7.30.2006

finally

Finally! I've got photos of Peru to share.

After coming home from Peru, I was very busy with writing deadlines, the wmtc party, a visit from my mother, blah blah blah. Then our scanner and printer both died - a murder-suicide pact, I believe - and then the weather was just too nice to bother.

Last week we tackled the somewhat daunting task of choosing a representative sample from the approximately 1200 photos we shot in Peru (19 rolls of film and about 700 digital pictures). Once that was done, it was smooth sailing.

Yesterday I spent the day scanning, uploading, and organizing on Flickr. And now I have a tremendous sense of accomplishment.

You can go here to see the photos.

If you have more time and want more context, I've gone back to the Peru posts and added links to the corresponding photo sets. They begin April 24 and end May 17: here are the April archives and the May archives.

Enjoy!

8 comments:

James said...

Great photos! It'll take a while to get through them. Makes me wish I'd been there with my camera. :)

Now you'll have to go back through all your Peru posts and put in links to the photos in the appropriate spots! :)

L-girl said...

Makes me wish I'd been there with my camera. :)

It's a photographer's paradise. If you ever want to see the extended version, let us know. :)

Now you'll have to go back through all your Peru posts and put in links to the photos in the appropriate spots! :)

Done! See above: "if you have more time and want more context..." I'm not going any further than that! :)

James said...

"if you have more time and want more context..."

Ah, I had misread that as referring to the Flickr archive pages... Oops. :)

David Cho said...

You look like a kid in the Machu Picchu photos :-)

What is the elevation of it anyway? It looks pretty high. Looks astounding.

L-girl said...

You look like a kid in the Machu Picchu photos :-)

Yeah, on old kid! :)

But I'll take that as a compliment.

Astounding, it was, for sure. Imagine that the site was a peak like all the others surrounding it. The Incas leveled it and built the city on it. Without the use of metal tools.

Machu Picchu is high, but much lower than other places we visited.

Machu Picchu: 2,020 metres / 6,627 feet

Cuzco: 3,248 m / 10,656 ft

Puno (Lake Titicaca): 3,826 m / 12,552 ft

The highest point on the trip was a stop on the train (see the photos labeled "train from Cuzco to Puno"): 4,319 m / 14,172 ft.

mkk said...

Beautiful photos! We just arrived home and were thrilled to see that you had posted your photos. Thanks so much for that great one of the two of you!! :-) I'd love to print it. Would you please e-mail it to me in a format that I can print? Thanks!

Canrane said...

Thank you so much for posting your pictures, Laura. They turned out *really* well!

I'm especially impressed with how sharp and clear your condor pictures turned out!

L-girl said...

Thanks, Canrane! All credit for the condor photos goes to Allan. He had all the patience and timing to get the shots. I was content to just watch the show. What a spectactular morning that was.