The warm rays of sunrise begin to burn off the morning fog over the lost city of Machu Picchu. I was lucky enough to be on the first train back to the ruins after the disastrous floods of winter, 2009. This was the first day in nearly 4 months that the park had received any visitors. And it was empty at sunrise!
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stevesaba (8135) 2010-06-13 18:06
Great timing in all respects! A wonderful, and I suspect quite rare photo! Congratulations! Fine work, regards,
JudyR (1671) 2010-06-13 20:20
Wow! How nice to see a unique take on this ubiquitous subject. Such a lovely mist overhanging all. You really caught it. Congratulations! Judy
stefi (1230) 2010-06-13 21:40
What a shot! There's all the power of Nature, of Time, of Mistery of the ancient people who inhabited this land.
Moreover the sharpness is great. I will really like to see the original one, not compressed file...
wolf38 (31278) 2010-06-13 21:46
Hi Michael. An impressive and atmospheric photo. Just like here I have the Machu Picchu never seen before. My compliments on an excellent photo. Regards, Wolfgang.
artesia (959) 2010-06-14 0:24
Hai Mike.. magnificent image. The sunrise made this magical place looks surreal.
Perfect pov that captured the postcard photo of Machu Picchu with the mysterious mist.
gut31 (103) 2010-06-14 9:21
wooonnderful picture of the machu picchu. There are a lot of picture in TE. It s the most beautiful picture.
pittsenbarger (307) 2010-06-14 16:22
Great Shot, I love the mist hovering over the ruins and lighting, that is amazing that the park was empty!
dkeus31 (27735) 2010-06-19 8:41
a nice composition, the classical pov, but the fog gives a special touch here
Aliine (2663) 2010-06-20 9:43
Fog gives this special mystic atmosphere. That's really nice.
I imagine how happy you were to be one of the first to the top.
Signal-Womb (13048) 2010-08-09 15:11
That has to be one of the best pictures Iv ever seen of this place. The otherworldy mood is fantastic here, like a shamanic vision. Iv always wanted to visit this place some day... Excellent work Michael.
Floriane (123) 2010-08-26 2:16
This is a magical picture !
The fog gives a mysterious atmosphere.
The quality is perfect.
Thanks for sharing,
bebbetto (12) 2010-09-06 3:54
This a photo is absolutely wonderful.
It bothers me to see how few points it took.
There are trivial pictures taking 100 points or more !!
However your photo is magical and fascinating. Great technique.
Fabian_86 (233) 2010-11-19 11:57
Very, very well done!
david_P (512) 2011-01-05 12:03
Very beautifull composition of Machu Picchu,
Colors are sweet, POV is excellent,
Great work and thanks for sharing !
DRamos (512) 2011-02-22 5:30
Great gift that you give us with this photo, taken with the classic view of Machu Pichu, adds a disturbing haze accumulates.
It's spectacular, I keep it in top
Poyet-Coralie (59) 2011-06-14 9:05
Waw! Am I dreaming? :) What a wonderful shot!
anupam06 (769) 2011-07-22 1:13
You happen to be one of my fav photographer and this shot shows why. One of the best that I have seen from this area.
TFS & WR,
jga (1062) 2011-10-22 8:54
Incredible shot, I love the atmosphere. Great work.
cycling (98) 2012-02-17 7:41
Amazing view. that myst make the atmosphere unreal!
jacekb70 (313) 2012-04-19 3:27
This is a great capture of that stunning place.
I've been there to late during the day and the sun wasn't behind me like on this one.
Balrog (102) 2012-10-04 15:56
janspanelsky (86) 2013-04-11 10:46
Excelent photograph. What makes it looking special is morning mist rising from the forests down Machu Picchu. One of the most visited Peru´s tourist atractions (luckyly located high in the Ands) looks early in the morning without the crowds almost magic.
- Copyright: Michael Anderson (miketelemark) (2785)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-04-02
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Hasselblad H2D, HC 3.5/35, Graduated Neutral Density
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Favorites - landscape 06 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-06-13 17:38
- Favorites: 15 [view]