The colors of Peru… and black and white, in photographs

I am still processing my two-week trip to Peru. Literally, still processing.

Because of all the time lapse photography I took (about 15,000 photos), it has taken me weeks to just get things edited, sorted, and processed into a useable format.

As to the experience, it drained about all of the energy I had. Don’t get me wrong, the trip was amazing. But unlike a regular tourist that would have been on this luxury tour by Cox & Kings, I was working the whole time. So while I got to enjoy some of the best opportunities available in this country, a perfect one country for about a 10-day to 2-week tour by the way, when I was done with my trip, I actually needed some time off. The exact opposite of what ‘regular people’ experience on a vacation like this.


I got to stay in some amazing hotels when I was there, but the fun of a trip is getting out and exploring. And for me, that means getting my cameras out to take some photos, and as of more recently, video.

Earlier I did a post of some of my favorite Instagram photos from the trip. Don’t get me wrong, I really do love how handy my cell phone is and how easy it is to pull it out and snap pictures quickly, but there also is a big difference in the quality when I use my real cameras.

In the midst of doing my video editing (some will be ready and up next week), I took out some time yesterday and today to pull some of my favorite photos from this journey through Southern Peru.

I hope you like them.

best sights in cusco peru
from the main square in Cusco, Peru
best photos peru machu pichu
shot from inside Machu Pichu, in tilt-shift style
best photos of peru cusco market
from the very large market in Cusco, where about everything is sold
best photos of peru machu pichu
Machu Pichu from the entrance side of things
best photos peru railway to cusco
on the Orient Express train to Cusco, looking out the back of the observation car
best photos of peru islands titikaka attire
Me with some of the lovely locals living on some of the islands in Lake Titikaka
best photos peru Palacio Nazarenas hotel yoga lessons
one of the (many) bonuses of staying at the Palacio Nazarenas hotel in Cusco? Free yoga every morning by the heated pool
best photos peru from orient express train to cusco
just some of the scenery on the Orient Express to Cusco
best photos peru beach on island in lake titikaka
beautiful beach right outside where we had lunch on one of the islands in Lake Titikaka
best photos of peru sunset in amazon river basin
sunset from the dock of the Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica Hotel

This trip was sponsored by Cox & Kings and Prom Peru, but the opinions (and photos and videos) are my own.

16 thoughts on “The colors of Peru… and black and white, in photographs

  1. Beautiful pictures! Peru is on my list!

    Love the picture of you with the locals at Lake Titikaka! Suits you!

    1. Thanks Helen. Glad you liked them. Really great place to visit. I am sure you will love it.

    1. Hey Stephanie. I don’t have a tilt-shift lens (and don’t have a DSLR anymore either). Those lenses are EXPENSIVE.

      I do it all in post. Is pretty easy.

    1. The hashtag for the campaign was #coloursofperu and it certainly was colorful!

  2. You pick the right object for your black and white photo, making it look like ancient image fro the main square and Machu Pichu temple.

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