camera, pulling it away and firing off a few shots. Then I'd have to go stand in front of the camera to block the wind and spray, wipe the lens with another cloth, cover it with the large one, go stand behind the camera, pull away the cloth and shoot. The results were certainly worth the efforts!

Nikon D800, Nikon 16-35mm, Lee 0.9 soft grad, ISO100, f/13, 1/13s

Torres del Paine NP, Chile, Patagonia

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erene Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
Simply stunning!
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pcutting Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
Yeah, it was worth the effort. But I didn't even notice that it was a sunset until you mentioned it. I was totally focused on the foreground, especially the color and texture of the water immediately below the mountains. Beautiful. :)
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LaCabezaDelCastor Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Just awesome! Cheers!
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ihamo Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
This is amazing :D
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PEPITA75 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
magnifique!!!
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Silvermoonswan Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
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JulienKraakman Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Love the light blue greenish color of the water :)
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Bojkovski Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Dramatic
Excellent work my friend ;)
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Ragnhildcharly Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
eyegasm
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josamarnfshp Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Student General Artist
good work!
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