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Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Un estudio comparativo...

...which means (En Inglés) what it would seem: a comparative study. In this case, of photography.

On my recent trip to Peru, I took a lot of pictures.

Let's see how they compare with images on the "Da 'Net".

My picture will be first, followed by one found on the Internet. Also, a link to the site where I found the image will be embedded in the description/name.

SaqsayWaman (pronounced almost like "Sexy Woman"):

(Image of snake built into wall)

Tambomachay:

(The grass is greener on...my picture)

Ollantaytampo:

(Slightly different P.O.V.)

Machu Picchu:

(No, mine is not a "Photoshop" job)

Nazca lines:

(Quite similar, huh?)

Chauchilla:

(No sepia tone added to my picture)

Nazca aqueducts:

(There are quite of few of these wells)

Of course, surfing "Da 'Net" is cheaper...

17 Comments:

Blogger benning said...

A lot cheaper, but not as much fun, I'll bet! Wow! Did you have those 'Da Net' pictures with you, So you could make comparison images?

If not, you were pretty danged close. And yours tended to be better, I think. Easier to comprehend.

You had fun, didn'tcha?

January 17, 2010 8:13 AM  
Blogger Beerme said...

Como es Interesante!
Nicely done!

January 17, 2010 9:02 AM  
Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Very COOL indeed! The scenery looks just awesome! Someday maybe... sigh.

(:D) Best regards...

January 17, 2010 9:27 AM  
Blogger bobguzzardi said...

Thanks Jack for expanding our horizons. Very cool.I never knew of this spectacular construction.

January 17, 2010 9:49 AM  
Blogger Darthmeister said...

"See any alien spacecraft circling around waiting to land with aid of one of those Nazca pictographs?" - Van Daniken

I find all the ancient engineering wonders so fascinating. While time will eventually reclaim all the works of human hands after many more millenia, it's sobering to think that whatever traces of civilization we have created the last 100 years will be obliterated within less than three centuries because of the building materials we use. That's assuming the King of Kings doesn't return in the meantime.

January 17, 2010 10:03 AM  
Blogger Barb said...

Yep, for materials that last ,you can't beat rocks ,dirt and skulls.
what Nazca lines look like at ground level,from the side?
When you see all those stones are they th color your camera show them or the yellowish look?
Dang ,I just may have to go doen ther and look for myself.

January 17, 2010 2:37 PM  
Blogger Bunny said...

I like your pictures much better, Jack. Well done, my friend. :-)

January 17, 2010 3:57 PM  
Blogger Bunny said...

Ooops...I should've said "Muy bueno, mi amigo!!" ;-)

January 17, 2010 3:58 PM  
Blogger mig said...

Travel Journalist/Photographer... Camojack! awesome

January 17, 2010 6:52 PM  
Blogger Just call me Shelly said...

where's the snow? Always love them Kodak moments, even if they are a few thousand years old

January 17, 2010 8:16 PM  
Blogger Angelene said...

Jack, you looks great in the picture. Your pictures are great! Wonder what is your next travel spot.

January 17, 2010 11:12 PM  
Blogger camojack said...

benning:
No, I didn't have the pictures from "Da 'Net" with me, I found them upon my return.

Yes, I had fun. :-)

Beerme:
¡Claro que sí! Muchas gracias.

Hawkeye®:
The scenery is just awesome; I've been wanting to visit Machu Picchu for years, and now I have.

bobguzzardi:
I always try to enlighten wherever possible.

The Inca construction is quite impressive, and before this recent trip I hadn't realized just how much of it there really is/was.

Darthmeister:
No alien spacecraft that I could discern while I was there.

They definitely built things to last back then. Planned obsolescence hadn't been conceived of yet. Some of those aqueducts are still in use, as a matter of fact.

Barb:
On the ground the Nazca lines look like light pathways through darker ground.

It was overcast when I took my pictures. Maybe on a sunnier day they look more yellowish.

Bunny:
Perhaps you're biased, but that's OK. Está bien.

mig:
Nah, just a bloody tourist...er, traveler. ;-)

Shelly:
Snow? It was Summer down there in the Southern Hemisphere.

Actually, I did get some pictures of snowy peaks in the Andes, just didn't include any in this post.

Angelene:
I 'preciate the compliment.

My next travel spot is Hawaii...

January 18, 2010 1:29 AM  
Blogger Cassandra said...

Wow! Amazing photography, Camo. You have quite an eye.

January 18, 2010 2:21 AM  
Blogger bob said...

Looks dangerous, Indy. You go first!

Nice photos. You posed well w/ Macchu Pichu.

January 18, 2010 1:56 PM  
Blogger camojack said...

Cassandra:
I give a lot of credit to my little Vivitar digital camera.

Of course, great subject matter makes for decent photography, too...but thanks for the compliment.

Bob:
Heh. I've heard the Indiana Jones comparison before.

Obviously, I did not take the picture with me in it...

January 18, 2010 6:14 PM  
Blogger Grant Jones said...

Great pictures, and no snow!

January 19, 2010 2:17 PM  
Blogger camojack said...

Grant Jones:
Well, I saw snow...from a safe distance.

January 21, 2010 6:52 AM  

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