Posts Tagged ‘Chile’

Favorite Places: Patagonia

It’s a strange and not always wonderful thing to finally arrive in a place you’ve dreamed of for years. More than once I’ve taken stumbled off the plane, looked around, and started shaking my head. There are times when it just isn’t worth the trouble. I had long admired images of Patagonia’s windswept mountains. Like […]

Cape Horn, Chile

View from the bow of the expedition yacht S/V Spirit of Sydney sailing south through small islands approaching Cape Horn at dusk. Photographed January 4, 2004 using a Canon Digital Rebel and 16-35mm f/2.8 lens. Exposure 15 seconds at f/16. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image

Torres del Paine, Chile

After a couple of days admiring Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park from my rental car, it occurred to me that, with the sole exception of my left arm, I was no more tan than when I departed Sea-Tac airport. I was in the land of fresh air, sunshine and precariously low ozone levels and […]

Torres del Paine, Chile

It’s always an odd thing to finally landed in a place that you’ve dreamed of visiting for years. Like Yosemite or the Grand Canyon, Chile’s Torres del Paine stands as one of the world’s singular destinations. I’ve long admired and coveted images of Patagonia’s windswept mountains, and as I drove into the park after flying […]

Arica, Chile

As my jet approached the city of Arica along Chile’s northern frontier, I could hardly miss the plume of inky black smoke trailing across the Atacama Desert. On the chance that I might get a nice shot of junkyard buttheads burning tires, I drove back a sketchy dirt road. Coming up on a phalanx of […]

Santiago, Chile

I came to Chile in search of scenic wonders and an end to my winter pallor. I found instead a country in the final throes of presidential electioneering. Given the country’s tragic political history, it seems a minor miracle that Socialist Ricardo Lagos was running for president and not lying in an unmarked grave somewhere […]