This pretty strange photo is taken in Bolivias salar de uyuni. I didn't do any digital editing on the background, how is that possible?
Well, this bolivian family is taking a break for lunch in the middle of the largest salt desert on earth. Covering an area of 4,680 square miles (12,121 sq km), the Salar is set at an elevation of 11,970ft (3,650m) and filled with an estimated 10 billion tons of salt. At some places people armed with picks and shovels harvest the salt from the lake and in the middle of the lake there is a cactus island and close to that a small hotel entirely made of salt.
The only digital enhancement I did was to lighten up the people inside the car and improve the overall lightning/brightness.
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mauricio_matos (417) 2005-07-10 14:35
it looks great. It's just like if the jeep was in front of a studio background
MiguelP (14470) 2005-07-10 14:49
Interesting colors from an interesting place. Maybe a wider shot would be advisable, but itīs ok like this. I like it. Take care.
Darren (6823) 2005-07-10 14:56
Very interesting photo and note. The light blues and white give this an almost unreal look, but it works very well. The van seems to be at a slight angle, I think because you weren't perfectly square to it when you shot it. However, I don't think it harms the shot in this case, as the whole thing just seems so different. Good exposure under difficult circumstances.
jbweasle (9393) 2005-07-10 15:08
I had the same impession as Mauricio - from the thumbnail I thought this was shot in a studio. It just goes to show how different this place is from our normal experiences. A very interesting picture and excellent TE material.
maofun (0) 2005-07-10 15:41
amazing picture but I can't tell why.
starbug (6924) 2005-07-10 16:13
A great capture with great colours, and the background looks simply amazing...i love it!
rosiegirl (1596) 2005-07-10 16:42
The colors are amazing! I love how you can't see the horizon- it all just blends together. I like how bright it is as well, probably from the reflection of sun on the white. Good Job!
ballyna (1689) 2005-07-10 17:00
wonderful colors,intersting place.maybe u should possibly rotate the pic 1-2 degrees clockwise direction for the horizon.
PixelTerror (0) 2005-07-11 0:22
Well this kind of situation can be strange for us, but as you have seen there the salar are is a bit beside the normal world ;-)
I like here the fact you were able to shoot this one and bring it to our attention, here the close framing works well imo.
Have a nice day,
michalu (810) 2005-08-13 8:04
Hi Jakob! it seems like an break in nowhere land.Very good colors and very good idea of this photo
- Copyright: Jakob Rutqvist (rutti) (249)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-02-28
- Categories: Food
- Camera: Nikon Coolpix 3200
- Exposure: f/5.6, 30 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Salar de Uyuni [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-07-10 14:23