Salar de Uyuni

PotD: Cactus Island

Sony A7RII : f/9@250th : ISO 250 : EV -0.3 : FE 55mm f/1.8 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 flats. A truly breathtaking finale to a wonderful four days. Having been in the middle of nowhere for so long, seeing this radio […]

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PotD: Rock Tree

Sony A7RII : f/13@640th : ISO 320 : EV -1.0 : FE 55mm f/1.8 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 back and remember how much the landscape would change as we drove through the area round the Salar de Uyuni. These particular rock formations […]

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PotD: Elemental Landscape

Sony A7RII : f/13@640th : ISO 250 : EV -0.7 : FE 55mm f/1.8 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 because of ‘El Niño’ but as the trip went on we started to see the rain clouds building up somewhere off in […]

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PotD: Palette Earth

Sony A7RII : f/16@640th : ISO 320 : EV 0.0 : FE 55mm f/1.8 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 lands, you become very aware of the changes in the terrain, being able to see long distances to the horizon in every direction. It’s a mineral […]

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PotD: Landscape Art in a Landscape

Sony A7RII : f/13@320th : ISO 100 : EV -1.0 : FE 55mm f/1.8 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 was a beautifully clear morning high up on the altiplano and the colours just popped. Our driver, Hugo, as always, was good enough to […]

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