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In the Shadow of the Andes: A Personal Journey



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The Spine of South America
Photograph by Pablo Corral Vega

Just beyond the mist Mount Fitz Roy rises to 11,070 feet [3,374 meters] at the border between Argentina and Chile. The almost perpetual cover of clouds inspired the region’s original Tehuelche people to call the peak Chaltén, or “mountain that smokes.” Running along the entire west coast of the continent, the Andes shape the geography of seven countries.



Camera: Canon EOS-1N
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia
Lens: 70-200mm f/2.8
Speed and F-Stop: 1/30 @ f/2.8
Weather Conditions: Foggy
Time of Day: Sunrise
Lighting Techniques: Spot metering of highlights

Special Equipment or Comments:
The only special equipment needed to shoot good landscapes is patience.


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