After the last moutains and the last dunes, we arrive in Ghat. Ghat is a sad and lost town in the desert.
Every people flying back to Europe was here, while waiting for the plane. The place was then a little overcrowded, especially after a week a peace and silence.
That's why it was a little hard to enjoy walking there, even if the old city and the citadel were finally worth it...
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Fis2 (88039) 2006-01-24 15:57
Wonderful place. I like the light and colours. Good composition. Great sky. Very impressive picture!
weswang (18223) 2006-01-24 17:11
Hi Stephane, This is a very special looking city with its own characters. A nice shot with good PoV and DoF to show the details of the foreground as well as the open view to the background. Nice contrast and good clarity. Well done.
gilou530 (34) 2006-01-24 17:26
voila donc la cité de tous les départs, effectivement c'est une vieille ville, tu as su trouvé l'endroit calme de tous touristes pour cette photo.
Ejla (439) 2006-01-24 17:30
My husband dreams of going to New York...looking at your photos, I wish to go to Libya
Tue (28098) 2006-01-24 18:24
Nice view over this old city. I like the castle on top of the mountain. Well composed shot with fine colours. Good work!
Graal (99146) 2006-01-25 2:53
another interesting photo from the Libya. Good composition and nice warm colours. I like it a lot. Good captured and well done.
jasmis (57906) 2006-01-25 3:46
Excelent and exotic landscape. Warm colours. I need it now when in Katowice is 20 degrees below zero. Regards, Stephane!
rosaline (0) 2006-01-25 4:17
Back in town eh? Hope you had a good trip wherever you've been. I've never been to Ghat, though I did go to Ghadames, which was spectacular. Great shot here, it looks a little like a Moroccan casbah. Nice light and exposure and good framing as usual. Nice work.
kevinos (7403) 2006-01-25 4:23
A very atmospheric image,Stephane, well worth your walk.
xavshot (69835) 2006-01-25 12:55
tu t'es superbement bien débrouillé sur cette photo pour ne pas avoir tout ces touristes dont tu parles dans ta note... l'endroit semble bien préservé et le cadrage que tu as choisi est excellent. Mention spéciale pour ces dunes du fond qui donnent un belle couleur dorée.
ndb1958 (9289) 2006-01-25 12:55
Beautiful panorama, Stéphane. Colours and lightning are very nice. Nino
Didi (58088) 2006-01-25 15:07
Magnifique citadelle parfaitement cadrée baignée d'une lumière latérale qui accentue le relief.
Mais quelle est donc l'origine de cette ville ?
Kenny10pin (19301) 2006-01-26 9:37
very ncie shot here of the buildngs of sadn, very good perspective and also the colours are great, well done
jbweasle (9373) 2006-01-26 10:49
Hi Stephane, I loved your desert pics bit it's good to see that there is more in Libya! Nice composition with the castle on the hill in the top corner, dropping away to the town below.
jmdaoudal (82) 2006-01-26 12:01
Malgrè le sinconvénients du voyage, elle vaut le coup d'oeil cette citadelle du Désert. La photo est bonne mais la lumière ('est normal pour l'endroit) me semble un peu dure et accentue le coté rocailleux de l'endroit, j'aurais peu être (c'est peut être pas possible sur place) Cerché un POV un peu plus à droite et un peu plus élevé pour donner de l'importance aux ruines qui se trouvent en bas, en effet la citadelle peut devenir un élément secondaire en réduisant la part de la surface ombrée).
Mais tout cela n'est que supputation.
tjanze (5674) 2006-01-26 14:17
Great panorama photo.From the castle must be a great view.Good composition,colours and light.
aloyho (6798) 2006-01-28 3:36
Quite a change now that we are back in town. With the nice blue sky and the beautiful cloud you can really heave a sigh of relief. You managed the light well and it looks like a good time of the day with all those good shadows to bring out the shapes. I must say I enjoyed this desert trip tagging along behind you. Well done!! Best regards.
pamastro (7290) 2006-02-06 12:29
I just looked at a fortress in Sion that jrzuffery posted and now this one in Libya. Two totally different settings but both equally as beautiful. And both places have fortresses that match their settings. Here the large rock this fortress sits on appears massive and horizontal topped by an equally massive and horizontal fort. And you capture the lonliness of this last outpost here. The emptiness, the roughness of the rocks, the dunes and mountains in the distance. It's really the last place on earth. And it watches out over the great unknown beyond in its lonliness. Very well done Stephane.
abulafia (4900) 2006-05-03 5:27
Nice work Stephane
i like your composition, where you can see the citadel and part of the landscape at the same time. and the colours are great.
- Copyright: Stephane Le Gal (Stepan) (27210)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-11-12
- Categories: Castles, Daily Life, Architecture, Ruins
- Camera: Canon EOS 300D, 18-55mm/f3.5-5.6, @ ISO 100
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/1600 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Visit Libya
- Date Submitted: 2006-01-24 15:27
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