Salkantay Trail and Machu Picchu, Peru

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Salkantay Trail and Machu Picchu, Peru
Oct 8, 2012

Before heading to Peru, I had posted the classic 7D or 5dii question in forums. I ended up getting the 5dii with the thinking that although more expensive, it would allow for better glass as they were intended to be used (i.e. a 17-40 would have the focal length of 17-40 instead of 27-64). I do realize great pictures can be taken with crops, but for me, the FF worked.

Anway, here are some frames from our trip. We did a 60km hike on the Salkantay Trail and on the fifth day, ended up at Machu Picchu. An incredible experience and worth the hike. I ended up taking the 5dii, 17-40L, 100 2.8 macro (non-L), and 270ex flash and thought the setup was perfect for me.

Any feedback is welcome as I'm pretty new to photography with no training and always willing to learn. You can see more on my Flickr account: http://www.flickr.com/photos/78203149@N07/sets/

Dawn on the Salkantay trail; 5dii 17-40, f18 ISO 100

Flower on the Salkantay trail; 5dii, 100mm f2.8, ISO 125 

hiking on the Salkantay trail; 5Dii, 17-40L, f22, ISO 100 

Putucusi means "Happy Mountain"; 5Dii, 17-40L, f16 ISO 100

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