Category - Solo South America

Collection of posts by Tim Maher on his epic Solo South America project.

Cactus Island

PotD: 38 – Cactus Island

Cactus Island, or Isla Incahuasi, is a rocky outcrop in the middle of the Salar de Uyuni covered in giant cacti. It’s a popular early morning spot for all those doing the tour and gives a great high vantage point of the surrounding salt...

Rock tree

PotD: 37 – Rock Tree

The Rock Tree, or ‘Arbol de Piedra’,  is just another of those marvels of nature that the Bolivian altiplano throws up frequently to remind you that you are witnessing a truly unique part of the world. It still amazes me as I look...

Elemental Landscape

PotD: 36 – Elemental Landscape

When you get high up on the Bolivian altiplano, the weather tends to happen right there in front of you, rather than up above. Throw in a bleak landscape and you end up with a rather imposing elemental force. The rains had been running late...

self-portrait

PotD: 35 – A rare self-portrait

It’s not often that I appear on the other side of the lens so I thought I’d say hello with this self-portrait shot on our first overnight stay in the Bolivian altiplano. The dormitory accommodation was very basic during the tour but...

Palette Earth

PotD: 34 – Palette Earth

I hope this landscape gives some idea of the different tones and hues that surround you in the Bolivian altiplano, or ‘Palette Earth’ as I like to call it. With so much open space and so little vegetation growing in these vast arid...

Landscape Art

PotD: 33 – Landscape Art in a Landscape

I think I took this ‘Landscape Art within a Landscape’ the morning of our second day. Driving out of the small community where we had spent the night, the last building had this mural that jumped out at you from the surroundings. It...

Tupiza street

Tupiza as a starting point

Tupiza may not be the most happening town nor the most obvious starting place for a tour to the Salar de Uyuni (that would be the actual town of Uyuni) but I had met enough people on my travels who suggested that Tupiza was the place to go to...

Basics

PotD: 32 – Down to Basics, Light and...

Here’s another one of those images that I find it hard to explain why they give me so much satisfaction. I think it’s something to do with getting down to the basics of light and colour. It’s part of the same session as the...

Tupiza market 2

PotD: 31 – Tupiza market 2

Here’s another one from the collection of images I shot early one morning at the local market in Tupiza, Bolivia. I wrote quite a bit about the technical side of the session in an earlier PotD post here. Again, I think it’d be...

Tupiza market

PotD: 30 – Tupiza market 1

Markets the world over get going at first light and I prefer to get to them as the stall holders are setting up for the day, before the crowds arrive and disturb the peace. With the combination of the sun being barely up as well as the narrow...