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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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Vincent-dePaul Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  New member
Ur works the #shit# man u top everybody, another safrican rules.
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beachelf Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
Fav fella (Badge) by Ehsan-m Excellence!
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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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Cridou Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
I confirm: it was worth it!
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iliveunderground Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is just amazing
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foureyes Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
:heart: :+fav:........:)
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Tanoi Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Very lovely ! I especially like the intensive color of the water. :happybounce:
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DimensionSeven Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
Long time no post here from you.
How do you like the 16-35 Nikkor? Is it sharp enough for 36MP?
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Karinta Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow.....
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igarcia Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Is this planet Earth?  Sooooo amazing!
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Chiara9411 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
quale meraviglia!!!
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Teal-Lorca Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
Chile <3 
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HFarzandian Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Professional Photographer
Nice play of light and colors!:love: 
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DorotejaC Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Just beautiful :)
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TheMiddle17 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
Um.

WOW.
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lieveheersbeestje Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
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Chitsu-chan Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If I might say, it was certainly worth the effort! Gorgeous shot!
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Jessica-Lorraine-Z Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Gorgeous!
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yellowbigbird Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
god living place.
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DarkNova50 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Beautiful.
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LuigiFan-64 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Awesome!! :wow:
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vee-kay Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent, love the colors, the broiling seawaves and the sunset clouds!

Well worth your arduous efforts, methinks!
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cmazy Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Perfect lanscape, perfect moment, perfect colors!
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Peace-June Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing !
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LordKatama Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Simply beautiful!
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VarArt9 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
very very beautiful ^_^
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LinRuPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013   Photographer
Super stuff Hougaard!
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animeleo Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Breathtaking!
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AXItheImmortal Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013   Photographer
Amazing capture!!
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RageMania Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Student General Artist
hougaard, I couldn't agree with you more. Such a lovely interplay of colours. It is interesting that several differently shaped clouds seem to be converging at some unseen point in the sky, hidden by the mountains in the distance.
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geiersphotos Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome. Glad you bared with the frustration to get and share this image.
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BlueGnoll2 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
Spectacular
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joeyalmendarez Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
faved! :D
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ShiftingEater Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
Beautiful!+favlove 
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IridescentCatalyst Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
Awesome!
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DucatiMonster Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It's so perfect!
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MarcellaBRGamer Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Student General Artist
wow
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vladtorf Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
Impressive!
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FelineShadowdancer Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
Insta Background!
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Kuki-chan7 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Student General Artist
beautiful!
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arkavan Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
That's such a great photo. Could look at it for hours :iconimhappierplz:
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