We had a picnic with a group of friends at #Palca (a small village between the #Illimani and #Mururata mountains, close to #LaPaz city). Around 4:00PM we decided to take a dirt road that goes to an old mine on the edge of the Mururata #glacier. I drove my #Toyota #Corolla, which practically escalated the rocky path, as if it would be climbing a stairway, until we reached the end of the road. I believe that we were at 4,800 meters (15,750 feet), and a small trail pointed us to the #glacier edge. My four years old son wanted to come along, we started walking and the altitude soon kicked in, so in one arm I carried him and on the other the #camera bag and #tripod. In this photograph, I am underneath the edge of the glacier, almost breathless, but the light, place and intense colors gave me the strength to take the images and to get back to the car.
I recall showing this image to Luis P. a Chilean #photographer who was the curator of my first exhibit in #Santiago; we had all my color #Cibachrome images placed on the floor of his studio during the selection, and he named it as the “Frozen Wave”. 0140-15