On our trip starting in Lebanon along the Bekaa Valley to Syria and his beatuful town like Aleppo and the antique place like Palmyra we went south to the impressive deserts of Jordan finnaly reaching Petra.
(A closer view to the water reservoir surrounded by the monumental mountains in the WS)
The Mujib-Valley with its dam is located about 100 km south of Amman.
Built: 1999 - 2003, 12th April 2004 inaugurated by the King of Jordan Abdullah II.
Length 764 m
Structural Type: Gravity dam
Damfill volume 1 800 000 m3
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lucasgalodoido (23079) 2007-02-14 6:23
Bonita foto, chama bastante a atenção a sinuosidade da estrada e mais ainda a represa ao fundo, que apesar de ser grande, o curso d'água é bem pequeno, parece não ter volume suficiente pra encher tudo!
Boa nitidez e cores!
Parabéns e Abraço!
aadilj (18102) 2007-02-14 6:49
Thats a very lovely view Achim of the earth coloured landscape and the serpentine road. It has a haunting feel. Lovely effort. I like your pov and dof. Good perspective and lights. Overall superb image.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2007-02-14 7:11
nice landscape on this desert landscape. The road seem to go nowhere.
snunney (101748) 2007-02-14 9:17
A very good view of this desolate and dry landscape with good perspective provided by the snaking road making its way towards the dam in the distance.
UnTrained (0) 2007-02-14 9:34
so ohne die Schlangenlinien wäre es kontrastarm. Die Luftfeuchtigkeit oder Staub macht es wohl schwer, die Tiefe aufzunehmen. Farbreichtum ist da auch nicht gegeben, bis auf den wundervollen blauen Stausee so mittendrin. Und wie es aussieht, haben irgendwelche Artgenossen von uns auch ihre Spuren hinterlassen, vorne die Farbflecken auf den Steinen sehen nach M.u.e.l.l aus. Aber irgendwie hat das Bild was...
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
Gerrit (52097) 2007-02-14 9:48
stunning view of this beautiful but harsh and dry landscape. Spectaculair POV.
Graal (103034) 2007-02-14 10:09
great POV, unusual ribbon of road, good composition and colours. Fantastic journey You had. Well done photo.
feather (51130) 2007-02-14 11:58
Amazing view of the road snaking through the mountains. You had an excellent POV to overlook the terrain all the way to the distant reservoir at the dam.
gilou530 (34) 2007-02-14 12:19
un beau panorama vue d'en haut de ce désert ou la route forme un serpent dans la montagne, belle lumière
maloutim (9639) 2007-02-14 15:57
Oh! These deserts are so impressive! It looks like being on another planet, with a long snake creeping round the mountains.
Despite the beauty of a such a place, it would be nice to see vegetation there. It might help the state of the planet.
Very interesting photo anyway and an excellent composition!
hay_kes (31435) 2007-02-14 16:05
Superb view.I like the POV and colours.Very well compo.TFS.
adores (45891) 2007-02-14 16:14
Great perspective of this amazing place. The road seems fabulous.Good shot!
TravelerNL (3011) 2007-02-14 17:55
Beautiful empty desert landscape you show us here. I like the road just winds all through the photo down and up the mountains. Because of the grey color you hardly see the dam, it was only for the lake behind it that I saw it. Good POV, TFS.
vinicio (23423) 2007-02-15 2:17
The panorama is great Achim, beautiful and interesting place to visit, your image is very good and well made, compliments.
Cretense (68703) 2007-02-15 4:48
What an unusual, wild and arid landscape! Great capture that gives a feeling of heat and makes me feel thirsty! Thank god, there is a dam and an artificial lake in the background. This road that looks like a snake, plays a very important role. Congratulations!
ktanska (28168) 2007-02-15 6:27
Quite impressive desert landscape. Hardly anything seems to be growing, and still there is some water for the reservoir. But it's the road that makes this shot work, giving a clear view of the land forms and altitude differences. I wonder if it would have been possible to move a little forward to include the nearest road curve.
riclopes (35577) 2007-02-15 12:10
Amazing mountain scenery. The strong light made the shot a bit clear and with some lack of contrasts, but it's still an impressive landscape and it's great to see the snake look like road and the dam in the far distance. Thanks for the closer view in ws as well.
evanrizo (456) 2007-02-15 13:11
A nice capture, from a very good perspective and good framed.Good composed with the road and the lake.
I will be back. -:)
jafadabret (56501) 2007-02-15 13:34
Un paysage qui serait lunaire si l'Homme n'avait pas laissé de traces. La route et le barrage ne font que renforcer l'aspect désertique du reste du cliché. Les tons et les reliefs sont superbes.
Photo65Net (43120) 2007-02-15 14:21
Amazing depth and perspective in this mandscape !
I like very much how you managed with the curvy road.
zeca (19762) 2007-02-16 0:36
Nice prestentation of this sea of rocks. Its nice to see the roads cutting it and the lake contrasting to it!
AiresSantos (56155) 2007-02-16 5:53
Great POV and graphism in this gorgeous composition of the Mujib Valley. The roads give us an interesting effect.
Have a nice day
berek (50504) 2007-02-17 3:28
nice nature panoramic view. I like interesting curvy road. good composition and details. have a nice weekend.
bakes888 (18499) 2007-02-19 2:25
Hi Achim. The reservoir must be the only water for miles, the landscape is so dry. Great photo. Well composed, the road leads the eye through the image. Nice work and thanks for sharing.
Angshu (56760) 2007-02-25 22:40
Lovely view of the arid valley with the meandering serpentine road. I also love the blue lake in the distance. Beautiful high POV for this good shot
- Copyright: Achim Fried (John_F_Kennedy) (43669)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-05-17
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon 350 D, Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/3.5-4
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: 2006/05 Liban, Syria, Jordan
- Date Submitted: 2007-02-14 6:17