Richard White  

Petra by Richard White

November 2020 - Petra

November 2020 - Richard White

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November 2020 - Richard White

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November 2020 - Richard White

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About the Image(s)

To be posted in November 2020

Equipment: Camera: Canon Camera 5D Mark IV
Lens Canon EF 24-105mm , F/4 L IS USM
Tripod: Gitzo GT3542LS
Head Acreatech

Settings: F16, 1/50,1/160, 1/15, ISO 1600, Bracketed -0.33, -2, +1.33

Deion: Petra, Jordon

In November 2019 I traveled with friends to the Middle East; Egypt, Jordon and Israel. While in Jordon we visited Petra. It was a 1.5 mile walk down a 6 percent grade in a canyon with steep walls. The first building we saw is the one I have selected to show you. When you first see this building it is from a canyon with steep sides, so your first image of Petra is tall cliffs on both sides with this building between the cliffs. Very quickly you enter the canyon with lots of buildings. We spent a couple of hours walking and viewing the various buildings that had been carved in the walls. No cars are allowed in the canyon, except VIP’s.

I processed in Photomatix Pro 6.
Adjustments were Realistic, Strength 55, Tone Compression 0, Luminance 2.4, White Clip 6.2, Black Clip 4.3. Saturation 2.3, Temperature 0.0, Brightness -.07 and Opacity 9.

I finished processing in Photoshop with Dodging and Burning.

4 comments posted

Ron Clegg   Ron Clegg
It is amazing how all of this was done without power tools. The details in this image is very good. The steep canyon walls with the sky visually describe the difficulty in getting this set of images. Well done looking forward to seeing more of Petra.   Posted: 11/06/2020 07:44:42
Paul Moertl   Paul Moertl
Ron - I saw a program on PBS that went through the making of Petra to their best guess based on what is around there. They had some excellent engineers who made a pipeline 11 miles long to get water to the city. Unbelievable.   Posted: 11/20/2020 18:58:06

Don Poulton   Don Poulton
Well done, Richard. Your HDR treatment brought out all the colors and textures present in this image, and handled the contrast between sunlit and shade portions very well. Very sharp, except for the very highest parts of the building.   Posted: 11/20/2020 16:48:20

Paul Moertl   Paul Moertl
Nice angle and HDR and as Don said, sharp most of the way up.   Posted: 11/20/2020 18:59:32


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