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Akhenaton in Luxor

Akhenaton in Luxor
Photo Information
Copyright: Chris Jules (ChrisJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14772 W: 1051 N: 30223] (141791)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-06-11
Categories: Ruins
Camera: Nikon D 90, Polarizing Filter
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-03-06 7:07
Viewed: 2381
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another shot of Akhenaton (Amenhotep III), this time from the Luxor Museum. He has been proven through DNA to be the father of Tutankhamen. This Akhenaton statue was retrieved from nearby Karnak, and dates from the 18th dynasty. He was infamous for abandoning the State religion and forcing the worship of one God instead of many (Atenism, the worship of the sun). More information on the Luxor Museum here:

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14379 W: 0 N: 16314] (174773)
  • [2018-03-06 7:15]


Fantastique vue de ce musée superbe quel père et vue quel visage et cet éclairage tout en douceur quelle image fantastique très intéressant
Bravo et amitié

Hello Chris,
A very sharp and clear "portrait" from a good angle and with nicely managed light. Sharpness is perfect and the neutral background is very nice.

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3588 W: 0 N: 8388] (59347)
  • [2018-03-06 8:27]

As far as I know, all the images and even the name of Akhenaten were to disappear forever, but still somebody kept this statue, a very good portrait of the pharaoh
regards Ryszard

Bonsoir Chris,

Le cadrage serré met la statue en évidence. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails de la statue de Akhenaton. Il y a un bon contraste entre les couleurs de l'image. Bonne soirée.


Lep pogled, dobar tekst.
Lepo pokazano, dobar kontrast i ostrina.
Lepa skulptura i detalji.
Sve najbolje.

Nice view, good text.
Beautifully shown, good contrast and sharpness.
Nice old sculpture and details.
All the best.

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16066 W: 159 N: 28010] (147264)
  • [2018-03-06 10:32]

Hi Chris
Excellente sculpture, netteté, lumière, superbe sous le fond gris, un musée surement intéressant a voir, que je n'ai pas eu le temps de visiter !!
Belle soirée

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10209 W: 161 N: 16898] (129581)
  • [2018-03-06 13:16]

Witaj Chris!
A very interesting statue from Luxor Museum.
Good frame and composition.
I like colors, light and sharpness.
Well done.
Good evening.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12184 W: 126 N: 21980] (112225)
  • [2018-03-06 15:31]

Hi Chris,top quality shot for Akhenaton,i like the profile perspective,fantatic sharpness and exposure,perfect for a touristic postcard,no doubts. Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hi Chris,

Very well done this close-up. I like the color and the contrast with the BG. Fantastic sharpness.

Warm regards


Hi Chris,
Well photographed and presented this statue, perfect sharpness and exposure, well managed, tfs.

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10619 W: 146 N: 26757] (128339)
  • [2018-03-06 23:26]

Hello Chris, Excellent picture taken in Museum. Fine presentation of this Akhenaton sculpture.

Kind regrad s MAlgo

Hello Chris.
Sensational the angle with which you have captured the sculpture of the accursed pharaoh, ideal the effect of shadows and lights, also the textures of the stone look very good.
Good management of brightness and sharpness.
Well done. I love.
Have a great day.
Very best regards.

Ciao Chris, great portrait of famous pharao, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8670 W: 4460 N: 15277] (61503)
  • [2018-03-10 0:10]

Hi Chris
I saw this wonderful sculpture in the Cairo museum
An awesome profile of this famous king
Well done
Best regards

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10389 W: 174 N: 18540] (82599)
  • [2018-04-08 13:51]


his face is very known and I can recognize him in any sculpture. very nice view of this ruined artwork that tells about his turbulent reign. perfect image.

take care


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