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La Paz, Bolivia | by szeke
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La Paz, Bolivia

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.

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Taken on August 16, 2007