Impressions of Ushuaia

When one spends as little as two days in a city like Ushuaia, it is obviously difficult to get a good feel of life in its streets. Therefore, what we are left with is a collection of impressions, probably a bit naive, of what stood out and will remain in one’s memory. Here is therefore a series that resulted of a couple walks, or better said, these is how I perceived Ushuaia.  (click on pictures to enlarge)

The first sight when one arrives in Ushuaia, that is mountains whose flanks host the city.


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

Early morning, only a few souls decide to brave the cold weather


Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.4, 1/1000, ISO200

Birds flirt in front of a grounded boat.


Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.4, 1/1500, ISO200

Humans are busy with their lives like in any city.


Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.4, 1/180, ISO200


Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.4, 1/1500, ISO200

Like any harbour, Ushuaia got a street with a couple strip clubs.


Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/500, ISO400

Cars were brought from far away, built strong to resist the harsh winters.


Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/180, ISO200

Though sometimes cash probably made one revisit its expectations.


Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.4, 1/750, ISO200

As you can see, there aren’t that many people in the streets of Ushuaia. A few passer-by’s here and there, going from one heated place to the other. Yet in a land where temperatures ever hardly raise over 5 degrees celsius, how could it be different?


Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.4, 1/1500, ISO200

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