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Tunupa by AndyMumford
Tunupa
From the first time I saw images of Salar de Uyuni, the massive salt lake high in the Bolivian Altiplano, it's been a dream to visit the place.  We finally spent a couple of days there when we travelled through southern Bolivia and it didn't disappoint.  The massive scale is breathtaking, this endless blinding white that disappears to the horizon in every direction has to be one of the most incredible places on the planet.

At the end of our first day there, we crossed the salar heading to our hotel (made of blocks of salt) at the base of the massive Volcano Tunupa.  The surface of the salar is fragmented into a network of polygonal shapes, formed by the evaporation of salt water through cracks on its surface, which catch the light as the sun gets lower and lower in the sky.

We sat here for an hour or so as the sun set, not another living soul to be seen anywhere, and as the sun sank towards the horizon I took a series of images.  The is one of the last, when the light was practically horizontal, kissing the tops of the fragmented salt shapes and the very top of the volcano
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Altiplano Light by AndyMumford
Altiplano Light
Late light in the high Altiplano, northern Chile.
I've been busy with weddings and commercial work and life in general since getting back from South America, and haven't had a lot of time to go through the photos I took there.  
This was taken on our 3rd night on the Altiplano.  We'd rented a jeep and headed south east from the plains around San Pedro de Atacama towards the southern lakes and high volcano peaks.  San Pedro is at the relatively moderate height of 2500 meters, but as soon as you head anywhere north, south or east, you start to ascend very quickly to the Altiplano.  We'd spent the day exploring at around 4000 meters under a solid blanket of cloud, but all the time I could see that back towards the west above the lower plain, the sky was relatively clear and as the afternoon wore on it became clear that as the sun started to drop towards the horizon it would pass through the clear part of sky and illuminate the side of the mountains and underneath the clouds.
We came back west along a bumpy dirt track crossing the pass and descending to the plain just as the sun broke through and painted the whole valley with the warmest, most golden light I have ever seen.  Everywhere we looked was just lit up with this amazing golden light.
The peak here (I think it's Volcan Chumisa) is bordering on 6000 meters....pretty high!
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Dyrafjordur by AndyMumford
Dyrafjordur
One from the archives.  Dýrafjörður in Iceland's Westfjords at sunset.

For more images of Iceland, see  the gallery on my website or my blog.
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Through the Net by AndyMumford
Through the Net
A shot taken in the boat of a basket fishermen on Inle Lake.  The boat really wasn't that stable, and asking permission to climb in, and then transferring from our tiny boat to his even tinier boat in the middle of the lake was fun.

For more images of Burma, see  the gallery on my website or my blog.
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Myvatn by AndyMumford
Myvatn
One from the archives.  This is a grab shot (we were just driving past on our way home) of Lake Myvatn in the north of Iceland, at sunset.
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AndyMumford
Landscape and travel photography
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Portugal
Current Residence: Lisbon, Portugal
Favourite photographer: Joe Cornish, Charlie Waite, Galen Rowell, Art Wolfe, Steve McCurry and David Noton
Favourite style of art: Landscape and travel photography
Operating System: Mac OSX | iMac i7 quad | Macbook Pro
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Whenever I write a journal on DA now it seems to be apologizing for not participating in the community, writing journals or submitting work.

Apologies.

It's just no longer possible for me to keep up with various social sites with the workload I have at the moment.

In the meantime it appears I got a DD for a shot from Tuscany I submitted a few years ago.  Thanks so much for that, it's always an honour.  And thanks for all the people who've faved or commented on my work, or added me to their watch last (only to discover that I haven't added any new work).
Also, apologies to all the people I watch who have been submitting work and I haven't commented on it.  I'll try to remedy that this month.

Anyway, I've just got back from 2 and a half weeks in Iceland.....what an AMAZING country. The weather was, for the large part, crap (2 or 3 degrees above freezing with high winds, rain, hail, and occasionally snow....and it's their summer!), but even so, the place is just astonishing in it's diversity and just plain jaw dropping epic-ness!!!

I'll be posting images over the coming weeks.

The best place to keep up with my work is my blog www.andymumford.co.uk/blog/

But I also submit at Google+ plus.google.com/11049676601815…
and 500px 500px.com/andymumford
  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: TMS
  • Reading: Guy Tal - Creative Digital Processing
  • Watching: BBC iPlayer
  • Eating: rasberries
  • Drinking: h2o

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:icondurgatruex:
DurgaTruex Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Freaking incredible travel photography, Andy!
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SkyfireDragon Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014   Artisan Crafter
Happy Birthday, Andy! Have your cake and eat it too
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Phraggle Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014   General Artist
:party::icongigglecake::party:
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ZiaulKareem Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday!!!
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B-Skipper Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy birthday!!
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xbastex Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday
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my-shots Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
Happy Birthday Andy!!!!:peace: :handshake:
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smallsofthamish Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
Happy birthday - hope you're having a great day!

:iconcakeplz: :iconwineplz:
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Bizriart Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
happy birthday
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MYPeanutGallery Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
Cake FOR Bday by KmyGraphic
Have a wonderful day!
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