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Mysterious Machu-Picchu

Mysterious Machu-Picchu
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Copyright: Vandana Bajikar (vandana2923) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2465 W: 125 N: 5702] (22207)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-23
Categories: Nature, Architecture
Camera: Nikon D-70s, Sigma 17-70 f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro, UV
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Peru - Start to South America
Theme(s): Machu-Picchu, Silver Tulip Award, My Photos >= 100 points [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-11-30 19:58
Viewed: 7365
Favorites: 4 [view]
Points: 142
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Friends...here start the posting from Peru. Mysterious Machu-Picchu - Inca's one of the important place, built by Pachacuti in middle of 15th century. Even though Hiram Bingham is scientific discoverer of this place in 1911, the locals were using the Inca tereces for their farming purpose since 1902.

Machu-Picchu is built on the narrow ridge between Machu Picchu mountain and Huayna Picchu mountain at elevation of 8040 feet (2450 meters), 13 degrees south of Equator. The ridge drops steeply on both sides to the Urubamba river 1500 feet below. The extreme north is the Urubamba Chain, and south is the Vilcabamba Chain, and with these, two of the most important mountain peaks; the Wekey Willka or Veronica (5750m) and the majestic Salkantay (6271m) considered the Apu, or guardian deity of the Machu Picchu region. The east and west lies the vally of Cusichaca and Aobamba.

These ruins contains the great information about the Inca culture, and surprsingly got saved from the Spaniard concords. The stone work is amazing with great architecture details. All city is perfectly planned to use almost all natural resources.

Surprisingly the only artifact of the gold found was the bracelet, which was the offering for the house construction. In nearby mountain human sacrifice mummy also found. Most of the archiologists believe that Incas abondoned this place and thast why most of the things were moved from here, and not found. This is the only place where there is a temple of Sun, temple of Moon and temple of water is at the same place. It also has temple of Condor...all the elements which Inca worshiped.

Thank you, Vandana

ps: along with rest of the postings of Peru, I'll try to provide the note to understand Inca culture.

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Hi Vandana,

Fantastic view, great portrait and very provesional quality. very well done.


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  • Biero Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 259 W: 41 N: 244] (3381)
  • [2006-11-30 21:46]

Comme toujours l'endroit est facinant.
Trčs bonne photo bien net.
Merci Vandana de me faire voyager par ta photo.

hi vandana, great capture. the different shade of green of the grass really highlights the ruins in the composition even more. the mountain peaks also provide a great backdrop to the photo. would love to see a closer shot of those ruins. looks really amazing. cheers :)
- peter

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2006-11-30 23:19]

Hi Vandana,
This is one of the best photos of MP that I have seen, there are so many of them, being one of the most photographed places anywhere. Well done.

Hi Vandana!!!... WOW!!!!... this shot is just amazing and perfect!!!... congratulations for take this great image... i like it so much!!!!,... TFS...

Hi Vandana

A spectacular view of a place I would love to go one day. (Machu Picchu via Cuzco). Excellent sharpness & pov. Tfs!

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2006-12-01 4:10]


A wonderful capture, a mystery to us all still. I like the way you have shown the scale and hieght of this lost world.


Well goodlooking Indian Lady living in the US and making great shots in Peru , may I say WOW
Totaly agree with Sunil! Congratulations ;-))

Fantastic and so wonderful. My best regards dear friend. ihsan

Hi Vandana!
Wow!Great view,beautiful colours.

Hello Vandana,

Excellent work, graet details, perfect colors, bg, POV DOf nicly composed and capture photo,

TFS Kyle

Hello Vanny
Girl this is dynamithe! How beautifull and we can almost feel the presence of the ancient Inka's here! Next time call me before you go
:-) Hugs

Hey, I have seen the same exact shot in myWebshots computer wallpaper. Same POV and everything.
Except yours is way nicer. Very sharp and clear.
Fantastic shot.

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  • orkhan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 632 W: 152 N: 366] (3549)
  • [2006-12-01 11:20]

Excellent postcard view, and alos the note.
Thanks a lot for sharing this.
Have a nice week end, Vandana !

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  • limba3 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1035 W: 476 N: 576] (16751)
  • [2006-12-01 12:38]

Hi Vandona
Superb view. Very well done photograph. Perhaps at one time there I will also reach. Now I am pleased that I can examine these wonderful places on TL. (translator)

WOW~ what a place..amazing colors and sharp colors, the mountain peaks are so..powerful..great photo TFS
Donna :o)

Thanks for your comments on my photo "Rustic Beauty" :o)

Pity, you oversharped it, Vandana. Not needed.
Very beautiful place it is. On Ephotozine, I also saw this and other pictures, from that very special place.

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2006-12-01 16:00]

Machu Picchu is one of the places on my list to be visited.

A beautiful presentation in a postcard form. Colors are very well saturated along with a high contrast. Fine details are taken very well. Beautiful shot has been captured.

Thanks for sharing it Vandana.

Hello Vandana,
Can you realize that you were there!!! This is just amazing! What a mystical and unbelievable place. I know some people who went there too and it is just amazing! So much history behind this magical place... This is a GREAT capture with excellent POV, DOF, exposure, details and everything. This is so well done. Thanks!

amazing photo, vandana
beautiful sharpness and colors of this magic place.

Breathtakingly beautyful, great note to go with it. Amazing place.

Wow Vandana..Wow!!! What a shot and your so D*** lucky you have been there. Your frame is my kind of frame!
Welldone! Bye
John T

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2006-12-01 20:24]

Absolutely stunning shot! superb clairty and colours and the perfect composition

merhaba dear vandana
very nice picture.beautiful composition and very good note.well done my friend.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2006-12-02 1:26]

Hi Vandana,
A classical photo of this place. But, yours is very clear and sharp. I like to see the clouds like snow on the tops. Very well done! Annie

Hello Vandana,
An amazing place and a fine point of view!
I like the lines in the composition, good colours and details!
Pablo -

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  • salmi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 752 W: 5 N: 428] (4755)
  • [2006-12-02 4:55]

Wow! How I wish to visit one day this beautiful place...amazing picture, great POV and colors...
Well done, Vandana!


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  • albay Silver Star Critiquer [C: 23 W: 0 N: 4] (109)
  • [2006-12-02 5:51]

mükemmmel yerde mükemmel karede

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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2006-12-02 7:09]

Hi Vandana,
Wow this is a superb shot. I like this POV which make it look so impressive. The colors and sharpness are excellent. Very well done.

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  • Click3 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 187 W: 19 N: 136] (1192)
  • [2006-12-02 11:31]

Hola Vandana..this is a classic shot which you have captured in a unique & better way: gretaer lighting, colours & detail.
Sobresaliente !
Saludos desde Chile.
PS No Pisco sours before this one...!

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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6058 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2006-12-02 12:31]

Hello Vandana,

Picture wonderful, blinding, colors and sharp they are beautiful. His cultural text is fantastic. You tell me already put this picture in foot, with the facing mountains
the left side, try and see what shows you.
Great shot, beautiful composition!


I saw a couple of reports about that civilization! They had the badlock to not survive to a climatic change it look like. I hope we will have more chance!

That's great that POV! We see the nice of the grass and the principe of multilayer gardens!
Great view!

A classic shot Vandana. Regards Mark

This photo give me a real WOW effect...I've seen a lot photos made on this place and I get a book with 1001 most beautiful places in the world and nothing can compare with this photo. It real stunning to see the sharpness and colours...a fav for me Vandana.


Hi Vandana
This is a great shot in every way, all my complements and TFS.
Have a nice sunday,

a gorgeous view well photographed and documented, thanx, M, (*_*)

Hi Vandana,
This is one of the best Machu Picchu photo I have ever seen here.
I like your pov,dof,colors,focus,sharpness,clouds,note and frame.TFS

Hello Vandana !

A real classic shot! Love the colors and contrasts. Sure was a fun and pleasant climb to visit this mythic place. Bravo!

Hi Vandana,

Impressive panoramic view of this fantastic place, well composed, great colors and presentation.
Well done!

Hello Vandana! Lovely place! Nice colours and point of view! Perfect shot! Well done! Lili

i hav seen this place on TV :)
beautiful comp and view here Vandana :)

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  • HaBeMa Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 520 W: 33 N: 619] (3072)
  • [2006-12-06 15:20]

Hi Vandana;this your photo wonderful,great frame,good shot,I liked...

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  • Jorge Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 128 W: 6 N: 26] (417)
  • [2006-12-06 18:50]

What an amazing shot Vandana!
Spectacular place! Beautiful colors and great POV. Very good and professional presentation and note.

What a stunning view. I somehow ended up here via Josine's website. I'm so glad I did. The Inca culture and religion are fascinating. Great info. Thanks.

Wow! :)
Great location,awesome POV.And the colors...amazing!


Clearest and sharpest picture of this site with fabulous colours



Great view. Very informative note. Well done on the composition and colours.

this is a better shot than the travel brocures..you have kept dense colours here to accentuate the boldness of the rock and the softness of the verdant areas
will someday make this climb

what a really amazing DOF in this photo. a very architectural and natural shot.

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2006-12-19 4:11]

Mysterious place, Mysterious photo, Mysterious capture. Amazing view and nice composition. I can`t wait to see the rest. Thanks for sharing!

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  • wallie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 467 W: 0 N: 485] (2552)
  • [2006-12-19 12:38]

Nice shot here, Vandana.
I like the pov, the sharpness and the colours. Well done.

Best regards,


good work en welkom to treklens!

greetings from Ed & lin

This is a great view! I like much the variety of clouds. Great lead line with the mountains and horizon. Very well done!

thank you for sharing
bye Aga

Hi Vandana,
Fantastic and majestuous photo.
I will have to spend more time to visit photos from many of you. I discover this photo through Josine.
Perfect work

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  • DAM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 513 W: 67 N: 268] (1110)
  • [2007-01-22 17:51]

This is a most visit in my list. WOW... it looks so peaceful. Most have been a good hike to get up there. The photo could be used for a cover page in the National Geographic magazine.

So many details, and your note is outstanding. thanks


an absolute stunning pic, Vandana!
Very good colors and a great composition.

Well done,


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  • Emma Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1397 W: 6 N: 1920] (10153)
  • [2007-01-28 12:36]

Hello Vandana,
What a wonderful shot.It is makes a colorful picture with class details the correctly good mood in the days. Beautiful job.
Dear greetings Eve

Ciao Vandana, magic view of an enchanting place, great composition with wonderful light and splendid colors, Brava!
Ciao Silvio

Oh my, this is simply stunning!
The colours, the details, the shaprness and POV all fantastic.
Breathe takingly beautiful. TFS Tracey

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  • deains Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 187 W: 33 N: 1169] (5051)
  • [2007-02-04 17:40]

Vandana, just found this through Josine's photos, must have missed it in yours. Just GREAT & must have been a wonderful sight!! Take care Don

Hi Vandana,

Now that's photography.
In all fairness, you would benefit and gain a great deal by going back to this method of post processing. I like the simple frame here.

Composition: 9/10 (Subject positioning, crop, pov)

Creativity: 8/10 (Originality, usage of imagination, thinking outside the box)

Rigor: 9/10 (Sharpness, Exposure, PP, Presentation,)

Exploitation of the light 9/10

Statement 8.5/10 (Ability of communicating an idea, a mood, a message with the image)

My humble assessment.


PS: So now that I'm being honest and nice, do I get a reply or maybe a visit on one of my post or is it too much to ask?

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2007-02-21 23:22]

Hi Vandana... Another beautiful and perfect composition, nice colors. Congratulations, George

Very interesting subject Vandana. The whole composition is great.


Hi Vandana,
Old, but very interesting photo of You. Can't say it's Your best, because You have so many quality images here, I rather say it's among Your best ones. Instead of writing more I simply bookmark it as one of my faves. Cheerz, László

Hi Vandana,

perfect shot of this famous place. Excellent details, good framing.



Excellent Photographic quality !!
Very well done Vandana.

Best regards, Daniel

Wonderful photo of a thrilling place to be, so high up!!!! Great job!

A wonderful capture,

Beautiful and High class landscape image.

Hi Vandana.
Really fantastic and so wonderful. My best regards dear friend...

Hi vandana
Nice view of Machu-Picchu..
I have seen other view of this place also..
This one looks great..

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  • lavan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 710 W: 2 N: 153] (4208)
  • [2014-01-14 21:11]

nice and marvelous shot!

the different shade of green of the grass really highlights the ruins in the composition even more. the mountain peaks also provide a great backdrop to the photo. would love to see a closer shot of those ruins. looks really amazing

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