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Living Above the Clouds
Photograph by Gordon Wiltsie

Weaving wool helps support the Saccas, one of only two families who live at Qoriwayrachina. Surviving here, an arduous hike from the nearest village, demands self-sufficiency. The families raise pigs and cows, grow potatoes and corn—and now guard the remains of the high-altitude community constructed by their Andean ancestors.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon F100
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: 20mm f/2.8
Speed and F-Stop: 1/30 @ f/16
Weather Conditions: Scattered clouds
Time of Day: Noon
Lighting Techniques:
I used available light with a little fill flash.


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