More from Peru--Pisaq

Discussion in 'Landscapes, Architecture, and Cityscapes' started by jczinn, Sep 9, 2005.

  1. 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...
     
  2. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    WOW!! Those are some incredible images Janet. Just wonderful. :smile:
     
  3. "National Geographic" stuff, Janet. Gorgeous!!
     
  4. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Outstanding
     
  5. JayR

    JayR

    385
    Jul 6, 2005
    Redmond, WA.
    Janet,

    :eek: Excellent series. The first one is really outstanding.

    Regards,
     
  6. Spectacular hands down !!!

    Thank you for sharing !
     
  7. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    Beatiful work
    thanks for taking me there !
     
  8. patrickh

    patrickh

    666
    May 4, 2005
    Thousand Oaks
    Wow - thanks for taking us along on what must have been the trip of a lifetime. Cant wait to see more.
     
  9. marek

    marek Guest

    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.
     
  10. i love them all. beautiful shots.
     
  11. Oh my goodness Janet, these are some beautiful and amazing shots. Well taken, this must have been some vacation.
     
  12. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    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!
     
  13. Awsome shots, no shortness of breath at those altitudes?
     
  14. Fantastic photos Janet... :Exclamati
    It seems you had a great time there...
    Thanks for sharing, you really woke up my travel bug... :rolleyes:
     
  15. Neil

    Neil

    317
    Jul 8, 2005
    Douglasville, GA
    Great shots thanks for sharing
    Neil
     
  16. 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.
     
  17. MontyDog

    MontyDog

    Jan 30, 2005
    #1064 - You have an error in your SQL syntax;
     
  18. Most excellent series of images.

    The colors really pop on the locals.

    Russ
     
  19. hans

    hans

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    Feb 5, 2005
    The Netherlands
    Janet ,one of your best series ever ,more please
     
  20. OMG!!! These are amazing, I absolutely love the first one.
     
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