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Road Work

Photograph by Gordon Wiltsie

To lead tourists toward the royal Inca center of Choquequirau, the Peruvian government commissioned a road through Vilcabamba's mostly vertical terrain. Workers used picks, shovels, and dynamite for the job. Their Inca predecessors built hundreds of miles of roads through the same territory 500 years ago, chiseling all the stone by hand.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon F100
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8
Speed and F-Stop: 1/500 @ f/8
Weather Conditions: Clear and hotter than hell
Time of Day: Noon
Lighting Techniques: Available light
Special Equipment or Comments: I took this from a vantage point across the canyon. I waited a long time to get the horses to come up the trail to bring some life into the picture.


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