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THE LOST CITY OF PETRA


THE LOST CITY OF PETRA
Photo Information
Copyright: Andre Salvador (erdna) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 574 W: 62 N: 749] (5437)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007
Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
Camera: Nikon D200, Nikkor 18-200mm AF-S, VR, Promaster 72mm UV Filter
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Ancient civilizations [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-09 10:35
Viewed: 3408
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Petra is an archaeological site in Jordan, lying in a basin among the mountains which form the eastern flank of Arabah (Wadi Araba), the large valley running from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba. It is famous for having many stone structures carved into the rock. The long-hidden site was revealed to the Western world by the Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt in 1812. It was famously described as "a rose-red city half as old as time" in a Newdigate prize-winning sonnet by John William Burgon. Petra remained accessible only to Europeans accompanied by local guides with armed escorts, until after World War I. It was estimated that the Nabateans built this city towards the close of 2nd. century BC.

This photo is the ruin of the Obelisk Tomb. Like the rest of the structures, it is cut or hewn out of the rocky mountain side and into the mountain.

Nikon D200
2007/04/25 02:12:39.2
JPEG (8-bit) Fine
Image Size: Large (3872 x 2592)
Color
Lens: VR 18-200mm F/3.5-5.6 G
Focal Length: 18mm
Exposure Mode: Programmed Auto
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/320 sec - F/9
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 100
Optimize Image: Vivid
White Balance: Preset d-0
AF Mode: AF-S
Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached
Color Mode: Mode III (Adobe RGB)
Tone Comp.: Normal
Hue Adjustment: 0°
Saturation: Enhanced
Sharpening: Medium high
Image Comment:Copyright (c) 2007 Andre Salvador
Long Exposure NR: Off
High ISO NR: Off

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interesting journey, andre, and another fine photo. thanks for taking us there.
regards,
cal

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2007-05-09 14:31]

Nice one, André. I love those brownish/beige hues. And the buildings too, of course ;o).
TFS

Hello Andre.
Very nice shot,good details,colours and capture.Well presented.
Best Regards
TFS

* Piotr *

beautifull one! colors, details, lighting every thing

Very impressive place. Good composition and nice warm tones.

What an interesting place.The colors,textures,details and the composition is great.TFS:)
Mel

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