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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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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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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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