Peaceful Living

Peaceful Living

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
DX mode

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Aaron Meyers is a landscape and wedding photographer living in Silicon Valley, CA. His love of the outdoors makes for frequent forays into the Californian wilds, where he delights in the stunning vistas of Yosemite National Park, Lake Tahoe, Big Sur, and the Pacific Coast.