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A Thousand Years Young
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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: 2009
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 8700
Location: Ollantaytambo, Peru
Date: Oct 9, 2005
Aperture: 6.1
ISO: 100
Date Uploaded: Mar 6, 2009

How to choose one image????!!! The onus of "The Thousandth Challenge" (not to mention selecting from through thousands of photos) was just overwhelming. I pretty much just closed my eyes and pointed. But it was a fun stroll down memory lane.

I chose a memorable moment from a memorable trip. This mother and daughter were posing for tips on the ruins of Ollantaytambo in Peru - one of many places we visited in 2005 for the Inca Trail hike to Machu Picchu.

[post challenge]
I cannot believe it's all over now, and my submission placed this high among such incredible work and illustrious artists. Thank you for all the incredible comments. Yes, I wish that I had been a little to the left as well, but we catch what we can :-)

Statistics
Place: 369 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 5.8375
Avg (commenters): 6.5660
Avg (participants): 5.8191
Avg (non-participants): 5.9437
Views since voting: 774
Views during voting: 641
Votes: 480
Comments: 57
Favorites: 0


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03/18/2009 04:48:51 PM
I like the way you caught them - I don't know that I'd want to see more around the corner. And very glad you enjoyed the challenge!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 10:13:39 PM
I truly wish I had access to places like this, but if I can't have access to places like this I'm glad there's photographs like this to take me there.
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03/17/2009 02:06:07 PM
to me this is profound...your tones and colors just hold me here (and the fact that there are about 200 more comments to make....ha ha) but seriously...excellent shot...great composition...truly draws you in
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03/16/2009 11:02:58 PM
Nice.
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03/16/2009 10:47:28 PM
Interesting stone gate.
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03/16/2009 06:20:34 PM
Nice DOF.

Not voting yet.
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03/16/2009 11:18:10 AM
well done , six from me ;D
brano
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03/16/2009 04:12:58 AM
Well captured and presented. I fear voters won't spend enough time here to appreciate this. Bumping.
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03/16/2009 03:37:47 AM
cool capture
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03/16/2009 01:35:00 AM
Extraordinary perspective and color. The DOF is outstanding.
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03/16/2009 01:34:33 AM
I like the spot of colour in this shot.
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03/15/2009 10:50:01 PM
A square crop is fine, but I felt that you should have cropped slightly tighter. Selectively sharpened the girls and increased the contrast slightly , then they would stand out more.
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03/15/2009 09:58:46 PM
Nice composition
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03/15/2009 05:32:37 PM
I love the angle on this, with the mountain looming in the background. I look forward to seeing where this was taken.
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03/15/2009 03:59:30 PM
Good shot and aperture. Nice colors as well.
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03/15/2009 12:47:59 PM
Excellent DOF gives a great sense of depth with a good composition.
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03/15/2009 10:29:01 AM
Very nice image. It's good to see a few "great" images. This is a perfect reflection of your abilities as a photographer.
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03/15/2009 10:22:29 AM
Almost looks miniature, would love to see just a bit more of the people.
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03/15/2009 09:17:38 AM
great compesition and great dof
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03/15/2009 08:32:56 AM
Beautiful colors in his old environment.
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03/15/2009 07:24:04 AM
Interesting. Draws the viewer in.
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03/15/2009 06:55:46 AM
Interesting image.
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03/15/2009 02:24:52 AM
Nice DOF
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03/15/2009 12:51:51 AM
This image is a bit frustrating because there is such potential. I like it and it will get at least a 7 from me, but it would really be nice if one could see a bit more of the people in their colorful clothes.
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03/14/2009 09:33:08 PM
I love the stone lines contrasted with the reds.
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03/14/2009 05:53:41 PM
one step to the left (if possible) would have made a better picture, showing more of the people there. Not bad.
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03/14/2009 05:35:57 PM
Just excellent....it says so much... 9
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03/14/2009 04:04:57 PM
Great DOF, I love the way the clothes are a pop of color in the grey landscape.
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03/14/2009 08:59:40 AM
Good clarity and splash of color adds to the shot
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03/14/2009 06:41:08 AM
wow I want to go to this place, great image.
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03/14/2009 12:05:09 AM
good composition and color.
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03/13/2009 10:16:51 PM
Great shot, the people in red add life
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03/13/2009 09:05:21 PM
Strong image I fel it could have been cropped at far left a bit.
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03/13/2009 05:35:24 PM
Where is this? South America somewhere? I'll bet it is a great place to explore.
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03/13/2009 01:19:41 PM
Has a distinct archaic feel, very nicely done!
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03/13/2009 12:18:05 PM
I think a little less on the left would have added to this image IMO
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03/13/2009 11:56:44 AM
so sharp and clear in the foreground and then blurred perfectly in the background, really well done with the DOF, and then having the bright colors of the clothing pop out really works well
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03/13/2009 08:05:04 AM
Very nice story to this. Love the punch of color and the interest. Good detail and colors.
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03/13/2009 02:54:09 AM
The hint of colour and the mystery of the faces being hidden are nice touches
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03/13/2009 12:18:42 AM
Love the shot of rich colors.
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03/12/2009 05:38:07 AM
Nice - I like the splash of colour against all that rock
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03/12/2009 05:06:14 AM
great work! The dof gives it a 3d effect
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03/11/2009 08:12:06 PM
Now if only you were a bit further to your left so we could see more of the figures- they are partially blocked. Must have been a great trip!
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03/11/2009 08:01:57 PM
Very interesting contrast between the dull stone and bright colored clothes, I like it.
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03/11/2009 06:01:47 PM
Something about the focus makes it hard for me to get a sense of scale here, the people almost look like dolls at first. A unique setting though, and lots of interesting textures and shapes to explore.
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03/11/2009 04:57:19 PM
I love this shot. I went to Machu Pichu and this takes me back.
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03/11/2009 03:50:18 PM
The depth of field really gives the impression that the path simply drops off as cliffs on all sides. It is a really neat perspective and the burst of colors from the people in the shot really add as well.
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03/11/2009 03:25:21 PM
just a little more of the kids would have been better. Superb nonetheless...
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03/11/2009 03:13:22 PM
surreal look
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03/11/2009 03:08:40 PM
great composition, and very well done shot.
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03/11/2009 02:44:06 PM
Nice
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03/11/2009 01:02:03 PM
Simply fantastic. The little bit of color from the people sitting there really sets up the tone of the entire photo.
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03/11/2009 12:51:33 PM
i would like to see a bit more of the color 8
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03/11/2009 11:23:09 AM
I'd be interesting in knowing where this is. South America?
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03/11/2009 08:30:05 AM
great splash of colour from their clothes, I like the dof
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03/11/2009 03:53:58 AM
something different
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03/11/2009 12:55:07 AM
Wow I love it. The coloring is so prefect. Nice soft touch in the surroundings.
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