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I took this shot on a last day of my visit in Patagonia. The weather was bad, rainy, and with high winds almost no one was taking any shot anymore, just packing stuff up getting ready to leave. But I remembered I was once reading some interesting article written by some British photographer who stated that a good photographer shall be able to take keeper shots in any weather conditions, even the bad ones. We all agree that it's no always possible to get nice colorful sunsets, or mountain shots with a nice formations of clouds and subjects great for a foreground (lakes, trees, whatever). I think in Britain there are a lot of rainy days in a year and he simply learned how to deal with the issue. Some of his shots were just "eye openers" to me and this one is a perfect example of what he was talking about, what's possible even in bad weather conditions. I particularly like this image because it has this drama in it, but also color and sharpness that I think came out nicely. I took advantage of a fast moving clouds and put my Vari-N-Trio Singh Ray filter on (any good ND filter will do), set the ND ring to 4 f-stops and exposed for a few seconds. Here is what I've got. No conversion to B&W was done, the colors popped this way on its own. It was more bluish actually so I pulled blue tones back a bit, but that was really it.