Weekly Photo Challenge: Quest

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Machu Picchu (Peru)

My quest for Wonder … the ruins of Machu Picchu. Just like many things in life, there is an easy way of getting there via a 20 minutes bus ride and there is also a tough way of doing a 3-day hike along the Inca Trial. I took the latter option.

I want to make a photo, not just take a photo. I do not need another postcard shot. I do not want myself in the picture. And I do not like to see colorful tourists dotting the ruins. So I decided to shootΒ it in black/white to illustrate the mysterious nature and rawness of the ancient site.

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13 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Quest

  1. Mabel Kwong

    Beautifully done, Jeremy. And the first time you explained your thoughts while creating the shot. BW works so well in bringing out the architecture and the light falling all over it. So grand, and a big piece of history. The hike was worth it πŸ™‚

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  3. Amy

    Yes, you achieved it, Jeremy!! I have never seen a photo of the ruins of Machu Picchu in B&W. This image says so much of the majesty of the place, better than any of the photos of this ruins I have seen. I mean it!!

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