This one was taken on a visit to the Miscanti Lagoon in the Atacama desert. Near the path there is this little face creation made of grass and rocks. I'm not sure who created it or when, but it seems to be standing here for quite a while. The local guides know about it and just smile back at it
Hehe, I see why it could feel so, but it is pretty much as it was. No filters were used, not even a polarizer. It's just that at 3000m, with no pollution and not a trace of clouds (cause it doesn't rain there, literally), sky tends to be darker... astronomers love that place
- it looks quite sharp from the front to the back (but its hard to tell on low res). - the color contrast is very strong - the lake in the middle makes the image more dynamic and the white lines even more (what is it? salt?)
- the face is a bit hard to spot on the first look (well ok, it took me just 5 seconds )
- did you use a polarizer or artificial darkening of the sky? it looks so incredibly blue
I think this was done with the 10-22, which means no polarizer. I did absolutely nothing with the colors/darkening, the sky really was *that* blue It's 4000+ meters altitude, in a place where there are no cities within hundreds of kilometers around, just some small villages. Never saw the air so clean and the sky so clear... and you should see the night sky in those places! (I had an "Oh my god, it's full of stars" moment on the first night there )
btw. I *think* the white strip was sand, at least it felt that way, but this lagoon is connected to some salars so could be salt too...