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Back from a two-months-long trip in South America, now I'm full of memorable experiences that I will probably relive in my dreams still many times. And I have some photos that will hopefully help me to share with all of you these wonderful experiences.

I started my trip in Ecuador, and one of the first "big wonders" that I have seen was the Cotopaxi volcano, south of Quito. This giant (almost 6000 metres) is quiet at the moment, but according to the scientists (and the local people) it could erupt at any time. The photos can not really show its huge dimensions. Just to have an idea: an average walking tour around the volcano lasts more or less a week... Well, I was a bit lazy in this case, as I visited the area by a 4WD car of a local agency.

The picture was taken from the shores of the Laguna Limpiopungo, at about 3000 metres of altitude (sinking slowly but continuously into the marsh while taking the photo - well, it was a bit wet experience...).

Camera Model Canon EOS 5D
Shooting Date/Time 2006.07.07. 10:25:44
Shooting Mode Aperture-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/100
Av( Aperture Value ) 11.0
Metering Mode Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation -1/3
ISO Speed 100
Lens 24.0 - 105.0 mm
Focal Length 24.0 mm
Image Size 3168x2112
Flash Off
White Balance Mode Auto
AF Mode One-Shot AF
Drive Mode Single-frame shooting

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