Another form of water that is pretty
photogenic is ice. The trick to good ice photos is avoiding overexposure,
which makes it loose all color and detail.
The Torres del Paine National Park
may be Chile's internationally best known trekking zone. Strangely, most
Chileans have never been here, missing out on sights like this!
This is how such icebergs are born.
It can take some patience to get such a happening on film!
Freshly fished out of the lake and
photographed with side lighting in front of the Grey Glacier, this block
of ages-old glacier ice shines.
Walking on ice
Trekking over such crevice-strewn,
slippery, unforgiving but honest ice is one of the most hightening experiences
I have had!
Inside an ice cave lit through its
walls, multiple refraction in the many angles of the washed-out ice lets
light areas alternate with totally black ones.
Water collected here, and re-froze.
Ice stalagmites built up. Two of them grew together. Then one of them lost
grip from the rock, and is supported only by its brother.
I found this scene in the cold dry
steppe at 4500 meter altitude. It is not fully natural: A water pipe feeding
a nearby homestead had developed a fissure, spraying a fine mist over these
shrubs. At this altitude the temperature is below freezing, so the plants
grew ice shields in the mist.
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