More from Peru--Pisaq

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Slowly working through my Peru shots. Pisaq is a village in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, famed for its market as well as for its Incan ruin, perched above the town. We drove up to the ruin at dawn and hiked back down into the village. This was one of the most memorable and beautiful hikes of the trip. A tip if you go...don't try to hike UP! Hire a driver to take you to the top and walk down. Much easier ;-)

All taken with D100, 12-24 and 24-120VR

Dawn over the valley 24-120VR
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A little later, looking down over the ruins...looks like a long hike to the valley! Nikon 12-24
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Incan terraces. We are hiking to the river below. Nikon 24-120VR
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Fabulous stonework 12-24
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Detail of stonework. That's our birding guide, Gunnar of Kolibri Expeditions, in the back. 24-120VR
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Pisaq town, stretched along the Urubabamba river, with the famed market in the center (the white group of awnings.) Still looks pretty far away! Nikon 12-24
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Local residents on the road as we approach the village. 80-400VR
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In the market 24-120VR
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Thanks for looking. More to come...
 
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marek

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One of the countries I'd love to visit some time, your photos have simply managed to strengthen that resolve. Look forward to seeing more.
 
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So Janet, you're not a great bird photographer afterall,

you're just a Great Photographer!! :biggrin: Loved all of your shots, and hope you find the time to post some more!
 
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Thank you everyone for looking and commenting!

Marek, good to see you again! You'd disappeared for awhile :smile:

Gilles, of course we did have shortness of breath :biggrin: (is there a panting icon?) LOL. But, we acclimated gradually. Actually by the time we were in Pisaq we were fine, and Pisaq isn't really that high, relatively speaking (9,000 ft and change.) The only time we really had difficulty was at about 15,000 feet. I'll post a couple of shots from that excursion soon.
 
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FlyingFlowers

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OMG!!! These are amazing, I absolutely love the first one.
 
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