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Andrew Wisler
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Physician, Photographer, Musician, Farmer, Jack of All Trades, Master of None.
Physician, Photographer, Musician, Farmer, Jack of All Trades, Master of None.

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New Blog, First Post

I'm excited to announce that I've started a blog, and my first post is up now! It features the first image from my recent trip to Death Valley and some of the back story behind it. I'll be sharing more photo stories there going forward, as well photo-related thoughts and experiences, tips and tricks, and more. Stay tuned, and feel free to share!

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I'm really honored to have been interviewed by Brent and Johny for this episode of the Share-Inspire-Create Show. Check it out, and if you'd like to join in on the conversation, you can come over and hang out with us in the SIC Lounge: http://www.shareinspirecreate.com/lounge/
In this episode we interview +Andrew Wisler  landscape photographer and all round nice guy.

Share - Farming, Doctor, Photographer
Inspire - Passion Vs dedication the condor in Patagonia
Create - Traveling with the bare minimum photography gear. 
http://www.shareinspirecreate.com/sic/23
Enjoy & Share the Photo-love
Brent & +Johny Spencer 

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Torres Del Paine
Chile, November 2014

Hola! I have been away for a while, but I am going to try to make a habit of sharing something new from my gallery at least once a week on Wednesdays, so stay tuned! This image is from a magical morning in Torres del Paine National Park in Chile during my recent trip there. For those unfamiliar with this area, the park houses a dramatic range of mountains, and has become a favorite destination for trekkers who come to hike around and amongst the peaks and glaciers. One of the highlights of the park are the Torres themselves, which can just be glimpsed in this image as they receive a ray of sunlight during morning golden hour. Although the hike to the base of the Torres is an arduous day-long trek, there are many beautiful viewpoints throughout the park, and this one was from just outside of the Hosteria Las Torres, not far from the entrance to the park. After an incredible sunrise, which yielded another favorite image of mine, I was treated to this equally fulfilling golden hour. I'm not sure which I enjoyed more!

Details: Sony A7r, Canon 70-200 f/4 via Metabones adapter. Formatt-Hitech square CP filter. ISO 100, 1.6 seconds at f/8. 8 vertical images stitched in PSCC and cropped to a 3:1 ratio. Processed further in PSCC using a variety of techniques. File management was a challenge on this one, as the resulting image is 23K pixels wide! A little unwieldy, but worth it as the file contains tons of detail. I can't wait to see this one printed really large.

Full-res, unadorned version in my gallery: http://oneinthetin.smugmug.com/Patagonia/i-x2sKWqc/A

Thanks for looking, and feel free to share!
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Trevi Fountain
Rome, Italy, 2013

One of Rome's most famous landmarks, Trevi Fountain is a sight to behold. Although it is normally crowded with sightseers, th...ose who are dedicated enough to rise early in the morning can have it all to themselves. It is well worth the effort.

This is one of the locations I visited on the Italy Photo Tour with Ken Kaminesky and Elia Locardi. Check out their new page at Dream Photo Tours -- some awesome giveaways and cool stuff going on over there!

Details: Canon 5DMIII, Canon 24 TS-E, ISO 100, 5 seconds at f/11. Three vertical frames stitched horizontally and cropped to a 4x5 ratio. Processed in LR5 and PSCC. Some perspective correction performed in PSCC (shift function on the lens was used for stitching).
 
Full-resolution, unadorned version: http://oneinthetin.smugmug.com/Travel/i-ss4WTcJ/A

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#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional by +Krzysztof Felczak
#showyourbestwork by +Britta Rogge
#italy #rome #trevi #fountain
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Mate Drinker 
Argentina, November 2014

Mate (pronounced mah-tay), or yerba mate, is a traditional drink in South America, often drunk at social gatherings. This Argentine rancher, who was also our guide on an idyllic horseback ride near Los Glaciares NP, is enjoying his as we took a rest at this cabin along the trail. Although I haven't tried it, I have on authority that it tastes something akin to cut grass. Perhaps on my next trip down I will experience it for myself wink emoticon.

Details: Canon 5DIII, 70-200mm f/4 IS handheld, natural window light. 200mm, ISO 1600, f/5.6 at 1/160 sec. Processed primarily in LR5.

Full-res, unadorned image: http://oneinthetin.smugmug.com/Patagonia/i-G3RxqQW/A
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Mirador Laguna Torre 
Argentina, November 2014

Another image from Los Glaciares National Park -- taken from the first lookout point on the trail to Laguna Torre. I shot this image on the first morning we were in El Chalten, and had to make my way to this spot before sunrise without the opportunity to scout it ahead of time. Thankfully, this far south and close to the December solstice, one can hike the trails from about 3:30 AM without a flashlight! On a clear day, you can almost see Cerro Torre from this spot, but not on this morning. The river water really is that milky blue hue, owing to glacial dust carried downstream.

Details: Sony A7r, Canon 24 TS-E on a Metabones adapter. Formatt-Hitech square CP filter. Three horizontal frames, shifted laterally and stitched to a 2:1 ratio. ISO 100, f/11 at 1/6 second. Processed in LR and PSCC using a variety of techniques.

Full-res, unadorned image in my gallery: http://oneinthetin.smugmug.com/Patagonia/i-wBHWLHn/A

I hope you enjoyed, and feel free to share!
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Chorrillo del Salto 
Argentina, November 2014

Incidentally, this is the first image posted on my new photography page over on Facebook, so stop by and connect with me there at Andrew Wisler Photography!

This image is of one of the many falls in Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina, and was captured on my way back from a trip to the Laguna del Desierto. Our driver stopped to show us this beautiful spot, and like any red-blooded landscape photographer, I couldn't NOT shoot it. This one was photographed in record time so as not to keep our driver waiting (impressive especially to me, as I have a hard time pulling myself away from such spots camera in hand!).

Details: Sony A7r, Canon 17-40L via Metabones adapter at 32 mm, Formatt-Hitech square CP filter. Induro CT214 tripod. ISO 50, f/16 at 1/5 second. Finished in LR and PSCC using a variety of techniques. Although this image was captured quickly, there were certain minimal factors I knew that I would need, and those were a wide lens, polarizing filter, and stable support. I often prefer shutter speeds in the 1/5 to 1 second range for fast moving water in order to achieve a painterly effect, as opposed to the very silky effect one gets at longer shutter times. I knew from past experience that I could get the right exposure range in a shady area using just the polarizer and the ISO and aperture settings on my camera, so before we left our vehicle I set up the camera and filter and high-tailed it to the falls. All that was left was to select my composition and make the exposure. I only wish I had had time to get my boots off and wade in!

Full-resolution, unadorned image in my gallery: http://oneinthetin.smugmug.com/Patagonia/i-KJn4m6j/A

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Laguna del Desierto
Argentina, November 2014

Another image from my recent trip to Patagonia, this image was captured on a boat trip on the Laguna del Desierto ("the Lake of the Desert").  There is a reason that visitors to the area come to see this mountain lake, with it's vistas and surprise waterfalls. Although our outing was cut short by rough weather, it did yield some dramatic skies that were a joy to witness.  

Shot with the Sony A7r and Canon 70-200 f/4 IS using the Metabones adapter.  This was the first time I used this combination handheld, and the IS worked beautifully on the Sony body (the boat was rolling quite a bit!).

Details: Sony A7r, Canon 70-200 f/4 IS via Metabones adapter.  189mm, ISO 400, f/8 at 1/2000 sec handheld.  Processed in LR and PSCC using luminosity selections and a variety of techniques.

Full-resolution, unadorned image: http://oneinthetin.smugmug.com/Patagonia/i-7bkQzVH/A

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Piedras y Condores
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
November 2014

I have been madly processing images from my recent trip to Patagonia for a presentation I gave locally yesterday, and now I am ready to begin sharing some of them with you.  This first image is of the Piedras Blanco in morning light. On this windy morning I was fortunate to capture an Andean Condor drifting on the air currents right in front of my lens. I had the trails to myself once again this morning as I think all of the other hikers were sleeping off a large dinner of beef from the night before ;-). I wish you could have been there with me to witness it!

For a full-res, unadorned version, visit the Patagonia gallery on my website: http://oneinthetin.smugmug.com/Patagonia/i-xwDRn2z/A
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Merry Christmas
2014

I would like to wish everyone a Christmas season filled with wonder, and many blessings in the New Year!
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