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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.

Nikon D200
2007/04/25 06:48:55.5
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
Saturation: Enhanced
Sharpening: Medium High
Image Comment: (c) Andre' Salvador
Long Exposure NR: Off

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