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The Village of Ingapirca in Ecuador. c 10,500 feet above sea level. The main attraction is a pre-Inca, pre-Colombian sun temple.


Quote: The Cañari lived here long before the Incas arrived, erecting a Temple of the Moon, the foundations of which are still visible today. The Incas, led by Huayna Capac, arrived at the end of the 15th century and defeated the Cañari after a long, drawn-out battle. Interestingly, following their victory, the Inca had enough respect for the Cañari to build a community together, and constructed their own Temple of the Sun to complement the original temple.

As well as employing their astonishing stonework, the Inca also built a complex underground irrigation network. Ingapirca was almost certainly used for ritual sacrifices because female skeletons have been unearthed on a site that was probably a convent for maidens.

Ingapirca’s position overlooking the surrounding valley was of key strategic importance, but the city’s growth was short-lived because the Spanish arrived before it was even completed. Ingapirca was ransacked and much of the stonework taken by the Spanish to build churches in Cuenca and beyond. The site lay abandoned until the Ecuadorian government began a restoration process in the mid-20th century, and the site was opened to the public in 1966. It is now run by a group of local Cañari indígenas.

Ingapirca

Brand:NIKON
Camera:Nikon D60 Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:15 Jun 2010 - 7:30 PM
Focal Length:52mm
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
ISO:250
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Ingapirca
Username:cats_123 cats_123
Uploaded:17 Jan 2013 - 7:03 AM
Tags:Black & white, Ecuador, Ingapirca, Landscape / travel
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SUE118
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17 Jan 2013 - 7:14 AM

Nice image and a very interesting write up.

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Hermanus
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17 Jan 2013 - 7:17 AM

A lovely photo and great info on this special place Jeff !!

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nonur
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17 Jan 2013 - 7:22 AM

A comprehensive info, an excellent mono, fabulous tones, Jeff!

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platzy
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17 Jan 2013 - 8:30 AM

Fantastic contrast and detail, looks great in mono.

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rontear
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17 Jan 2013 - 8:37 AM

Expansive mono Jeff, well composed.
Ron.

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pluckyfilly
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17 Jan 2013 - 8:57 AM

Great composition, think I would prefer colour not sure, might come back later as I do like this

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saeidNL
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17 Jan 2013 - 8:57 AM

Fantastic and great image,very well done,
saeid

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17 Jan 2013 - 9:20 AM


Quote: Great composition, think I would prefer colour not sure, might come back later as I do like this

Thanks, Ann....have now uploaded the original colour raw file Smile

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rayme330
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17 Jan 2013 - 1:54 PM

Excellent panorama Jeff, love the light on the white buildings.

Ray

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WhiteRose1
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17 Jan 2013 - 2:32 PM

Very interesting information. Mono looks very good, a lovely balance and tonal range.

Dave

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leontari
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17 Jan 2013 - 2:57 PM

Nice mono, works very well. So V1 for me
Effrossini

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mikbee
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17 Jan 2013 - 3:14 PM

OK,you have had a long enough break from my moanings and I am back.
Had enough grey days in the last month,
so colour all the way for me !!
Mick.

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carper123
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17 Jan 2013 - 5:23 PM

Good composition and choice of format, lots of detail and good range of tones.
Well done.
Darryl. Smile

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17 Jan 2013 - 6:57 PM

Educational, Informative, and very interesting

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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Tibetan
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19 Jan 2013 - 1:01 PM

Mono for me Jeff, interesting narrative, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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