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Night out

Waiting for my friend at the bar.

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This is my first post from my mobile. Later I`ll see how it looks.

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WPC: Big

We´ve got something big around here. It´s our beautiful glacier! Perito Moreno Glacier is about 80km from where I live, and it´s the main attraction of this tourist point. Why? because is one of the few (if not only) glaciers that can be visited without having to take a boat, or hike for hours, or do anything  physically demanding. You just get to the parking lot and there it is, and if you fell adventurous, you just take the stairs and walk the 5km of paths to get different views. It is also the only glacier in the National Park (which has more than 300 of these) that is not shrinking, which is good news now a day!

But the real show takes place every couple of years (some say it is every four years, but nature has its own clock). It is when the glacier reaches the peninsula and blocks the water flow from the left arm to the one you see on the right, which leads to the main body of the Argentino Lake. A huge mass of ice is accumulated there and the water from the left pushes for a couple of months, until one day it makes its way through and starts leaking to the right side. That´s when the expectation begins, now the water erodes the ice making a beautiful ¨bridge¨ and everybody waits to see the big rupture.

I almost forget about the big thing here, it is 250 km².

Please, click on the image to get a good view.

weekly photo challenge
Sorry, no info, it´s a photo stitch!

I took the panoramic picture above last month. The picture below was taken on January, when the ice was reaching the peninsula.

perito moreno glaciar
f/8 – 1/200 sec – ISO 100 – 53mm

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Movement

For this week´s challenge I choose a glacier, Perito Moreno Glacier, which is the natural attraction of the place I live. It looks like a still mass of ice, but in fact, it moves all the time but we can´t notice. We only notice when it looses a part of itself, that´s the movement we get to see, and here are the pictures!

Perito Moreno
f/8 – 1/500 sec – ISO 100 – 70mm
Perito Moreno
f/8 – 1/640 sec – ISO 100 – 70mm
Perito Moreno
f/8 – 1/640 sec – ISO 100 – 70mm
Glacier
f/8 – 1/640 sec – ISO 100 – 70mm
Glacier
f/8 – 1/1000 sec – ISO 100 – 70mm

And the big picture…

Glacier
f/8 – 1/400 sec – ISO 100 – 17mm

Happiness, a day out with my love

A couple of weeks ago, before the snow arrived to town, we went out for lunch and a beautiful walk on the bay, me and my love. That was one of the days I always remember when feeling down. I was so happy, having lunch with my boyfriend, take a walk on the bay, enjoying the winter sun, taking pictures with my Holga (for the first time!). Just perfect.  These are the moments that make me remember that this is all I need, to spend a nice time with the love of my life (and if I can take pics meanwhile, that´s better!).

A friend of mine once told me: ¨Maybe you expect too much from life¨,  when I heard that I was like: ¨What?! Of course I expect a lot from life, I´m still in my 20´s, I´m supposed to expect a lot from life!¨. Years pass under the bridge, (fortunately I´m still in my 20´s, not too late) and I think this is what he meant.  This is happiness for me.

servilleta
f/4.5 – 1/1250 sec – ISO 100 – 70mm
wine
f/2.8 – 1/400 sec – ISO 100 – 17mm
wine
f/4 – 1/125 sec – ISO 100 – 53mm

My Holga!

camera
f/2.8 – 1/200 sec – ISO 100 – 17mm

This is us.

My Love
f// – 1/100 sec – ISO 100 – 62mm
walk
f/4.5 – 1/200 sec – ISO 100 – 17mm
Sun
f/4.5 – 1/1250 sec – ISO 100 – 70mm
Us
f/4.5 – 1/400 sec – ISO 100 – 17mm
ice skating
f/8 – 1/640 sec – ISO 100 – 70mm
Ice skating
f/8 – 1/500 sec – ISO 100 – 17mm
ice
f/8 – 1/250 sec – ISO 100 – 70mm

I particularly like this one, looks like it could be taken from an helicopter, but actually it was taken from 20 cm above the ground.

Icy
f/8 – 1/80 sec – ISO 100 – 17mm

Winter is here!

On 21 June it snowed a lot, so on Friday I took some shots. This was quite a big snowfall for us (but I warn you, this is not Canada!)

This is the view from the kitchen´s little window.

invierno
f/8 – 1/400 sec – ISO 200 – 17mm

This is a looot of snow for us, I´m happy!

invierno
f/8 – 1/500 sec – ISO 200 – 40mm
nieve
f/8 – 1/1600 sec – ISO 200 – 70mm

Remember the mushrooms? well, here they are surviving the winter…

hongo nieve
f/8 – 1/125 sec – ISO 200 – 70mm
snow
f/8 – 1/800 sec – ISO 200 – 70mm

The entrance to our home…

snow
f/8 – 1/400 sec – ISO 200 – 17mm
arbol
f/8 – 1/320 sec – ISO 200 – 44mm

The stream behind our house.

arroyo
f/8 – 1/160 sec – ISO 200 – 17mm

The twisted tree…  love this one.

snow
f/10 – 1/200 sec – ISO 200 – 17mm
winter
f/10 – 1/160 sec – ISO 200 – 33mm
winter
f/4.5 – 1/160 – ISO 400 – 70mm
winter
f/13 – 1/200 sec – ISO 400 – 17mm
winter
f/4.5 – 1/3200 sec – ISO 400 – 70mm
snow
f/4.5 – 1/500 – ISO 400 – 57mm
bird house
f/4.5 – 1/1000 sec – ISO 400 – 70mm

And last but not least…

snow
f/4.5 – 1/500 sec – ISO 400 – 70mm

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