Photographer's Note

Arriving early at the pyramids, before most tourist buses, means you can get moments like this. I turned the phot black and white to higlight the granite's texture and shadows. Not sure about the result obtained with silver efex pro and the tonal spectrum. Comments and workshop are welcome.
There might also be some distortion (not sure) due to the smallest focal length used.

Chephren's pyramid: Chephren's pyramid is the second largest of Giza's three pyramids (Cheops' being the largest and Micerinus' being the smallest. The height is 135.4 meters (146 in origin) and 215 wide. The huge funeral monument is made of pink granite but in origin it was covered by limestone. It is the only one of the three pyramids that still has some limestone visible on the top.

Chephren (son of Cheops) was the 4th king of the 4th dynasty of the ancient Egyptian reign (around 2500 B.C. but there is no agreement on the date of his reign which according to scholars lasted between 26 and 24 years).

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