Mon 21-Jan-08 03:54 AM | edited Sat 29-Sep-12 06:20 AM by jrp
Don't know about "favorite," but this one shows off the capabilities of the F100. This is one of the two frames I shot, and both are usable. I wouldn't have gotten them without fast AF, a motor drive, and a good matrix meter (to catch both the bride's gown and the groom's dark clothing detail.
F100, AF 28-105mm 3.5-4.5D @ 98mm f/8, 1/350sec aperture priority, matrix meter Ilford XP2
Many thanks for your comment. I forgot to mention that this shot was taken at "Lago del Desierto", in the southern Patagonia Argentina. The mountain seen in the background is the worldwide known "Mount Fitz Roy". Holy Jesus, I am longing for the day to return to such awesome landscape! Hugs. Jose
AS stated to Jim, I'd like to know when would you like to visit, how long and how many, so that to start asking for quotation. Since both sides are excellent, the chilean is more critical since there are not cheaper lodgings in Torres del Paine, so one possibility -if planned to visit Between December, January and February- is to do the Argentinian side from "Los Antiguos" to "EL Calafate". All these places are more "landscape" than "animal" target, since in the Andean Cordillera, in high season, you see the Andean Condor and just quite a few more animals (the opposite we saw in Yellowstone), so if you intend to have a balance trip between landscape and animals, high season is not the best time. I travelled quite many times to El Chalten between December and March without much seeing birds, but April and May are very generous (but rather cold and with less light during the day). A specific place to see a lot of birds is "Puerto Deseado", in the Atlantic Coast, the opposite of Cordillera, so it must be determined what type of "sides" of Patagonia do you like to visit. There is one exception: in the Cordillera, a place full of animals (esp. birds) to photograph is the "Estancia Helsinghfors", close to El Chalten, but it is expensive: between u$s 200 and u$s 300 per night, since it is the only place to stay. However, the landscape there is absolutelly outstanding and it is worth the expense. BTW, why does not come out the picture I uploaded to this thread, like yours? Hugs.
Hi Jim. Thank you for commenting. Definitelly, Patagonia is a place where the Nikonians should have a photography experience.
AS JRP mentioned, a well planing in advance is critical, since a trip there could become quite expensive, especially if you plan to go in Summer (between the 3rd week of October and the end of February), as the expensive tours organized regularly by Pros like Tom Hogan, John Shaw or Michael Reichmann, to name but a few. My advise would be to visit the first 2 weeks of October or the last week of September and the first of October, to benefit from low season rates, if you are planning to visit both sides of Patagonia: the Argentinian and Chile ones. For example, the Chilean side, "Torres del Paine" is extremelly expensive in high season, whereas you can reach lower prices in high season in the Argentinian side if purchased well in advance. Some people,when visiting Torres del Paine in high season, they visit the National Park during the day and they come to sleep at Puerto Natales (to save money), something I do not recommend. Since it is a vast region, it is necessary to know which parts do you want to visit and for how long. In the Argentinian side, places like Calafate, Chalten, Los Antiguos, Lago Pueyrredon, Ushuaia, are among the most visited. Just, type these names in google and you will find plenty of info to start with.
OK one last one before I bore everyone. Here is the infamous Texas Book depository building in Dallas. F100, Nikkor 24-120VR(Orig) and Kodak CN 400 BW film. I really like this shot for some reason not sure why but I do.