April 2009 Trip to Peru - Photos

Dec 22nd, 2009, 07:16 AM
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April 2009 Trip to Peru - Photos

It only took me 8 months ... but who's counting??? My photo galleries are finally online.

Favorites -- http://eenusa.smugmug.com/South-Amer...11484549_f4qXZ -- I had to weed this one down a lot ... so many favorites to choose from

Peru Galleries -- http://eenusa.smugmug.com/South-America/Peru -- for those who want more, more, more, more ... you can browse the "by location galleries" to your heart's delight

You can use the "style" button to select your favorite mode of viewing ... be it slideshow or journal.

Enjoy your virtual trip to Peru!
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Dec 22nd, 2009, 07:22 AM
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Well that title should read - April 2009 Trip to Peru -- sorry, trying to do too much before leaving to visit family for the holidays.
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Dec 22nd, 2009, 08:21 AM
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Thanks to the moderators for fixing my title
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Dec 22nd, 2009, 08:31 AM
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I've added your link to my favorites, thanks for sharing, you've got some great photos!
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Dec 22nd, 2009, 09:29 AM
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You have very good photographic eyes, eenusa.

I have to say that the Pisac and Ollantay ruins look so much better in the Spring when they're green than they do in the Fall.

I like your people photography. I actually found the constant demand for tips to be annoying. One lady in Isla Taquile was downright aggressive demanding tips after I took some pictures of her sheep (I didn't even see her when the sheeps were heading my way.) After tipping for two pictures I stopped doing it and tried to capture unposed pictures/real pictures instead but most of them weren't very good.
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Dec 22nd, 2009, 10:45 AM
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Thank you both ... Peru is a very photogenic country.

Axel2DP - I hear you. Except for a few instances, I stayed away from people asking for tips for photos -- not that I minded paying a sole or two as I can appreciate why some of them do it; I just don't like posed people pictures.

I had a long lens and was able to take a lot of people shots from a distance without being intrusive. In other instances, I asked first and most people obliged freely ... I always showed the picture on the LCD panel and chatted with them (if you can call my mix of Spanish/sign language chatting).

I also believe that it helped that we had a local, Quechua-speaking guide with us most of the time. He was great at putting people at ease. Often, he'd use whatever camera I wasn't using to take snapshots of the same people, chatting and joking with them the entire time. Those people never once asked for a tip ... just a smile and a gracias seemed to be sufficient reward.
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