Treasure House at Petra. At the beginning of the Siq into the valley the probably stands most famous building Petras, which nearly 40 meters high and 25 m broad, in the brightistic style built Khazne aluminium-Firaun. The "treasure house of the Pharao", how it was called by the Beduinen, was in reality one of numerous rock graves. It was biult for the Nabataeer King Aretas IV.. Other researchers date the Khazne in 2. Century A.D., into the time of the emperor Hadrian. Over a portikus from six corinthic columns, a round temple rises. Between the columns are weathered relief figures. By the urn holes are to be recognized. They go back to gun shots of Beduinen, which had once tried to break the alleged treasure container. The urn consists however, like the entire building and the other king graves Petras, predominantly of solid rock.
from Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petra):
Petra is an archaeological site in southwestern Jordan, lying on the slope of Mount Hor 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 renowned for its rock-cut architecture.
The site remained unknown to the Western world until 1812, when it was discovered by Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt. It was famously described as "a rose-red city half as old as time" in a Newdigate prize-winning sonnet by John William Burgon. UNESCO has described it as "one of the most precious cultural properties of man's cultural heritage." In 1985, Petra was designated a World Heritage Site.
I had capture this image with a telezoom from the Siq which shadows you could see in the early morning light at about 8:30 a.m. Half hour later the treasure house is in shadow.
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Buin (42360) 2008-04-07 0:30
Sehr einfallsreich - und interessant! Dieser Durchblick zwingt das Auge irgendwie, genauer hinzuschauen. Was für eine Mühe muss hinter diesen architektonischen Kunstwerken stecken. So habe ich Petra noch nicht gesehen!
Grüße aus Bad MEinberg, wo es schneit!
Giorgio (11279) 2008-04-07 0:36
- Nice part of this very famous site with a excellent PoV and framing, composition in shade and light, superb!
evanrizo (456) 2008-04-07 0:37
Hallo Achim, at the first look it looks strange, the black parts around the stunning theme-background give an interesting view, the shadows on the background are also strong.
The notice is very interesting.
bracasha75 (24585) 2008-04-07 0:38
Ein schones bild hast du aufgehnomen bei schtarke sonne.
Das Jordan architecture und geschichte ist auch sher interesant
papagolf21 (89716) 2008-04-07 0:49
Bonjour, cher Achim,
Très bel effet entre l'ombre et la lumière. L'architecture prend toute sa beauté et les détails ressortent à merveille.
Joli exercice photographique.
carper (96) 2008-04-07 0:51
very good one Achim,
a piece of photoart, good sharpnes and very orginal photojob, my compliments, have a nice day.
rigoletto (34269) 2008-04-07 1:13
Petra is said to be one of the most difficult places to photograph. Huge architecture and very limited space for that.
I think you made a great and creative job by using the idea of natural framing. And the result is very nice, with mystery and warm tones.
snunney (89050) 2008-04-07 1:13
Good use of the surrounding buildings in shadow as a frame and foil for the pink stone of this beautiful architecture. The tones are quite beautiful; very good clarity.
dip (23822) 2008-04-07 1:19
Scoene Aufnahme,ich finde sehr interessant den Kontrast,der Blick konzentriert an die Details der Architektur,
belido (19934) 2008-04-07 4:25
very interesting and unusual composition. Your photography sense is evident. Nice idea to include the natural frame to the architecture. Well done!
paura (47166) 2008-04-07 5:42
Beautiful compo, with those interesting architesture shapes and nice lighting coltrol. Well done.
Floydian (30970) 2008-04-07 5:56
Very interesting to see that you present something different than we normally see from this wonderful location. The dark parts create an opening for us and show a part of the treasure chamber. Exposure there is very good with lots of detail...very good work.
danyy (0) 2008-04-07 6:50
voici une photo qui ressemble un peu à une fresque incomplète, grâce à ce cadrage et ce POV assez astucieux.
Belles lumières et ensemble de couleurs chaudes qui collent bien avec le soleil.
Le tout avec une netteté irréprochable.
josepmarin (57885) 2008-04-07 8:18
A fantastic setting, where the impressive beauty of this marvel of the world that is Petra, remains framed between the silhouettes of the gorge that goes there, in a really attractive and very well seen image.
A great idea, and a great photo, beautifully realized.
chrisnet (21892) 2008-04-07 8:34
Beautiful architecture well framed, good management of the lighting too.
Fis2 (89387) 2008-04-07 8:47
Curious frame and composition. Interesting fragment architecture. I like the light and shadow. Good contrast and sharpness.
UnTrained (0) 2008-04-07 9:01
ein Stück von einem Puzzle, genauso sieht es aus. Bißchen schwarz drumrum :-) aber in der Mitte toll klar und scharf, sehr gut das Licht eingefangen. Gute Gestaltung und wieviel Teile hat das Puzzle?
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
ElAprendiz (30) 2008-04-07 9:04
It is a very successful composition. The shadows provide a framework unusual, wonderful style of architecture.
Hues include greatly illuminated by the factor which it is given.
AiresSantos (56155) 2008-04-07 9:56
Great details and colours in this excellent compistion. O like so much how you framed it. Beautiful architecture
adores (40408) 2008-04-07 17:08
Very good and original photo of Petra. You framed the two columns very well, the dark colour really highlights them. Good sharpness and colours.
Graal (99806) 2008-04-07 22:57
Amazing composition, fine light and details of architecture on black BG. An interesting note. Good documental shot.
Emile (20352) 2008-04-07 23:20
Wonderful composition of the famous and well known Treasure House at Petra, captured through a natural frame and with a very good POV. The lighted area looks very impressive. Good work.
Well done. TFS.
ChrisJ (103589) 2008-04-08 1:26
Good layering into vertical thirds, of black / red / black. Excellent sharpness and graphism. Tfs!
Nicou (128930) 2008-04-08 1:33
mangigiqeu détail de ce lieu qui est merveilleux, avec ce cadrage, ces ombres et lumières, superbe.
Bravo et amitiés
kiwi_explorer (12209) 2008-04-08 1:52
Cleverly framed ... well captured. Your notes are very informative and interesting. Very striking high contrast with good image quality. Well composed ... excellent work! tfs
delkoo (68) 2008-04-08 2:10
you travel a lot!!
on you last page, i can see 14 different countries, I definitely like your POV in this shot ... very unusual and very successful.
jafadabret (56501) 2008-04-08 2:19
La photo est magnifique avec ce cadre sombre d'où émerge ce morceau de façade sous la lumière matinale. C'est une photo qui représente bien ce site sorti de la pierre.
jwmunro (286) 2008-04-08 7:36
Hello Achim -
I commented on this image last night with the intent of returning today to give you the smiley and my review is not here. I like this image of a well known icon because it is different. I like the use of the shadows or other elements to highlight only a portion of this icon. I think since we know that it is Petra and can visualize the site this image focuses on the detail and graphic elements of the treasury. The composition also helped with light management as the sun it rather high in the sky and harsh. Well seen and accomplished.
Thank you for sharing.
Philippe (11836) 2008-04-08 9:36
Hi, Achim. I like your framing very much. It uses the silhouettes of the rocky outcrops very well to bring out details of the temple front in an original way. The light is very good here.
Kris_Luxenhofer (752) 2008-04-08 11:42
das is ein sehr interesanter aber schöner Blickwinkel. mir gefallen die Silhouetten am Rand sehr gut. Aucher den Rahmen finde ich gut gelungen, da er den Bilck sofort auf das Bild konzentriert. Petra muss ja eine wahnsinnig schöne Stadt sein, möchte ich unbedingt mal hin.
Viele Grüße, Kris
trekks (14348) 2008-04-08 20:12
Good composition of abstract shot showing a documented building of historic value. A graphic impression style.
danos (89923) 2008-04-09 0:27
very nice composition that in combination with the two sides shadows lead the eye to the Treasure House at Petra.I like the warm colour that floodlight the entrance and make the scene memorable.Very informative and useful your note.
bazal (7900) 2008-04-09 7:04
Great framing for this view of the very mythic place of Petra. Your light management works is really good and you have perfectly dealt with the extremely strong contrasts. The textural aspects of the troglodytic buildings are always fantastic here!
Thanks for sharing!
pboehringer (770) 2008-04-09 7:23
so many images of Petra already at TE and all over the photographic literature that it turns to be difficult to get something novel and not so boring. You managed it very well and I recognized the theme right qaway even from the thumbnail. That is an outstanding quality to do somehting novel and yet recognizable at once.
atus (15838) 2008-04-09 15:03
very well captured detail of the Treasury. The well-known pov is perfect and as you described, the moment captured is quite unique. Well done!
Tfs and best wishes.
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2008-04-09 22:17
A different picture of Petra, one of the cities I want to visit! Excellent contrast of light & dark areas.
bakes888 (18499) 2008-04-10 0:10
Hi Achim. Wonderful photo. I love the natural framing you have used for this shot. Nice warm colours also. Thanks for sharing.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2008-04-10 3:30
I dream to go see Petra one day. Your cropping is excellent. The picture is beautifull. The light is just a little bit strong on the stone and you could underexposed 0,5 or 1 when you took.
However it's beautifull.
Tue (28418) 2008-04-13 15:21
Great capture of the ancient architecture in a very appealing and well handled light. The great quality shows wonderful details and the framing by the two pitch-black silhouettes is splendid! Thanks for sharing!
Angshu (56462) 2008-04-15 0:47
An absolute stunner of a shot from Petra. Seen so many shots from this place, but this, with your closeup is definitely an original. Superb contrast with the light & deep shadow which creates a natural frame. Wonderful!!
cfreire (11741) 2008-04-18 5:40
Splendid shot! Wonderful!. So, I think that I don't say more anything about this treasure photographic showed for us. Well seen, weel done. Best regards, Consuelo
abulafia (4900) 2008-11-22 0:54
Of course you have been to petra as well!
This is a new angle for this famous tomb. works very well!
- Copyright: Achim Fried (John_F_Kennedy) (43379)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-05-18
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon 350 D, Canon EF 70-300mm IS USM
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: 2006/05 Liban, Syria, Jordan
- Date Submitted: 2008-04-07 0:07