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by Fahd
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Photo Info
UploadedAugust 17, 2009
TakenJune 28, 2009
ModelCanon EOS 40D
Exposure1/320 sec at f/13
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length20 mm

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This was taken in what is now called Islamic Cairo. Though the people have changed and Cairo has expanded and modernized, there remains at the metropolis' heart the remnants of an ancient city. Here the roads are still narrow and curving, pedestrians flow in and out of countless street markets, and carts outnumber cars ten times to one. This entire scene plays itself out over and over again amidst this faded architecture, which now stands as a testament to a distant, almost forgotten past.
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70 responses

  • Harry Maconeil

    Harry Maconeil said (17 Aug 2009):

    this is a lovely simple picture ,well constracted, very good perspective,and you 'well i) just want to be there and let time pass love it

  • Jonathan Spencer

    Jonathan Spencer gave props (17 Aug 2009):

    The architectural elements of this picture are incredible. This is from a world I do not know. Unfortunately for me, it reminds me of either Prince of Persia or Aladdin, was this taken in Sepia?

  • Martin E. Morris

    Martin E. Morris (Deleted) gave props (17 Aug 2009):

    This really is a most beautiful image.Perfect colours and composition.Great subject too and perfect for the theme!!!

  • Fahd

    Fahd said (17 Aug 2009):

    Thank you all.

    @Jonathan, you made me smile - if this shot had been after dark, I'd have named this the 1001 nights or some such thing. No, did not shoot in sepia - I warmed the image up in post-production later.

  • Valérie Desrochers

    Valérie Desrochers said (17 Aug 2009):

    Beautifull! It looks like a movie shot

  • Prasanna Kundu

    Prasanna Kundu gave props (17 Aug 2009):

    Amazing! Fantastic! Marvelous! Terefic! A-W-E-S-O-M-E !!!!!!!!!! Great play of light & shadow!

  • Ikhlef A.

    Ikhlef A. said (17 Aug 2009):

    The forms create a wonderful world completed by a lovely shadow. Great.

  • diana

    diana (Deleted) gave props (17 Aug 2009):

    i love the architecture and shadows!

  • Abid Changazi

    Abid Changazi gave props (18 Aug 2009):

    Awesome photo, perfect time to shot, excellent comparission of the model with the architectural building. excellent.

  • Thomas Berryhill

    Thomas Berryhill gave props (18 Aug 2009):

    The lines are very striking. This would make a good B+W, but is also good in sepia. The color cast adds warmth which draws the viewer in. Very good work.

  • Alejandro González

    Alejandro González gave props (18 Aug 2009):

    que hermosa fotografia, te felicito !!!!

  • Jessica

    Jessica said (19 Aug 2009):

    This is beautiful! Where is it?

  • Ib Corneliussen Nielsen

    Ib Corneliussen Nielsen gave props (20 Aug 2009):

    Great shot. Fine colors, lines and patterns

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (22 Aug 2009):

    Love this composition, the framing, colour, and shadows are magnificent, what a great shot..

  • Nancy Konipol

    Nancy Konipol gave props (24 Aug 2009):

    Wow this is amazing!

  • Bruce Baker

    Bruce Baker   gave props (2 Sep 2009):

    Wonderful dof. Excellent shading.

  • Tarek Daouk

    Tarek Daouk said (2 Sep 2009):

    beautiful shot .. where did you take it?

  • Miachelle DePiano

    Miachelle DePiano (Deleted) said (3 Sep 2009):

    Gorgeous shot! It could have been a really overwhelming shot with al the lines, but it's really a fantastic shot! Well done!

  • Cindy

    Cindy said (6 Sep 2009):

    Beautiful shot. love it

  • Fahd

    Fahd said (6 Sep 2009):

    Thank you all for your kind words. As per request, I've added information about the picture.

  • 'nita Jean

    'nita Jean said (6 Sep 2009):

    Not only is this an incredible is PERFECT for the category. It feels the days when camera's first came to the world. Very nostalgic! Nice! You have a great eye for beauty. Wow!

  • Dejan Stojanovic

    Dejan Stojanovic gave props (7 Sep 2009):

    Great !!!

  • Mykola Swarnyk

    Mykola Swarnyk gave props (7 Sep 2009):


  • Antje Woolum

    Antje Woolum (Deleted) gave props (7 Sep 2009):

    Simply beautiful, amazing architectur...

  • Cammie Hodges

    Cammie Hodges gave props (8 Sep 2009):

    very beautiful shot! great composition and color. voted!

  • Jill Pendley

    Jill Pendley gave props (9 Sep 2009):

    Great all the lines and

  • Kathleen Mercado

    Kathleen Mercado (Deleted) said (10 Sep 2009):

    Perfect for the theme. A beautiful photo that pulls at the heartstrings. It would have felt nostalgic to me even without the description. Wonderful vote for sure!:)

  • Steven Maguire

    Steven Maguire gave props (11 Sep 2009):

    Excellent capture!!!!

  • Carlos Aviles

    Carlos Aviles (Deleted) said (12 Sep 2009):

    Great shot. My vote. The caption really helps to appreciate it.

  • Alexandru Iedu

    Alexandru Iedu gave props (12 Sep 2009):

    More than impressive photography ... my vote.

  • Turki Al- Fassam

    Turki Al- Fassam gave props (13 Sep 2009):

    Got my vote! I love it~

  • Maraguetto

    Maraguetto gave props (14 Sep 2009):

    Voted. It is a visually powerful image. You have to stare at it for a while

  • Eric Sayah

    Eric Sayah gave props (15 Sep 2009):

    Great stuff - my vote

  • Desiree Adams

    Desiree Adams gave props (18 Sep 2009):

    Beautiful lighting and shadows! You get my vote!

  • Johanna Austin

    Johanna Austin gave props (18 Sep 2009):


  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (19 Sep 2009):

    Beautifully photographed, love the intricate architecture, the shadows and the silhouette of the woman looking out to this magnificent site!......(voted)


    PINAKI SARKAR gave props (20 Sep 2009):

    great shot. nice composition.

  • Kathleen Struckle

    Kathleen Struckle (Deleted) gave props (21 Sep 2009):

    Beautiful voted.

  • Hannah MItchell

    Hannah MItchell gave props (22 Sep 2009):

    This is beautiful, wonderful composition

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (23 Sep 2009):

    So...beautiful. Really love the light, patterns, lone figure, and especially the way you captured the look and feel of the past. Wish I could vote more than once.

  • Ain Lim

    Ain Lim (Deleted) said (24 Sep 2009):

    this is beautiful :)

    totally RAD! =)

  • Mary Costa

    Mary Costa gave props (24 Sep 2009):

    The colors, shadows, and composition in this are incredible. Lovely!

  • Bryan Blaisdell

    Bryan Blaisdell gave props (24 Sep 2009):

    Instant favorite! Great work!

  • alexander palomo

    alexander palomo said (28 Sep 2009):

    .......Great composition,......carefully executed.Cheers!

  • Trandafir Alexandru

    Trandafir Alexandru said (4 Oct 2009):

    this is so unreal, very nice, voted

  • Eye Trigger

    Eye Trigger gave props (6 Oct 2009):

    simply greatfyl. great shot Mr. fahd. Rad it

  • Nina Pak

    Nina Pak said (6 Oct 2009):

    beautiful and mysterious

  • Meg Vehement

    Meg Vehement gave props (6 Oct 2009):

    gnarly dude, this is insaneeeee

  • Joy McCalla

    Joy McCalla gave props (6 Oct 2009):

    Voted yea! Great shot!

  • Panico Olivier

    Panico Olivier (Deleted) gave props (7 Oct 2009):

    love the colors tone! great shot. i vote

  • Chua Siew Peng(cherlyn)

    Chua Siew Peng(cherlyn) said (9 Oct 2009):

    Very well interpreted in spia toes. Love the light & shadows here too.

  • Lisa Starling

    Lisa Starling gave props (11 Oct 2009):

    Beautiful!! Very nice composition! Voted!!

  • Asem Sheshtawy

    Asem Sheshtawy gave props (16 Oct 2009):

    great perspective. Reminds me of when i was 6, and in Cairo for the first time.

  • Amanda Baker

    Amanda Baker gave props (19 Oct 2009):

    Speachless- everything I have always wanted t capture.

  • Donna Weston

    Donna Weston gave props (22 Oct 2009):

    Beautiful, also voted!

  • Chris Prestel

    Chris Prestel gave props (24 Oct 2009):

    beautiful; so many great elements to this photo.

  • Wael AlSulaimani.

    Wael AlSulaimani. said (26 Oct 2009):

    Great work by all means ,congratulations!

  • Danny K

    Danny K (Deleted) gave props (5 Nov 2009):

    wonderful, has my vote

  • Thomas KHO

    Thomas KHO said (9 Nov 2009):

    I voted for it!

    Excellent capture!!!

  • Olga Shangina

    Olga Shangina said (12 Nov 2009):

    that's beautiful

  • Julianna Szepesi

    Julianna Szepesi gave props (27 Nov 2009):


  • Jean Pierre Vacherot

    Jean Pierre Vacherot (Deleted) gave props (6 Dec 2009):

    My vote again

  • Sara Knick

    Sara Knick gave props (20 Jan 2010):

    Great framing and detail in the scene!

  • Robin Lerios

    Robin Lerios said (21 Jan 2010):

    Gorgeous in many ways!

  • Tina Wichmann

    Tina Wichmann gave props (22 Jan 2010):

    Great photo

  • Leanne Silva

    Leanne Silva gave props (5 Feb 2010):

    Lovely patterns!

  • Richard Hafner

    Richard Hafner (Deleted) gave props (22 Mar 2010):

    love all the angles

  • Toha Al Jufry

    Toha Al Jufry said (26 Apr 2010):


    where is it? amazin mosque...

  • Sophie Huysentruyt

    Sophie Huysentruyt gave props (29 Apr 2010):

    Saudade -- fantastic!

  • Muhammad Qurban

    Muhammad Qurban gave props (18 Jul 2010):

    really amazing eyes view well done

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