The village of Pisac, in the Sacred Valley of southern Peru, holds a large open air market every Sunday. The market has come to attract many tourists because of the buzz of activity and the noteable colorful attire worn by the residents of this area.
As with any attraction that draws so many tourists, it can be hard to determine what is authentic and what is for show. But some assurance of authenticity can possibly be gleaned from the fact that the Pisac market seems somewhat divided into two parts.
One that is distinctly for the tourists displays the usual tchotskies such as ceramics, reed pipes, alpaca sweaters and hats, and necklaces. The other part is without a doubt for the locals. It's mostly a market for food and household sundries, things a tourist wouldn't likely buy.
In either part, it's a fascinating experience and you come across endless photographic opportunities, such as this young mother and her bundled up baby.
I stood there for half a minute or so and the baby wouldn't take its gaze off of me. I fully expected when I raised my camera the woman would either shy away or ask for a tip, a propina as they call it. But neither was the case and I got this colorful photo that makes me smile every time I see it.
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teric (337) 2005-12-07 14:45
very good portrait. I like this superb colors.
gilbriones2002 (930) 2005-12-07 15:37
beautiful sharp colors,great portrait.
MichaelTrezzi (3347) 2005-12-07 16:22
Hi Tod, nice people and nice colors. See also my people from Pisac. Thanks for sharing. Cheers, Michael
Luan (12971) 2005-12-08 8:21
I really love to walk around the streets of little Peruvian Village...it's a delight for eyes, the are so much colors like these polleras. A very nice catch, with a nice contact with the kid look.
PeterDF (418) 2005-12-21 22:49
She definetly is a little cutey...and the headwear they both are wearing is quite unique and colorful. Very nice photograph!
summersun (4978) 2006-07-05 13:00
I love the way they're carrying their baby, the colors of their artwork is amazing.
sweet image, I like the eye contact you got with the baby.
nice colorful image and interesting details.
arindam_thokder (3985) 2006-07-12 15:57
Great picture, Full of colors and you get them really well. I also like your focus on the child.
AmiBe (6042) 2006-07-15 6:01
very nice and colorful double portrait.
I like how the cild is looking at you.
- Copyright: Todd Adams (toddadams) (575)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-05-15
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon Digital Rebel 300D, 18-55 f/3.5-5.6
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/60 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): BabyWearing [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-12-07 12:02
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