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I skipped sunset at the Torres del Paine since they would have been backlit and there were no clouds in sight. Instead I went to sleep early and my alarm rand 2 1/2 hours before sunrise. I could see lights in a few other tents and I even spotted a few headlamps on the trail to the Torres. I hurried to get up there myself, as not to lose the spot I had scouted the day before to someone else, but it turned out that most people going up there were mostly no photo geeks (just regular tourists that must have read about the opportunity to watch a great sunrise in their guidebooks). I went down to the water and had the little lake for myself.

Canon 5DMkII, 17-40mm, GND, CPL

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