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Face in the Sand by DanielZrno Face in the Sand by DanielZrno

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 :)

Miscanti Lagoon, Atacama Desert, Chile
August, 2008.

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:iconewilyn:
Ewilyn Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
predivno *.*
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:icondanielzrno:
DanielZrno Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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:iconmachebollja:
Machebollja Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow.. you were really around the world^^ :aww:
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:icondanielzrno:
DanielZrno Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I try... :)
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geschmack Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
Dude that is so awesome. I had to favourite this photograph. I could look at it for hours, I love the colours. And wondering about that face, I bet that really threw you off when you found it!
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:icondanielzrno:
DanielZrno Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha, yeah, it was quite funny :D
(a local guide showed it to us, we might've just missed it by ourselves)

Thanks ;)
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:icondreampixphotography:
Dreampixphotography Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
Nice one here well doen. Blue sky a bit to dark for me
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:icondanielzrno:
DanielZrno Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
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 ;)

Thanks! :)
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:iconsebastopolgoose:
sebastopolgoose Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
Also, it has an afro :dummy:
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:icondanielzrno:
DanielZrno Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Hahah, indeed it does :D
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:iconsebastopolgoose:
sebastopolgoose Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
I FOUND THE FACE :la:
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:iconmodernhippy:
ModernHippy Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I think its going to be overlooked as much here, as in nature... :P

Awesome pic!!!e
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:icondanielzrno:
DanielZrno Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, the guide showed it to us, otherwise we'd probably have missed it too =P

Thanks :)
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djohn9 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
A creative streak by someone certainly doesn't detract from the nice background. Looks good.
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:icondanielzrno:
DanielZrno Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I agree :) Thanks ;)
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:iconserel:
serel Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You beautiful photo has been featured in my journal: Desert Dreams.

And take a look at this [link] you might have seen it before :D. (Please let me know if you do not approve the link.)
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:icondanielzrno:
DanielZrno Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey hey, thanks a bunch!! :)
(sorry for being late, I've been on a little vacation ;))

Of course the link is ok, thank you!
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:iconmiarath:
Miarath Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009   General Artist
Wow! That's an awesome sight. :love:
Great job.
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:icondanielzrno:
DanielZrno Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Hehe, thanks :)
How have you been lately?
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:iconmiarath:
Miarath Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010   General Artist
I'm okay but busy. :)
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:icondanielzrno:
DanielZrno Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Busy?
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:iconmiarath:
Miarath Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010   General Artist
With work and doing things like paintings, manips and some more of that...
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:icondanielzrno:
DanielZrno Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Ahh, the fun kind of busy ;)
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:iconmiarath:
Miarath Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010   General Artist
I suppose. :)
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spoilerhead Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009
i like this shot.

- 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 :P)

- did you use a polarizer or artificial darkening of the sky? it looks so incredibly blue :love:
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:icondanielzrno:
DanielZrno Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Hola, thanks! :)

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 :D
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...
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spoilerhead Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009
amazing
/me has never been above 4000m :( (well except in planes)
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:icondanielzrno:
DanielZrno Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
You definitely need to go there ;)
(more photos coming up from 5000+ too btw, but that altitude is quite tricky... you run for 10 seconds and get all tired and dizzy :wacko:)
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spoilerhead Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009
oh, is that an invitation :D
you buy the flight, i buy the drinks :P

:wub: more
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:icondanielzrno:
DanielZrno Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, I plan to go there again one day for sure. If you're up for it.... :D
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spoilerhead Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009
btw, i bet the face was created by some people doing drugs :P
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:icondanielzrno:
DanielZrno Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
...and lol, yeah, probably :D
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