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Terracotta Warriors Pit 1

Terracotta Warriors Pit 1
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Copyright: Chris Jules (chrisJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05
Categories: Artwork
Camera: Pentax Me Super, Pentax 28mm f:2,8, Fuji 100
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-09-28 0:42
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This gives some idea of the vast scale of the terracotta warriors, unearthed by a Chinese farmer in 1974. The people in the bg look like ants.

There are 4 pits in all. The 4th is empty, & it's assumed that the emperor died before it could be completed. Soldiers, warriors, calvary & archers are located in the other 3 pits. Pit 1 is by far the largest.

Tripods are forbidden but strangely, flash (which is useless anyway, in such a huge area) is allowed. I took a time exposure, using the rail as a brace.

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  • PSIG Silver Star Critiquer [C: 22 W: 0 N: 1] (70)
  • [2008-09-28 0:45]

Hello Chris,
A spectacular scene. I enjoy the sharpness and the depth.
Well done.
Best regards,

Nicely done in the low light... The composition gives a very good sense of scale..

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  • Lano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 57 W: 0 N: 184] (1205)
  • [2008-09-28 0:54]

Hi Chris,

I like this capture with good lighting, & good use of the railing too:)

great job.



Hi, Chris!

Very interesting note and shot, nice composition. I like it!


Hello Chris,
Excellent composition and POV of this excellent
scene.Well done.TFS

Hello Chris,
You make a very interesting picture from those terracotta warriors.I have a book about that emperor 'Qi Shihuangdi'.
Thank you for sharing this photo!

Chris Hi:
Marvelous composition of amazing artwork. Wonderful detail and scale of the artwork by including the people in the b/g.
Very sharp with a lot to study in you composition
Thanks for the educational note, as always
Congratulations, very very nicely done, my good friend

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  • lele Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 796 W: 48 N: 1708] (11179)
  • [2008-09-28 4:38]

ciao chris...bellissima...non avevo mai visto i soldati di terracotta in questo modo..bellissimo scatto..ottima descrizione..lavoro superbo..complimenti

  • zms Gold Star Critiquer [C: 268 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-09-28 5:10]

Dear Chris,
Wonderful capture.
Beautiful my friend.
Thank You for the note.
Friendly Greetings
: later my friend

Hi Chris,
Stunning scene! Great shot, exposure, lghts, sharpnes, coloors and details is perfect

Salut Chris,
Tu es vraiment partout, l'insatiable photographman ;o)
C'est un endroit que j'aimerais visiter tant c'est grandiose cette armée en terre cuite découverte.
Je viens sur Treklens pour la rapidité de la connection. Je pense que d'autres que moi vont également le faire car Trekearth devient pénible à utiliser. On n'y trouve plus son plaisir.
Excellent dimanche mon Ami

Hi Chris, you give a good sense of scale here, it's fabulous. some years back in Antwerp there was an exhibition that Paul and I visited, with a few warriors a horse and other finds from the excavation, that's when you realise how massive this actually is.
Thanx, it came out very well, M, (*_*)

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2008-09-28 8:48]

This really is such an interesting post! It's HUGE!! You are right, the people do look like ants. An excellent picture, with very good pov.

Great diagonal lines and composition Chris.
What a unique place, the whole scene is quite intriquing.
Including the large modern hangar structure. Just fascinating.
Well captured.
- Vincent

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2008-09-28 9:19]

hi Chris

It is a difficult task to frame the whole scene of this amazing place and your wide angle view seems to give a good angle. The light control is amazing, no shadow!

tfs, bill

Hi Chris
How many soldiers and how many storys each for it self....how many work and try for so manty "people"
Good shot

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2008-09-28 18:14]

Hi Chris,
This gives a god overview of the entire excavation. Now you need to show up some closeups! Very nice photo, gives a good idea of the scale of the project.

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2008-09-28 22:41]

wow, superb compo !

thanks s lot,

Hi Chris,
What an interesting shot.Superb POV,colours, light and perspective.TFS.


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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2008-09-29 0:39]

Hi Chris,
different and effective compo.Great perspective.TFS.Necla.

Excellent innovation using the handrail - you have captured a great view of this world famous wonder. Such an incredible and breathtaking work, and, I imagine, it must be slightly spooky to look at all of these figures - no matter what common sense dictates, there must be an internal fear that one, or all of them, might suddenly start to move!

Hello Chris,

Excelente profundidade de campo e ótima luminosidade, além do contraste, muito bom.
It's an excellent job!
Congratulations and TFS,

:) amanhã.

You magnificently captured history Chris. Superb work.

Hi Chris!
Very interesting picture. Good POV and capture. Very good light.

Hi Chris,
I certainly missed this but this should not be ignored. A most fascinating archeological find. Love the perspective, there is good focus and exposure. Well done...Danilo

No tripod? Are they afraid they would FALL into the pits? And how do they know that there isn't more under the parts un-covered! Your photo has brought me many questions. I've always heard of this place! Nice pic Chris! A great view of it all. I had no idea it was covered!

Hi Chris,
Very good shot,good light,intresting place.
Best regards,

Great technique to capture such sharp details in what is obviously a dark place. I like the POV and the inclusion of the people in the background, really giving a sense of scale to the picture.
Thanks for sharing

  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2008-11-29 22:09]

Hi Chris...

I like everything about this special scene...
Perfect, what more can I say than – bravo.

:) tu...

Excellent photo as well as the note.
Thanks for sharing

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