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What can I do? Above Luxor Temple, Egypt Uploaded: 03/19/11 7:25 PM GMT

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As I wondered around Luxor Temple just a week ago, there was sense of desperation on the part of the Egyptian people. They want freedom, they need tourists and above all they need money. They can't win though, if they hassle the tourists, they loose their freedom, the tourists stay away and they don't spend. I looked up above the temple walls which have have been cleared of sand revealing the ancient Temple. Above it stands a Mosque. This man looked down on the tourists, "What can I do?"


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::SEFA
11/12/08 7:08 PM GMT
Thank you so much for the wonderful comment on "Winter Evening Light", I really appreciate it a lot!
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.rozem061
11/12/08 7:08 PM GMT
..... if you want to know more about it.....))

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Well, 'David Frieslander' (typical Dutch name !) if you like
some more to know about this place you can 'google'
for 'Hoge der A, Groningen'!
Thanks for stopping by!
Regards!
John
Reflections
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****Sorry' I'm not a member of the "TREACLE CLUB" ! ***
::tigger3
11/12/08 11:59 PM GMT
Hi David, Thanks so much for the very kind words on "Here Then Gone Now"
I appreciate your stopping by. =^..^= sandi ♪

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Nature in all her glory is my uplift on life and so is my love of photography. ♪ ♫ ♪sandi ♪ ♫ ♪
.eevans2
11/13/08 4:34 PM GMT
thanks fot the comment on lightning im glad you liked it
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::tigger3
11/15/08 12:15 AM GMT
"Morning Hues"
Thanks for the wonderful comment.
=^..^= sandi ♪
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Nature in all her glory is my uplift on life and so is my love of photography. ♪ ♫ ♪sandi ♪ ♫ ♪
::_SNAPDRAGON_
11/16/08 11:46 AM GMT
G'day David, big thanks for your thoughtful feedback on "Red Reeds," I never really thought of it looking like something climbing out of a cooking pot but I certainly do now:) Cheers, Kelcey.
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.ames311
11/17/08 1:39 AM GMT
Hey David,
thanks for the comment on Red skies
I touched it up a little bit, but it mainly still looks like the sunset I really saw.

amy
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Life is like a hour glass glued to the table...
::verenabloo
11/17/08 8:06 AM GMT
David, I just wanted to give you a huge thank you for the comments you've made about my latest photos. It's nice getting to know you and see what you think about the pictures. I'll be looking forward to more, and to your photos as well. Verena
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Cherish all your happy moments: they make a fine cushion for any age.
::Toto_san
11/17/08 8:11 PM GMT
thank you for the kind comment on 'downtown toronto - part 3'.
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For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, His eternal power and Godhead;... Rom 1:20
.zunazet
11/18/08 1:27 AM GMT
Thanks David for the complement on UWantIt?1 .
The light off the wheel was so bright the bright blue sky came out almost black! But like you said it made a strong image. Thanks again.
DP
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"Democracy can only survive in a society where the people are motivated by love and respect for others, and a desire to reach out for something better."
::danika
11/18/08 4:54 AM GMT
Hi David ... Many thanks for your kind words on "Searching". Yes, the egret found what it was searching for & then flew off. I appreciate you stopping by. Sherree
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Best wide-angle lens? Two steps backward. Look for the 'ah-ha'. Ernest Haas
.teal07
11/18/08 5:29 PM GMT
Thank you for commenting on "Fungus"!
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.ames311
11/19/08 12:03 AM GMT
Thanks for the comment on another gull.
I know it lacks color, but I was kind of going for that look, it was a gloomy day on the beach anyways and didnt feel like making it look like something it wasnt.


Amy :)
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Life is like a hour glass glued to the table...
.zunazet
11/19/08 3:12 AM GMT
Hey David, Thanks the complements on UWantIt?2 . I am attempting to focus on simple details that make an impact. Close cropping is also eliminating unwanted reflections of the parking lot around the car. Thanks again. I really appreciate your critiques.
DP
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"Democracy can only survive in a society where the people are motivated by love and respect for others, and a desire to reach out for something better."
::casechaser
11/19/08 5:38 PM GMT
David, thank you for adding me as a friend and for your kind comment on "Goldenpath Too." ~~ John
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.babak2006
11/19/08 10:08 PM GMT
I like your pictures. The give a nice impression of India.
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.zunazet
11/20/08 3:23 AM GMT
Hey David. Thanks for the complements on Winters Edge .
I appreciate it.
DP
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"Democracy can only survive in a society where the people are motivated by love and respect for others, and a desire to reach out for something better."
::casechaser
11/20/08 5:58 PM GMT
Hi David, many thanks for you very nice comment on "Road to Alfheimr." ~~ John
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.fra99y
11/20/08 6:54 PM GMT
Thankyou so much for your comment on Waterdrop 2...
Hopefully when i have uploaded some more of these shots i will do a tutorial in the forum for anyone interested... But i did my research on water drop photography via google :)
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Please swing on by and check out my Gallery .
.zunazet
11/22/08 12:47 AM GMT
Thanks for the high praise and fave on leaving soon . Your critiques are appreciated.
DP
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"Democracy can only survive in a society where the people are motivated by love and respect for others, and a desire to reach out for something better."
.zunazet
11/23/08 1:55 AM GMT
Thanks for the comments on UWantIt?#3 . I was going for an exaggerated feel to the angle but it probably would look better at something like a 30 degree angle rather than the 45 it's at now. Thanks for expressing your doubt, feel free to tell it like it is. I love constructive criticism. It helps me see the things I may have missed. :)
DP
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.89037
11/23/08 10:19 AM GMT
Hi David! Thank you very much for your nice words on "Waddensea sunset"!..greatly appreciated!..:)
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Adriana....:)
.shahzeb
11/25/08 6:50 AM GMT
Hi!

Thanks for your kind comments on "Esplanade Night View - Wide Screen". They are very much appreciated. I'm glad you liked the image, thanks for "faving" it :)

Cheers,
Shahzeb
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"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man." -- George Bernard Shaw
::verenabloo
11/25/08 8:05 AM GMT
Hi David, I can well understand when people don't truly care for abstracts or manipulations, but I have such fun trying these things out. I do appreciate very much your comments and it feels good to know you do still enjoy them. Verena
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Cherish all your happy moments: they make a fine cushion for any age.
::casechaser
11/25/08 12:41 AM GMT
Hi David. Thanks again for commenting on one of my pictures, "Asteroidea In Gold and Green." ~~ John
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::Toto_san
11/27/08 9:38 PM GMT
Many thanks for your kind comment on 'Austria 2'.
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For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, His eternal power and Godhead;... Rom 1:20
::casechaser
11/29/08 9:00 PM GMT
Hi David and thanks for the kind words on "Gregory the 13th's 10th." Our Gregorian calendar was named after Pope Gregory XIII. The 10th refers to the tenth month on that calendar, October. And, David, that is when this picture was taken. lol. ~~ John
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.zunazet
11/30/08 3:50 PM GMT
Thanks David, for taking the time to look at BreakTime. It was a very casual shot. I had no access to the room at all. I took the shot through a window. That said, your thought about the light being on the chair is on the money I think. That is just the kind of input I am looking for on this one. If I could have recognized that when I was there I could have waited for the light to move. It probably would have hit the chair just right 15minutes later.
Thanks
DP.
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::casechaser
11/30/08 8:35 PM GMT
I hope I did. Thanks David for your thoughts on "Angels Watching Over." ~~ John
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::fogz
12/01/08 10:02 PM GMT
Hi David, many thanks for the comments on the El Badi Palace photograph - glad you enjoyed it. I will post a couple more from the palace soon.
Patti
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..thanking you in advance for your comments. Please know that all your comments are appreciated....." Live well, love much, laugh often!" .... mygallery
::casechaser
12/02/08 2:33 PM GMT
David, thanks for you comment and your honesty on "The Peer View." It is not one of my favorites, either. I have had it my "Caedes" folder (my place on my computer where I put photos for consideration) for some time. I have endured a love/hate relationship with it and finally decided to see how it would compare thru others' eyes. ~~ John
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.zunazet
12/04/08 1:29 AM GMT
Profile.
You quacked me up. lol. Thanks for the complements. A tighter crop would look good! I don't usually do frames. I usually don't care for them on others work so I tend not to do them. The "mistake?" here would be trying to post in desktop size rather than letting the art dictate the size and shape. Thanks for the complements and suggestions. Always appreciated!
DP
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.zunazet
12/06/08 2:12 AM GMT
Thanks for the critique on Night Shift David. I agree with your assessment of the image and appreciate all the thought and time you put in to actually critiquing my work. It is so much more valuable than just commenting. Thanks again.
DP
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::casechaser
12/08/08 12:49 AM GMT
Hi David and thanks for your comments on "Front Row." ~~ John
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.Sugafox128
12/08/08 1:54 PM GMT
Thank you for your comment on All Tied Up. I appreciate it. Thanks ^_^!
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The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box. Henri Cartier-Bresson
::verenabloo
12/09/08 12:21 AM GMT
Hello David, I truly appreciate and enjoy your many many comments about my postings. IT means a lot to know someone really "looks" and makes comments...thank you sooo much. Verena
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Cherish all your happy moments: they make a fine cushion for any age.
::casechaser
12/09/08 7:49 PM GMT
Hi David and thanks for your comment on 'Stone Cold Day." ~~ John
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::casechaser
12/11/08 9:07 PM GMT
David, thank you for your comment on "Perspective." ~~ John
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::casechaser
12/13/08 12:52 AM GMT
Hi David and thank you for your encouragement on "Progress." My first picture ever to make the permanent gallery was an art piece (The City) that I posted more than a year ago. It never did well in the C-index, but now has over 2300 downloads. If you get a chance, take a look at it and let me know what you think. I value your opinion. ~~ John
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::casechaser
12/15/08 1:58 PM GMT
Hi David and thank you for the comment and the fav'd on "The Red Door." ~~ John
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::casechaser
12/16/08 5:34 PM GMT
Hi David and thanks for commenting on "Harbor View At Lunchtime." ~~ John
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::casechaser
12/17/08 11:42 PM GMT
Many thanks David for your kind words on "Harmony of Color and Motion." ~~ John
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.Bettan
12/19/08 11:47 PM GMT
Thanx David for the kind words about The Bubble, very much appreciated.
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::casechaser
12/30/08 1:51 PM GMT
Thanks, David, for taking a look at “Visit to the Left Hemisphere.” I wish you a very happy and prosperous 2009. ~~ John
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