South America

Punta del Este Street Photography

Senior Group Portrait

Senior Group Portrait

Punta del Este is a gem of a beach town in Uruguay.  There was a loft apartment for sale there priced at US$3.5 million.  The hand sculpture is a famous landmark.  There are also a few photos from Montevideo in this gallery.

 


Leaving Ushuaia

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8 Photos in this gallery

The first 5 photos are from the Tierra del Fuego Mational Park, the last three are from the ships departure from Ushuaia.

 

 

 


More Buenos Aires Street Photos

Here are the result of wandering around Buenos Aires wearing out my shoes and feet while taking photos.  Most of these were from the San Telmo area, a few from Florida Street.

 


Beagle Channel

 

 

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8 Photos in this gallery

The ship left Punta Arenas going back out the Magellan Channel to the Pacific, South and then turning East into the Beagle Channel on the way to Ushuaia.  The ship passed by glaciers along the way right as the sun was rising.  Limited lighting and a moving ship made for difficult photography.

 

 


Penguins

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8 Photos in this Gallery

Overnight the ship traveled up the Magellan channel and set anchor at Punta Arenas, Chile.  That day’s excursion started with a 20 minute bus ride and a transfer to an extremely slow boat taking another 2 hours to reach Magadalena Island, home to about 500,000 Penguins.  I was able to spend about 80 minutes there taking pictures before the even slower trip back to the ship.  Another group booked a fast boat, it cost considerably less, but it broke down on the way out.  The evening’s departure for Ushuaia presented itself with dramatic scenery.

 


Buenos Aires Street Photos

These photos are from the end of the journey.  I have decided to skip around to provide a little variety.

 

 


Another Day in Heaven

 

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12 Photos in this gallery

It takes over 2 days to sail from Puerto Montt to the Magellan Channel.  Most of this time the ship is in an inside passage with mountains on either side.  These images are from the second day.  I was extremely lucky with the weather.  The ship’s naturalist said he had never seen it so good in 5 years.

 

 


Sunrise on the Inside Passage

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12 Photos in this gallery

Chile’s West coast is lined with islands towering over the channel between them.  I awoke at sunrise and took the first few photos from my stateroom.  At higher elevations there were glaciers.


Puerto Montt and Other Delights

Osorno

Osorno

8 Photos in This Gallery

After one brilliant day in Santiago I left for the Pacific port of Valparaiso.  Along the way the driver stopped at a winery where I photographed the Two Retail Girls.  Just before the ship sailed I snapped a harbor tour boat.  A day and half later the ship anchored at Puerto Montt.  From there I took a bus tour to Lago Llanquihue where it was possible to view the two volcanoes Osorno and and the recently erupted Calbuco.  The bus returned to town stopping at an overlook where I shot the pano.  The full size image is 229 MP and stitched from 22 raw images.  The trip to beautiful Lago Llanquihue  took most of the day, but I had more fun in the hour and a half when I returned to town and walked over to the fish market with its lively street action.

 

 

 


Santiago Street Photography

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20 Photos in This Gallery

More from a day of wandering around Santiago, Chile with my D800, this time mostly in color.