While in Punta Arenas I was taking a nap in mid-afternoon when I heard drums and trumpets. I looked out the window looking over the town square and saw soldiers marching through the street. I grabbed my camera and rushed out of the hotel and found there was a changing of the colors ceremony going on. So, I spent an hour shooting the ceremony and this is one of the shots I liked. I used a 100-400mm zoom on my Sony a7riv. I changed and did wide-angle shots and covered this event from multi-angles. It was a good exercise. I just like this image as it was defining without showing faces. What do you think?
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Like yesterday’s post I look for images that are just part of something bigger. This image is an oil storage tank I found in Valparaiso, Argentine when visiting there. I put the long lens on and shot the tank with the stairway going through from one corner to the other. It makes a viewer stop and look at the image because they don’t know what they are looking at.
I discovered a new place in April of 2016 while running a workshop with Art Wolfe and Ignacio Palacios. In northern Chile on the border with Bolivia, there is a region of great beauty called the Atacama. It’s got some incredible landscapes and great skies. We photographed both in Chile and Bolivia, sometimes at altitudes of 16,000 feet. This is one from the series of images I made. More to come.
On my visits to Santiago, Chile I usually make it a point to arrive a few days early so I can spend a day shooting in Valparaiso. Valparaiso is a coastal town about 2 hours away from Santiago. You can hire a car fo the day and take a tour of this city built on a hillside. The attraction is all the graffiti. It’s a city of Graffiti art and there are some incredible places to photograph. On my last trip there I had lunch at a small cafe and out the window of the cafe, I saw the scene above. I love rust and I really liked the story the photograph told. A lot can be interpreted by viewing this image. What do you see?
Cemetery of Punta Arenas, Chile is one of most interesting cemeteries in the world. We spent a few hours here in February shooting images and it is a photographers paradise. It has a beautiful yet quiet and soulful feel. The places has so many different things to see and all the graves are decorated in such unique ways. I’ll be posting more from this amazing place in the future.
On our trip to Antarctica we took a few day layover in Santiago. Here we enjoyed shooting the streets not only in Santiago but in Valparaiso. This is the perfect place to work with the Fuji X-T1 which I used to shoot these. This shot was of two parking lot attendants in Santiago.
Prior to the trip to Antarctica a number of the party I was was traveling with decided to visit Valparaiso, Chile. This is a seaside city on the coast of Chile built on a hillside. I was surprised on how lovely this city was and the energy this city had. Certainly is on mum list to visit again next year when I go back to Antarctica. We spent a lot of time walking the streets here and shooting wall art and city views. Then we stumbled on this bathtub on a porch. I am sure you can think of any number of reasons this tub is here. Have fun.
During my trip to Antarctica I spent a day in Santiago. A group of us decided to hire a guide and small bus and we visited Valparaiso. This is a small seaside town in Chile. In almost all South American cities graffiti is a problem like it was in the cities of the US back in the eighties. To combat this in Valparaiso the city asked artists to create wall art and this kind of art as shown above is everywhere. There are some amazing artworks all over the city. It’s like walking around a museum except you are walking city streets.