Cusco walls
  • Aperture: ƒ/10
  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Taken: 3 January, 2016
  • Exposure bias: -3/10EV
  • Flash fired: no
  • Focal length: 55mm
  • ISO: 500
  • Shutter speed: 1/640s

An earlier PotD may have given the impression that I didn’t have much interest in the architectural wonders to be found in Cusco so I thought I’d add this image here of some Cusco walls to show that I was at least aware of some of what was on offer. From this one spot on a typical Cusco side street, there are four different wall types – the large angular stones of an Inca wall to the left, an adobe wall to the right, a more basic stone wall in the centre, and an ugly brick wall in the background. Photographically, this is the only reason I stopped to take this picture and, although I cannot claim to have added any creative element to it, I do enjoy it as a visual document of the passing of the ages. Is that enough reason for it to be included as a PotD? I think so, not every image need be driven solely by the demands of a creative muse nor by the opposite need to just document what you see. In this particular instance, it was very much a case of just finding the right spot to tell the tale of the craftsmanship of the four walls, without any embellishments from me. If I wanted to make a statement, then I could say that the brick wall is my least favourite of the four walls but I’m not sure that translates as me having issues with the state of the modern world. Or maybe it does, just not as a counterpoint to some idea of a previous Golden Age. I’m sure I would have had issues then too!

               

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