Breaking Sun on the Lost Cit y Machu picchu, peru
Machu Picchu, high in the Peruvian mountains, is one of the main reasons I got into photography. Seeing an image of Machu Picchu hanging in a gallery as a kid was one of the first times I thought to myself that I wanted to be a professional photographer.
To get this shot, we spent six days in the area, going to the ruined Inca city four times, always looking for great light and the most photogenic weather. We finally got the conditions we were looking for when the sun broke through the fog about 30 minutes after sunrise. The sunlight was partially diffused by the mist in the air – a condition known as ‘artist’s light’. It was incredible. To take this photograph I used my Nikon D800e with a Nikon 16-35mm f/4 and Really Right Stuff tripod and ballhead, plus my small travel umbrella that always lives in my bag.
EXPOSURE 1/25 sec, f/11, ISO100 LENS Nikon AF-S 16-35mm f/4G ED VR