After a lot of consecutive high ISO shots - time to return to a more typical starting point for a photo: ISO 200.
Pisac is situated in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, around 30 km from Cusco. The town square is dominated by a huge, bearded tree in the centre and the terraced mountains looming over the town.
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chris04stop (6803) 2010-09-08 14:33
Oh, if you are right! All we feel is made of time... And the old tree can tell a very important story, the ancient stair too. Even our souls can tell a long story..but we have not the memory...right? We have so a short memory...What a pity!
So a beautiful image, Iain! A great one!
delpeoples (54667) 2010-09-09 0:59
Hi Iain, nice to mix your photos up, the nightshots with the nature day shots. The textures in this photo are intriguiing, my eyes are just feasting on them and the way light and shade have interracted. You've used the vertical well and I like how you have cropped the trees themselves. Great job, TFS and I wish you a lovely day, Lisa
jhm (143469) 2010-09-09 3:33
A very nice composition with the stair in background under the tree.
Nice picture good sharpness and clarity.
Composition and presentation are excellent. TFS.
PS: Thank you very much for your reply on my portrait.
dip (23822) 2010-09-09 9:08
the tree in the foreground looks amazing,good light managment and sharpness,
skalian (118) 2010-09-10 0:44
welcome back in the lower ISO world! And with this shot you're taking full advantage of your 200 "ISO's". This bearded tree has some trippy effects on my eyes, I can see little dwarf villages and monkey kingdoms, but only to realise after closer look that there's only branches! Great steady background aswell, very good composition!
s_lush (16134) 2010-09-24 9:20
The bearded tree in the foreground is a really good symbol of time and rich history of this valley. The composition reproduces the special atmosphere of this interesting place excellently. Perfectly good job!
danyy (0) 2010-10-17 23:44
une sorte de "mousse espagnole" comme j'en ai vu pendre aux arbres de Louisiane, rendant les arbres tellement plus mystérieux. Photo moyenne sur le plan technique, mais bien construite avec un arrière plan éloigné qui donne beaucoup de profondeur.
AKITA (15125) 2010-10-18 18:45
an amazing view shot of wonder trees and back shelf-shape green yards on the slope,
this figure of tree is made by nature, but back shelfs were made by human activity, both are products of longtime indeed,
clear light and colors shows us precious scene so beautifully,
thank you for your excellent shot,
clic (15912) 2010-10-28 6:32
Sorry for my delay, Iain.
You superimposed the wisdom of an old bearded tree to the work of hearty ancestors who cultivated on adobe for survival, in this ode to nature.
Longroute (19396) 2010-10-29 2:46
In philosophy this is called the part for the whole.
The experts say that true photography must evoke a place and not show it... so you hit the target.
But it's too small... why not 600X800?
yeln (11516) 2010-10-31 4:15
zelo veliko in nenavdno drevo za evropske razmere.
mogoče bi tukaj lahko dodal nakoliko več ostrine. to je samo moje osebno miljenje. TFS!
lep dan elim, vojko
Ricx (13495) 2010-11-01 6:14
Hi Iain, I trust that your weekend was good.. full of activity and a beer or two?
I like how you have presented this image - with the angles of the trees and mountains.. I am hoping to come down on one of the tours next year ( with camera in hand) and if you are around maybe meet up for a beer or two.. PS I have not a clue where you are and you may be 1000 miles away..
Autumn is here as you can see from the NH photos - and so is the chilly weather
Have a great day.
adramad (40178) 2010-11-05 8:27
Una buena composicion con las ramas de este desconocido arbol y esas laderas escalonadas que se ven bajo sus ramas. A pesar de la dificultad, buen equilibrio de la luminosidad y buen color natural.
Pasad un buen fin de semana.