I took this picture (my first posting to TrekEarth) while at Al Asad Air Base in Iraq. It is considered a place of great interest because, as the tradition goes, Abraham stopped here to water his animals and to rest his entourage on the way to the Promised Land. It represents a striking contrast to the parched desert land surrounding the site. It is spring-fed, the wandering Euphrates River now some three miles away to the north.
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rminkow (1556) 2008-01-04 8:25
Hi John...very nice shot. Nicely composed and managed. The clouds add a lot to the picture.
Welcome to the site...
paura (47186) 2008-02-05 13:33
Nice photo composition from this beautiful place. The lighting is interesting.
wolf38 (31296) 2008-02-07 1:26
Hello John. Wild ones and oases are a special topic, - also for photographers. In your picture you show the important: Water and plants. The photo is exemplary composes, the colors is natural. The picture is worth seeing. Best regards, Wolfgang.
Silvio1953 (153075) 2008-02-08 5:46
Hi John, fascinating composition, wonderful light and colors, splendid reflections, very well done, ciao Silvio
Ramy (773) 2008-02-09 0:33
This is a great shot to begin with here at trekearth. The view is a heart taker and you have managed to capture every detail from clouds to the flowers and water reflections. Very well done!
jmdias (68719) 2008-02-19 16:47
it is a very nice pov and compo. I liked the way you put the plam trees, the clouds and the flowers in the foreground. I think colors aren't the best, maybe an option for B&W could be more dramatic. anyway it is a marvelous landscape of this painfull country
Benedict (7076) 2009-04-06 19:35
a little of sharpening PP would have made this one an excellent shot in addition to the compsotion and lighting.
as they say in arabic, "sura jamila jiddan"!