Colossal pink granite statue erected in the first court in the temple of Amun at Karnak, initially represented Ramesses II (19 Dynasty; 1279-1212 BC) but later usurped by Pinedjem I, high priest of Amun at Thebes (20-21 Dynasty 1070-1032 BC). Observe the diminutive figure of the princess Bent'anta standing between the feet of Ramesses II.
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alford (3961) 2005-02-26 3:28
Great shot, Christian! The statue is really huge, and you captured it well with your POV. Very crisp (texture of the statue is so real) and the colors, esp. the blue sky, are splendid! The palm(?) coming out from his waist is an add'l element which shows how high the statue really is! I'm still amzed at how these were build a long long time ago! Thanks for sharing. rgds.
elihesamian (26127) 2005-02-26 3:41
Great historical view about Amun's temple and this amazing statue,very good note,and excellent sharpness and POV,with a fine details and colors,too,nicely composed,Christian,
Thanks for posting.
naxius (16685) 2005-02-26 4:26
Bravo Chrisian for this beautiful photo.
The angle is great and give a strong perspective to the statue.
The colors are simply great!
PixelTerror (0) 2005-02-26 5:48
Each of your Egyptian posts is a pure delight you have here an excellent framing and chose a very good bottom up angle to magnify the beatiful statue, the colors are stunning, tack Christian !
Have a nice week end,
jpages (1670) 2005-02-26 8:54
Egypcian art and ruins, always impressive, as this one.
Very good point of view, and well composed, just in front of the statue, with no tourists, hiding the palm, it is difficult to get a good shot, so close to this big figures. The blue sky increases the power of the scene, captured with a very good clearness.
The leaves of the palm seems part of their clothes.
See you in TE, best regards from Barcelona.
PLD_images (7149) 2005-02-26 11:50
Very impressive, the shot and the stutue.. Great composition with the palm tree at the back. It's amusing because it looks like the statue is wearing green feathers... The blues of the image are also great.
Nicely done. Have a nice weekend Chris.
robiuk (10805) 2005-02-26 16:26
Everything has been said and I'm not repeating... just haloing! ;-D
Steft (5975) 2005-02-27 7:21
Intresting photo with good quality. This is so very old, but there were very good in making statues at that time. I like the contrast between the light brown and the dark blue sky.
Tue (25798) 2005-02-27 15:40
Very good picture. Great POV. I like the palm tree behind the statue! The colours are also great, the sky is so blue! Well done!
loupiot (3909) 2005-02-28 6:25
Joli vue sur cette statue colossale du temple de Karnak. La perspective est majestueuse, et la lumière superbe. L'image est aussi d'une grande netteté. Very good job, well done!
MvS (4163) 2005-03-03 15:06
Fantastiska färger och snyggt parerad palm i bakgrunden. Enda anmärkningen är väl att näsan verkar trasig. :D
pamastro (7218) 2005-03-04 0:34
Your point of view certainly gives us a colossal feel for this colossal statue. It soars skyward here and that is enhanced by the Queen so tiny beneath. The perspective also adds to that height and the feel of looking up very steeply. And I like the touch of the palm tree that happens to be so well placed. I can imagine a soaring palm tree and that also enhances the height. It also adds a regal flare around the statue. Nicely done.
aznegrao (10296) 2005-03-08 10:01
Fantastico angulo reforçado pela 20mm, amo esse efeito. As cores estão lindas, alem do otimo contexto histórico, parabens.
colinbrenchley (6209) 2005-03-12 10:54
Excellent image and good POV and as your notes are good
- Copyright: Christian Stocker (ChristianS) (2997)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2002-02-00
- Categories: Ruins
- Camera: Nikon FM3A, Sigma AF 20 mm f/1.8 EX DG, Fuji Velvia 50
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Egypt, World Heritage Sites Part VII, Luxor, Egypt [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-02-26 3:05