A Razor to the Sky

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    As is the case with every day here, I have also included a photo. This is of the indomitable Fitz Roy at sunrise buried deep in the Andes, in the hinterland between Argentina and Chile. To get this shot, it was none too easy! First, I "woke" up after a sleepless night in a two-man tent with Yuri. It was perhaps the worst night of my life and I've never had a panic attack before, but I honestly felt like I was pretty close. The smell combined with the pitch black, the snoring, the freezing cold, and the tiny tent was almost more than I could bear!

    I woke up around 4:30 AM with -7 Celsius temperatures. It was bitter cold. I got dressed QUICKLY in the pitch black cold and then headed off with two of my Russian friends to begin scaling the mountain. They had lights on their hats; I did not. I walked between them, trying not to slip on the icy "trail" between the dodging shadows cast by their headlights. I'll never forget it for the rest of my life. We ascended 1,500 feet in less than 45 minutes so we could catch the pink rays of sunrise just as they hit the peaks.

    Last, I have been interviewed about photography and more on the Pro Photo Show. It's a free podcast that you can listen to if you want to know more about the process or just hear me ramble on about stuff you may or may not find interesting!

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    1. InkHong 72 months ago | reply

      Love the perfect shot !

    2. mlsmith49 72 months ago | reply

      AWESOME shot! Sounds like you had to work to get it. They should have a category for the-most-difficult-to-get sjots

    3. PhotoNacho. Carpe Diem 72 months ago | reply

      Fantastic wonder.
      Great contrast.
      Ciao.
      Explore.

    4. Don Crawford Photography 72 months ago | reply

      Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the hard work to create the image.

    5. gauravnaphray 72 months ago | reply

      every bit worth the trouble u took.... awesome!!

    6. shexbeer 72 months ago | reply

      ! A ! W ! E ! S ! O ! M ! E !

    7. maturum 72 months ago | reply

      Gloriosa. Los picos parecen emerger en ese momento de las entrañas de la Tierra.

    8. chris_rutkowski 72 months ago | reply

      This is great. Weston would have loved it - "Like a Bach fugue.."

    9. Lord Emsworth 72 months ago | reply

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    10. Xindaan 68 months ago | reply

      Wonderful. Just saw it at the Apogee Magazine HDR article (where I'm included too). This picture literally shines due to the brilliant sunrise colours, next to the wonderful landscape. And yes, sometimes, it's well worth to get up early. :)

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    12. d0NuTzZ [deleted] 67 months ago | reply

      very beautiful

    13. bleuet / Anne-Marie 52 months ago | reply

      It was worth suffering so many troubles ! Fantastic light, simply fantastic ! :-)


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    14. Rainbirder 51 months ago | reply


      This nature picture deserves the Serious Nature Photographer award.

    15. Josef Lex (you are the best - world class folk!) 45 months ago | reply

      Just breathtakingly taken, congratulations!

    16. domi walts 44 months ago | reply

      wow a stunning image
      and bravo for having persevered!

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      Wow, that is one stunning shot !!!

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