Stopping for Lunch at the Emerald Lake in the Andes (and a new photo-sharing thing)

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    We started the hike before the sun came up. It was really cold, so I was dressed in layers. People always give you very silly advice. Actually, whenever anyone tells me to "dress in layers", I always find it very condescending! Why is that? I don't know why that bothers me. I mean, OF COURSE dress in layers. Oh, you mean, if I get too hot, I can just take off a layer? Oh, brilliant! Why didn't I think of that? Well... This is a concept everyone is already familiar with, so whenever anyone tells you to "dress in layers", try not to let it annoy you as much as it does me.

    Anyway, after removing many layers, since I was burning hot after the first five minutes from carrying 50 lbs of camera equipment over the Andes, we stopped at this mountain lake to relax and have a quick lunch. It was a good chance to drop off the bag, put together my camera and tripod, then break it all down again, repack, and get back on the hike.

    (The video at )

    Also, we have a fun new features opening today on the site. It's a great and simple way for you to share photos on Facebook, Twitter, Email, or IM. You can probably see it when you mouseover a photo... I think it will be a good way for regular viewers to easily share the photos with their friends and family! Below is a short video showing how to use it (even though it's pretty dang simple!). Again, the more you share, the better it is for the site... so thanks again, very much!

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    1. LuCkYbLuEsTaR 39 months ago | reply

      this is nice the other seemed to fake for my liking, but this is very possibly real. nice composition too.

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      Makes My Bones Sing

    2. 38 months ago | reply

      We are working on a monthly travel and adventure sport competition, all winning entries will be published in an online magazine. Judge panel will selected from Flickr.

      There are 3 parts of the competition, 2 parts are currently under development:

      A Flick group called : - please submit your best photo here

      A website containing information on current judges and short-listed submissions

      The actual magazine name - to be announced

      If you would like to be a judge, please contact me

      This is completely free and run by volunteers

    3. shutrbugz007 38 months ago | reply

      Extraordinarily beautiful!

    4. klaus53 36 months ago | reply

      The smallest feline is a masterpiece!
      This exceptional image was seen at Da Vinci Memories

      Invited images only
      Post 1 - Award 3

    5. Evaline Merlin 36 months ago | reply

      beautiful capture

      master award

      You are a Master Light Painter!!
      Considered a Master among the best!

    6. OlyaA (busy) 36 months ago | reply

      wonderful image!

      Please share this wonderful image with group Show Room
      This invitation counts as an award as well

    7. Dyrk.Wyst 36 months ago | reply

      awesome landscape
      master award

      You are a Master Light Painter!!
      Considered a Master among the best!
      Seen in the group"The Master Light Painter 50 + Faves" ( ?² )

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