Photographer's Note

After spending the night in a bus in the town of Desaguadero (Bolivia-Peru frontier) at -5°C due to some landworkers on strike, our bus was able to resume trip to La Paz. While on the road, perhaps still some 40km away from La Paz, the bus stopped in a gas station. We, the travellers, were able to get out of it, use the restrooms and shoot some pictures. At that moment I didn't know the name of this mountain, but was the most spectacular sight of all the surroundings.
This is the Illimani. It's highest peak is 6402m above sea level (in accordance to a Bolivian-made map of Bolivia). The time was 0911 hours. The mountain could be between 68 and 80km away —in accordance to the same map.
In the foreground: a local cemetery and ichu, the grass growing at this high andean altitudes.

I cloned out a wire, increased overall saturation 5%, decreased cyan and blue saturation 4%, Gaussian blur to the sky, unsharp masking to the rest; levels and curves a little. 2.85° CCW rotation

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