The road to Desert Lake

About 230 km separate El Calafate from Desert Lake located in the middle of the Andes mountain. A long road where street photography opportunities were few, yet the landscape was stunning. Here is therefore the story of a day on the road to Desert Lake (Lago Desierto).

An endless road where we crossed path with two cars during the three hours trip to Desert Lake…


Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F8.0, 1/250, ISO200, ND 0.6 filter

… and a cowboy having a morning horseride with his dog …

Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.4, 1/4000, ISO200, ND 0.6 filter.

… and a dozen yellow trees in the desertic windy plains leading to the Andes.


Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.4, 1/4000, ISO200, ND 0.6 filter.

The Andes suddenly appear and the concrete roads end …


Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F8.0, 1/125, ISO200, ND 0.6 filter.

… and a rocky trail has cars bumping around.


Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.2, 1/3000, ISO200

The sun disappears behind the clouds and rain starts to pour  …


Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/4000, ISO200

… yet the trees suddenly turn colorful.


Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/1000, ISO200

We have reached Desert Lake. Which really deserves its name in the off season…


Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/1000, ISO200

… making us feel almost lost in the middle of nowhere.  Such a great feeling, isn’t it?


Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/750, ISO200

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