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January 14, 2010
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NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D90
Shutter Speed
10/6400 second
Aperture
F/9.0
Focal Length
18 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Dec 23, 2009, 10:23:31 AM
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Eternity by Daywish Eternity by Daywish
2009, December.
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This is a phenomenal shot. I've never been to the pyramids, but this takes me there. Most pictures I've seen of the pyramids try to fill the frame with a single pyramid. By putting all of these in the picture at once, I am confronted with a more profound sense of the size of these monuments. Quite frankly, it's a little frightening.

The photo is well framed. The foreground takes up 2/3rds of the picture, but is filled with nothing but the sand and rocks of the desert. These fade into the middle ground, where the pyramids are perched just on the horizon line, allowing the viewer to see their stunning profiles fully. I like how the sharp angular rocks dissolve into the stylized curve of the hill and triangles of the pyramids. Eventually, the colors just become a gradient wash into the sky.

The pyramids are slightly faded, which keeps this from being a postcard-ready photo. With the atmospheric depth the pyramids look more real, however.

The colors are great in this as well. The complimentary blue and orange, mostly in muted values show a contrast between where the viewer stands, and the infinity of the sky.

The photo is aptly titled. I can't help but think about time as I see the sands of the desert, the weathered pyramids, and the eternal sky. I begin to see what the builders of the pyramids might have been trying to do in order to live beyond their own mortality, their own flat earth. This photograph is mind-opening.
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:iconmisguided-ghost1612:
Misguided-Ghost1612 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
OMG i have stood where you took this picture!
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:icondaywish:
Daywish Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
:D :highfive:
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:iconjoergjohannmueller:
JoergJohannMueller Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice vie. Wonderful!
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:icondaywish:
Daywish Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Thank you very much!
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:iconjoergjohannmueller:
JoergJohannMueller Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome!
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:iconloganb44:
LoganB44 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Now that is a unique image! I was like... hold the phone are those pyramids! I really like the foreground. Good addition to the image. very nicely composed!
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:icondaywish:
Daywish Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Thank you very much for the compliments.
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:iconravenlael:
ravenlael Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Student General Artist
wow... those buildings always give impression that it is not from here -_-". very good photographed! = )
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:icondaywish:
Daywish Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
Thank you so much!
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:icontrinit94:
Trinit94 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Student Photographer
cool!
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:icondaywish:
Daywish Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
Thanks ;)
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:iconashram77:
ashram77 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Phenomenal!
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:icondaywish:
Daywish Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
Thank you very much.
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:iconmrsandmangr:
MrSandmanGR Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
Yeah, the critique is right. You don't see often photos with all the pyramids together.
And yours is taken nicely.
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:icondaywish:
Daywish Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
Thank you so much. It's a great place to take photos, of course.
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:iconmrsandmangr:
MrSandmanGR Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
Indeed. Keep on.
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:iconflux010:
Flux010 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
wow its awesome :D i live there but i never imagined that they are this cool :D
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:icondaywish:
Daywish Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
:D Thank you.
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:iconvega-vega:
Vega-Vega Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I still want to go there! Great shot!
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:icondaywish:
Daywish Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
It's a great place (: Thank you!
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:iconvega-vega:
Vega-Vega Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome :D
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:iconloriele:
Loriele Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Student General Artist
Nice shot- I like how you've kept the subject off in the distance :)
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:icondaywish:
Daywish Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
Thank you very much :)
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:iconlady-kl:
Lady-KL Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It must have been awesome to be in their very presence!
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:icondaywish:
Daywish Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
I'm very happy that I had an opportunity to see Egypt with my own eyes.
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:iconlocked-inside:
locked-inside Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
Beautiful shot. Love the title.
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:icondaywish:
Daywish Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
Thank you so much.
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:iconjdlandolt:
jdlandolt Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
Totally awesome! :)

:sun:
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:icondaywish:
Daywish Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
Thank you, Jeff :highfive:
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:iconlostimages:
LostImages Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
I like the title.. nice photo. A special place.. :nod:
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:icondaywish:
Daywish Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
Thank you (:
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:iconlostimages:
LostImages Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
You are welcome. :)
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:iconinebriantia:
Inebriantia Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Professional Photographer
Amazing photo! :)

Fav! :hug:
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:icondaywish:
Daywish Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
Thank you :glomp:
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:iconr-b:
R-B Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010   Digital Artist
beautiful shot
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:icondaywish:
Daywish Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
Thank you.
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:iconalfiriel:
alfiriel Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
Awww... they are sooo impressive! :heart:
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:icondaywish:
Daywish Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010
An amazing place indeed.
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:iconmici-mimi:
mici-mimi Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
God just amazin i was there too in july O.O i leaved there my heart, i wanna come back XD great shoot ;)
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:icondaywish:
Daywish Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
I hope you'll be able to visit the place again soon :)
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:iconpunkyitz:
punkyitz Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:bulletred:I love it
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:icondaywish:
Daywish Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
Thank you!
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:iconkestlovas:
Kestlovas Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
wow. Great things by great people
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:icondaywish:
Daywish Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
:highfive:
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:iconommonika:
ommonika Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
velnias kaip gražu! ir vis tiek, nuotrauka tikriausiai neperteikia gyvo įspūdžio. nors Egiptas jau labai nuvalkiotas ir nors ir nebuvus, bet iš milijono pasakojimų jaučiuosi kaip buvus, vis tiek noriu ten nuvykti:) pavydžiu tau, kad turi galimybę taip dažnai keliauti!
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:icondaywish:
Daywish Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
Žinai, kai pats ten esi, tai visai kas kita, nei klausytis ar nuotraukas žiūrėti, tikrai ne veltui tau norisi ten apsilankyti:)
Aš irgi labai džiaugiuosi, kad galiu pakeliauti. Kažkada, kai baigiau mokslus, galvojau, kam žmogui pinigai, ir nusprendžiau, kad man tai kelionėms :)
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:iconommonika:
ommonika Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
ir, manau, visai teisingai nusprendei! :sun:
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:icongoogoolini:
googoolini Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
oh beautiful! you can feel the weight of time when you look at them...

also, I am insanely jealous right now.
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:icondaywish:
Daywish Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
But I'm sure you can visit Egypt if you want :)
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:icongoogoolini:
googoolini Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
*sigh*
yes, someday... But I'm still jealous! :P
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