Heiroglyphics - possibly the oldest writing in human history, or at least contempory with it, nobody knows for sure. Probably the oldest alphabet..
Hieroglyphics can be read right to left, left to right, or top to bottom. Clever...its a shame that didnt catch on.
I took this in the main temple at Abu Simbel without a tripod.
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hpbaxxter (445) 2006-05-11 17:43
this is for me very exotic..never been to egypt..looks like from outside world..thankx peter
good enlightning of the scene...you gotta have steady hands to do that withou tripod :-)
erdna (5707) 2006-05-11 18:04
Beautiful David! Fantastic light and a mood of mystery was achieved in this photo.
eleparc (24063) 2006-05-11 18:34
excellent shot david! I like how you succeeded in bringing out the mysterious aspect of the hieroglyphs playing with the light and the perspective!
euryan (8432) 2006-05-11 18:41
Perfect exposure. I think this is a very interesting photo, thanks to the lighting, and your very creative angle. Nicely done!
pervez (8) 2006-05-11 18:47
a very good idea of shot.
good use of light...
barrufeto_77 (28876) 2006-05-12 1:17
Excellent perspective!!! Nice sense of depth made of heiroglyphics.
I like it.
anew (582) 2006-05-13 18:35
I love this one. I love the way you captured the original colors.
Did you take this with a flash or did you just use the existing light? I'm always curious, with cramped places like this. Will the reflection off the flash spoil it...
CaptainJack (0) 2006-05-14 21:07
Hi David, great balance between the lighted areas and the fading into the dark shadows here, all the while keeping the focus on the key element, the heiroglyphics themselves.
Adrianocubas (208) 2006-05-15 22:25
Very good photo David! It seems that the soon we will see the Indiana Jones interpreting the hieróglifos. The yellow light also is very pleasant. The blackout in the above part gives a touch of "revelation" to the hieróglifos.
fayeulle (27823) 2006-05-16 11:44
Not easy to shot inside the Ramses II temple, my dear David. It's simply forbidden. But I also do it just after you !!!!!! Well done.
squash110 (64) 2006-05-19 13:18
The lighting you have created in this picture is what makes it great. There is a golden glow that is quite amazing. way to capture an amazing picture