Nekropole at Petra
The site of Petra has been inhabited since very ancient times. Remains from the Paleolithic and the Neolithic periods have been discovered at Petra, and the biblical Edomites occupied the area about 1200 BC. Petra may be the city of Sela (which, like Petra, means "Rock") mentioned in the Old Testament, but this is not certain. Petra achieved its greatest importance under the Nabataeans, an ancient people whose original homeland was in northeastern Arabia. They migrated westward in the 6th century BC and eventually settled at Petra. Little is known about the Nabateans' history before 312 BC, when Petra was unsuccessfully attacked by Seleucid forces.
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Tobias__Ortmann (2638) 2009-09-07 9:16
super Bild mir gefällt das sehr gut
die stadt petra würd mich sowieso mal sehr reizen.
Super kontrast hier im Bild(liegt vorallem an der kleidung der frau)und das man dahinter noch ein bisschen sich petra vorstellen kann find ich auch super.
Beste grüße Toba
hardyuno (4650) 2009-09-07 9:40
sag mal wo warst du eigentlich noch nicht. Ich war zwar schon einige Male am Golf von Accaba, aber bis rüber nach Jordanien hab ichs leider noch nicht geschafft.
Die farbnuancen hast du wunderbar eingefangen, Licht war scheinbar nicht allzu leicht. Der Farbklecks ist dann noch das Tüpfelchen.
carper (96) 2009-09-07 10:13
very good photo Achim,
good contrast, fine composition, an excellent photo job here I like it a lot, have a good evening
wolf38 (30276) 2009-09-07 10:35
Hallo Achim. Es freut mich, wieder ein so schönes Photo von Petra zu sehen. Dieser typische rote Stein und die traditionell gewandete Frau passen sehr gut zusammen. Ein wirklich schönes Photo. Viele Grüße, wolfgang.
UlfE (14639) 2009-09-07 10:40
Wonderful shot. The lady in colourful clothes looks really great against against the rocks. Excellent sharpness and lighting. TFS and have a nice evening!
bracasha75 (24517) 2009-09-07 10:45
Das ist ein foto mit sehle und lange geschichte des menchheit!!!!
Ein gut ausgewahltes ort und schones motiv aus Jordan
Longroute (19392) 2009-09-07 11:01
An outstanding photo either for the most interesting subject, its graphic aestetics and the well balanced composition.
The colour and textures of the rock are so fine and the sharpness is excellent. The presence of the lady with her colourful dress makes a fine focal point which gives character and vitality to the image.
An excellent travel photo.
gunbud (34066) 2009-09-07 12:29
The lady's colorful traditional costume really stands out brilliantly against this stark pin sandstone.
Very harsh looking environment.
Excellent light management to this fine image.
Wandering_Dan (3449) 2009-09-07 13:43
Hi, Achim -
Great composition, combining the overall dull sandstone color with a splash of brightness in blue and red. Not your usual Petra shot.
In the title, did you mean "necropolis" - a city of the dead?
belido (19934) 2009-09-07 15:52
very nice register. The background is interesting by itself but the woman is definitely the spot here. I like how you composed and the technical qualities. Well done!
pierrefonds (54890) 2009-09-07 18:18
The presence of the woman has an effect of scale. The point of view is allowing us to admire this area of Petra. The picture is clear and precise. The light of the morning is making the colors to stand out. Have a nice day.
josepmarin (57473) 2009-09-08 1:27
This one is Petra's unusual image, different from that we all know well. In this capture you have caught the symbolism of the life that this woman provides in the scene, in contraposition with the death represented by the necropolis in the rocks.
Excellent composition in a good framing, a great light and a beautiful natural colors.
Giorgio (11279) 2009-09-08 3:17
- Excellent part of the famous site, good idea for the lady and her pretty clothes colorful in foreground, well done!
jjanczyk (2579) 2009-09-08 4:23
Magnificent shot! Interesting place.
Fantastic colors and beautiful light.
Great composition of the photo.
jhm (135058) 2009-09-08 4:24
I like the two black openings in the rock wall.
This care for a nice contrast.
Nice addition the lady in foreground .
Sharpness and clarity be superb.
Very well composition, lovely presentation. TFS.
jlbrthnn (79791) 2009-09-08 6:24
The harmony of the colors is very well seen. One did not have to let pass this woman without the mmortaliser in front of these extraordinary ruins. The open openings are well seen they too. Superb image, great realization.
Have a nice day.
paura (47166) 2009-09-08 6:54
Imagem muito bem composta, com todos os elementos a dar pano de fundo a senhora de interessante indumentária. bela foto.
leonorkuhn (16235) 2009-09-08 7:57
Great composition with a superb light. Splendid colors and textures. Excellent inclusion of a woman wearing beautiful clothes. Well done!
chrisnet (21088) 2009-09-08 10:58
Thanks for this interesting shot of Jordania, well seen the presence of the woman in the foreground.
Silvio1953 (115825) 2009-09-08 13:09
Ciao Achim, great composition, wonderful inserrtion of walking woman with splendid colorful dresses, very well done, ciao Silvio
paololg (31448) 2009-09-08 14:06
Ciao dear Achim,
very beautiful and suggestive image of this pleasant and unbelievable place. The contrast among the woman and the BG is simply fabulous! Compliments dear friend, you have done an excellent composition!
Ciao, have a nice day!
Charo (51210) 2009-09-08 17:11
This image of Petra is magnificent, despite being an acropolis, the picture for me, has a great sensuality, perhaps either by women or by rounded lines of the rocks.
Excellent details and colors.
dip (23520) 2009-09-08 22:44
Fotos aus dieser Stadt sind fast immer fasziniert,
Deine Aufnahme ist sehr schön!
Graal (95343) 2009-09-08 23:12
an interesting image from famous place. Nice composition with lone walking woman. Good colours. I like it.
jafadabret (56497) 2009-09-08 23:54
Cette photo est très belle avec ce décor de rêve et la femme en bleu qui le traverse. Petra est un lieu magique pour les photographes.
Amical salut !
JCG (35129) 2009-09-09 9:06
Pretty detail on this prestigious site where this woman in traditional and coloured behaviour brings life in the image. Beautiful management of the lights and natural colors. Interesting photograph just like your note, thank you Achim.
With all my friendships and a very good evening,
AiresSantos (56155) 2009-09-10 1:01
Wonderful POv and colours in this excellent picture from petra.
I like the texture of the rocks and the contrast between the blue dress and remaining colours
TFS and have a nice day
rodgerg (55767) 2009-09-10 3:35
a superb shot with a framing well selecetd and the lady well located in the image. The lady arise very well in the plesant harmony of the colors of the place. Good and nice photowork.
MarianneS (15338) 2009-09-12 12:45
A beautiful capture of this lady, offering a great touch of colour in the middle of the monocolored environment.
Your composition is very good.
Have a nice Sunday,
marietom (34607) 2009-09-13 5:57
Très belle composition, avec de très belles couleurs de pierres, et les vêtements de cette personne qui tranchent bien.
serp2000 (37859) 2009-09-18 2:13
I was here too. Fine shot of famouse place. Good composition, excellent sharpness. TFS!
Greetings from Ural,
axiotea (21649) 2009-09-18 9:05
For sure a fascinating place! A well timed captured of the woman walking along the ruins with her blue dress catching the attention. Fine exposure and sharpness allowing to see nicely the details of the rocks with its different layers(stratum).
Regards from Chiang Mai
- Copyright: Achim Fried (John_F_Kennedy) (42006)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-05-18
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon 350 D, Canon EF 70-300mm IS USM
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: 2006/05 Liban, Syria, Jordan
- Theme(s): All saints Cemeteries III [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-09-07 8:38