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Thunderhead Over the Altiplano: PPG success!
Lens: 18-55mm AL Camera: K-x Photo Location: Copacabana, Bolivia ISO: 100 
Posted By: er1kksen, 07-24-2010, 11:12 AM

I was very excited to log in to ppg today and see that my photo had been accepted. That makes two so far (the other was over a year ago!).

Anyways, it was taken from the summit of Mount Calvario, a big rocky hill above the town of Copacabana in Peru. There's a trail leading up the hill that takes you past the 7(?) stations of the cross, and then to the summit where there's a row of huge stone crosses and some vendors. It was a truly beautiful day when we climbed it, with fantastic views out across Lake Titicaca and the distant bolivian andes. A ways off to the side of the lake was this towering thunderhead, floating somewhere above the broad plains of the altiplano. Naturally, I had to take a picture, and this is the result:



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And here it is on PPG!

I suppose maybe I'll submit more of my South America photos to PPG. It's always exciting to get one in!
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WOW, Daniel, this is a fabulous photo of a very dramatic vista. Congratulations on having it accepted into the PPG. Well deserved.
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Congrats! It is a stunning shot!!
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Thanks. btw, my name is Erik. Danielsen is the last name.

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Fantastic formations, great job and congrats
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the clouds in the sky bring out the landscape beautifully. great work.
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Congratulatons! Excellent capture of a beautiful place.
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Congratulations! Absolutely great shot of a well formed thunder formation!

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