Expedition in the desert of Catamarca
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This desert is located south of the Atacama desert,
that is to say at the crossroads of Bolivia, Chile and Argentina.
This region is called "la Puna" which means "where there is no air"
in the language of the Inca Empire.

Post processing : this is a RAW that I opened in Photoshop. I was very careful with the colors, I even lowered the saturation !!!
This world is mineral and shows very pronounced colors.

Cerro Blanco Volcano altitude 16,000 Ft
Cerro Blanco is a caldera in the Andes of the Catamarca Province in Argentina. Part of the Central Volcanic Zone of the Andes, it is a volcano collapse structure located at an altitude of 4,670 metres in a depression. The caldera is associated with a less well defined caldera to the south and several lava domes. The caldera has been active for the last eight million years and eruptions have created several ignimbrites. A recent eruption occurred 73,000 years ago and formed the Campo de la Piedra Pómez ignimbrite layer. About 2,300 ± 160 BCE, the largest volcanic eruption of the Central Andes with a VEI 7 occurred at Cerro Blanco, forming the most recent caldera as well as thick ignimbrite layers. Over 170 cubic kilometres of tephra were erupted then. The volcano is dormant since then with some deformation and geothermal activity. A major future eruption would put local communities to the south at risk
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Lens and Filters: 18-200 (50)
Film and/or ISO: 100
Aperture: 5,6
Shutter speed: 1/400
Location: White desert, Northwest Argentina
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Location: PA US
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Sat 24-April-2021 12:43

Wow! Those hills are amazing! The vehicles really show how big this is. Great capture and congrats on a well deserved Editor's Choice!

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Sat 24-April-2021 02:47

Very inspirational panorama Richard. Congratulations for ECs, well deserved