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Thutmose III Luxor

Thutmose III Luxor
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Copyright: Chris Jules (ChrisJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14155 W: 1033 N: 28263] (134732)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-06-11
Categories: Artwork
Camera: Nikon D 90, Polarizing Filter
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-05-19 9:31
Viewed: 3046
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
An impressive statue of Pharaoh Thutmose III taken inside the Luxor Museum. (1479 BC to 1425 BC.) The air conditioned building was a welcome change from the 48c heat in the shade outside. Here's a full body shot of the same statue and some information from Wikipedia

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Bonsoir, cher Chris,
Ce pharaon est magnifiquement mis en image. e résultat est saisissant de réalisme.
Très bien fait.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9453 W: 157 N: 15267] (122999)
  • [2017-05-19 13:46]

Witaj Chris!
Very curious statue.
Excellent light and colors.
Well done.
Good evening.

Bonsoir Chris,

Le cadrage serré met la statue en évidence. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails de la statue de Thutmose III. La lumière environnante fait ressortir les couleurs. Bonne soirée.


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  • daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3579 W: 114 N: 6343] (28680)
  • [2017-05-19 22:06]

Hi Chris. There is the Mona Lisa smile and then there is the equally ambiguous Thutmose smile. He seems to know things we do not. Excellent photo which ha brought a stone statue to the verge of animation as he stands with one foot slightly in front of the other (I presume.)He is happy to be in the cool museum as well. Lovely light on his forever young face. Regards. Klaudio.

Hi Chris,
Perfectly photographed, excellent sharpness and brightness management, nice result, tfs.

Hi Chris
Excellent "portrait". I love the low key effect and the play of light and shadow. Your technique contributes to the mood of the image.
Best wishes

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24285 W: 523 N: 40602] (174790)
  • [2017-05-20 0:26]

Hello Chris,

I hope that all the nice statues can remain subsist.
We know all that much history the last years much are destroyed
Also, the light and colours are fantastic photographed.
Nice composition and presentation.
Very well done, TFS.

Have a nice weekend,

Good morning Chris,
Superbly managed the low light inside the museum, and show great close-up of the monumental ancient statue.
Clear and distinct picture, even some "face-expression" of it that I can imagine...
Wish you a nice weekend,

Hello Chris,
A wonderful capture this, perfectly illuminated with superb colours and detailing. A masterpiece in all senses of the word.

Hello Chris,

The skill shown by the early sculptures is amazing and you have revealed that skill by this excellent, sharp, close-up of the the statue.
Lighting conditions in museums are not usually good for photographers but you have coped well and captured this statue so clearly that it has a 3D appearance.

Have a good w/e,
Bev :-)

Ciao Chris, great view of impressive statue, fantastic details, wonderful colors, excellent perspective, good clarity snd splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13687 W: 0 N: 16027] (168178)
  • [2017-05-20 4:13]


Avec cet éclairage tout doux quelle vue et ocmpo quelle iamge sueprbe buste et renu quel visage et ces tons fantastique compo.
Bravo et amitié

Hi Chris
The side lighting is great as is the detail and the textures in the stone. Excelelent snap, Congrats
Best wishes

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3288 W: 0 N: 7482] (55057)
  • [2017-05-20 7:55]

Impressive statue, it is amazing that this statue survived so many for years in very good condition, excellent photo with perfect management of light
regards Ryszard

elo dear Chris and have a nice time
and a happy new day
I have never visited Egypu but I would like to
do so
an impressive statue of Pharaoh Thutmose
worthseeing view inside the Luxor Museum
excellent light
excellent chosen point of view

Hi Chris
wonderful subject, I would have love to have seen this in person. and I like how its not perfect, it has some scratches and markings on it. the lighting and mood comes across so well too, its got that perfect amount of shadow/light.

Interesantan pogled, dobar tekst ...
Dobar rad, lepo pokazana skulptura, dobar kontarst, lepo uhvacen trenutak sa svetlom koje je istaklo lepe detalje. Lepa skulptura.
Sve najbolje.

An interesting view, good text ...
Good work, nice demonstrated sculpture, good contrast, nice moment captured with the light pointed out the beautiful details. Beautiful sculpture.
All the best.

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10439 W: 174 N: 17666] (78475)
  • [2017-05-28 11:01]


amazing the quality of your image, we can enjoy each corner of the sculpture and imagine how the pharaoh was. very sharp and interesting compo.



Hello Chris,
This is an excellent capture of this famous statue. I love the tight framing and the play between shadows and light.

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