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El Cerro de los Siete Colores (The Seven Coloured Hill) in Purmamarca - probably the highlight of the Quebrada de Humahuaca - a UNESCO World Heritage area in north-west Argentina.

The light on the main hills behind the town is best in the morning, so it is one of those places where it is worthwhile staying overnight and setting the alarm for just before dawn to find a good location for early morning shots. This shot was taken just after the sunlight came fully in to the valley.

Please ignore shutter and f-stop settings - I was more than a little annoyed at myself over this one. I have only recently moved from slide film to digital and I keep forgetting to reset the ISO after low-natural-light work. I feel even dumber that I was shooting manual at f/11, 1/2000 and my brain still didn't register that there was something very wrong: I blame it on the 5:30 a.m. alarm. My photos from the morning look great at half-postcard size, but it is a real shame I cannot enlarge them to a decent size.

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