20090307 Machu Picchu

Wake up early to catch the Orient Express train to Machu Picchu.


Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 10.0 mm; 1/400 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 24.0 mm; 1/400 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 24.0 mm; 1/1000 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 70.0 mm; 1/400 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 47.0 mm; 1/400 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 10.0 mm; 1/400 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 58.0 mm; 1/160 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100



Machu Picchu!



Machu Picchu!



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 10.0 mm; 1/1000 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100
Ma, Pa at Machu Picchu.



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 10.0 mm; 1/1000 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100
Bri at Machu Picchu. It must have just gotten dark, as the camera settings didn't change, and it was maybe a minute between this and the last photo.



Another panoramic that doesn't look like it. Three photos needed to capture the extreme depth of the canyon.



Our guide tells us about "up". To be fair, he was an excellent guide; lives in both Machu Picchu and Cuzco, teaches at the university in Cuzco. He clearly loved the site.



Huayna Picchu, over Machu Picchu.



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 10.0 mm; 1/1000 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100
Ah! There's a grassy ledge one can sneak out on. Leave the trail, jump over some small walls and boulders, and poof, you're on the edge of a 2,000 foot drop. Yeah, I was thinking clearly at an elevation of 8,000 feet.



Machu Picchu; basically the same photo as the one at wikipedia. My colors are better, but his light is much better.



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 10.0 mm; 1/1000 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100
More scary places to fall.



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 18.0 mm; 1/320 sec, f/5.7, ISO 100
Machu Picchu peeks around the edge of a building. Wonderful depth here.



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 92.0 mm; 1/100 sec, f/18.2, ISO 400



Canon EOS 40D with Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L at 24.0 mm; 1/400 sec, f/12.9, ISO 400
Tilt-shift fake-model of Machu Picchu.



Canon EOS 40D with Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L at 24.0 mm; 1/400 sec, f/12.9, ISO 400



Canon EOS 40D with Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L at 24.0 mm; 1/400 sec, f/12.9, ISO 400



Canon EOS 40D with Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L at 24.0 mm; 1/400 sec, f/12.9, ISO 400



Canon EOS 40D with Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L at 24.0 mm; 1/400 sec, f/12.9, ISO 400



Canon EOS 40D with Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L at 24.0 mm; 1/400 sec, f/12.9, ISO 400



Canon EOS 40D with Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L at 24.0 mm; 1/400 sec, f/12.9, ISO 400



Canon EOS 40D with Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L at 24.0 mm; 1/100 sec, f/6.4, ISO 400



Canon EOS 40D with Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L at 24.0 mm; 1/100 sec, f/6.4, ISO 400



Canon EOS 40D with Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L at 24.0 mm; 1/100 sec, f/6.4, ISO 400



Canon EOS 40D with Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L at 24.0 mm; 1/100 sec, f/6.4, ISO 400



Canon EOS 40D with Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L at 24.0 mm; 1/100 sec, f/6.4, ISO 400



Canon EOS 40D with Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L at 24.0 mm; 1/100 sec, f/6.4, ISO 400



Canon EOS 40D with Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L at 24.0 mm; 1/200 sec, f/9.9, ISO 400



Canon EOS 40D with Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L at 24.0 mm; 1/200 sec, f/9.9, ISO 400



Canon EOS 40D with Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L at 24.0 mm; 1/200 sec, f/9.9, ISO 400



Canon EOS 40D with Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L at 24.0 mm; 1/250 sec, f/9.9, ISO 400



Canon EOS 40D with Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L at 24.0 mm; 1/250 sec, f/9.9, ISO 400



Canon EOS 40D with Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L at 24.0 mm; 1/250 sec, f/9.9, ISO 400



Canon EOS 40D with Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L at 24.0 mm; 1/200 sec, f/9.1, ISO 400



Canon EOS 40D with Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L at 24.0 mm; 1/200 sec, f/9.9, ISO 400



Canon EOS 40D with Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L at 24.0 mm; 1/200 sec, f/9.9, ISO 400



Canon EOS 40D with Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L at 24.0 mm; 1/200 sec, f/9.9, ISO 400



Canon EOS 40D with Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L at 24.0 mm; 1/250 sec, f/9.9, ISO 400



Canon EOS 40D with Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L at 24.0 mm; 1/400 sec, f/3.5, ISO 100



Tilt-shift fake-model panoramic...that didn't work. The colors and exposure are messed up.



Canon EOS 40D with Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L at 24.0 mm; 1/400 sec, f/3.5, ISO 100
Tilt-shift fake-model looking down to the river.



Ummmm. Not intended. Stupid software....



Tilt-shift fake-model of Machu Picchu.



Sadly, I don't want to label yet another picture as "Machu Picchu"...which is a shame, because this is a great panoramic....of Machu Picchu.



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 10.0 mm; 1/500 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100
Compare against the panoramic above.



Canon EOS 40D with Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L at 24.0 mm; 1/500 sec, f/3.5, ISO 100



Canon EOS 40D with Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L at 24.0 mm; 1/500 sec, f/3.5, ISO 100



Canon EOS 40D with Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L at 24.0 mm; 1/500 sec, f/3.5, ISO 100



Canon EOS 40D with Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L at 24.0 mm; 1/500 sec, f/3.5, ISO 100



Canon EOS 40D with Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L at 24.0 mm; 1/500 sec, f/3.5, ISO 100



Canon EOS 40D with Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L at 24.0 mm; 1/500 sec, f/3.5, ISO 100



Canon EOS 40D with Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L at 24.0 mm; 1/500 sec, f/3.5, ISO 100



Canon EOS 40D with Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L at 24.0 mm; 1/500 sec, f/3.5, ISO 100



Canon EOS 40D with Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L at 24.0 mm; 1/500 sec, f/3.5, ISO 100
Back to fake-models.



Canon EOS 40D with Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L at 24.0 mm; 1/500 sec, f/3.5, ISO 100



Canon EOS 40D with Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L at 24.0 mm; 1/800 sec, f/3.5, ISO 100



Canon EOS 40D with Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L at 24.0 mm; 1/1250 sec, f/3.5, ISO 100





Canon EOS 40D with Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L at 24.0 mm; 1/640 sec, f/3.5, ISO 100



Canon EOS 40D with Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L at 24.0 mm; 1/640 sec, f/3.5, ISO 100



Canon EOS 40D with Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L at 24.0 mm; 1/1250 sec, f/3.5, ISO 100
Easily one of my favorites. A lizard peeks above rocks at Machu Picchu.



Canon EOS 40D with Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L at 24.0 mm; 1/800 sec, f/3.5, ISO 100
Tilt-shift fake-model of a bridge in the canyon below Machu Picchu.





Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 20.0 mm; 1/160 sec, f/5.7, ISO 100



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 98.0 mm; 1/1600 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 24.0 mm; 1/640 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100





Canon EOS 40D with Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L at 24.0 mm; 1/2000 sec, f/3.5, ISO 100



Canon EOS 40D with Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L at 24.0 mm; 1/500 sec, f/3.5, ISO 100



Canon EOS 40D with Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L at 24.0 mm; 1/1000 sec, f/3.5, ISO 100



Canon EOS 40D with Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L at 24.0 mm; 1/1250 sec, f/3.5, ISO 100



Canon EOS 40D with Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L at 24.0 mm; 1/1250 sec, f/3.5, ISO 100



Canon EOS 40D with Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L at 24.0 mm; 1/1250 sec, f/3.5, ISO 100



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 10.0 mm; 1/1000 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 10.0 mm; 1/640 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100





Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 20.0 mm; 1/200 sec, f/5.7, ISO 100



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 14.0 mm; 1/30 sec, f/5.0, ISO 100
Organic stone work.



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 20.0 mm; 1/30 sec, f/5.7, ISO 100



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 10.0 mm; 1/200 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 47.0 mm; 1/200 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100
I met a wonderful British couple taking the exact same photograph as this. We both commented about how this is the first time we saw color here.



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 28.0 mm; 1/200 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100







Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 84.0 mm; 1/640 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100
Most of our group. They look tired. Left to right, the nameless guide, Rita, Kevin, John, Behn.







Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 24.0 mm; 1/250 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100
Just a standard map of Machu Picchu.



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