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San Pedro Church or Sistine Chapel Of Americas, Andahuaylillas
23-MAY-2007

San Pedro Church or "Sistine Chapel Of Americas", Andahuaylillas

This colonial church is richly decorated with amazing frescos dated back in to Francisco Pissaro times, thus earning a recognition as "Sistine Chapel Of Americas". I will post more images from this church in this gallery. The thing to realize is that photography is strictly prohibited in the church, you have 3-4 guards who enforce this rule and constantly walking around you. So, I ended up shooting from the hip up and at incredibly slow shutter speeds anywhere from 0.5 sec to 1/10. Guards were absolutely irritated and disturbed by ongoing "bip-bip" sound of AF and "tscheetz" of shutter release, while having no idea how to catch this ghost... Not too many people have an advantage to see these shots, so enjoy the moment !


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Ed 30-Nov-2010 01:31
Eldar kadymov, you've got a pretty good point bro, respect.
Sergio Pessolano02-Jul-2009 10:03
It works great. V.
Eldar Kadymov31-Jul-2007 12:59
I guess RWB stands for Real World Bullshit ? Hey, common, you just need to travel a bit in those countries whereas every single person is still living in fear and with the horrific memories from the very recent violent and fascist driven past to appreciate what comes with real freedom... Cultural sensibilities ? Are you nuts ?! Do you think Incas ( native Peruvians ) care about me shooting from the hip and creating galaxy scale havoc simply because some moron like you had set up idiotic restrictions ? Get your life senses back ! People of Peru are still in recovery mode and so much afraid of doing something wrong, or politically incorrect, that they walk around with blocknotes and track whatever happens to report events , as if it were in concentration camp. Don't teach me manners, you have no idea what the world is outside of your pitiful backyard. Nobody died from my shooting exercises, nor any frescoes were damaged... Yet, when people like you throw cigarette butts from the window of a fast moving car or invade Iraq, that's where true damage and tragedy comes on scene, don't you think so, ah ?
RWB 31-Jul-2007 01:52
Your disregard of the cultural sensibilities required of you, a guest in a foreign land, makes me furious! Who the hell do you think you are? I'll tell you…you're a complete asshole! Hopefully, some day, your own sense of privacy will be trampled on by some thoughtless jerk, just to get a shot.
Dmitry Zamorin15-Jun-2007 08:59
Really unusual and impressive decoration!
Ann Cleeves12-Jun-2007 22:42
Wow! Amazing ceiling. The 'hip' shot is great. I feel almost dizzy looking at it!