In Deep by Eric Thiessen
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In Deep

September 20, 2020

The alluring Cuernos Spires revealing themselves in an epic 130km/h wind storm. People weren't kidding when they said Patagonia was a different world as one look at this image makes you feel like you're with Frodo, Sam and Gollum wandering through the Dead Marshes, with Mordor thundering in the background. What a special moment in time this was as clouds were rolling by and finally they revealed the full, epic view of the Horns.

Finding this comp was a huge challenge as the dead tree area provided many opportunities, but most of which I would consider to be more of a distraction than a supplementary subject. My friend Bryce and I searched for about 45 minutes with no luck, however after looking around from an area that we already scouted and almost giving up hope, I saw this twisted, gnarly tree about 150 meters away. My line of site was almost exactly what this composition is, and even that far away I knew this shot would be completely different from most dead tree shots I've seen from this location. I struggled hard pulling this shot together, as it's a 5 image focus stack / exposure blend. Let alone battling hurricane force winds. Overall I'm thrilled with how it turned out!
Thanks for reading!

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10 Comments

Daniel Gomez's picture

Epic framing

Tiago Marques's picture

Incredible photo! Perfect post processing! Great work!

William Uzzell's picture

Dramatic! Well done.

Gregory Thanos's picture

Amazing capture!

jabi sanz's picture

Really awesome shot man

Thomas De Franzoni's picture

That is delightful, stunning!

Rene Asmussen's picture

Great work!

Roger Hølmen's picture

Love it! So moody!

Anthony Robin's picture

interesting framing!

Paul Laubach's picture

It's interesting, but I feel it's a bit overdone in PS.