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Jordan (10): Petra (Temple of ed Deir)

Jordan (10): Petra (Temple of ed Deir)
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Copyright: Moncef Moncef (Monceflibra) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 110 W: 0 N: 255] (1012)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-17
Categories: Artwork
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-07-20 10:43
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Points: 44
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Petra is filled with infinite shapes and colors and there is a miraculous magical sacred quality in the interrelationship between its environment, the artistic genius of its Nabataean builders and the function of its structures. There are eight hundred tombs, many Djinn blocks (God blocks representing the deity) and a few freestanding structures, the largest of which is the Great Temple.

The largest of the temples in Petra is ed Deir, the Monastery. It measures 60 by 45 meters

Ed Eir monastery, one of the numerous Nabatean architectural masterpieces you can discover in Petra. This one is located on the far side of the place once you walked several kilometres in the dust and climbed the 850 steps carved in the red cliffs. I guess no one had never regretted the sweat to discover such a beautiful building.

Erected sometimes in the IIth century BC by the Nabatean civilization, it is quite similar to the Kezneh I posted already. It is 43m high and 44m wide.

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To fertobar: FernandoScottHale 1 08-20 03:24
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  • tojav Gold Star Critiquer [C: 114 W: 0 N: 0] (886)
  • [2008-07-20 10:50]

Hi Moncef,
Amazing place and excellent photo. Good colours. I congratulate.

like in fable. nice shot and well done

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  • datis Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 104 W: 4 N: 30] (642)
  • [2008-07-20 11:01]

Nice historical building, good colours and compos, TFS.

Beautiful capture of this most unique place Moncef!
The strong sunlight is very powerful and dramatic.
Nicely seen and captured.
- Vincent

  • laituap Gold Star Critiquer [C: 99 W: 0 N: 5] (1181)
  • [2008-07-20 11:23]



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  • Romeu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 306 W: 0 N: 220] (1859)
  • [2008-07-20 11:35]

Hi Moncef,

this Petra series are great. Love the light and composition. The strong colors loke great in such special place.

Congratulations my friend,

Hello my dear Moncef
this is amazing view, excellent POV, perfect sharpness and colours, this architecture is amazing too, really wonderful work, so now U inviting me to visit Jordania, thanks a lot friend

hello Moncef;
excellent shot!
you captured it very well, great POV
the view is wonderful;
really amazing place, well seen with the sunlight,
bravo for the work;
bye Karolina

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2008-07-20 14:51]

Hello Moncef,
Fantastic view, very sharp, with great colours and very well composed. Super b light and depht. It's a wonderful photo.
Congrats, mb

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2008-07-20 16:15]

Hi Moncef
Looks like when the sunsets on those architecture, it makes everything extremenly beautiful, showing off every little detail and shadows.
I often think its a pity that the people that helped created these cannot see what monumental accomplishments they made to this world.
Belle capture mon ami

Just incredible....

Boa noite Moncef

Amazing and grandious. thanks

My regards


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  • pikas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 154 W: 9 N: 277] (1105)
  • [2008-07-20 18:39]
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An excellent picture of a place that I dreamed know personally.

Retrat the grandeur of the place. Fantastic framework

Great job, congratulations Moncef

Amazing history captured here, textures and colours are warm too, nicely captured. It may need a little sharpening ?

Hi Moncef,
here you are again with one of yours stunning shot,
excellent my dear friend,
superb pov and dof,
anazing compo,
welldone and tfs,
:) tomorrow

Fantastic perspective and beautiful light here Moncef.

Such central placement of subject is perhaps a little amateurish, but the subject matter itself probably saves your shot in this instance.


hey Moncef
it's a really fascinating place :)great warm and saturated orange tones :)
like it :)
allye :)

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2008-07-21 7:20]

hi Moncef

This is most impressive pov to show the 3-D face of the Temple basking in warm light to show sharp details and very well composed to show the other side of green spotted slope.

A fine post.

tfs, bill

hi moncef!!

Bizarre and outstanding place!
Out of this planet!
Thank you for sharing my friend..
Love from Italy!

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  • subs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 0 N: 296] (2670)
  • [2008-07-22 6:40]

Hi Moncef,
This is an outstanding POV with warm colours.
Just too beautiful.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2008-07-22 17:19]

Excellent shot Moncef! What a great place it is! Very well composed and a very nicely done composition, thanks!


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  • Tzazu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 266 W: 31 N: 77] (3500)
  • [2008-08-18 5:47]

Wowwww!! Amazing place.
Great point of view.


Fantastic place, just beautiful!

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