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Salt & Water in Peru

Salt & Water in Peru
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Copyright: Vandana Bajikar (vandana2923) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2465 W: 125 N: 5702] (22207)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-21
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D-70s, Sigma 17-70 f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro, UV
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Peru - Start to South America
Date Submitted: 2006-12-03 17:49
Viewed: 3890
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
In the outskirts of Maras-Pichingoto Farming Community and ancestral residence of the descendents of the Incas from Hurin Cuzco - Salt mines are found (locally called "Salineras"), used from pre-Hispanic times to the present.

The salt water comes from the mountain, which is full of minerals. The water is collected in small beds, and allowed to evaporate, Surprisingly the salt gathered like this do not need any further processing.

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To MarcLabbe: Hi Marcvandana2923 1 01-06 11:04
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Wonderfull and what I like so much Vandana the diffrent photo's you are showing in here!!This 'diagonal ' line is super! Even works as a leadin! Nice shot and sharp!! TFS

John T

wow..isn't that neat, never heard of such a thing! neat photo though...salt..wow..never would of thought..TFS
Donna :o)

great compo and amazing capture my dear Vandana... i like it so much... the result of the capture is just excellent... congratulations... TFS...

Hi Vandana,
Very interesting shot.İmpressive soft colours.Well done.TFS.


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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2006-12-04 6:39]

Hi Vandana,
This is a very nice composition with the use of the diagonal and the high contrasts. I would have just preferd to have more focus on the salt. But still a very nice photo.

Hello Vandana.
Looks very 'Salty'. Nice diagonal composition.

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  • cse Gold Star Critiquer [C: 276 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-12-04 8:04]

Hello Vandana,
it seems as a fight. White vs Red. And white who is cannibal, is eating the red..

Thanks for this interesting image,
Cihan Selcuk Eksi

Not an every day view. So this is where the salt is building up, the water must have chemical stufflooking to the brown color. Artistic shot Take care

Very interesting picture. My best regards. ihsan

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  • Josine Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 922 W: 21 N: 652] (4069)
  • [2006-12-04 15:08]

Great contrasts Vandy .. welldone girl :-)
You made a point for the TL girls in here :-) Hug and bye bye

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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6102 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2006-12-06 10:20]

Hello Vandana,

Interesting visual, I imagine that in wide climbs, all this salt in the formation. He ignored this effect of the nature. Beautiful explanatory text.
Congratulations for his work


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  • SaraT Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 165 W: 0 N: 217] (1155)
  • [2006-12-11 15:10]

cool photo
very neat and wonderful details
amazing photo

Funny how it look like a curious snow... But i would not drop hot mapple tuffy on it... On real snow it something delicious... But on salt... I'm not sure :)
The texture of underwater is something great too!
Only some adapted bacterias can live in a water like that :)
I enjoy the detail!

Very interesting to see it. This is a process known since the beginning of history (History begins at Sumer) and even before.

If you want more interesting facts, about history...
start here:
or here:



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