To Serranía de Murillo

This collection of 11 images are the result of two walks high up in the Bolivian Andes.
I arrived on a Wednesday to one of the highest airports in the world at 4061.5 meters over sea level. The air is very thin at that altitude.Three days later on Sunday, two friends invited me to walk to view the great mountain range Serranías de Murillo, you can see it on the third image.We left at 4:00AM and drove to the furthest accesible road, several kilometres below the first image. We climbed in a slow ascent up to 5100 meters over sea level. Remembering what I was told when exercising to push over the pain, I tried that… bad advice at that altitude because of the lack of oxygen: I felt my heart stop for a couple of beats and my lungs seemed to freeze… not a pleasant experience. 
A few weeks later we walked the section at the foot of the mountain range: the marshlands or bofedales.I have very many more images of both of these journeys, I selected this few to share with you.

The sun rising behind the viewer
On the way back
Bofedales or marshlands
A section of Serranía de Murillo and valley
Serkhe Khollu: we walked past the laguna to the right to the edge at the side of the furthest snow mountain
\A stream on the valley below
On the valley…
Almost at the top, the view to the left
Two sacred mountains: Mururata and Illimani
Mururate behind the hills
Illimani as the sun rises …

Returning to La Paz: four aspects

I present 45 photographs on La Paz that I have taken in the 70’s. All film, analogue work, scanned recently for the on-line exhibition with the same name. This selection was done by Albumen Gallery‘s director Stephan Schmid.

These are the subjects covered:

Albumen Gallery, Fine Art Photography, has the pleasure to announce the publication of the exhibition images of Returning to La Paz in book form.
Please follow this link to view the description and to order your copy:
https://albumen-gallery.com/index.php/books/returning-la-paz/

Isla Incahuasi – Salar de Uyuni

Once an ancient lake the ‘Salar de Uyuni’  was formed as a result of transformations between several prehistoric lakes. It is covered by a few meters of salt crust, which has an extraordinary flatness with the average elevation variations within one meter over the entire area of the Salar. The crust serves as a source of salt and covers a pool of brine, which is exceptionally rich in lithium. It contains 50% to 70% of the world’s known lithium reserves,which is in the process of being extracted. The large area, clear skies, and exceptional flatness of the surface make the Salar an ideal object for calibrating the altimeters of Earth observation satellites. (Wikipedia)
Incahuasi has a total area of 24.62 hectares (61 acres) and hosts gigantic cacti (Trichocereus pasacana). There are unusual and fragile coral-like structures and deposits that often consist of fossils and algae. The place is the top of the remains of an ancient volcano, which was submerged when the area was part of a giant prehistoric lake, roughly 40,000 years ago.

Uyuni: volcanoes and deserts

Serkhe Khollu: Four views of an Andean Mountain

Andean Light, three lakes and a marshland

I have just posted a new slide show with 4 images: the Cordillera Tres Cruces. Please follow this link to view the other. (https://molinabarrios.com)

Laguna in Quimsa Cruz

Lullingstone

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lullingstone

Andean landscapes – 32 images

I have posted a new slide show, a summary of some of my landscape photos taken in October 2015.

Some of these images will be selected for Pachamama – Honouring Mother Earth, an event taking place on the 26th of February at RichMix, Shoreditch, organised by Celebrate Life.

Please follow this link to view the other images http://molinabarrios.com/photos/andean-landscapes-32-images/

Here three images of that collection:

RioAbajo-4

BofedalesTexturas-0

a-LaPaz

Where the air is thin

I have posted a new collection of 10 photographs on high altitude dwellings.

Please follow this link to view the other 10 in slide show format: http://molinabarrios.com/photos/where-the-air-is-thin/

Here is a sample of 3 images

Dwelling-4

Dwelling-2

Dwelling-7

Kimsa Cruz

A new collection of 13 photos: Kimsa Cruz, the cordillera south to the Illimani.

I  have 13 images depicting this area and its unusually coloured lakes.

Please follow this link to view the slide show: http://molinabarrios.com/photos/kimsa-cruz-some-of-its-lakes/

Here 3 images from it:

KimsaCruz-6

KimsaCruz-10

KimsaCruz-13

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