Morning Mist, Gulf of Corcovado – Pic du Jour

 

This is facing west towards the Gulf of Corcovado in Chaiten, the southern Chilean town that was destroyed by a volcanic eruption in 2008. This is how I described that morning scene in this notebook entry posted from the ruined town last year:

[blockquote source=”Chaitén Volcano, Five Years Later, Revisited“]A heavy fog blanketed Chaiten the morning after I arrived, so I had little idea what the town and its surroundings looked like. To the west, directly in front of my hotel’s doors, the wall of fog made it impossible to gauge how far from the road, presumably a seaside road, the Gulf of Corcovado actually was. When the mist started to lift over the Gulf, first to appear was a set of ten relatively new exercise machines, forlornly staring at the invisible seas. Next, a gloomy lunar landscape began to emerge; large gray sandbars at first, then the debris they were littered with: dead trees, branches and brush of various shapes and sizes and portions of homes washed away by the raging river. When the fog dissipated, the edge of the Gulf finally appeared, about a half mile into the distance. Between the road and the coastline sat thousands of tons of ash and mud that the flooded river dumped into the gulf.[/blockquote]

Previous posts from and about Chaiten are here, here, here, here and here.

Snapped on 03-Mar-2013

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  1. Henry | @fotoeins says

    Bob, I really like shots like this. When I lived in the Chilean seaside town of La Serena for a number of years, I’d go down to “Avenida del Mar” by the ocean to see what was available by day, by night, under clear skies, under grey or even some fog. The simplicity of these kinds of perspective always appeal to me.

    1. Bob R says

      Thanks, Henry, much appreciated. I really like the simplicity of the composition but I think I need to work with it some more to get it right in b&w.

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