Salt Shapes, by Jassen Todorov⠀
From above, salt ponds in Andalusia, Spain, take on an abstract quality. Micro-organisms give these salt ponds bright colors ranging from blue-green to deep red-magenta, depending on the salinity and season.⠀
The salt ponds of Moras are a famous tourist spot in the Sacred Valley of Peru. These terraces were built in pre-Incan times and continue to be maintained and used today using the same practises. Underground springs, fed from surroundings mountains, carries heavy silts and salt to the ponds. ⛰️. Rapid evaporation leads to the water becoming supersaturated and salt precipitates as various size crystals 💧. The workers then scrape the surface to collect the salt. Three colours of salt are produced, from white to a light reddish/pink or brownish tan which is then sold. The site is traditionally community led and anyone wishing to harvest salt may do so. The size of the salt pond assigned to a family depends on the family's size 👨👩👧👦. It was certainly an impressive sight despite the non-stop drizzle!
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