Category Archives: Egypt

Icons of Egypt

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Egypt 1998 I used some of my plug-ins to add this golden sandstorm look to my photo. You’ve got to try to make your photo different even though there are millions of photos of these Egyptian icons. Plug-ins make that … Continue reading

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Pyramid Power

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Egypt 1998 Years ago there was a fad about the shape of a pyramid. Some people had the idea that the shape drew power from the cosmos or something like that. I didn’t really pay attention. When I was trying … Continue reading

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On the Nile

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Egypt 1998 Yesterday, I opened the notebook containing my black and white negatives from Egypt. I’d never noticed these boats (called feluccas in Arabic) on the Nile. I was pleased to find them. I shot this at a good time. The sun … Continue reading

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The Sphinx and the Pyramid

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Cairo, Egypt 1998 When you are trying to get your shot in a room full (or a desert full) of tourists, lift your camera until you no longer have the tourists in your viewfinder. Voila! A dramatic shot that seems … Continue reading

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Innocence

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Cairo 1998 Schoolgirls on their way home. How can you look at these beautiful little faces and not love them?  

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Al Azhar Mosque

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Cairo 1989 or thereabout I’ve said it before. It’s difficult to find a focal point in a mosque, especially one as large as the Al Azhar. Luckily, as we entered we came upon two men eating their lunch of feta … Continue reading

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Temple at Luxor

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Luxor, Egypt 1989 I walked the short distance to the temple in hopes of getting the sun’s first rays on the golden stone. Another photographer had beat me. He already had his tripod set up and had an Egyptian man wearing a … Continue reading

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Streets of Cairo

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Cairo, Egypt 1988 A heavy haze hung over the city when I shot this, but with Photoshop, I could make Cairo look as it should.  On the tops of many buildings are shacks where the poor live. Once while I … Continue reading

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The Nile at Dawn

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Luxor, Egypt 1989 This scene reminds me of the many mysteries written by Agatha Christie that take place in the middle east. I bought the Inspector Poirot series and I never tire of watching Death on the Nile or Appointment … Continue reading

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Past and Present

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Egypt 1998 Luxor Temple with Ramses We toured Egypt the year after the massacre of European tourists as they sat in their tour bus in Luxor. Tourists were scarce and the question on the lips of nearly every shopkeeper was, “Where are … Continue reading

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