8 Apr
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Back From Patagonia

Did you suddenly feel the room grow colder? Or perhaps you felt a tremor in the Force? Maybe your Spidey Senses have just gone all a-tingly? Well, there’s a reason why your third eye is screaming at you right now. That’s right, boys and girls—Daddy’s back.

After three weeks of epic light, mountains, and wind in the wilds of Patagonia, I’m finally back. I am Douglas MacArthur wading through the surf of the Philippines. I am Thorin Oakenshield spilling forth from his barrel onto the quay of Lake Town. I am Odysseus unmasked slaying the suitors for his wife. I Have Returned!

Kurt, George, and Patrik have done an admirable job keeping the blog active in my absence, and we’ve seen some really great stuff from them over the past few weeks. You know, all that stuff about prickly teddy bears and smelling napalm in the morning. Instant classics. But now it’s time to take a seat, and brace yourself for an onslaught of Epic Patagonia Photos (EPP for short). You see, Patagonia was exceptionally kind to me these past three weeks. So get ready to get totally EPPed.

That’s right, I’m going to EPP you all month long. I’ll EPP you so much you won’t be able to walk straight afterwards. And just when you think I can’t possibly EPP you anymore . . . BAM! I’ll EPP you again!

So prepare to get EPPed so hard you’ll be left drooling and cross-eyed for weeks. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Ultimate Patagonia

Ian PlantAbout Ian Plant (414 Posts)

World-renowned professional photographer, writer, and adventurer Ian Plant is a frequent contributor to and blogger for Outdoor Photographer Magazine, a Contributing Editor to Popular Photography Magazine, a monthly columnist for Landscape Photography Magazine, and a Tamron Image Master. Ian is also the author of numerous books and instructional videos. Ian leads photography workshops and tours around the world to help beginner and advanced photographers explore and expand their personal vision.


  • Wow! You do have a flair for words!

    I hope that the images are WTB ( worth the buildup) ! Looking forward to it..

    PS- That green jacket is something…

  • Welcome back, Daddy!

  • That’s epping funny as hell. So let’s see some epping shots man, don’t leaving me epping hanging!

    • Ian Plant

      I don’t give it up that easy. You gotta wait until at least the third post before the EPPing begins.

      • Don’t make me beg man, I’m jonesin to be epped. It’s been soooooo long!

        • George Stocking

          dude, seriously, show some pride…

        • Ian Plant

          It’s not his fault George, Kurt is an EPP addict.

  • I thought I felt a tremor in the force, but it was just the washing machine spin cycle.

    I’m ready for a EPP smackdown- so lets see it.

  • That’s a fun shot there, and whoa on the light. But I’ve already been a little inundated (you probably know better than I that every photog does a workshop in that same part of Patagonia, at the same time of year). So I’m hoping the shots are something other than this side of these mountains. They’re already starting to look a lot alike, as if they were all taken from a 100-yard radius of some lodge’s deck. Don’t mean to rain on you, I know you’ll have some different (and magnificent) stuff.

  • Can Ian do a remake of the 80’s song “You down with EPP, yeah you know me…” for his workshops?

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