Saturday, August 20, 2005

The Magic of Machu Picchu (and PS Elements)

In Feburary 2004, J's very good friend was getting married in Lima, Peru and asked him to be in the wedding. I was completely unsure if we should go because of the amount of time off we would have take off of work, boarding Simon, and the sheer expense of the trip, but J. talked me into taking the trip. Undoubtedly, Peru is one of the most amazing places we visited, and I still can't believe that we were really there! We traveled throughout Peru with the groom's family, and we all got to know each other very well after ten days touring a foreign country together. J. speaks Spanish so he was our unofficial tour guide. These are shots from our visit to Machu Picchu. Wow, is all I can say. I remember climbing to the top and thinking, I don't think I am going to make it, but I did, and when we got to the top, we were all speechless. Words cannot describe how incredible Machu Picchu is.

J. played with our digital camera during our trip there and decided it would be great to have the date imprinted in the right hand corner of all of our pictures. I didn't like this at all, and I didn't know he had done this until we got home to MD and loaded the pictures on the computer. Picky of me, I know. You'll notice that these pictures have no dates. I have been playing some more with my trial version of Photoshop Elements, and it has this cool feature called the healing brush, which will wipe away any parts of the picture that you don't want there, and blend the colors of the photo into those areas. It hides the dates pretty well. Amazing what a little bit of photo editing software will do.


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