Sana, San'a, Sanaa, or Sana'a - capital of Yemen and one of the most facinating in the Arab world with it's unique architecture, bustling souqs, friendly inhabitants and lack of tourists.
Sana’a is one of the ancient Yemen cities dating date back to the Sabean dynasty. The oldest reference to its existence is found in inscriptions dates back to the late the 1st Century AD. The inscriptions also refer to the historical Palace of Ghamdan associated with Salheen Palace in Marib . This suggested that Sana’a was the capital of the Himyrate dynasty at the onset of the 6th century AD when king Yousef Athar Dhu Nawas the last of the Himyarite kings was in power . It was also the capital of the Abyssinian rules and after them the Persians who also made Sana’a their capital.
Tripod & ND filter used
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sebinho342 (19317) 2008-01-31 2:11
Amazing Lucie, truely amazing, i loooove that one :-))
Thanks for it Lucie
meb (766) 2008-01-31 2:17
Wonderful shot! and wonderful place to visit...
smarcell (19965) 2008-01-31 2:18
A great atmpsphere, and a perfect light.
ktanska (27328) 2008-01-31 2:21
Beautiful blue hour shot of this wonderful city. Warm light tones on richly detailed buildings are exquisite. High viewpoint provides a great overall view.
katyako (467) 2008-01-31 2:21
I like this shot. It shows the mood of the city, its own character. The colours are great. Thanks for sharing!
avallaunius (6) 2008-01-31 2:27
this kind of architecture transfers you to ancient times...very interesting
beautiful colors and POV
faubry (35447) 2008-01-31 2:29
bonjour Lucie, very nice, amazing shot with red and gold colours, you had very well caught
Dpbours (222) 2008-01-31 3:03
Ah, the blue hour again! :-) I've been posting my blue hour today as well. The same, but different hahaha. Where you are showing history in all its beauty, I'm showing modern advance in all its beauty.
The green is really coming out nicely here! Some veyr good post processing done here, to get that out of there. I'm not sure about Yemen, but I've been to Sudan - which is pretty dry as well and having the green appear lush can proove difficult. Nice one!
cbrman (21675) 2008-01-31 3:14
Blue Hour and Pink Hour and Orange Hour !
Les couleurs sont réellement splendides ! la vue surelevée est magnifique et permet de voir très loin à l'horizon cette belle ville très homogène !
Bravo ! Une très belle photo !
dkeus31 (27735) 2008-01-31 3:44
very original, this architecture indeed!
a nice blue hour shot, the lights of the city well contrasting.
a good high pov you have found.
jemaflor (96057) 2008-01-31 3:52
Great pov and perfect example for a well taken blue hour shot, nice town and lovely effect witth these golden light, perfect sharpness, congratulations.
grigand (20003) 2008-01-31 4:18
Amazing shot !!! A very nice shot, the view is wonderful, details and light are perfect.
InasiaJones (31566) 2008-01-31 4:33
Gorgeous night shot, perfectly calibrated to get some natural light on the building, while catching simultaneously the blue hour and the glowing street lamps. The overview of Sanaa is spectacular, thanks to a very good point of view. The architecture of Yemen is something I'm really not familiar with and its totally fascinating to discover.
Highly interesting note.
jvsb (1382) 2008-01-31 5:08
My gosh, that’s such a great work in exposure control and ND grad use. You’ve captured beautifuly the complemetary colours of the blue moment sky and the various tones of orange in the street lights and the buildings. The pov couldn’t be better, since you’ve managed to include converging streets, a minaret (I think), open space and isolated buildings all in a very harmonic set. I have just one issue with that minaret seeming inclination to the right. It could be lens distortion or just a perpective trick.
Jeppo (17645) 2008-01-31 5:56
Sanaa is a magic place brought from a fairy-tale down to our earth.
And the light and blue hour tones make this city even more magic and full of charm
TopGeo (38216) 2008-01-31 8:22
Hi Lucie! excellent shot!The architectural and curious structure of city S with the litted up points and from tally reception presents a interest! The view of city and buildings front good in the background the sky good! I praise
kebek (5438) 2008-01-31 10:08
Serwus Lucie !
The Middle-eastern sun left absolutely amazing glow on the city ;-) Orange and reddish tones all over make this arabic architecture even more mysterious. Splendid Work.
My best wishes,
Cormac (26565) 2008-01-31 10:12
Beautiful shot! The lighting is captured very well in this, with an amazing balance between the cool light of the blue sky and the warm light of the buildings. I'm also very impressed with the appearance of the buildings, and the amount of detail you have there, which allows us to see them so well. Nice work!
ahaberal (6469) 2008-01-31 10:42
excellent action shot with great colors,sharpness and composition
sleon (9402) 2008-01-31 12:28
I have seen a few shots from this city on TE and it looks like a stunning place to visit. The evening light gives fabulous warm, soft colours to this shot, and your elevated POV gives us a wonderful view over the attractive buildings and streets. A really successful blue hour shot!
brandstaetter (15915) 2008-01-31 14:08
this is an outstanding architecture and you captured it in a perfect moment and a perfect way. Great !
Floydian (30970) 2008-01-31 15:08
Very beautiful in warm colours with excellent clairty, detail and sharpness. Your pov is a very good one, the whole city shines under perfect light with blue gradient on top...excellent work.
Loic_bzh (7646) 2008-02-01 1:32
nice, very nice "BH" shot! The warm color of the city under this cold bleu sky is perfect!
SteveH (6269) 2008-02-03 18:55
Hi Lucie, I made a note to look at your shots afer the reflection at Shibam and I'm pleased that I did. Once again you've achieved an original shot of this much photographed city. Where did you take this from? I have very pleasant memories of walking around Sana'a in the evening and seeing the little shapes of the coloured glass being lit up from the inside. cheers, Steve
rbcy1974 (20758) 2008-02-20 3:57
Really nice one
You were really there at the right time for the right light,
your compositio is great cause you have captured a big chunk of the city
miketelemark (2785) 2008-02-22 9:47
This is a fantastic image that succeeds in transporting me into the sights, sounds and smells of this unique city. A Remarkable photograph!
giorgimer (34941) 2008-02-22 13:21
I love this wonderful town, great architectures, axcellent details and light.
gbarto (1275) 2008-05-25 2:25
Superbe celle là aussi.
J'ai beaucoup aimé Sana'a et le Yemen
Ta photo est magnifique.
mkamionka (35884) 2008-07-08 8:42
Thanks for sharing.
The colors are amazing.
By the way I agree with what you say in introduction about the popularity of some photos over others.
However I believe that the "third dimension" is less important than "connections".
It does not matter at the end though.
It's not all about the points.
dodiesis (111) 2011-05-07 1:34
david_P (512) 2011-05-09 14:56
Great colors et pov, the city seems to be udge and beautifull,very interesting, tfs
svefay (810) 2011-05-26 23:34
That's a very good city view taken in good light, TFS...
GyurMaster (3165) 2014-04-06 11:47
- Copyright: Lucie CzNLUkKw (lucinka) (9976)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-01-03
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Sigma 18-200 f3.5/6.3
- Exposure: f/16
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Manamo's 08 daily faves (Jan,Feb,mar), Jeppo's favourites - the first 100! [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-01-31 2:09
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