Weekly Photo Challenge: Symmetry – Egypt

Symmetry. Architecture that is balanced in its use of lines and shapes creating rhythms in the structure.  These are the magnificent pillars found at Luxor Temple in Egypt. Its amazing what can be built without the help of technology.

 

New to The Daily Post? Whether you’re a beginner or a professional, you’re invited to get involved in our Weekly Photo Challenge to help you meet your blogging goals and give you another way to take part in Post a Day / Post a Week. Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.

Weekly Photo Challenge: From Lines to Patterns

From lines to patterns. We see lines and patterns in the world around us, in nature and things man-made. Sometimes we don’t realize they’re there: on the street, across the walls, up in the sky, and along the ground on which we walk.

Today’s challenge is inspired by Evan Zelermyer‘s stunning urban, abstract, and architectural images from his “Shape, Line, Texture, Pattern” post published earlier this week.

Lines ans patters formed by the columns of Luxor Temple
Lines ans patters formed by the columns of Luxor Temple

I took these photos at Luxor Temple in Egypt. This temple was founded in 1400 BCE and is located on the east bank of the Nile River in the city today known as Luxor. The numerous columns filled with their hieroglyphics amazed me and I tried to capture them from every angle possible.  

Lines ans patters formed by the columns of Luxor Temple
Looking up at the columns of Luxor Temple

Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV

Camels and the Egyptian Pyramids
Camels and the Egyptian Pyramids

Unusual. In this week’s Photography 101 post on point of viewLynn Wohlers offers great advice on how to show your own unique way of looking at the world:

“Challenge yourself to rethink your ideas about what subjects are appropriate, and then challenge yourself again to find an unusual perspective on your subject.”

Camels and the Egyptian Pyramids
Camels and the Egyptian Pyramids

For this challenge I am sharing some photos of Camels and the Egyptian Pyramids with an UNUSUAL POINT OF VIEW. The most famous Egyptian pyramids are those found at Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo and I had the opportunity to visit them last year. Here are some of the countless photos I took that day. 

Camels and the Egyptian Pyramids
Camels and the Egyptian Pyramids

Constructed about 2,500 BCE, the pyramids are the oldest and the only one of the “7 Wonders of the Ancient World” surviving today. They were built by a grandfather, father, and son. Each generation built their pyramid smaller than their predecessor’s.

Camels and the Egyptian Pyramids
Camels and the Egyptian Pyramids