Central acropolis in Tikal. The bird just crossing the place is a wild turkey.
At the time of Christ, the Great Plaza slowly took its present form. Toward the end of the early classical period, around 250 AD, Tikal was a city with great religious, cultural and economic power and a large population. The earliest date is found in Tikal Stela to the year 292 AD.
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Rafer (15515) 2010-02-11 1:58
Interesante lugar bien captado...saludos
delpeoples (54189) 2010-02-11 1:58
Hi Achim, I love these old ruins, they have been taken superbly, the colours are rich and you even managed a peacock as a surprise for us! Well done, Lisa
Budapestman (82620) 2010-02-11 2:01
a spectacular photo from this architecture, the composition of the photo is attractive, excellent details and colours. Tfs! Have a nice day!
Buin (42354) 2010-02-11 2:24
Was für ein eindrucksvoller und interessanter Ort! Schön, wie viele Details man hier entdecken kann. Auch ein Beweis, dass Sonnenschein für ein gutes Foto nicht immer nötig ist. Ein Bild, das man sich gerne etwas länger anschaut.
Grüße aus Westfalen, wo es schneit und schneit!
devimeuxbe (58557) 2010-02-11 2:34
it is incredible how many countries you already visited. Congratulations. Nice report on this place also
asajernigan (21372) 2010-02-11 2:48
This is a great shot of these ruins. The inclusion of the peacock in the foreground adds life and depth to the scene. The lighting and colors are great and the photo has nice sharpness.
belido (19934) 2010-02-11 2:48
very good details on the temple and fine light. The wild turkey is a great bonus to this attractive photography. Great job!
snunney (87420) 2010-02-11 3:44
A good point of view to capture these ruins. I like the presence of the peacock in the foreground which creates a good sense of depth and contributes to the mood. Good natural colours and excellent sharpness.
diomed (13926) 2010-02-11 3:49
very interesting and intriguing place, perfectly captured. Good details, misty atmosphere.
carper (96) 2010-02-11 4:16
very nice one Achim
a very nice shot here, good contrast, fine composition, a nice place to visit, good photo job, have a good day.
anokutan (15097) 2010-02-11 6:17
The composition of the photo is attractive, excellent details and colours. The lighting and colors are great and the photo has nice sharpness.
bema (26361) 2010-02-11 6:59
ich wundere mich jeden Tag auf´s neue was am nächsten Tag für ein Land bei Dir dran kommt... hast Du bei den sicherlich voielen Bildern noch den Überblick??
tolle Location hier und eine schöne Aufnahme zudem..
schönen Abend nach Darmstadt, ich denke mal auch mit Schnee! Gruß Bernd
fabianoleite (9665) 2010-02-11 7:33
Excellent work, the stone structures present good texture and shapes, contrasted with the green in the foreground. I also liked the peacock. Congratulations!
csabagaba (6628) 2010-02-11 8:10
Informative photos. Good angle, good color and contrast. Interesting place, I would like to see again. The bird in the foreground, the bonus :-)
Thank you showed me.
leonorkuhn (16235) 2010-02-11 8:16
Magnificent ruins of this great pre-Columbian civilization. Excellent composition, very good POV, beautiful colors and great sharpness. The turkey is native of this region and was a good idea to include it in the photo.
pierrefonds (58810) 2010-02-11 10:35
The prsence of the bird and of the people has an effect of scale. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Central Acropolis. The trees are framing well the acropolis. The cloudy sky is giving a good contrast to the colors. Have a nice day.
ciakgiak (30421) 2010-02-11 10:39
it's a very interesting archeological site, a splendid view of this ancient ruins that you captured and composed in a very perfect way.
The sharpness is perfect and the colors are very natural. Congratulations, TFS.
peppe59 (14551) 2010-02-11 11:12
the excellent, beautifulst composition the scene with the insertion of the pheasant. It compliments
Fis2 (88087) 2010-02-11 12:35
A very interesting object.
Good frame and colors.
Amaz (11475) 2010-02-11 14:45
Perfect composition, Achim!!
Superb POV and soft colours!!
Very well taken!!
My congrast!! TFS
s_lush (16134) 2010-02-11 23:17
This ancient city looks very interesting in your picture. The former beauty of architecture is seen pretty clearly there. The bird in the foreground enlivens the composition indeed. A perfectly good photo of this historic sight!
jafadabret (56501) 2010-02-11 23:59
Ces vestiges architecturaux sont impressionnants et laissent imaginer la beauté de l'édifice. J'aime la présence des oiseaux qui semblent les maîtres de lieux.
Silvio1953 (127002) 2010-02-12 6:26
Ciao Achim, great view of fantastic ruines, splendid POV, wonderful light and colors, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
jjanczyk (2579) 2010-02-12 9:15
Magnificent shot from very interesting place!
Spectacular ruins! Excellent DOF, lovely color tones.
vasilpro (41037) 2010-02-12 10:13
Excellent composition, interesting ruins, very good contrast and sharpness, very nice colors.
Have a nice weekend, Vasilis.
Graal (99174) 2010-02-12 23:22
unusual old historic ruins. Good panoramic view. An interesting note and well done photo. I like it.
pablominto (53744) 2010-02-12 23:47
I admit the turkey stole my attention for a while hehehe!
Impressive ruins to signify an advanced civilization long gone, one can only imagine what this place looked like in its glory days full of buzzing life...
A well framed documentary, good details!
mkamionka (31527) 2010-02-13 8:45
Incredible exotic architecture. I like the natural green-gray colors. The bird adds even more strangeness to the scene.
Thanks for sharing,
Leconte (5795) 2010-02-14 3:07
a very impressive view this site facinating architecture
Atousa (7131) 2010-02-16 9:00
A good shot of this interesting place.. the color contrast is attractive n the details worth seeing.. the bird is a nice bonus as well.. tfs
Best regards, Atousa
JCG (35129) 2010-02-16 9:14
An interesting sight on these Guatemalan vestiges where one can observe much detail of this so particular architecture. Beautiful quality of image in spite of a capricious weather apparently. Indeed this wild turkey appeared at the good moment in your composition, well done Achim, thank you.
With all my friendships and a very good evening,
emjleclercq (15780) 2010-02-17 13:36
Ruined, but still imprressive group of pyramids. THe bird makes a clorfull detail in the foreground.
All the best,
axiotea (21649) 2010-02-20 8:04
It looks like it was going to rain and the menacing sky together with the luminosity created an interesting atmosphere on these old/beautiful ruins. A good contrast between the green FG and the colour tonality of the 'pyramids'. The wild turkey is a nice detail to look at!
siolaw (38292) 2010-02-23 7:42
A good view on the "acropolis" with well managed low light, natural looking colours and sharp details.
the bird in FG is a bonus!
Angshu (56406) 2010-02-28 21:32
The bird in the Fg is a nice touch...while the impressive buildings of the acropolis stand as the BG. I see this is a recent picture of yours which means you had been jetsetting to warmer parts of the globe during the coldest months of Europe
fanni (14381) 2010-03-03 15:29
did you take this photo for the sake of the turkey crossing the lawn? ;-) joke or no joke, I really have an impression that this helps a lot to create a good sense of depth and balance the composition :)
Apart from that, an impressive view of the ancient piece of architecture! I wonder what it felt like to live during those old times..... and see all this live and vivid and full of life...?
testmaniac (13508) 2010-03-18 13:38
Hi Achim,very interesting place and good photo with excellent colors.
TFS and regards,
- Copyright: Achim Fried (John_F_Kennedy) (43299)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-01-18
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon 40D, Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/3.5-4
- Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-02-11 1:40