Lago Sarmiento

I’m a real sucker for stones. As much as I love the work of other landscape photographers, I try to do my own thing, but we all seem to have one thing in common; coast lines and rocks.


Perhaps this is because of an appreciation for the natural world, we as photographers see symmetry in nature. Stones and rocks have geological patterns, curves and different coloured contours that just grab our eye.

Lago Sarmiento is one such place where there is an abundance of geologically rich formations to photograph. I’ve been here a few times now, initially attracted by the work of Paul Wakefield, it is a place where I could easily spend a few hours.

With the Paine massif in the background, the very large calcium carbonate deposits around the lake edge make for striking compositions.