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Copyright: Richard Nicolasora (rfnicolasora) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 72 W: 10 N: 90] (903)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-07
Categories: Nature
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-17 9:00
Viewed: 12826
Points: 24
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King Fahd's Fountain (Arabic: نافورة الملك فهد) Jeddah's fountain (also called King Fahd's Fountain) which dominates the city’s skyline today is the second one built as a landmark for the city of Jeddah. Both within the official Salam Palace perimeter (Administration palace of Saudi Arabia). The first structure, built between 1980 and 1983, was very much in the style of the freshwater fountain in Lake Geneva, the Jet d'Eau, which reaches 140 meters (460 ft) and lofts about seven tons of water into the air at any one moment at a nozzle speed of around 200 kph (124 mph).

It is a fitting tribute to the modesty of the designers and engineers who created the fountain that their focus on overcoming the challenges and their insistence on “getting it right” has been so strong for twenty years that they overlooked what, to most people, would have been almost their first question about the fountain. Towering over Jeddah at — on a calm day — a mighty 312 meters (1,023.62 feet), none of the designers or engineers knew when asked whether it was the tallest in the world but Antonopoulos and Benissis confirmed that it is the world’s tallest sea water fountain. The plume is taller than the Eiffel Tower which is 300.51 meters (986 feet high. +/- 15cm depending on temperature)

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Hi Richard,

Astonish capture. Very Very nice Capture. Good timing as well for this action shot! Well done.
TFS. Regards Josée

Interesting shot and I like the lighting. Well done.

Interesting object well composed. Like the way golden hue of sun is forming parallel with the fountain reflecting in water. Good shot Richard...

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 210 W: 3 N: 199] (1317)
  • [2007-04-17 10:27]

Hello Richard
A new rich and impressive sunset! Marvellous colors and composition with a great sharpness and a beautiful presentation.
My compliments and TFS.

Nice view. Great colours.
Nicely captured fountain.

Well done.

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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2007-04-17 20:10]

Impressive picture! Very well composed and sharp! Great notes! TFS!

Excellent capture Richard
The light is spectacular, very well metered and controlled, with good placement of the horizon along the rule-of-thirds, and excellent placement of the fountain itself.
What kind of velocity must the water be at, to spout so high??

Very interesting landscape and notes pre! Wala na sila maubra dra kundi mag himo sang kung ano ano :)

lupit ng shot mo dre hanep! walang katulad

Wow golden sky.I think that is oil coming out sayang.Nice scenery.Tfs.

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1627 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2007-04-21 16:24]

Hi Richard,

Excellent captured, great colours, details and silhouette, wonderful to see, sun on the right and fountain on the left, very unusual scene, especially such a huge fountain. Good job. Thanks for sharing


Aha! One of Jeddah's most famous attractions. Nice shot Tito, and you chose the right time of the day to make this.

Pumupunta kami ng family ko sa Corniche just to relax and unwind and hopefully to take pictures. But wait, how did you do this? Buti hindi po na-confiscate yung camera niyo, I almost lost mine when I took pictures at the fish market in Balad :P

Ganda po =)


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