A simple cliche for today. Looking up at the Deir Temple in Petra, in late afternoon in winter. These ruins are famous for their rose coloured stone, film location for Indiana Jones, place of exile for Sheik Ben Kalish Ezab of Wadesdah, and extortionate entry cost. The WS photo shows attempted communication between asses. For an overview of the temple from a distance, please see the photo by Alexandre(naxius) here. About the temple:
The Monestary is one of the largest monuments in Petra. (It is also one of the farthest from the main gate.) The Deir recieved this name from the cave that is known as the Hermit's Cell. No one knows where this name came from, and it may have only come into use after the Middle Ages.
The Deir monument is 40.2 meters wide and is carved deep into the side of the mountain. The door itself is 8 meters high. The main inside chamber is huge. It is 11.5 meters by 10 meters, and is lit only by light coming through the 8 meter high doorway.
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letuananh (2539) 2005-08-06 18:50
Very nice picture, color, light and sharpness it's good, and the POV great :). Nice job.
snuggleaphagus (4146) 2005-08-06 19:05
The colors are quite beautiful and the sky beautiful as the background for this work of art. The intricacies of the stone work are well rendered.
danyy (0) 2005-08-07 2:44
Ce qu'il reste de ce monastère montre en effet qu'il était symétrique par rapport à l'axe de ta photo, symètrie que tu es renforcée par ce cadrage serré.
Les couleurs sont fantastiques et la présision est au rendez-vous.
Bien vu et capturé et accompagné d'une note interessante.
ChrisJ (100872) 2005-08-07 5:09
A superb vantage pont & pov looking up. Good sharpness, & an excellent warm cold opposition, between the pink rock, & blue sky. Well done!
feather (51130) 2005-08-07 9:20
Don't apologise for the "cliche". Although I have seen this from a distance many times, I have never seen it close up, so this is a good oportunity to observe some of the finer details. Good DOF and sharpness and it doesn't seem to have lost anything from scanning.
quantabeh (5205) 2005-08-07 12:46
great perspective and point of few. The tight framing is best part of this photo. With the exposure, I tried my hand at a workshop to reduce the highlights, to show more details.
take a look. hope you like it.
AmiBe (6042) 2005-08-07 13:15
a new country in your map, I think you'll be the first man filling entirely the map (but you must go in Irak, be careful...) ;-)
Great perspective on this famous temple, I like it.
This isn't a common shot, well done.
leonorkuhn (16235) 2005-08-07 17:06
Very nice temple, well captured. I like this impressive ancient architecture. Great colors, sharp and lightness.
Jeppe (18654) 2005-08-09 16:22
A fine and different way to present this famous place and sight - I like the details of the old walls - Thanks Tan for this view and the fine note to explain.
kebek (5438) 2005-08-10 7:51
Serwus Tan !
Amazing point of view to admire the details of Petra's temple.
Always remind me Indiana Jones, while watching shots from there.
All the best,
sarju (5324) 2005-08-10 12:30
Indiana jones was the first thing that came to my mind when I saw the thumbnail
good pov and you executed this shot nicely .. i like the peeping blue sky
thanks for sharing ... cheers ... sarju
mumek (20202) 2005-09-01 18:17
Very original and beautiful PoV.Super colours, details and the light.The note as usual very informative.Thanks Tan for sharing
jpages (1670) 2005-09-15 16:43
I want to go there!!!!!!!
Yes Tan, I like a lot to visit the ancient places, and this one is in my list of favourites. I don't know when I will go to visit Petra, but I promise I will go one day. Sure!
About your shot, the symmetry, the close view, the nice clean blue sky adding a point of colour, and the stones sharpness are the main motive of my green smile.
Best regards! & See U!
pastadog (13111) 2006-02-10 4:46
I've seen dozens of pics of this landmark, and even spent there a couple of days, and yet this photo has left me speechless!!! What a beautiful and original angle. And how the light adheres to the stone! Absolutely stunning and thanks for kindly sharing this beauty.
sergio1 (12152) 2006-05-19 4:01
Very nice perspective to the arquitecture. I like the lights and details.
Very nice work
we see ourselves in 2 weeks.