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Unloved Photo of the Month

A photo taken in the town of Kaifeng, China.   Originally taken on colour negative film and scanned into the computer for some subtle Photoshop refinement. Doorway and bird cages, Kaifeng, China. Published on the last day of each month, the “Unloved photo” highlights a previously ignored image drawn from my archives. This photograph is part of the China image gallery. ~KD.

Pyramid and sky, Giza, Egypt.

In ancient times these pyramids were covered in polished white limestone and would have been dazzling, reflecting the sunlight. Over the years the limestone has weathered away, been broken/damaged by earthquakes, or deliberately removed.

Pyramids in sepia

Some of the pyramids are believed to have been built over a period of about 20 years and would have required a workforce of as many as 200,000 people.

The Old Cataract Hotel, Aswan, Egypt

It’s said that Agatha Christie wrote “Death on the Nile” whilst staying there and a film based on the novel was shot there in the 1970s.

Secrets of the Pharaohs

hieroglyphics carved in stone millennia ago still visible today,  but what do they mean? 

Nile River reflections.

The River Nile near Aswan, Egypt, and the water gives a near-perfect golden metallic reflection.

Valley of the Queens, Luxor, Egypt

all shots were handheld, but with the low speed of the flight and all the elements of the image being distant, compiling the shots necessary for a panoramic was possible.

The Lone Cyclist, Luxor.

a testament to the extraordinary technical capability of modern digital cameras

Felucca

Felucca twilight, Aswan, Egypt

A felucca sails down the River Nile by the town of Aswan, a scene repeated for thousands of years.

The shopfront, Cairo

brightly coloured, elegant,  figures and the somewhat drab,  crumpled,  appearance of the man provide for an interesting juxtaposition.

Cyclo driver

Cyclo driver in profile

Illustrating the value of compositing in photography.

Shepherd's hut

Shepherd’s hut and Dhaulagiri, Nepal.

Photographing a grand landscape it pays to pause and carefully consider the compositional possibilities

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