While in Egypt we cruised through the beautiful Nile for three days and one of our stops was at a city called Edfu where we visited this ancient egyptian temple named after the city itself.
Most ancient egyptian temples have very large and beautiful columns. Above all the most amazing aspect of the columns are the carvings they exhibit to tell stories of their way of life.
They truly provide us with a window to the past.
An amazing place and I would highly recommend it to any keen traveler.
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quillo (11840) 2011-02-04 12:50
Hola Pranil ...
Good POV of ' Columns of Edfu ',
I like the light much and
the details are obtained well,
really it is an interesting place to visit.
Saludos y feliz noche.
avigur_11 (21954) 2011-02-04 14:01
A very dramatic atmosphere is created by the light and the colorof the stone. You have managed very well the light and the colors, and also the framing is excellent.
Very well done.
krzychu30 (8879) 2011-02-04 14:12
you´ve captured the Collonade perfectly.Well-chosen vertical framing makes we can admire the collonade in all its glory.People give us a reference on how big are the columns in the fact.Excellent light and shade play and splendid colors.Good work!
Have a nice weekend
triptych2003 (1534) 2011-02-04 15:35
this is a great pov. i like how the people give a sense of scale. i'd really like to know what the boxes are in front of each column.. intriguing. the lighting is also good. well done
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4435) 2011-02-04 17:19
Again, another remarkable photograph from you. The POV is simply beautiful, and the colors are lively and brilliant. Love the framing and the balance between the columns. Great shot! P.S. What lens did you use in particularly for this shot?
all the best!
SteveH (6155) 2011-02-04 17:44
Hi Pranil, good DOF, gives us interesting detail throughout the image. The colours and light have been well captured. Cheers, Steve
Sonata11 (28341) 2011-02-04 18:58
I always dreaming to see Egypt. Maybe one day I will. Always fascinate me this country. The pillars are an amazing and huge. A beautiful picture of ancient egyptian temples. Great colors, sharpness and clarity to see details, great exposure, POV. A fantasic shot. I really love it. Thanks for sharing.
All the best,
peppe59 (14547) 2011-02-05 3:42
these fantastic Egyptian columns, excellent depth and perfect quality.
congratulations and good weekend
annjackman (13219) 2011-02-05 5:18
This is a very well captured image with excellent light handling. The detail on the columns is very interesting.
chawax (14906) 2011-02-05 6:45
It must very impressive to visit this place ! Including people in the compositions makes understand how high these columsn are. I love the colours and the nice light too.
vagabondtravels (6505) 2011-02-05 9:50
Nice capture of this temple. The columns really set the scene. Good lighting and very sharp. Well done.
hispic (9619) 2011-02-06 19:24
The ancient Egyptian temple has been captured with an excellent composition and colour in spite of a difficult lighting condition. Relief on columns also is expertly rendered. Beautiful work with 21.1MP full frame sensor.
Best wishes, Hisashi
Manamo (3646) 2011-02-14 12:49
you obviously know what you are doing with your camera. I remember this shot from when you posted it last week. It's a good sign when a photo gets printed in other people's mind and they remember it. So good job!
I like the play of strong light and shades here. you managed your exposition perfectly to keep details in both.
The columns are huge and make a story on their own...You have to find a secondary story to tell with it. Find something happening in the foreground maybe? To make it appear more dynamic. I mean, use your amazing background (columns and amazing light) as a backdrop...
Anyway, I love this. Keep going!
diafani (1120) 2011-02-23 8:13
This composition gives us a really good feeling for the volume and weight of this architecture. Very powerful.
JFS (32153) 2011-02-24 11:18
What a wonderful shot! It is so nice that seems unreal! I like the sharpness, the colors, the great depth. Good work!
sandpiper (6007) 2011-02-25 2:09
Wonderful place, I loved it there. Excellent vertical composition with lots of wonderful details. Great tones and textures.
ManuMay (33345) 2011-03-08 22:41
Excellent light managemnt and composition using columns to lead our view, great textures and colours, and very opportune human presence...giving scale and dimmendions to the scne...Very good work!
Have a nice day...
npecanhuk (53909) 2011-04-05 6:40
That's a very beautiful and interesting picture!
Sharpness, exposure, chosen pov, dof, colors, vertical format and composition are all suitable and excellent... I love it all!
TFS - congrats,
ilDottore (5252) 2011-04-25 17:10
great, great image!
I can feel all the power and majesty of ancient Egyptian dynasties.
Perfect work - colours, textures, rendering, composition, POV - everything on highrest level.
Greetings from Dublin!
nobuikehonda (3846) 2011-10-26 17:33
A most effective vertical format, the provided image has a wonderful soaring quality. Lovely colours and a perfect management of light attract the viewer. Detailed rendition is flawless. I wonder what is contained in the cubical boxes at the feet of those great columns? Human figures provide us with an excellent sense of scale. A mystery of this ancient civilization is presented with a very realistic and straightforwardness. Thank you for this very rare view.
With my sincere wishes,
Have great days ahead, Pranil
carlosmarin (11948) 2011-12-14 14:32
I love Egypt. I traveled there for five times. And I've always found something new.
I really like your photo of Edfu. The colors, light and sharpness are very good.