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Young girl walking in the Peruvian Andes - August 2012 Peru Photo Contest

by Dan Hartford
(Palo Alto, CA, USA)

Young girl walking in the Peruvian Andes  - August 2012 Peru Photo Contest

Young girl walking in the Peruvian Andes - August 2012 Peru Photo Contest

~ By: Dan Hartford - Palo Alto, CA, USA

Photo taken near Racchi (between Urubamba and Chinchero) in the Cusco Region

Time and weather: 2012-05-20,  15:00 (3:00 pm),  Partly Cloudy


I love the tension of the location, seemingly on the edge of a precipice with a magnificent view of the mountain peaks across a vast valley -  juxtaposed with the girl's carefree attitude and colorful Peruvian clothing.

The location was a gift shop stand where our guide knew the family who owns the gift shop. 

This girl (family member) was more than happy to move down the hill a bit from the gift shop so we could photograph her in a more natural setting. 

I love this shot as she was just walking along. 

Although the light would have been better a bit later in the afternoon it still had some golden color and was adequate to show both the girl and the mountains.

Camera and Equipment

Canon EOS 7dShot handheld with Canon EOS 7D and Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS lens at 1/80 sec f/18 using Aperture priority and -1 EV exposure compensation off of evaluative metering (no flash)

Tips on Taking Photos in Peru

If someone in your group knows Spanish, get to know the people first by asking about them ("What's your name?" (Como se llama usted?), "Did you make these?" (Las hizo usted?), "Your daughter is very pretty, what's her name?", etc.)

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