On the bike ride around Bariloche in my last post, I happened to see an abandoned looking building off the main road. I have always loved looking around old buildings, especially the falling down kind, so a couple of days later I went back, smuggled myself in and took what can only be described as far too many pictures.
I decided to imitate cross processing in my editing of these pictures, as…
After El Chalten, I took a long bus ride heading up to Bariloche. It was Summer at the time in Argentina (though that means it was Winter in the Northern hemisphere), and it was warm and beautiful. I had met some nice people and we decided to rent some bicycles and go for a ride around the countryside. It was a great decision! The sun was out, the flowers were making the most of it, and there…
13 things my uncle told me before he died:
not everyone has the blessing to understand sadness
when waiting at the bus stop, it’s okay to smoke cigarettes
never touch anyone else’s clothes at the laundromat
it’s okay to miss the people who were bullets to you
when your grandmother asks you how you are, be honest
never be afraid to say “no” even after you’ve said “yes”
if someone tells you graffiti isn’t art, prove them wrong
remember people by their eye color not their clothes
you’re allowed to like dark chocolate with tangerines
don’t lie that you don’t have a lighter when you really do
turn your phone off every once in a while and find the moon
if you want a tattoo, don’t let anyone tell you not to get it
if you ever find yourself at the graveyard, read the names
In experimenting with my pictures from El Chalten and the action pack so generously given to me, I found I can make some pretty cool effects by combining the layers of different actions and tweaking the layer masks here and there. And without further ado, here they are!
My next stop, after El Calafate, was El Chalten. El Chalten is known as the hiking capital of Argentina, and the landscape is beautiful. The town is a funny place though. It was only built in 1985, and exists solely for tourism. Still, it’s a nice enough place and you’re not there for the town, after all.
Although I wasn’t here for too long, I took far too many pictures. I met a nice…
After the strenuous hiking in Torres del Paine, I decided to go to El Calafate for some more relaxing sightseeing. I hopped across the border back into Argentina on the bus, found myself a nice hostel and settled down for the night. The day after, I went to see one of Patagonia’s only 3 growing glaciers. The glacier is immense, at a whopping 5 km in length, it’s very impressive. And the sounds it…