Summer and Peru

Blogging is hard.  Who has time to sit in front of a computer and write about themselves?  Especially in the precious and limited PNW summers, when we feel guilty doing ANYTHING inside as long as the sun is shining.

I have no problem taking millions of photos during this time of year, but can't be bothered to sit inside in my office to process them.  Well, here I sit, on the traditional last weekend of summer, finally getting to my backlog of images.  It's a grey chilly morning.  The seasons are indeed beginning to change.  Today I have a little time.

Besides it being such a gorgeous outdoorsy summer, the other reason I haven't worked much on my photography business lately is the three weeks we spent in Peru!  I shot about three thousand images on the trip, and am feeling understandably daunted at the idea of going through them and beginning to process them.  

Here are a few of my favorites from our first day in Ollantaytambo, Peru, a small town in the Sacred Valley not far from Machu Picchu.  Every place we visited in Peru is incredible.  Ollanta is special in part because it's been continuously inhabited since Incan times.  The modern bits of town are built right on top of those Incan streets, irrigation channels, and building foundations.  The town sits in a fertile valley under the ruins of an Incan (and pre-Incan) fortress.  

Stay tuned as I continue to process through the rest of the trip.  I'm hoping to find a venue to display some of these images.  I came back from this trip full of some much needed inspiration, and I'm excited to share it.