Timelapses in Patagonia

on 15/03/2011, 10:51.


Notice in the video the subtle movement, the wind toppling the foreground.  Imagine the scene you see but with the broader spectrum of the whole surroundings. 

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Words from ADAM S.

Two weeks alone with the Monster himself.

On Feb. 5th Adam C. and myself headed to Patagonia with the intent to capture timelapse photography. When we arrived our rental car Bettsy was waiting for us.

None of us, including Bettsy, had any idea what would be in store for the next two weeks. We traveled across rocky dirt roads, dodged countless behemoth rabbits, jumped several barbed wire fences a day, continuously removed spiky balls from our socks, shoes, pants and all other articles of clothing…the list goes on and on. We stank! My feet alone could take down an entire army; Adam C. can attest to that. We were burnt; we were told that the ozone layer was thinner and to be careful, but we shrugged it off. My nose was blistered and Adam C’s peaks of baldness looked like cracked brown leather; it was then that he adopted the name Reptile Man. We camped out every night for two weeks and during that time I didn’t step foot in a single public bathroom. We bathed in the freezing glacier runoff in the rivers and streams… it was cold. The above does not make this trip sound glamorous, but this trip was not about glamour. It was about documenting the beauty of the region, and it was beautiful. As our cameras clicked away we laid in grassy fields with the most epic landscapes I have ever seen. We sat by the campfire and cooked tin foil dinners with veggies and apples that tasted like a warm apple pie. I learned that Adam C. hates cooked apples and thinks they taste nothing like a warm apple pie. Adam C. spent a lot of time attempting to speak Spanish to the locals and I spent a lot of time not having any idea what was going on or being said. All in all it was a great trip. I am super thankful for the opportunity to have gone on such a trip and for everything I have learned. I am stoked to be learning more about timelapse photography and am looking forward to going on many more camping adventures.

Go out, explore, and enjoy the outdoors!


Words from ADAM C.

Patagonia is a massive, untouched, wind blown and raw land of southern South America.  It is home to many famous craggy peaks that have taken climbers’ lives.  It is composed of barren wind sweep fields that rock your car when you drive and topple your tent at night.  Camping every night, smelling like the animals we are, we came back with a handful of photos and a timelapase video that I hope you all will enjoy. I tell you, though; the beauty you see through your own two eyes is still untouchable. That is why we travel and explore to these magical places.  Let pictures and videos of these magical places be inspiration to go there.


All photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fartinabag


Torre Paine Sunrise


Stokowski and I bush-whacked through mean spiky bushes to set up our camp along a lake over looking the Torre Del Paine mountains.  When I awoke this was the view I had looking outside my tent.  The mountain was being lit up by some of the richest light I have seen. The clouds where coming off the mountain like smoke, as if the mountain were on fire.  The wind was ragging and knocking my camera around.  I got a sweet timelapse of this, stoked.

Lonely Tree


There is something beautiful about a lonely tree.  A gnarly wind blown tree that has spent its life getting thrashed around.  If you look at the tree you can see it is leaned to the right from the constant wind toppling it over.  The lighting was not ideal for this pic; the sun was a bit too high, but we had to keep moving.  I shot this with f 1.2.  I focused the camera right on the little light spot on the tree.  My composition was to lead the eye to the tree over the meadow of waving grass in which we napped.

Wild Horses


Waking up to one of the most spectacular sunrises on the Torre Del Paine (which I captured by timelapse), I saw wild horses off in the distance.  The leader of the pack, the one looking at the camera in the photo, was very hesitant.  After about 30 minutes they worked their way close enough for me to get a picture.  I was a bit nervous since Stokowski and I had a run in with some other wild horses the other day in which the leader threatened us, hahaha.

Sunrise Fitz Roy


I used to be a sunset man.  Always easier, never had to wake up in the cold mornings for the sunrise. But in Patagonia I woke up stoked many times for the sunrise.  The sunrise on Fitz Roy was a blessing. I feel very lucky to be able to witness the sight since Fitz Roy is known for bad weather around the peek and is usually covered in dense clouds/storms.  The morning rays light up Fitz Roy ever so slowly.  Sunrays lighting the top at first and working its way down to reveal the whole mountain in a glowing fashion of beauty (got this by timelapse…yeah boy).


Many more timelapse and photos projects to he had in the future.  I am excited to keep exploring and learning about photography.  It helps me noticed little details in landscapes I would otherwise miss or overlook.   Let the magic roll.




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