Behind The Instagram: Vol. 3 with Landlopers

And we’re back with volume 3 of Behind The Instagram with Landlopers, Matt Long!

We were able to catch up with him via email and chat him about this picture he took in Petra!

CheapOair: Was this photo planned?
Matt Long: No, not really, I was walking through the Siq, the entranceway to Petra, and took a lot of photos along the way. I wanted to include people in it to show the incredible scale of the canyon.

C: How long did it take to get this picture?
ML: Not long, because it’s such a popular tourist site I had to shoot fast, especially for this photo. I want some people, but not a tour group and had to wait for the right moment.

C: Was the photo taken with a camera or a cell phone? If so, which?
ML: DSLR, I use a Nikon D5100 with a Tamron 18-270mm lens.

C: The obligatory Instagram question, was there a filter put on it?
ML: Just a slight one using Snapseed to lighten it up a bit.

C: What inspired you to take this picture?
ML: I love Petra and since it was my second visit I knew there were some shots in particular I wanted to set up. I think the Siq is one of the most impressive aspects to any visit and yet doesn’t get as much attention as The Treasury. By showcasing its beauty I want others to realize just how massive the ancient city of Petra really is.

That wraps this week’s Behind The Instagram! If you’d like to have your Instagram photo featured then tweet us @CheapOair!

Have a great Thanksgiving everyone! See you next Tuesday!

Photo: Landlopers/Matt Long


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