La Paz, Bolivia

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    Another view of La Paz from the road that winds down the mountain from El Alto to downtown La Paz. An interesting tidbit about the architecture. I was told that you don't pay property taxes while your house is under construction. Guess what? People do not finish the construction, so you see lots of brichk building that are meant to have the walls stuccoed, and lots of buildings with the iron concrete reinforcement bars sticking out the top to support the new story that may never be built. Nicer large.

    ISO 800, 28mm, f5.6, 1/400sec. Used Photomatix first to get detail back. Two rounds of Imagenomic Noiseware reducation with different setting in the buildings and cloud and mountains. Then Nik Tonal Contrast, Pro Contrast and Graduated Filters. Dodge, burn and smart sharpen in Photoshop.

    Toni_V, atsjebosma, Ian@NZFlickr, and 60 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Svedek 54 months ago | reply

      Fantastic view and treatment, almost like an abstract in the lower part. Similar law is applied in Greece, I guess, where a lot of houses remain unfinished with "roofs" full of iron wires.
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    2. denisetaylor☼ 54 months ago | reply

      Wonderful image, thanks for the processing info. I've always wanted to go to Bolivia, ever since doing a report on the country in grade school, many years ago.

    3. Rick & Bart 54 months ago | reply

      Fantastic shot and excellent treatment ! Looks like an amazing place, beautiful !

    4. Laurent T (aka thery_lg) 54 months ago | reply

      Impressive amount of work for a wonderful result. I'm impressed ! Well done.

    5. tozofoto 54 months ago | reply

      Magical!!:-))
      Your photo deserves a Ruby

      Please add this photo to the The Ruby Awards group
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    6. Peintre d'une violette [deleted] 54 months ago | reply

      Excellent photo !

    7. ramonfrombcn 54 months ago | reply

      It sounds like a long and not easy processing work. Worthy Result !

    8. Fmkmkm 54 months ago | reply

      woooow....stunning... you have got to share your amazing processing with the world

    9. André Ramírez 54 months ago | reply

      You are invited to AGREE and post this GREAT SHOOT¡¡ to the SOLO PAISAJES Y ATARDECERES--ONLY LANDSCAPES AND SUNSET GROUP.

      de ensueño

    10. SOPHIE.CORBETT 54 months ago | reply

      Que espectaculooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    11. Tulay Emekli 54 months ago | reply

      My fav !!! Terrific panoroma as well as post processing!

    12. Peggy Collins 53 months ago | reply

      Just fantastic! Wow wow wow!

    13. ŞeymaT 52 months ago | reply

      Woww, amazing capture!!

    14. Brixhood 51 months ago | reply

      Excellent processing and very good capturing!

    15. Martín Diaz Meave 42 months ago | reply

      What an incredible view of MY city! congrats!

    16. bfurbush 39 months ago | reply

      Wow, that is badass. Great work.

    17. TLMELO 18 months ago | reply

      I took a little inspiration in your photos to process my pics from La Paz. Thanks for the idea and congratulations, you have great images.

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