Luxor, near the Valley of the Queens.
There are a few shops where stone cutters relentlessly shape stones into vases. In order to attract the eye of customers,or just for the sake of art I am not sure, shop keepers like to paint naive drawings on their walls. ( I like the Egyptian Deities but not the flowers ) Actually this area was full of clay houses until recently. By new order all houses are being destroyed, because these areas used to be burial grounds they are full of antique tombs . The problem is just too sensitive. People dig pits under their basements and discover plenty of old egyptian artifacts that went on the black market. At least this is the story that goes on in Luxor.
This picture is showing a stone cutter's shop, the owner with his big smile was apparently proud of my interest in asking for a picture of his atelier.After all he was the BOSS. The problem here is that when a foreign photographer shows up, the natural tends to vanish, they want to pose, they laugh too much at each other's remarks, and if the photographer counts on patience until everything gets to normal, this can be too long. As I always say, luck has to be on your side too...
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pauloog (11747) 2009-01-29 3:10
A nice well brought scene, I am afraid not because of its Egyptian authenticity but because of reflecting the adaptation to tourist's tastes as you explained...
ymrk (14995) 2009-01-29 3:11
Merhaba İzzet hocam;
Modellerinizin yüzündeki ifadeler çok sevimli ve eğlenceli.Duvardaki fon rengi ve kompozisyon nefis olmuş hocam.
İyi günler dilerim,aynı zamanda bol fotoğraflı günler...
omerozden (1259) 2009-01-29 3:39
this is superb.the pictures on the wall have becoome part of your photo. light is excellent.
TGULUMSER (13252) 2009-01-29 8:00
Hello Izzet Bey,
A great view from Luxor again. The wall is magnificent with the colors and figures. The pose of the boss is really interesting,
smarcell (19963) 2009-01-29 8:11
Very nice use of the wide angle, which allows, like in this cases, to get into the scene.
The owner looks so proud of his shop.
salvator (19102) 2009-01-30 2:00
Hello Izzet Bey,
I really do not know what to write, except that I am in complete awe, in complete admiration of the photo. Flawlessly captured with a beautiful composition and perfect sharpness and wonderful colors.
I wish you an excellent weekend. Best personal regards.
alibasarir (15580) 2009-01-30 13:07
merhaba izzet bey
mükemmel bir arka plan önünde inanılmaz güzel bir görüntü.adamların dizilişi özelliklede sağ kenardaki adamın duruşu gerçekten çok güzel.ayrıca canlı renkler,ışık ve netlik nefis elinize sağlık.
- Copyright: izzet keribar (keribar) (43841)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-12-13
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D300, Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM
- Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
- Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2009-01-29 2:59