high drama, the book

after months of fiddling around, i finally sent off my first pass to have it proofed! definitely a "self publish" job. i am using Blurb on the recommendation of Linde and Lito who have been very happy with the results. the book contains 29 images, including 3 panoramas, all taken in Torres del Paine National Park. i chose a platinum tone for the images, and i have to admit, i'm a bit nervous to see if the Blurb presses render the tone accurately. i will be selling it through the Blurb bookstore and from my main site, so stay tuned! here's the introduction(beta):

This is a book about wind. and clouds. and mountains.

But mostly about relentless wind. The kind of wind that eventually permeates your entire being, altering how you think and how you act. The kind of wind that, when it stops, creates moments of disbelief that give way to a psychological and emotional liberation that can, well, make you giddy.

In the fall of 2008, Patagonia's weather was different. The foliage change was a couple of weeks late, due to a warmer and drier than normal summer. The Patagonian icecap continues to retreat, as are icecaps around the world. And though the fall is famous for providing a few weeks of respite from the wind, not this year. This year, it blew. It generated white caps on the lakes, day and night. It hurled water horizontally across vast stretches of lakes and foothills. It parted the fur of foxes and guanacos, and caused humans to lean. It created a long dream of clouds and light and mountains. It made me a humbled witness.

All the images in this book were captured in April, 2008, in and around Torres del Paine National Park, Chile, over the course of a few days, and in some cases, a few minutes...