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4 months in South America, including the Bolivian Altiplano

Postby bpoolrock » Tue Apr 08, 2008 1:07 pm

Hi all, just noticed this post title and it took me back 3 years ago when I was there.

Back then all I had was a little old Canon A70 P&S, but you couldn't fail to get great shots.

What I would give to go back there with a DSLR, maybe one day.

Check out some of my shots at

Enjoy! 8)

Re: 4 months in South America, including the Bolivian Altipl

Postby Markh » Tue Apr 08, 2008 1:43 pm

Those are some pretty nice pics there 8)


Postby eddcunningham » Wed May 14, 2008 7:56 pm

Gordon - just out of interest, what polarizer is that?
(i.e Hoya Pro 1D, B+W etc etc)

Postby alex168 » Wed May 14, 2008 8:47 pm

eddcunningham wrote:Gordon - just out of interest, what polarizer is that?
(i.e Hoya Pro 1D, B+W etc etc)

was just going to ask the same thing

Postby ormina » Sat May 17, 2008 6:14 pm

What wonderful photo's, all very unique and greatly interesting. It's nice to see something that "little bit different"

Cheers Ormina

Postby TelexStar » Fri Sep 26, 2008 5:07 pm

I need to thank you Gordon for the Uyuni recommendation. We´ve just finished a 3 day safari and all of us absolutely loved it. It´s deffinitely been a highlight of our whole trip so far.

Here are some of the photos I came back with:- ... 514503828/

We did it the other way round; from San Pedro - Chile to Uyuni in Bolivia. Climbing 2000 metres in an hour (from 2500 to 4500) wasn´t so fun but after a day we were all fine again.

A truely great place on earth!

Postby thomasrichards » Sat Sep 27, 2008 8:21 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: the donkey photo is hilarious :lol: :lol: :lol: .... beautiful country!
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Postby Gordon Laing » Mon Oct 13, 2008 9:31 pm

Excellent Telexstar - glad you got up there!

As for the earlier Qs about the polariser, sorry for the delay! It was just a bog standard Hoya CPL - not one of the premium or thin models.
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Postby martino » Thu Nov 13, 2008 9:07 pm

I have been in Peru & Bolivia last year. But not in Uyuni. These pictures make me want to go back. ASAP! :twisted: .

Thanks for sharing.
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Postby naniani » Thu Nov 13, 2008 9:36 pm

Wow Gordon, what simply stunning photos, each completely different and yet each one beautiful. I love the orangy and white colouring one, so unusual, (reminds me of apricot sauce ) lol. This is on my wish list.........when i win the lottery.......... thanks for sharing these with us, its great to see photographs from other parts of the world, and sometimes you never in your wildest dreams imagine, they could look like that. Absolutely brilliant, sue :)
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Postby Gordon Laing » Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:09 am

Hi Sue, it can be pricey to get to South America, but once you're there, it's pretty affordable - so that trip may be closer than you think!

For example, that entire Altiplano 4WD tour for 3 days plus all food, water, accommodation (admittedly rough!) etc came to 50 USD as I recall... in fact, maybe that was even for two of us...!
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Postby Shagrath » Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:47 am

Incredible photos, I need to go on a trip like that someday...
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Postby Robodent » Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:11 pm

Telexstar, there are some truly amazing pics in that set, they really take my breath away! were they all taken with your 18-200? or did you have other kit?
also did you use a polariser at all? i would see so in some of the photos there.
any way- absolutly amazing! nice work :D
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