Hacienda Concepcion, Amazon Rainforest
Madre de Dios River, Peru
I spent 4 days in the Amazon jungle just outside of Puerto Maldonado, Peru. We flew in, took a boat ride down one of the tributaries to the Amazon river, and lived out of these beautiful wooden cabanas. They had just been built about a year earlier and were absolutely gorgeous. Each cabana had a private bathroom, 2 beds (or 1 king bed), mosquito netting around the beds, mosquito netting on the windows, a fold-down couch, and 2 hammocks that faced out into the jungle. It was an EXTREMELY relaxing way to spend our 4 days in the jungle.
One evening I took the camera out at night and decided to photograph the cabanas using the natural light: small gas lanterns that were placed around the cabanas. A small bit of clouds provided a nice extra element in the sky. The slightly long exposure created some nice movement in the stars. I used the path leading to the other cabanas to draw the eye through the photo.
Nikon D800 w/Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM:
10mm, f/4, 150 sec, ISO 400
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