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A lone tree, clinging to the side of a cliff (see the workshop for a wider view), on one of the banks of the Sanagoran River (I think that is the name of the river, anyway), in the Sanagoran District of the Province of Sanchez Carrion, in La Libertad, Peru (and you know most of that from the location data...)

I spent some ten weeks doing archaeological laboratory analysis in the nearby city of Huamachuco, which is probably close to 500m higher in altitude to Sanagoran. My thesis supervisor and I went looking for chert/flint (a rock commonly used for stone tools) in the river in Sanagoran. Huamachuco is chilly. It is not above the tree line, but only hearty species grow there, and not much can be cultivated, other than some more robust things, such as potatoes and beans. Certainly no fruits. And there are no bugs there, either. As we descended into Sanagoran, and near to the river, we entered the zone where fruits can grow. It was noticably warmer, and there were mosquitos and other bugs around the river. Even though we had only gone no more than 30km, that descent of 500m had made a ton of climatological difference.

Any comments on the frame, title (and whether I should even have it), etc. would be most appreciated. I am generally against post-processing (at least anything which fundamentally alters the scene as it appears in real-life), but I suppose that adding frames, straightening and cropping does not affect the real-life image (I didn't straighten or crop anything here, however). I did do a slight sharpen, on account of the resize. But I am a newcomer to any sort of post-processing, so any suggestions are welcome. In fact, as I look at it now on the web page, I already see that the text's font, colour and size are all not so great. I am thinking a smaller, more italicized font, and a darker yellow. What do you think?

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