28 August 2012

Cerro Torre before sunrise

I got to the lake when the first light from the clouds had just begun to stretch through to touch the snowfields and rock walls. The headwall of Cerro Torre was obscured by cloud, but I didn't mind. This mountain was one of the things I'd most wanted to see in Patagonia.

The colours kept changing, moment by moment, until, not long after this photograph,the land looked like this.

[11 November 2011, Panasonic Lumix GH1, 14–45 mm at 29 mm, ISO 100, 3.2s at f11]

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Barbara Butler McCoy said...

I think this may be what Will Shakespeare meant when he wrote "The rest is silence."

Zhoen said...

A moment that has never been seen before, and never will again. One eternity.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes it really IS worth it to get up early! What an incredible photo. Equisite light. -Maureen

Anonymous said...


leonie said...

that light is stunning. i am so glad you got to experience it

pohanginapete said...

Barbara,I'm sure he'd have had something exceptionally apt to say about a sight like this.

Zhoen, that's it. I'm glad I was there for that moment, and glad I could share something of it.

Thanks Maureen :^)

Leonie, I was so lucky with that light. I could hardly believe it.