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& Wildfile at 3600-4300m (12000-14000ft) altitude
Posted By: reytor, 12-01-2009, 04:55 AM

I finally convinced my wife to join me to a Andes mountain trip last Saturday.
Our trip took us to Santa Rosa & Negro Francisco Lagoons and the high lands in between. I took almost all my gear with me and my wife her Canon IXUS870/SD880.
Here's a short story:

I did not intend to take any panoramas but then back at home, I realized that I had enough photos to make a try.
(These still need more PP to get more even colors and straight horizon.)
This first one is from Santa Rosa lagoon on the south corner of Marigunga salt lake (~3600m above sea level).
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And this second one from Negro Francisco lagoon about 60km south from the first one(~4100m above sea level).
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I could not get close enough (F80-200 at 200mm + cropped) so this is not a great shot. These guys didn't allow us closer....
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But they left something behind:
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I darkened heavily the water to bring up the feather. I'd like to know if I went too far, not far enough or maybe should change the background color?

This time the wind and landscape was to my favor so I could get closer to this fellow.
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12-01-2009, 05:01 AM   #2
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Story continues...

But at the end he also decided to hit the road.
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Now couple of landscapes from the Marigunga salt lake and mountains.
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How can I erase the power line towers from pics like this?
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And my wife wants to know what you think about the picture she took. This is non-PP straight from the box (IXUS870).
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12-01-2009, 05:09 AM   #3
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I was going to ask if you're Finnish, but then I saw your signature. Hi there! Those are great photos and makes me even more sad about the current climate here at 65 North in Finland, where we have about 4 hours of daylight at the moment.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pasipasi Quote
I was going to ask if you're Finnish, but then I saw your signature. Hi there! Those are great photos and makes me even more sad about the current climate here at 65 North in Finland, where we have about 4 hours of daylight at the moment.
Hi Pasi;

Sometimes I miss the short days of Finland as here the sun is a (in words of great Johnny Cash) burning ring of fire (me burning like a roasted lobster).

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Great photos, reytor.
I have never seen anything like this landscape before, and I like how you have captured it.

Your wife's photo is good too, composition is quite nice and the background is great. I only wish it was just a little wider

cheers
12-01-2009, 08:25 AM   #6
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Beautiful shots, all of them. Yes, your wife's also, even if it was taken with one of *those* cameras

You could clone out the power line towers by zooming in and carefully cloning over them, but I like the sense of scale they provide, personally. I also like the scale of the flamingo ? flock in your #3 shot, zooming in too much more and you lose the curves of the channel they're standing in...

Thanks for sharing a part of the world most of us will never see in person!

Jim
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Wonderful series, thanks for sharing. It is great to see country I'll never see in person.

I hate to say it but... My favourite is your wife's shot...
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I like best, the flamingos taken from atop. Very interesting perspective.
Good series

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