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17th October 2011
a dream within a dream
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seems like i've been here before, seems so familiar, seems like i'm slipping, into a dream within a dream
after a day of sandboarding and a night of drinking in huacachina i was walking back to the hostel and saw a huge moon sinking below the lagoon. i rushed to get my camera but returned too late as it was dipping below the horizon. since i had my camera and tripod i figured i should make the most of it, so i wandered off into the dunes to take some night pictures. it was a tough compromise between getting a good vantage point for the shot that i wanted, and becoming too knackered to keep on walking uphill. it felt like i was walking backwards as my feet sank into the sand and slid down as i tried to move forward. in the end my body couldn't take me any higher than this, so i collapsed on the steep bank and caught my breath back as my shutter collected as much light as possible. mind you walking in sand isn't as difficult as cycling, which i learnt when i was going up and down a volcano in arequipa. it probably didn't help that i had mistakenly chosen the highest possible gear - yeah i'm not the brightest cyclist.

by the way i'm going on a 4 day trek tomorrow morning so the site won't be updated until the weekend - if you want to know when i post next then you can subscribe and you'll receive an email as soon as a new photo is online.

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17/10/2011
a dream within a dream
after a day of sandboarding and a night of drinking in huacachina i was walking back to the hostel and saw a huge moon sinking below the lagoon. i rushed to get my camera but returned too late as it was dipping below the horizon. since i had my camera and tripod i figured i should make the most of it, so i wandered off into the dunes to take some night pictures. it was a tough compromise between getting a good vantage point for the shot that i wanted, and becoming too knackered to keep on walking uphill. it felt like i was walking backwards as my feet sank into the sand and slid down as i tried to move forward. in the end my body couldn't take me any higher than this, so i collapsed on the steep bank and caught my breath back as my shutter collected as much light as possible. mind you walking in sand isn't as difficult as cycling, which i learnt when i was going up and down a volcano in arequipa. it probably didn't help that i had mistakenly chosen the highest possible gear - yeah i'm not the brightest cyclist.

by the way i'm going on a 4 day trek tomorrow morning so the site won't be updated until the weekend - if you want to know when i post next then you can subscribe and you'll receive an email as soon as a new photo is online.

here's the original