Well this is almost identical to a previous post I made a few years ago that was very popular. It is not the same shot. This is an hdr composite of the bracket shot taken a few seconds after this one. This is a true hdr, not a hdr enhanced 0 EV image. This is definately more hdr effect than I usually like on my own work, but it works here.
This is one of almost two dozens shots taken in the middle of a thunderstorm on Machu Picchu. WHen the sun came out along with the rainbow i went running to get as many shots of them as possible. I got quite soaked as I recall. Definately a magickal moment.
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LeeLoo (0) 2009-01-18 5:57
Dear Hubert Weldon!
Very good sharp.
Dyerco (10185) 2009-01-18 6:04
Well worth getting wet I would say. The view is stunning. I like the inclusion of the tree on the left as it helps to add scale. The textures are wonderful and the rainbow is indeed magical.
Pablo25 (3184) 2009-01-18 6:08
Excellent shot, bautyfull landscape, good sharpness and detail. Well done.
Sne011 (3084) 2009-01-18 6:15
Stunning! Excellent composition! It must be amazing experience just to be there + the storm, and the rainbow..Beautiful photo!
Have a nice day,
banaei_nikon (777) 2009-01-18 6:36
Very good sharp.
jonathan_hart (21274) 2009-01-18 6:41
your HDR version is interesting to make pop out the far away blue area in the top
but for the rainbow and the stones, it is quite overdone
i suggest a PP between the two versions
BTW very nice shot, you were lucky to be on this magic place and be able to see this magic moment ^^
aristo (3214) 2009-01-18 9:42
Marvelous image of this magnificent place.
You catch really stunning moment with great colours and sharpness.
Rainbow and landscape is beautiful!
afroditi (731) 2009-01-18 10:40
Beautiful composition of picture and colours!I like the rainbow!
PaulVDV (22161) 2009-01-18 11:42
This is one of the most beautiful pictures of Machu Picchu I've ever seen.
The light on the ruins is very beautiful and I also like the textures very much. The colours of the rainbow are splendid against that background of dark mountain slopes.
best regards, Paul
LamCam (3603) 2009-01-18 14:09
Hello Hubert, A spectacular scene. I think your boosting of the colours is justified with this subject - the visual impact of the rainbow against the dark background must have been very strong. The light and superb POV add to the splendour.
sevy (15363) 2009-01-19 0:59
You have performed a great work here. Without the note, I would have not noticed it was a hdr. Usually the effect is too much visible, but here it works well.
I can imagine it was a magical moment. It is shared by the photo.
npecanhuk (65594) 2009-01-19 6:44
This place is truly magical and wonderful and you have captured such a fantastic scene, with a perfect composition with the ruins and the mighty mountains in the bg! The rainbow is truly a highlight!
TFS - Congratulations!
Silversnow (2319) 2009-01-27 12:49
Indeed, quite the magical moment you got there, you have to get as much as possible from those in the rare instances they present themselves :D
You were in march though, so the rainy season made the storms more than likely, it's the sunny break you were lucky to have! :D
Great use of the HDR indeed, and very good composition to get an exceptionally colorful image.
alin-m (3716) 2009-11-21 5:30
Terrible immage with this interesting old wals and great colours of rainbow.
- Copyright: Hubert Weldon (gravatar) (1586)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-03-00
- Categories: Castles, Architecture, Ruins, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 17-40mm f4 L
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2009-01-18 5:56
- Favorites: 2 [view]