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30th December 2011
little blue planet
lima was another place on my trip where i had difficulty leaving, not because i liked it so much but just because i was stuck in an unmotivated rut - one of the less favourable ruts you can get stuck in. i remember that i was pleased to break this one morning and made it my mission to buy a bus ticket out of town. you could buy these at the hostel, but they were overpriced so i went about searching for one myself. i found a few companies close by who didn't go to my chosen destination, and they suggested some agencies downtown near the national stadium. for some reason i thought that it would be as simple as getting the metropolitano to the stadium and waltzing into a travel office. over two hours of aimless walking later the cold that i thought i'd shaken off had returned, my feet were sore and i was still lacking my ticket out of town. there was little that caught my eye on this long walk, with the exception of this roundabout. it was surrounded by grand, blue buildings and i immediately thought it would work well as a little planet. however i was tired and ill, and it was cold and dark, so it wasn't the right time to take pictures. i made a mental note to return here on my planned stop back through lima, and this is proof that i kept my promise. whilst processing it i was reminded why i never used to create print quality versions of my photos. the original photoshop file was pushing 2gb and it was painfully slow to make any changes. and there was a lot of processing to do - particularly on the buses and taxis. i persevered and despite it's imperfections it's now my favourite little planet, so i think it was worth the effort.

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30/12/2011
little blue planet
lima was another place on my trip where i had difficulty leaving, not because i liked it so much but just because i was stuck in an unmotivated rut - one of the less favourable ruts you can get stuck in. i remember that i was pleased to break this one morning and made it my mission to buy a bus ticket out of town. you could buy these at the hostel, but they were overpriced so i went about searching for one myself. i found a few companies close by who didn't go to my chosen destination, and they suggested some agencies downtown near the national stadium. for some reason i thought that it would be as simple as getting the metropolitano to the stadium and waltzing into a travel office. over two hours of aimless walking later the cold that i thought i'd shaken off had returned, my feet were sore and i was still lacking my ticket out of town. there was little that caught my eye on this long walk, with the exception of this roundabout. it was surrounded by grand, blue buildings and i immediately thought it would work well as a little planet. however i was tired and ill, and it was cold and dark, so it wasn't the right time to take pictures. i made a mental note to return here on my planned stop back through lima, and this is proof that i kept my promise. whilst processing it i was reminded why i never used to create print quality versions of my photos. the original photoshop file was pushing 2gb and it was painfully slow to make any changes. and there was a lot of processing to do - particularly on the buses and taxis. i persevered and despite it's imperfections it's now my favourite little planet, so i think it was worth the effort.

here's a smaller version