Photographer's Note

A view of Huayna Potosí, 6088m, an hour's drive from La Paz and often described as the easiest 6000er on Earth. If a final 250m 80° ice climb to a wind swept summit can be called easy, battling with altitude sickness, freezing temperatures, numb arms and numb brain, well, then I guess it is easy.

I have posted an alternative version as a workshop here. It took me a while to figure out why the reflected shape of the mountain didn't match its topside view. Then I realised that the big black area towards bottom right was not reflected sky but actually a shadowed area of the lake shore. I thought this made the photo look unbalanced, so I lightened it to reveal a hut down there and details of the lake shore. But then the lighting just didn't seem right, so I decided to stick with the original shot for the post. Please let me know which you prefer!

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Additional Photos by Phillip Homer (fijiphil) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 450 W: 84 N: 233] (1355)
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