About to cross the stream on the hike, approaching the blue glacier

This is about 20km into our backpacking. The fertile soil from recent glaciation sprang colorful life everywhere, even as the valley was changing colors for autumn. Little streams trickled here and there and fell into larger streams. Fording some of these was always a little sketchy when carrying a bunch of expensive camera equipment, but it was always worth it.

I can’t explain how often I stopped to take photos along this hike! I am sure it took about 4x as long as needed, but that was the point of the whole trip, after all…

If you zoom into the large or ( original size ), you can see the glowing blue glacier there, spilling out from between the edge of the Andes.

About to cross the stream on the hike, approaching the blue glacier

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  • http://lindsay.extendr.com Lindsay Maddox

    That is STUNNING! Love it!

  • http://www.thorpelandphotography.com Thorpeland

    Really nice Trey. Is this from a single RAW or from multiple exposures? Enjoying the shots from this trip!

  • Eugene

    Better than in real life Trey. Awesome.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Craig-Ferguson/627571408 Craig Ferguson

    Beautiful.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/matthewsphotography/ Matthew

    Hey Trey, excellent detail.

    When I looked at the original size, I could see vertical “stiching” type pixelation. Is this a panorama? What are those from?

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

    Thanks Lindsay, Eugene, and Craig.

    Thorpeland — this was 5 exposures -2 to +2 — I wish my camera stepped by 2!

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

    Matthew – no – not a panorama… I wonder where the vertical stitching came from? A strange artifact, perhaps…! ?

  • Raymond

    Spectacular colors… sweet clouds… another great image!!! Happy Easter

  • http://www.candywhitingphotography.smugmug.com Candy Whiting

    Totally amazing!!! What a trip that must have been!

  • Gary

    Impressive!!!!! You captured the real beauty of The Andes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Appelmans/780382227 Michael Appelmans

    Great catch of this beautiful countryside! Would love to see a panorama ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gail-Moshier/513775196 Gail Moshier

    Beautiful picture, Trey. I’m still sharing them with my sister and she agrees that your pictures are beautiful. She does oil painting and water color pictures that are beautiful, too. So she is a fellow artist, just a different genre. Anyway, life is good here in Michigan, busy visiting our family and friends and that’s more than you wanted to know. Thanks for sharing your life with us!!!! Keep up the good work, WTG!!! Be safe, well and warm.

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

    Stunning Trey!!! Hope you had a good Easter Hiking in the Andes!

  • http://schayde.blogspot.com/ Deana

    Sigh… you get to do some seriously amazing things, thank goodness you always take a camera with you, beautiful, simply beautiful!

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

    Thanks all!

    Gail – glad your sis likes it… adding one fan at a time – thanks! I’ve had several painters use my stuff as reference… I should post all the painting on here sometime – there are some very interesting reproductions being done.

  • Adam

    Fantastic shot Trey. You’ve really managed to capture some great colors in this one.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-Uchytil/501351240 Richard Uchytil

    Looks like a beautiful meadow at the top of the world.

  • Apostle

    BRAVO!!!!

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

    Thanks yall ! :)

  • Deb

    This has to be one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen! Thank you so much for sharing with us. Be safe and warm and keep up the excellent work. I know you will, you probably can’t help it!

  • http://photorina.wordpress.com Carina

    Wow, wow, WOW! Incredible.

  • http://www.joeysphotography.co.za Joey de Weerd

    Stunning colors…it seems like the clouds are been suck away…..

  • http://www.greaterbostonphotography.com/photoblog Mike

    This is a great shot. The 20+ megapixels on that D3x are pretty awesome. I’d love to shoot with one of those for a day.

    Cheers,
    MD

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