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This is another photo that I have digitally manipulated to improve it! Please see my other pics from Egypt in my gallery to show the problem I had.

I have changed the colour,brightness and cropped it. I staighten the horizon line in the distance where you can see the tower blocks and skyscrapers of Cairo. The pyramids are actually standing on a slight incline.

Also I have cloned out[using photoshop limited edition] a very ugly kiosk or shed that was on the left side of the road near the carriages and distracted the eye.

To give you an idea of the layout of Giza you follow the road to the other side of the pyramids and at the bottom of the hill you come to the sphinx. My first picture shows the sphinx with the largest pyramid in the centre of this picture and the 2nd one with the smaller pyramid on the right of this photo.

I would be very grateful for any advice and comments as I want to improve my photography!

Camera:Nikon Coolpix L1 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:n/a
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Great Pyramids of Giza
Username:RosaB RosaB
Uploaded:24 Apr 2007 - 12:54 PM
Tags:Architecture, Cairo, Desert, Digitally manipulated, Egypt, Giza, Great pyramids of giza, Landscape / travel, Pyramid, Pyramids
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JohnEW
JohnEW  7
24 Apr 2007 - 5:07 PM

This makes a pleasing composition. I like the way you can see the city between the pyramids. My only criticism is the rather plain foreground & the absence of anything (e.g. humans) to show the impressive scale of the structures. Perhaps those are vehicles on the road, but they are too small to judge their size. I'm sure a larger reproduction than here would work better.
John

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RosaB
RosaB  761 forum posts Greece2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Apr 2007 - 1:26 PM

Thankyou John for your advice and encouragement. The vehicles you can see are the traditional horse-drawn carriages you see everywhere in Egypt so are quite large! I agree a larger reproduction is better but if you look very carefully at the small dots,on the brow of the hill, halfway between the road and the smaller pyramid these are actually more carriages and camels so you can get a better idea of the scale of the pyramids!
Unfortunately the people are all on the other side of the pyramids where the entrance to the underground chamber is situated.
Rosalie

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Paul_cats
Paul_cats e2 Member 861 forum postsPaul_cats vcard Scotland22 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2007 - 8:35 AM

Like the aspect and the city in the bg.
Paul

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2007 - 12:12 PM

I really like this composition. The view to the distant villages makes it especially nice. This is a perspective that is not often seen when photos of the pyramids are taken. This really puts them in place in their surroundings. Well done!

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tj
tj ePHOTOzine Staff 111945 forum poststj vcard England
27 Apr 2007 - 10:03 AM

Hi Rosalie

How amazing to get all 3 pyramids in one shot!

Lovely colours and interesting angle.

Tracey
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8141 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2007 - 2:25 PM

love this one Rosalie! well manipulated

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KenJ
KenJ  7
29 May 2007 - 8:05 AM

Great shot!

Ken

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djmaz
djmaz  731 forum posts
17 Jun 2007 - 9:52 PM

that is a grate shot it looks fun was it hot well
done ceep i up

from callum

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RosaB
RosaB  761 forum posts Greece2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2007 - 7:25 AM

Thanks everyone for your comments and advice!
It wasn't too hot there Callum because we went in February. It was about 28c but in the summer it can go up to 45c! It was a marvellous holiday and you must go their one day!
Rosalie

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spanner99
spanner99  8
20 Jul 2007 - 10:33 AM

this picture is really nice Smile great shot

xx

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RosaB
RosaB  761 forum posts Greece2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2007 - 8:01 AM

Thanks Steph!
Rosalie

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S_Boulding
3 Aug 2007 - 10:00 AM

Gogeous, like teh city behind, those pyramids must have been quite a site.

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RosaB
RosaB  761 forum posts Greece2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2007 - 10:52 AM

Thankyou Sarah!
Yes they were a wonderful sight you have to see them to appreciate their size!
Rosalie

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Marian
Marian  962 forum posts England
4 Jan 2008 - 4:21 PM

I agree, the size is somthing that your not prepared for. Well taken, the long crop has worked well.
Marian

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