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Copyright: Fernando Tobar (fertobar) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 175 W: 75 N: 341] (2596)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-12-06
Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Decisive Moment
Camera: Nikon D-80, Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD As
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/350 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-12-19 17:57
Viewed: 2001
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Standing in front of this structure built a thousand years ago, full of history, mysticism and also decadence can be an overwhelming experience. I had the chance to visit Mexico and the Yucatan Peninsula a couple of weeks ago and I wanted to share with you some of the pictures I took. I hope you guys like it.
Best regards,
The Castle - Chichen Itza, is the Temple of Kukulkan (a Maya feathered serpent deity similar to the Aztec Quetzalcoatl), usually referred to as El Castillo ("the castle/palace").This step pyramid stands about 35 metres (98 ft) high and consists of a series of nine square terraces, each approximately 2.57 metres (8.4 ft) high, with a 6-metre (20 ft) high temple upon the summit.The sides of the pyramid are approximately 55.3 metres (181 ft) at the base and rise at an angle of 53, although that varies slightly for each side. The four faces of the pyramid have protruding stairways that rise at an angle of 45.The talud walls of each terrace slant at an angle of between 72 and 74.At the base of the balustrades of the northeastern staircase are carved heads of a serpent.

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1825 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2011-12-19 18:54]

Hi Fernando,
A nice view of this impressive structure, probably one of the most photographed ancient monuments in the world today. I like the cloud patterns over the pyramid. The add a dramatic backdrop to the scene. I have visited this place a few times now and the whole Chichen Itza complex never ceases to impress me.

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  • Dai Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 188 W: 56 N: 239] (1188)
  • [2011-12-21 5:59]

Hi Fernando
There are many images of the Mayan pyramid at Chichen Itza, I have a few myself; but your POV has really caught my eye here. The rich tones suggest a warm end of day as the sun sets and the interesting sky adds to the overall effect of the image.

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