These terraces were a farming arcology built by the ancient Incans. These terraces actually created multiple micro climates capable of growing corn, lintels, gourds, lucumas, quinoa, and passion fruit all in the same farm. The different levels not only had widely different humidity levels, but also varied in temperature up to 20 degrees Fahrenheit. This goes to show that, in numerous ways, the native people of the Andes were more technologically advanced than the Europeans that conquered them.
This image was sharpened, curve, and slightly contrast adjusted.
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cigdom (2576) 2006-08-02 10:44
It is very good shot! I like it. MAybe colours could have been better. Anyway ,thanks for sharing
cobraphil8 (82) 2006-08-02 10:53
good composition with these Incas terraces, I try a WS (desaturation).
wolf38 (30318) 2006-08-02 11:08
An interesting picture. One can again and again only be astonished at the achievements of the Inkas and the connection between agrarian culture and holy one. The photo showed the structures of the landscape very well. Even the shade, which affects the center of the plant, has here its sense. A very beautiful and well photographed picture. Many greetings, Wolfgang
crhieatt (5347) 2006-08-02 11:13
I've not seen these Hubert, so many thanks for posting the photo along with your note.
It's also a very nice documentary photograph, showing us all that we need to see.
picardo (2459) 2006-08-02 11:18
Great capture. Very nice POV and very intresting note too. The shadow over a part of the place gives a different athmosphere.
leo61 (0) 2006-08-02 11:24
Good shot of a verry nice and interesting place.Good POV and nice diferent green tones.
rafelito (3648) 2006-08-02 15:51
Excellent POV and edition in this shot.Nice note too.Many regards, Rafael
MIG13 (0) 2006-08-03 3:50
Hi, Hubert! It's almost incredible that more than five centuries ago the people of this continent had a so sophisticated way of agriculture. This pic is very interesting not only by its good technical features, but also by its documental content. Well done! Regards! Miguel.
fanch (0) 2006-08-03 16:28
This picture is superb , and the note a real pleasure , Nice and interesting !
drewkaya (86) 2006-08-05 2:44
Great and interesting photo. The patterns are beautifully composed. You can see exactly what you describe in the note. Thanks
Ramy (773) 2007-03-22 3:15
This shot has a wonderful POV. I love the pastel feel this picture presents. Well captured.
- Copyright: Hubert Weldon (gravatar) (1586)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-03-19
- Categories: Nature, Artwork, Ruins
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 17-40mm f4 L
- Exposure: f/8, 1/180 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Grav's Peruvian Adventure [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-08-02 10:34