Through a window at Machu Picchu

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Comments (56)

Marilyn Whiteley on May 6, 2008

Thanks, all of you. Machu Picchu is filled with opportunities for window and doorway shots. I´m not strong and agile enough to get to the more distant parts of the site from which people get wonderful panoramic views. I think this made me look harder for the opportunities where I was. I´ll just have to enjoy other people´s sweeping photos of the site.

Cheers, Marilyn

ai savery on May 6, 2008

A very strong and beautiful photo, Marilyn. I'm so glad to see you posting from your trip! Gold stars *** for this image. Your eye makes up for any shortcomings in your mind, as you always seem to find a unique composition. Now that I know you are posting I will check in more often! (No need to reply - I know how traveling and panoramio are difficult ;)) My best to you, alicia

Ahmet poçanoğlu on May 7, 2008

Amazing and beautiful! ahmeth

marita1004 on May 10, 2008

Beautiful photo MARILYN Greetings from Austria. Marita

Michael Braxenthaler on May 11, 2008

Superb capture, Marilyn! Welcome back - it seems you had a wonderful trip...

Cheers, --michael

russianrachel on May 15, 2008

Funky! You get around a bit don't you Marilyn?

Margrit M. Berger (S… on May 16, 2008

That's my great favourite, Marilyn! It's the kind of photo, I would be ready to do any journey for and take all troubles to get it. What is done to keep it pleasant for tourists, is done in a careful, not too obvious way. There is everything in it, the high mountains, some signs of people of centuries gone by, finally the vegetation which tells us, that nature always is stronger than any buildings humans erect.

As for the photo, I love the steplike little terraces, which again stress on the steepness of those places - an always present fear, I guess, that the children might fall down. It's great, that you show us the inside of the wall of the window, which I know, was intended. It keeps an interesting connection and I feel, that I am standing there. I am glad, that you avoided to take the obvious tourists' photos, though I didn't expect you to do anything of the sort. ;)

It's a wonderful, romantic photo, but to live there would be a nightmare. It's amazing, to see, where people are able to exist.

Thank you, Marilyn for your lovely collection, which show us something of the world, which is so far in time and space, yet so near, because the people had their struggles to go through their life as we all have to do, more or less comfortable, different circumstances, sure - but at the end we all have to let go, no matter, where we live. I dare say that, since both of us were born in the same year. :)

Best wishes and take care, May

A.SKINNER on May 18, 2008

You have given us another fantastic view through a window, not just any window but one of the most spectacular views in the world. Thank you Marilyn. Regards Anita

Michael D on May 18, 2008


Marilyn Whiteley on May 27, 2008

Thank you for your generous comments Alicia, ahmeth, Nicols, Marita, Michael, Rachel, May, Anita, and Michael. Machu Picchu offers amazing photographic abilities, and I'm happy if my window view gave you some "feel" for the place--perhaps a more intimate view than the more common wide vistas.

In that area of Peru, the remains of Inca terraces are still often visible on the mountainsides. There they were used for raising crops, and some current agriculture still uses them! It is likely that some of these, too, were used for agriculture.

Greetings, Marilyn

izahorizonta on May 27, 2008

Greeat shot!!! Greetings from Belgrade!

Marilyn Whiteley on May 29, 2008

Thank you, izahorizonta, and greetings from Canada!

LouisSaint on June 22, 2008

Marilyn, I have very much enjoyed your beautiful photos of Peru. I have always wanted to visit there, and hope to in the future. I hope I can capture the plase as beautifully as you have. -Andy

Marilyn Whiteley on June 22, 2008

Thank you very much, Andy. I hope you will go. I'd love to see your photos! Cheers, Marilyn

Giorgio Sari on July 18, 2008

enchanted enchanting site,ciao Giorgio

Marilyn Whiteley on July 19, 2008

Thank you, Giorgio, for your nice comments on the Machu Picchu pictures. Yes, it is an enchanted and enchanting site. Greetings, Marilyn

Pepe Triton on July 27, 2008

No doubt. It's one of the most wonderful places around the globe. Thanks for sharing it through your photos.

Marilyn Whiteley on July 28, 2008

Yes, Pepe, it is an amazing and wonderful place. Thank you for visiting it with me.

Epi F.Villanueva on October 23, 2008

Superb shot.,Saludos.Epi

Marilyn Whiteley on October 28, 2008

I'm so glad you found this, Epi! Thank you for your comment. Greetings, Marilyn

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 29, 2008
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    by Marilyn Whiteley
    • Taken on 2008/04/28 11:43:10
    • Exposure: 0.006s (1/160)
    • Focal Length: 18.62mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: -0.30 EV
    • No flash