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In the Shadow of the Andes: A Personal Journey



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In Thin Air
Photograph by Pablo Corral Vega

Bolivia’s largest city—and the world’s highest capital, at 11,735 feet [3,577 meters]—La Paz follows a sheltering river valley to the foot of snowy Mount Illimani. Beyond the valley’s rim, bitter winds scour the altiplano.



Camera: Canon EOS-1N
Film Type: Kodachrome 200
Lens: 70-200mm f/2.8
Speed and F-Stop: 1/8 @ f/2.8
Weather Conditions: Normal
Time of Day: Late afternoon
Lighting Techniques: None

Special Equipment or Comments:
I found the right spot first, and then I went several times and hoped for the right light.


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