Choclo or Peruvian corn is a large kernel corn from the Andes. I spotted this basket at a food stand near the salt mines in the town of Moray. The colors of the kernels really caught my eye so I took a few minutes to photograph them.
I added a bit of HDR toning to give a more artsy effect.
And if you're wondering where my PH subjects came from, here's a wide shot of the fields where the Peruvians grow their corn. This was taken in the town of Ollantaytambo where I based myself for 12 days while exploring the Sacred Valley. I had just come down from the Olly fortress and while sitting in this shaded hut I could hear the rustling of the corn leaves and the irrigation stream that feed them directly behind me. It was a beautiful sight, it was a wonderful day and it remains to be a great travel memory for me.
And to give you a perspective on how large these kernels are, here's a photo of my trout dinner in Cuzco which was served with these delicious big kernel corn.
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