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ANF airport, Aeropuerto Nacional Cerro Moreno, Region de Antofagasta, Atacama desert, Desierto de Atacama, Antofagasta, Chile, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Roads into the Atacama from ANF airport

We left the last traces of green behind in La Serena. After the 90-minute flight from LSC to ANF Antofagasta airport, it’s abundantly clear anything green has a tough-tough-go, and has to hold on to every hint of moisture. Here in the Atacama desert, shades of dust scatter across the barren landscape, switching quickly from plain brown to copper, from rust to sienna. Our vehicle turns gently south onto Ruta-1, towards the city of Antofagasta. Through traffic, we wind our way through the city, eventually onto the Ruta-28 spur, and beyond to the Panamerican Highway, which in Chile is known as “la ruta cinco” (Ruta-5).

ANF airport, Atacama desert, Region de Antofagasta, Antofagasta, Chile, fotoeins.com

Ruta 1, Atacama desert, Region de Antofagasta, Antofagasta, Chile, fotoeins.com

Ruta 1, north of Antofagasta

Ruta 1, Antofagasta, Region de Antofagasta, Chile, fotoeins.com

Ruta 1, Antofagasta

Ruta 5, Carretera Panamericana, Region de Antofagasta, Chile, fotoeins.com

Antofagasta behind us, south on Ruta 5 (Carretera Panamericana), Región de Antofagasta

I made the above photos on 24 November 2009 with the Canon 450D camera, EF 70-300 zoom-lens, and the following settings: f/11, ISO200, and 70-140mm focal lengths (112-224mm full-frame). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-6SU, and is part of the Travel Photo Thursday series.

4 Responses to “Fotoeins Friday: Roads into the Atacama from ANF airport”

  1. lifeimagesbyjill

    Amazing landscape. I love your description – shades of dust scatter across the barren landscape, switching quickly from plain brown to copper, from rust to sienna.- I can relate this to deserts in Australia. I have enjoyed visiting you today from over at Travel Photo Thursday.

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    • fotoeins

      Hi, Jill, and thank you for your kind compliments. In Australia, I’ve spent most of time in Sydney and Melbourne, with added time in Canberra, Adelaide, and Perth. I think I’ll have to visit Hobart, Brisbane, and Darwin to cover the remaining state capitals! 🙂 Then again, I haven’t spent much time in the outback, and I would love to compare and contrast the Australian desert with my memories of the Chilean desert. Thank you again for visiting!

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  2. Nancie

    Great set of shots, Henry! Deserts have their own unique beauty, don’t they? Thanks for linking up this week. #TPThursday

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    • fotoeins

      Hi, Nancie. It does strike me uniquely that various deserts can be visually compared and contrasted, although I have the most ‘experience’ with the southern Atacama desert around La Serena/Coquimbo. The northern part of the desert (around Antofagasta) is far more arid and lifeless in appearance. Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comment!

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