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Petra: Night of Candles by Nightcitylights Petra: Night of Candles by Nightcitylights
Jordan, Petra, March 7, 2011

Petra is a chistorical place in Jordan known for its rock cut architecture and water conduits system. Established around the 6th century BC as the capital city of the Nabataeans, it is a symbol of Jordan as well as its most visited tourism attraction. It lies on the slope of Mount Hor in a basin among the mountains which form the eastern flank of Arabah (Wadi Araba), the large valley running from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba. Petra has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985.

One entering Petra needs to pass more than 1 km along canyon. In the photo you can see the end of the Siq canyon with its dramatic view of Al Khazneh (the Treasury).

Sometimes a night candle show is organized, when all the way along the canyon is lit by candles. The square in fron of the Treasury is covered with candles. More photos can be found in my blog (it is in Russian, but you can just watch the photos): [link]

On a trip with :iconrandomsearcher: (by the way, we got married last summer :love:)

Canon 5D Mark II, Tamron 17-35, ISO 800, f/5.6, 30 and 13 sec
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:iconel-jorro:
El-Jorro Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
And look at all those stars...
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:iconizhorian25:
Izhorian25 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome atmosphere, and the stars high up there <3 reminds me the Baraka documentary
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:iconcinnamonfumes:
CinnamonFumes Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Wow, I didn't see those candles in "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade"!

Just kidding. This is way better than any shot in that movie. :w00t:
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:iconjascorpio9:
jascorpio9 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Magical: Love it so much
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:iconfreya7:
Freya7 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart:
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:iconrosenoireantique:
RoseNoireAntique Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Great shot!
:blackrose:
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:iconmattymanx:
mattymanx Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That would have been really cool to see in person. I was there in 2006 in the day time, quite the place.
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:iconexplicitstudios:
ExplicitStudios Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Student Photographer
congrats on the marriage
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:iconnightcitylights:
Nightcitylights Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks! :)
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:iconexplicitstudios:
ExplicitStudios Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Student Photographer
freaking amazing! :]
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:iconseekhim:
SeekHim Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I love the lights! I've always been intrigued with Petra!

GOD bless
John 3:16
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:iconwales48:
wales48 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wauw very cool, romantic and magical in one way.
I wish i was there with someone who i love ^^ :).
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:icontrashins:
Trashins Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
great photo!
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:iconwhitesith:
whitesith Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
beautiful lights, wonderful place! congratulations for the colours because it would be difficult to manage the brightness and the details around the lights ....[link]
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:iconunexperienced:
UNexperienced Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
U really travelling lot and far away - i know, when its no lack of money so why not:) I would like to but..:(
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:iconmeechellewing09:
MeechelleWing09 Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
This is insane.
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:iconnightcitylights:
Nightcitylights Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Professional Photographer
:)
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:icontl3319:
tl3319 Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
just incredible :)
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:iconnightcitylights:
Nightcitylights Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconmorettina:
morettina Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
it's really a magical place...
unfortunately I hadn't a tripod with me the night I was there. :cry:
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:iconnightcitylights:
Nightcitylights Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Professional Photographer
Petra is fantastic, that's true. I knew about the show before, so I could prepare :)
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:iconmorettina:
morettina Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
:)
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:iconerakkiart:
ERakkiArt Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
Stunning!
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:iconnightcitylights:
Nightcitylights Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks :)
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:icongenny-raskin:
Genny-Raskin Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Student General Artist
I love this picture. It has a magical feeling to it, and the colours - just delicious (I love the colour pallet)! I love the composition as well, and the fact that the stars are also visible.
Awesome work! It's a favourite.
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:iconnightcitylights:
Nightcitylights Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Professional Photographer
Many thanks :)
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:icongenny-raskin:
Genny-Raskin Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Student General Artist
You are welcome
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:icongraphitecolours:
GraphiteColours Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning! The lighting is absolutely phenomenal.
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:iconnightcitylights:
Nightcitylights Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks :) It was unusual for me to see the night illumination made of candles... :)
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:icongraphitecolours:
GraphiteColours Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. Also, I've featured you here in my journal: [link]
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:iconnightcitylights:
Nightcitylights Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Professional Photographer
Many thanks for the feature :bow:
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:iconaeroartist:
aeroartist Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wow. what occasions do they have the candle shows for? very cool image!
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:iconnightcitylights:
Nightcitylights Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks! They have candle shows every week :) Just for the tourists :)
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:icongoodnightjosephine:
goodnightjosephine Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful shot
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:iconnightcitylights:
Nightcitylights Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Professional Photographer
:bow:
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:iconfunygirl38:
funygirl38 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh my, I think I've never wanted so badly to be free of my fear of flying as I do now, this would be wondrous to see... Of course I expect nothing but incredible pics from you, good to see you back on here again. This is breathtaking, truly, like a dream, or maybe what I'd like heaven to be..just bowled over by this shot...

Congrats on your recent marriage, may you have many happy years together!
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:iconnightcitylights:
Nightcitylights Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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:icondtredici:
dtredici Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
What a beautiful place!

Excellent picture =)
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:iconnightcitylights:
Nightcitylights Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconcartapus25:
cartapus25 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
warm and calm colors ... brillant one.
Congrats man, and ... thanks for making us travel along with you two, deeply appreciated!
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:iconnightcitylights:
Nightcitylights Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks :)
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:iconserel:
serel Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Petra at night, and on top of that illuminated by candles, must be a magnificent thing to see.
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:iconnightcitylights:
Nightcitylights Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Professional Photographer
It is :)
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:iconalloria-sjg:
alloria-sjg Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconjien-chan:
Jien-chan Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
wow, what a magical setting
*___*
I need to go to the Middle East soe day, I only ever went as far as Turkey (and I was very small then so I can't really remember).
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:iconnightcitylights:
Nightcitylights Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks :)
There are a lot of interesting places in the Middle East. I visited Jordan and Syria in March. Really great countries.
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:iconjien-chan:
Jien-chan Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
If only there weren't all those interesting riots as well... I could do without those :(
I might be going to Israel with my scouts group next year...
Fingers crossed.
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:icondavincipoppalag:
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
very beautiful work.. congratulations on your wedding =D
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:iconnightcitylights:
Nightcitylights Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
Many thanks :dance:
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:icondavincipoppalag:
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
very welcome
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