As promised, I wanted to show another main photo of this famous Machu Picchu, with 2 more views in the WS.
Malgo commented in my last photo how surprised she was that there seemed to be so few people on the site.
Thats because we arrived first. We stayed for a few hours, and when we left there was a long long lineup of people and line up of tour buses.
Just in case you didn't know, you can't actually hike all the way to the Machu Picchu Ruins. For example, our 5 day trek to Machu Picchu takes you to the mountain, at the resort town. All the hikes are the same.
After the 5 days of trekking, you get to relax, shower, sleep at the hotel thats pre-booked for you, and THEN you choose a time to catch the bus the next day. Believe me, its better this way because after the Trek you stink, stink, and stink a little bit more! Having the shower, shave and going out for a nice dinner in the evening was fabulous.
We caught the first buses leaving at 5 am. We arrived by 5:30 or so.
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snunney (92616) 2013-09-28 1:20
Some good tips to avoid the crowds:-) This downward point of view is excellent taking full advantage of the graphical lines offered by the ruins. I like the contrast between the sharply defined foreground and the low clouds hovering in the background.
ikeharel (65269) 2013-09-28 1:46
When seeing those ruins, Craig, I can't stop to imagin how this was back in time, vibrant and vivid with town's tumult.
As said already, managed well with the fog surrounded the mountain's top, details shown superbly.
Have a nice weekend,
papagolf21 (93230) 2013-09-28 1:59
Un grand merci de nous faire voyager d'une aussi belle façon. De plus, l'intérêt de l'image est manifeste.
J'apprécie comme il se doit.
dkmurphys (54499) 2013-09-28 2:41
Another piece of great image from that amazing place. Really impressive,I guess you have quite a feeling walking through so many years of history.
Have a nice weekend.
Romano46 (18472) 2013-09-28 3:47
un'altra bella veduta di Machu Picchu, questa piuttosto insolita ed originale, ma d'altronde in quella località credo che le possibilità di essere più creativi siano alquanto limitate.
E' assai piacevole (probabilmente assai meno per la tua salute) vedere le nuvole che si insinuano tra le rovine diffondendo una luce molto morbida che rende i colori ancor più piacevoli.
Una foto assai gradevole anche nella composizione che sfrutta a dovereuna serie di elementi in diagonale.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
tyro (23020) 2013-09-28 4:04
Wow! What an interesting note! Funny, but it just brings to mind my trip to Greenland over 40 years ago - during eight weeks we didn't wash properly at all - just the odd splash of water from a mountain stream. And what was interesting was that although you smelled revolting after two or three days, by the time a couple of weeks had passed you smelled a bit like an old dog - that sort of strange "musty" smell and not really all that offensive at all! :o)
How interesting that you had to slog all the way up here on foot for five days but you do the last half hour in pure luxury in a 'bus. Is there any easier way in which an old man in his seventh decade could get up here or is that not an option?
You have presented us with three wonderful pictures and I see that one of your workshop photos also includes that lone tree which we saw in your last posting. The surrounding mist (or cloud) in all three gives a wonderful sense of depth and the enormous height of this settlement and your viewpoints also give us insight into the amazing architecture which these people constructed all those years ago.
The light, colours, exposure and sharpness in all pictures are stunning.
P.S. But what a crazy place to build all those houses - it must have been a hell of a trek to get to the shops. :o)
Noel_Byrne (28176) 2013-09-28 8:09
A dizzying shot, in a very cool way, and you have taken in so much of the city in this view, I can almost imagine the hustle and bustle of this in the day of it actually being used by people. The mist adds such an excellent spooky vibe to the whole place too. As much as this is a popular tourist place, I would imagine those who first found it would have found the place quite creepy. Nicely done, and again thanks for the cool workshops
All the best
jjcordier (79289) 2013-09-28 23:20
Joli POV sur le Machu Pichu pas encore envahi par les touristes....et par la brume. très bon cadrage de ce lieu mythique.
emka (89461) 2013-09-28 23:31
Hi, You did so well coming with the first bus. we also spent the night in Aguas Calientes. When I woke in the morni ng it was raining. My frinends preferred to stay in bed longer, I knew that i can't wait any longer to see Machu Picchu after so many years of dreaming about it,. DSo, I also went with the first bus when there were no people yet. And I saw the view like this, the town in clouds. Marvel. This Salcantay trek was quite long. I think that the In ca trail was shorter.
have a beautiful Sunday Malgo
lousat (85018) 2013-09-29 1:30
Hi Craig,3 beautiful pics from one the most famous places in the world,it's always one my dream to visit Peru,but is very very far and very expensive from Italy..ehehe..not lucky whit the weather but these clouds give a special atmosphere at your shots,excellent work,i like it!! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
ChrisJ (107157) 2013-09-30 10:10
I like the P shaped stone wall at right. Its unusual design is eyecatching. More so than the solitary tree imho which tends to blend into the bg, except where it just starts to poke up into the bg clouds. The mist reminds me of Sapa in Vietnam, anothe mountainous area. Good sharpness and yes I am sure that after trekking uphill you would work up quite a sweat. The small group of tourists add scale. Tfs!
adores (42331) 2013-10-13 15:37
This is a different pov! It really gives us an idea of how impressive this place is. The clouds give it a wonderful atmosphere. It must be really great to see it without many tourists.