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Best Of 2008

(January 1st - December 30th, 2008)

Koen Verschaeren

Flea Market

Garret Veley

Mendoza River, Argentina

Upstream from the City of Mendoza, Argentina

December 11, 2008, just after sunset

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We stopped the car and I ran quite a bit further than I expected to stand on a scary slope of loose gravel above an abrupt dropoff to the Mendoza River. A strange haze had crept in along the Andes as the sun set and I really wanted to capture it. The wind was whipping like crazy and I had to keep telling myself that the panorama was going to be worth the effort and the risk.

When I stitched it later it was even better than I had hoped. I give much credit to our guide and driver Javier Caruso. Even though we were running late and using up way too much of his time for a simple day trip into the Andes, he said, "I know you want to shoot this! I will stop the car here and wait for you." Thank you, Javier!
Canon 5D, Canon 15mm, Aperture, Photoshop, PTGui Pro, Cubic Converrter, MacBookPro 17, Nodal Ninja 3, Manfrotto tripod and head, TC80N3

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