Atacama Desert – Chile

Salar de Atacama, Chile

The Atacama Desert is the highest and driest desert in the world. The light is amazing, whether it be dawn, midday or dusk and offers wonderful photographic opportunities. This photograph was taken around midday when we photographers think it’s the worst time of day to photograph, with the sun directly above, offering no shadows and a bluish cast, but there is actually no bad time to make a photograph. Admittedly I had to wait quite a while for the the flamingoes to fly across this scene, but the wait was definitely worthwhile. The Atacama Desert offers so many wonderful photographic opportunities and it is definitely a place I would love to spend more time. Taken with a Nikon D100 and a 70-200mm f2.8 at 90mm. Photograph taken on 2nd October 2004


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