Obelisk tomb at the entrance of Petra. Taken at sunset when the guides with their donkeys try to track the last tourist to avoid the 2 km walk between the Kezneh and the visitor center.
The four obelisks on the top of the front door used to be funeral artefacts for the Nabataean people, one of the nomadic tribes roaming the desert of North Saudi Arabia and South Jordan. Like most buildings in the Petra area, that tomb dates somewhere between VIth century BC and Ist century AD when the Roman could invade the well protected valley.
Petra wealth grew upon the commercial roads which flowed through their territories. They taxed all caravans bringing spices and other goods from the Persic Gulf up to the Mediterranean Sea. There were up to 20,000 inhabitants in that city which was their capital. Most of these buildings are tombs, not temples or palace as we could think.
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maximage (15535) 2006-02-28 17:15
Couleurs et lumière magnifiques.
Belle composition, j'aime beaucoup la présence de cet homme sur son âne.
robiuk (10807) 2006-02-28 18:16
this is so far the best post from Petra on TE, IMHO.
Everything is top noch - the only minor thing (if I were to seek for a needle in a heystack) is this obvious lifted contrast on the rider... just a bit too much of shadow/highlight tweaking.
izmirli (3987) 2006-02-28 18:39
merhaba steven le vours'h
very nice archeological picture.very good composition and colours.well done.
dvlazar (6644) 2006-02-28 19:53
Composition, lighting, and interesting subject and backdrop - this photo's a winner.
yzzabelle (257) 2006-02-28 20:20
beautiful one. I like the ancient ambiance, probably created by the brownish colors and the typical transportation!
jammer79 (2722) 2006-02-28 20:41
very nice picture, like the composition and colours. MEaby the subject at the back is just too close to the frame...but... :o) Well done. R.
vagabondtravels (6507) 2006-02-28 21:06
Beautiful shot. Very sharp.
pilpel-adom (3018) 2006-02-28 23:50
Great travel picture, Steven! The perspective and positionning of the guide beside the ruins adds to the dimensions of the ruins and also connects between the place and it's people that live from it's pass golden era. Contrast is also very good here.
atus (15838) 2006-03-01 3:26
Excellent composition for this wonderful place!Beautiful colors,very good lighting,perfect sharpness and definition. Really nice shot! Compliments.
tjanze (5674) 2006-03-01 3:42
Fantastic composition and light.Man on donkey gives a lot of life on photo.Bravo!
rbcy1974 (20758) 2006-03-01 8:05
Celci doit etre un des mieurs photos du petra qui j'ai jamais vu,
un angle totalment originale et l'inclusion du mec avec l'aine est vraiment bien
tres bien conçu
verde (957) 2006-03-01 20:14
wow, this is outstanding.
great colors and I love the compostion of the travel guide and the road lines.
my only critque would be that it looks like you dodged the donkey and guide a bit and there is some "spilling over" onto the surrounding shadows. easily fixed with a smaller brush.
tahnks for sharing
Amandine (1072) 2006-03-06 9:19
Vraiment pas mal cette photo, original de par la quasi desertion des lieux, on ets plutôt habitués à voir les monuments jordaniens sous une masse de touriste, ici, cette solitude leur rend de la grandeur, de l'humilité, et de la dignité. Bien vu
Didi (57492) 2006-03-22 12:37
J'apprécie cette luminosité sélective qui baigne le rocher.
Une composition franchement dépaysante avec un relief très appréciable.
larevedere (1259) 2006-03-27 8:09
Great composition and details...
mjdundee (4663) 2007-04-18 3:38
Fantastic POV and light. Your post shows a DOF which can hardly be found on any other photographs.
Perfect framing and note. TFS Thomas
- Copyright: Steven Le Vourc'h (Curioso) (9271)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-09-17
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon 17-40/4L USM, Digital RAW, Hama UV 77 mm
- Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: 9 DAYS TO DISCOVER JORDAN
- Date Submitted: 2006-02-28 17:11
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