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Cuzco Daily Life-Locals

Cuzco Daily Life-Locals
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Copyright: David Boswell (jamfest) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 576 W: 23 N: 529] (4243)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-28
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT, Canon 18-55 EFS
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Peru and the Inca Trail [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-26 9:00
Viewed: 4001
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Some of the local Cuzco residents who would come into old town Cuzco for photos.

I intially was going to do this photo in B&W, but really liked the colors the women were wearing. I decided to compromise and desaturate the background. Posted the B&W in a WS, let me know which you prefer.

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Great shot the colros are wonderful I love it, even the little boy is happy to pose for you he is waving I love it tfs


WOW A BLACK SPOTTED LAMA!!! haha great colours, good posting thanx sergie

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  • kapil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 96 W: 45 N: 68] (502)
  • [2007-01-26 9:24]
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Nice capture!!
Is that animal very common pet there ? It looks like Llama

Belle image et belle pose des gens du pérou
beaux détails


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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2007-01-26 11:32]
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Hi David,
Very cool shot-- did you desaturate the BG? Nice colors and love the wave from the little boy. TFS Julie

Although B&W is nice, the DESAT version takes my vote. Of course, I love color. WELL DONE DAVID

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  • sak Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 354 W: 14 N: 42] (2173)
  • [2007-01-26 11:41]

Hi David,
Pretty shot. I made me smile. TFS.

hi david,
nice shot,
well composed with fine pov,
lovely colours,
tfs & regards

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  • Shogun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 788 W: 52 N: 418] (10434)
  • [2007-01-26 12:15]

hi David. nice composition and POV. cool PP to dessaturate the BG, it highlighted the subject and colors. Thanks for sharing.


Hi David
I like this photo, by the treatment that you gave when heightening the color him on the main object.
Excellent composition and showy resistance. Congratulations

Hi David
Very nice picture,good composition and POV,well doone
Best Regards & TFS

* Piotr *

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  • AB- Gold Star Critiquer [C: 90 W: 0 N: 6] (723)
  • [2007-01-26 14:28]

Very nice composition and color management! Great shot.

David, seems we've some similiar shots from Peru!!!

Nicely captured Peruvian women with Llama. :) Vandana


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  • kayra Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 381 W: 37 N: 112] (3121)
  • [2007-01-27 6:15]

Hi David,
I like this photo :) Excellent composition and beautiful colours. Congratulations..


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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1666 W: 136 N: 1263] (6138)
  • [2007-01-27 8:55]

Hello David,
very nice work on the desaturation, I love the way you composed this shot based on the colors of Peru. Excellent scnene and the details are nice and sharp.

Great candid shot. Great lively colors. I like the selected desaturation. Out of points.

Hola David,
Muy bella foto, una postal que muestra las tradiciones de los pueblos originarios de América. Me gusta la pose de las mujeres Aymara? con la llama y el colorido de su vestimentas tradicional, todo muy bien retratado.

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2007-01-27 18:48]

Hola David, perfecto retrato y maravillosos detalles, muy original... saludos

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2007-01-31 7:36]

Hi David, I definitely prefer this version over the b&w. It's a pity that the kid's face is obscured by the head of the vicunha, but the two women and their colourful, picturesque outfit make up for that.
A nice street scene.

an intresting shot and shows us the daily life of the city. TFS

:) later


time to time I go to Cuzco, but to tell you the thruth.. this picture is GREAT... no easy get andean people smiling in that way... I think the llama is smilling too jajaja.... very good shoot.



wonderful colors! i like this one very much, but the bw is great too.

I like very much this shot. The traditions of a country, I think, are very important to preserve and the photography art is a way to do it.



I like this better than the B&W and by desaturating the background, the colors of their outfits popped out more. Very nice. :)

Hi David :o)
Lovely shot ! Well seen the game with B&W and colours ! Great work. TFS

Hi David,
Yes definately a good move the decision to pp as you did, as you say the colours the women are wearing are so vivid and the desaturated bg compliments very well. I really like this.

Excellent, What a nice Portrait of the life.

They look like fun. I like the street scene with them, adds a exotic location!

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2008-03-27 8:59]

Hello David,

You have nicely captured an urban scene of South American culture. Beautiful faces have pleasent expression. Bright luminosity and strong colors. A good shot my friend, well done.

Thanks for sharing this image.

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