The lost city of Petra is an archaeological site in Jordan, lying in a basin among the mountains which form the eastern flank of Arabah (Wadi Araba), the large valley running from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba. It is famous for having many stone structures carved into the rock.
This photo is not about the ruins but about the rocks of the pass to Petra. This was taken from "The Sig" a narrow gorge flanked by huge stone cliffs. This pass is the only way to get to Petra without going up the mountains and down again to the valley where Petra is. You may walk, ride a camel or take a horse buggy to go through this approximately 2.2 kilometer long pass.
What interested me as I go through the "Sig" are the beautiful rocks. At least for me I see beauty in it. I noticed that I was the only one taking pictures of the rocks. The lights from the narrow openings from above is a revelation of its beauty. This will be my first post of my several rock pictures.
This series is my tribute to the election of Petra as one of the 7 New Wonders of the Ancient World.
Some information above were taken from Wikipedia.
Image Size: 3192 x 3192
Lens: Nikkor 18-200mm VR f/3.5-5.6 G
Focal Length: 26mm
Exposure Mode: Programmed Auto
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/30 sec - F/3.8
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 100
Optimize Image: Vivid
White Balance: d-0
AF Mode: AF-S
Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached
Color Mode: Mode III (Adobe RGB)
Tone Comp.: Normal
Hue Adjustment: 0
Sharpening: Medium High
Image Comment: (c) Andre' Salvador
Long Exposure NR: Off
I WILL BE AWAY FROM HOME, TE AND TL FROM AUGUST 2 TO AUGUST 16, 2007.
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Luciedls (164) 2007-07-30 23:42
Très belle photographie. La luminosité est superbe ! Les couleurs sont fabuleuses ! Merci !
Cormac (26545) 2007-07-31 6:44
Great light on these canyon walls, allowing us to see those shapes and textures quite well. This seems more like a sculpture than a natural rock. Great work!
vincz (19099) 2007-07-31 9:53
Wonderful image with excellent light, colours and textures. Congratulations.
claire526 (1267) 2007-08-02 16:32
Very nice and sharp image. Good composition, tones and light. I love the rich textures.
delic (6735) 2007-08-03 15:42
Erosion by the water in narrow canyons always forms interesting patterns on the walls. Your composition depicts these nicely, and it also gives a fine sense of tightness in this place. Good exposure control has kept colors and detail well. Regards,
pablominto (53744) 2007-08-04 1:49
An interesting abstraction, captured by an artist!
Wonderful shapes, textures and colours, the play of light is skilfully used to create this fine image!
leonorkuhn (16235) 2007-09-21 6:21
Just another day I discovered this wonderful lost city. This image is so great, I like the colors, textures, depth and the good management of light here.
alentejo (1954) 2007-09-22 3:10
Hi Andre !
Great place indeed !
I'd like to go there someday. the shapes are interesting as well as the stone colors.
- Copyright: Andre Salvador (erdna) (5711)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-00-00
- Categories: Nature, Ruins
- Camera: Nikon D200, Nikkor 18-200mm AF-S, VR, Promaster 72 mm UV Filter
- Exposure: f/3.8, 1/30 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): LOST CITY OF PETRA [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-07-30 19:11