Photographer's Note

"To visit Machu Picchu, you must prepare the soul, sharpen the senses. Forget for some minutes, the small and transcendental problems of our lives, of modern... man..."
Napoleon Polo

Machu Picchu is a classic spot for trekkers looking for adventure and knowledge. It's the most famous South American archaeological site, and it is an impressive testimonial for the geniality and remarkable engineering abilities of the Inca's.

The proporse of the "Lost City of The Inca's" is still an unsolved mystery. There are many theories, and very little consensus.

Machu Picchu is a remarkable site, and it extremely well conserved. The lost city was never found by the Spanhish colonizers, and for that reason it remained untouched and preserved till it was found on 1911.

I have chosen this more focused image, instead of showing the more traditional shots of Machu Picchu. It is taken from a bottom to top perspective, in order to increase the sense of scale and grandiosity.
The photo shows a real Incan construction. The only thing that isn't from the INCA times is the roof. None of those roofs survived the test of time, so the archeologics decided to take one single house and make a roof according to their believe in how they where in the Inca's time.


- Machu Picchu lies in the top of a mountain. The city of Aguas Calientes is on the bottom of that mountain and it serves as the main "base of operation" for tourists visiting the site.

- There are two ways to go up the mountain. You can either pay a U$5,00 fee and go up by bus or "trek" your way to the top by the stone stairs.

- Machu Picchu is always crowded. Remember to get up as earlier as possible. The earlier hours of the morning is the best time to visit the ruin. Soon the site will be crowded with tourists and it will be almost impossible to take good shoots without the tourists showing up on your images.

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Leandro Discaciate (Discaciate) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 38 W: 0 N: 48] (129)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2004-07-28
  • Categories: Ruins
  • Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2006-06-17 13:39
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