PotD: Cactus and Wall

Sony A7RII : f/5.6@250th : ISO 4000 : EV 0.0 : FE 55mm f/1.8 I found this wall just across the road from where I was staying in Barranco, at a point where two streets running almost parallel to each other finally came together. The green from the row of cactus and the tiny strip of grass stood out strongly against the warm wall; the red flowers from the few bougainvillea branches that had escaped from the private garden on the other side of the wall […]

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Santa Catalina

PotD: Streets of Santa Catalina

Sony A7RII : f/9@250th : ISO 400 : EV -1.0 : FE 35mm f/1.4 It’s hard to imagine what it must be like to live in a cloistered community but walking round the streets and buildings that make up the monastery of Santa Catalina give you some idea of the lives led there. Originally built in the 16th century for wealthy Spanish families to place a daughter for a life of service to the church, the community reached about 450 members until the […]

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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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