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Writing with Light

Lighting the Tomb

I have a backlog of images that still need to be processed and as I started to go back to those I realized that there are still a number of images from my trip to Israel and Jordan that still require my attention. This is an image from a tomb in Petra.

It was so dark as we entered the tomb but also a welcome relief from the scorching sun. When I turn around to face the entrance I just came in from there was this beautiful beam of sunlight coming in from an opening high up. I shot 3 brackets to get the full dynamic range of the scene. After making some small adjustments in Lightroom 5 I processed the brackets in Photomatix and then brought it back into LR5 for some additional adjustments to the highlights and shadows.

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Petra, Jordan, The Treasury, monument, travel, tomb, sunbeam

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23 responses

  1. Len

    That ray of light is stellar Edith. Lovely capture.

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    November 12, 2014 at 7:39 am

  2. Great ! 🙂

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    November 12, 2014 at 7:42 am

  3. Terrific image–it evokes so many stories.

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    November 12, 2014 at 7:49 am

  4. Superb! 🙂

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    November 12, 2014 at 8:25 am

  5. A wonderful minimalist shot – the type of experience that makes one gasp.

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    November 12, 2014 at 5:29 pm

  6. What fantastic light you’ve captured here, Edith.

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    November 12, 2014 at 7:56 pm

  7. Stunning shot.

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    November 12, 2014 at 9:32 pm

  8. Like streak of light that goes down along the wall to the floor
    Good captured

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    November 13, 2014 at 3:23 am

  9. Awesome use of light Edith, very nice

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    November 13, 2014 at 6:46 pm

  10. Magnificent light in this, Edith! Very nicely done.

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    November 13, 2014 at 8:29 pm

  11. LB

    Talk about being in the right place at the right time! The light and sun is perfect and you’ve captured it as only you can

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    November 14, 2014 at 7:29 am

  12. Beautifully minimalist but at the same time telling so much. Lovely image!

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    November 15, 2014 at 4:38 am

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