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Taken 16-Mar-20

8 of 20 photos
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Keywords:., Altiplano, Bolivia, Bolivian Altiplano, Bolivian Salt Flats, Colchani, Colchani Salt Flats, 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, sky, sunrise, travel
Photo Info

Dimensions8688 x 5792
Original file size36 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken17-Mar-20 00:31
Date modified8-Apr-20 15:01
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 5DS R
Focal length21 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure6s at f/7.1
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modePattern
Last Call

Last Call

Our driver met us at 5 AM and as we loaded our bags into the Land Cruiser he informed me that there would be no photo session that morning. Or all day for that matter. You see, while we were out of contact in the Altiplano bush for the last couple of days the Coronavirus spread like wildfire. Countries and communities across South America were going on lockdown and we had to reach La Paz before 3 pm, when La Paz city would go on lockdown. Raymondo, our driver, said that after 3 no cars would be able to get in or out. He also showed us a picture on his iPhone of a military road block in Ururo, a medium sized town that we would have to try to make it through. So we headed out early with no hope of getting anything done that morning, other than hightailing it out of the Salar. But Reymondo had a nice surprise for me. As we left Uyuni and came into Colchani, Reymondo looked at his watch and said "20 minutes. You can photograph for 20 minutes and then we absolutely must go." So I grabbed my boots, tripod and cameras and went to work. Sometimes 20 minutes is all you need. This is the Last Call from the Salar. Gracias!
Colchani, Bolivia