A mayan viewon the Machu Picchu
About this famous place in the world I sould share my experience :
First, as you probably now, there is two way to go to this remote place, by the Inca's way (three days walking) or by the expensive railway (Sold by the Peruvian government to a private Chilean company). I chose the trekking and for my interest, it was not the good choice.
I explain, for security reasons you can't do it alone anymore, you are forced to make this trek with an accredited company and there are a lot in Cusco but they are all doing the same : a luxuous walk with three stars meal, with chair and popcorn during the breaks, ... for me it was too much and it prevent me from appreciate the terrific landscape of that remote region !
For the people who like walking I now usually say that they should do a trekking elsewhere in Peru or Bolivia (there are thousands of kilometers of Inca's path) and go by the railway to Aguasclientes sleep one night and early morning go by foot to the top and visit the Machu Picchu.
That's all for my experience.
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pilpel-adom (3018) 2007-02-07 16:07
Very nice and original framing, Marc!
Good use of aperture to focus the look on the BG houses and isolate them from the framing stones. I feel that a bit of contrast would generate a more "punchy" result. I see that you got the FG exposed correctly, but I think that the main subject is the house in the BG (which is over exposed by a bit). I will try to manage a WS and see what I get...
About the note: I know it might come to you as a surprise, but there are other ways...
I suggest you follow to this link
vanes73 (123) 2007-02-07 17:09
Nice shot, also both the wall and the landscape have good light, but the lanscape is a little too light
kmarscher (2887) 2007-03-10 10:19
Your adventure into this region of the world as described in your note merits attention. Well said! This is an engaging shot of a peek into that splendid view. Nicely done.