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Lost city of the Incas
3rd PlaceLost city of the Incas
LevT


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Landscape in Portrait Orientation II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Landscapes
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M5
Lens: Olympus 14-150mm f/4.0-5.6 M.Zuiko Digital ED
Location: Machu Picchu, Peru
Date: Aug 15, 2013
Galleries: Landscape, History
Date Uploaded: Aug 16, 2013

I credit three things with the success of this photo:
- location
- location
- location

I wish I could rename it "Lost and found" instead of the cliche I used, but since it's been in a challenge, I cannot do that... oh well.

a few other photos from my recent Peruvian trip are on my Facebook page. Here is the direct link

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 82
Avg (all users): 6.8772
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 6.5000
Avg (non-participants): 7.0972
Views since voting: 2005
Views during voting: 258
Votes: 114
Comments: 28
Favorites: 3 (view)


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09/01/2013 08:36:12 PM
Beautiful image, the man made forms of the city, carved out of the randomness of the mountains, is striking. The clouds give a great indication of the elevation here.
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09/01/2013 04:31:31 PM
Of course the location is SUPER, but still this is a very good rendition of the place. And the clouds behind the mountain makes it almost 3D :)
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08/27/2013 08:40:28 AM
Its not just the location, there is an intangible sense of lighting, angle, processing, etc. that brought it to life. Pretty damned good location though. Congrats on the ribbon.
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08/26/2013 10:22:36 PM
Wow Lev - you get around! Congrats!
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08/26/2013 07:47:04 PM
Congrats LevT! I hope you like my Machu Picchu photo as well :P
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08/26/2013 01:11:01 PM
Awesome Lev. Congrats on the ribbon!
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08/26/2013 12:50:05 PM
Congrats, Lev! We hiked the Inca Trail to MP and just didn't have enough energy left to get to this vantage point. I kick myself now for not doing it, but we didn't have the right weather either.
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08/26/2013 11:55:10 AM
But...where's the llama?!!! Congrats on the ribbon, Lev!
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08/26/2013 11:36:39 AM
Beautiful image.

Once in the 80s, I stood in that very spot and appreciated this view first hand.
(there might still be a little stone structure just behind you)
The site has been cleaned up a bit and possibly is easier to navigate, but still
it is truly impressive.
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08/26/2013 05:27:28 AM
Wonderful,Congratulations.
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08/26/2013 05:08:27 AM
Congrats on a fine image.. Location yes...but those clouds does so much for the image
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08/26/2013 04:05:29 AM
Very impressive place, congrats on the Yellow!
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08/26/2013 03:33:03 AM
Good stuff. Here is another take on the subject:
http://www.gigapixelperu.com/Welcome.html
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08/26/2013 03:14:39 AM
Congrats, Lev. Amazing shot.
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08/26/2013 03:11:29 AM
I have seen this shot from that very same spot soooooooooo many times, but I never get tired of seeing it again.
One day, I'll see it FIRST hand :-) Lucky you!!!
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08/26/2013 01:30:00 AM
Congrats, lovely shot
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08/26/2013 12:24:22 AM
second best machu picchu shot in the challenge! ;)
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08/26/2013 12:04:15 AM
yes the location, WOW amazing, well done!
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08/26/2013 12:02:47 AM
Congrats Lev... fabulous shot.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/25/2013 11:39:15 PM
Wow. Impressive vista
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08/25/2013 10:05:17 PM
Fabulous! A superb fit to the challenge.
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08/24/2013 10:19:26 PM
Neat perspective and amazing location
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08/22/2013 10:47:12 PM
Spectacular locale. I wish to go there some day. A little more color saturation would seem to add to the image.
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08/20/2013 08:15:13 PM
what a place! an engineering masterpiece and a great photo
bump
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08/20/2013 11:17:35 AM
Very awesome shot! I love the mountains in the photograph... the ruins... the vastness that this photo portrays. It's very well composed, nice colors... and really like the cloud cover in the background... with it hiding behind the main mountain, it really gives a depth to this photo!
Well done.
In my TT.
Bumping score
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08/20/2013 10:52:14 AM
A city in the clouds.
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08/20/2013 05:30:45 AM
always wanted to see this, awesome POV, and love the clouds settling on the mountain.
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08/19/2013 12:57:07 AM
Apparently, two DPCers went to Machu Picchu...
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