Zoom, Zoom, Zoom (Pic du Jour)

Cusco 008

Cusco, Peru – After going without for more than seven weeks, I finally have a functioning 300mm zoom lens once again. And just in time for Machu Picchu.  🙂 This was taken a few blocks from my hotel here in Cusco. The steepness is pretty much on par with the climb needed to reach my hotel.

My old lens — a Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 — was diagnosed as beyond repair in Santiago more than a month ago, and I’ve been on the lookout for a replacement since. Luck struck here yesterday when I found the same model in the last of some 20 camera shops I checked. And the price was quite reasonable all things considered.

I’m heading towards Machu Picchu this morning; the working plan for the next two days includes arriving at the Incan citadel just in time for Tuesday’s sunrise.

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  1. ilargia64 says

    Are you doing the Inca Trail? You will be delighted when arriving there!!

    1. BobR says

      No, I couldn’t plan in advance enough to book an Inca Trail trek. No matter, it was incredible anyway.

  2. The Wanderlust Gene says

    I’m imagining you there … the only ‘before I die’ place left on my bucket list 🙂

    1. BobR says

      The last one on your list?!? Then what are you waiting for? It truly was an amazing experience.

  3. We kicked Dead Women’s Pass on the Inca trail. Machu Picchu is an incredibly spiritual place. Enjoy your visit. You may not want to leave.

    1. BobR says

      I wasn’t organized enough in advance to book an Inca Trail trek, so it was just a day trip to the ruins plus a climb up Machu Picchu mountain. And you’re absolutely right: once I was up on that peak, the last thing on my mind was leaving.

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