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Buildings of Machu Picchu

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Comments (20)

Eva Kaprinay on May 22, 2008

Nice shot Marilyn! :-) Congratulations Eva

Evgenia Lepikhova on May 22, 2008

Wonderful and very interesting serie, dear Marilyn! Greetings from Ukraine. Eva

picsonthemove on May 22, 2008

Superb sunlight and nice landscape



Hank Waxman on May 22, 2008

Well done, Marilyn. This isn't a point-of-view we often see of this place. Please take a couple of miuntes and map your new selection. I read in a Forum item that if there's a measurable lag time between posting and mapping, it might not get Google Earthed.

Welcome home!


Jackie BG on May 22, 2008

Marilyn , Hank is right. Map your photo in G.E. It's a nice one. Greetings. Jackie

Marilyn Whiteley on May 22, 2008

Thank you both Evas, picsonthemove, Hank, and Jackie. And thanks for the prodding, Hank and Jackie; I've now mapped my Machu Picchu pictures as a start.

Our Machu Picchu guide looked at my pregnant daughter-in-law and at me, and led us on a "shorter" route. He saw that we could not get to some of the higher, more distant and more familiar dramatic viewpoints. I think that encouraged me to look harder for photos in the central part of the site. Hank, you will appreciate how pleased I was to notice those repeated angles!

Hank Waxman on May 22, 2008

You're welcome Marilyn, I could list the things I really like about this one starting with the different POV. Not only the repeating angles, but the extent to which they mirror - or at least compliment - the line of the mountains in the near distance is another.

You've captured at least four planes which creates great depth, and while my tastes lean towards using those planes to enhance the depth, this doesn't suffer much because they are so well defined.

Really, really a good one, here.


Marilyn Whiteley on May 22, 2008

Thanks, Hank, for your further analysis--excellent as usual. I was sure you'd notice the way the constructed angles echo the natural ones. Not that I was thinking about that at the time! One of the things that fascinates me about photography is how I can see afterwards why an image appealed to me.


Anne Wiese on May 22, 2008

This is a very good picture of this magic place, Marilyn! I've seen many pictures of this place but none like this. It gives us an excellent impression of how it might have looked like 500 years ago. Greetings, Anne

Tom Lussier Photogra… on May 22, 2008

Since I'm in total agreement I will not try to add anything to Hank's analysis of this image Marilyn. Very nicely done.

Regards, Tom

Remmert on May 23, 2008

Excellent shot, Marilyn! It must be very beautiful there in Peru.

Marilyn Whiteley on May 29, 2008

Thank you, Anne, Tom, and Coconuts. Yes, it is a magical, beautiful place. Greetings, Marilyn

jhk on June 22, 2008

Superb shot, Marilyn, and I agree with all that's been said above! Machu Picchu is a place I'd really love to visit.

Cheers, Justin

Witxe on June 22, 2008

Great place and shot Marilyn Whiteley. Thanks for sharing. Regards :)witxe

Marilyn Whiteley on June 22, 2008

Many thanks, Justin and witxe. Machu Picchu is indeed a great and fascinating place, and the opportunities for photos seem endless. Cheers, Marilyn

Giorgio Sari on July 18, 2008

serious very beautiful in the favorite,bye Giorgio

Andrea Allasio on October 20, 2008

Marilyn, this a place I would love to go! Thank you for sharing such nice view of it. Ciao. Andrea

Marilyn Whiteley on November 6, 2008

Thank you, Giorgio and Andrea.

And Andrea, I do hope you are able to get there sometime. It is a wonderful experience! Cheers, Marilyn

Steve Paxton on July 9, 2009

i must start the bucket list going this is one place for it. love you shots now i find the tag. steve

nicojo on October 27, 2009

Bonsoir Marilyn, Je viens de visionner quelques unes des photos de votre galerie. Quel plaisir ;) J'aime la variété des lieux. Salutations du Québec nicojo

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