William Patino @williampatino_photography

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2 days ago

From The Ruins (2019 ) - Where glaciers once ruled, by the smoking mountains of Fiordland, looking West over Doubtful Sound one afternoon as we waited for the sun to sink low enough to inflame the lingering cloud.

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Disappearing Falls (2019 ) I have cruised down Milford Sound more times than I can count and without a doubt, the most ideal time to go is when the weather is most violent. On a sunny day, Milford Sound only has 2 regular waterfalls but on rainy days, the entire sound is flooded with innumerable falls that plummet down the faces of the granite towers. Combine rainfall with wind, and you have yourself a humbling experience that needs to be felt to be believed. As I captured this, thunder was rolling off in the distant skies, the boat was being tossed and wind gusts were exceeding 100km/h. Holding on to the edge of the boat, the smile couldn’t be wiped off my face (although the wind and horizontal rain sure tried ) as I was yelling out joyfully to my clients, making sure they were all getting this iconic shot, which represents the power and beauty of Fiordland.

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In The Beginning (2019 ) - I’ve often photographed mountains with telephoto lenses, creating portraits of stone. Lately I’ve taken this approach to the sea. I’m drawn to subjects and weather that I both fear and revere. A storm surge uplifting the ocean is one such environment.

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Emperors (2019 ) - Looking down the largest glacier in New Zealand, Haupapa (the Tasman ), toward the tallest mountain in the country, Aoraki (Mt Cook ).

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Prince Of Light (2019 ) - Although smaller than its bigger brothers of the Southern Alps, Mount Aspiring is certainly one of the grandest mountains in New Zealand. Here it is, adorned in a fresh winter coat, glistening in the morning light.

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3 weeks ago

Breakthrough (2019 ) - No other place stirs my heart like Fiordland, even the name itself evokes lofty thoughts. Whether in the midst of chaotic storms or amidst a window of calm, beauty abounds. Here, the veil of cloud is lifted as the sun sets over the horizon at Dusky Sound.

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3 weeks ago

Vessels (2019 ) - Glacial meltwater flowing from distant valleys, a landscape once dominated by ice.

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4 weeks ago

FireSky (2019 ) - Queenstown is well positioned for spectacular sunrises, with cloud often forming over the nearby mountains but clear skies present far out east. This recipe can make for some incredible dawns and I have witnessed this type of light in Queenstown a number of times. This one really went to another level though, with everything in the sky, water and land stained in rich crimson.

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4 weeks ago

Ice Blast (2019 ) - A display of sastrugi, mid-winter in the high mountains of the Southern Alps, New Zealand.

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Dominance (2019 ) - The heart of a wave, exposed in the final moments of a winters days light.

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Beneath A Broken Sky (2019 ) - Whether above the craggy peaks or below in the lush valleys, Fiordland has a way of impacting the soul of all who are exposed to its timeless beauty. Captured at dawn, this is my favourite mountain on earth, Mount Tutoko and the remnants of the once mighty Ngapunatoru glacier.

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Ventus (2019 ) - Wind gusts exceeding 125km/h made this one hell of a shoot. Black sand ripped across the sky and into my skin and the surf was a violent, chaotic force that was nothing short of inspiring. One spot is open for my Iceland October tour. Please contact me for details.

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June 2019

Forest Of Light (2019 ) - As the rain subsides and makes its way through the valleys and out to sea, the forest is cleansed and the cycle continues.

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June 2019

Just a waterfall in Iceland. They have a handful of those over there.

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June 2019

Sky Tower (2019 ) - The slick granite faces that glow in the light after fresh rainfall, looming peaks that stretch overhead, valleys so steep that light is not permitted to enter within. This is home and the one place on earth I’m most familiar with.

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May 2019

Here’s a oldie, because storms and weeds work well together.

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May 2019

Sea Of Stone (2019 ) - Aoraki (Mt Cook ) centred above the glaciated sea of stone, that is the Southern Alps.

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May 2019

Ice Empire (2019 ) - Cerro Torre, the mighty peak aflame at dawn. One cannot stand before this sight and not be moved by such imposing beauty.

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May 2019

The chief of Fiordland at dawn. A spiritual place for me. #Tutoko #NewZealand

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May 2019

Getting wild with 2 posts in 2 days, haha. Here’s one from last year over Doubtful Sound. At one point in time the majority of Europeans were living in the fiords (hunting seals ) but today Fiordland is the remotest part of this beautiful country. Quite appealing to a hermit like me. I’m reworking my entire portfolio this year, as you may have noticed I’ve been shooting a lot and have already shared many new images but I must say the best is to come. No slowing down, I can’t get enough of moments like this, the ones that force you to slow down, to breathe and reflect upon something greater than our mortal selves. In these crazy times, I need this more than ever. Thanks for viewing.

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May 2019

Brothers of the earth (2019 ) - Mount Cook and Aspiring, among the spine of the Southern Alps. #newzealand #landscape

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May 2019

Lifestream (2018 ) Coursing down and through the foothills of the mountains, a myriad of creeks, cascades and streams intertwine and flow through lush forest. Vibrant shades of green adorn the ferns and beech trees, from the ground up.

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May 2019

Higher places.

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May 2019

Mountain King (2019 ) The name of this image not only represents my thoughts on the mighty Mt Fitzroy, but also reflects my thoughts toward my friend and landscape photography pioneer, @marcadamus Thank you for the years of inspiration behind this image and many others, brother. Mt Fitzroy in wind gusts over 100km/h, creating amazing wave action on the lake. Certainly a difficult image to capture, with the icy blast of water and sand to contend with but one of my fondest memories in this part of the world.

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May 2019

From Everlasting To Everlasting (2019 ) I’d been thinking about this mountain for 12-months, ever since I failed to do it justice on the first visit. There’s many special parts of the New Zealand back country but this one is up there with my faves. The fog-fall was amazing to witness as the early morning light beamed down the valley and of course the many wild flowers that bloom across these hills.

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May 2019

Stronghold (2019 ) - Stormy skies and atmospheric conditions at dawn. The towers of the Fitzroy massif prepare to endure.

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April 2019

Cloud Piercer (2019 ) - The king of the South Island, Aoraki (Mt Cook ), living up to its namesake as the ‘cloud piercer’. I’ve been fortunate to behold many sights but this one was different, something deeply moving. Maybe because I’ve flown here so many times without keeping a single shot. On this afternoon, I couldn’t help but shed a tear as I soared around in the presence of this countries tallest mountain, just as the sun bid farewell to another day.

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April 2019

Radiance (2018 ) - the view just outside our tents, listening to the waves crash upon a nearby shore.

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April 2019

Orbit (2019 ) - High elevation, above the vibrant waters of Lake Hawea, New Zealand.

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April 2019

Power To Believe (2019 ) - the prince of the Southern Alps, Mt Aspiring.

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April 2019

‘Silence of light’ (2019 ) - An afternoon walk (and climb ) through the vibrant forest of Fiordland. There’s not many other places I’d rather be. Another from my new collection. Thanks to everyone who’s already checked it out.

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April 2019

Cara Norte (2019 ) - The mighty one of Patagonia, Fitzroy. I’ve just published this image along with 30 others, up on my website. It’s been a productive start to the year, feeling inspired and more motivated than ever. Thanks everyone who’s already stopped by and had a look at what I’ve been up to.

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April 2019

‘Completion’ (2018 ) - A place that isn’t new to me, nor is this composition. here’s not many locations that I’ll re-shoot, but Cathedral Rocks is my exception. I’ve captured vibrant sunrises here, lightning storms and ran many photography workshops by these shores. A rainbow was something that alluded me and after moving to New Zealand I figured the opportunity was gone. During a brief trip back to Australia I had a very short window for any shooting I may wanted to do. Keeping an eye on the weather one afternoon I could see the elements begin to align. I committed to the drive down and had a quiet confidence that this was the moment. I sat by the shore for 10-minutes before the light prevailed out west and lit up the moist cloud over the sea.

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April 2019

The mighty Cerro Torre. It’s been an enjoyable week here in Patagonia, with one more workshop to run before the long journey home to my loved ones. Back to the trail now, 75km clocked up so far 😅

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April 2019

Here’s an oldie, George Sound and some crepuscular rays. A combo I like.

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March 2019

Something new here, with about 30 others to come by the end of the month. A sea of fog engulfing the west coast and encircling the knife blade ridges of Aspiring.

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