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An Inca Wall Above Cuzco

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The Incas were arguably the finest stonemasons the world has ever seen. They worked without metal, and even today, with Inca walls, you still cannot get a razor blade between two stones. The Andes, the second tallest mountain range in the world, is in the background. I am including a monochrome version of this, then a variety of examples from Cuzco and Olantaytumbo, of more stone work. In Cuzco, the Spaniards, conquerors of the Inca Empire, built on top of Inca foundations, and so we see them today. One photo shows a very small stone, thought to be the smallest stone in an Inca wall. It is the diameter of a finger and about a foot or two long.

Brand:Minolta Co., Ltd.
Camera:Konica Minolta Dimage A1
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:2 Jul 2004 - 5:33 AM
Focal Length:50.7mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/10.0
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:An Inca Wall Above Cuzco
Username:handlerstudio handlerstudio
Uploaded:11 Apr 2013 - 3:01 AM
Tags:Landscape / travel, Photo journalism
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Jocelia
Jocelia e2 Member 3Jocelia vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2013 - 3:53 AM

Beautifully interesting, V1, V6, and V8 for my choice. Just love those mountains and stone work...Wink

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
11 Apr 2013 - 4:23 AM

These are totally amazing photos Peter and the write up excellent !! You really do give me a new appreciation for that amazing lost civilization !

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johnke
johnke  154 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2013 - 4:48 AM

They are all amazing Peter and so well captured, I enjoyed them all but I do favor the last one...John

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tonyguitar
11 Apr 2013 - 5:41 AM

No need to pour concrete when you can get the same result in fine stnework. How did they do that? There must be a system. TG

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gwynn56
gwynn56  259 forum posts England
11 Apr 2013 - 5:53 AM

beautiful set of images , well done Smile

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 697 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2013 - 6:46 AM

Wonderful shots and an interesting write up, perfect. V1 is stunning and the mono version works equally as well as the colour one.

Andy

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
11 Apr 2013 - 7:48 AM

Great set of captures and interesting information. V1 is amazing.
Effrossini

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boov
boov  1 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2013 - 8:50 AM

Great series..

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widtink
widtink  1406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2013 - 9:18 AM

Amazing set Peter , iam not practical by nature but the quality of work here is outstanding (V6) really amazing. As for the photos V1 is spectacular with the lovely light on the mountains GrinGrin

Rod

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2013 - 10:56 AM

Superb set of images and great write up

Hugh

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Sue_R
Sue_R e2 Member 8Sue_R vcard Scotland6 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2013 - 11:12 AM

Impressive scenery and a fascinating wall.

Sue Smile

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2155 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2013 - 12:57 PM

Stunning set of images, still enthralled by your images

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2013 - 1:53 PM

Incredibly fine masonry shown here-- great images!

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nonur
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11 Apr 2013 - 2:30 PM

A great set of images.

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gallero
gallero e2 Member 3gallero vcard Venezuela
11 Apr 2013 - 7:34 PM

Un cuadro maravilloso..

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
12 Apr 2013 - 8:00 AM

Each image deserving a solo showing,
love the rock textures and the perfect interlocking way that only the Incas mastered the art. Wonderful set Peter! V1 and V6 are my favorites. IB

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 4:38 PM

This is a stunning set of images, Peter!
The precision of the stonemasons is astounding - no micrometers(if you could get one big enough!) used here!!
I love all versions; V1, which shows so much variety of colour, tones and textures, hits the top for me!
Regards,
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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2013 - 11:00 PM

Stunning colour and light and I wonder how they carried those stones to build the wall.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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