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Taken 12-Mar-20

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Keywords:Altiplano, Bolivia, Coquesa, Coquesa Village, Lee Scott, Lee Scott photographer, Lee Scott photography, Salar, Salar de Uyuni, South America, light source photography by lee scott, nature, nature photography, outdoor photography, outdoors, photography by Lee Scott, rights managed, road trip, travel
Photo Info

Dimensions8688 x 5792
Original file size51 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken12-Mar-20 13:15
Date modified8-Apr-20 14:55
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 5DS R
Focal length16 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/3 at f/16
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modePattern
Tire Tracks and Pink Sky

Tire Tracks and Pink Sky

As the Salar dries, four wheel drive vehicles begin to make their way across the crystalline floor. Edge villages like Tahua, Coquesa and Jirira serve as entrance ramps for the salt route to Uyuni. But all it takes is one good storm, a few hours of hard rainfall to flood the flats once more. So towards the end of the rainy season the flats flood and dry and flood again, leaving tire tracks and puzzling patterns to form at the Salar's edge. This photograph was taken in the evening, but on the same morning this area was completely underwater. So even if you stay in the same place, it's likely that-- in the rainy season-- it will be different each time you go.
Coquesa, Bolivia