Salinas Grandes (flat salt)
On one side of the route, at the back, begin the salt flats( Salinas in Spanish), on this side there are men working making salt’ s statues, a restaurant (not yet working) and the Argentina ´s flag (along with the salt´s enterprise)
As you can see all is made of layers of salt, even the flag stand
As I said in a previous post it is forbidden to talk or take photos at the workers, now on the left it is written
“Forbidden to climb the salt mound”
Would I have found the “Kingdom of the forbidden”?
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danos (87931) 2013-04-05 8:45
a real Kindom of the forbitten is these Salinas Grandes.I cannot understand the meaning of the prohibition all around the place.
Never mind about them,this is a good documentary shot with everything to 'smell' salt.Good presentation.
HimalAnda (9904) 2013-04-05 10:18
A place that reminds me the Uyuni salar in Bolivia!
Nice picture, well done.
Waylim (25362) 2013-04-05 11:31
Very cool shot, what I like here is the feeling out being out in the nowhere with wide open space and feeling of solitude. Looks like a very challenging light with the white salt and strong light. You manage very well. It could use just a touch of contrast and maybe slight saturation to make it pop just a little bit more. I still prefer this over those who put too much saturation and contrast.
Love the cloud formation.
ourania (32833) 2013-04-05 11:42
the composition looks simple but the image is very impressive. Its colours are striking and while looking at their wonderful combination on the ground, the sky and the flag our eyes get used to the strong light and we discover the fascinating character and details of this place. Your light and colour management are very apt, the depth and sharpness you achieved in this blindingly luminous place are remarkable. The cloud is fantastic. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
Silvio1953 (124687) 2013-04-05 11:44
Ciao Maria, lovely composition with beautiful flag at wind, fantastic sky, excellent clarity, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
fabbs99 (16739) 2013-04-05 11:50
The clouds look splendid in the salt zone.Very nice perspective and good framing, nice colors and depth of field , excellent overall quality.TFS.
Didi (57494) 2013-04-05 17:37
Interdit de photographier les travailleurs ?
Pas de problèmes en France si on visite les salins du midi.
Je t'envoie un lien Google dans le Forum
ikeharel (58929) 2013-04-05 22:49
Buenas dias Maria,
A well composed photo, where white and grey colors prevailed, but you managed a fine view over the Salina.
Blue sky in good contrast, white clouds fill the picture space, and the sign on left scale the size of this place.
Buen fin de semana,
manrezaei (1837) 2013-04-06 0:55
Wonderful place you captured. The clarity, colors and sharpness well managed. Well done.
Have a nice week end.
bukitgolfb301 (36508) 2013-04-06 4:44
Hi Hola dear Maria, how are you?
Sorry for my long no action for this site.
Wow greatest image indeed. Nice vertical framework and so tasteful light blue and delight slight white color contrast world! Reflecting with your high sense and inspiration as usual!
Thanks a lot and have a good weekend!
Takero from Tokyo
adramad (38876) 2013-04-06 9:08
Una fantastica vista de estas grandes salinas, donde apreciamos esas montañas de sal, la bandera bien situada pone su ubicacion geografica, el cielo esta esplendido tanto en color, como con bonitas nubes.
Muy buena tanto la luminosidad como la nitidez.
Gran trabajo. Me encanta.
Disfruta del fin de semana.
Saludos muy cordiales.
Cricri (108087) 2013-04-06 11:02
Une région étrange, particulière, il faut mieux faire attention de ne pas se fâché avec une personne de là bas, attention au couteau :-))
Belle vue des salins sous le ciel bleu et blanc, superbe
lousat (78455) 2013-04-06 15:01
Hi Maria,fantastic shot from these salinas,only white and blue in a very original composition,it seems to be at the end of the world..ehehe..great composition,details and perfect exposure too,i like it!Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
claudeD (33642) 2013-04-07 8:44
everything seems to be forbidden on this place. Very good contribution to TE. Fine composition. Like the shot very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
annjackman (20135) 2013-04-07 23:40
This desolate landscape of salt has given you some good photo opportunities. I like tall flag giving a centre of interest. A carefully exposed picture with good sharpness. Very well done and TFS.
Kind Regards, Ann
jemaflor (86104) 2013-04-20 8:05
Un contraste intéressant sur ta photo pour ce lieu original, un blanc éblouissant qui tranche avec ce ciel bleu et ces quelques nuages.
mkamionka (30913) 2013-04-23 8:50
very interesting composition. The flag with its colors fits well to the scene as well. Basically it is all white and blue world. With the overcast sky it may be entirely white. It must be a strange feeling to be there.
I like it very much.
eldancer1 (29041) 2013-05-15 7:42
Awesome capture of this natural wonder and thank you for the wonderful information. I've seen the salt lake outside Salt Lake City but it's nothing like this. Good lighting and dof with nice details. Great pov. Well done, tfs.
mohammad_H (9532) 2013-05-15 8:07
Argentina's national flag, against blue sky, beautiful, attractive combination of your country (the cradle of football) A good resolutio
all the best
abmdsudi (44324) 2013-05-15 20:45
A shot we dont see everyday in almost blue and white but very alien in feel and appropriate for the setting. This looks such a lifeless place except for the flag pole and the stark colours really give us the impression of heat and beating down. Stunning colours and contrasts make up this image. Very well done, Congrats.
jmdias (56641) 2013-10-03 2:18
excelente lo uso de los colores nacionales, la bandera con la mezcla de blancos y azules contra el cielo y la tierra de mismos colores. me gusta el encuadre. bien hecho. GPC.
gus72 (3719) 2013-11-15 15:36
Hola Nikkitta !!
y al gran pueblo Argentino ..Salud !!!
blanco y azul........ perfecto para acompañar a la bandera.
Muy buena ..........
con respecto a tu foto en TE ( la de profile ).... por favor.....menos camello y mas vos
ya me duelen los ojos de mirar tanta pequeñez !!!
jcpix (13708) 2014-03-26 16:28
Hola Miss Argentina,
So, you're saying there's salt here...where?? :)
Perhaps you've reached a pinnacle of spiritual awareness that you were actually transported to a higher kingdom...I mean, this landscape does look a little other-worldly. jaja
In all of its simplicity, there's actually a lot of beauty and even ingenuity to build things from salt. Can't imagine how dry your skin would be though after a long days work...and quite literally, at the salt mines! Love the big, open, blue sky and cloud formations to compliment what appears to be vast space...a feeling of isolation. The shaded ridge along the horizon gives us a strong sense of distance too, would hate to get stuck out in the middle of nowhere. Bright, focused and detailed...you made the most out of a little. Enjoy the rest of the evening. Take care.
Friendliest wishes from up top,
- Copyright: Maria Ocampos (nikkitta) (14992)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-11-03
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon Coolpix P7000
- Exposure: f/6.3
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Salines [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-04-05 8:19