Apr 17 11

Giza, Dahshur and Saqqara

by Emily Benjamin

I had high expectations of the pyramids, and felt a bit of pressure to come away with at least a few photos without crowds of tourists and clouds of pollution smothering the view. Given the recent unrest in the area, there were a lot less tourists than usual for this time of year. But unfortunately the day was still hazy, with high temperatures and a thick, suffocating wind blowing. These photos don’t show the blue-grey sky or the dull yellow sand, but after a bit of work in post-production I feel the gold and cream tinge cuts through the smog and captures just how dry and hot the area can be.IMG 2542Output4IMG 2380Output5IMG 2502Output1Output2IMG 2562IMG 2396

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  1. Mum says:

    Looks so hot and dry. don’t think I could breathe in those conditions. How do the people there survive??

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