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Machu Picchu Inca Trail

Hi,

Good times. That pretty much summarise the entire trek.

There are few things better than surrendering to nature. To be out in the wild, far far away from cars, light pollution and sound. To be able to hear the silence and see true darkness. Waking up in the morning by the sun warming your tent, open the zipper and walk out in to the wilderness.

On our last day we reach the Sun Gate, a fantastic viewing point only reachable before sunrise if you have done the Inca trail. To ur disappointment Machu Picchu was entirely covered in clouds. But as the sun started warming our frozen hands and feet it slowly burned the clouds away. To see Machu Picchu rising up through the clouds was truly amazing.

If you get the chance to visit Machu Picchu take the opportunity to also climb/hike Huayna Picchu. Some of the pictures you see below are from that peak.

As the rest of the trip this was also shot entirely on analog film. It is for sure not convenient to carry multiple cameras and bags of film through forest and climbs. But it helps you to stop and think for a while. No point and shoot, moving on. It is a slow and beautiful process with room for actually enjoying the moment you are capturing.

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  • Tomasz WagnerJanuary 2014

    Reminds me of my 3 day hike along the inca trail – and don’t feel bad, when we arrived the whole place was covered in fog as well. That is until the sun came out! :)

    Glad to see you were also shooting film too cause that’s all I take during my travels.ReplyCancel

  • Niklas JohanssonJanuary 2014

    Wonderful pictures, I’ve looked at them several times …
    It’s a small dream that I also get the chance to go there with my family …ReplyCancel

  • NiklasJanuary 2014

    Wonderful pictures, I’ve looked at them several times …
    It’s a small dream that I also get the chance to go there with my family …ReplyCancel

    • Stefan HellbergJanuary 2014

      Thanks Niklas! If you get the chance, do it! It is quite family friendly too. :)

  • jolieJanuary 2014

    awesome!!! sooo sooo nice!!!ReplyCancel

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