I took this shot during my two day trip to the islands of the Titicaca Lake. This picture was taken on Taquile Island (Isla Taquile). This inhabitant of the island, dressed with the typical clothes, is dragging his things to the top, as there aren't cars on the island. On Taquile Island, there isn't electricity, so at night the sky is beautiful: you can observe hundreds of thousands of stars.
For this shot I waited a moment for someone to pass through the arch, to get something more in the picture. I gave it the name "Stairway to Heaven" because the man will have to walk a lot of stairs before he gets to the top of the island, which is very high (about 4100m) ;-)
Hope you like it... Comments are welcome!
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chpp (4281) 2007-08-11 9:53
I like the composition in this image. Is ery clear picture and nice colours and light. although the background kind of loose it probably because of the clouds reflection on the lake
syd1946 (18663) 2007-08-11 9:53
A daily life scene in beautiful composition!
The working woman placed nicely in the frame.Thanks for the note,informative helps to explain more about the photo!
Have a very nice week,
leo61 (0) 2007-08-11 10:00
I spent two nights on isla Taquile and passed this arch too.Good shot and you did well to wait till somebody passes this doorway.You image brings back good memeories.TFS,
comanu (902) 2007-08-11 13:44
good scene and a beautiful landscape. the man under the arch is dramatic and make a good contrast with the dreaming landscape.
tho_ebert (876) 2007-08-11 15:33
J'adoooore Led Zep :D
Ta photo est tout aussi bien !
tatadalou (5999) 2007-08-15 8:51
Sans mauvais jeu de mots, franchir cette porte du Paradis a dû être un enfer pour cette personne, obligée de monter un tel poids si haut !
Techniquement, je trouve la photo bien équilibrée avec une bonne profondeur de champs. Cette porte attire notre regard autant sur la personne que sur le lac et l'arrière-plan montagneux.
- Copyright: Thomas Luyckx (ThomasL) (419)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-03-22
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Architecture, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon Powershot A540, Canon Zoom Lens 4x, 5.8-23.2mm 1:2.6-5.5, Kingston SD 1GB
- Exposure: f/4, 1/640 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Arequipa - Puno - Cuzco
- Date Submitted: 2007-08-11 9:12