Narrative of this is was is with D098-5366, this image was taken with #Velvia #film, compared to the other 2 that were taken with my #SonyA7R.
On our way to the hotel near glacier #Breiðamerkurjökullin#Iceland, we found these small falls at #Kirkjubaelaklaustur. The #water had a light #blue tint, that was #illuminated by the low level of the sun in the horizon which enhanced the #pastel #colors of the water as well as the nearby mountains painting them with orange/yellow.
Since young I had heard my father talking about a place in #SantaCruz called #Espejillos, which was hard to get as it had almost no road, just #clay pathway, very slippery even for 4WD. On a visit to #Bolivia, after forty years of my father’s comment, the pathway was still in the same condition. My brother had a 4WD and we finally made it. Upon arrival, we discovered a beautiful #gorge where #crystal #clear #water carved the #orange rock and clay sediments.
On this occasion, #Sony had lent me one of their latest #Alpha700 model, so I decided to test this camera before investing in a digital camera. Although it was a 16 Megapixel camera, I printed the strong colors on #Kodak #Metallic paper on sizes of 80 x 120 cm (31 x 47 inch) for an exhibit I made in an art gallery. I am very grateful with Sony, who not only lent me the equipment, but funded the exhibit in that opportunity.
We were going on an outing with my friends towards the #UllaUlla reserve in the north of #LaPaz, close to the border of #Perú, we had a long journey as the road surrounded the East shore of Lake #Titikaka, and in most of the small towns there were parties with music and dancers. One of my friends had the passion to photograph the dancers (he would later make a book), so the trip was delayed. By 10PM, after climbing through a dirt road, we got to an opening where we saw the mounting range of #Apolobamaba illuminated by the moon, we arrived a couple of hour later to the reserve.
Early the following morning, after packing tents and gear, I found a small #water stream that called my attention.
They were still there, with different shapes and the water had more #algaet han before. This is the best example on how the #pollution we throw to #rivers and #oceans, stays for a long while. I will return in a couple of years and record the status.
On previous occasion that I visited #LasSieteTazas we had a shiny day and harsh shadows, images came out with a high contrast, but this day it was overcast and the light soft
In this trip, I visited all 7 #waterfalls, and #ElSaltoDeLaLeona (would translate to the jump of the mountain lion), was the most distant.
While walking down the trail I found this image, which my daughter loves.
I decided to travel back to #TorresDelPaine, especially to take pictures of the #glacier, for which I had contracted a tour to walk over the glacier. I was going alone, but my sons suggested that I should go with someone, so my eldest daughter came along.
Two days before the trip during a funeral a hill, I went with a thin suit, I did not count it would be a cold day. When the cold wind appeared, I felt a pain on my back.
We took a red eye flight arriving #PuntaArenasat 5AM, where a rented car was waiting; as we drove, my back pain started to increase. Closer to the #park, the mobile phones stopped working and you have Internet on certain lodges.
We took the Grey II ship that crosses #GreyLaketowards the lodge, close to the glacier. I was worried that with my back pain I would have trouble trekking in the glacier. It took 25 minutes to get to the lodge from where the Zodiac left us, carrying the backpacks and a large bag with equipment and others. The pain was increasing by the minute; I was embarrassed as my daughter had to help me carry the large bag. Finally, we arrived at the warm lodge in the middle of the forest.
The lodge had Internet, so after retrieving my mails I discovered that the glacier trek was cancelled.
As things did not go as expected, had to re-plan the different activities, and after four days of back pain that was disturbing my photography, we took the #shipto where we had left the car. The ship passed on its return close to the glacier; all the tourists had large digital cameras with stabilizers and took all the best places. I was using my #Rollei6006with slow #film(50 ASA), situation in which I would use a #tripod, but being on a ship the tripod was useless, I prayed that the ship would not rock and that the #cameraspeed at 125 would be enough to compensate the movement.
Found an opening with no tourist and made many images, after the films was developed, the images came better than expected, never the less, I still have plans to go back to the glacier, I have purchased a lighter fiber base tripod and camera bag, plus I would take also my new digital camera.