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shadowblade

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A few from the Atacama Desert, Chile
« on: February 07, 2014, 11:25:35 am »

A few shots from the Atacama Desert in Chile, around San Pedro de Atacama.

1 & 2: Sunset in La Valle de la Luna, the 'Valley of the Moon'. With its unique geology, reminiscent of a Martian landscape, the area is used for testing vehicles for extraterrestrial use.

3: A sand dune glows in the light of the evening sun.
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Re: A few from the Atacama Desert, Chile
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2014, 11:29:05 am »

4: Sunrise over Laguna Miniques (closer) and Laguna Miscanti (further) in the Chilean Altiplano. Multiple volcanoes, including Miscanti (the nearest peak) can be seen in the background. Originally a single, larger lake, the lakes took their present form when a lava flow from Miniques, flowing from the right of the image, bisected the lake to form two smaller ones.

The lakes are very blue under neutral lighting, giving a blue hue to reflections even when reflecting the orange dawn sky.

5: Laguna Miniques in the Chilean Altiplano, with a volcano, Cerro Miniques, in the background.
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Re: A few from the Atacama Desert, Chile
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2014, 11:40:30 am »

Fantastic panoramas… I love the "La Valle de la Luna" shots, especially the second one. "Sunrise over Laguna Miniques" has a soft light and framing of the lake all give a very pleasing image.

Thanks for sharing.
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Re: A few from the Atacama Desert, Chile
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2014, 05:20:34 pm »

Great to see you posting again!
You are getting around - South America this time.
Very enjoyable images - I just hope that these are merely the entree!

Tony Jay
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Re: A few from the Atacama Desert, Chile
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2014, 05:37:15 pm »

All very nice. #5 would be my favorite.  :)
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Re: A few from the Atacama Desert, Chile
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2014, 08:40:47 am »

Great to see you posting again!
You are getting around - South America this time.
Very enjoyable images - I just hope that these are merely the entree!

Tony Jay

Posting them a few at a time, to avoid clogging up the board.
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Re: A few from the Atacama Desert, Chile
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2014, 12:29:54 pm »

Excellent series. My favorites so far are #2,3, and 5.
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Re: A few from the Atacama Desert, Chile
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2014, 12:53:21 pm »

I'm insanely jealous.  That, and Bolivia, are bucket list locations for me.

Well done.
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Re: A few from the Atacama Desert, Chile
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2014, 03:08:55 pm »

3: A sand dune glows in the light of the evening sun.

Stunning!

Jeremy
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Re: A few from the Atacama Desert, Chile
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2014, 04:05:22 pm »

All great, but I especially like the lake colours in #5.

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Re: A few from the Atacama Desert, Chile
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2014, 10:35:50 pm »

Oh,perfect shot,so beautiful color.
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Re: A few from the Atacama Desert, Chile
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2014, 05:17:47 am »

I am envious, fantastic location, and IMO the bold colours really depict the sense of the place.

#4 is my favourite, but hard to pick a favourite among the five...

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Re: A few from the Atacama Desert, Chile
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2014, 12:59:36 pm »

3 and 5 are my favorites.

Thierry
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Re: A few from the Atacama Desert, Chile
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2014, 04:54:54 pm »

Great series!
My favourites are 4 and 5.
Great shots !
Number 3 is a bit too hot for my taste.
1 and 2 have this interesting color contrast - for me a bit at the edge whats bearable, but just at the edge - not yet over it.
The cars in #1 add something though I'm in a conflict if I like it or not so much.
Cheers
~Chris
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