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Pisaq Sisters - January 2013 Peru Photo Contest

by Santiago Gabriel Romero
(Salta, Argentina)

Sisters walk together in a market Sunday in Pisaq

Sisters walk together in a market Sunday in Pisaq

~ Submitted by Santiago Gabriel Romero - Salta, Argentina

Where was this photo taken?

Pisaq, Peru

Date, time of day, and weather conditions?

Jan 29th 2012, 11:04 AM, warm but dry weather

What were your feelings or impressions when taking this photo?

When I turned back and saw them walking in the middle of the market full of tourists I felt tenderness, but also a bit sad.

Their hometown is invaded by tourists all the time and walking around with their traditional clothes is one of the few chances to get some money/benefit from that.

Pisaq is a small town in the Sacred Valley, and on Sundays the market is more active and full of people.

They used to practice exchange of items but it's starting to be less common now.

What kind of camera and/or lens did you use?

Nikon D7000, Nikor 18-105 lenses (40mm focal length used)

What tips or suggestions do you have for other photographers?

Be aware, sometimes the best pictures are behind us and not in front.

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Details: This special photo is in the January Inside-Peru Photo Contest.

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Here are some more pages about Pisaq Market and the surrounding valley:

Pisac Peru Virgen Del Carmen Festival Added Pisac attractions - Sacred Valley  

Thus, with the majority of construction still in great condition, the Pisac ruins are undoubtedly a true marvel overlooking the Sacred Valley and Urubamba River

Peru Questions about Pisac? Find what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor
Pisac Market--how early to get there to fully appreciate?    Are there days without the market?    Pisac Market - Saturday or Sunday?    Distance to Pisac from Cuzco, from Urubamba? More...

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