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    A view from high up on the Isla de Pescado in the centre of the Salar de Uyuni, looking northwards.

    Long shadows are a rather fine feature of late afternoon on the salar and I liked the way these small islands' shadows were racing across the salt surface. The whole process was rather rapid: those shadows were moving at a speed, when I took this shot, such that the frame three seconds later fails to capture the rightmost points!

    The foreground lines are tyre tracks, as can be seen in the larger version, though this is highly compressed and the rocks are a kilometre or two away. It's something in the order of 40Km. to the edge of the salt from here.

    Some thoughts on pre-visualising too much:
    Musings on: the futility of [over-]planning

    Aloskebab, Duncan Fawkes, and 32 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Ray Wise 30 months ago | reply

      another extreme landscape.. love the layers in this.

    2. nalo.soul 30 months ago | reply

      Fascinating structure !!

    3. Ray Bradshaw. 30 months ago | reply

      Original and striking composition here mike , love at first sight .

    4. Joe Rainbow 30 months ago | reply

      What a crazy landscape that is Mike. Something I would like to see for myself one day.

    5. guido ranieri da re: work wins, always off 30 months ago | reply

      grande Mike!

      (:-D)

      Ciao!
      Guido

      non sono gli anni, amore, sono i chilometri!
      it’s not the years, honey, it’s the mileage!
      (Indiana Jones)

      seen in my contacts page

    6. DavidO'Brien 30 months ago | reply

      Really intriguing...love the simplicity to the fg and the density to the hills....lighting above the mountains is superb and helps contrast with the fg shadows.

    7. John Barbs 30 months ago | reply

      Great capture!

    8. Mark Magin 30 months ago | reply

      Wow, fantastic shapes and tones.

    9. currenfrasch 30 months ago | reply

      Beautiful composition.

    10. oOo Bev oOo 30 months ago | reply

      o0o a great effect Mike .... I so like the silvery icy appearance and artistic
      feel to this ... its superb oOo

    11. plot19 30 months ago | reply

      super shot.

    12. ouldm01 30 months ago | reply

      Stunning landscape Mike...

    13. Ricardo Gomez A 30 months ago | reply

      Simply a fantastic landscape!!!!

    14. nna:2006 30 months ago | reply

      Wonderful !!!!!!!!!!!

    15. th.egilson 30 months ago | reply

      Outstanding shot.

    16. MNFISH 29 months ago | reply

      Difficult to choose a favorite but this one gets the edge. Great work again.

    17. huub zeeman 29 months ago | reply

      can keep pressing the F

    18. mikmas101 29 months ago | reply

      ...such an astounding set - each one with it's own particular character and colour set...

      - this one attracts me through the layered contours of the mountains

    19. JeremyRambles 29 months ago | reply

      Stunning composition by half!!!

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