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Photo "Phantom"

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This photo was taken while going down the Moses Mountain. When I came there it was totally dark, … about midnight. As soon as I passed the monastery of St. Catharine, … strange noise was all around me. You can’t see anything and you can feel someone is there. So finally, I turned on my flashlight , … and there they were, … camels!!! At first I thought it was some kind of beast ;-)
But, they are so cute and gentle. Nevertheless, I think there should be no camels, … and if people want to climb the mountain they should do it with their own legs. What is the point of reaching the holy place, .. if you are sitting on animals back? You should feel the coldness of rocks and their sharp edges, … and you should go there alone,…. and to see it is not easy at all. 
Sun 18 Mar 2007 12:23
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Roberto Palladini Roberto Palladini #1 Sun 18 Mar 2007 12:32

Beautiful capture, great shadow. Congrats

Svetlana M Svetlana M #2 Sun 18 Mar 2007 13:24

Interesting shadow.

zhenghaoming zhenghaoming #3 Sun 18 Mar 2007 13:53

interesting shadow.

Avraham Koloyarski Avraham Koloyarski #4 Sun 18 Mar 2007 14:20

Superb!!!Great Work Done Here!!!

remi aerts remi aerts #5 Sun 18 Mar 2007 14:29

well seen

Jose CalvinHo Jose CalvinHo #6 Sun 18 Mar 2007 14:36

The contrast shadow/camel, the color of background, the sharpness, the composition. I like this photo very much!

mircea grumaz mircea grumaz #7 Sun 18 Mar 2007 14:38

lovely shot. nice with this shadow... good day

Aleksej Patlakh Aleksej Patlakh #8 Sun 18 Mar 2007 14:56

Интересный сюжет,Нада!

silvia marmori silvia marmori #9 Sun 18 Mar 2007 16:31

so well observed.. the shadows and figure, the good tones..
an excellent shot, dear Nada..
about using camels.. it is so hard that climb..i get your point, sure! ... but i saw some people of age, using them.. also some sick.. they loose the feeling, of stones, but at least, they reach that magic top..
for those just lazy.. i DO agree with you! smile
kiss and a great Sunday, my friend!

Nada Vujanic Nada Vujanic #12 Sun 18 Mar 2007 16:59

Oh, Sil, ... I saw older people walking, I saw invalids, barely walking, .... but they were trying. On the camels were cute girls with make-up!!! I was climbing with older married couple... and both of them has weight problem, ... but they made it!
The most amazing scene was a young Russian guy with small baby in his arms. I guess he is young and strong, ... but to climb with child in your hands is not easy, especially with temperature below zero.
Best wishes and big kiss wink

Jorge Rosa Jorge Rosa #10 Sun 18 Mar 2007 16:54

Nice composition and tones, good work!

luquesio melo luquesio melo #13 Sun 18 Mar 2007 21:07

Excelent shot, Nada!
I think you used your eyes, your brain and your heart...
Very well seen and captured.
Kind regards.

Joaquim Simoes Joaquim Simoes #14 Sun 18 Mar 2007 21:23

Beautiful composition! Those strong shadows give a very dramatic and frightening atmosphere!
It looks like the Pharaoh malediction!
Watch out, Nada, Tut ank Amon is still there...

ric alexander ric alexander #15 Sun 18 Mar 2007 23:03

i like the idea of the shadow of the rider shown above the camel, did you see that when you took the photo ?
nicely captured

Nada Vujanic Nada Vujanic #18 mon 19 Mar 2007 02:11

yes, that was the idea!