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Macchu Picchu in the Mist

By handlerstudio  
Early morning, looking down at Macchu Picchu from the Inca Trail in the mist. My favorite way of seeing Macchu Picchu. Bright sunlight seems to show too much, and this is a place of mystery that fog and mists seem to best represent. The Spanish, when they conquered Inca Peru, never found Macchu Picchu. As we were traveling on the bus going up switchback after switchback from Agauas Caliente to Macchu Picchu (about a thousand vertical feet), I remember pinching myself----that I was about to experience this place of legend and awe. And, it did not disappoint.

Tags: Photo journalism Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature

Voters: gwynn56, Hermanus, S_Psharma and 23 more

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Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
8 Apr 2013 4:14AM
Totally awesome images Peter !! Stunning ! Brilliant !! etc etc GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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S_Psharma 4 1 India
8 Apr 2013 4:28AM
Exceedingly beautiful v3 is best.
johnke 3 223 15
8 Apr 2013 4:37AM
A gorgeous set of images , Love the mood the mist creates in V1, awesome...John
Ayoob 5 Australia
8 Apr 2013 6:11AM
Excellent set of images , like them all.........Grin
gwynn56 4 87 England
8 Apr 2013 6:13AM
nice set of images , think v3 the better one though Smile
ColleenA Plus
4 319 4 Australia
8 Apr 2013 7:11AM
Stunning images, yes it does look like a place of legend and aweGrinGrin
8 Apr 2013 7:29AM
Nice images Smile
widtink 4 406 2 Scotland
8 Apr 2013 8:43AM
Its a magical place right enough , nice images Grin

alansnap Plus
12 577 26 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2013 8:59AM
Very nice and I think the light in v3 is super, and that makes it my favourite. I would however crop it or clone it so that those random flower heads bottom right are removed.
8 Apr 2013 10:54AM
Amazing set of captures of this magical place.
danbrann Plus
12 624 17
8 Apr 2013 12:39PM
Shrouded in mist and mystery. A great image.
tamarisk 3 2
8 Apr 2013 4:16PM
Fantastic images
Alda Plus
4 70 30 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2013 6:42PM
Wow, wow, wow! GrinGrin
cats_123 Plus
12 4.6k 26 Northern Ireland
9 Apr 2013 7:53AM
very atmospheric GrinGrin

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