Travel Photography Inspiration Project: Argentina - Digital Photography School

Travel Photography Inspiration Project: Argentina

From the seemingly timeless Southern areas to the modern heart of Buenos Aires, Argentina is a lively county with wide spaces, soaring peaks and a unique culture.

Let’s wander around Argentina in today’s installment of the DPS Travel Photography Inspiration Project.

And if you would like to be involved in the next country’s post, drop me a line here.

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Street Tango in Buenos Aires  by Anand Gopol

Tango dancers strike a pose on Florida Street in Buenos Aires.

Tip: While in Buenos Aires, walk, walk, walk. It’s a great walking city and downtown is drizzled with street artists and dancers. On many street corners, one can find a tango troupe such as this one with a speaker busting out some music and a hat that’s being passed around.

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Local young couple in colourful La Boca, Buenos Aires by Joshua Raif

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This is Buenos Aires’ iconic national historic monument, the obelisk, located in Plaza de la Republica by Ken Duquaine

We were in Argentina for a few days between Christmas and New Years Day this past year before leaving on a trip to Antarctica.  There is a considerable difference in weather conditions between Buenos Aires (very warm) and Ushuaia (much cooler), so anyone traveling to Argentina and planning on seeing both areas would do well to pack clothing that will accommodate a fairly wide range of temperatures. 

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Glacier trekking at Perito Moreno by Will Villiers-Tuthill

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rain-clouds over bariloche by Michael Robert Powell

I was above the town of Bariloche in Patagonia; bad weather can bring nice shots, too. The image was a bit flat so I tweaked it to make the image pop more (without getting too HDR).

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Enjoying the local Mate by Joshua Raif

Colourful local characters on San Telmo square are usually happy to be photographed. In good weather the square is full of action: crafts stands, musicians, tango dancers, and is surrounded by old and beautiful architecture.

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A window with character in La Boca by Ken Duquaine

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Right Whale Breeching: Puerto Madryn by Will Villiers-Tuthill

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girl staring into rainbow – iguazu falls by Michael Robert Powell

A lucky few seconds, in which I took a few shots and this was the best. Simply, have your camera ready.

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Upsala Glacier Viewpoint, Patagonia by Joshua Raif

Since boat access has been blocked by the melting glaciers, this remote site now requires a full day trip which combines a boat ride on Argentina lake together with a 4X4 dirt road drive from Estancia Cristina. This full day trip contains a wide variety of photo opportunities which include icebergs on the lake, the old ranch itself, sculptured trees, rock formations recently sculpted by the melting glaciers and the panoramic viewpoint itself.

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Plaza de Mayo, the scene of the May 25, 1810, revolution leading to Argentina’s independence, and a major center for political activity in Buenos Aires by Ken Duquaine

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Birds building nests outside Ushuaia by Will Villiers-Tuthill

quiet streets of downtown – buenos aires by Michael Robert Powell

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A modern neighborhood of Buenos Aires by Joshua Raif

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Ushuaia, known in Argentina as the “End of the World” owing to its being the southernmost city in the world and the staging area for boat trips through the Drake Passage to Antarctica by Ken Duquaine

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Ushuaia – the coordinates are on the signposts by Will Villiers-Tuthill

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changing the guards – buenos aires by Michael Robert Powell

Get low for some shots. This was taken years ago on a video camera and hence is only a low-res still image (but better than nothing). I played with the lighting later.

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A 19th century coffee shop on San Telmo square, still in operation by Joshua Raif

Buenos Aires still boasts 19th & early 20th century architecture and establishments which appear more authentic than those found in Europe or the U.S.

 

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The very colorful La Boca neighborhood of Buenos Aires where the sights, smells and activity complement the “over the top” colors of the buildings by Ken Duquaine

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snowy mountains behind ushuaia by Michael Robert Powell

Apart from the great scenery, the inclusion of a person (bottom left) gives it a real sense of scale. This is close-to straight out of the camera; a near-monochrome shot.

Thank you again to all the DPS reader-contributors who participated. If you would like to be involved in the next country’s post, drop me a line here.

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Peter West Carey is a world traveling photographer who now is spending a large amount of time going back through 6 years of travel photo and processing them like he should have to start with. He is also helping others learn about photography with the free series 31+ Days Of Photography Experiments which builds off of the 31+ Days To Better Photography series on his blog.

  • http://lenstop.blogspot.com/ Arun

    Great travel photos, you had a great stay there! Thanks for sharing.
    Regards

  • Scottc

    Such an incredible variety of photo opportunities, great photos.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lendog64/sets/72157623171123076/

  • Paul Moyer

    Some really great photos but why non showing the clarity of the stars when in Argentina?

  • http://foto-ruta.com Foto Ruta

    Stunning photos! Argentina is really photogenic. We at Foto Ruta discover the beauty of Buenos Aires all the time again and again and again. We make photography tours here in Buenoa Aires so yes, we shoot here A LOT! ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/whitevinylphoto Ezequiel

    Great article! Being Argentinian, I was just thrilled when I saw the inspirational project covering my country.

    As with many places around the world, indeed there’s a lot to see (and take pictures to!) here. Yours are great examples and cover a variety of places, moods and colours to be found in our country. Great job!

  • http://www.owocwines.com Courtney Quinn

    After living in Mendoza, Argentina and now importing wine from there I’m thrilled to see these photos as it brings me back to the incredible country. We believe in telling the story of the people from Argentina from the wine industry at owocwines.com and this is a great way to do the same. Thank you to all who participated in this project!

  • Smith E

    Thanks a lot, I have personally benefited from DPS!!!

Some older comments

  • Smith E

    February 25, 2013 04:43 pm

    Thanks a lot, I have personally benefited from DPS!!!

  • Courtney Quinn

    February 23, 2013 09:00 am

    After living in Mendoza, Argentina and now importing wine from there I'm thrilled to see these photos as it brings me back to the incredible country. We believe in telling the story of the people from Argentina from the wine industry at owocwines.com and this is a great way to do the same. Thank you to all who participated in this project!

  • Ezequiel

    February 22, 2013 04:44 am

    Great article! Being Argentinian, I was just thrilled when I saw the inspirational project covering my country.

    As with many places around the world, indeed there's a lot to see (and take pictures to!) here. Yours are great examples and cover a variety of places, moods and colours to be found in our country. Great job!

  • Foto Ruta

    February 21, 2013 06:44 am

    Stunning photos! Argentina is really photogenic. We at Foto Ruta discover the beauty of Buenos Aires all the time again and again and again. We make photography tours here in Buenoa Aires so yes, we shoot here A LOT! ;)

  • Paul Moyer

    February 20, 2013 01:23 am

    Some really great photos but why non showing the clarity of the stars when in Argentina?

  • Scottc

    February 19, 2013 10:38 pm

    Such an incredible variety of photo opportunities, great photos.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lendog64/sets/72157623171123076/

  • Arun

    February 19, 2013 05:12 pm

    Great travel photos, you had a great stay there! Thanks for sharing.
    Regards

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