Post 10

Posted: March 31, 2011 in Uncategorized

Machu Picchu

Photograph by Robert Clark, National Geographic

Lofty Ambitions of the Inca

“Rising from obscurity to the heights of power, a succession of Andean rulers subdued kingdoms, sculpted mountains, and forged a mighty empire.”


This is a real crisp picture and while many have taken pictures of Machu Picchu, this photo is incredible. The contrast in color with the bright green grass against the dark green/brown mountains really show how different they are. The leading lines in the mountains draw you into the photo and if you follow the main one it gives you a notion of how vast the mountains around Machu Picchu really are. The clouds are almost like a mid-tone of the picture since you have a vibrant green along with a dull color of the mountains and the clouds are neutral. The settings on the picture I would guess ISO 100/200, f 2.8 with an average shutter speed.


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