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Sacred Valley

Sacred Valley
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Copyright: Selen Ediger (SelenE) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-01
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Joe's Favourites 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-09-20 10:00
Viewed: 4937
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Sacred Valley of the Incas is a valley in the Andes of Peru, close to the Inca capital of Cusco. The Valley is generally understood to include everything between Písac and Ollantaytambo, parallel to the Urubamba River, or Vilcanota River or Wilcamayu, as this Sacred river is called when passing through the valley. It is fed by numerous rivers which descend through adjoining valleys and gorges, and contains numerous archaeological remains and villages. The valley was appreciated by the Incas due to its special geographical and climatic qualities. It was one of the empire's main points for the extraction of natural wealth, and the best place for maize production in Peru.
(from Wikipedia)

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Hello Selen,

Great capture.
Excellent definition and details.
Composition and lighting are fantastic.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-09-20 10:21]

Hello Selen,
A great landscape showing Sacred valley in a great composition and with a wonderful perspective with the Andean peak in the BG.
TFS this fine view.
Best wishes, Ivan

This landscape is stunning. There's light, shadows, hills, flats, clouds, sun, sky, dirt, and yes, even snow.

I can see how this might be a place where a person could go and just reflect on the various things that life can bring. A pleasant landscape that I can imagine myself visiting. Thank you so much for sharing it, as well as the history and geology.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-09-20 10:26]

Hi Selen.
This is a veiw and a half . It must have been a fantastic sight to have seen. so thanks for sharing it with us. Its looks like somthing from a film. TFS.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2008-09-20 10:32]

Hello Selen!

Another beautifull landscape from distant land. Fantastic place, it is easy to understand why it is called Sacred Valley. Monumental mountains, beautifull composition with blue river and dangerous peak on horizon.

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-09-20 11:11]

Hi Selen
This is a breathtaking view with so much of layers of elements inside.
The hills make a superb pattern.Fantastic PoV.
Well done.
TFS & Cheers

Hello Selen

A breathtaking view from this excellent POV.
A wonderful capture with lovely lighting and sharpness of detail.
The river runs through the shot and leads the eye to a mountainous beauty.


Impressive view, Selen.
A lot to see. But what I don't see here is a bridge. I suppose this isn't a village to the right. And I wonder what's the purpose of these small mountain paths?
Well done. Very interesting contribution.

merhaba Selen hanım,
İnkaların meşhur vadisini nefis bir kompozisyonda görüntülemişsiniz. Tepeleri karlı (veya buzullu) yüksek dağ ve aşağıda uzanan güzel nehir, güzel bir görüntü oluşturmuş. notlarınızla da belgesellerden bildiğimiz bu güzel yerlerin hakkında daha çok şey öğreniyorum. elinize sağlık, selamlar.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-09-20 11:46]

Hi Selen,
Outstanding shot of this valley with such amazing colours and clear details. The form, shape and colours of the mountain slopes, the flowing river, the snaking road, the neat maize fields all make this image inviting and attractive. A great place to be in and 'am sure you must have enjoyed every moment you spent there. Excellent DOF, POV and composition. Thanks for sharing this fine image.

Çok güzel eline saglık selen

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-09-20 12:03]

Hello Selen,
What a beautiful view along this sacred and fertile valley framed by the steep mountains. Wonderful colours and a very fine composition.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hi Selen,
excellent landscape, Use of portrait mode for this shot of valley has enhanced the impact of this picture. The DOF is amazing. TFS

Merhaba my dear friend Selen,
Thanks for this awesome landscape image from the Sacred Valley of the Incas! absolutely paradise on earth!
great composition with the best pov with perfect exposure and focus in the shot
I loved the colouration so much
take care and sincere regards

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-09-20 14:21]

Hi Selen

Another absolutely gorgeous composition from you!
I really like the way you chose the vertical format here and the tight angle you managed to get with the steep slopes all colliding towards that beautiful river at the bottom.
Surely, the top of the frame is equally beautiful, with that impressive, snow covered peak there in the distance.
Truly lovely work!

Bravo and TFS

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2008-09-20 14:43]

Hi Selen,

Wonderful landscape shot, the composition perfectly captures this impressive Peruvian Valley, the light is lovely and beautifu colours too, it makes me want to visit.


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-09-20 15:12]

Hola Selen,
bellas fotos hicistes en Perú,
precioso valle, y hermosa perspectiva,
saludos amiga.

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-09-21 0:04]

Merhaba Selen Hanım,
Gezip dolaştığınız yerleri imrenerek izliyorum. Oralardaki bu güzellikleri ve ilginç hikayelerini bizimle paylaştığınız için çok teşekkürler. Yeni karelerde görüşmek dileği ile.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-09-21 0:23]

Hi Selen,
Great shot. Excellent sharp details with well exposed colours. Good lighting and well composed. Very well done and TFS.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-09-21 2:05]

Hello Selen,
This is what a landscape should be. Excellent in colours, depth and composition. You made it. And it's all sharp.
Close to this place we started here in 1980 the Inca trail. From these 4 days all my slides were lost on the photo developping centre. I've got only the photos of Machu Pichu. So therefore I appreciate this photo even more.

Hi Selen,
Another amazing landscape. Excellent bright colours, good lighting and composition. Just endless beautiful details from the bottom of the valley to the top of mountain. Very impressive!
Best wishes

Hi Selen,

Absolutely stunning landscape, the d.o.f is amazing, beautiful colours; the vertical crop is perfect for this, with those stunning mountain rangers in the background, just breath taking. All the best,

Cheers Rick :)

Hi Selena.
Splendid picture of this beautiful valley. Former remembrances come back. The Peru, full country of splendid history and about equally splendid nature.
I greet Robert.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-09-22 14:40]

Hi Selen,
this shot has so much depth!
Excellent composition.
Superb DOF.
Very sharp.
Into my favs!

Very well done,

A postcard memory! What a good vantage point Selen.Very reminiscent of places in my province.
OK I'm all caught up now.
hanks for the view!

Merhaba Selen hanım, nefis bir vadi görüntüsü. Oralarda olduğunuz için çok şanslısınız. Güzellikleri görmek güzel düşünmeyi sağlar. Elinize sağlık.


Merhaba Selen,
bellissimo paesaggio, eccellenti POV e composizione verticale che accompagnano lo sguardo dal primo piano del fiume alle alte montagne innevate sullo sfondo, ottima definizione.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2009-02-20 8:42]

merhaba selen hanım
ne güzel bir vadiymiş böyle
bakış açısı ve kompozisyonu hoş bir kare
epeydir çalışmalarınız gelmiyor
yeni karelerinizi görmek üzere

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