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Challenge: Free Study 2016-03 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Location: Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile
Date: Mar 9, 2016
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1.3
Date Uploaded: Mar 25, 2016

I have been spending WAY too much time at the computer at work the last few years. Last year, March 2015, about this time, I was browsing one of my favorite photographers website and clicked on the workshop button to see what he had coming up on the schedule. His workshops fill up quickly and I never think I have a chance at getting a spot. This time I clicked on a button named "2016 Patagonia Photo Tour". It wasn't filled up yet!! Before even reading much about the trip, I called and paid my fee to hold my spot! I was almost shaking I was so happy. Photos from Patagonia are from another world, a world so far away and hard to get to. But I was one of the members going this time and with one of my favorite photographers!

I spent the next year planning and getting things ready to go. I have never taken a trip this far from home before so I had lots to get together for the trip. What photography gear should I take?? How much gear do I need? I want to get the best images possible since I doubt I will ever be going back again. So, I decided to buy a Pentax 645Z medium format system with some lenses for the trip. I bought that gear about 8 months ahead of the trip so I would know all about using it and know exactly what to expect. The gear worked flawlessly. It's heavy, but the quality of the images is very very good.

I still have plenty of images to go through and process, but this image of Torres del Paine is one of my favorites from the trip. Patagonia is a magical place, so diverse and so wild. If it's on your list, just do it!

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Place: 1 out of 105
Avg (all users): 7.4342
Avg (commenters): 8.8000
Avg (participants): 7.2308
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Views since voting: 980
Views during voting: 141
Votes: 76
Comments: 20
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09/19/2016 08:46:21 PM
this is totally amazing...it blows me away...what tour group?
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04/10/2016 12:14:08 PM
Congrats, Dennis! This is lovely.

I was one of your 8s.

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04/10/2016 01:10:48 AM
I never tire of looking at this photograph, Dennis. One of my all-time favorites. Knowing that you have more where that came from is fabulous. Well-deserved FS Blue.
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04/09/2016 05:07:21 PM
Outstanding.
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04/08/2016 12:27:42 PM
What a great story. Definitely on my bucket list.

And so envious of your move to MF
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04/08/2016 09:27:19 AM
Wonderful to see this image at the top of the stack! Easily my pick for the top spot. Your processing is just outstanding. Congrats!
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04/08/2016 09:20:10 AM
One word from where I come. Eish!! You know what I say and think. Now just congrats from me as well - Well done sir
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04/08/2016 09:11:51 AM
Those are some magical peaks. Great to read about your trip, now stop messing about on the computer, and plan your next adventure...
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04/08/2016 07:59:52 AM
Congrats Dennis; beautiful!
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04/08/2016 05:34:09 AM
Absolutely wonderful image perfectly captured and processed, Dennis. A well deserved blue - congratulations.
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04/08/2016 04:51:42 AM
Otherworldly beautiful! Congrats on the Blue, Dennis.
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04/08/2016 04:45:17 AM
I'm not surprised this is the winner... Congrats!
Awesome mountains - reflection, colors and clarity blow me away
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04/08/2016 12:24:40 AM
Congratulations Dennis. If this were the only shot, the trip was worth it! So happy to see the squad with a blue and red! Really well done!
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04/08/2016 12:23:14 AM
Very clean and crisp mountain image congrats on the blue.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/07/2016 09:46:03 PM
The sharpness on those mountains is unreal
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04/07/2016 09:37:20 PM
How do you get this breathtaking clarity?????
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04/07/2016 06:45:16 PM
Beautiful! Nice colors and focus! Very clean and sharp!
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04/07/2016 01:00:11 PM
I really enjoy this photo. it has both a happy and sad mood to it!
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04/07/2016 08:24:25 AM
Too beautiful for words! Just love the colours and processing Great job
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04/01/2016 12:15:57 PM
I really like this. The stillness of the water (how lucky there was no wind!), the beautiful light, the use of the wide angle lens and the subtleties of color in the sky. Nicely done!
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