In 1978 I travelled through the Magellanes Region of Southern Chile with a friend of mine from the observatory where I was working. We flew from Santiago to Punta Arenas and then rented a car. In addition to my 35 mm cameras for color, I had a Minolta twin-lens reflex that I used for B&W photography. The images shown here are the best of those. They were made from a boat on Seno Ultima Esperanza, an overnight hike to Lago Grey from our base at a small inn on Lago Pehoe, and from just in front of the inn.
When I was there, aside from the little inn, there were no other buildings in the park other than some small huts for shelter. Now it appears that there are luxury accommodations at several places so that the pristine vistas we had are no longer possible.
The B&W negatives were scanned on an Epson 750M flatbed scanner with Laser Soft's program Silverfast Ai Studio 8 and then processed primarily with Lightroom 5. I do not have a record of the type of Kodak film I used, nor do I remember the make of the camera (it wasn't a Rollei).
Cuenos del Paine and Lago Pehoe
Lago Grey with Grey Glacier in the Distance
Lago Grey with Icebergs
Peaks of the Torres del Paine
Pengins on Overturned Boat, Seno Ultima Experanza
Rain Storm, Seno Ultima Experanza
Salto Chico 2
Seno Ultima Esperanza_2
Seno Ultima Esperanza_6
Tree and Ice Clouds, Seno Ultima Experanza
Keywords:Chile, Torres del Paine, black and white, glacier, lakes, mountains, penguins, waterfalls
© Jay A. Frogel, World Images