This was taken during the same trek in Lares Valley in Peru as one of previous post, also see workshop for another shot.
Nope, we were not the early people arriving at the camp site first. We were the only two. Actually this is not even a camp site. There was none, you just pick a spot to rest for the night. Thatís how remote it is.
Lares Valley Trek: For those wanting to experience the incredible beauty and rich culture of the Andes by taking the less-traveled route. Authentic encounters with Quechua communities and the spectacular scenery that surrounds them give these treks a wonderful blend of tradition and splendor.
Passing through the rich pastoral regions of the Cordillera Urubamba, we traverse high mountain peaks and sub-tropical valleys, stopping along the way to enjoy scenic lagoons, natural hot springs, and Inca remains. The remoteness of the area has allowed its people to preserve traditions of llama and alpaca herding, potato cultivation, and colorful weaving dating back to the Incas. These fascinating treks offer a first-hand look at the life of the Andean farmer and a journey into a region of outstanding beauty.
Scanned from 35 mm Kodak film
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Kielia (24077) 2008-08-12 9:56
excellent scan of the film. And what a fascinating place! You have captured the atmosphere of this adventurous trek very well!
Deepforest (9260) 2008-08-12 10:18
What a beautiful mountain landscape...! I love this type of severe landscapes... Horses are varying and enlivening this capture. Nice view of higher mountains in the background. Good composition and amazing colours. Very well done my dear friend!
dta (78060) 2008-08-12 12:22
Hello Way ,
An idyllic place with a magic mood . I like a lot the dark light and the soft colors of the meadow . People and horses add a touch of life .
bracasha75 (24589) 2008-08-12 13:21
Very nice presenting of this mountain expedition and peace who rule up there
Very good work
wishlist (4133) 2008-08-12 14:11
you've done a good job scanning this film and the quality is very good. The scenario is just beautiful, very atmospheric and evocative and the 2 tents with the few horses grazing perfectly gives the idea of what you said in your note. The small lake I think played its important role in the compo as it can be used to stop for a while and enjoying the majesty of the mountains in the bg. You've lost a bit of details in the sky but that doesn't bother me at all. Great view, great job.
Thanks for sharing it.
emka (97717) 2008-08-12 16:02
Hi Way, Wow, wonderful Andean landscape. Splendid view of the high mountains. Nice photo of the trekking. Were the horses used to carry the camping gear? It is a pity there are no Quechua people in their colourful dresses. It was for sure fantastic experience. I was in Cusco region some years ago but I had not enough time to visit remote places. Warm regards
jimkilgallon (0) 2008-08-12 16:43
This is a tough trek is Lares, this is the one I did as the Inca trail is closed in Feb for works. Very good quality scan, I like to see scans once in a while, you have done very well with the lighting with the scale of the place shown by the tents and horses. The mood looks awesome, well done and thanks for bringing back my Peru memories.
adamasao1 (466) 2008-08-12 19:38
Great shot, looks cold though :) I'd love to do this trek if I can ever get back to Peru. Good shot with the tents to add some interest.
gary91 (15348) 2008-08-12 22:29
First of all excellent quality for a scanned picture.
This landscape makes us breathe quietness and peace. The horses around are beautiful and I like the ray of light at the top of the mountains behind.
Must be a wonderful place to go...
Have a nice day.
Best regards, Christian
npecanhuk (75476) 2008-08-13 3:27
The view is arid, but by adding human beings you have created a great composition, giving us the right dimension of that immense andean scenery, with excellent sharpness and colors!
TFS - Congratulations!
trekks (14348) 2008-08-13 8:41
Very nice to see your travel photos of Peru again and this is a fine TE post to share about the world, showing pitched tents and horses in this beautiful landscape.
So you camped a night on the plains? Very pleasant POV. tfs
lrw1966 (1632) 2008-08-13 10:16
Marvelous landscape of nature. You have presented this amazing part of our world with impressive POV, colors, details and wonderful b/g and sky.
Thanks for the educational note
Congratulations, very nicely done.
Silversnow (2319) 2008-08-13 20:02
It looks like we are bound to remember each other's trip ;)
Very nice composition and colors, I'd very much like to see the geographic coordinates. :)
alftrek (3270) 2008-08-13 21:14
To start with this is a quality scan of a good quality photo. I admire your luxury in traveling to so many places bringing back numerous splendid photos to TE for us all. The photo does convey an impression of its remoteness where the only sign of life are the two tents and a few Llamas(or horses?) By the way, do the llamas came with you or they were there grazing before you came?
shevchenko (20516) 2008-08-13 21:46
Amazing to reach at the natural environment surrounding by maoutain chains, realaxing and paeceful atmosphere to see horses living on their habitat, I think there were fantastic experience over night at this quitely location, thanks for sharing the beautiful scenery.
MarianneS (15338) 2008-08-13 23:55
It is probably wonderful to wake up in such a place, above all with the sight of dozens of lamas running just in front of you!!!
Wonderful atmosphere you share with us!
rodgerg (55767) 2008-08-14 1:20
A superb scan and a very beautiful landscape with a great depth of field. The people and the horses gives an interesting element of life.
A note very interesting too. A very good photowork.
danos (97879) 2008-08-14 5:17
nice and picturesque this landscape view in Lares valley in Peru,with the tents and the horses to spread in it.The lake in the background with the bald ground make the scene so interesting.You have right for the incredible beauty, but the living conditions in these excursions are enough difficult i think.Well done.
zeca (19762) 2008-08-17 21:45
Very nice capture from Cusco! The landscape is beautiful and its nice to see the people camping down there with the horses around. Very well composed, and very well scanned! What scanner are you using?
angela926 (1884) 2008-08-29 1:03
fantastic capture, excellent composition and pov, very nice colors and light, good sharpness and depth of field, nice textures and good clarity, welld one.
MLINES (12516) 2008-09-03 17:14
Hi Way, This is the sort of photo i was attracted to join TE in the first place, to see sights otherwise never to be seen. It could also be called Lost Valley by the look of this remoteness. Good composition and colours. Interesting notes.
The WS is very good too, it is as if mankind was not on the same planet! TFS. Murray.
foozi (7101) 2009-07-17 7:17
this is an exciting and interesting shot. Well depicted landscape that make my backpacking days rushed into my heart, full of eagerness.
Well chosen point of view. Nice colours and fascinating view.
your journey must be full of excitement and fun.
Best wishes and enjoy life.
bmukherjee (1512) 2010-04-23 12:18
A fantastic photo - really makes one wish to go out and explore the world! I have always wondered what camping in Peru looked like - it seems wonderful...
mkamionka (36749) 2011-06-19 1:59
very unusual landscape. The clouds did not make your life easy here but you have well used them to your advantage. The horses and the campground give an idea about the scale,
Very interesting place, great natural presentation,