31 March 2012

Torres del Paine

The Torres, from which the National Park gets its name, remained elusive, hiding behind wreaths of cloud. I caught a glimpse of the central tower for a minute or so, then the cloud closed in again. I didn't mind; the cloud and cold seemed to reflect the nature of the place in a way fine, sunny weather couldn't. I considered myself lucky.

[19 November 2011, Panasonic Lumix GH1, 14–45 mm at 18 mm, ISO 200, 1/10 at f11]

All content © 2012 Pete McGregor


Zhoen said...

Such a wild place, humans not welcome.

Relatively Retiring said...

Would it be possible to see this in colour?

pohanginapete said...

Zhoen, that doesn't stop some people from spending long periods there. The Torres have been climbed many times; one famous route goes right up the centre of the face of the central tower.

RR, I doubt I could process the photograph in a way in which colour would add anything. More likely, it would detract. However, if you do an image search for "Torres del Paine sunrise" you'll see plenty of brightly coloured photographs. Some capture something of the mood of the place.

Ruahines said...

Kia ora Pete,
Wow. This one just goes BOOM!

pohanginapete said...

Robb, it really was a spectacular landscape. I've read so much about these famous places in Patagonia, and being there seemed to energise me. Magical.