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Yes, this place is not only perfect for colored photos, but also for B&W!

As the sun reaches low elevation, it creates nice shadows in the landscape. And when I see shadows, I think B&W.

 

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The moon is still up!

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Shot with a Nikon D3s and 28-300mm lens.

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High up in the Andes (~3000m), you can sometimes find strange rock formations. « Las Monjitas » are one of them. They look like the Bryce Canyon, but smaller.

Great colors, nice contrast. All the ingredients for good photos.

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See the mountain on the photo above? Altitude: 6160m. And behind it, Argentina!

Shot with Nikon D3s and 28-300mm lens.

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Early morning in the Ecuadorian Cloud forest, near Mindo. A short hike uphill to the lek of the Andean Cock-of-the-rock, one of the most famous birds of the Andes.

After waiting for a little while, we hear the loud calls of the males. Unmistakable! To see them is much harder. And to photography them is challenge, especially when there’s almost no light.

But what a unique bird!

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