17 October 2011

Coastal desert, Peru [2]

In many places between Trujillo and Chimbote, not even cacti grew. If not for the blue sky (which grew bluer as the misty cloud cleared), we could have imagined ourselves on a lifeless planet. I'd never realised geology alone could be so beautiful.

[I'll be crossing into Bolivia soon, and don't know whether I'll continue to have the wifi access that's allowed me to post so frequently. Moreover, since leaving Huaraz the opportunities to photograph have been limited and with some exceptions, like the magnificent bus journey over the altiplano from Arequipa to Puno, I've felt uninspired to photograph. Posting might be light for a while.]

[4 October 2011 [Ecuador], Panasonic Lumix GH1, 14–45 mm at 45 mm, ISO 400, 1/2000 at f8]

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Zhoen said...

Old seabed? Or just lake? Bare bones of the earth.

pohanginapete said...

Zhoen, I don't know the geological origins, but your description certainly fits. No flesh on this.