• Aperture: ƒ/11
  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Exposure bias: -7/10EV
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 500
  • Shutter speed: 1/1250s

I know that a shot of a pair of jeans may not be what you expect to see from a visit to the spectacular Colca canyon but sometimes you see something so unique that you just have to stop and stare. This pair of jeans was worn by a market trader who very much had his own look. The detail of the needlework that has gone into depicting the tableau that includes llamas and condors is really quite extraordinary and I’m looking forward to this being the start of something that will soon be found on jeans’ catwalks up and down the fashion world. You read it here first! Apparently, the needlework was done by one of the other market traders and she would be willing to do the same for you and your jeans, for a price. Not sure how this would work as most of the 120,000 visitors per year to the Colca canyon do not stay longer than a day. Maybe a whole team of needle wielding locals descends en masse as you lounge casually somewhere out of sight in your undies…. Travelling as I was in lightweight shorts, it was not something I needed to discover for myself. Next time!


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