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Woman by the Cusco Cathedral

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Comments (14)

Eva Kaprinay on May 22, 2008

Very good picture! Congratulations Eva

Tamás Borbély on May 22, 2008

Fantastical great shot Marilyn ! Congratulations, Tamás

Hank Waxman on May 22, 2008

She's so perfect. It's like every National Geographic photo spread I've seen.



© mARTin on May 22, 2008

I like photos of people in there real life and this is beautiful.

Greetings from Germany, Martin

Marilyn Whiteley on May 22, 2008

Thank you, Eva, Tamás, Hank, and Martin.

I had used the strong zoom on my compact camera to take two photos which included this woman. (I've posted one of them.) Later she approached and offered to let me take her picture for one sol (about 35 cents). I'm not usually comfortable doing that, but she was "so perfect," unlike some of the women (usually selling things) who were obviously dressed to catch the eye of tourists. This woman was simply being herself. Feeling self-conscious taking the picture, I only took one shot and this is it, slightly cropped.


Anne Wiese on May 22, 2008

This is also a beautiful picture showing this woman how she really is and not specially styled for the tourists. Great shot, Marilyn! Cheers, Anne

Tom Lussier Photogra… on May 22, 2008

Well captured. Is she as tiny as the shot makes her look? Would possibly work very well in black & white with the contrast bumped up!? I like this alot. As Hank says it reminds me of an image you'd see in Nat-Geo.

Regards, Tom

Richard Ryer on May 23, 2008

Greetings Marilyn, Excellent job capturing the essence of this woman. You probably made her day, and you certainly made mine!! Thanks for sharing.



filiz kulan on May 23, 2008

Marilyn , it's very beautiful portrait, I like to take people photos too. Y* and greetings from me :)

Marilyn Whiteley on May 29, 2008

Thank you, Anne, Tom, Rich, and filiz kulan--and fk for the Y*. I don't feel confident taking this kind of photo, but I'm delighted when I do it and it works!

(Yes, Tom, she was very short. Someday I'll try playing with this among other photos, but I'm still too busy with the basic editing and with travel to meetings, etc.)


Steve Paxton on July 9, 2009

a face worn of time and of another age. steve

Pawel Klobukowski on February 9, 2010

beautiful portrait! You show this person like she look- tired, old, but with smiling eyes!

greetings, Pawel

kevin mcvay on June 7, 2010

Great photo!!!Caught my eye and my heart.VOTED!!!! passion A yellow star Congratulations Best wishes, shalom57

►Berat Qevî Endam on June 19, 2010

very nice work

thank you for photo

Greetings from Iran


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 21, 2008
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Marilyn Whiteley
    • Taken on 2008/04/25 11:14:27
    • Exposure: 0.013s (1/80)
    • Focal Length: 4.68mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: -0.30 EV
    • No flash