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The Place
This is the road up to El Dorado, the lagunas altiplánicas (high plateau lagoons) Miscanti and Meñiques, 110 km south of San Pedro. You can always check the location of my photos by clicking on the map link. This place is at more than 4200 meters above sea level.

Background
On our trip to Chile last December, my wife and I went to San Pedro de Atacama. I have been in this area a couple of times and I wanted to show her one of the highlights of my country.
I have to admit that she did not get used to the altitude, and we had to resort to the old trick of drinking coca tea at Socaire, just 40 km before this location, and just before ascending from 2200 meters to 4200 meters. Despite the headache, she enjoyed the trip.
I am following the idea of Kristaps to call this place el Dorado.

Technical
Basically as taken: just some increase in contrast, resize, framed.

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Jorge Muller (Bruno40) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 949 W: 106 N: 1451] (6662)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2008-12-14
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
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  • Map: view
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Travelogue: Chile 2008
  • Date Submitted: 2009-02-16 3:59
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