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Lake Titicaca from Taquile Island

Lake Titicaca from Taquile Island
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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: 2006-11-25
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D-70s, Sigma 17-70 f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro, UV
Exposure: f/4.5, 30 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Travelogue: Peru - Start to South America
Date Submitted: 2007-01-21 17:40
Viewed: 3661
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 92
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the view of Lake Titicaca from Taquile Island. For French readers 'Lake Titicaca' may sound a little odd.. but thats what it is

The picture was taken from the terrace of the weaving cooperative society building, which is the only 3 story building on this island.

Taquile Island sits on the Peruvian side of the Lake Titicaca. Taquile, whose Quechua name is Intika, was part of the Inca Empire and has a number of Inca ruins. Taquileños run their society based on community collectivism and on the Inca moral code "ama sua, ama llulla, ama qhella" (do not steal, do not lie, do not be lazy). Taquileños are known for their fine handwoven textiles and clothing, which are regarded as among the highest-quality handicrafts in Peru. The work of spinning and weaving is primarily done by the men.

Lake Titicaca is the highest commercially navigable lake in the world,at 3,812 m (12,507 feet) above sea level. Located in the Altiplano high in the Andes on the border of Peru and Bolivia. More than 25 rivers (sweet water) empty into Titicaca, and the lake has 41 islands, some of which are densely populated. Those who love to eat fish, friends you'll get the best Trout fish in this lake.

ps: Please check workshop to see the man weaving his hat.

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  • lgfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 210 W: 66 N: 252] (2190)
  • [2007-01-21 17:48]

Nice view and nice blue colour.TFS

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  • c_rapp Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 933 W: 14 N: 1331] (7535)
  • [2007-01-21 18:13]

WOW! A very beautifully colorful landscape! Absolutely breathtaking! TFS

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2007-01-21 18:20]

Hi Vandana,
I just looked thru your portfolio and you have SOME incredible photos. So, I'll start with this one. Fantastic POV and brilliant colors, such fine sharp details. The Inca work is amazing and you have captured it so well. TFS Julie

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  • Kiwis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 189] (13118)
  • [2007-01-21 18:20]

Beautiful landscape with great colors. I like it!
Thanks for sharing

Hi Vandana
Nice picture,great colours and POV,well done
Greetings and TFS

* Piotr *

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2007-01-21 19:30]

Hi Vandana,
Nice pamonramic view of this famous lake. I don't think th eblue border suits this one. I would have used a white border.

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2007-01-21 20:50]

Hi Vandana,
What a great landscape with vivid colors and contrasts. But, I do agree with the workshop of Piort about the composition and frame. A panorama view seems more appropriated! I hope to to visit this place one day. Bravo! Annie

Hi Vandana,

Beautiful scenery! THe colors are amazingly striking. Well composed. TFS


Red green and blue, very well seen and captured

Hi Vandana.
A very effective color composition.Nice framed too.
Have a nice day.
Thanks very much.

Hi Vandana,

Lovely shot! Beautiful, vivid colors, well balanced lighting and great DOF. Well done!

P.S. I'm fine now!Thank you.

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  • Fons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1165 W: 2 N: 215] (16615)
  • [2007-01-22 4:21]

very nice thanks for sharing

Breathtakingly beautyful, great note to go with it. Amazing placeyour Titicaca.
Odd for French readers? How.. what you mean ...? ^_*

Welldone Princess, another jewel of the Crown of Peru !

Man in WS is very acurate.. he looks a little poor
I did read sometimes Brother goes in official mariage with Sister..

Beautiful autumn colors shot. Nice pov and sharpness. :-)

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2007-01-22 8:16]

Wow, I do love the POV and the colours and details are superb! Great framing too

Hello Vandana.
Beautifull colors and a good composition. Nice plcae to be there.

Good luck with your work, but don't forget tot take time for you self and your hobby.

Regards Frans

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2007-01-22 8:43]

Hello Vandana,
This is beautiful view, Fantastic colours and wonderful perspective.


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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2007-01-22 9:20]

Hello Vandana,
This is a very nice place to be and You are showing it to us so beautifully. I like this beautiful sky and lake with the diagonal of the shore and the red roofs that come in contrasting and adding some nice focus point. Very well done.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2007-01-22 9:40]

Hi Vandana

Fantastic color, sharpness & pov. I would just level the horizon. Good color contrast of red & blue. Tfs!

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1666 W: 136 N: 1263] (6138)
  • [2007-01-22 10:13]

Hello Vandana,
lovely shot, I like the POV with those wonderful red roofs in view. Incredible scenery and the details are nice and sharp. Very nice use of spaceand the colors are great.

  • csuebele Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 589 W: 155 N: 678] (5419)
  • [2007-01-22 11:08]

Lovely view & shot. Nicely done.

Hi Vandana, lovely and peaceful landscape of this splendid lake , very nice photo with great colors, very well done, ciao Silvio
:) later

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  • logios Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 104 W: 27 N: 279] (1870)
  • [2007-01-22 12:04]

Hi Vadana,
Very beautiful landscape, with well saturated colors and excellent DOF.Very useful notes.Well done!
Regards from Greece

Wow Van, wow.
Can I join to ..with you and your twin Brother?
I am sure Luc will come to ! Cheerio
maybe have to leave soon.. for work a year or two to Curacao

Hi Vandana,

WOW..what a view! Very vivid and I really like the colour contrast with the blue & red! I would have prefered a black frame but that's just me. (^_^)

Well done

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  • sleger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 476 W: 55 N: 177] (3549)
  • [2007-01-22 18:09]

Hello Vandana

Another great picture. I like all the blue tints in this image. The site looks so vast and the water seems to be so clean. It is a very good point of vue with this diagonal between the orizon and the bottom of the picture. It gives us three sections we can look at.
1- A rectangle with the sky
2- A triangle with the water
3- A triangle with the island
They all have features we can look at.
It makes the picture interesting.

greetings, Sylvain

Great expansive view, Vandana. Nice to see in winter, but makes me want to travel!
I think the blue border takes away from the picture, but thats minor.

Excellent Vandana. Bright colours, superb view and good detail. TFS,

PS Many thanks for your addition to my postcard from Montreal.

beautiful photo Vandana - guess red roofs are the flavour of the month -


hi vandana!
beautiful view with beautiful colors.


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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2007-01-23 10:34]

An excellent image having an immense depth and breadth. Variety of blue tones are captured with good skill along with contrasting red roofs in the foreground. Such a fantastic presentation.

Thanks for sharing this.

In one expression... We drink that photo!
What a blue! And good idea to continue in the frame!
4 Workshop!? You did it around the hour of resetting :)
How great with the line of white clouds.
And those red roofs.

Beautiful Vandana! I've heard of this place, but have never seen a pic from there! Excellent view!

Hello Vandana!

A colorful post indeed. Well seen with these great contrasts.

May I just tell you what I have told Evgenia earlier today. I think it is even more important in a case like here, when you are taking the sea ( or a big lake.... )A leveled horizon is imperative.

Do not worry, myself, 98% of the time I have to do a correction to the horizon myself ! Why? Simply because I use my flipping LCD screen to shoot instead of my visor. I prefer that as I can lower and put my camera much higher without have to crawl on the ground of jump on a desk to take my photos.

But it is the first item I correct in my PP. I recommend you to do the same in these shots. Here only 0,8 Degree anti-clockwise was enough to bring it back to level. I prepared a little WS. I will need to wait until tomorrow before posting it. My daily limit being reached ( and one more on stand-by already ).

Hope you will find this critique constructive.

Very nice capture. Excellent colors and detail.


Hi Vandana,
Great panorama shot with nice colors & perspective. I like panorama shots. Well done.TFS.


beautiful photo, the pov great looking over that amazing lake..love the blue color. The fish sound great..any chance of getting some for dinner?? :o) TFS

thanks for your comments on my photo "my 100th" "o)

Amazing colours and wonderful depth. I love the vibrant colour provided by the little red roofs. Great POV. Nice note.

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  • Pops71 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 252 W: 24 N: 523] (2093)
  • [2007-01-24 17:05]

Hi Vandana,
What a beautiful photo with vivid color. The notes are very instructive and also the one about the maen who have to weave their hat. I didn't know that the lake Titicaca was so vast.
Your comments make me think that you have a knowledge of French :-)

wow.. what blue is that. i like the deepnes also. realy fantastic. TFS

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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2007-01-25 8:09]

Hi Vandana ;)
beautiful view, nice composition...TFS
Best regards,
J ;)

Nice vivid contrasting colors Vanada. Beautiful blues in the sky and lake. Heard a lot about this lake at school because of it's name, but it is the first time I see it.


Hello Vandana, great work and composition on the beautiful lake! It must be something to be able to visit! So high above sea level.

Nice houses. The blue is so pure! Very well done! I like also the photo of the working man in the ws.

Tfs, Well done! Yan

ps: Many thx for your crit in "The staircase, Plaza Hotel Quebec" :)


  • deains Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 187 W: 33 N: 1169] (5051)
  • [2007-01-31 12:42]

A great view & a great photo! Don

Another excellent view Vandana!
Oustanding image / photographic quality

Well done. Best regards.

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  • HaBeMa Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 520 W: 33 N: 619] (3072)
  • [2007-05-09 16:21]

Hi dear Lady Vandana;your photographer's note very good,and good view,good colors....

Very nice compo and good colors. Excelente POV and DOF

Really inpressive view, well taken!

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