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Salar de Uyuni- Enrique Pacheco FilmI came across a terrific video from travel cinematographer and time-lapse specialist Enrique Pacheco called Reflections From Uyuni.  It is a film that has time-lapse views of Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flats located in the Andean highlands of Bolivia.  The flats cover an area over 4000 square miles in size ( much larger than Yellowstone, more than twice as large as the Grand Canyon and about 90 times larger than our Bonneville Salt Flats) at an altitude of over 11,000 feet, with only a few feet of variance over the entire area.  Very flat indeed.  With its crust of salt, it is obviously a great source of salt as well as lithium, of which it is estimated to hold well over 50% of the world’s reserve.

But all that said, for me, these strikingly beautiful images are filled with a sense of silence that I find so intriguing and often find myself trying to embed in my own work. The Big Quiet as I call it. Take a few moments to judge for yourself.  Also, please check out Enrique Pacheco’s other films at his Vimeo page or his website.  Truly stunning work.

 

Reflections from Uyuni from Enrique Pacheco on Vimeo.

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