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Vertigo-inducing staircase at Machu Picchu

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Vertigo-inducing staircase at Machu Picchu

"a group of people climbing a stone wall"

Comments for: Vertigo-inducing staircase at Machu Picchu
GAK67 Report This Comment
Date: August 05, 2023 08:16PM

I'm sure it's steep, but it the photo had been taken with the horizon straight it wouldn't look like much of a problem at all. Look at the edges of the building and how far away from vertical they are and you'll see how much it's deliberately distorted.
Anon Report This Comment
Date: August 06, 2023 05:27AM

Well spotted. Look at what can be done with a steep terrain, what those brought up building and living in valleys and on the flat don't grasp. You would get fit carrying your goods to market from there every week.
woberto Report This Comment
Date: August 07, 2023 02:05AM

Could be one of those fish eye lenses GAK.
The person far left is vertical and they bend more as you look down the line until you see the buildings WAY off.

Maybe the photographer was just trying to get more in the frame and ended up with this cool result.
Either that or it's a fake news conspiracy!
pulse Report This Comment
Date: August 07, 2023 03:01AM

pulse Report This Comment
Date: August 07, 2023 03:18AM

It's a big assumption that old construction contains straight, vertical edges. I agree that the guy at the top left of the image was standing straight; the buttons on his shirt are broadly right next to the edge of the image, carrying on that straight line. I haven't seen a lot of shirts where the buttons come down on a slant.

With the rotated image above, it now looks like he's standing backwards on a ~40 degree angle. And, despite showing a perfectly vertical edge along the inserted white line, the building towards the bottom of the stairs still clearly slopes forward.

I dare say the truth is somewhere in between the original and the rotated image; however, probably closer to the original.