Sedimentary Rock

Textures of South America

As well as star-gazing, while travelling a lot of ground-staring takes up my time.

Sometimes this is to avoid stacking it spectacularly when hiking (as a wise Bostonian I met in Bolivia once said: “I’m in a perpetual state of falling”).  Other times, my eyes are glued to the floor in order to take in the kaleidoscope of colours and textures staring back at me.
Broken Shells
Uruguay: Cabo Polonio
Wet Leaves
Argentina: El Bolson
Rippled Sand / Sand Dune
Peru: Huacachina
Dry Cracked Earth
Peru: Santa Cruz, Huaraz
Sedimentary Rock
Argentina: Quebrada de las Conchas, Salta
Light on Water
Bolivia: Lake Titicaca
Light on Water
Peru: Lake Llanganuco, Huaraz
Incan Walls
Peru: Machu Picchu
Lago Colorado
Bolivia: Lago Colorado, near the Salar de Uyuni
Volcanic Rock
Bolivia: Near the Salar de Uyuni
Salt Flats
Bolivia: Salar de Uyuni
Snowflakes and Pebbles
Chile: National Park Las Torres del Paine
Pebbles
Chile: National Park Las Torres del Paine
Snow
Argentina: Ushuaia
Rippled Snow
Argentina: Cerro Cathedral, Bariloche.
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11 thoughts on “Textures of South America

  1. I love these! I’m interested that you take texture shots – it’s something I always do too, often in preference to anything else…but one shouldn’t “rush” them. They are very calming, so the memory of capturing them should be too lol!

    1. Once you start taking these sorts of pictures, you start seeing texture absolutely everywhere. These pics don’t even start on the texture of the food around here – we could do a whole other post on that 🙂

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