Cusco Market

Hanging out in Cusco for New Years

I arrived in Cusco before sunrise aboard the Bolivia Hop bus, having left La Paz almost 24hrs earlier. The journey had been broken up by spending half a day checking out Lake Titicaca so I wasn’t feeling too spaced out when my feet touched the ground in Cusco. Bolivia Hop, the same people who run Peru Hop, organise taxis to get everyone to their arranged accommodation when you arrive in town and I was amused when my taxi whisked me off up the […]

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PotD: Frog legs in Cusco market

Sony A7RII : f/4@80th : ISO 500 : EV -0.3 : FE 90mm f/2.8 The San Pedro market in Cusco had a lot of stuff on sale that I wasn’t particularly used to but I’d have to say that the wizened granny sitting next to a bucket of live frogs had one of the more unusual setups. She didn’t really have a stall, just her stool next to the bucket and a flat surface by her side for the freshly peeled […]

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PotD: Beans in Cusco Market

Sony A7RII : f/4@80th : ISO 400 : EV -0.3 : FE 90mm f/2.8 There’s nothing quite like a macro lens to get a different perspective on things. This close-up shot of dried beans is from an inspiring day I had wandering round San Pedro market in Cusco. The Sony FE 90mm f2.8 Macro G is turning out to be a stellar lens and well worth its weight in my ‘travelling’ camera bag. As with most indoor markets, the light was […]

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Meat Market

PotD: Meat Market in Cusco

Sony A7RII : f/5.6@50th : ISO 800 : EV -0.3 : FE 55mm f/1.8 I love wandering around markets when I get to a new town and San Pedro market in Cusco was no exception. The quality of the fruit and veg is second to none, beans they have in abundance, herbs and spices, and then there’s all the meat (for fish, I’d wait until you get a little closer to the coast). Peruvian cuisine may have been riding high around […]

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Tupiza as a starting point

Tupiza may not be the most happening town, nor the most obvious starting place for a tour to the Salar de Uyuni (that would be the actual town of Uyuni), but I had met enough people on my travels who said that Tupiza was the place to go to if you wanted a more pleasant experience. Apparently, the attitude from the majority of tour operators in Uyuni leaves a lot to be desired and Tupiza has not yet developed that weary hard edge […]

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PotD: Tupiza market II

Sony A7RII : f/6.3@125th : ISO 2000 : EV -0.7 : FE 55mm f/1.8 Here’s another one from the collection of images I shot early one morning at the local market in Tupiza, Bolivia. This time I think it’d be interesting to see the image as if it were SOOC, before I made any of the adjustments in Capture One.

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PotD: Tupiza Market I

Sony A7RII : f/7.1@50th : ISO 2500 : EV -0.7 : FE 55mm f/1.8 Markets the world over get going at first light and I like to get to them as the stall holders are setting up for the day, before the crowds arrive and disturb the peace. With the combination of the sun being barely up as well as the narrow covered alleyways, there wasn’t much light about when I got to Tupiza market in Bolivia. Some areas had daylight spilling […]

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