Top of the World

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© Pongsatorn Sukhum
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Sitting in the clouds and watching the sun rise above Machu Picchu. Photo taken in 1995.

I got up around 5 am and made my way into the ruins. Had the place all to myself and shot several hundred pictures as the light emerged. The clouds and mist rushed past me from deep in the valley. I was soaked by the time I was done. One of the most peaceful moments you could ask for.

14 responses

  • Ted Gorczyca

    Ted Gorczyca gave props (11 Jan 2009):

    beautiful capture

  • Doug Maddock

    Doug Maddock said (11 Jan 2009):

    Nice take on a classic image

  • Blaise Reymondin

    Blaise Reymondin gave props (11 Jan 2009):

    Beautiful. HDR ?

  • Steven Maguire

    Steven Maguire gave props (11 Jan 2009):

    An astounding capture!!!

  • Les Rhoades

    Les Rhoades gave props (11 Jan 2009):

    what a wonderful photo to have in your gallery!

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (11 Jan 2009):

    Magnificient! I want to go here so badly!

  • Steve Wilson

    Steve Wilson (Deleted) said (15 Jan 2009):

    Sawasdee, krup, Pongsatorn,
    This is an amazing shot. Bravo!!!
    You have a beautiful country. I enjoyed my time at Takhli, and I traveled to many other areas, as well. I was also at NKP.
    I hope your day goes well!!!

  • Merlin Peck

    Merlin Peck (Deleted) said (26 Jan 2009):

    This is a beautiful shot of a place I've wanted to go for many decades. I marvel at your skill, artistry, and your dedication to get such a shot. (I've long since lost that file-folder marked "Machu Picchu or Bust". I'm afraid I've busted.)
    Great work. Keep shooting.

  • Pongsatorn Sukhum

    Pongsatorn Sukhum said (26 Jan 2009):

    Thank you for all your feedback.

  • Roberta Caristo

    Roberta Caristo said (30 Jan 2009):

    Wow, that's one place I will never see because it's too far and I am too old and sick...can't fly over 2-3 hours, and can't deep sea dive any more, but I really enjoyed your artful, skillfully taken photos. I hope one day someone will print a book with your photos! You have a wonderful eye!
    Thank you for your contributions!

  • Roberta Caristo

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  • Pongsatorn Sukhum

    Pongsatorn Sukhum said (31 Jan 2009):

    Thank you very much.

  • markus zundel

    markus zundel gave props (11 Jul 2009):

    great description and a stunning shot, absolutely worth gettin up that early. a masterpiece

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