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Talaat Harb Square

Talaat Harb Square
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Copyright: Chris Jules (ChrisJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14674 W: 1049 N: 29925] (140689)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-05-19
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Nikon D 90, Polarizing Filter
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-05-25 1:25
Viewed: 1012
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Talaat Harb Square is one of the main squares in Cairo.

"Talaat Pasha Harb (Arabic: طلعت حرب‎) (25 November 1867 - 13 August 1941) was a leading Egyptian economist and founder of Banque Misr (The Bank of Egypt), and its group of companies, in May 1920." (Wiki)

That's the back of his statue you can see on the white pedestal. Here's a nocturnal shot I found on Wikipedia:

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Hello Chris,

I love the lighting on the two buildings, giving them a golden hue.
The gap between the two acts like a funnel, guiding us effectively inwards.
I think if you have cropped the bits of further buildings at the edges, it would have concentrated us more easily inwards.

Have a lovely day,
Bev :-)

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  • ifege Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 961 W: 77 N: 2739] (12780)
  • [2018-05-25 3:49]

This looks like a touch of Paris Chris.
Great late light.

Bonjour Chris,

La présence des automobiles anime la scène. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails de l'architecture des immeubles et de la statue. La lumière met en valeur la beauté des couleurs. Bonne journée.


Bonjour, cher Chris,
Voir la ville sous cette forme d'urbanisme étonne le lecteur (l'on se croirait dans une grande ville européenne).
La lumière contribue à la joliesse d'ensemble.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14282 W: 0 N: 16269] (173748)
  • [2018-05-25 5:57]


quelle vue et scène de rue grandisoe ces deux édifice aux tons chaud et ces formes quei laisse partier les routes dans deux direction quelc adrage et mise en valeur sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié

Ciao Chris, great perspective on beautiful square, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend have a good weekend ciao Silvio

Bonjour Chris,

Une très belle photo de rue. Tu as su profiter d'une lumière parfaite sur les deux gros bâtiments qui se font face, tandis que la rue demeure sombre, juste pour le contraste.



Hi Chris
Nice shot with attraction is on the buildings bathed in warm light and colour. The composition benefits from the wide shadowy area at the bottom of the image and excellent contrast to blue background. Congrats
Best wishes

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10097 W: 161 N: 16634] (128553)
  • [2018-05-25 11:10]

Witaj Chris!
A very interesting buildings.
Curious square and monument.
Excellent light and colors.
Photo has atmosphere.
Well done.
Nice weekend.

Hello Chris, very good view of this interesting square with interesting buildings, very well composed and captured in this good and beautiful picture. An interesting image, with good sharpness, depth, light, color and quality. Very good and beautiful work perfectly done, my congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.

Good night and happy weekend.
All the best from the south of Spain.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12115 W: 126 N: 21903] (111779)
  • [2018-05-25 14:05]

Hi Chris,i been in Cairo many years ago and sincerly i don't remember this square. So,a very useful post to me...ehehe..the light of the moment makes the difference,creating a very bright composition,i like a lot the building styles too,it seems a bit to be in Paris...ehhe...well done! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4259 W: 2 N: 7334] (35722)
  • [2018-05-25 14:48]

Hello Chris
Beautiful light here, great view of interesting architecture.
I like very good composition, nice colours and good sharpness.
Fine presentation

Hello Chris,
A very beautiful light illuminates the buildings with nice light yellow shades.
The traffic at the bottom of the picture is completely subordinate to the beautiful buildings.
Best regards, Paul

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10542 W: 146 N: 26505] (127445)
  • [2018-05-25 22:30]

hello Chris, I wouldn't guess this is the picture from Cairo. The buildings are similar to those we can see in Spain. where is the chaos in the street? beautiful light. I would maybe correct perspective of clone out the small parts of other buildings on the left and right sides.

have a nice weekend


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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9495 W: 57 N: 16157] (59790)
  • [2018-05-25 23:33]

Hello Chris,
What an amazing sunlight you had here. It adds such a beautiful golden hue to the grand architecture of these buildings around the square. The photo also gives a nice impression of the busy life and traffic around this place.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24831 W: 520 N: 41813] (179334)
  • [2018-05-26 0:54]

Hello Chris,

We get a less pictures from Egypt, but the buildings are a nice architecture.
Also your create depth, and nice panorama image.
Pleasant contrast with different colours.
Nice photographed, excellent of composition and light.
Very well done, TFS.

Have a nice weekend,

Hello Chris
Fascinating to see how the architecture of both buildings is attuned to each other. Yet both buildings have their own character.
Excellent photographed from a great perspective.
Well done
Have a good weekend, groet Rob

Hello Chris,
The light upon the corner building enhanced their yellow-stones built walls and balconies, contrast by the shaded lower street area.
Detected well the traffic with fine clarity.
Scene of a not-so-crowded Cairo place, unlike of what we know about moving in this scity.
Have a nice weekend,

Hi Chris,
Good POV with this frame with buildings and streets, very nice light wall captured, I like the warm tone, tfs.

Hello Chris,
I do not know why, but this reminds me of France. Very nice shot of what looks to be a posh neighborhood.

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