Tikal is situated on a low hill. Perhaps in 700BC the Maya are still located here because of the isolated hilltop location, which is surrounded by marshes. Another reason could be found there firestones that the Maya needed for to spear and arrowheads, and knives can too. That time there was already trade with distant peoples.
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snunney (100880) 2010-03-15 2:18
A good point of view on this impressive monument. I like the inclusion of the standing stones and the juxtaposition they make with the steep steps. Good light, colours and sharpness.
Amaz (11475) 2010-03-15 2:24
Nice capture, my dear Achim!!
Great composition and perfect POV!!
Very well done!!
Ricx (13495) 2010-03-15 2:42
Hi Achim, This is fascinating little bit of history. It is amazing how things were built so far back and are still in existance, I wonder how much of modern day structures will last so long??? Great note . Have a great week Ricx
asajernigan (21427) 2010-03-15 3:05
Your POV is outstanding here giving us a nice angular view of this temple. The foreground road create a nice border for the shot. The lighting and colors are great as is the photo's sharpness.
Fante (5429) 2010-03-15 3:37
nice capture. Impressive architecture. That black color make photo very dinamic. Good composition, sharpness and POV. Bravo. TFS.
belido (19934) 2010-03-15 4:34
interesting composition. A well chosen point of view and perspective. The combination light/colors/sharpness makes me think I'm there. High quality shot, well presented!
pierrefonds (67633) 2010-03-15 4:40
The stones and the trees are framing well the pyramid. the point of view is allowing me to see the details and colors of the architecture of the pyramid. The intensity of the light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
Budapestman (82620) 2010-03-15 5:08
great shot of this amazing architecture, the composition is spectacular, superb details and clarity, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
peppe59 (14555) 2010-03-15 11:00
image of cultural/ historical interest, compliments and thanks.
p.s. I have ended the points excuse me.
Fis2 (99832) 2010-03-15 12:25
A very curious place.
Good frame and light.
Very impressive picture.
Have a nice evening
emka (100071) 2010-03-15 16:22
Nice photo of the Mayan pyramid from Tikal. This pyramid is maybe not so impressive as other ones in Tikal but the photo is very nice and shows also the jungle around it. Good colours and light.
Sorry, after editing the smiley disappeared :(
bukitgolfb301 (42766) 2010-03-15 20:41
Hello my dear Achim
This is another great shot indeed.
Perfect and stable composition/framework, sharp/clear description in the detail and meravelous vivid color as usual.
You did a great job again indeed!
Thanks for sharing and have a good day.
Velera (237) 2010-03-16 3:34
an imposant architecture of the Maya, well seen
hopsy_life (101) 2010-03-16 3:51
Good shot! Good composition! Wonderful details and colours!
have a nice day,
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2010-03-16 7:29
great capture of this superb architecture. A typical pyramid of the Maya's. Nice light and fine light. Great to watch the history. Very good presentation. Thanks for sharing and thanks for your critique on my 100th photo in TE.
Have a nice day.
fabianoleite (11773) 2010-03-16 14:12
Beautiful pyramid, very well framed from a perfect angle. I wonder the magical stories that took place there in the past. Great cultural picture, congratulations!
sacimar (26667) 2010-03-16 15:06
This is history, interesting architecture, I like this atypical pyramid, well seen,
paololg (31448) 2010-03-16 15:57
Ciao dear Achim,
interesting image of these ruins Maya with the famous pyramids. Your composition is excellent with pleasant graphic effect of the geometric lines. Compliments!
Ciao, have a nice day!
paura (47186) 2010-03-16 17:51
Enquadramento fantástico aqui para mostrar a nos essa lindíssima construção. Muito boa.
siolaw (38292) 2010-03-16 23:13
A good view of the pyramid, which is nicely off centered, under good light and natural colors. Good sharpness too.
JCG (35129) 2010-03-17 7:30
Still beautiful and interesting photograph on the architectural talent of this Maya civilization. Good visual angle on this pyramid which enables us to see the details well. The natural lights and colors are well managed. Very interesting photograph, thank you Achim.
With all my friendships and a very good end-of-day,
leonorkuhn (16235) 2010-03-17 16:14
Amazing composition. I really like this POV, highlighting the beautiful shapes of this magnificent pyramid. Very good colors, excellent light and sharpness.
shevchenko (20548) 2010-03-17 20:31
Good frame to the large piramid and stones at the bottom, full with mysterious feel, interesting composition and informative note, thanks for sharing.
pablominto (53746) 2010-03-18 0:08
It is amazing to see the fine masonry work in these ancient structures!
Elegant design too, the the shape of the pyramid is dynamic, pointing to the sky...
A well balanced composition with a good sense of depth!
jmdias (65167) 2010-03-19 8:08
I ever think how a people that were so far from others about culture and architecture created something similar. these stairs are an exemple, when the indians crossed bering strait there weren't stairs where they came. interesting these massive shapes, looks like modernist architecture
excellent pov and light here
AiresSantos (56155) 2010-03-22 4:12
Nice picture from Tikal with this typical pyramid
Fine POV, colors and details
Well framed and done
Have a nice day
Didi (60588) 2010-04-11 8:05
Hello Mr President
Do the people who have built these pyramids were inluenced by the ancient Egyptians ? It's a mystery.
Good position, I appreciate the volume of the old architecture.
- Copyright: Achim Fried (John_F_Kennedy) (43669)
- 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, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-03-15 0:43