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    Posted: 22 May 2019 at 07:59
Iíve previously posted some images from a trip to South America last year. (Insert excuses here for taking so long to present themÖ) As far as the trip was concerned, those shots came from the preamble. The centrepiece of the holiday was The Big Road Trip - Ruta 40. This road runs 5,000 km from the north of Argentina to the south. And indeed, that was the direction we took Ė starting in the high plains up north & ending in Patagonia.

The northernmost photos that have made the cut are from the 14 Colour Hill - Cerro de los 14 colores. (Though I couldnít quite count 14 coloursÖ) It hasnít been known for all that long & isnít well known even now. (The much less impressive Hill of Seven Colors draws many more tourists.) But if you happen to be in the area...

#1 Approach



#2 Ridge on right



#3 Central Section


And a monochrome version of the aboveÖ

#4 Central Section (Mono)


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Originally posted by Atom Ant Atom Ant wrote:

... It hasnít been known for all that long & isnít well known even now. (The much less impressive Hill of Seven Colors draws many more tourists.) But if you happen to be in the area...

This might be partly due to the remoteness of that lookout. I remember when we approached it we almost got stuck when crossing other vehicles with our 2-wheel drive. People helped us pushing out of the ditch. Now I would only recommend going there with a 4-wheel driven car...

Great photos that you have taken from that unique place. TFS!
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Forgot to tell you that I like #2 the best for the attractive wavy shapes and the impression of depth!
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Man I like 4 the best it's a great shot. Tfs
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Post Options Post Options   Quote clk230 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 May 2019 at 10:52
It's #3 for me! (I wonder how it might look cropped to exclude the sky?)
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Hi Tony! This set is really fascinating - all four images are outstanding!

But I nevertheless have a clear favorite: #3. It's a stunning image for me because I can see this three-dimensional roughness of the mountain range; it's reduced to this roughness - there is nothing distracting in it; and the color version IMO enhances this impression. Fabulous!

Couldn't count 14 colors either - I wonder whether you have images of the Rainbow Mountains in Peru as well. And I hope you let us see more - particularly images of Patagonia!

Thank you for these images, great photography!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 May 2019 at 19:34
Another vote for #3, but I like the lines, curves and colors in #2 as well.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 May 2019 at 20:21
Originally posted by C_N_RED_AGAIN C_N_RED_AGAIN wrote:

Man I like 4 the best it's a great shot. Tfs
Me too
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Yes #3 caught my eye too. Great abundance of all sorts of lines on a nice colour.

Interesting place.
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Remarkable geology.
#3 almost looks like it has the magenta cast of a faded Agfachrome slide of decades past. The B&W version #4 shows off the strata and texture to great effect.
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Nice spot and well captured. If only it had rained with wet hills and overcast sky...
I really like #4. Lose the sky and it could be a good abstract.
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Thanks you all for taking the time to comment.

Originally posted by luke luke wrote:

Originally posted by Atom Ant Atom Ant wrote:

... It hasnít been known for all that long & isnít well known even now. (The much less impressive Hill of Seven Colors draws many more tourists.) But if you happen to be in the area...

This might be partly due to the remoteness of that lookout. I remember when we approached it we almost got stuck when crossing other vehicles with our 2-wheel drive. People helped us pushing out of the ditch. Now I would only recommend going there with a 4-wheel driven car...

When we went the road was hard & dry so no traction problems but the corrugations were very memorable. My partner literally lost a filling from her teeth!

Originally posted by waldo_posth waldo_posth wrote:

Couldn't count 14 colors either - I wonder whether you have images of the Rainbow Mountains in Peru as well. And I hope you let us see more - particularly images of Patagonia!

First, thanks very much for your generous comments.
I'd not previously heard of the Rainbow Mountains but I've now added it to the list! And you can count on some shots from Patagonia. Watch this space.


Originally posted by Jozioau Jozioau wrote:

#3 almost looks like it has the magenta cast of a faded Agfachrome slide of decades past.

You sound like someone with a cupboard full of old slides...

clk230 & skm.sa100 - When I read your suggestion for a crop my thought was "D'oh I bet they're right." A crop of the colour shot follows. I've also included a 16:9 crop of the mono version which I rather like. Need to think about my workflow - I could have sworn I had looked into crops but apparently not.

C_N_RED_AGAIN, Fred_S, Addy, maewpa - Like you I also prefer #3 & #4 but I'm not sure which personally.

Cheers

Tony

#3A


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