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January 14, 2010
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Make
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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Misguided-Ghost1612 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
OMG i have stood where you took this picture!
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Daywish Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
:D :highfive:
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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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JoergJohannMueller Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome!
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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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Daywish Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Thank you very much for the compliments.
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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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Trinit94 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Student Photographer
cool!
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