As some of you may know, I am not only a writer and television producer, I am also a photographer. I’ve actually been a photographer longer than anything else I have done. I’ve been taking photos since I was a kid with my clunky Polaroid camera and loved my first SLR, a Ricoh XR-M that my mom and step-dad got me one year for Christmas back in high school. I loved days in the darkroom in high school watching my black and white photos develop…yes, the ‘old days’ before digital. I was a photographer for both my high school and university newspapers (The Rampage & The Gamecock, now oddly named the Daily Gamecock even though it is only published three times a week). I have done a lot of things in life, but have always been doing some kind of photography work in the background. I have recently put together another website mostly highlighting my travel photography at LisaLubin.com. It is a work in progress and I will be adding photos to it each week. Please pop over there and tell me what you think. My photos are also hanging out and nicely organized over at Flickr.
And now, without any further ado, please enjoy today’s photo. Thank you.
Icebergs on Lago Grey
Just yesterday another aftershock rocked the Pacific just off the coast of Chile. A few weeks ago an earthquake with a magnitude of 8.8 struck this long sliver of a country. The devastating February quake triggered tsunamis, killed about 500 people and tore up roads and towns. According to the Chilean government, it has now caused an estimated $30 billion in damage to infrastructure, homes and industry.
I traveled through beautiful Chile in the Fall of 2006. The jaw-dropping glaciers, icebergs, and craggy, snow-peaked mountains of Patagonia in southern Chile were some of the most magnificent sights of my entire trip.
Check out my Chile posts here: