Natalia in Argentina

Not everything in Argentina was rough, and here is a little yang for the yuri.

We rented a car from a horrible company called Wagen.  Don’t worry, I’ll get to the girl part.  The car’s battery died very quickly, leaving us stranded in El Chalten, which is the hub from which many trails spawn out into the Andes.  We had to wait a whole day for the horrible company, once again, called Wagen, to come out and replace the battery after their very unhelpful employee made us jump the car, to little avail.  If you are ever out in Argentina and you need a reliable car, don’t call Wagen. Even worse, they would not give any partial refund. You could get stuck out in the wild with no chance for help.  Luckily we were close to a phone, and that phone was close to an aspiring model to help my camera wile away the hours.  Okay that sounds stupid.  But it’s kinda true.

While in El Chalten, we stayed in a charming little hotel.  At night, I would stay up late and process photos, drink coffee, and listen to music.  This is what I always like to do after dinner.  Maybe that sounds lame.  Anyway, the nice Argentine family that ran the hotel took notice of me and I got to know them.  The mom that ran the hotel had a 20-year-old daughter named Natalia who had a unique look but had never modeled before.  It’s a small town way down by Antarctica and they don’t have many model/photographer resources down thataway.  Anyway, since we ended up with an extra few hours, I asked if she wanted to go out and shoot.   Natalia’s English wasn’t so great, but I was able to draw things out in the dirt like calling a play in flag football.  We ended up with a lot of good shots that I will add over the next few months.

Natalia in Argentina

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  • http://nekaraephotography.com Neka

    Lovely

  • Phil Wright

    Thats a great photo Trey, DoF is amazing. Good looking model always helps :) nice work dude.

  • http://dremer.org Nir Dremer

    Lovely!

  • Steve Gray

    Nice shot, and a very pretty model. It’s always great to come across lovely young ladies who are willing to have their portraits done, and I’m sure she’s thrilled with the results!

  • Leslie

    she’s lovely, Trey. I think Argentina must have an unfair amount of beautiful people.

  • ahmed mustafa

    super sweet

  • http://www.lalaurette.com.ar/blog Sebastián Lalaurette

    Yes, Leslie, it has. ;)

    Can I repeat now, Troy, “Welcome to our country”? :)))

  • http://www.lalaurette.com.ar/blog Sebastián Lalaurette

    I mean Trey, of course. My bad. :(

  • http://www.stuckincustoms.com Stuck In Customs

    Thanks – glad you like it… don’t worry.. more landscapes soon enough

  • casusan

    She’s pretty! Hope you can get some of these shots to her to see!

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmartin78/ Dale Martin

    Looks great Trey. Awesome DOF!!

  • http://www.knowsgreen.com mark

    I think you did a good job of her – exposure, lighting is okay. Hair highlight isn’t my favorite. Need to look around the photo though for distractions – like the green/white rope out of the fence post, takes it from and okay photo to having a built in distraction. Tighter overall composition would be helpful.

    My .02.

  • http://www.stuckincustoms.com Stuck In Customs

    Thanks for the feedback – much appreciated

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/23855319@N05/ Stian

    Nice shot of a lovely girl!

    Although very nice, on my screen it seem to be a bit to little “punch” in it, the sweater seems a bit greyish? and think it would better if it came out a bit darker.

    That beiing sad, this is on a laptop without any calibration done, so for all I know it might be my screen that fu*** everything up…..just a though though…:)

    Cheers!

    Keep up the good work!..:)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Keel/542743501 John Keel

    Wow. Even at the ends of the earth you can find a beautiful girl … good to know!

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