26. 01. 2007, 04:39

The image was taken in very strong wind and low temperature at the pass above Schmoll lake in Nahuel Huapi National Park in Argentina. Nowadays digital cameras are made for use only in good conditions. Cameras like Canon 1D or 5D are fantastic equipment, but proclamations that they are suitable for using in hard conditions in nature photography is just a a bad joke for me only. They are very heavy if you need to carry them on your shoulders for several weeks and also using of tiny buttons of the camera control is a really "clever" solution if you are wearing gloves. At this frosty and windy night, I had to operate for a long time without gloves and it was really a painful experience.
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Date26. 01. 2007
Time04:39 local time (08:39 UT)
PlaceNahuel Huapi, Patagonia, Argentina
CoordinateS 41° 11.39', W 71° 30.16', altitude 2044 m
OpticsTamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD (setting 55mm, ap. 2.8)
CameraCanon EOS 5D
Exposure30 s (ISO 3200)
ProcessingDark frame and flat-field image applied
Copyright© 2007 Miloslav Druckmüller

Miloslav Druckmüller
Institute of Mathematics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
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