Chaltén/Fitz Roy on Fire
This image is part of a series of images I took at the Laguna de los Tres. The most noticeable peaks are Aguja Saint-Exupery (left) and Chaltén/Fitz Roy (middle). Fitz Roy or Chaltén (as the mountain was called by the Tehuelche) is one of the most remarkable peaks of the patagonian Andes.
I left Campamento Poincenot (the campground we were staying at) 2 hours before sunset to allow enough time for the steep and exhausting trail. It took me around 1 hour to get up there and I was dripping with sweat when I arrived. After a short chat with 2 canadians who had decided to camp at the laguna I descended to the shore and set up my tripod. The sky looked promising and within a few minutes the small clouds hovering above the peak turned orange. I decided to go for longer exposure times and used my ND filter to make the clouds look fire-like.
I'm proud to anounce that this image has been selected to be the on cover of "Landscape Photography Magazine" (Issue 7, September 2011).
Canon 5DMkII, 17-40mm, GND, ND
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