KENKO (Q'INQU) CUSCO PERU This huge stone almost 6 metres high is the central
feature of the sa sacred Inca site of Kenko. The name is said to mean 'labyrinth'
and the area noted for its many carved rocks. This single stone is surrounded
by smaller stones placed there by Quechua people faithful to the Inca religion.
The positioning of this shrine is linked to Cusco and the snowcapped sacred mountain
of Ausangate 6384 metres high, and 100 kms away on the horizon to the left of
Leica lll F with a collapsible Leitz f 5cm 1:3.5 lens. Film Panatomic X at F5.6
- 1/100 second with yellow green filter x 2. The camera was on loan and my film
was cut from bulk rolls and loaded in a re-loadable Leica cassette. It was a convenient
low cost way of carrying film but not ideal. The film had to be loaded in the
dark and static electricity always attracted dust which shows on the negative.
Hand-processed in Lima using May and Baker Promicrol at normal dilution.
Peru 61-20-27 © Tony Morrison