This is the first of many postings from my recent trip to Peru. I can honestly say that this is the most beautiful place I have ever been. I was fortunate enough to visit the Highlands during the tail end of the rainy season, so everything was in vivid shades of green. At the end of the second day at Machu Picchu we had two rain storms come through. The first one produced these rainbows. I must have looked like a mad man running through the ruins snapping shot after shot in the rain. This is one of the many images from that mad dash. It has been slightly rotated and level adjusted. Let me know what you think.
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Kusto (0) 2006-03-27 7:34
que pasada de foto, me encantaria viajar a esa zona del mundo, las montañas son espectaculares y si enciam lo aderezar con esas construccuines alpinas y ese arcoiris el ressultado es majestuoso.
Cuba-Junky (2817) 2006-03-27 7:58
Very special picture!
You did a good running-mad-man-job :)
sebinho342 (19317) 2006-03-27 8:30
Excellent shot of this "must see place" !
Mother nature and human mayan intervention is so wonderful and emphasize in this pic !
Great job, I love :)
saharafree (0) 2006-03-27 8:37
Una foto fantástica , it takes my breath away , makes me keep astounded , the place looks wonderful as well as the way you show it to us . One of the pictures our eyes will always thank !
azuri (1598) 2006-03-27 13:58
Great landscape with impressive rainbow! Great picture fom the place I wish to see.
Thanks for sharing!
jbasman (273) 2006-03-28 2:08
great photo. your madman-like pursuit of rainbows paid off. I'm really hoping to visit Machu Pichu in the next year or two.
KellEy (1237) 2006-03-28 17:11
Magical, whimsycal, beautiful details and nicely composed.
alvaraalto (10750) 2006-03-29 16:39
Even without rainbow this was a very spectacular picture. The walls are very impressive and the dark background is perfect. But with the rainbow the picture becomes something magic from ancient times.
Lisas_world (1232) 2006-04-01 20:44
A well-captured scene, Hugh. The stone ruins are beautiful and the rainbow perfectly placed in the frame with the tree to punctuate it. I like how the steep valley in the background appears to be bottomless.
amoriconi2 (1082) 2006-04-08 3:14
great nice shot. Because of mist the mountains behind are not so clear but is a really nice capture. I will post a workshop trying to make it more clear.
vinser (6) 2006-04-18 3:08
Which pretty composition,these ruin with the mountain in background and this rainbow.There is really a feeling heigh.
niju (749) 2006-04-26 10:43
fabulous! this pic deserves some truly big recognition!! someone should give you an award! you have my vote! :)
Albrecht (11281) 2006-09-20 6:06
Great shot;wonderful timing and good compo and colours.
axiotea (21651) 2006-09-24 1:22
I think the POV is well choosen to show us the old stones from these beautiful ruins. You caught the rainbow at the right moment which fits perfectly in that spectacular scenery....
All the best,
capthaddock (28790) 2007-03-23 23:14
Hi Hubert - a refreshing rare original MP shot, exquisite timing, the rainbow has a special place among the lush green and stonework.
Aliine (2669) 2007-03-25 4:41
Beautiful POV, I like the colours and this rainbow...
This place is so wonderful... I hope, I'll go one day :)
TFS - Regards
davidmoonkhan (156) 2007-09-22 22:47
first is look at to ruins, after that i see mountains, rainbow help me to focus on mountains rather than itself,
so there is a deep effect,
emka (95349) 2007-11-26 6:14
You were lucky to see double rainbow over Machu Picchu. I can imagine this mad man running. It is such a wonderful place. I was there some years ago. I came with the first bus when no people were around and the ruins were coming out of clouds. A few lamas were going through the gates. Unfortunetely at that time I had no camera so this is saved only in my mind.
biancamaria (97) 2008-01-29 9:25
brianerz (189) 2008-05-26 5:52
Wow, excellent, well worth the dash through the rain. Almost hard to believe such a beautiful place exists.
petrecretzu (168) 2008-07-21 7:37
What a nice picture, at the right moment, from an unusual POV. I'm so tired of seeing the same pictures of Machu Picchu, it's wonderful to see some originality!
Greetings from Brazil
gervaso (13007) 2009-02-09 12:12
Wonderful composition! You were lucky to get this rainbow exactly in this wonderful place! We can feel the distance between the ruins and the mountains in the background! Perfectly done!
saim123 (273) 2009-07-18 15:23
u took a very beautifull shot
geneward2 (696) 2014-10-19 9:25
if this isn't a magic moment, I don't know what is.
- Copyright: Hubert Weldon (gravatar) (1586)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-03-22
- Categories: Castles, Nature, Architecture, Ruins, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 17-40mm f4 L
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1000 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Grav's Peruvian Adventure, More favorites, Favourites [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-03-27 7:17
- Favorites: 1 [view]