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Jordan (11): Petra (Ed Dir Monastery )

Jordan (11): Petra (Ed Dir Monastery )
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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/11, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-07-23 7:01
Viewed: 4040
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The city of Petra lies hidden in a rugged area accessible only through a narrow pass between jagged cliffs of rose colored sandstone. Inhabited from prehistoric times by the Edomites, the glory of Petra flowered with the arrival of the Nabateans, whose new ideas and concepts in art and architecture, influenced by the prevalent Hellenistic culture at the time, gave rise to the spectacular monuments carved into the rose red mountains. A city intact with amphitheaters, houses, tombs, monasteries, temples, palaces, triumphal arches, all adorned with intricate sculptures demonstrates Nabataean skill at the art of sculpture, plaster and fresco work. This fortress city stands today as a silent testament to the ancient world that can be seen in Jordan.

From the museum area the 45 minute ascent to ed-Deir is one of Petra’s most enjoyable treks, combining some of Petra’s important monuments such as the Lion Monument, Qattar ed-Deir, and the Hermitage.
Ed-Deir is Petra’s largest facade. The modern name, ed-Deir (“the monastery”), is derived from several crosses scratched on its rear wall. Worshippers of priestly processions would have followed the ceremonial route through Wadi ed-Deir and assembled in the vast open area in front of the monument.

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Hi Moncef,
execellent capture again my friend,
beautiful monastery,
superb compo, perfect clarity and sharpnes,
very informative note as always;)
welldone and tfs,

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2008-07-23 7:35]

Hi Moncef...
Beautiful old architecture...
Nice shot...

Boa tarde Moncef

You make Petra known so well that is like we were there. Great capture and Note. Thanks my friend

My regards


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2008-07-23 8:34]

Incredible light Moncef! Well composed architectural shot, good use of the polarizer and a very sharp sht, well done, thanks!


Attractive architecture,Classic simple POV but So powerful feeling when look at,Well composition in symmetrical balance,Well arranged of light and color with crisp sharpness too.Good work,TFS.

Hi Moncef
thanks for this nice presentation...great composition and stunning colours...
regards, biljana

Hi Moncef,

This is on my list of "places to see before I die"! Absolutely fascinating. The warm color of the mountain against the blue sky is breathtaking (so beautiful it takes your breath away). Great sharpness and details.

thanks for sharing, Lisa

witaj Moncef;
well my dear, you captures it so great that I could watch Petra everyday!
excellent colours and sharpness, pure colours
another great shot;
greetings from Gdańsk

Hello my friend
wow, excllent architecture photo, wonderful contrast, sky look amazing, great light and colours, bravo!!!

nice architecture of old times.
the earth colors are absolutely grand with
a blue sky background. lighting is perfect.
good job. kudoS.

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2008-07-24 3:51]

hi Moncef

You chose a great day with this warm light to shoot this carving site. Such sharp details and colorful contrast. Well done. tfs


hi Moncef....

great view....amazing blue sky and building!
I will go there for sure..

kisses & love from Italy!!


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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2008-07-24 5:21]

Hello Moncef,
Great POV and colours and light; very strong composition and a very impressive effect.
Great posting my friend.
Congrats, mb

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  • pikas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 154 W: 9 N: 277] (1105)
  • [2008-07-24 6:40]
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Hi Moncef
Thank you for show Petra so beautiful. For me see Petra alive is a big dream.
Excellent colours and details. Nice framework.
Fantastic capture.
Nice shot!!!

Just an amazing sight Moncef.
Beautifully you captured this warm light and color
against the vibrant blue sky.
Seems you were in the perfect position for this.
Really well done.
- Vincent

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2008-07-24 14:52]

HI Moncef
A full view this time with that same sun that seems to cooperate so well for you.
Incredible architecture and you have rendered it perfectly.

Beautiful photo Moncef ;) Amazing history and detail captured here, I can't wait to visit Petra and Egypt. I definately will have an SLR and a few extra memory cards to capture all the beauty :)

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  • subs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 0 N: 296] (2670)
  • [2008-07-25 7:38]

Hi Moncef,
Love the sharp details here. You've caught every detail of this wonderful architecture.

Hello Moncef,
wonderful image!
Very good composition and blue sky.

  • Romeu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 306 W: 0 N: 220] (1859)
  • [2008-07-26 4:53]

Hi my friend

This is pure beauty. wonderful capture.

My regards my friend


Hi Moncef!
Excellent picture! Love the details of this monument and the contrast between the blue sky and the red stone!
Very well done!
TFS and to show us a part of your beautiful country!

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