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Silver 2019 Nature / Landscapes

Patagonia Rising

  • Photographer
    Shane Wheel
  • Agency / Studio
    Shane Wheel Photography
  • Prize
    Silver in Nature / Landscapes

"Patagonia Rising" was taken during a visit to Torres Del Paine National Park, in the Patagonia region of South America. While composing this photo, I wanted to showcase the impressive size of the setting moon against the extraordinary peaks of Las Torres. After careful planning, a bit of patience, and the help of Photopills, the moon's trajectory placed it exactly where I had envisioned capturing it. I decided to shoot this image at 420mm, which allowed me to compress the view of the moon, and bring it forward in the scene, to create an almost surreal perspective.