Fountain in Lima - Peru

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Comments (16)

Wallace Rivera on April 27, 2008

Beautiful shot! ")

Wil en Ed on April 28, 2008

Fabulous nightshot!

Gr, Ed.

©Würmer on April 29, 2008

not a church, but city hall, I believe...

Miraflores is a district of the Lima Province in Peru. Known for its shopping areas, gardens, flower-filled parks and beaches, it is one of the upscale districts that make up the city of Lima.

Originally founded as San Miguel de Miraflores, it was established officially as a district on January 2, 1857. As a result of the Battle of Miraflores fought during the War of the Pacific, Miraflores got the designation of Ciudad Heroica ("Heroic City").

the official (governmental) city website of Miraflores (in Spanish)

Marilyn Whiteley on May 6, 2008

At the moment I can´t confirm the identity of the building. I know that there was a large church in the same block farther to the right.

This photo shows how we need to be open to "what happens." I was trying to take a photo of the scene when the two people walked up ... and stopped. My first thought was "Get out of my picture!" Then I realized they were adding to that picture!

Pepe Triton on July 27, 2008

Hello Marilyn. Here is Pepe "Missing" (Sorry, I've too much work). Now, in the summer, I hope to recover time visiting a gallery as interesting as this. Let's start the travel! Greetings. Pepe

Marilyn Whiteley on July 28, 2008

Welcome, Pepe. I understand your busy-ness, and thank you for your visit. Greetings, Marilyn

Steve Paxton on July 9, 2009

Marilyn great fountain from such an exotic place all the best for the NPC Steve

biggerben on October 6, 2009

Awesome shot!

But how on earth is it so bright at f/3, ISO100 and 1/4s exposure?

©Würmer on October 6, 2009

...because it was taken with a digital Olympus SP550UZ camera? (as is also indicated in the EXIF data block)

I'd imagine that taken with an old analog type camera of comparable quality the image would come out about as well, ignoring for a moment the fact that digital photo capturing chips don't have the exact same light recording attributes as common 35mm film... just my guess, I'm not an expert.

Marilyn Whiteley on October 6, 2009

Many thanks, Steve, for your long-ago comment!

biggerben, I can't explain it. I looked back at the original to see whether I'd made any conspicuous changes in editing it, but I hadn't.

And thank you, ©Würmer, for your contibution. Isn't it good to have the EXIF information back on Panoramio!

What surprises me is that it's tolerably sharp. I don't know whether I found anything to lean back against, but I know there was nothing to put the camera on.

©Würmer on October 6, 2009

my-o-my, you DO have a calm hand then, Marylin...

I had thought "surely she had used a tripod" (or something)...

R.I.P. Mercedes Sosa (whom I had first seen perform in Lima in '74)

galfer on January 30, 2010

Great shot, beautiful night picture.


Marilyn Whiteley on January 30, 2010

Thanks, galfer, for your visit and comments.

and Würmer, I'm too lazy to take a tripod on a long trip like that. I'm usually too lazy to take one on a short trip, though you'll be glad to know I do own one!


©Würmer on January 31, 2010

so do I, Marilyn, but don't ask me where it is... :((

Mihály Mondovics on September 20, 2011

So beautiful lights of the night! I like it! Cheers, Misi

Eva Lewitus on November 19, 2012

A wonderful photo of the fountain in front of the "Parque Kennedy" in Miraflores. The building is our Municipality, and the street is Av. Larco . You were there during the exhibition of the wonderful photos of Yann Arthus-Bertrand, La tierra vista desde el cielo. The earth from above

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Photo taken in San Miguel de Miraflores, Miraflores 15074, Peru

Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 26, 2008
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Marilyn Whiteley
    • Taken on 2008/04/22 21:02:25
    • Exposure: 0.250s (1/4)
    • Focal Length: 5.28mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash