Philae Temple near Aswan

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Comments (5)

Marilyn Whiteley on December 21, 2008

Thank you, Mira and Billy. I found the walls themselves fascinating, but not quite fascinating enough for a picture--until I saw the shadow!

Greetings from snowy Canada, Marilyn

Hank Waxman on December 26, 2008

I agree with you Marilyn. The image carries with it a lot of interesting elements - well worth staring at, and the shadow gives it an element that puts it in the field, not in a museum.

I'm enjoying your travels to the Middle East enormously.


Marilyn Whiteley on December 27, 2008

Thank you, Hank, for your affirmation. It has been a busy season, and I'm afraid I haven't done well keeping up with comments. I hope for quieter times ahead--and I hope that you are having a joyous and peaceful holiday season. Marioyn

skida on December 29, 2008

Great shot, Marilyn, and the shadow makes it. It is also an illustration of ancient politics, with some sections and figures having been deliberately hacked out. Fascinating.


Marilyn Whiteley on January 9, 2009

I'm very glad, Keith, that you recognized the meaning of the defaced sections. It is fascinating!


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 20, 2008
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Marilyn Whiteley
    • Taken on 2008/12/10 03:58:47
    • Exposure: 0.006s (1/160)
    • Focal Length: 8.59mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: -0.30 EV
    • No flash