desert bride (for avakian )
|Copyright: ERHAN EKEN (erhan1958)
|Date Taken: 2003-02-11|
|Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop|
|Date Submitted: 2009-11-18 2:08|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Palmyra (Arabic: تدمر Tadmor) was in ancient times an important city of central Syria, located in an oasis 215 km northeast of Damascus and 180 km southwest of the Euphrates at Deir ez-Zor. It has long been a vital caravan city for travellers crossing the Syrian desert and was known as the Bride of the Desert. The earliest documented reference to the city by its Semitic name Tadmor, Tadmur or Tudmur (which means "the town that repels" in Amorite and "the indomitable town" in Aramaic.) is recorded in Babylonian tablets found in Mari.|
Though the ancient site fell into disuse after the 16th century, it is still known as Tadmor in Arabic, and there is a newer town next to the ruins of the same name. The Palmyrenes constructed a series of large-scale monuments containing funerary art such as limestone slabs with human busts representing the deceased.
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This looks like an amazing place to visit!
I like your pov, using the r/h column to prevent the eyes slipping out of the shot at that side and using the line of decreasing columns to guide the gaze deeper into the shot.
It is really interesting to catch a glimpse of the other ruins between the columns.
Good light and nice textural details.
The columns have a little tilt so I have done a w/s for you to correct it. I hope you find it useful.
merhaba erhan abi .. naselsin :) cok tesekur :) really you surprise me this is so kind to post shot as a gift :) ... latly im not posting becasue i already brock my camera but i`ll back soon i`m thinking to have my 1st SLR camera :) ... so thanks again
great composition great blue sky tone ... thanks have great day ... Harout.