Salt Flats in the Atacama Desert by taffy

Salt Flats in the Atacama Desert

Another re-processed image from 2014. I had rejected this one as being a 'fail' because the person in the shot 'ruined' the landscape. With the benefit of experience, I now see that person as 'making' the scene.
Great day today -- per doctor's advice, I got outside for a 3/4 mile walk, using the walking stick but quite comfortably walking! Wore a mask, and appreciated how the few people we saw were careful to socially distance.
Awesome capture minus the man, but he gives a sense of scale to the shot, but more than that he brings a sense of humor to the image! Love it...street in the desert!
April 29th, 2020  
@ukandie1 And you are the one who taught me that people add to the scene!!
April 29th, 2020  
It's a wonderful capture - glad you saved it!
April 29th, 2020  
The man does add sense of scale. The sky there was so blue.
April 29th, 2020  
Just wow!
April 29th, 2020  
the person does give us the perspective of the scene. Walking is the best exercise.
April 29th, 2020  
Fab image.
April 29th, 2020  
This is a gorgeous scene. Yes - a great debate as to whether landscape images should include people. I’m all for it.
Great news regarding your walking.
April 29th, 2020  
Stunning landscape and that man is so out of place it’s a wonderful contrast! Good to know you are now out walking! Take care and stay safe!
April 29th, 2020  
Fabulous capture of this wonderful scene, so glad you saved it!
April 29th, 2020  
I wonder if this chap knew the meaning of self isolation back in 2014.

Glad you are able to get out for a while.
April 29th, 2020  
Oh, yes, that person gives it perspective! Love it.
April 29th, 2020  
Yes, the guy in a swimsuit walking the desert definitely makes the photo! Fav!
April 29th, 2020  
FAVtastic :)
April 29th, 2020  
It is nice to have a person in a landscape - particularly when they don't dominate, and give a sense of scale.
April 29th, 2020  
People add a great sense of scale
April 29th, 2020  
I really like this amazing shot fav
April 29th, 2020  
Stunningly beautiful - the vast emptiness yet one lone person brings the whole scene to life - -FAV
April 29th, 2020  
Yes I agree - the person makes it. Funny how your views change over time, isn't it?
April 29th, 2020  
Fabulous
April 29th, 2020  
I love the vast look of this and how you caught a person in it. Beautiful shot.
April 29th, 2020  
I love the colours in this. It looks like he's dressed for a swim. Was there water nearby?
April 29th, 2020  
@merrelyn the dark strip he’s walking toward is a salt water pond.
April 29th, 2020  
Incredible backdrop, beautiful shot.
April 29th, 2020  
A desert is probably the perfect place to keep one's distance!! And definitely a super shot.
April 29th, 2020  
Beautiful landscape shot
April 29th, 2020  
stark
April 29th, 2020  
Ha ha yes how our ideas change, I saw this at first glance & loved the figure!
April 29th, 2020  
Great layers and composition
April 29th, 2020  
Fabulous capture, the person within the scene portrays the scale of the landscape.
Glad to hear that you are much better and a lot more mobile.
April 29th, 2020  
Perfect with the man!
April 29th, 2020  
I love the way this has a painterly feel to the background and a stark feel to the foreground - with the fabulous little man smack in the middle. :)
April 29th, 2020  
Great composition and colours.
April 29th, 2020  
Wonderful layers, textures, colors, shapes
April 29th, 2020  
Wonderful shot
April 29th, 2020  
I agree - love the little person
April 29th, 2020  
I totally agree. What an amazing sight
April 30th, 2020  
Oh yes! I agree! Amazing scene and scale.
April 30th, 2020  
absolutely love that shot Taffy, my favourite kind of landscape. I had a little chuckle at your comment re the man walking. I used to think the very same way and hit the delete button on some I now wish I'd kept.
April 30th, 2020  
lovely memories :)
April 30th, 2020  
I agree with the change of attitude about people being in photos.... gives such nice scale to this vast landscape!
April 30th, 2020  
A wonderful capture. Fav!! 😀
April 30th, 2020  
It is instinctive to want to cut the people out I think. Still my default position. But you are so right to see how they can add to the scene.
May 1st, 2020  
Superb! And I love the human being in the scene. Fav
May 1st, 2020  
Yes, the walker adds scale to the shot and on occasions (such as this) actually add to the story of the shot. Goodness it looks warm there!
May 3rd, 2020  
Nicely re-processed! I posted mine when we went, so I looked back and saw how differently I would have processed it today, with brighter colors to show how bright the scene was. http://365project.org/jyokota/challenges-and/2014-12-16
May 3rd, 2020  
Beautiful composition and colours.
May 7th, 2020  
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