Yeas finally I made it to EGYPT and i cannot believe that yesterday I was in Giza touching those Thousands years a go giant rocks then had fine dinner on the Nile river and today at this moment I am here in Abu Dhabi writing this note ;) wow.
The sun was sitting when we reached to the Pyramids so i managed to catch the last rays of it. More info about the Pyramids: The first historically documented Egyptian pyramid is attributed to the architect Imhotep, who planned what Egyptologists believe to be a tomb for the pharaoh Djozer. Imhotep may have been the first to conceive the notion of stacking mastabas on top of each other — creating an edifice comprised of a number of "steps" that decreased in size towards its apex. The result was the Step Pyramid of Djozer — which was designed to serve as a gigantic stairway by which the soul of the deceased pharaoh could ascend to the heavens. Such was the importance of Imhotep's achievement that he was deified by later Egyptians.
The most prolific pyramid-building phase coincided with the greatest degree of absolutist pharaonic rule. It was during this time that the most famous pyramids, those near Giza, were built. Over time, as authority became less centralized, the ability and willingness to harness the resources required for construction on a massive scale decreased, and later pyramids were smaller, less well-built and often hastily constructed.
Long after the end of Egypt's own pyramid-building period, a burst of pyramid-building occurred in what is present-day Sudan, after much of Egypt came under the rule of the Kings of Napata. While Napatan rule was brief and ceased in 661 BCE, the Egyptian influence made an indelible impression, and during the later Sudanese Kingdom of Meroe (approximately in the period between 300 BCE–300 CE) this flowered into a full-blown pyramid-building revival, which saw more than two hundred indigenous, but Egyptian-inspired royal pyramid-tombs constructed in the vicinity of the kingdom's capital city.
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broglia (3598) 2008-05-29 12:31
Hi Sam, fine composition & I really like the PP work - it certainly adds to the atmosphere, and gives a totally different perspective to this much photographed scene.
Excellent work, Roberto
mitsikas (883) 2008-05-29 12:53
Hi Sam. Beautiful scene and very good colors . Well done. Hristos
swiatopelk777 (0) 2008-05-29 13:38
Dark Side of the Moon! Amazing shot. Great effect. Very good work.
bigtim (3518) 2008-05-29 13:57
Ta composition de cet endroit est interresante j'aime bien le traitement apporté, ce coté contrasté donne une belle ambiance!
lilimih33 (9918) 2008-05-29 15:18
Lovely PP work and nice point of view!
Very well done!
jramos (507) 2008-05-29 21:59
I like the composition the colors and the effect of the halo caused by the setting sun but I'm not so sure about the post processing and the overall grainyness. I would like to see the original, although, let me say that this is a very strong photo in it's own right.
BennyV (13840) 2008-05-30 12:01
A well known sight, but your PP makes the shot very interesting. It looks like a scene from a SF-movie, like the ancient civilization is in another galaxy. I like this effect. Thanks for posting this picture.
raymutlu (201) 2008-06-01 1:51
I liked your composition, I will be checking your photos with D300.
Benedict (7076) 2008-06-02 22:40
i like how this scene is composed but i think i see noise a bit but the colors are magical.
jhellige (6) 2008-06-04 7:50
I love the coloration and the lighting of this shot. It's very dramatic, almost surreal. A beautiful scene.
pazufferey (4854) 2008-06-05 9:23
De belle lignes, une perpective attractive, des tons chauds et la composition est colorée.
La texture est interresante.
livinitout (942) 2008-06-08 17:29
I really like this shot. I like how you managed the light here. The composition is interesting as well.
BWJ (3060) 2008-06-09 18:09
The composition, lighting near sunset with warm colors in the sky are gorgeous! Very nice perspective and framing. Your note is most informative. Excellent!
raqiq (59) 2008-06-27 13:13
A very interesting composition with beautiful light. And congratulations - the PP work gave a stunning result.
noborders (1010) 2008-07-07 2:02
Very impressive angle and great PP, I find this image interesting, of a monument so many times represented...
mafegan (8624) 2008-07-10 21:52
Good PP of such a familiar scene. I am wondering how you did it?
Bluejeans (64249) 2008-07-19 3:41
Ola Sam ,
Bonita foto com as pirâmides gostei muito das cores saturadas , belo ponto de visão , bons detalhes capturados , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
abulafia (4900) 2008-07-24 1:07
A bit grainy, but a very good setup with part of one pyramid in the foreground.
The afternoon light on illuminating one side is also a good effect.
I have wanted to go there for years now, and hope I soon will get an opening in the calendar to go there:)
halikarnas (6698) 2008-07-25 14:26
Dünyada görmek istediğim yerlerin başlarında gelen yer; Pramitler.Çekiş Açısı çok güzel .renkler fotoğrafı daha calı yapmış.tebrikler.Very nice photo..
kensimage (8561) 2008-08-17 20:38
A lot of PP work here, Sam, and mostly quite successful. I like your use of the foreground stones and your desaturation of one pyramid, presumably for contrast--the brown/yellow/gray scheme works well. What you did with the sky seems a bit too much of a good idea, maybe it detracts attention from the pyramids, but not badly. So it's a nice work of art! I wish I could have been at the pyramids at sunset, I only managed a late-morning visit. Regards, Ken.
Docarmo (9639) 2008-08-18 7:14
This picture is very artistic, the light gives a mystic feeling, grains help in this effect. Very well composed.
Thanks for sharing,
tola_ch2004 (549) 2008-08-19 10:06
Ho man you capture this view from a perfect angle.
AVH (112) 2013-02-27 21:33
A totally different and awesome angle on one of the most recognizable things on this planet! Well done man!
- Copyright: Sam Alba (danasam) (1075)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-05-28
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D300, Sigma 10-20 4-5.6 EX, 62 mm UV
- Exposure: f/9.0
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2008-05-29 12:22
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