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Circling the Kaaba Commemorating Abraham's footsteps
Circling the Kaaba Commemorating Abraham's footsteps

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Challenge: Free Study 2009-08 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-450D Rebel XSi
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Date: Aug 25, 2009
Aperture: 22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 4 Seconds
Date Uploaded: Aug 28, 2009

The faithful are circling the Kaaba commemorating Abraham's footsteps. Kaaba is in the sanctified grand mosque in Mecca, photo taken on August 25th 2009 Anno Domini the fourth day of Ramadan 1430 Hijri. No tripod was used the guardrail of the roof floor had to serve as one for the 4 second exposure.

Place: 23 out of 414
Avg (all users): 6.3583
Avg (commenters): 8.2222
Avg (participants): 6.3263
Avg (non-participants): 6.4800
Views since voting: 2255
Views during voting: 225
Votes: 120
Comments: 11
Favorites: 2 (view)

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09/08/2009 04:50:38 AM
How did you get access to this place that is usually a no-no even for Ahl al-Kitab? great shot anyway, should have placed higher.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/07/2009 11:29:35 PM
What really makes it for me is to see the swirl of people as they move about during the ritual. That looks really cool.
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09/07/2009 04:20:05 PM
This is a very rare sight indeed and specially here on DPC. Well done capturing it with such well balanced light.
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09/05/2009 10:59:55 AM
one of my favorites of the challenge, 9
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09/04/2009 11:32:27 PM
Great movement and excitement in this photo. 9
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09/03/2009 10:11:18 AM
Wonderful pure capture, i gotta go there and take photos one day. Simply beautiful. I think the subject alone is grounds for high scores, subject aside, its a great photograph. I gave this a 10. The only MINOR thing i would suggest is a slightly tighter crop from the right side. It might further push the Ka'aba away from the center. Looking forward to seeing the photographer behind the photo :P

Message edited by author 2009-09-08 13:02:30.
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09/03/2009 08:50:00 AM
I suspect this shot will only come to it's full right viewed very large. Visually very stunning. A great scene.
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09/01/2009 08:23:56 PM
Amongst the best photos I have seen of this event. My only 10 in this challenge.
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09/01/2009 07:24:29 AM
Good job on the exposure.
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09/01/2009 01:38:01 AM
Very intriguing!! Love the flow in this and the B&W of the people versus the color beyond.
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09/01/2009 12:58:10 AM
great shot. i've never seen one of this place quite like this. nice job.
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