Steep slopes at Machu Picchu

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Daniel Dunlap on June 5, 2008

Another excellent shot Marylin! Simply amazing.


Tamás Borbély on June 6, 2008

Extraordinary beautiful photo Marilyn ! Y* from me :-) Congratulations, Tamás

Hank Waxman on June 6, 2008

Good mix of textures. It's a teaser, in a way 'cause I'd like to see around the building to the valley that must stretch for miles.


Marilyn Whiteley on June 7, 2008

Thank you, Daniel, Tamás, Hank, and Bruce.

Yes, Hank, a bit of a teaser. But some teasers ought to remain that way. The valley does stretch for miles, but there's no center of interest, and at this time of day (and with moisture in the air), no sharp enough patterns of light and dark to make it stand on its own in a photo. So it's best if the viewer is left wondering!


skida on June 8, 2008

Great shot Marilyn, and interesting in being different to the "classic" views that people always seem to take.

Syl de Canada on June 9, 2008

Hello Marilyn Great shot! I will repeat it, they are all wonderful! You came back home with an amazing collection! Cheers Sylvie

EVA_L on June 10, 2008

Nicely composed, Marilyn! You receive a wonderful and very beautiful effect! Greetings, Eva

Marilyn Whiteley on June 11, 2008

Thank you, Pixelbug, skida, Sylvie, and Eva, for all your kind words. As I explained on another photo, my knees wouldn't take me to some of the "classic" viewpoints, and I think that helped me look around more carefully to see what views I could find. Cheers, Marilyn

Ryan Calhoun on June 12, 2008

Steep slopes indeed! I like these bits of roof and stone making unusual angles. Cheers, Ryan

Marilyn Whiteley on June 13, 2008

Thanks, Ryan. You understand why my knees said "Let's not go to extremes!" Cheers, Marilyn

T NL on June 14, 2008

Gorgeous! Must have been a fantastic trip! Greets, T NL

Marilyn Whiteley on June 15, 2008

Thanks, T NL. Yes, the trip was even more amazing than I anticipated! Greetings, Marilyn

izahorizonta on June 21, 2008

Excellent photo! Y***** Greetings from Serbia!

Marilyn Whiteley on June 21, 2008

Many thanks, and greetings from Canada!

Ataman Ayvaz on June 22, 2008





Hedwige Rignol on June 22, 2008

exquise shot Marilyn beautiful perspective

Marilyn Whiteley on June 22, 2008

Many thanks, Ataman and edy22, for your very nice comments. Marilyn

Luud Riphagen on July 1, 2008

Excellent shot and collection Marilyn !! greetings Luud

ai savery on July 1, 2008

Wow! Gold stars for this one, Marilyn***! Great perspective - you've caught the feel of vertigo very well. This one goes into my favorites. I'm going through your gallery backwards and I think your photos are only getting better. The down-side to that is it's going to take me a lonnnnnggg time to get to page 1 ;). Warm greetings, alicia

Marilyn Whiteley on July 2, 2008

Thanks, Luud and Alicia, for your comments, and Alicia for the star. All of Machu Picchu is amazing!

I'm flattered, Alicia. Take your time. I hope you don't get bored!

Best wishes, Marilyn

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on June 5, 2008
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Marilyn Whiteley
    • Taken on 2008/04/28 11:09:49
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 9.42mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: -0.30 EV
    • No flash