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for more frequent updates on travels, photos, tips, tutorials and photographic expeditions. I got this shot on my 2nd day at Torres del Paine on a morning of tormenting light. Early on the signs were all there for a cracker sunrise, the East looked clear and there was strong glow on the clouds. Just as the first pink light hit the mountains the light just dissapeared and only came out again much later. The wind was howling and getting sharp detail in this little tree was very tricky. I was shooting at ISO400 with a 0.6 soft grad on and my exposure for the foreground was 1/10th of a second. At that speed the tree was still blurred, luckily the sky exposure at 1/20th of a second was sharp. I had to brighten it 2 stops in the RAW tool, but a D800 file handles that comfortably!Nikon D800, 16-35mm, Lee Soft Grad, ISO400, f/14, double blend of a single exposure. Lago Pehoe, Torres del Paine NP, Patagonia, ChileThis image is the intellectual property of Hougaard Malan. It may not be used in any way without the author's written consent, regardless of any 500px license terms.