The next famous classical look at Machu Picchu backgrounded by Huayna Picchu. Despite of the wide stream of tourists I have fallen in love with the lost city from the first time. There was wet season, grey morning, bad light conditions and I decided to use the graduated filter to have more dramatic effect: darken surround and light foreground. Thanks for your notes.
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Florian88 (882) 2005-09-29 14:01
Hi Denis, Very nice composition. Really great colors. I like the perspective were you have made this picture. Well done, Regards, Florian
Cool-ice (5289) 2005-09-29 14:02
Beautiful light and vivid colors : a nice picture of this touristic place, congratulations !
quelquepart (810) 2005-09-29 14:05
Waow, the light on your picture is rally nice. Does a graduated filter is a filter that leaves the lower part clear and the upper part dark ? It looks like a great solution for cloudy days.
PeterC (2242) 2005-09-29 14:05
Just looking at this makes me realise i must visit this place. A nice compostion but very well executed. I think the grad filter works very well beefing up the colours of the grass. The clouds add the extra but it of mystery which i imagine is abundant there. A beautiful place very well captured.
mariposa (836) 2005-09-29 14:08
i know why it's ur fabourite city!
marvelous views, incredible location...
TheG1 (1509) 2005-09-29 14:09
I like the colors here; the light is just perfect illuminating the green while leaving the mountains at dark.
I personally don't like graduate filters, but you end up with a beautiful result.
mlopes (494) 2005-09-29 14:21
Yes, umpressive view indeed, i think i understand why you felt in love with this place... seems easy to be :) nice PP work as well
out of smileys
sebautourdumond (3108) 2005-09-29 14:40
Superbe image, sueprbes couleurs, c est donc comme cela au mois de décembre!
partha (14023) 2005-09-29 14:48
Excellant shot.Great historical value of this shot. Well done.
tontonjc (6623) 2005-09-29 14:56
de belles teintes et cadrage super bien vu . Ce paysage est toujours aussi impressionnant.
gilou530 (34) 2005-09-29 16:45
trés belles couleurs saturées, peut être un peu trop surtout avec le ciel chargé de nuages, mais cela donne une bonne lumière sur un endroit historique, que j'espére visiter au mois de mars de l'année prochaine.
merci de nous faire partager ce paysage.
jiherka (4552) 2005-09-29 17:21
Classical, but always an impressive picture. The light on the city and the mountains in the shadow of the clouds is making a good effect.
Well done Denis
rbcy1974 (20758) 2005-09-29 17:35
Dobrei Utra Denis,
It is a very photographed scene, but you have succeded in making this a great shot. I like your light management and beautiful colours.
PS, if you fell in love with Machu Pichu, Peru has other lost cities that are not touristy: Choquericao, Vilcabamba, Gran Vilaya and Kuelap to give a few examples
tinamunk3 (6408) 2005-10-01 6:10
What an amazing looking place.
The combination of the colours are beautiful.
hookery (621) 2005-10-25 18:16
Clasica, pero siempre bella Machu Picchu
MeAT (1174) 2005-12-01 1:36
That bright green is a little too much for my taste but it is nice to see an effort to make a different picture out of this view.
magiqa (1292) 2005-12-03 18:32
Wonderful view of MP - but how high did you climb, to get it?
mdetay (4865) 2006-05-25 19:27
Nice shot of your prefered city. Well done. TFS. Cheers.
banyanman (7789) 2006-07-12 15:18
Very good use of a grad ND filter, Denis. You have turned difficult lighting conditions into a very dramatic image and well worth posting - despite this being one of the most photgraphed scenes in that part of the world. Good composition and exposure. Cheers . . . David
Maverick182 (615) 2006-10-28 15:26
Hi Denis...Really a megic photo.The colors are fantastic and the POV is simply amazing.I hope,a day,to visit this magic and beautiful country!!!Thanks and compliment!
rui_seabra (205) 2006-11-12 4:12
The filter worked really well as the photo seems well balanced.
The wet season might be trickier for photographers but it pays off by, for example, allowing for greener setups like this one you brought us.
Good POV and colors.
Andre-H (1271) 2006-11-12 23:22
This is indeed a special view of this oft-photographed wonderful city. The lighting is not entirely like any I've seen before, for this location, and I like the highly saturated greens.
vad (342) 2006-12-30 12:30
Très belle photo également que celle-ci.
C'est un endroit que je rêve de pouvoir visiter un jour!
mraineri (57) 2007-01-04 3:05
Very good photo and places.
fritzi007 (11155) 2009-05-12 8:57
Beautiful and interesting photograph, I wish I were there, congratulations!
Best wishes Wolfgang
- Copyright: Denis Kabanov (Tracker) (1942)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-12-00
- Categories: Ruins
- Camera: Canon EOS 500N, Canon EF 28-80 f/3.5-5.6, Cokin filter systems
- Photo Version: Original Version
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- Date Submitted: 2005-09-29 13:58
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