Amazing how the Inca's built this city and even more amazing the Spanish didn't find it. Wonderful to be there...20160804_Peru 2016_3159
I think this was a once in a livetime opportunity, photograping Machu Picchu. During our travels around the world we had planned in two visites, once in the afternoon and once in the morning on two consecutive days.
But the weather wasn't what I had hoped for, no magic light. So I tried to make the best of it, put my Lee Big Stopper in front of the lens and went to shoot some moody photos. I knew from the beginning that I would convert those to bw and this here is the result.
So why do I write once in a lifetime? Well to be honest, although this place holds a lot of mysticism and is quite fascinating, it's also overrun by tourists (us included). It was certainly no pleasure to explore the ruins with thousands of people. In my opinion the number of visitors should be limited more than it already is. Considering that there are so many other fascinating places to visit around the world I don't think that I will spend the money to visit Machu Picchu again.
If you haven't been, great, I would recommend a visit to see it for yourself. But unlike some other places for me it's no place to revisit. When I'm in the area again I will rather do some of the other hikes, of which there are many.
PS: besides going black and white there are more ways to take great photos in less than ideal weather conditions. I recorded a video about it a few weeks ago.