Jordan Valley – Jordan


sunset, light, valley, sun, jordan

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  • greenstone
    greenstonealmost 5 years ago

    id love to ask you how or why the sun is the shaped like a flower!!!!! an incredible shot!

  • Peter Hammer
    Peter Hammeralmost 5 years ago

    The sun is shaped like a flower because Helene used a small aperture and you get diffraction from the diagpragm hence also the slight rainbow effect in the star. Just close the aperture right down to as small as possible in a P&S or below f16 (f22 is good) in a dSLR. It works a treat and this is a lovely mystic image. I’d just get rid of the green reflection in the bottom (or add a few more with a lens flare filter might be even better)

  • Thank you Peter for this technical comment much clearer than would have been mine ! Actually I think the green UFO is what keeps this picture from looking like a completely typical boring sunset… ;-)

    – Hélène David-Cuny

  • greenstone
    greenstonealmost 5 years ago

    thank you for replying! personally,it is the green reflection in the bottom that makes this much more interesting for me! but then i am a colour fan! and named GREENstone!!!!!!!!

  • Thank you Greenstone, glad you like it indeed !

    – Hélène David-Cuny

  • Fred Mitchell
    Fred Mitchellalmost 5 years ago

    Very well done.

  • Thank you FailingMemory !

    – Hélène David-Cuny

  • BCImages
    BCImagesalmost 5 years ago


  • Thank you Steve !

    – Hélène David-Cuny

  • hologram
    hologramalmost 5 years ago

    A great capture of the searing heat of this wonderful place, I assume you visited Petra ?

  • Thanks h, actually it was a delightfully cool end of the day. Pictures can be so misleading… No Petra this time, I went there during another visit in Jordan some years ago and was told it is very much tourist spoilt now !

    – Hélène David-Cuny

  • clickinhistory
    clickinhistoryalmost 5 years ago

    the touch of green is almost like a heavenly reminder of how green this place once was, wonderful capture Helene

  • Thank you Richard, this place is surely very inspiring…

    – Hélène David-Cuny

  • Eyal Nahmias
    Eyal Nahmiasalmost 5 years ago

    Thanks for sharing with the Art of the Middle East group.

  • Thank you Eyal !

    – Hélène David-Cuny

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