I know it’s a scene most people are familiar with, but I have waited 40 years for the chance to travel to Egypt and see the great pyramids; now my childhood dream is realised.
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This view is from the southern end of the Giza complex looking to the northwest. It shows the three great pyramids, the three lesser pyramids of queens or consorts of the Pharaoh Menkaure and the entrance to the funerary temple in the foreground.
On the right is the great pyramid of Khufu and was the tallest of the pyramids at 146.6 m high. It was constructed around 2560 BC. The pyramid in the centre is the great pyramid of Khafre which was 143.5 m high and built in the 26th century BC. On the left is the pyramid of Menkaure, the smallest of the great pyramids at only 65.5 m high and was also constructed in the 26th century BC.
Three images stitched together using Autostitch and the levels adjusted.
In the WORKSHOP are 2 additional images of these great monuments.
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tabora (0) 2009-07-06 2:35
Un super panorama des pyramides,les couleurs sont belles et la netteté est au rendez vous,une vue très différente de celles de cet endroit,beau travail.
Yves-triga (5149) 2009-07-06 4:04
very nice and lovely shoot,
i like this pyramid view.
HimalAnda (10665) 2009-07-06 4:55
I like this view : it is original, the composition is good, there is nobody in the picture and the composition is quite good.
But the clouds seems strange, as if they were not well stitched. You can see that weird effect on the clouds in the middle of the picture.
The two pictures in the workshop are good too.
Ola_Kwiatek (0) 2009-07-06 5:16
Wonderful pyramides. Excellent landscape. Amazing panorama. Original picture.
sacimar (26205) 2009-07-06 17:25
wow! great panoramic view! I like it very much, great perspective and good colours and sharpness, congratulations!
Felip (3907) 2009-07-07 2:25
You have done a good exercise of stitching here. The union between picts is perfect, so the final result looks great. Colours are vivid and brilliant and the whole pict is a worth to see one. At first I thought that it was a mirage...some sort of magical reflection of the pyramids, but I saw I was wrong.
jhm (151446) 2009-07-07 3:47
Splendid long version, we see better details than your small version, the both picture are superb.
Excellent panorama view about the piramides.
Very well done, TFS.
eserrano (189) 2009-07-11 10:47
Very effective cropping and good light balancing. Your work on the sky is also very good. Congratulations and TFS!
sevy (58) 2009-07-29 6:51
I like panorama and theis one is really well managed as evidenced on the large version.
Moreover this kind of technic is very adapted to this subject.
Visit this place is a dream not yet realized for me, but it is on the list.
jafadabret (56501) 2011-06-08 23:36
Quand on est dans ces lieux c'est magique et ta photo restitue bien cette impression. Une telle photo n'est pas facile mais le résultat est magnifique.
- Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper) (6788)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-02-26
- Categories: Architecture, Ruins
- Camera: Pentax K100D Super, Sigma 18-50 1:3,5-5,6 DC, ISO 200, Hoya Cir. Polarizer 58 mm
- Exposure: f/8, 1/350 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): My trip to Egypt & Turkey [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-07-06 2:23