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Film Roll: Tricahue & Xoco

Film Roll: Tricahue & Xoco

I finally got my last film roll developed.  Giving English lessons basically fuels my film developing fund...  I'm very excited with these, especially the ones taken on my first long (4-hours up, 3 hours down) hike in Reserva Tricahue, in the 7th region (Maule) of Chile.  These are all un-edited negative scans.

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Concha y Toro

Concha y Toro

I still don't like wine.  Sorry, Chile, land of wine (and empanadas).  Two wine tours and conversations with a sommelier still haven't changed my wanting a juice-box over a glass of wine, however I can appreciate all the hard work that goes into it.  I took a tour with my mom at Concha y Toro, a large winery (2nd in the country by production) located just outside Puente Alto.  My favorite part was seeing a sheep grazing on the lawn and visiting the old-school wine cellar four meters underground.  And bonus points for getting to the winery without using a taxi.

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High-rise Living

High-rise Living

A view of the Andes mountains, night photos from a high-rise building, and a location 5 miles closer to my university than my home-stay: I'm pretty dang excited to be living in an apartment building for my second semester abroad.  And my laptop + Lightroom again.  Thank god.  All I need now is to stop lighting microwave popcorn on fire...

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Macro

Macro

Small things: photo edition.  I've been in a rut lately, not taking photos, not doing anything different.  I just watched a TED talk about getting out of your comfort zone and not letting fear or uncomfortableness get in your way of what you want or who you want to be.  (And yes this sounds like wisdom on a Pinterest board)  Ugh.  I hate it when I read/watch things that are timely and essentially serve to kick me in the pants and then I have to get off my butt and do something about it.  I guess watching Netflix and eating manjar aren't the key to achieving my dreams.  They can complement it, though.  And I'm going to count eating manjar as cultural immersion.  Yes.

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Santiago de Chile: Fall

Santiago de Chile: Fall

It's fall here.  The bike paths are covered with leaves, crunch and dull brown.  It's usually pretty cloudy, and walking to the apartment yesterday I realized I couldn't see the cordillera.  It was completely covered up by a mix of clouds a smog.  In the midwest US it would have the decency to rain once in awhile and release the clouds, but no such luck here.  It is nice breaking out the fall clothes, scarves, jeans...but the sad truth is I still don't have much of a wardrobe after packing so light.  But I do have two pairs of jeans now, so that's exciting.  Okay, less talk, more photos. 

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