This is a closer view of the opening at the north side of the Pyramid of Khufu. You will observe that after the massive, horizontally layed, blocks of stones at the exterior, behind it are equally big blocks of stones but layed diagonally following the pyramid slope. Two openings are placed on the Khufu Pyramid. This one on the north side and another one on the south side. The openings are necessary for exploration and for bringing back artifacts from inside. This photograph is a good example on comparing the scale of the stone blocks against the sizes of people.
Canon PowerShot A640
Image Size: 3615 x 2410
Focal Length: 29.2mm
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/400 sec - F/4.1
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 100
White Balance: 0
Comments: Copyright (C) 2007 Andre' Salvador
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Floydian (30970) 2007-06-11 10:18
How to show one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world in his full glory so that people who never been there get an impression how big this is.
Well, you did exaclty the right thing. Showing the stones and the people on them. It have stood there myself and yes they are huge...really impressive. And your photo really enhabces that feeling...perfect..!!!
siolaw (37642) 2007-06-11 10:30
Good framing of the pyramid showing people giving scale to see the huge size of those rocks!
Nicely saturated colors and fine sharpness
oanna (1200) 2007-06-11 10:49
hi andre,you are right,a good photo to show the scale of these monuments.good light on these ancient stones,and good disproportions,a very attractive sight.
holmertz (31260) 2007-06-11 10:55
It's not easy to find a new way of presenting any of the most photographed buildings in the world, but you have done quite well. A very good picture.
Jgirl (27) 2007-06-11 22:41
Oh wow, this is an excellent shot. I love how you've emphasised the sheer size of the pyramid, which is not at all obvious in most traditional shots taken from much further away without people for scale. The light on the blocks gives a wonderful impression of colour and shading, too. Well done!
Benedict (7064) 2007-06-13 0:19
detailed, clear and vivid closer view of one famed world icon!
well presented especially for those like me who haven't seen this ruins yet. i feel i am there just by looking at this. great one!!
- Copyright: Andre Salvador (erdna) (5707)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-04-24
- Categories: Architecture, Ruins
- Camera: Canon A640, Canon 7.3-29.2mm
- Exposure: f/4.1, 1/400 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): THE PYRAMIDS OF GIZA, CAIRO, EGYPT [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-06-11 10:07