my inca trail

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by gio, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. gio

    gio TalkEmount Veteran

    Sep 12, 2012
    Manchester, uk
    hope you enjoy it;

    the rooftops of cusco as we set out


    Ollantayambo in the sacred valley

    illegal bullfight,pretty hairy getting this photo,that's my boots in the pic


    a doorway looking up the sacred valley, nice brickwork


    a little girl in the market in Pisac


    some kids somewhere in the Andes


    first glimpse of the sacred mountain,machu pichu,this was awesome and very emotional for me, to see somewhere you had dreamed of but never in your wildest dreams thought you would get there, you come through a gap in the mountains and this is what you see, you get ten minutes pouring rain and then ten minutes brilliant sunshine all day long,at least when I was there that was it.





    final glimpse and a last farewell

  2. nianys

    nianys TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 23, 2012
    You bet I enjoyed it !
  3. Frank Teurlings

    Frank Teurlings TalkEmount Regular

    Dec 10, 2012
    Very nice series, pity of the legs on the 2nd picture.
  4. nianys

    nianys TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 23, 2012
    Why was the bullfight illegal ? I thought it was wildly popular (and still legit) all over central and south Americas ?
  5. gio

    gio TalkEmount Veteran

    Sep 12, 2012
    Manchester, uk
    ha ha,normally ,yes.

    but I left them in deliberately, as it gives an insight into how high up we were and how precarious taking the photo was, I think it conveys to the viewer a wee bit of the risk element to the photo, not that it was intentional at the time,I just wanted to get the photo and then as far away from the edge as quickly as I could
  6. gio

    gio TalkEmount Veteran

    Sep 12, 2012
    Manchester, uk
    it's a nudge nudge,wink wink illegal,they try and keep it away from tourists eyes to save people and countries complaining, here are some women climbing down to the ring

    the light up there is tremendous and very little uv haze and really hard to balance any kind of exposure latitude, so I was just aperture priority and cloudy white balance and away we go, and just took what I got.


  7. Frank Teurlings

    Frank Teurlings TalkEmount Regular

    Dec 10, 2012
    I understand. When I go to that height and look how close to the edge I become dizzy.
  8. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    An incredible series. Is this trek all on foot? Or do you ride donkeys or something else? I'm always amazed when I see pictures of this region that people lived there. Thanks for sharing these. :)
  9. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    It must have been incredible to crest that last ridge and see the ruins before you. Your photos are fantastic!

    I was lucky enough to spend the night at the lodge next to the ruins several years ago, allowing me and a few others to enter the ruins at dawn, hours before the tourist train arrives. But trekking across the mountains to Machu Picchu must have been even more amazing. Did you climb to the top of Wayna Picchu?
  10. claude

    claude TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Jan 13, 2013
    Ottawa Canada
    Beautiful series! Their clothing is so colourful. Very nice.
  11. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Beautiful shots.

    Love the colorful cloths.
  12. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Nice set - such a scenic place!!! :thumbup:
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