This was taken early in the morning as the first light was starting to shine on Machu Picchu. This part of the grounds sets to the southeast of the long green plaza so often seen in pictures of Machu Picchu.
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davido (1982) 2005-07-13 10:25
Two interesting subjects linked.
The ruins and the fascination of a special civilization.
And nature and beautiful landscapes.
Great play with the light and the rays.
Marcelo_Almeida (1044) 2005-07-13 10:38
Great composition and DOF, wonderful place.
fkk (2037) 2005-07-13 10:47
very nice photo...
paulw (2016) 2005-07-13 11:05
What a stunning photo and a view. No wonder it was a temple to the gods. Very good composition, with great colours.
Cormac (26565) 2005-07-13 11:20
I like this a lot! The composition is great, with the diagonal line running across the frame and lots of nice detail in the stones. What really makes this special is the rays of light coming over the mountains - Superb! I have something similar from Nepal, but I like yours better.
mauricio_matos (417) 2005-07-13 11:45
Not the classic Machu Pichu shot and that's good! You also captured a very nice light.
AmiBe (6042) 2005-07-13 12:31
excellent picture of a well known place, not the classical view.
The light is excellent, too.
I like the mountains on the background, nice mist effect.
Well done !
DLM (6479) 2005-07-13 12:40
Hi Todd lovely image,such wonderful light,I never tire of looking at pics of this place.
Very nicely captured.
maartin (0) 2005-07-13 13:04
Very nice photo. I like the composition, the mountains, this early morning light and the colours. But I miss a little more of contrast (not in the background). I think that these ruins should be a bit stronger. But it is a good photo anyway.
betogrein (2232) 2005-07-13 13:23
Composition is excellent, and colors are great...
HD462 (280) 2005-07-13 13:35
Great photo, nice sharp, colourful foreground, and great sunbeams streaming through the mountains. A classic shot this intriguing place.
puffy (263) 2005-07-13 19:41
Amazing shot Todd, excellent captured, it is breath taking... awesome shot! thanks for sharing
ccooper (840) 2005-07-13 22:54
Composition: spot on
Magical moment: absolutely!
huynt (5079) 2005-07-14 2:01
Hi Todd A
Excellent lights. Well POV. Good composition. Very nice shot. Thnaks for sharing. HUY
PixelTerror (0) 2005-07-14 3:39
I love this view that benefits from excellent morning light, also the descending diagonal is nice and sets a strong light difference between the foreground (that shows well the setting in terraces of the buildings) and the background mountains. Just pity you have cut the top of one peak, but to my eyes this view is excellent.
Have a nice day,
Seena (0) 2005-07-15 8:38
wow! great shot and what a interesting plece. thanx for sharing and sending me your nice comments. plz keep it reguler its helpfull for me.
joelsantos (1413) 2005-07-15 10:02
fantastic shot! I love the light and composition.
avis2avis (4264) 2005-07-15 13:45
Have seen a few other pics of this part of the world and your capture here does full justice to the beauty of this place. Nice composition using the beams of light in just the right way. Nicely done!
Gdouble (0) 2005-07-23 7:15
Great shot, as usual, Todd! I like the crossing diagonals of Machu Picchu and the bakground montains. The differents tones of grey in the background are great to.
Pjulin (400) 2006-02-03 7:31
Great foto combining nature and architecture. Perfect composition and colors.
patriik (1935) 2006-05-20 15:26
This is fantastic shot and beautiful place!
ONE OF MY FAVORITES!!!!!!!!
THANKS FOR SHARING
bibs69 (3251) 2006-08-21 2:59
Your peruvian pictures are really interesting. And this one of the famous Machu Picchu is great. The light was not easy to manage but you dit it well :)
Best regards, Laurent.
jramos (507) 2007-02-02 0:24
Awesome view. Nice composition and point of view. excellent subject.
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4814) 2007-08-02 19:44
wow! Awesome! Nice background! The mountains behind makes the theme more emphasized. This photo is so amazing. Nice timing! AH, hope I could visit this place also
- Copyright: Todd Adams (toddadams) (575)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-05-20
- Categories: Ruins
- Camera: Canon Digital Rebel 300D, 18-55 f/3.5-5.6
- Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2005-07-13 10:08
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