26 September 2007

Lauren's Photo of the Day

I love this photo. It was taken in Ollantaytambo, Peru. The city is a site of Incan ruins about 75km from Cusco. I took this picture just before I climbed the ruins. I watched as this aymara girl struggled with the mule up and down the rocky streets of the town. I captured this shot as the mule was stopping to take a drink from the ancient irrigation canals in the city, he was not to be bothered by the girl who had to sit on the ledge just to get leverage to pull him further. I love the movement in this shot.

digital format; Sony Cybershot W80 7.2MP

24 September 2007

Lauren's Photo of the Day

This is the sky just before dawn in rural Costa Rica. I especially love this shot because I am so rarely awake to watch the sunrise. I took it from the car when we were on our way hot air ballooning with Tucker of Serendipity Adventures. The views of the countryside were spectacular to watch as the sun came in to view and began lighting the lush landscape of Costa Rican rainforest and farmlands.
35mm film, with an Olympus SLR.