The Worst Way to Cross the River

After we set up camp in a little wooded area, we headed off to see if we could get to one of the glaciers by sunset.  This is near Cerro Torre, a region that is disputed between Argentina and Chile.  I didn’t see much of a dispute while I was there — no armies or anything.  I did see some wayward Guanacas, but I was not sure which side they were on.

I walked along the river until I got to a stopping point, where I got stuck.  I couldn’t cross because it was too sketchy, even for me.  So I set up here to prepare for the sunset.  This was shot about two hours prior to the sunset while I was exploring the area.  I’ll be sure to edit the other photos soon (ish) and get them up!

The Worst Way to Cross the River

  • Wow Trey!
    I love this shot! I think I have a thing for blurry water…
    anyway, i was trying to get a similar effect with HDR the other day and couldn’t get the water as blurry as this, and it was pretty fast flowing!
    Do you have to use a long shutter speed, or does it depend on the autobracket settings?


  • Wow, absolutely beautiful shot, Trey. From the sky to the water!! Love the lichens on the rocks, the little calm pool by the rock in the front, the fall colors, the sun shining on the far off glaciers, and the dead trees!!! Fantastic photo, who needs the sunrise, lol. I can see why you wouldn’t want to cross the river!!!! Thanks for sharing, great job! 🙂

  • Good question dan! I wondered about the use of a ND Filter mixed with the HDR technique. Interested in trying that. But This is a pretty awesome spot for a photo. I love, what looks to be dead wood, intersecting the frame and creating a frame within a frame for the mountains. Rad!

  • casusan

    Oh wow! What a beautiful shot! Love how you did the framing!

  • Deb

    This is absolutely gorgeous!! The colors, the water, the way the distant mountains are framed by the closer ones-it all works so well together to make a truly beautiful shot! Thank you for sharing your daring adventures in South America with us. I await more photos from there.

  • Trey, congrats on getting some props from Ken Rockwell. As you may know, he’s been a long-time hdr hater, and still gave you props!

  • Robert Alescio

    Another terrific shot. I think you mentioned once that you often use one RAW image (as opposed to AEB) to produce an HDR. Do you find that using one image (and making two more from it) produces a much clearer final image?

  • Thanks all!

    Dan – it’s a mixture of a high f stop and a long shutter speed… no filters here.

    John – yes that was very lucky – I sent Ken a thank-you note

  • I truly enjoy your photography and the reflections you share from your travel experiences. I hope you will continue to share your remarkable point of view with the world!

  • have some amazing shots and an incredible blog! I just came across your blog via a book I took out of the library..and i am definately going to start following your blog.

  • THank you very much Miss Linda 🙂

    Cheryl – thanks! Stay as long as you want – I appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment

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