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This is the northwest of Argentina, on the road between the cities of Salta and Cafayate.
The Andes run through all South America from south to north, but if in Patagonia they are marked by cold rainforests and lakes, here the mountains present a totally different scenario; with desert or semi-desert landscapes, very high plateaus, salt lakes, and a few fertile valleys.
Another point of interest is that here we almost over the Tropic of Capricorn line, but the arid scenery is not what possibly comes first to our minds when we think about tropical landscapes.
The weather in these regions is tough, with considerable temperature variation during the day, and can get very cold as you go higher in the mountains. Since there is very little rain, the erosion is mostly caused by the wind.
One final point is that some 50 kilometers away from this point, the city of Cafayate (which is in a very high valley), is the center of one of the wine producing regions in Argentina.
Again a triple feature, so two more views in the WS. :-)
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pajaran (51238) 2013-08-13 9:44
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst, sa datim podacima ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad sa lepim fotografijama u radionici.
Priroda pravi lepe skulpture, koja nam lice na ono sto trenutno vidimo i zamislimo.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje.
Very interesting and good text with the given data ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work with beautiful photographs of the workshop.
Nature makes beautiful sculptures that we face on what we currently see and imagine.
Have a great day, all the best.
SnapRJW (30909) 2013-08-13 11:01
Hello Carlos - Firstly, thank you for your good wishes. I'm happy to say that my eye is feeling so much better; I was fortunate. It sounds as if you had a really awful ordeal and you must have felt both angry and bereft at having to go through all that surgery and not know when (or if) you could pick up a camera again. Sight is so precious isn't it?
This arid landscape really appeals to me, the Tropic of Capricorn runs through Namibia too so I am familiar with a similar arid and harsh landscape. The weathering on these rocky outcrops is so beautiful and you have captured the inclined layers of sediment very clearly. A fine, well-managed shot. TFS and warm regards Rosemary
Periko (2609) 2013-08-13 12:10
Excelente luz y punto de vista para mostrar esta formación que, como dices, no parece tropical, a pesar de estar cerca de esa línea.
jemaflor (83691) 2013-08-13 12:28
Impressive cliffs well taken from a good pov, interesting with these two holes, perfect light and colors.
chrisvek (7001) 2013-08-13 13:39
So wonderful composition and splendid lightning usage.Very good POV and dframework.Excellent sharpness and details.
Have a nice day
subhendu_bagchi (25591) 2013-08-13 18:01
excellent view. The area is nicely coloured. The textures in stone created by air is superb. You composed the frame superbly using a nice light and superb depth. Excellent one. Tfs.
elenimavrandoni (14249) 2013-08-13 19:53
Carlos, yo te visito cada día para ver a tu bella Argentina, un país que tiene tanto que ofrecer de belleza natural, de cultura, de tradición, de música, de comida, de costumbres...de todo...
anamorada eternamente con Buenos Aires no veo la hora para regresar...
tu foto es preciosa y tu comentario muy informativo
un saludo grande
emka (77336) 2013-08-13 23:43
I had no idea there is such a landscape in Argentina. looks more like a photo from Utah or Arizona. Amazing rock formations and so masterfully presented.
Cafayate sounds so similar to Calafate, but the view is totally different :).
dkmurphys (48446) 2013-08-14 3:05
Well seen scene, I like those natural shapes that woke your imagination up. Well taken, have a fine day.
Cricri (105249) 2013-08-15 5:19
Trois belles présentations, j'aime ce paysage aride, aux rochers impressionnantes et magnifiques, très belle composition et note
Didi (56257) 2013-08-16 3:01
Great place with interesting parallel lines on the red rocks
Nice sculptures by the wind
eldancer1 (27169) 2013-08-16 7:50
This looks like any desert in the Southwest U.S. Nicely captured with good lighting and sharp details. I like the colors. Well done, tfs.
PiotrF (7444) 2013-08-16 12:45
Red rocks - nice view!
Wonderful picture with a high quality and sharpness.
Excellent composition, nice captured
These picture is pleasant and very well presentation.
- Copyright: Carlos Martinez (cjmm) (4479)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-06-03
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Sigma 70-200 f2.8 EX APO HSM
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-08-13 8:57