Take a breather

A digital painting based on an actual photograph I had taken in 2018 at over 4k meters above sea level, on the way to the peaks of Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca) in Peru. It depicts a local woman with her horse, taking a break in this wonderful scenery before picking up tourists who needed help reaching the summit due to the high altitude.

The famous Rainbow Mountains were only discovered in 2015, when the snowcaps melted (possibly due to climate change) and revealed its colorful stripes. Since then the influx of tourists had threatened to damage this once pristine place.

It was gray and gloomy when I visited. I imagined myself as a fairy and sprinkled this scene with joyful colors to immortalize this peaceful moment.

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