The Sphinx, Giza Plateau, Cairo Egypt
wonderful POV and wow not what they look like on tv... amazing what time has done to them...
Hope you had a wonderful trip...
Love your notes.. and the frame is perfect
Such an impressive structure. I have always been amazed by these structures and these ancient people's ability to create such dynamic pieces of art. Read an article the other day in which they say the ancient egyptian's couldn't have build the pyrimads and that they had help from creatures from outer space.
- stevkds (1612)
- [2007-05-21 15:49]
Good work. Great colour and composition. Very impressive picture. Well done. tfs- Stev
- rokoslav (1831)
- [2007-05-21 15:53]
- TheMystic (5921)
- [2007-05-21 16:05]
Great story, awesome presence: you were blessed to be able to see this! Good work with this composition. Monumental structures are hard to take.
- izmirli (17370)
- [2007-05-21 16:49]
merhaba dear john
beautiful historical picture.beautiful light and composition.well done.
- jamfest (4243)
- [2007-05-21 17:10]
Great capture. This is definately on my list of places I would like to visit. Excellent composition and colors.
- vandana2923 (22207)
- [2007-05-21 17:22]
Great photo, and history presented here. Sharp, and nicely composed. Informative note to go with.
So the "photo magic box: started opening now :)
- limba3 (16751)
- [2007-05-21 17:23]
I like the composition. A bit you selected the weak sky. But the idea is good.
- GreenBaron (52777)
- [2007-05-21 18:12]
Left also some footsteps over there. Nice capture, but you did a trick with the sky isn't it? ;)Anyway a nice reminder of a very special place, very impressive!
- PierreFrigon (15473)
- [2007-05-21 19:07]
Excelent capture. Amazing to se the Sphynx and the pyramid like this.
- tjutjut (16220)
- [2007-05-21 19:56]
Halo my 'Belanda' friend!
A historical architectural that very long lasting, and still give impression of mystery in building it. It's great to have a chance visiting this place.
Well captured, fine detail and perfectly composed with blue sky as BG.
- Photograph2u (0)
- [2007-05-21 20:27]
HI Bro, wow! seing the sphynx and die! Or something like that! :)
Well done and taken!
Talk to you soon by phone, Sis :)
- pablominto (27208)
- [2007-05-22 3:32]
Frankly, I'd half expected you'd take his place, hehehe!
Nice framing, good textures and the natural colour are well captuerd!
- jawa (12005)
- [2007-05-22 3:39]
Dat is nr 1 mooie registratie.
Wordt beslist een mooie serie.
- Hendrika (19218)
- [2007-05-22 3:50]
Aha, I did not know that the Greek were responsible for the name Sfinx.
Wat zal dat vreselijk imposant zijn geweest om daar onder te staan!
TFS Picture and information.
- riverfriends (7569)
- [2007-05-22 4:55]
Hi Hohn...welcome back:)
Now I see the 'hood' that you mentioned...
very sharp...and the textures in the stones are very clear...
looks like it has been vandalised a bit...
Great notes for my education...
Most excellent work in every way John!
- NINIX (6690)
- [2007-05-22 5:12]
Very nice picture. The blue and yellow works like a Van Gogh painting. (But uh.. is ouit of the magic box?)
Looking forward to see your picture from the top too.
- anducina (8395)
- [2007-05-22 6:07]
Excellent POV and framing. Very impressive monument. I like the stone texture and the intense blue sky.
- juyona (10173)
- [2007-05-22 7:24]
una maravilla estos monumentos,
detalles y pov, excelentes,
- John_F_Kennedy (9935)
- [2007-05-22 7:51]
Wonderful image, beautiful light, wonderful depth, incredible place.
- Pops71 (2093)
- [2007-05-22 9:14]
Your camera was too powerful, you broke the nose of the Sphinx (^_*). Excellent POV with great colors and sharpness. What did you do to the sky to look like tinted glass? Very well done, TFS
Warrm greeting to you and Yolanda
- Silke (24044)
- [2007-05-22 10:04]
Perfect PoV, superb colours
Nice to have you back again -- I turst you had a wonderful holiday!
- shelbeesmom (58278)
- [2007-05-22 10:30]
A place I have always wanted to go...maybe someday! Nice shot here John! You got really close to this monster of a statue! B-)
- Janone (0)
- [2007-05-22 10:43]
Je hebt er wel werk van gemaakt, John.
Zo te zien vanaf een behoorlijke afstand genomen.
- norenastramus (23434)
- [2007-05-22 12:06]
This is a good composition with nice POV and exposure.Beautiful color and contrast.Well done.TFS.
- vsinopoulos (13123)
- [2007-05-22 12:23]
Wonderful capture of this famous landmark, contrasting nicely with the lovely blue sky. Very good detail, well exposed and sharp. Interesting note too, my good friend.
- c_rapp (7535)
- [2007-05-22 13:31]
An amazingly cool and informative note to go with this breathtaking landmark! All I can think is WOW! What amazing days those must have been to live in. TFS
- hester (9994)
- [2007-05-22 13:57]
Great POV and framing. You have very effectively eliminated any ugly distractions and have shown these monuments off in their full beauty
- Silvio2006 (54737)
- [2007-05-22 14:51]
Ciao John, classic and splendid view from Giza, wonderful composition with great depth of field, great blu sky, very well done, ciao Silvio
- sugah_bear69 (4362)
- [2007-05-22 17:13]
The ravages of time show on the face of the sphinx, between wars and weather it is amazing that it has survived. Great notes to accompany the colorful, well composed photo, thanks for sharing,
- tomek_wap (173)
- [2007-05-22 17:57]
Nice shot, with one of the wonders of the world.
Been to africa for over a yr, but never got the chance to go to Egypt, got as close as Tobruk, where the famous military cementry is located.
Interesting POV here.
- SkyF (6138)
- [2007-05-23 6:33]
ahh I was hoping for those detailed shots of your vacation. Captured quite the detail in this pyramid, unforunatly the sky got a bit noisy, but that can be helped with a bit of softening.
Great captured very well cropped and interesting info.
- deains (5051)
- [2007-05-23 11:51]
Good photo John TFS Don
- Refugee (25554)
- [2007-05-23 17:39]
Excellent John, such a pity that it has not been protected form the ravages of time and the elements. Good textures and well composed. TFS,
Many thanks for your comment on ‘Tasmanian Sunsets II’
- BMYNBR (1410)
- [2007-05-23 18:14]
Great shot, excelent POV and the colors are fabulous.
- Mitra (16)
- [2007-05-24 11:24]
What a impressive structure. I love to see Egypt.
Great shot with good details & colors. Well done.
- Viking (4383)
- [2007-05-26 0:26]
Strong and an eye-catching composition!
Good colour palette, nice contrasts...
Attractive artistic effect!
- Josine (4069)
- [2007-05-30 6:13]
John what a dream shot. Some day I hope to do the same and see this 'miracle of world format' myself!
- ed-lin (292)
- [2007-07-05 12:12]
hoi john en thanks! al miljoenen keren gefotografeerd maar toch steeds anders
die van jou is heel mooi!
groetjes aan j & y xxxxx
- mandieb (582)
- [2007-10-26 9:45]
Very cool picture. I like how the pyramid takes up almost the whole picture. I like the color of the sky. Great frame. TFS
- zumoduvas (3392)
- [2008-01-07 5:44]
Excellent image, very good details.