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Found Photos Backpackers in Ollantaytambo | Case #010

Found Photos Backpackers in Ollantaytambo (Case #010)

This is the only roll of film I have come across so far that was in a thrift shop and price tagged. Normally, they’re still in the camera. This particular roll was listed at $1

The Camera
No camera found with the roll of film. Not every photo was taken at the same focal length. It’s likely to be an SLR or P&S with a zoom.

The Film
I picked this up a few years ago, so the actual location of the film negatives is buried with my personal work. It’s either Kodak or Fujifilm, and not so relevant in this case. The roll was found in Alberta Canada.

The Images
A man and a woman, potentially a couple are backpacking in Ollantaytambo, a small town and Inca archeological site in southern Peru. I know this because the photographer was smart enough to take a picture of a map. 😉

The photos are methodical, and have good composition. You can clearly see both adventurers in separate shots.

Summary and Speculation
All 36 shots were taken and the roll was found here in Alberta, not Peru, so the camera didn’t fail and the images made it back, one can assume, with the two individuals. You can also assume that these are probably not all of the photos taken during their time there, and this may not even be their only stop.

Update: September 26th, 2014

Thanks to Marc for the following: “There are also pictures of Machu Picchu and the town below called Agua Caliente. The zigzag in the mountain is the bus road up to Machu Picchu. Some of the pictures show Inca ruins from Olalantambo. That town is the last train stop before arriving at Agua Caliente – now called Machu Picchu Pueblo (town).”

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  1. There are also pictures of Machu Picchu and the town below called Agua Caliente. The zigzag in the mountain is the bus road up to Machu Picchu. Some of the pictures show Inca ruins from Olalantambo. That town is the last train stop before arriving at Agua Caliente – now called Machu Picchu Pueblo (town).

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