Frommer's Argentina guidebook cover

I was delighted that Frommer's chose one of my images of Monte Fitzroy in Patagonia as the front cover of their new Argentina guide. This was shot on a trip to Patagonia in March/April of 2006. The southern hemisphere doesn't jump to mind when you think of the world's great displays of autumn colours, but the colours produced by the deciduous beech of Patagonia would rival anywhere. This is the fourth book or magazine cover from the shoots of Monte Fitzroy on this trip - my last incidentally before switching from film to digital.

The location where this image was made is more renowned for reflections of Fitzroy in the shallow pools scattered around the srubby flats at the base of the massif. However, as is normally the case, the wind was too strong on this particular morning, so I was glad of the interesting foreground provided by the dwarf beech trees.