Small Towns in Patagonia

It’s often difficult when on a whirlwind tour, to find somewhere to shoot something of a city. I’ve just completed a visit to Argentina, going from a weekend in Buenos Aries to overnight stops in the towns of Neuquen and Conodoro Rivadavia in Patagonia.

With small towns like these, it’s difficult to scout remotely. I usually use flickr and google maps to scout places and locations, but with places like these, there just isn’t much out there. So it’s down to luck and the kindness of my hosts. I was fortunate to have a kind gentleman by the name of Jorge who took me to above location to get some kind of shot of Neuquen. There was a lovely sunset, but in the wrong direction from this view, so I had to make do with this shot.

After Neuquen, I went to Comodoro Rivadavia. This place has a justifiable reputation for wind, and lives up to it. Here I was staying close to the seafront, where crumbling sea defenses are succumbing to the pounding of the South Atlantic. It’s a small city, sandwiched between the Patagonia desert and the sea. Not much of a tourist destination, but I’m glad I had a chance to see it and try and capture it.

This is the furthest south I’ve been in all my travels, an accomplishment in itself.

More to come…..

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