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Aurora over Scotland (57 files)

Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights displays photographed taken over Aberdeeshire in Scotland since 1989 covering some 350 events with arc, rays, coronas with a wide rnage of shapes and colours
Aurora Corona Forming aucf13119jhp 
 Aurora Borealis Scottish strong Corona zenith shape green red rays Deeside Aberdeenshire photos taken on the evening of the 30th at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen looking from the east to the south. This digital photo was taken at 23.25.32hrsUT for 13secs, showing green and red oxygen rays forming the classic corona zenith or crown above the cottage roof looking southwards the colour chnage indicating the strength of the display increasing. This was a short exposure 13 as against 20 secs and very faint CCd structure lines are visible and indication of an under exposure. This was the last of the digital photos taken. The cf131 digital sequence, starting at 22.58.22, shows the continuing activity following on from the very active night of the 29th/30th with another Corona to be viewed through until the last frame at 23.25.32 which was frustrated by complete cloud cover and rain. Photos were taken with both digital and slide film and the first slide film started at around 21.50hrsUT on the evening of the 30th when the extensive cloud cover cleared. The magnetometer on site showed vigorous activity from 21.30hrs. This digital photo was taken with a Fujifilm Finepix Digital S2Pro camera, at maximum ISO of 1600 using a Sigma 15mm f2.8 fisheye lens, giving a fairly undistorted wide angle image, wide open aperture with most exposures manually near the 20 seconds mark which experience suggested was around the best exposure for the low light Aurora displays. These were some of my first digital recordings taken during 2003 when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards and the noise factor was superior to the grain created pushing 400asa slide film to 1600asa. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Deeside, Aurora Borealis, Aurora, Borealis, display, corona, zenith, crown, green, red, rays, descending, autumn, clouds, extensive, Torphins, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, Pleiades, Orion, 2003, October, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, nitrogen, purple, gas, Van Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, east, west, trees, 35mm, DSLR, Fujifilm, Finepix, S2Pro, Sigma, 16mm Fisheye, earliest, digital, camera, cottage, roof
Aurora Corona ab0055jhp 
 Aurora Corona Red Oxygen Zenith explosion rays Spring Aberdeenshire Scotland taken at 23.25 hours UT on the 6th April, 2000 over Deeside some 25 miles west of Aberdeen. This event is the most major scale of display visible for as the display starts to develop and increase in power it passes southwards creating a moving zenith overhead giving the impression of looking underneath a huge crown often with multiple colours. The shape at the zenith from which rays drop to all the horizons in a 360 degree sweep can create weird shapes which are changing rapidly around the central vortex. This level of display is rare in the UK because the power levels need to be huge and are caused mainly by a CME, Coronal Mass Ejection from the Sun’s surface with the eruption aimed directly at the Earth. It is unusual for the more common Solar Wind generated displays to reach the UK let along push as far south as the Channel although sometimes they can be combined with a direct CME hit and cause large and colourful events. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Ord Fundlie, Crooktree, cottage, electric, power, lines, Torphins, Kincardine, O’Neil, April, spring, Aurora Borealis, Corona, zenith, crown, Arc, Rays, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, format, photo, photos, photographs, slide, scanned, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, Plough, Ursa, Major, Orion, Pleiades, oxygen, gas, Van Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, film, scan, 35mm, Fuji, 400asa, rated, 1600asa, Nikon, FM2, Sigma, 15mm, lens, ultra-wide, fisheye, time, exposure, tripod, cable, release
Aurora Corona ab00512jhp 
 Aurora Borealis Corona green red wings shape sweeping Scottish British UK Deeside eastwards Aberdeenshire taken at 00.35 hours UT on the 7th April, 2000 over Deeside some 25 miles west of Aberdeen. This event is the most major scale of display visible for as the display starts to develop and increase in power it passes southwards creating a moving zenith overhead giving the impression of looking underneath a huge crown often with multiple colours. The shape at the zenith from which rays drop to all the horizons in a 360 degree sweep can create weird shapes which are changing rapidly around the central vortex. This level of display is rare in the UK because the power levels need to be huge and are caused mainly by a CME, Coronal Mass Ejection from the Sun’s surface with the eruption aimed directly at the Earth. It is unusual for the more common Solar Wind generated displays to reach the UK let along push as far south as the Channel although sometimes they can be combined with a direct CME hit and cause large and colourful events. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Ord Fundlie, Crooktree, cottage, electric, power, lines, Torphins, Kincardine, O’Neil, April, spring, Aurora Borealis, Corona, zenith, crown, Arc, Rays, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, upright, portrait, format, photo, photos, photographs, slide, scanned, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, Plough, Ursa, Major, Orion, Pleiades, oxygen, gas, Van Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, film, scan, 35mm, Fuji, 400asa, rated, 1600asa, Nikon, FM2, Sigma, 15mm, lens, ultra-wide, fisheye, time, exposure, tripod, cable, release
Aurora Corona ab00418jhp 
 Aurora Borealis Corona Rays Plough Oxygen Gas British eastwards Aberdeenshire taken at 22.47 hoursm UT on the 6th April, 2000 over Deeside some 25 miles west of Aberdeen. This event is the most major scale of display visible for as the display starts to develop and increase in power it passes southwards creating a moving zenith overhead giving the impression of looking underneath a huge crown often with multiple colours. The shape at the zenith from which rays drop to all the horizons in a 360 degree sweep can create weird shapes which are changing rapidly around the central vortex. This level of display is rare in the UK because the power levels need to be huge and are caused mainly by a CME, Coronal Mass Ejection from the Sun’s surface with the eruption aimed directly at the Earth. It is unusual for the more common Solar Wind generated displays to reach the UK let along push as far south as the Channel although sometimes they can be combined with a direct CME hit and cause large and colourful events. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Ord Fundlie, Crooktree, cottage, electric, power, lines, Torphins, Kincardine, O’Neil, April, spring, Aurora Borealis, Corona, zenith, crown, Arc, Rays, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, upright, portrait, format, photo, photos, photographs, slide, scanned, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, Plough, Ursa, Major, Orion, Pleiades, oxygen, gas, Van Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, film, scan, 35mm, Fuji, 400asa, rated, 1600asa, Nikon, FM2, Sigma, 15mm, lens, ultra-wide, fisheye, time, exposure, tripod, cable, release
Aurora Corona ab00414jhp 
 Aurora Borealis Corona zenith shape eerie abstract Oxygen Gas Scottish Deeside eastwards Aberdeenshire taken at 23.49 hours UT on the 6th April, 2000 over Deeside some 25 miles west of Aberdeen. This event is the most major scale of display visible for as the display starts to develop and increase in power it passes southwards creating a moving zenith overhead giving the impression of looking underneath a huge crown often with multiple colours. The shape at the zenith from which rays drop to all the horizons in a 360 degree sweep can create weird shapes which are changing rapidly around the central vortex. This level of display is rare in the UK because the power levels need to be huge and are caused mainly by a CME, Coronal Mass Ejection from the Sun’s surface with the eruption aimed directly at the Earth. It is unusual for the more common Solar Wind generated displays to reach the UK let along push as far south as the Channel although sometimes they can be combined with a direct CME hit and cause large and colourful events. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Ord Fundlie, Crooktree, cottage, electric, power, lines, Torphins, Kincardine, O’Neil, April, spring, Aurora Borealis, Corona, zenith, crown, Arc, Rays, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, format, photo, photos, photographs, slide, scanned, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, Plough, Ursa, Major, Orion, Pleiades, oxygen, gas, Van Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, film, scan, 35mm, Fuji, 400asa, rated, 1600asa, Nikon, FM2, Sigma, 15mm, lens, ultra-wide, fisheye, time, exposure, tripod, cable, release
Aurora Corona ab00413jhp 
 Aurora Borealis Corona zenith shape changing wings abstract Scotland UK Deeside eastwards Aberdeenshire taken at 23.48 hours UT on the 6th April, 2000 over Deeside some 25 miles west of Aberdeen. This event is the most major scale of display visible for as the display starts to develop and increase in power it passes southwards creating a moving zenith overhead giving the impression of looking underneath a huge crown often with multiple colours. The shape at the zenith from which rays drop to all the horizons in a 360 degree sweep can create weird shapes which are changing rapidly around the central vortex. This level of display is rare in the UK because the power levels need to be huge and are caused mainly by a CME, Coronal Mass Ejection from the Sun’s surface with the eruption aimed directly at the Earth. It is unusual for the more common Solar Wind generated displays to reach the UK let along push as far south as the Channel although sometimes they can be combined with a direct CME hit and cause large and colourful events. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Ord Fundlie, Crooktree, cottage, electric, power, lines, Torphins, Kincardine, O’Neil, April, spring, Aurora Borealis, Corona, zenith, crown, Arc, Rays, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, format, photo, photos, photographs, slide, scanned, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, Plough, Ursa, Major, Orion, Pleiades, oxygen, gas, Van Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, film, scan, 35mm, Fuji, 400asa, rated, 1600asa, Nikon, FM2, Sigma, 15mm, lens, ultra-wide, fisheye, time, exposure, tripod, cable, release
Aurora Corona ab0028jhp 
 Aurora Corona Red Green Oxygen Zenith flower Spring Aberdeenshire Scottish taken at 20.10 hours UT on the 6th April, 2000 over Deeside some 25 miles west of Aberdeen. This event is the most major scale of display visible for as the display starts to develop and increase in power it passes southwards creating a moving zenith overhead giving the impression of looking underneath a huge crown often with multiple colours. The shape at the zenith from which rays drop to all the horizons in a 360 degree sweep can create weird shapes which are changing rapidly around the central vortex. This level of display is rare in the UK because the power levels need to be huge and are caused mainly by a CME, Coronal Mass Ejection from the Sun’s surface with the eruption aimed directly at the Earth. It is unusual for the more common Solar Wind generated displays to reach the UK let along push as far south as the Channel although sometimes they can be combined with a direct CME hit and cause large and colourful events. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Ord Fundlie, Crooktree, cottage, electric, power, lines, Torphins, Kincardine, O’Neil, April, spring, Aurora Borealis, Corona, zenith, crown, Arc, Rays, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, format, photo, photos, photographs, slide, scanned, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, Plough, Ursa, Major, Orion, Pleiades, oxygen, gas, Van Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, film, scan, 35mm, Fuji, 400asa, rated, 1600asa, Nikon, FM2, Sigma, 15mm, lens, ultra-wide, fisheye, time, exposure, tripod, cable, release
Aurora The Ley au7168jhp 
 Scottish aircraft strobe lights Aurora Borealis red colour Deeside February 1990 taken on the Harestone Road by The Ley tree to the west of Banchory taken at a corner layby opposite the entrance to the Ley Farm which I tended to use more as it was more convenient and this tree at the entrance gave a very striking foreground. This photo was from one of three films taken on the 16th-20th of February of which this is the 20th February this one around 21.50hrs UT as it started to come active and is one of the many displays in early 1990, a decade which proved to be an extremely productive one for Aurora displays and photography. I have already added other photos taken during this same display but using Fuji RSP11 film stock so it was a busy night but activity waxes and wanes so there are bursts of active bright displays followed by very subdued periods with little activity, maybe some flashes or a general colour hue in the sky. I took this photo of the Aurora display using the Fuji RHP 35mm slide film rated at 400asa and developed in this case at my local Lab in Aberdeen for 800asa. They were exposed around the 15-20 seconds around the 20secs I later settled on as about the best combined with a 28mm or 24mm f2.8 wide angle lens so these are much brighter and more saturated. The line of dots are the landing lights from commercila aircraft on approach to landing at Aberdeen Airport and in those days no flights could land after 10.00pm. There was activity on the nights of the 16th, 17th, 19th and 20th and I found during the 90’s there were often displays several nights in a row as later photos will illustrate whereas after 2006 most displays seem only to last one night and often several months apart so a very different Solar Cycle

These locations became my usual choices for most of the Aurora displays I photographed when living in Banchory throughout the early 90’s, as easily accessible from Banchory and with a clear light pollution free view to the North which meant that any clear night was spent watching the Northern skies for the tell-tale signs of a possible display, usually proceeded by an area of obvious brightness on the evening before the main display. It also gave easy access to Crathes Castle which featured a couple of times as different foreground to Aurora displays. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Banchory, Crathes, Harestone, road, Ley, farm, entrance, layby, tree, telephone, poles, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, upright, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1990, February, 20th, slide, film, Fuji, RHP, 800asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, captured
Aurora Cairn O Mount au61714jhp 
 Scottish Northern Lights Cairn O’Mount rays red winter clouds December 22nd 1989 taken on the north face of the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the early ones, I think the fourth display, I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji RSP 11 35mm slide film rated by Fuji at 1600asa and possibly exposed slightly shorter than the 20 seconds I later settled on and hence slightly stronger grain effect but actually far more accurate in terms of the human eye perception of a display. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about my first display of the 23 September and probably about the one captured here. The large dark post is one of the snow poles that line the side of the Cairn road but it must have been a short lived event as I only took four exposures. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, December, 22nd, slide, film, Fuji, RSP11, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, captured
Aurora Cairn O Mount au61713jhp 
 Scotland Aurora Borealis display Cairn O’Mount rays red winter December 22nd 1989 taken on the north face of the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the early ones, I think the fourth display, I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji RSP 11 35mm slide film rated by Fuji at 1600asa and possibly exposed shorter than the 20 seconds I later settled on and hence the darker and slightly stronger grain effect but actually far more accurate in terms of the human eye perception of a display. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about my first display of the 23 September and probably about the one captured here. The large dark post is one of the snow poles that line the side of the Cairn road but it must have been a short lived event as I only took four exposures. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, December, 22nd, slide, film, Fuji, RSP11, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, captured
Aurora Glen Dye au61041jhp 
 Scotland Aurora Borealis underexposed grainy rays red 645 medium format autumn 27th September 1989 taken from Heatheryhaugh just above steep climb out of Glen Dye on the road to the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the first I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji RHP 400asa 6.4.5cm format film and it became visible just after midnight when clouds cleared and made the stars and night sky visible although the large brown patches are moving cloud. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the display captured here.

I photographed using Fuji RHP 400asa medium format transparency film of which this photo is an underexposed example while bracketing exposures near the 20 second mark based on my experiences with photographing the Comet and aware that exposures much longer than 20 seconds incurred the affect of star trail so instead of sharp dots for stars they became lines. In this case I used the 40mm f4 Zenzanon on my Bronica ETRS. Push processing the 400asa slide film at the lab by two stops to the equivalent of 1600asa I found that an exposure around 20 second eventually gave the best results for best colour saturation and exposure and giving the maximum control of grain without it appearing washed out from underexposure as in this case. As I shot my general landscape work using Fuji film, usually Velvia or RAP, I stayed with it for the Aurora although Kodak film was acceptable in quality and results. I felt that the Fuji film handled the reds and greens better anyway and these are in practice the primary colours of Aurora displays when oxygen is excited by the incoming electrons. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Heatheryhaugh, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, September, slide, transparency, film, Fuji, RHP, 400asa, pushed, development, 1600asa, 645mm, time, exposure, Bronica, ETRS, wide, angle, lens, Zenzanon, 40mm, f4, scanned, scan, earliest, first, captured
Aurora Glen Dye au610415jhp 
 Scottish Aurora display Glen Dye rays red 645 medium format autumn 27th September 1989 taken from Heatheryhaugh just above steep climb out of Glen Dye on the road to the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the first I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji RHP 400asa 6.4.5cm format film and it became visible just after midnight when clouds cleared and made the stars and night sky visible although the large brown patches are moving cloud. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the display captured here.

I photographed using Fuji RHP 400asa medium format transparency film of which this photo is an example with an exposure near the 20 second mark based on my experiences with photographing the Comet and aware that exposures much longer than 20 seconds incurred the affect of star trail so instead of sharp dots for stars they became lines. In this case I used the 40mm f4 Zenzanon on my Bronica ETRS. Push processing the 400asa slide film at the lab by two stops to the equivalent of 1600asa I found that an exposure around 20 second eventually gave the best results for best colour saturation and exposure and giving the maximum control of grain as in this case. As I shot my general landscape work using Fuji film, usually Velvia or RAP, I stayed with it for the Aurora although Kodak film was acceptable in quality and results. I felt that the Fuji film handled the reds and greens better anyway and these are in practice the primary colours of Aurora displays when oxygen is excited by the incoming electrons. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Heatheryhaugh, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, upright, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, September, slide, transparency, film, Fuji, RHP, 400asa, pushed, development, 1600asa, 645mm, time, exposure, Bronica, ETRS, wide, angle, lens, Zenzanon, 40mm, f4, scanned, scan, earliest, first, captured
Aurora Glen Dye au610410jhp 
 Scotland Aurora Borealis Glen Dye rays red 645 medium format autumn 27th September 1989 taken from Heatheryhaugh just above steep climb out of Glen Dye on the road to the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the first I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji RHP 400asa 6.4.5cm format film and it became visible just after midnight when clouds cleared and made the stars and night sky visible although the large brown patches are moving cloud. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the display captured here.

I photographed using Fuji RHP 400asa medium format transparency film of which this photo is an example and bracketing exposures near the 20 second mark based on my experiences with photographing the Comet and aware that exposures much longer than 20 seconds incurred the affect of star trail so instead of sharp dots for stars they became lines. In this case I used the 40mm f4 Zenzanon on my Bronica ETRS. Push processing the 400asa slide film at the lab by two stops to the equivalent of 1600asa I found that an exposure around 20 second eventually gave the best results for best colour saturation and exposure and giving the maximum control of grain without it appearing washed out from underexposure as in this case. As I shot my general landscape work using Fuji film, usually Velvia or RAP, I stayed with it for the Aurora although Kodak film was acceptable in quality and results. I felt that the Fuji film handled the reds and greens better anyway and these are in practice the primary colours of Aurora displays when oxygen is excited by the incoming electrons. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Heatheryhaugh, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, September, slide, transparency, film, Fuji, RHP, 400asa, pushed, development, 1600asa, 645mm, time, exposure, Bronica, ETRS, wide, angle, lens, Zenzanon, 40mm, f4, scanned, scan, earliest, first, captured
Aurora Eslie Greater au61355jhp 
 Scotland Aurora Borealis Deeside Eslie Stone Circle display Agfa film October 1989 taken from the Recumbent Stone Circle called Esslie the Greater at Eslie to the SE of Banchory overlooking Feughside and Scolty Hill. This photo is from my second Aurora display I photographed using Agfa 1000 RS 6.4.5cm format film stock using my Bronica ETRS, from memory the fastest 120 film available at the time. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the display captured here.

This photograph using Agfa medium format transparency film of which this photo is an example was the one and only time I used it and I suspect it was underexposed as I would not have used my usual bracketing exposures near the 20 second mark based on my experiences with photographing the Comet and aware that exposures much longer than 20 seconds incurred the affect of star trail so instead of sharp dots for stars they became lines. In this case I used the 40mm f4 Zenzanon on my Bronica ETRS a slower lens to my usual f2.8 35mm primes. Push processing the 35mm 400asa slide film at the lab by two stops to the equivalent of 1600asa I found that an exposure around 20 second eventually gave the best results for best colour saturation and exposure and giving the maximum control of grain without it appearing washed out from underexposure as in this case. As I shot my general landscape work using Fuji film, usually Velvia or RAP, I stayed with it for the Aurora although Kodak film was acceptable in quality and results. I felt that the Fuji film handled the reds and greens better anyway and these are in practice the primary colours of Aurora displays when oxygen is excited by the incoming electrons and because of this I stopped using medium format stock almost straight away. This photo has no great technical merit as far as an Aurora record goes except as an example of the 645 format, Agfa film and appears to be the only record I had of this second observed display on the 21st October – I have a note that I missed a display on the 20th. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Eslie, Banchory, Feughside, Esslie, Recumbent, Stone, Circle, Bronze, Age, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, October, medium, format, slide, transparency, film, Agfa, 1000 RS, 645mm, time, exposure, Bronica, ETRS, wide, angle, lens, Zenzanon, 40mm, f4, scanned, scan, earliest, first, captured
Aurora Eslie Greater au613514jhp 
 Scottish Northern Lights Esslie Stone Circle Greater Agfa 645 transparency October 1989 taken from the Recumbent Stone Circle called Esslie the Greater at Eslie to the SE of Banchory overlooking Feughside and Scolty Hill. This photo is from my second Aurora display I photographed using Agfa 1000 RS 6.4.5cm format film stock using my Bronica ETRS, from memory the fastest 120 film available at the time. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the display captured here.

This photograph using Agfa medium format transparency film of which this photo is an example was the one and only time I used it and I suspect it was underexposed as I would not have used my usual bracketing exposures near the 20 second mark based on my experiences with photographing the Comet and aware that exposures much longer than 20 seconds incurred the affect of star trail so instead of sharp dots for stars they became lines. In this case I used the 40mm f4 Zenzanon on my Bronica ETRS a slower lens to my usual f2.8 35mm primes. Push processing the 35mm 400asa slide film at the lab by two stops to the equivalent of 1600asa I found that an exposure around 20 second eventually gave the best results for best colour saturation and exposure and giving the maximum control of grain without it appearing washed out from underexposure as in this case. As I shot my general landscape work using Fuji film, usually Velvia or RAP, I stayed with it for the Aurora although Kodak film was acceptable in quality and results. I felt that the Fuji film handled the reds and greens better anyway and these are in practice the primary colours of Aurora displays when oxygen is excited by the incoming electrons and because of this I stopped using medium format stock almost straight away. This photo has no great technical merit as far as an Aurora record goes except as an example of the 645 format, Agfa film and appears to be the only record I had of this second observed display on the 21st October – I have a note that I missed a display on the 20th. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Eslie, Banchory, Feughside, Esslie, Recumbent, Stone, Circle, Bronze, Age, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, October, medium, format, slide, transparency, film, Agfa, 1000 RS, 645mm, time, exposure, Bronica, ETRS, wide, angle, lens, Zenzanon, 40mm, f4, scanned, scan, earliest, first, captured
Aurora Cairn O Mount au61709jhp 
 Scotland Aurora Borealis lights Cairn O’Mount rays red yellow green winter 11th December 1989 taken on the north face of the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the early ones, I think the third display, I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji RSP 11 35mm slide film rated by Fuji at 1600asa and possibly exposed shorter than the 20 seconds I later settled on and hence the darker and slightly stronger grain effect but actually far more accurate in terms of the human eye perception of a display. It was active around 22.30 to about 23.45 GMT/UT. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about my first display of the 23 September and probably about the one captured here. The large dark post is one of the snow poles that line the side of the Cairn road. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, upright, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, December, slide, film, Fuji, RSP11, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, captured
Aurora Cairn O Mount au61708jhp 
 Scotland Aurora Borealis display Cairn O’Mount rays red winter active 11th December 1989 taken on the north face of the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the early ones, I think the third display, I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji RSP 11 35mm slide film rated by Fuji at 1600asa and possibly exposed shorter than the 20 seconds I later settled on and hence the darker and slightly stronger grain effect but actually far more accurate in terms of the human eye perception of a display. It was active around 22.30 to about 23.45 GMT/UT. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about my first display of the 23 September and probably about the one captured here. The large dark post is one of the snow poles that line the side of the Cairn road. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, December, slide, film, Fuji, RSP11, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, captured
Aurora Cairn O Mount au61706jhp 
 Scotland Aurora Borealis quiet display Cairn O’Mount arc winter 11th December 1989 taken on the north face of the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the early ones, I think the third display, I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji RSP 11 35mm slide film rated by Fuji at 1600asa and possibly exposed shorter than the 20 seconds I later settled on and hence the darker and slightly stronger grain effect but actually far more accurate in terms of the human eye perception of a display. It was active around 22.30 to about 23.45 GMT/UT. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about my first display of the 23 September and probably about the one captured here. The large dark post is one of the snow poles that line the side of the Cairn road. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, December, slide, film, Fuji, RSP11, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, captured
Aurora Cairn O Mount au61705jhp 
 Scotland Aurora Borealis display Cairn O’Mount rays red winter 11th December 1989 taken on the north face of the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the early ones, I think the third display, I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji RSP 11 35mm slide film rated by Fuji at 1600asa and possibly exposed shorter than the 20 seconds I later settled on and hence the darker and slightly stronger grain effect but actually far more accurate in terms of the human eye perception of a display. It was active around 22.30 to about 23.45 GMT/UT. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about my first display of the 23 September and probably about the one captured here. The large dark post is one of the snow poles that line the side of the Cairn road. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, December, slide, film, Fuji, RSP11, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, captured
Aurora Cairn O Mount au61704jhp 
 Scotland Northern Lights early stage display winter 11th December 1989 taken on the north face of the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the early ones, I think the third display, I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji RSP 11 35mm slide film rated by Fuji at 1600asa and possibly exposed shorter than the 20 seconds I later settled on and hence the darker and slightly stronger grain effect but actually far more accurate in terms of the human eye perception of a display. It was active around 22.30 to about 23.45 GMT/UT. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about my first display of the 23 September and probably about the one captured here. The large dark post is one of the snow poles that line the side of the Cairn road. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, December, slide, film, Fuji, RSP11, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, captured
Aurora Cairn O Mount au61703jhp 
 Scottish low grade Aurora Borealis display Cairn O’Mount arc active winter 11th December 1989 taken on the north face of the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the early ones, I think the third display, I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji RSP 11 35mm slide film rated by Fuji at 1600asa and possibly exposed shorter than the 20 seconds I later settled on and hence the darker and slightly stronger grain effect but actually far more accurate in terms of the human eye perception of a display. It was active around 22.30 to about 23.45 GMT/UT. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about my first display of the 23 September and probably about the one captured here. The large dark post is one of the snow poles that line the side of the Cairn road. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, December, slide, film, Fuji, RSP11, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, captured
Aurora Cairn O Mount au617023jhp 
 Scotland Aurora Borealis dying phase Northern sky faint rays yellow red winter 11th December 1989 taken on the north face of the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the early ones, I think the third display, I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji RSP 11 35mm slide film rated by Fuji at 1600asa and possibly exposed shorter than the 20 seconds I later settled on and hence the darker and slightly stronger grain effect but actually far more accurate in terms of the human eye perception of a display. It was active around 22.30 to about 23.45 GMT/UT. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about my first display of the 23 September and probably about the one captured here. The large dark post is one of the snow poles that line the side of the Cairn road. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, December, slide, film, Fuji, RSP11, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, captured
Aurora Cairn O Mount au617020jhp 
 Scotland Aurora Borealis rays bundle colours ray purple yellow red winter 11th December 1989 taken on the north face of the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the early ones, I think the third display, I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji RSP 11 35mm slide film rated by Fuji at 1600asa and possibly exposed shorter than the 20 seconds I later settled on and hence the darker and slightly stronger grain effect but actually far more accurate in terms of the human eye perception of a display. It was active around 22.30 to about 23.45 GMT/UT. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about my first display of the 23 September and probably about the one captured here. The large dark post is one of the snow poles that line the side of the Cairn road. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, upright, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, December, slide, film, Fuji, RSP11, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, captured
Aurora Cairn O Mount au61701jhp 
 Scotland Aurora Borealis arc north Cairn O’Mount winter December 1989 taken on the north face of the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the early ones, I think the third display, I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji RSP 11 35mm slide film rated by Fuji at 1600asa and possibly exposed shorter than the 20 seconds I later settled on and hence the darker and slightly stronger grain effect but actually far more accurate in terms of the human eye perception of a display. It was active around 22.30 to about 23.45 GMT/UT on the 11th December. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about my first display of the 23 September and probably about the one captured here. The large dark post is one of the snow poles that line the side of the Cairn road. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, December, slide, film, Fuji, RSP11, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, captured
Aurora Cairn O Mount au617018jhp 
 Scotrish Aurora Borealis northwards night sky bright multiple rays yellow red winter 11th December 1989 taken on the north face of the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the early ones, I think the third display, I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji RSP 11 35mm slide film rated by Fuji at 1600asa and possibly exposed shorter than the 20 seconds I later settled on and hence the darker and slightly stronger grain effect but actually far more accurate in terms of the human eye perception of a display. It was active around 22.30 to about 23.45 GMT/UT. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about my first display of the 23 September and probably about the one captured here. The large dark post is one of the snow poles that line the side of the Cairn road. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, December, slide, film, Fuji, RSP11, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, captured
Aurora Cairn O Mount au617017jhp 
 British Aurora Borealis Cairn O’Mount Ursa Major bright rays yellow red winter 11th December 1989 taken on the north face of the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the early ones, I think the third display, I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji RSP 11 35mm slide film rated by Fuji at 1600asa and possibly exposed shorter than the 20 seconds I later settled on and hence the darker and slightly stronger grain effect but actually far more accurate in terms of the human eye perception of a display. It was active around 22.30 to about 23.45 GMT/UT. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about my first display of the 23 September and probably about the one captured here. The large dark post is one of the snow poles that line the side of the Cairn road. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, upright, Plough, constellation, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, December, slide, film, Fuji, RSP11, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, captured
Aurora Cairn O Mount au617016jhp 
 Scotland British Aurora Borealis Plough stars Cairn O’Mount rays yellow red winter 11th December 1989 taken on the north face of the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the early ones, I think the third display, I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji RSP 11 35mm slide film rated by Fuji at 1600asa and possibly exposed shorter than the 20 seconds I later settled on and hence the darker and slightly stronger grain effect but actually far more accurate in terms of the human eye perception of a display. It was active around 22.30 to about 23.45 GMT/UT. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about my first display of the 23 September and probably about the one captured here. The large dark post is one of the snow poles that line the side of the Cairn road. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, upright, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, December, slide, film, Fuji, RSP11, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, captured
Aurora Cairn O Mount au617015jhp 
 Scotland Aurora Borealis active phase Cairn O’Mount bright ray yellow red winter 11th December 1989 taken on the north face of the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the early ones, I think the third display, I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji RSP 11 35mm slide film rated by Fuji at 1600asa and possibly exposed shorter than the 20 seconds I later settled on and hence the darker and slightly stronger grain effect but actually far more accurate in terms of the human eye perception of a display. It was active around 22.30 to about 23.45 GMT/UT. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about my first display of the 23 September and probably about the one captured here. The large dark post is one of the snow poles that line the side of the Cairn road. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, December, slide, film, Fuji, RSP11, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, captured
Aurora Cairn O Mount au617013jhp 
 Scotland Aurora Borealis active phase colourful bright rays yellow red winter 11th December 1989 taken on the north face of the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the early ones, I think the third display, I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji RSP 11 35mm slide film rated by Fuji at 1600asa and possibly exposed shorter than the 20 seconds I later settled on and hence the darker and slightly stronger grain effect but actually far more accurate in terms of the human eye perception of a display. It was active around 22.30 to about 23.45 GMT/UT. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about my first display of the 23 September and probably about the one captured here. The large dark post is one of the snow poles that line the side of the Cairn road. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, December, slide, film, Fuji, RSP11, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, captured
Aurora Cairn O Mount au617012jhp 
 Scottisah Northern Lights active phase Cairn O’Mount rays stars yellow red winter 11th December 1989 taken on the north face of the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the early ones, I think the third display, I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji RSP 11 35mm slide film rated by Fuji at 1600asa and possibly exposed shorter than the 20 seconds I later settled on and hence the darker and slightly stronger grain effect but actually far more accurate in terms of the human eye perception of a display. It was active around 22.30 to about 23.45 GMT/UT. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about my first display of the 23 September and probably about the one captured here. The large dark post is one of the snow poles that line the side of the Cairn road. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, December, slide, film, Fuji, RSP11, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, captured
Aurora Cairn O Mount au617011jhp 
 Scottish Aberdeenshire Aurora Borealis colours active phase Cairn O’Mount bright ray yellow red winter 11th December 1989 taken on the north face of the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the early ones, I think the third display, I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji RSP 11 35mm slide film rated by Fuji at 1600asa and possibly exposed shorter than the 20 seconds I later settled on and hence the darker and slightly stronger grain effect but actually far more accurate in terms of the human eye perception of a display. It was active around 22.30 to about 23.45 GMT/UT. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about my first display of the 23 September and probably about the one captured here. The large dark post is one of the snow poles that line the side of the Cairn road. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, upright, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, December, slide, film, Fuji, RSP11, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, captured
Aurora Glen Dye au61058jhp 
 Scottish Aurora Borealis display ray single Plough Aberdeenshire autumn 26th & 27th September 1989 taken from Heatheryhaugh just above steep climb out of Glen Dye on the road to the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the first I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji 400asa slide film and came just after midnight when clouds cleared and made the stars and night sky visible although the large brown patches are moving cloud. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the display captured here.

The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the first display I saw. Later tips helped until I started to park at a favourite viewpoint every clear night over the forthcoming years, the days before the Internet, and just watch the night sky.

I photographed using Fuji RHP 400asa, used in this photo, and RSP 11, rated at 1600ASA, the fastest available at the time in 35mm slide film of which this photo is an example and I tried both as well as bracketing exposures around the 20 second mark based on my experiences with photographing the Comet and aware that exposures much longer than 20 seconds incurred the affect of star trail so instead of sharp dots for stars they became lines. Instead of a telephoto lens as per the Comet, for Aurora I used my widest lens, a Nikkor 28mm with a f2.8 widest aperture. Push processing the 400asa slide film at the lab by two stops to the equivalent of 1600asa I found that an exposure around 20 second eventually gave the best results for best colour saturation and exposure and giving the maximum control of grain without it appearing washed out from underexposure. I found that the pushed 400asa stock was finer grained than the RSP11 which was rated at 1600asa-it was later dropped by Fuji when Provia was introduced. This basic arrangement eventually worked best when I moved to a DSLR Fuji S2 in 2003 with an ISO of 1600 giving comparable results to the ASA equivalent and the noise factor was akin to the grain of slide film. As I shot my general landscape work using Fuji I stayed with it for the Aurora although Kodak film was acceptable in quality and results. I felt that the Fuji film handled the reds and greens better anyway and these are in practice the primary colours of Aurora displays when oxygen is excited by the incoming electrons. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Heatheryhaugh, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, September, December, slide, film, Fuji, RHP, RSP11, 400asa, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, 24mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, earliest, first, captured
Aurora Glen Dye au61054jhp 
 Scottish Aurora Borealis display Glen Dye faint multiple rays red autumn 26th & 27th September 1989 taken from Heatheryhaugh just above steep climb out of Glen Dye on the road to the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the first I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji 400asa slide film and came just after midnight when clouds cleared and made the stars and night sky visible although the large brown patches are moving cloud. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the display captured here.

The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the first display I saw. Later tips helped until I started to park at a favourite viewpoint every clear night over the forthcoming years, the days before the Internet, and just watch the night sky.

I photographed using Fuji RHP 400asa, used in this photo, and RSP 11, rated at 1600ASA, the fastest available at the time in 35mm slide film of which this photo is an example and I tried both as well as bracketing exposures around the 20 second mark based on my experiences with photographing the Comet and aware that exposures much longer than 20 seconds incurred the affect of star trail so instead of sharp dots for stars they became lines. Instead of a telephoto lens as per the Comet, for Aurora I used my widest lens, a Nikkor 28mm with a f2.8 widest aperture. Push processing the 400asa slide film at the lab by two stops to the equivalent of 1600asa I found that an exposure around 20 second eventually gave the best results for best colour saturation and exposure and giving the maximum control of grain without it appearing washed out from underexposure. I found that the pushed 400asa stock was finer grained than the RSP11 which was rated at 1600asa-it was later dropped by Fuji when Provia was introduced. This basic arrangement eventually worked best when I moved to a DSLR Fuji S2 in 2003 with an ISO of 1600 giving comparable results to the ASA equivalent and the noise factor was akin to the grain of slide film. As I shot my general landscape work using Fuji I stayed with it for the Aurora although Kodak film was acceptable in quality and results. I felt that the Fuji film handled the reds and greens better anyway and these are in practice the primary colours of Aurora displays when oxygen is excited by the incoming electrons. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Heatheryhaugh, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, September, December, slide, film, Fuji, RHP, RSP11, 400asa, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, 24mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, earliest, first, captured
Aurora Glen Dye au610536jhp 
 Scotland Aurora Borealis rays red clouds moving shapes Aberdeenshire autumn 26th & 27th September 1989 taken from Heatheryhaugh just above steep climb out of Glen Dye on the road to the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the first I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji 400asa slide film, the end of my first film, and came just after midnight when clouds cleared and made the stars and night sky visible although the large brown patches are moving cloud. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the display captured here.

The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the first display I saw. Later tips helped until I started to park at a favourite viewpoint every clear night over the forthcoming years, the days before the Internet, and just watch the night sky.

I photographed using Fuji RHP 400asa, used in this photo, and RSP 11, rated at 1600ASA, the fastest available at the time in 35mm slide film of which this photo is an example and I tried both as well as bracketing exposures around the 20 second mark based on my experiences with photographing the Comet and aware that exposures much longer than 20 seconds incurred the affect of star trail so instead of sharp dots for stars they became lines. Instead of a telephoto lens as per the Comet, for Aurora I used my widest lens, a Nikkor 28mm with a f2.8 widest aperture. Push processing the 400asa slide film at the lab by two stops to the equivalent of 1600asa I found that an exposure around 20 second eventually gave the best results for best colour saturation and exposure and giving the maximum control of grain without it appearing washed out from underexposure. I found that the pushed 400asa stock was finer grained than the RSP11 which was rated at 1600asa-it was later dropped by Fuji when Provia was introduced. This basic arrangement eventually worked best when I moved to a DSLR Fuji S2 in 2003 with an ISO of 1600 giving comparable results to the ASA equivalent and the noise factor was akin to the grain of slide film. As I shot my general landscape work using Fuji I stayed with it for the Aurora although Kodak film was acceptable in quality and results. I felt that the Fuji film handled the reds and greens better anyway and these are in practice the primary colours of Aurora displays when oxygen is excited by the incoming electrons. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Heatheryhaugh, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, upright, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, September, December, slide, film, Fuji, RHP, RSP11, 400asa, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, 24mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, earliest, first, captured
Aurora Glen Dye au610535jhp 
 Scotland Aurora Borealis Glen Dye strong rays red clouds patterns autumn 26th & 27th September 1989 taken from Heatheryhaugh just above steep climb out of Glen Dye on the road to the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the first I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji 400asa slide film and came just after midnight when clouds cleared and made the stars and night sky visible although the large brown patches are moving cloud. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the display captured here.

The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the first display I saw. Later tips helped until I started to park at a favourite viewpoint every clear night over the forthcoming years, the days before the Internet, and just watch the night sky.

I photographed using Fuji RHP 400asa, used in this photo, and RSP 11, rated at 1600ASA, the fastest available at the time in 35mm slide film of which this photo is an example and I tried both as well as bracketing exposures around the 20 second mark based on my experiences with photographing the Comet and aware that exposures much longer than 20 seconds incurred the affect of star trail so instead of sharp dots for stars they became lines. Instead of a telephoto lens as per the Comet, for Aurora I used my widest lens, a Nikkor 28mm with a f2.8 widest aperture. Push processing the 400asa slide film at the lab by two stops to the equivalent of 1600asa I found that an exposure around 20 second eventually gave the best results for best colour saturation and exposure and giving the maximum control of grain without it appearing washed out from underexposure. I found that the pushed 400asa stock was finer grained than the RSP11 which was rated at 1600asa-it was later dropped by Fuji when Provia was introduced. This basic arrangement eventually worked best when I moved to a DSLR Fuji S2 in 2003 with an ISO of 1600 giving comparable results to the ASA equivalent and the noise factor was akin to the grain of slide film. As I shot my general landscape work using Fuji I stayed with it for the Aurora although Kodak film was acceptable in quality and results. I felt that the Fuji film handled the reds and greens better anyway and these are in practice the primary colours of Aurora displays when oxygen is excited by the incoming electrons. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Heatheryhaugh, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, upright, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, September, December, slide, film, Fuji, RHP, RSP11, 400asa, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, 24mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, earliest, first, captured
Aurora Glen Dye au610533jhp 
 Scottish Aurora Borealis Northern Lights display rays red clouds stars autumn 26th & 27th September 1989 taken from Heatheryhaugh just above steep climb out of Glen Dye on the road to the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the first I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji 400asa slide film and came just after midnight when clouds cleared and made the stars and night sky visible although the large brown patches are moving cloud. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the display captured here.

The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the first display I saw. Later tips helped until I started to park at a favourite viewpoint every clear night over the forthcoming years, the days before the Internet, and just watch the night sky.

I photographed using Fuji RHP 400asa, used in this photo, and RSP 11, rated at 1600ASA, the fastest available at the time in 35mm slide film of which this photo is an example and I tried both as well as bracketing exposures around the 20 second mark based on my experiences with photographing the Comet and aware that exposures much longer than 20 seconds incurred the affect of star trail so instead of sharp dots for stars they became lines. Instead of a telephoto lens as per the Comet, for Aurora I used my widest lens, a Nikkor 28mm with a f2.8 widest aperture. Push processing the 400asa slide film at the lab by two stops to the equivalent of 1600asa I found that an exposure around 20 second eventually gave the best results for best colour saturation and exposure and giving the maximum control of grain without it appearing washed out from underexposure. I found that the pushed 400asa stock was finer grained than the RSP11 which was rated at 1600asa-it was later dropped by Fuji when Provia was introduced. This basic arrangement eventually worked best when I moved to a DSLR Fuji S2 in 2003 with an ISO of 1600 giving comparable results to the ASA equivalent and the noise factor was akin to the grain of slide film. As I shot my general landscape work using Fuji I stayed with it for the Aurora although Kodak film was acceptable in quality and results. I felt that the Fuji film handled the reds and greens better anyway and these are in practice the primary colours of Aurora displays when oxygen is excited by the incoming electrons. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Heatheryhaugh, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, upright, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, September, December, slide, film, Fuji, RHP, RSP11, 400asa, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, 24mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, earliest, first, captured
Aurora Glen Dye au610531jhp 
 Scotland photo Aurora Borealis display rays pink clouds windy shapes autumn 26th & 27th September 1989 taken from Heatheryhaugh just above steep climb out of Glen Dye on the road to the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the first I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji 400asa slide film and came just after midnight when clouds cleared and made the stars and night sky visible although the large brown patches are moving cloud. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the display captured here.

The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the first display I saw. Later tips helped until I started to park at a favourite viewpoint every clear night over the forthcoming years, the days before the Internet, and just watch the night sky.

I photographed using Fuji RHP 400asa, used in this photo, and RSP 11, rated at 1600ASA, the fastest available at the time in 35mm slide film of which this photo is an example and I tried both as well as bracketing exposures around the 20 second mark based on my experiences with photographing the Comet and aware that exposures much longer than 20 seconds incurred the affect of star trail so instead of sharp dots for stars they became lines. Instead of a telephoto lens as per the Comet, for Aurora I used my widest lens, a Nikkor 28mm with a f2.8 widest aperture. Push processing the 400asa slide film at the lab by two stops to the equivalent of 1600asa I found that an exposure around 20 second eventually gave the best results for best colour saturation and exposure and giving the maximum control of grain without it appearing washed out from underexposure. I found that the pushed 400asa stock was finer grained than the RSP11 which was rated at 1600asa-it was later dropped by Fuji when Provia was introduced. This basic arrangement eventually worked best when I moved to a DSLR Fuji S2 in 2003 with an ISO of 1600 giving comparable results to the ASA equivalent and the noise factor was akin to the grain of slide film. As I shot my general landscape work using Fuji I stayed with it for the Aurora although Kodak film was acceptable in quality and results. I felt that the Fuji film handled the reds and greens better anyway and these are in practice the primary colours of Aurora displays when oxygen is excited by the incoming electrons. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Heatheryhaugh, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, September, December, slide, film, Fuji, RHP, RSP11, 400asa, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, 24mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, earliest, first, captured
Aurora Glen Dye au61052jhp 
 Scotland Aurora Borealis display Glen Dye overexposed rays trailing stars red autumn 26th & 27th September 1989 taken from Heatheryhaugh just above steep climb out of Glen Dye on the road to the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the first I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji 400asa slide film and came just after midnight when clouds cleared and made the stars and night sky visible although the large brown patches are moving cloud. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the display captured here.

The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the first display I saw. Later tips helped until I started to park at a favourite viewpoint every clear night over the forthcoming years, the days before the Internet, and just watch the night sky.

I photographed using Fuji RHP 400asa, used in this photo, and RSP 11, rated at 1600ASA, the fastest available at the time in 35mm slide film of which this photo is an example and I tried both as well as bracketing exposures around the 20 second mark based on my experiences with photographing the Comet and aware that exposures much longer than 20 seconds incurred the affect of star trail so instead of sharp dots for stars they became lines. Instead of a telephoto lens as per the Comet, for Aurora I used my widest lens, a Nikkor 28mm with a f2.8 widest aperture. Push processing the 400asa slide film at the lab by two stops to the equivalent of 1600asa I found that an exposure around 20 second eventually gave the best results for best colour saturation and exposure and giving the maximum control of grain without it appearing washed out from underexposure. I found that the pushed 400asa stock was finer grained than the RSP11 which was rated at 1600asa-it was later dropped by Fuji when Provia was introduced. This basic arrangement eventually worked best when I moved to a DSLR Fuji S2 in 2003 with an ISO of 1600 giving comparable results to the ASA equivalent and the noise factor was akin to the grain of slide film. As I shot my general landscape work using Fuji I stayed with it for the Aurora although Kodak film was acceptable in quality and results. I felt that the Fuji film handled the reds and greens better anyway and these are in practice the primary colours of Aurora displays when oxygen is excited by the incoming electrons. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Heatheryhaugh, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, September, December, slide, film, Fuji, RHP, RSP11, 400asa, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, 24mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, earliest, first, captured
Aurora Glen Dye au610527jhp 
 Scotland Aurora Borealis night sky strong multiple rays red Arc autumn 26th & 27th September 1989 taken from Heatheryhaugh just above steep climb out of Glen Dye on the road to the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the first I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji 400asa slide film and came just after midnight when clouds cleared and made the stars and night sky visible although the large brown patches are moving cloud. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the display captured here.

The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the first display I saw. Later tips helped until I started to park at a favourite viewpoint every clear night over the forthcoming years, the days before the Internet, and just watch the night sky.

I photographed using Fuji RHP 400asa, used in this photo, and RSP 11, rated at 1600ASA, the fastest available at the time in 35mm slide film of which this photo is an example and I tried both as well as bracketing exposures around the 20 second mark based on my experiences with photographing the Comet and aware that exposures much longer than 20 seconds incurred the affect of star trail so instead of sharp dots for stars they became lines. Instead of a telephoto lens as per the Comet, for Aurora I used my widest lens, a Nikkor 28mm with a f2.8 widest aperture. Push processing the 400asa slide film at the lab by two stops to the equivalent of 1600asa I found that an exposure around 20 second eventually gave the best results for best colour saturation and exposure and giving the maximum control of grain without it appearing washed out from underexposure. I found that the pushed 400asa stock was finer grained than the RSP11 which was rated at 1600asa-it was later dropped by Fuji when Provia was introduced. This basic arrangement eventually worked best when I moved to a DSLR Fuji S2 in 2003 with an ISO of 1600 giving comparable results to the ASA equivalent and the noise factor was akin to the grain of slide film. As I shot my general landscape work using Fuji I stayed with it for the Aurora although Kodak film was acceptable in quality and results. I felt that the Fuji film handled the reds and greens better anyway and these are in practice the primary colours of Aurora displays when oxygen is excited by the incoming electrons. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Heatheryhaugh, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, September, December, slide, film, Fuji, RHP, RSP11, 400asa, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, 24mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, earliest, first, captured
Aurora Glen Dye au610526jhp 
 Scotland Northern Lights Glen Dye many strong bright rays red autumn 26th & 27th September 1989 taken from Heatheryhaugh just above steep climb out of Glen Dye on the road to the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the first I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji 400asa slide film and came just after midnight when clouds cleared and made the stars and night sky visible although the large brown patches are moving cloud. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the display captured here.

The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the first display I saw. Later tips helped until I started to park at a favourite viewpoint every clear night over the forthcoming years, the days before the Internet, and just watch the night sky.

I photographed using Fuji RHP 400asa, used in this photo, and RSP 11, rated at 1600ASA, the fastest available at the time in 35mm slide film of which this photo is an example and I tried both as well as bracketing exposures around the 20 second mark based on my experiences with photographing the Comet and aware that exposures much longer than 20 seconds incurred the affect of star trail so instead of sharp dots for stars they became lines. Instead of a telephoto lens as per the Comet, for Aurora I used my widest lens, a Nikkor 28mm with a f2.8 widest aperture. Push processing the 400asa slide film at the lab by two stops to the equivalent of 1600asa I found that an exposure around 20 second eventually gave the best results for best colour saturation and exposure and giving the maximum control of grain without it appearing washed out from underexposure. I found that the pushed 400asa stock was finer grained than the RSP11 which was rated at 1600asa-it was later dropped by Fuji when Provia was introduced. This basic arrangement eventually worked best when I moved to a DSLR Fuji S2 in 2003 with an ISO of 1600 giving comparable results to the ASA equivalent and the noise factor was akin to the grain of slide film. As I shot my general landscape work using Fuji I stayed with it for the Aurora although Kodak film was acceptable in quality and results. I felt that the Fuji film handled the reds and greens better anyway and these are in practice the primary colours of Aurora displays when oxygen is excited by the incoming electrons. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Heatheryhaugh, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, upright, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, September, December, slide, film, Fuji, RHP, RSP11, 400asa, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, 24mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, earliest, first, captured
Aurora Glen Dye au610525jhp 
 Scottish active Aurora Borealis Glen Dye rays large red clouds autumn 26th & 27th September 1989 taken from Heatheryhaugh just above steep climb out of Glen Dye on the road to the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the first I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji 400asa slide film and came just after midnight when clouds cleared and made the stars and night sky visible although the large brown patches are moving cloud. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the display captured here.

The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the first display I saw. Later tips helped until I started to park at a favourite viewpoint every clear night over the forthcoming years, the days before the Internet, and just watch the night sky.

I photographed using Fuji RHP 400asa, used in this photo, and RSP 11, rated at 1600ASA, the fastest available at the time in 35mm slide film of which this photo is an example and I tried both as well as bracketing exposures around the 20 second mark based on my experiences with photographing the Comet and aware that exposures much longer than 20 seconds incurred the affect of star trail so instead of sharp dots for stars they became lines. Instead of a telephoto lens as per the Comet, for Aurora I used my widest lens, a Nikkor 28mm with a f2.8 widest aperture. Push processing the 400asa slide film at the lab by two stops to the equivalent of 1600asa I found that an exposure around 20 second eventually gave the best results for best colour saturation and exposure and giving the maximum control of grain without it appearing washed out from underexposure. I found that the pushed 400asa stock was finer grained than the RSP11 which was rated at 1600asa-it was later dropped by Fuji when Provia was introduced. This basic arrangement eventually worked best when I moved to a DSLR Fuji S2 in 2003 with an ISO of 1600 giving comparable results to the ASA equivalent and the noise factor was akin to the grain of slide film. As I shot my general landscape work using Fuji I stayed with it for the Aurora although Kodak film was acceptable in quality and results. I felt that the Fuji film handled the reds and greens better anyway and these are in practice the primary colours of Aurora displays when oxygen is excited by the incoming electrons. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Heatheryhaugh, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, September, December, slide, film, Fuji, RHP, RSP11, 400asa, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, 24mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, earliest, first, captured
Aurora Glen Dye au610524jhp 
 Scotland Merry Dancers display rays red stars several Aurora autumn September 26th & 27th 1989 taken from Heatheryhaugh just above steep climb out of Glen Dye on the road to the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the first I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji 400asa slide film and came just after midnight when clouds cleared and made the stars and night sky visible although the large brown patches are moving cloud. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the display captured here.

The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the first display I saw. Later tips helped until I started to park at a favourite viewpoint every clear night over the forthcoming years, the days before the Internet, and just watch the night sky.

I photographed using Fuji RHP 400asa, used in this photo, and RSP 11, rated at 1600ASA, the fastest available at the time in 35mm slide film of which this photo is an example and I tried both as well as bracketing exposures around the 20 second mark based on my experiences with photographing the Comet and aware that exposures much longer than 20 seconds incurred the affect of star trail so instead of sharp dots for stars they became lines. Instead of a telephoto lens as per the Comet, for Aurora I used my widest lens, a Nikkor 28mm with a f2.8 widest aperture. Push processing the 400asa slide film at the lab by two stops to the equivalent of 1600asa I found that an exposure around 20 second eventually gave the best results for best colour saturation and exposure and giving the maximum control of grain without it appearing washed out from underexposure. I found that the pushed 400asa stock was finer grained than the RSP11 which was rated at 1600asa-it was later dropped by Fuji when Provia was introduced. This basic arrangement eventually worked best when I moved to a DSLR Fuji S2 in 2003 with an ISO of 1600 giving comparable results to the ASA equivalent and the noise factor was akin to the grain of slide film. As I shot my general landscape work using Fuji I stayed with it for the Aurora although Kodak film was acceptable in quality and results. I felt that the Fuji film handled the reds and greens better anyway and these are in practice the primary colours of Aurora displays when oxygen is excited by the incoming electrons. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Heatheryhaugh, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, September, December, slide, film, Fuji, RHP, RSP11, 400asa, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, 24mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, earliest, first, captured
Aurora Glen Dye au610523jhp 
 Scotland Aurora Borealis Glen Dye rays red long exposure clouds 26th & 27th September 1989 taken from Heatheryhaugh just above steep climb out of Glen Dye on the road to the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the first I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji 400asa slide film and came just after midnight when clouds cleared and made the stars and night sky visible although the large brown patches are moving cloud. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the display captured here.

The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the first display I saw. Later tips helped until I started to park at a favourite viewpoint every clear night over the forthcoming years, the days before the Internet, and just watch the night sky.

I photographed using Fuji RHP 400asa, used in this photo, and RSP 11, rated at 1600ASA, the fastest available at the time in 35mm slide film of which this photo is an example and I tried both as well as bracketing exposures around the 20 second mark based on my experiences with photographing the Comet and aware that exposures much longer than 20 seconds incurred the affect of star trail so instead of sharp dots for stars they became lines. Instead of a telephoto lens as per the Comet, for Aurora I used my widest lens, a Nikkor 28mm with a f2.8 widest aperture. Push processing the 400asa slide film at the lab by two stops to the equivalent of 1600asa I found that an exposure around 20 second eventually gave the best results for best colour saturation and exposure and giving the maximum control of grain without it appearing washed out from underexposure. I found that the pushed 400asa stock was finer grained than the RSP11 which was rated at 1600asa-it was later dropped by Fuji when Provia was introduced. This basic arrangement eventually worked best when I moved to a DSLR Fuji S2 in 2003 with an ISO of 1600 giving comparable results to the ASA equivalent and the noise factor was akin to the grain of slide film. As I shot my general landscape work using Fuji I stayed with it for the Aurora although Kodak film was acceptable in quality and results. I felt that the Fuji film handled the reds and greens better anyway and these are in practice the primary colours of Aurora displays when oxygen is excited by the incoming electrons. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Heatheryhaugh, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, September, December, slide, film, Fuji, RHP, RSP11, 400asa, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, 24mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, earliest, first, captured
Aurora Glen Dye au610521jhp 
 Scotland Northern Lights Clachnaben hill rays mulitple red autumn 26th & 27th September 1989 taken from Heatheryhaugh just above steep climb out of Glen Dye on the road to the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the first I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji 400asa slide film and came just after midnight when clouds cleared and made the stars and night sky visible although the large brown patches are moving cloud. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the display captured here.

The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the first display I saw. Later tips helped until I started to park at a favourite viewpoint every clear night over the forthcoming years, the days before the Internet, and just watch the night sky.

I photographed using Fuji RHP 400asa, used in this photo, and RSP 11, rated at 1600ASA, the fastest available at the time in 35mm slide film of which this photo is an example and I tried both as well as bracketing exposures around the 20 second mark based on my experiences with photographing the Comet and aware that exposures much longer than 20 seconds incurred the affect of star trail so instead of sharp dots for stars they became lines. Instead of a telephoto lens as per the Comet, for Aurora I used my widest lens, a Nikkor 28mm with a f2.8 widest aperture. Push processing the 400asa slide film at the lab by two stops to the equivalent of 1600asa I found that an exposure around 20 second eventually gave the best results for best colour saturation and exposure and giving the maximum control of grain without it appearing washed out from underexposure. I found that the pushed 400asa stock was finer grained than the RSP11 which was rated at 1600asa-it was later dropped by Fuji when Provia was introduced. This basic arrangement eventually worked best when I moved to a DSLR Fuji S2 in 2003 with an ISO of 1600 giving comparable results to the ASA equivalent and the noise factor was akin to the grain of slide film. As I shot my general landscape work using Fuji I stayed with it for the Aurora although Kodak film was acceptable in quality and results. I felt that the Fuji film handled the reds and greens better anyway and these are in practice the primary colours of Aurora displays when oxygen is excited by the incoming electrons. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Heatheryhaugh, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, September, December, slide, film, Fuji, RHP, RSP11, 400asa, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, 24mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, earliest, first, captured
Aurora Glen Dye au610520jhp 
 Scotland Aurora Borealis display rays red clouds Jim Henderson Photo autumn 26th & 27th September 1989 taken from Heatheryhaugh just above steep climb out of Glen Dye on the road to the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the first I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji 400asa slide film, the first film I tried out, and came just after midnight when clouds cleared and made the stars and night sky visible although the large brown patches are moving cloud. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the display captured here.

The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the first display I saw. Later tips helped until I started to park at a favourite viewpoint every clear night over the forthcoming years, the days before the Internet, and just watch the night sky.

I photographed using Fuji RHP 400asa, used in this photo, and RSP 11, rated at 1600ASA, the fastest available at the time in 35mm slide film of which this photo is an example and I tried both as well as bracketing exposures around the 20 second mark based on my experiences with photographing the Comet and aware that exposures much longer than 20 seconds incurred the affect of star trail so instead of sharp dots for stars they became lines. Instead of a telephoto lens as per the Comet, for Aurora I used my widest lens, a Nikkor 28mm with a f2.8 widest aperture. Push processing the 400asa slide film at the lab by two stops to the equivalent of 1600asa I found that an exposure around 20 second eventually gave the best results for best colour saturation and exposure and giving the maximum control of grain without it appearing washed out from underexposure. I found that the pushed 400asa stock was finer grained than the RSP11 which was rated at 1600asa-it was later dropped by Fuji when Provia was introduced. This basic arrangement eventually worked best when I moved to a DSLR Fuji S2 in 2003 with an ISO of 1600 giving comparable results to the ASA equivalent and the noise factor was akin to the grain of slide film. As I shot my general landscape work using Fuji I stayed with it for the Aurora although Kodak film was acceptable in quality and results. I felt that the Fuji film handled the reds and greens better anyway and these are in practice the primary colours of Aurora displays when oxygen is excited by the incoming electrons. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Heatheryhaugh, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, September, December, slide, film, Fuji, RHP, RSP11, 400asa, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, 24mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, earliest, first, captured
Aurora Glen Dye au61051jhp 
 Scotland Aurora Borealis display Glen Dye rays clouds first photo autumn 26th & 27th September 1989 taken from Heatheryhaugh just above steep climb out of Glen Dye on the road to the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo was the first I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji 400asa slide film and came just after midnight when clouds cleared and made the stars and night sky visible and some rays visible through the gaps. This was probably an underexposure, maybe 10 seconds or so. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the display captured here.

The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the first display I saw. Later tips helped until I started to park at a favourite viewpoint every clear night over the forthcoming years, the days before the Internet, and just watch the night sky.

I photographed using Fuji RHP 400asa, used in this photo, and RSP 11, rated at 1600ASA, the fastest available at the time in 35mm slide film of which this photo is an example and I tried both as well as bracketing exposures around the 20 second mark based on my experiences with photographing the Comet and aware that exposures much longer than 20 seconds incurred the affect of star trail so instead of sharp dots for stars they became lines. Instead of a telephoto lens as per the Comet, for Aurora I used my widest lens, a Nikkor 28mm with a f2.8 widest aperture. Push processing the 400asa slide film at the lab by two stops to the equivalent of 1600asa I found that an exposure around 20 second eventually gave the best results for best colour saturation and exposure and giving the maximum control of grain without it appearing washed out from underexposure. I found that the pushed 400asa stock was finer grained than the RSP11 which was rated at 1600asa-it was later dropped by Fuji when Provia was introduced. This basic arrangement eventually worked best when I moved to a DSLR Fuji S2 in 2003 with an ISO of 1600 giving comparable results to the ASA equivalent and the noise factor was akin to the grain of slide film. As I shot my general landscape work using Fuji I stayed with it for the Aurora although Kodak film was acceptable in quality and results. I felt that the Fuji film handled the reds and greens better anyway and these are in practice the primary colours of Aurora displays when oxygen is excited by the incoming electrons. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Heatheryhaugh, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, September, December, slide, film, Fuji, RHP, RSP11, 400asa, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, 24mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, earliest, first, captured
Aurora Glen Dye au610517jhp 
 Aberdeenshire Aurora Borealis display Glen Dye faint rays clouds gaps autumn 26th & 27th September 1989 taken from Heatheryhaugh just above steep climb out of Glen Dye on the road to the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the first I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji 400asa slide film and came just after midnight when clouds cleared and made the stars and night sky visible although the large brown patches are moving cloud. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the display captured here.

The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the first display I saw. Later tips helped until I started to park at a favourite viewpoint every clear night over the forthcoming years, the days before the Internet, and just watch the night sky.

I photographed using Fuji RHP 400asa, used in this photo, and RSP 11, rated at 1600ASA, the fastest available at the time in 35mm slide film of which this photo is an example and I tried both as well as bracketing exposures around the 20 second mark based on my experiences with photographing the Comet and aware that exposures much longer than 20 seconds incurred the affect of star trail so instead of sharp dots for stars they became lines. Instead of a telephoto lens as per the Comet, for Aurora I used my widest lens, a Nikkor 28mm with a f2.8 widest aperture. Push processing the 400asa slide film at the lab by two stops to the equivalent of 1600asa I found that an exposure around 20 second eventually gave the best results for best colour saturation and exposure and giving the maximum control of grain without it appearing washed out from underexposure. I found that the pushed 400asa stock was finer grained than the RSP11 which was rated at 1600asa-it was later dropped by Fuji when Provia was introduced. This basic arrangement eventually worked best when I moved to a DSLR Fuji S2 in 2003 with an ISO of 1600 giving comparable results to the ASA equivalent and the noise factor was akin to the grain of slide film. As I shot my general landscape work using Fuji I stayed with it for the Aurora although Kodak film was acceptable in quality and results. I felt that the Fuji film handled the reds and greens better anyway and these are in practice the primary colours of Aurora displays when oxygen is excited by the incoming electrons. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Heatheryhaugh, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, September, December, slide, film, Fuji, RHP, RSP11, 400asa, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, 24mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, earliest, first, captured
Aurora Cairn O Mount au617120jhp 
 Scotland Aurora Borealis maximum bright strong display winter hills Boxing Day December Cairn O’Mount 1989 taken from just below the Cairn O’Mount on its North face and which looks northwards towards Deeside. This photo is from the fourth Aurora Display I photographed after my first one in September and the arc started to develop from 22.00 hrs UT onwards. I felt that the summit of the Cairn would be a good vantage point and offer uncluttered views northwards. It was a good light pollution free viewpoint but apart from an occasional passing car, headlights a headache during an exposure, I soon realised that it was along way to go and of course further south of and way from any displays. In some of the photos there are two small lights on the horizon which I reckoned were from a farm on the Hill of Fare several miles to the north. The single dark pole is a snow pole and on the side of the nearby hillside are snow fences. This display was a classic in terms of an Arc, waxing and waning until it reached a point of no return when single and then multiple burst upwards from the arc as well as moving quite rapidly from right to left; East to West. Generally the colour was a pale whitish/yellow colour with a hint of red in some of the rays.

The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the first display I saw. Later tips helped until I started to park at a favourite viewpoint every clear night over the forthcoming years, the days before the Internet, and just watch the night sky.

I took Fuji RHP 400asa and RSP 11, rated at 1600ASA, the fastest available at the time in 35mm slide film of which this photo is an example and I tried both as well as bracketing exposures around the 20 second mark based on my experiences with photographing the Comet and aware that exposures much longer than that incurred the affect of star trail so instead of sharp dots for stars they became lines. Instead of a telephoto lens as per the Comet, for Aurora I used my widest lens, a Nikkor 28mm with a f2.8 widest aperture. Push processing the slide film at the Fuji lab by two stops to the equivalent of 1600asa I found that an exposure around 20 second eventually gave the best results for best colour saturation and exposure and giving the maximum control of grain without it appearing washed out from underexposure. This basic arrangement eventually worked best when I moved to a DSLR Fuji S2 in 2003 with an ISO of 1600 giving comparable results to the ASA equivalent and the noise factor was akin to the grain of slide film. As I shot my general landscape work using Fuji I stayed with it for the Aurora although Kodak film was acceptable in quality and results. I felt that the Fuji film handled the reds and greens better anyway and these are in practice the primary colours of Aurora displays when oxygen is excited by the incoming electrons. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Heatheryhaugh, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, September, December, Boxing, Day, slide, film, Fuji, RHP, RSP11, 400asa, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, 24mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, earliest, first, captured
Aurora Cairn O Mount au617119jhp 
 Scotland Aurora Borealis Boxing Day December rays bright Cairn O’Mount 1989 taken from just below the Cairn O’Mount on its North face and which looks northwards towards Deeside. This photo is from the fourth Aurora Display I photographed after my first one in September and the arc started to develop from 22.00 hrs UT onwards. I felt that the summit of the Cairn would be a good vantage point and offer uncluttered views northwards. It was a good light pollution free viewpoint but apart from an occasional passing car, headlights a headache during an exposure, I soon realised that it was along way to go and of course further south of and way from any displays. In some of the photos there are two small lights on the horizon which I reckoned were from a farm on the Hill of Fare several miles to the north. The single dark pole is a snow pole and on the side of the nearby hillside are snow fences. This display was a classic in terms of an Arc, waxing and waning until it reached a point of no return when single and then multiple burst upwards from the arc as well as moving quite rapidly from right to left; East to West. Generally the colour was a pale whitish/yellow colour with a hint of red in some of the rays.

The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the first display I saw. Later tips helped until I started to park at a favourite viewpoint every clear night over the forthcoming years, the days before the Internet, and just watch the night sky.

I took Fuji RHP 400asa and RSP 11, rated at 1600ASA, the fastest available at the time in 35mm slide film of which this photo is an example and I tried both as well as bracketing exposures around the 20 second mark based on my experiences with photographing the Comet and aware that exposures much longer than that incurred the affect of star trail so instead of sharp dots for stars they became lines. Instead of a telephoto lens as per the Comet, for Aurora I used my widest lens, a Nikkor 28mm with a f2.8 widest aperture. Push processing the slide film at the Fuji lab by two stops to the equivalent of 1600asa I found that an exposure around 20 second eventually gave the best results for best colour saturation and exposure and giving the maximum control of grain without it appearing washed out from underexposure. This basic arrangement eventually worked best when I moved to a DSLR Fuji S2 in 2003 with an ISO of 1600 giving comparable results to the ASA equivalent and the noise factor was akin to the grain of slide film. As I shot my general landscape work using Fuji I stayed with it for the Aurora although Kodak film was acceptable in quality and results. I felt that the Fuji film handled the reds and greens better anyway and these are in practice the primary colours of Aurora displays when oxygen is excited by the incoming electrons. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Heatheryhaugh, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, September, December, Boxing, Day, slide, film, Fuji, RHP, RSP11, 400asa, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, 24mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, earliest, first, captured
Aurora Cairn O Mount au617118jhp 
 Scottish Aurora Borealis display Boxing Day west rays Cairn O’Mount 1989 taken from just below the Cairn O’Mount on its North face and which looks northwards towards Deeside. This photo is from the fourth Aurora Display I photographed after my first one in September and the arc started to develop from 22.00 hrs UT onwards. I felt that the summit of the Cairn would be a good vantage point and offer uncluttered views northwards. It was a good light pollution free viewpoint but apart from an occasional passing car, headlights a headache during an exposure, I soon realised that it was along way to go and of course further south of and way from any displays. In some of the photos there are two small lights on the horizon which I reckoned were from a farm on the Hill of Fare several miles to the north. The single dark pole is a snow pole and on the side of the nearby hillside are snow fences. This display was a classic in terms of an Arc, waxing and waning until it reached a point of no return when single and then multiple burst upwards from the arc as well as moving quite rapidly from right to left; East to West. Generally the colour was a pale whitish/yellow colour with a hint of red in some of the rays.

The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the first display I saw. Later tips helped until I started to park at a favourite viewpoint every clear night over the forthcoming years, the days before the Internet, and just watch the night sky.

I took Fuji RHP 400asa and RSP 11, rated at 1600ASA, the fastest available at the time in 35mm slide film of which this photo is an example and I tried both as well as bracketing exposures around the 20 second mark based on my experiences with photographing the Comet and aware that exposures much longer than that incurred the affect of star trail so instead of sharp dots for stars they became lines. Instead of a telephoto lens as per the Comet, for Aurora I used my widest lens, a Nikkor 28mm with a f2.8 widest aperture. Push processing the slide film at the Fuji lab by two stops to the equivalent of 1600asa I found that an exposure around 20 second eventually gave the best results for best colour saturation and exposure and giving the maximum control of grain without it appearing washed out from underexposure. This basic arrangement eventually worked best when I moved to a DSLR Fuji S2 in 2003 with an ISO of 1600 giving comparable results to the ASA equivalent and the noise factor was akin to the grain of slide film. As I shot my general landscape work using Fuji I stayed with it for the Aurora although Kodak film was acceptable in quality and results. I felt that the Fuji film handled the reds and greens better anyway and these are in practice the primary colours of Aurora displays when oxygen is excited by the incoming electrons 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Heatheryhaugh, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, multiple, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, September, December, Boxing, Day, slide, film, Fuji, RHP, RSP11, 400asa, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, 24mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, earliest, first, captured
Aurora Cairn O Mount au617117jhp 
 Scotland Aurora Borealis moving ray red headlights Boxing Day Aberdeenshire December Cairn O’Mount 1989 taken from just below the Cairn O’Mount on its North face and which looks northwards towards Deeside. This photo is from the fourth Aurora Display I photographed after my first one in September and the arc started to develop from 22.00 hrs UT onwards. I felt that the summit of the Cairn would be a good vantage point and offer uncluttered views northwards. It was a good light pollution free viewpoint but apart from an occasional passing car, headlights a headache during an exposure, I soon realised that it was along way to go and of course further south of and way from any displays. In some of the photos there are two small lights on the horizon which I reckoned were from a farm on the Hill of Fare several miles to the north. The single dark pole is a snow pole and on the side of the nearby hillside are snow fences. This display was a classic in terms of an Arc, waxing and waning until it reached a point of no return when single and then multiple burst upwards from the arc as well as moving quite rapidly from right to left; East to West. Generally the colour was a pale whitish/yellow colour with a hint of red in some of the rays.

The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the first display I saw. Later tips helped until I started to park at a favourite viewpoint every clear night over the forthcoming years, the days before the Internet, and just watch the night sky.

I took Fuji RHP 400asa and RSP 11, rated at 1600ASA, the fastest available at the time in 35mm slide film of which this photo is an example and I tried both as well as bracketing exposures around the 20 second mark based on my experiences with photographing the Comet and aware that exposures much longer than that incurred the affect of star trail so instead of sharp dots for stars they became lines. Instead of a telephoto lens as per the Comet, for Aurora I used my widest lens, a Nikkor 28mm with a f2.8 widest aperture. Push processing the slide film at the Fuji lab by two stops to the equivalent of 1600asa I found that an exposure around 20 second eventually gave the best results for best colour saturation and exposure and giving the maximum control of grain without it appearing washed out from underexposure. This basic arrangement eventually worked best when I moved to a DSLR Fuji S2 in 2003 with an ISO of 1600 giving comparable results to the ASA equivalent and the noise factor was akin to the grain of slide film. As I shot my general landscape work using Fuji I stayed with it for the Aurora although Kodak film was acceptable in quality and results. I felt that the Fuji film handled the reds and greens better anyway and these are in practice the primary colours of Aurora displays when oxygen is excited by the incoming electrons 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Heatheryhaugh, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, September, December, Boxing, Day, slide, film, Fuji, RHP, RSP11, 400asa, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, 24mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, earliest, first, captured
Aurora Cairn O Mount au617115jhp 
 Scotland Northern Lights multiple rays arc red yellow display 1989 Boxing Day December Cairn O’Mount taken from just below the Cairn O’Mount on its North face and which looks northwards towards Deeside. This photo is from the fourth Aurora Display I photographed after my first one in September and the arc started to develop from 22.00 hrs UT onwards. I felt that the summit of the Cairn would be a good vantage point and offer uncluttered views northwards. It was a good light pollution free viewpoint but apart from an occasional passing car, headlights a headache during an exposure, I soon realised that it was along way to go and of course further south of and way from any displays. In some of the photos there are two small lights on the horizon which I reckoned were from a farm on the Hill of Fare several miles to the north. The single dark pole is a snow pole and on the side of the nearby hillside are snow fences. This display was a classic in terms of an Arc, waxing and waning until it reached a point of no return when single and then multiple burst upwards from the arc as well as moving quite rapidly from right to left; East to West. Generally the colour was a pale whitish/yellow colour with a hint of red in some of the rays.

The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the first display I saw. Later tips helped until I started to park at a favourite viewpoint every clear night over the forthcoming years, the days before the Internet, and just watch the night sky.

I took Fuji RHP 400asa and RSP 11, rated at 1600ASA, the fastest available at the time in 35mm slide film of which this photo is an example and I tried both as well as bracketing exposures around the 20 second mark based on my experiences with photographing the Comet and aware that exposures much longer than that incurred the affect of star trail so instead of sharp dots for stars they became lines. Instead of a telephoto lens as per the Comet, for Aurora I used my widest lens, a Nikkor 28mm with a f2.8 widest aperture. Push processing the slide film at the Fuji lab by two stops to the equivalent of 1600asa I found that an exposure around 20 second eventually gave the best results for best colour saturation and exposure and giving the maximum control of grain without it appearing washed out from underexposure. This basic arrangement eventually worked best when I moved to a DSLR Fuji S2 in 2003 with an ISO of 1600 giving comparable results to the ASA equivalent and the noise factor was akin to the grain of slide film. As I shot my general landscape work using Fuji I stayed with it for the Aurora although Kodak film was acceptable in quality and results. I felt that the Fuji film handled the reds and greens better anyway and these are in practice the primary colours of Aurora displays when oxygen is excited by the incoming electrons. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Heatheryhaugh, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, September, December, Boxing, Day, slide, film, Fuji, RHP, RSP11, 400asa, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, 24mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, earliest, first, captured
Aurora Cairn O Mount au617114jhp 
 Scotland Aurora Borealis several rays moving arc hill starting display Boxing Day December Cairn O’Mount 1989 taken from just below the Cairn O’Mount on its North face and which looks northwards towards Deeside. This photo is from the fourth Aurora Display I photographed after my first one in September and the arc started to develop from 22.00 hrs UT onwards. I felt that the summit of the Cairn would be a good vantage point and offer uncluttered views northwards. It was a good light pollution free viewpoint but apart from an occasional passing car, headlights a headache during an exposure, I soon realised that it was along way to go and of course further south of and way from any displays. In some of the photos there are two small lights on the horizon which I reckoned were from a farm on the Hill of Fare several miles to the north. The single dark pole is a snow pole and on the side of the nearby hillside are snow fences. This display was a classic in terms of an Arc, waxing and waning until it reached a point of no return when single and then multiple burst upwards from the arc as well as moving quite rapidly from right to left; East to West. Generally the colour was a pale whitish/yellow colour with a hint of red in some of the rays.

The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the first display I saw. Later tips helped until I started to park at a favourite viewpoint every clear night over the forthcoming years, the days before the Internet, and just watch the night sky.

I took Fuji RHP 400asa and RSP 11, rated at 1600ASA, the fastest available at the time in 35mm slide film of which this photo is an example and I tried both as well as bracketing exposures around the 20 second mark based on my experiences with photographing the Comet and aware that exposures much longer than that incurred the affect of star trail so instead of sharp dots for stars they became lines. Instead of a telephoto lens as per the Comet, for Aurora I used my widest lens, a Nikkor 28mm with a f2.8 widest aperture. Push processing the slide film at the Fuji lab by two stops to the equivalent of 1600asa I found that an exposure around 20 second eventually gave the best results for best colour saturation and exposure and giving the maximum control of grain without it appearing washed out from underexposure. This basic arrangement eventually worked best when I moved to a DSLR Fuji S2 in 2003 with an ISO of 1600 giving comparable results to the ASA equivalent and the noise factor was akin to the grain of slide film. As I shot my general landscape work using Fuji I stayed with it for the Aurora although Kodak film was acceptable in quality and results. I felt that the Fuji film handled the reds and greens better anyway and these are in practice the primary colours of Aurora displays when oxygen is excited by the incoming electrons. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Heatheryhaugh, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, September, December, Boxing, Day, slide, film, Fuji, RHP, RSP11, 400asa, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, 24mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, earliest, first, captured
Aurora Cairn O Mount au617113jhp 
 Scottish Aurora Borealis early stage arc active Cairn O'Mount rays display Boxing Day December 1989 taken from just below the Cairn O’Mount on its North face and which looks northwards towards Deeside. This photo is from the fourth Aurora Display I photographed after my first one in September and the arc started to develop from 22.00 hrs UT onwards. I felt that the summit of the Cairn would be a good vantage point and offer uncluttered views northwards. It was a good light pollution free viewpoint but apart from an occasional passing car, headlights a headache during an exposure, I soon realised that it was along way to go and of course further south of and way from any displays. In some of the photos there are two small lights on the horizon which I reckoned were from a farm on the Hill of Fare several miles to the north. The single dark pole is a snow pole and on the side of the nearby hillside are snow fences. This display was a classic in terms of an Arc, waxing and waning until it reached a point of no return when single and then multiple burst upwards from the arc as well as moving quite rapidly from right to left; East to West. Generally the colour was a pale whitish/yellow colour with a hint of red in some of the rays.

The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the first display I saw. Later tips helped until I started to park at a favourite viewpoint every clear night over the forthcoming years, the days before the Internet, and just watch the night sky.

I took Fuji RHP 400asa and RSP 11, rated at 1600ASA, the fastest available at the time in 35mm slide film of which this photo is an example and I tried both as well as bracketing exposures around the 20 second mark based on my experiences with photographing the Comet and aware that exposures much longer than that incurred the affect of star trail so instead of sharp dots for stars they became lines. Instead of a telephoto lens as per the Comet, for Aurora I used my widest lens, a Nikkor 28mm with a f2.8 widest aperture. Push processing the slide film at the Fuji lab by two stops to the equivalent of 1600asa I found that an exposure around 20 second eventually gave the best results for best colour saturation and exposure and giving the maximum control of grain without it appearing washed out from underexposure. This basic arrangement eventually worked best when I moved to a DSLR Fuji S2 in 2003 with an ISO of 1600 giving comparable results to the ASA equivalent and the noise factor was akin to the grain of slide film. As I shot my general landscape work using Fuji I stayed with it for the Aurora although Kodak film was acceptable in quality and results. I felt that the Fuji film handled the reds and greens better anyway and these are in practice the primary colours of Aurora displays when oxygen is excited by the incoming electrons. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Heatheryhaugh, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, September, December, Boxing, Day, slide, film, Fuji, RHP, RSP11, 400asa, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, 24mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, earliest, first, captured
Aurora Cairn O Mount au617111jhp 
 Scotland Aurora Borealis arc start display Aberdeenshire Jim Henderson Photograph Boxing Day December Cairn O’Mount 1989 taken from just below the Cairn O’Mount on its North face and which looks northwards towards Deeside. This photo is from the fourth Aurora Display I photographed after my first one in September and the arc started to develop from 22.00 hrs UT onwards. I felt that the summit of the Cairn would be a good vantage point and offer uncluttered views northwards. It was a good light pollution free viewpoint but apart from an occasional passing car, headlights a headache during an exposure, I soon realised that it was along way to go and of course further south of and way from any displays. In some of the photos there are two small lights on the horizon which I reckoned were from a farm on the Hill of Fare several miles to the north. The single dark pole is a snow pole and on the side of the nearby hillside are snow fences. This display was a classic in terms of an Arc, waxing and waning until it reached a point of no return when single and then multiple burst upwards from the arc as well as moving quite rapidly from right to left; East to West. Generally the colour was a pale whitish/yellow colour with a hint of red in some of the rays.

The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the first display I saw. Later tips helped until I started to park at a favourite viewpoint every clear night over the forthcoming years, the days before the Internet, and just watch the night sky.

I took Fuji RHP 400asa and RSP 11, rated at 1600ASA, the fastest available at the time in 35mm slide film of which this photo is an example and I tried both as well as bracketing exposures around the 20 second mark based on my experiences with photographing the Comet and aware that exposures much longer than that incurred the affect of star trail so instead of sharp dots for stars they became lines. Instead of a telephoto lens as per the Comet, for Aurora I used my widest lens, a Nikkor 28mm with a f2.8 widest aperture. Push processing the slide film at the Fuji lab by two stops to the equivalent of 1600asa I found that an exposure around 20 second eventually gave the best results for best colour saturation and exposure and giving the maximum control of grain without it appearing washed out from underexposure. This basic arrangement eventually worked best when I moved to a DSLR Fuji S2 in 2003 with an ISO of 1600 giving comparable results to the ASA equivalent and the noise factor was akin to the grain of slide film. As I shot my general landscape work using Fuji I stayed with it for the Aurora although Kodak film was acceptable in quality and results. I felt that the Fuji film handled the reds and greens better anyway and these are in practice the primary colours of Aurora displays when oxygen is excited by the incoming electrons. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Heatheryhaugh, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, September, December, Boxing, Day, slide, film, Fuji, RHP, RSP11, 400asa, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, 24mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, earliest, first, captured
Aurora Borealis Display rty1926jhp 
 Aurora Borealis Scottish green arc active rays Aberdeenshire photograph clouds taken on the 1st October 2012 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen is the first display I have seen this back quarter and probably the best display now photographed since end of the previous Solar Cycle in 2006. This photograph was taken with a Nikon D700 full frame DSLR using a 28mm Nikkor f2.8 lens and ISO settings of 3200 which allows for much shorter exposure circa 6 sec average times with hopefully more accurate recordings of these moving events. The light conditions were not perfect as the background light was from the full moon but dispels any myths that Aurora’s cannot be seen under such conditions. Looking westwards with multiple rays coming off an arc at 00.26.27hrs UT [01.26.27BST] with an exposure of 12 secs. This illustrates the problem with cloud making it difficult to see Aurora displays and here several of the rays extend higher than the cloud line. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Deeside, Torphins, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, bright, patches, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, landscape, CME, solar, night, sky, stars, oxygen, gas, molecules, magnetic, green, yellow, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, celestial, night, morning, October, 2012, autumn, moonlight, full, moon
Aurora Borealis Rays UO24513JHP 
 Aurora Borealis Red Green Oxygen Rays Stock Library Photos Scottish Displays over Royal Deeside, 25 miles west of Aberdeen taken on the evening of 21 January, 2005 using a Fuji S2 and a royalty free selection of a larger rights managed collection further into the gallery. Looking northwards with green and red oxygen gas colouration and rays breaking above a cloud line. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Aurora Borealis, Corona, zenith, Arc, Rays, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, stars, oxygen, gas, molecules, magnetic, purple, red, green, pink, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, celestial, night

Egypt > Abu Simbel (1 file)

Photographs of the Great Temple of Ramses 11 at Abu Simbel and those of his wife's temple of Nefertari with some interior images as well.
Abu Simbel Wall Relief EG02072JHP 
 Abu Simbel Great Temple interior carving Ramasses chariot bow arrow lining the hall with Nubian style Osiride Statues of Ramses 11 in the entrance Hall and extensive wall reliefs but not of the best quality in terms of detail and style. A photograph like this is no longer possible as there is a total ban in all such tombs in Egypt although these were taken when it was permitted but tripods were not allowed and in the very poor light the best quality is not always achievable and very strong tungsten lighting was used on the internal white plastered walls giving a colour caste beyond the camera at the time to balance. 
 Keywords: Egypt, ancient, Egyptian, Lake Nasser, River Nile, Nubia, Nubian, Abu Simbel, rock, carved, huge, magnificent, Great Temple, landscape, entrance, hall, interior, digital, figures, deity, Godlike, Pharaoh, Ramses, Ramasses, Ramesses, wall, reliefs, warrior, battle, scenes, prisoners, chariot, bow, horses

Egypt > Aswan in general (2 files)

Images in this gallery relate to Aswan in southern Egypt covering the city, the River Nile and related sites except for more important places such as Philae, The Nubian Museum and Seheil Island Rock carvings.
Aswan Elephantine EG004827jhp 
 Elephantine Island Aswan Egypt restoration temple Satis Satet coloured reliefs lines visited during a separate excursion and not usually included in standard Nile package tours. Taking a ferry over and paying for a museum and island visit is straight forward. This photo was taken in 2000 when restoration and excavation was ongoing and is record of progress at that time. It is also interesting to visit the famous Nilometer which was used for recording the start of the annual flooding of the Nile or inundation. The Nilometer is situated directly across from the equally famous Old Nile Cataract Hotel, written about in Agatha Christie’s Death on the Nile and which featured in the film of the same name. The island would have had strategic importance given its size and predominant position in the centre of the river.

There are the remains of several Temples to various Gods associated with the Island, the most notable being Khnum, the ram-headed provincial God of the region, Lord of the Cataract and Hapy, the Nile God. Khnum’s consorts were Satet/Satis and Anuket. Pre-historic remains and carvings have been found and occupation of the Island spanned almost the whole history to Egypt including a gateway showing Alexander 11 and Greco-Roman Necropolis of the Sacred Rams. Considerable occupation of the Island by high officials is evidenced by the spread of houses and shown in some of these photos. There is also evidence of a Jewish settlement from Aramaic papyri finds. A small but interesting Museum exhibits finds from all the periods of occupation and is well worth a visit. No photography was allowed. There is also a garden museum with statues of Middle Kingdom local nomarchs.

As several of the photos show is partially restored Temple of Satet with some painted relief blocks in place and the areas not found left a drawings showing figures in position. There was evidence of considerable reusing of older buildings particularly by the ruler Nectanebo 11, see also his naos, and later Alexander and two temples attributed to Amenhotep 111 and Tuthmosis 111 that existed at the time of the French expedition in 1800 where subsequently destroyed during civil unrest. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Aswan, River, Nile, Nubia, Elephantine, Island, Nilometer, Gazirat al-Aswan, upright, landscape, hieroglyphs, temple, Khnum, Napy, Satet, Satis, Sesostris 1, Anuket, Gods, restored, restoration, reliefs, painted, carvings, garden, statues, occupation, houses, buildings, mudbrick, workmanship, techniques, history, antiquity, ancient, Egyptian, package, trip, Egyptology, 2000, slide, film, 35mm, format, Fuji, Velvia, daylight, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, manual, Cataract, Hotel, ferry, felucca, sailing, water
Aswan Quarry EG00452jhp 
 Granite closeup quarry Ptolemaic Roman techniques slots line fracture technique Aswan Egypt seen in this popular place, the quarry of the unfinished obelisk, visited usually after the package tour excursion to Philae Island as it is located in the Northern Quarries on the outskirts of Aswan itself. There are other quarries and two in the South Quarry area have an unfinished colossus while another has an unfinished sarcophagus. These remains of regularly cut holes are probably dating from Ptolemaic and Roman times when copper and iron tools were used, hundreds of year after the unfinished obelisk was abandoned. It is most interesting because of its sheer scale which, if completed, would have been one of the largest ever cut out but it gives an idea of the techniques used to extract these monsters. Diorite, a very hard mineral stone was used as hammer balls to pound the granite and on either side of this obelisk can be seen deep gullies with bowled floors showing the depth penetrated. This obelisk is thought to have been abandoned when a fracture occurred near the top. Around the area are the remains of other stone quarrying as illustrated in this photo showing how holes were cut in the rock in a series of runs that allowed fractures to occur possibly using a variant on the ‘feather and plug’ method removing the blocks of pink granite to be removed but from a much later period. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Aswan, River, Nile, Nubia, landscape, Northern, Ptolemaic, Roman, quarry, granite, pink, red, obelisk, unfinished, workmanship, techniques, Diorite, balls, pounded, pounding, copper, iron, chisel, marks, heat, charcoal, fracturing, split, metal, tools, huge, scale, abandoned, fractured, history, antiquity, ancient, Egyptian, package, trip, Egyptology, entrance, 2000, slide, film, 35mm, format, Fuji, Velvia, daylight, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, manual

Egypt > Aswan Nubian Museum (3 files)

Nubian Museum Modern Design EG053026JHP 
 Aswan Egyptian Nubian Museum illustrating modern architectural design plus exhibiting a Nubian House, Islamic tombs and mosques in gardens with prehistoric stone carvings, Egyptian and Roman artefacts set amongst attractive walks past flowering shrubs, water channels, palm trees and waterfalls. Foundations were laid in 1986 and opened in 1997 and organised through UNESCO. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Aswan, Nubian, Museum, Nubia, ancient, prehistoric, modern, gardens, exhibits, outside, architecture, design, shadows, shapes, lines, abstract, art, walks, landscape
Nubian Museum Design EG052986JHP 
 Aswan Egyptian Nubian Museum modern architectural design plus exhibiting a Nubian House, Islamic tombs and mosques in gardens with prehistoric stone carvings, Egyptian and Roman artefacts set amongst attractive walks past flowering shrubs, water channels, palm trees and waterfalls. Foundations were laid in 1986 and opened in 1997 and organised through UNESCO. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Aswan, Nubian, Museum, Nubia, ancient, prehistoric, modern, gardens, exhibits, outside, architecture, design, shadows, shapes, lines, abstract, art, walks, landscape
Aswan Nubian Museum Architecture EG053027JHP 
 Aswan Egyptian Nubian Museum stylish modern architecture of this modern building plus exhibiting a Nubian House, Islamic tombs and mosques in gardens with prehistoric stone carvings, Egyptian and Roman artefacts set amongst attractive walks past flowering shrubs, water channels, palm trees and waterfalls. Foundations were laid in 1986 and opened in 1997 and organised through UNESCO. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Aswan, Nubian, Museum, Nubia, ancient, prehistoric, modern, gardens, exhibits, outside, architecture, design, shadows, shapes, lines, abstract, art, walks, upright

Egypt > Giza Pyramids & Sphinx (13 files)

Photographs of the three Giza pyramids of Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure, the Sphinx, temples, Solar Barque museum and western cemetery mastabas, including the Light and Sound Show night views.
Valley Temple Giza EG02027jhp 
 Valley Temple Inside Giza Khafre Granite Blocks roof alabaster floor looking at the interior through this structure of huge limestone and granite blocks and roof supports. Once there would have been 23 diorite statues of the king standing by each column in the holed areas but only one survives in the Cairo Museum. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, upright, Khafre, Chephren, upright, mortuary, causeway, Valley, Temple, entrance, granite, red, lined, blocks, limestone, alabaster, floor, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history
Valley Temple Giza EG02026jhp 
 Valley Temple Interior Giza Khafre Chephren Religion Limestone Granite Blocks looking at the interior through this structure of huge limestone and granite blocks and roof supports. Once there would have been 23 diorite statues of the king standing by each column in the holed areas but only one survives in the Cairo Museum. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, upright, Khafre, Chephren, pyramid, mortuary, causeway, Valley, Temple, entrance, upright, granite, red, lined, blocks, limestone, alabaster, floor, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history, statue, bases
Valley Temple Giza EG02025jhp 
 Valley Temple door causeway Giza Khafre Pyramid Granite corridor exit looking towards the doorway at the base of the 550m causeway from Khafre Pyramid at Giza and giving access to the most usual way of viewing the Sphinx through this structure of huge limestone and granite blocks and roof supports. Once there would have been 23 diorite statues of the king standing by each column but only one survives in the Cairo Museum. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, upright, Khafre, Chephren, pyramid, mortuary, causeway, Valley, Temple, entrance, granite, red, lined, blocks, limestone, alabaster, floor, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history
Valley Temple Giza EG02005jhp 
 Valley Temple Interior Giza Cairo Khafre Chephren Limestone Granite Blocks looking at the interior through this structure of huge limestone and granite blocks and roof supports. Once there would have been 23 diorite statues of the king standing by each column in the holed areas but only one survives in the Cairo Museum. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, upright, Khafre, Chephren, mortuary, landscape, Valley, Temple, entrance, granite, red, lined, blocks, limestone, alabaster, floor, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history, statue, bases
Valley Temple Giza EG02004jhp 
 Valley Temple Interior Giza Chephren alabaster floor Limestone Granite Blocks looking at the interior through this structure of huge limestone and granite blocks and roof supports. Once there would have been 23 diorite statues of the king standing by each column in the holed areas but only one survives in the Cairo Museum. This older digital image will need sharpening in USM. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, upright, Khafre, Chephren, landscape, mortuary, causeway, Valley, Temple, entrance, granite, red, lined, blocks, limestone, alabaster, floor, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history
Khafre Causeway Giza EG02009jhp 
 Khafre Chephren Ancient Egyptian Causeway Pyramid Turah top blue sky Photo at the base of the 550m causeway looking to his Pyramid at Giza from the Valley temple and giving access to the most usual way of viewing the Sphinx through this structure of huge limestone and granite blocks and roof supports. Once there would have been 23 diorite statues of the king standing by each column but only one survives in the Cairo Museum. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, upright, Khafre, Chephren, pyramid, mortuary, causeway, Valley, Temple, entrance, granite, red, lined, blocks, limestone, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history, Turah, cap, top, cover, remains
Khafre Causeway Giza EG02008jhp 
 Khafre Chephren Ancient Egyptian Causeway Pyramid walk limestone erosion Photo at the base of the 550m causeway looking to his Pyramid at Giza from the Valley temple and giving access to the most usual way of viewing the Sphinx through this structure of huge limestone and granite blocks and roof supports. Once there would have been 23 diorite statues of the king standing by each column but only one survives in the Cairo Museum. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, landscape, Khafre, Chephren, pyramid, mortuary, causeway, Valley, Temple, entrance, walk, granite, red, lined, blocks, Turah, cap, limestone, eroded, erosion, weathering, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history
Khafre Causeway Giza EG02007jhp 
 Khafre Chephren Alabaster Egyptian Causeway Pyramid Valley Temple Stone gate at the base of the 550m causeway looking to his Pyramid at Giza from the Valley temple and giving access to the most usual way of viewing the Sphinx through this structure of huge limestone and granite blocks and roof supports. Once there would have been 23 diorite statues of the king standing by each column but only one survives in the Cairo Museum. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, upright, Khafre, Chephren, pyramid, mortuary, causeway, Valley, Temple, entrance, granite, red, lined, blocks, limestone, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history, gate, outlined, framed, alabaster, floor
Khafre Causeway Giza EG02006jhp 
 Khafre Chephren Egypt Giza Causeway Temple floor alabaster Entrance View Photo at the base of the 550m causeway looking to his Pyramid at Giza from the Valley temple and giving access to the most usual way of viewing the Sphinx through this structure of huge limestone and granite blocks and roof supports. Once there would have been 23 diorite statues of the king standing by each column but only one survives in the Cairo Museum. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, upright, Khafre, Chephren, pyramid, mortuary, causeway, Valley, Temple, entrance, granite, red, lined, blocks, limestone, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history, alabaster, floor
Khafre Valley Temple EG02910JHP 
 Valley Temple Interior Giza Khafre Chephren Religion Limestone Granite Blocks looking towards the doorway at the base of the 550m causeway from Khafre Pyramid at Giza and giving access to the most usual way of viewing the Sphinx through this structure of huge limestone and granite blocks and roof supports. Once there would have been 23 diorite statues of the king standing by each column but only one survives in the Cairo Museum. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, upright, Khafre, Chephren, pyramid, mortuary, causeway, Valley, Temple, entrance, granite, red, lined, blocks, limestone, alabaster, floor, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history, slide, scanned
Khafra Valley Temple EG02625JHP 
 Valley Temple Interior Causeway Entrance Exit Alabaster Floor Giza Limestone at the base of the 550m causeway from Khafre Pyramid at Giza and giving access to the most usual way of viewing the Sphinx through this structure of huge limestone and granite blocks and roof supports. Once there would have been 23 diorite statues of the king standing by each column but only one survives in the Cairo Museum. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, upright, Khafre, Chephren, pyramid, mortuary, causeway, Valley, Temple, entrance, granite, red, lined, blocks, limestone, alabaster, floor, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history, slide, scanned
Giza Valley Temple EG0299JHP 
 Valley Temple Interior Limestone Blocks Columns Floor Alabaster Photo Inside at the base of the 550m causeway from Khafre Pyramid at Giza and giving access to the most usual way of viewing the Sphinx through this structure of huge limestone and granite blocks and roof supports. Once there would have been 23 diorite statues of the king standing by each column but only one survives in the Cairo Museum. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, upright, Khafre, Chephren, pyramid, mortuary, causeway, Valley, Temple, entrance, granite, red, lined, blocks, limestone, alabaster, floor, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history, slide, scanned
Giza Khafra Causeway EG02627JHP 
 Khafre Chephren Ancient Egyptian Causeway Pyramid Temple Stone Photo at the base of the 550m causeway looking to his Pyramid at Giza from the Valley temple and giving access to the most usual way of viewing the Sphinx through this structure of huge limestone and granite blocks and roof supports. Once there would have been 23 diorite statues of the king standing by each column but only one survives in the Cairo Museum. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, upright, Khafre, Chephren, pyramid, mortuary, causeway, Valley, Temple, entrance, granite, red, lined, blocks, limestone, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history, slide, scanned

Egypt > Infra Red Photographs (19 files)

This is a collection of Infra Red Black & White film photographs taken of the main sites of mainly Ancient Egypt in the late 1990's and they give a very different feel to the sites with the particular ghostly effect of this specialised Kodak film. Sites covered include Abydos, Colossi of Memnon, Abydos temple, Osireion, Dendera Temple, Edfu Temple, Esna Temple, Esna Lock, Karnak Temple, Kom Ombo Temple, Luxor Temple, Philae Temple, Aswan Felucca; River Nile cruise, Pyramids of Giza and The Sphinx
Egyptian Giza InfR EG020829jhp 
 Valley Temple Interior serdab statue places Khafre infra red B&W film looking into the centre of the temple at the base of the 550m causeway from Khafre Pyramid at Giza and giving access to the most usual way of viewing the Sphinx through this structure of huge limestone and granite blocks and roof supports. Once there would have been 23 diorite statues of the king standing by each column but only one survives in the Cairo Museum. This particular photograph was taken using Kodak Infra Red film which gives this classic ghostly affect. It was taken using a Nikon FM manual camera, 28mm f2.8 Nikkor or Tokina SD 28-70mm f3.5lens with a Red filter, rated at 200ASA and processed in Aculux for 14 mins. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, upright, Khafre, Chephren, pyramid, mortuary, causeway, Valley, Temple, entrance, granite, red, lined, blocks, limestone, alabaster, floor, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, Red, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 2002, October
Egyptian Giza InfR EG020828jhp 
 Valley Temple Interior Giza Khafre Religion Limestone Blocks infra red looking into the centre of the temple at the base of the 550m causeway from Khafre Pyramid at Giza and giving access to the most usual way of viewing the Sphinx through this structure of huge limestone and granite blocks and roof supports. Once there would have been 23 diorite statues of the king standing by each column but only one survives in the Cairo Museum. This particular photograph was taken using Kodak Infra Red film which gives this classic ghostly affect. It was taken using a Nikon FM manual camera, 28mm f2.8 Nikkor or Tokina SD 28-70mm f3.5lens with a Red filter, rated at 200ASA and processed in Aculux for 14 mins. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, upright, Khafre, Chephren, pyramid, mortuary, causeway, Valley, Temple, entrance, granite, red, lined, blocks, limestone, alabaster, floor, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, Red, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 2002, October
Egyptian Giza InfR EG020813jhp 
 Khafre Chephren Egypt Giza Cairo Causeway Pyramid infra red B&W photo at the base of the 550m causeway looking to his Pyramid at Giza from the Valley temple and giving access to the most usual way of viewing the Sphinx through this structure of huge limestone and granite blocks and roof supports. Once there would have been 23 diorite statues of the king standing by each column but only one survives in the Cairo Museum. This particular photograph was taken using Kodak Infra Red film which gives this classic ghostly affect. It was taken using a Nikon FM manual camera, 28mm f2.8 Nikkor or Tokina SD 28-70mm f3.5lens with a Red filter, rated at 200ASA and processed in Aculux for 14 mins. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, landscape, Khafre, Chephren, pyramid, mortuary, causeway, Valley, Temple, entrance, granite, red, lined, blocks, limestone, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, Red, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 2002, October
Egyptian Giza InfR EG020811jhp 
 Khafre Chephren Ancient Egyptian Causeway Pyramid Temple Stone infra red film at the base of the 550m causeway looking to his Pyramid at Giza from the Valley temple and giving access to the most usual way of viewing the Sphinx through this structure of huge limestone and granite blocks and roof supports. Once there would have been 23 diorite statues of the king standing by each column but only one survives in the Cairo Museum. This particular photograph was taken using Kodak Infra Red film which gives this classic ghostly affect. It was taken using a Nikon FM manual camera, 28mm f2.8 Nikkor or Tokina SD 28-70mm f3.5lens with a Red filter, rated at 200ASA and processed in Aculux for 14 mins. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, upright, Khafre, Chephren, pyramid, mortuary, causeway, Valley, Temple, entrance, granite, red, lined, blocks, limestone, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, Red, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 2002, October
Egyptian Giza InfR EG020810jhp 
 Valley Temple Egypt Giza causeway gateway alabaster floor infra red pyramid looking towards the doorway at the base of the 550m causeway from Khafre Pyramid at Giza and giving access to the most usual way of viewing the Sphinx through this structure of huge limestone and granite blocks and roof supports. Once there would have been 23 diorite statues of the king standing by each column but only one survives in the Cairo Museum. This particular photograph was taken using Kodak Infra Red film which gives this classic ghostly affect. It was taken using a Nikon FM manual camera, 28mm f2.8 Nikkor or Tokina SD 28-70mm f3.5lens with a Red filter, rated at 200ASA and processed in Aculux for 14 mins. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, upright, Khafre, Chephren, pyramid, mortuary, causeway, Valley, Temple, entrance, granite, red, lined, blocks, limestone, alabaster, floor, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, Red, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 2002, October
Egyptian Giza InfR EG02089jhp 
 Egypt Valley Temple Sphinx Giza Limestone causeway entrance B&W infra red film photo looking towards the doorway at the base of the 550m causeway from Khafre Pyramid at Giza and giving access to the most usual way of viewing the Sphinx through this structure of huge limestone and granite blocks and roof supports. Once there would have been 23 diorite statues of the king standing by each column but only one survives in the Cairo Museum. This particular photograph was taken using Kodak Infra Red film which gives this classic ghostly affect. It was taken using a Nikon FM manual camera, 28mm f2.8 Nikkor or Tokina SD 28-70mm f3.5lens with a Red filter, rated at 200ASA and processed in Aculux for 14 mins. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, upright, Khafre, Chephren, pyramid, mortuary, causeway, Valley, Temple, entrance, granite, red, lined, blocks, limestone, alabaster, floor, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, Red, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 2002, October
Egyptian Giza InfR EG02088jhp 
 Valley Temple Interior Giza Khafre Limestone Granite Blocks infra red photo looking towards the doorway at the base of the 550m causeway from Khafre Pyramid at Giza and giving access to the most usual way of viewing the Sphinx through this structure of huge limestone and granite blocks and roof supports. Once there would have been 23 diorite statues of the king standing by each column but only one survives in the Cairo Museum. This particular photograph was taken using Kodak Infra Red film which gives this classic ghostly affect. It was taken using a Nikon FM manual camera, 28mm f2.8 Nikkor or Tokina SD 28-70mm f3.5lens with a Red filter, rated at 200ASA and processed in Aculux for 14 mins. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, landscape, Khafre, Chephren, pyramid, mortuary, causeway, Valley, Temple, entrance, granite, red, lined, blocks, limestone, alabaster, floor, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, Red, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 2002, October
Egyptian Giza InfR EG02087jhp 
 Valley Temple Interior Giza Chephren Limestone Granite Blocks infra red photo looking towards the rear of the room at the base of the 550m causeway from Khafre Pyramid at Giza and giving access to the most usual way of viewing the Sphinx through this structure of huge limestone and granite blocks and roof supports. Once there would have been 23 diorite statues of the king standing by each column but only one survives in the Cairo Museum. This particular photograph was taken using Kodak Infra Red film which gives this classic ghostly affect. It was taken using a Nikon FM manual camera, 28mm f2.8 Nikkor or Tokina SD 28-70mm f3.5lens with a Red filter, rated at 200ASA and processed in Aculux for 14 mins. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, upright, Khafre, Chephren, pyramid, mortuary, causeway, Valley, Temple, entrance, granite, red, lined, blocks, limestone, alabaster, floor, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, Red, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 2002, October
Egyptian Giza InfR EG02086jhp 
 Cairo Valley Temple Chephren inside Limestone Blocks infra red photo looking towards the rear of the room as you enter the temple at the base of the 550m causeway from Khafre Pyramid at Giza and giving access to the most usual way of viewing the Sphinx through this structure of huge limestone and granite blocks and roof supports. Once there would have been 23 diorite statues of the king standing by each column but only one survives in the Cairo Museum. This particular photograph was taken using Kodak Infra Red film which gives this classic ghostly affect. It was taken using a Nikon FM manual camera, 28mm f2.8 Nikkor or Tokina SD 28-70mm f3.5lens with a Red filter, rated at 200ASA and processed in Aculux for 14 mins. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, upright, Khafre, Chephren, pyramid, mortuary, causeway, Valley, Temple, entrance, granite, red, lined, blocks, limestone, alabaster, floor, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, Red, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 2002, October
Esna by Nile InfR EG021218jhp 
 Egypt Esna Nile town waterfront cruise berth houses infra red is a well known berthing area on the River Nile waiting for access to the locks and if time allows there is a beautiful Ptolemaic temple deep in a hollow under the modern town building line worth visiting. The hypostyle hall is all that remains of one of the latest temples to be built in Egypt by Ptolemy V1 and V111 and Roman additions with recordings of most Roman Emperors mentioned to the last recorded being Decius c AD240. For me it has some of the loveliest intact columns, with great attention of the detail and still a hint of colour from the bottom to the top of these huge floral capitals where the craftsmanship leaps off every surface. Standing in its centre it is easy to imagine being in the symbolic creation of the original papyrus marsh. It is a temple not usually visited on the standard River Nile cruise tour package but used to be accessible if berthed alongside the town with a long delay to get through old single lock system expected as it is only a short walk from the waterfront; probably not so realistic these days. This particular photograph was taken using Kodak Infra Red film which gives this classic ghostly affect. It was taken using a Nikon FM manual camera, 28mm f2.8 Nikkor or Tokina SD 28-70mm f3.5lens with a Red filter, rated at 200ASA and processed in Aculux for 14 mins. The ghostly effect is not as pronounced as using the R72 filter which I used in 1998. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Esna, Isna, Temple, West, Bank, River, Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, promenade, landscape, Roman, Ptolemaic, Egyptology, Latopolis, City, Shu, rams, Neith, Heka, Geta, Ptolemy, Euergetes, 11, Septimius, Severus, Pronaos, exterior, curtain, wall, east, Pharaoh, praising, Gods, deities, Isis, Horus, Khnum, hypostyle, astronomical, ceiling, columns, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, carvings, reliefs, bas, colours, painted, papyrus, flowers, floral, elaborate, detailed, intact, composite, capitals, inner, sanctuary, town, centre, buried, flooding, water, table, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, Red, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 2002, October
Esna Temple InfR EG021227jhp 
 Egyptian Esna Temple smiting enemies infra red Khnum Isis outer carvings north wall on a small gem of a building deep in a hollow under the modern town building line. The hypostyle hall is all that remains of one of the latest temples to be built in Egypt by Ptolemy V1 and V111 and Roman additions with recordings of most Roman Emperors mentioned to the last recorded being Decius c AD240. For me it has some of the loveliest intact columns, with great attention of the detail and still a hint of colour from the bottom to the top of these huge floral capitals where the craftsmanship leaps off every surface. Standing in its centre it is easy to imagine being in the symbolic creation of the original papyrus marsh. It is a temple not usually visited on the standard River Nile cruise tour package but used to be accessible if berthed alongside the town with a long delay to get through old single lock system expected as it is only a short walk from the waterfront; probably not so realistic these days. This particular photograph was taken using Kodak Infra Red film which gives this classic ghostly affect. It was taken using a Nikon FM manual camera, 28mm f2.8 Nikkor or Tokina SD 28-70mm f3.5lens with a Red filter, rated at 200ASA and processed in Aculux for 14 mins. The ghostly effect is not as pronounced as using the R72 filter which I used in 1998. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Esna, Isna, Temple, West, Bank, River, Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, battle, scene, landscape, Roman, Ptolemaic, Egyptology, Latopolis, City, Shu, rams, Neith, Heka, Geta, Ptolemy, Euergetes, 11, Septimius, Severus, Pronaos, exterior, curtain, wall, east, Pharaoh, praising, Gods, deities, Isis, Horus, Khnum, hypostyle, astronomical, ceiling, columns, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, carvings, reliefs, bas, colours, painted, papyrus, flowers, floral, elaborate, detailed, intact, composite, capitals, inner, sanctuary, town, centre, buried, flooding, water, table, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, Red, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 2002, October
Esna Temple InfR EG021226jhp 
 Egypt Esna Temple north wall infra red Khnum Isis outer carvings on a small gem of a building deep in a hollow under the modern town building line. The hypostyle hall is all that remains of one of the latest temples to be built in Egypt by Ptolemy V1 and V111 and Roman additions with recordings of most Roman Emperors mentioned to the last recorded being Decius c AD240. For me it has some of the loveliest intact columns, with great attention of the detail and still a hint of colour from the bottom to the top of these huge floral capitals where the craftsmanship leaps off every surface. Standing in its centre it is easy to imagine being in the symbolic creation of the original papyrus marsh. It is a temple not usually visited on the standard River Nile cruise tour package but used to be accessible if berthed alongside the town with a long delay to get through old single lock system expected as it is only a short walk from the waterfront; probably not so realistic these days. This particular photograph was taken using Kodak Infra Red film which gives this classic ghostly affect. It was taken using a Nikon FM manual camera, 28mm f2.8 Nikkor or Tokina SD 28-70mm f3.5lens with a Red filter, rated at 200ASA and processed in Aculux for 14 mins. The ghostly effect is not as pronounced as using the R72 filter which I used in 1998. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Esna, Isna, Temple, West, Bank, River, Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, upright, landscape, Roman, Ptolemaic, Egyptology, Latopolis, City, Shu, rams, Neith, Heka, Geta, Ptolemy, Euergetes, 11, Septimius, Severus, Pronaos, exterior, curtain, wall, east, Pharaoh, praising, Gods, deities, Isis, Horus, Khnum, hypostyle, astronomical, ceiling, columns, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, carvings, reliefs, bas, colours, painted, papyrus, flowers, floral, elaborate, detailed, intact, composite, capitals, inner, sanctuary, town, centre, buried, flooding, water, table, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, Red, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 2002, October
Esna Temple InfR EG021225jhp 
 Egypt Esna Temple Nile town modern houses exterior B&W infra red film is a small gem of a building deep in a hollow under the modern town building line. The hypostyle hall is all that remains of one of the latest temples to be built in Egypt by Ptolemy V1 and V111 and Roman additions with recordings of most Roman Emperors mentioned to the last recorded being Decius c AD240. For me it has some of the loveliest intact columns, with great attention of the detail and still a hint of colour from the bottom to the top of these huge floral capitals where the craftsmanship leaps off every surface. Standing in its centre it is easy to imagine being in the symbolic creation of the original papyrus marsh. It is a temple not usually visited on the standard River Nile cruise tour package but used to be accessible if berthed alongside the town with a long delay to get through old single lock system expected as it is only a short walk from the waterfront; probably not so realistic these days. This particular photograph was taken using Kodak Infra Red film which gives this classic ghostly affect. It was taken using a Nikon FM manual camera, 28mm f2.8 Nikkor or Tokina SD 28-70mm f3.5lens with a Red filter, rated at 200ASA and processed in Aculux for 14 mins. The ghostly effect is not as pronounced as using the R72 filter which I used in 1998 
 Keywords: Egypt, Esna, Isna, Temple, West, Bank, River, Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, upright, north, landscape, Roman, Ptolemaic, Egyptology, Latopolis, City, Shu, rams, Neith, Heka, Geta, Ptolemy, Euergetes, 11, Septimius, Severus, Pronaos, exterior, curtain, wall, east, Pharaoh, praising, Gods, deities, Isis, Horus, Khnum, hypostyle, astronomical, ceiling, columns, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, carvings, reliefs, bas, colours, painted, papyrus, flowers, floral, elaborate, detailed, intact, composite, capitals, inner, sanctuary, town, centre, buried, flooding, water, table, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, Red, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 2002, October
Esna Temple InfR EG021224jhp 
 Egyptian Esna Temple town modern appartment flats B&W infra red film is a small gem of a building deep in a hollow under the modern town building line. The hypostyle hall is all that remains of one of the latest temples to be built in Egypt by Ptolemy V1 and V111 and Roman additions with recordings of most Roman Emperors mentioned to the last recorded being Decius c AD240. For me it has some of the loveliest intact columns, with great attention of the detail and still a hint of colour from the bottom to the top of these huge floral capitals where the craftsmanship leaps off every surface. Standing in its centre it is easy to imagine being in the symbolic creation of the original papyrus marsh. It is a temple not usually visited on the standard River Nile cruise tour package but used to be accessible if berthed alongside the town with a long delay to get through old single lock system expected as it is only a short walk from the waterfront; probably not so realistic these days. This particular photograph was taken using Kodak Infra Red film which gives this classic ghostly affect. It was taken using a Nikon FM manual camera, 28mm f2.8 Nikkor or Tokina SD 28-70mm f3.5lens with a Red filter, rated at 200ASA and processed in Aculux for 14 mins. The ghostly effect is not as pronounced as using the R72 filter which I used in 1998 
 Keywords: Egypt, Esna, Isna, Temple, West, Bank, River, Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, upright, north, landscape, Roman, Ptolemaic, Egyptology, Latopolis, City, Shu, rams, Neith, Heka, Geta, Ptolemy, Euergetes, 11, Septimius, Severus, Pronaos, exterior, curtain, wall, east, Pharaoh, praising, Gods, deities, Isis, Horus, Khnum, hypostyle, astronomical, ceiling, columns, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, carvings, reliefs, bas, colours, painted, papyrus, flowers, floral, elaborate, detailed, intact, composite, capitals, inner, sanctuary, town, centre, buried, flooding, water, table, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, Red, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 2002, October
Esna Temple InfR EG021223jhp 
 Egypt Esna Temple Nile town hypostyle hall infra red exterior walls west north of this small gem deep in a hollow under the modern town building line. The hypostyle hall is all that remains of one of the latest temples to be built in Egypt by Ptolemy V1 and V111 and Roman additions with recordings of most Roman Emperors mentioned to the last recorded being Decius c AD240. For me it has some of the loveliest intact columns, with great attention of the detail and still a hint of colour from the bottom to the top of these huge floral capitals where the craftsmanship leaps off every surface. Standing in its centre it is easy to imagine being in the symbolic creation of the original papyrus marsh. It is a temple not usually visited on the standard River Nile cruise tour package but used to be accessible if berthed alongside the town with a long delay to get through old single lock system expected as it is only a short walk from the waterfront; probably not so realistic these days. This particular photograph was taken using Kodak Infra Red film which gives this classic ghostly affect. It was taken using a Nikon FM manual camera, 28mm f2.8 Nikkor or Tokina SD 28-70mm f3.5lens with a Red filter, rated at 200ASA and processed in Aculux for 14 mins. The ghostly effect is not as pronounced as using the R72 filter which I used in 1998. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Esna, Isna, Temple, West, Bank, River, Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, upright, landscape, Roman, Ptolemaic, Egyptology, Latopolis, City, Shu, rams, Neith, Heka, Geta, Ptolemy, Euergetes, 11, Septimius, Severus, Pronaos, exterior, curtain, wall, east, Pharaoh, praising, Gods, deities, Isis, Horus, Khnum, hypostyle, astronomical, ceiling, columns, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, carvings, reliefs, bas, colours, painted, papyrus, flowers, floral, elaborate, detailed, intact, composite, capitals, inner, sanctuary, town, centre, buried, flooding, water, table, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, Red, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 2002, October
Esna Temple InfR EG021222jhp 
 Egyptian Esna Temple hypostyle hall north west walls infra red B&W is a small gem deep in a hollow under the modern town building line. The hypostyle hall is all that remains of one of the latest temples to be built in Egypt by Ptolemy V1 and V111 and Roman additions with recordings of most Roman Emperors mentioned to the last recorded being Decius c AD240. For me it has some of the loveliest intact columns, with great attention of the detail and still a hint of colour from the bottom to the top of these huge floral capitals where the craftsmanship leaps off every surface. Standing in its centre it is easy to imagine being in the symbolic creation of the original papyrus marsh. It is a temple not usually visited on the standard River Nile cruise tour package but used to be accessible if berthed alongside the town with a long delay to get through old single lock system expected as it is only a short walk from the waterfront; probably not so realistic these days. This particular photograph was taken using Kodak Infra Red film which gives this classic ghostly affect. It was taken using a Nikon FM manual camera, 28mm f2.8 Nikkor or Tokina SD 28-70mm f3.5lens with a Red filter, rated at 200ASA and processed in Aculux for 14 mins. The ghostly effect is not as pronounced as using the R72 filter which I used in 1998. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Esna, Isna, Temple, West, Bank, River, Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, outside, walls, landscape, Roman, Ptolemaic, Egyptology, Latopolis, City, Shu, rams, Neith, Heka, Geta, Ptolemy, Euergetes, 11, Septimius, Severus, Pronaos, exterior, curtain, wall, east, Pharaoh, praising, Gods, deities, Isis, Horus, Khnum, hypostyle, astronomical, ceiling, columns, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, carvings, reliefs, bas, colours, painted, papyrus, flowers, floral, elaborate, detailed, intact, composite, capitals, inner, sanctuary, town, centre, buried, flooding, water, table, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, Red, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 2002, October
Esna Temple InfR EG021221jhp 
 Egypt Esna Temple outer wall infra red film hypostyle hall side is a small gem deep in a hollow under the modern town building line. The hypostyle hall is all that remains of one of the latest temples to be built in Egypt by Ptolemy V1 and V111 and Roman additions with recordings of most Roman Emperors mentioned to the last recorded being Decius c AD240. For me it has some of the loveliest intact columns, with great attention of the detail and still a hint of colour from the bottom to the top of these huge floral capitals where the craftsmanship leaps off every surface. Standing in its centre it is easy to imagine being in the symbolic creation of the original papyrus marsh. It is a temple not usually visited on the standard River Nile cruise tour package but used to be accessible if berthed alongside the town with a long delay to get through old single lock system expected as it is only a short walk from the waterfront; probably not so realistic these days. This particular photograph was taken using Kodak Infra Red film which gives this classic ghostly affect. It was taken using a Nikon FM manual camera, 28mm f2.8 Nikkor or Tokina SD 28-70mm f3.5lens with a Red filter, rated at 200ASA and processed in Aculux for 14 mins. The ghostly effect is not as pronounced as using the R72 filter which I used in 1998 
 Keywords: Egypt, Esna, Isna, Temple, West, Bank, River, Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, upright, landscape, Roman, Ptolemaic, Egyptology, Latopolis, City, Shu, rams, Neith, Heka, Geta, Ptolemy, Euergetes, 11, Septimius, Severus, Pronaos, exterior, curtain, wall, east, Pharaoh, praising, Gods, deities, Isis, Horus, Khnum, hypostyle, astronomical, ceiling, columns, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, carvings, reliefs, bas, colours, painted, papyrus, flowers, floral, elaborate, detailed, intact, composite, capitals, inner, sanctuary, town, centre, buried, flooding, water, table, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, Red, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 2002, October
Esna Temple InfR EG021220jhp 
 Egypt Esna Temple Ptolemaic hypostyle hall infra red film floral capitals curtain screens is a small gem deep in a hollow under the modern town building line. The hypostyle hall is all that remains of one of the latest temples to be built in Egypt by Ptolemy V1 and V111 and Roman additions with recordings of most Roman Emperors mentioned to the last recorded being Decius c AD240. For me it has some of the loveliest intact columns, with great attention of the detail and still a hint of colour from the bottom to the top of these huge floral capitals where the craftsmanship leaps off every surface. Standing in its centre it is easy to imagine being in the symbolic creation of the original papyrus marsh. It is a temple not usually visited on the standard River Nile cruise tour package but used to be accessible if berthed alongside the town with a long delay to get through old single lock system expected as it is only a short walk from the waterfront; probably not so realistic these days. This particular photograph was taken using Kodak Infra Red film which gives this classic ghostly affect. It was taken using a Nikon FM manual camera, 28mm f2.8 Nikkor or Tokina SD 28-70mm f3.5lens with a Red filter, rated at 200ASA and processed in Aculux for 14 mins. The ghostly effect is not as pronounced as using the R72 filter which I used in 1998 
 Keywords: Egypt, Esna, Isna, Temple, West, Bank, River, Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, landscape, Roman, Ptolemaic, Egyptology, Latopolis, City, Shu, rams, Neith, Heka, Geta, Ptolemy, Euergetes, 11, Septimius, Severus, Pronaos, exterior, curtain, wall, east, Pharaoh, praising, Gods, deities, Isis, Horus, Khnum, hypostyle, astronomical, ceiling, columns, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, carvings, reliefs, bas, colours, painted, papyrus, flowers, floral, elaborate, detailed, intact, composite, capitals, inner, sanctuary, town, centre, buried, flooding, water, table, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, Red, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 2002, October
Esna Temple InfR EG021219jhp 
 Egypt Esna Temple hypostyle hall curtain screens infra red Gods offering scene is a small gem deep in a hollow under the modern town building line. The hypostyle hall is all that remains of one of the latest temples to be built in Egypt by Ptolemy V1 and V111 and Roman additions with recordings of most Roman Emperors mentioned to the last recorded being Decius c AD240. For me it has some of the loveliest intact columns, with great attention of the detail and still a hint of colour from the bottom to the top of these huge floral capitals where the craftsmanship leaps off every surface. Standing in its centre it is easy to imagine being in the symbolic creation of the original papyrus marsh. It is a temple not usually visited on the standard River Nile cruise tour package but used to be accessible if berthed alongside the town with a long delay to get through old single lock system expected as it is only a short walk from the waterfront; probably not so realistic these days. This particular photograph was taken using Kodak Infra Red film which gives this classic ghostly affect. It was taken using a Nikon FM manual camera, 28mm f2.8 Nikkor or Tokina SD 28-70mm f3.5lens with a Red filter, rated at 200ASA and processed in Aculux for 14 mins. The ghostly effect is not as pronounced as using the R72 filter which I used in 1998 
 Keywords: Egypt, Esna, Isna, Temple, West, Bank, River, Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, upright, landscape, Roman, Ptolemaic, Egyptology, Latopolis, City, Shu, rams, Neith, Heka, Geta, Ptolemy, Euergetes, 11, Septimius, Severus, Pronaos, exterior, curtain, wall, east, Pharaoh, praising, Gods, deities, Isis, Horus, Khnum, hypostyle, astronomical, ceiling, columns, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, carvings, reliefs, bas, colours, painted, papyrus, flowers, floral, elaborate, detailed, intact, composite, capitals, inner, sanctuary, town, centre, buried, flooding, water, table, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, Red, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 2002, October

Egypt > Karnak Temple (3 files)

Photos in this gallery include the whole of Karnak itself, the open air museum, temples of Khonsu and Ptah and the Sound and Light Show night images.
Karnak Ram Sphinxes EG075071jhp 
 Karnak Temple Egyptian Entrance Row Crio-sphinx Rams heads Line Closeup is located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and it the largest religious complex on the Nile. In this photo are a row of ram-headed sphinxes, known as crio-sphinxes, as they take the form of ram with a lion's body straddling a small form of the pharaoh here, Ramses 11 in the form of Osiris, in the avenue from the old harbour entry to the temple with the first pylon in the background. The sphinxes were probably originally constructed by Amenhotep 11 or Horemheb but their identity replaced by Ramses 11 and even later again changed by Pinedjem 1, an evolution possibly spanning some 300 years. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, landscape, entrance, first, pylon, Amenhotep, Amenophis, Horemheb, Ramses, Ramasses, Ramesses, Pinedjem, Pinudjem, crio-sphinxes, ram, head, lion, body, avenue, row, stele, sandstone, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, oleander, flowers, pink, harbour, quay, excavations
Luxor Karnak Ram Sphinxes EG074851jhp 
 Karnak Temple Luxor Crio-sphinx Rams Heads relocated Courtyard Line Horns is located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and it the largest religious complex on the Nile. In this photo are a row of relocated sphinxes, known as crio-sphinxes, as they take the form of ram with a lion's body straddling a small form of the pharaoh here by the colonnade of the first court behind the first pylon. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, landscape, crio-sphinxes, cryosphinxes, ram, head, lion, body, relocated, row, sandstone, unfinished, colonnade, columns, roughcut, carving, building, construction, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, hieroglyphics, blocks, first, court
Karnak Crio-sphinxes EG074854JHP 
 Karnak Temple Crio-sphinx Ram Heads Avenue Courtyard Line Horns Sunny is located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and it the largest religious complex on the Nile. In this photo are a row of relocated sphinxes, known as crio-sphinxes, as they take the form of ram with a lion's body stradling a small form of the pharoah here by the colannade of the first court behind the first pylon. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, landscape, crio-sphinxes, ram, head, lion, body, relocated, row, sandstone, unfinished, colonnade, columns, roughcut, carving, building, construction, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, hieroglyphics, blocks, first, court

Egypt > Luxor City & Misc West Bank (25 files)

Images in this gallery cover modern Luxor, general agriculture and photos not specific to other groups such as the recent excavations of the Sphinx Avenue, the alabaster factory and workers and the residential houses bordering the various roads to the main sites. It also includes the balloon flights and views from the balloon.
Luxor Nile EG20367jhp 
 Egyptian Luxor Hotels St George River Winter Palace Nile ferry boat crossing and this was the manner of crossing to the West bank from the cruiseboats and hotels in Luxor proper. The road bridge over the Nile slightly to the south of the town was opened in 1998 and then all journeys to the West Bank sites was done by coach and much less romantic than crossing the Nile by ferry boat. It is still possible to use the public ferry and then get a taxi from the ticket office near Qurna al-Gaddah. In 1994 on my first trip I stayed in the Etap Hotel now the Mercure and it was a great location on the promenade, great views over the River with easy access by foot to the Luxor Museum, to public ferry points for crossing the Nile and to nearby shops or just enjoyed a leisurely walk along the tree lined waterfront by the berthed cruiseboats and feluccas. You could see the Temple of Hatshepsut tucked into the Theban hills, watch the balloons starting their early morning flights or see feluccas and cruiseboats sailing along the Nile. In my first few visits to Egypt but especially my first the Nile cruiseboat the RA 11 anchored adjacent to the main promenade and we were collected in the morning by ferryboats and taken over the river to the East Boat and brought back after our visits to the West Bank sites. Coaches were waiting on the West Bank to take us to the sites. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Thebes, Luxor, Waset, Ipetisut, East, Bank, River, Nile, Mercure, Etap, Hotel, hotels, riverside, riverbank, West, bank, ferry, public, crossing, boat, Hatshepsut, temple, balloons, landscape, upright, palm, trees, water, shimmering, morning, sunshine, blue, sky, hazy, Theban, hills, waterfront, promenade, esplanade, modern, architecture, style, stylish, balconies, tree-lined, papyrus, cruiseboats, berthed, 2000, slide, film, 35mm, format, transparency, Fuji, Velvia, Nikon, FM2, scanned, scan
Luxor Nile EG20366jhp 
 Egypt Luxor Hotels River Nile View East Bank ferry crossing downstream and this was the manner of crossing to the West bank from the cruiseboats and hotels in Luxor proper. The road bridge over the Nile slightly to the south of the town was opened in 1998 and then all journeys to the West Bank sites was done by coach and much less romantic than crossing the Nile by ferry boat. It is still possible to use the public ferry and then get a taxi from the ticket office near Qurna al-Gaddah. In 1994 on my first trip I stayed in the Etap Hotel now the Mercure and it was a great location on the promenade, great views over the River with easy access by foot to the Luxor Museum, to public ferry points for crossing the Nile and to nearby shops or just enjoyed a leisurely walk along the tree lined waterfront by the berthed cruiseboats and feluccas. You could see the Temple of Hatshepsut tucked into the Theban hills, watch the balloons starting their early morning flights or see feluccas and cruiseboats sailing along the Nile. In my first few visits to Egypt but especially my first the Nile cruiseboat the RA 11 anchored adjacent to the main promenade and we were collected in the morning by ferryboats and taken over the river to the East Boat and brought back after our visits to the West Bank sites. Coaches were waiting on the West Bank to take us to the sites. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Thebes, Luxor, Waset, Ipetisut, East, Bank, River, Nile, Mercure, Etap, Hotel, hotels, riverside, riverbank, West, bank, ferry, public, crossing, boat, Hatshepsut, temple, balloons, landscape, upright, palm, trees, water, shimmering, morning, sunshine, blue, sky, hazy, Theban, hills, waterfront, promenade, esplanade, modern, architecture, style, stylish, balconies, tree-lined, papyrus, cruiseboats, berthed, 2000, slide, film, 35mm, format, transparency, Fuji, Velvia, Nikon, FM2, scanned, scan
Luxor Nile EG20365jhp 
 Egypt Luxor Hotels River Nile eastbank boat tourists ferry crossing and this was the manner of crossing to the West bank from the cruiseboats and hotels in Luxor proper. The road bridge over the Nile slightly to the south of the town was opened in 1998 and then all journeys to the West Bank sites was done by coach and much less romantic than crossing the Nile by ferry boat. It is still possible to use the public ferry and then get a taxi from the ticket office near Qurna al-Gaddah. In 1994 on my first trip I stayed in the Etap Hotel now the Mercure and it was a great location on the promenade, great views over the River with easy access by foot to the Luxor Museum, to public ferry points for crossing the Nile and to nearby shops or just enjoyed a leisurely walk along the tree lined waterfront by the berthed cruiseboats and feluccas. You could see the Temple of Hatshepsut tucked into the Theban hills, watch the balloons starting their early morning flights or see feluccas and cruiseboats sailing along the Nile. In my first few visits to Egypt but especially my first the Nile cruiseboat the RA 11 anchored adjacent to the main promenade and we were collected in the morning by ferryboats and taken over the river to the East Boat and brought back after our visits to the West Bank sites. Coaches were waiting on the West Bank to take us to the sites. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Thebes, Luxor, Waset, Ipetisut, East, Bank, River, Nile, Mercure, Etap, Hotel, hotels, riverside, riverbank, West, bank, ferry, public, crossing, boat, Hatshepsut, temple, balloons, landscape, palm, trees, water, shimmering, morning, sunshine, blue, sky, hazy, Theban, hills, waterfront, promenade, esplanade, modern, architecture, style, stylish, balconies, tree-lined, papyrus, cruiseboats, berthed, 2000, slide, film, 35mm, format, transparency, Fuji, Velvia, Nikon, FM2, scanned, scan
Luxor Balloon EG94211jhp 
 Balloon flight Luxor West Bank Metropolitan House Asasif khokha hill Egypt with the famous temple of Ramesses is located just beyond the hill line and is situated on the West Bank location of the Nile at Luxor. In this general area are several Tombs of the Nobles which are usually privately organised visits but very well worth the time if you have a few days to spare in Luxor. The balloon flight illustrated here was in 1994 and there were only two although in later years these increased greatly in numbers. This trip took off from the front of Hatshepsut just after dawn, a cold and interesting crossing of the Nile in the dark and long before the modern road bridge and eventually landed in the desert where the Hilton Hotel put on a beautiful breakfast buffet. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Ramasseum, Temple, West, Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Qurnat, Murai, Shaykh 'Abd al-Qurnah, West, Bank, Khokha, hill, Metropolitan, house, domes, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, hieroglyphics, granite, Osiride, statue, broken, Shelley, Ozymandias, pylon, court, columns, base, hieroglyphs, Ramses, Ramasses, Ramesses, glowing, golden, sunlight, dawn, agriculture, farming, houses, tombs, Nobles, high, panorama, balloon, balloons, high, flying, soaring, 1994, slide, film, 645, medium, format, transparency, scanned, scan, Bronica, ETRSi
Luxor View EG94538jhp 
 Egypt Luxor Hotel River Nile View balloons dawn West Bank Hatshepsut looking over the quiet River Nile on a sunny September dawn from one of the riverside balconies of this long standing central Luxor Hotel on the city waterfront. This was my first visit to Luxor and I was lucky to get changed to a room in the north wing which was considerably quieter than one in the centre of the hotel above the swimming pool, various restaurants and a dance floor. It also offered great views to the West Bank and in this case two hot air balloons starting their trips over the West Bank. In 1994 the Hotel was the Etap but is now the Mercure and has a great location on the promenade with easy access by foot to the Luxor Museum, to public ferry points for crossing the Nile and to nearby shops or just enjoyed a leisurely walk along the tree lined waterfront by the berthed cruiseboats and feluccas. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Thebes, Luxor, Waset, Ipetisut, East, Bank, River, Nile, Mercure, Etap, Hotel, riverside, riverbank, West, bank, Hatshepsut, temple, balloons, landscape, palm, trees, water, shimmering, September, morning, dawn, sunshine, blue, sky, hazy, Theban, hills, waterfront, promenade, esplanade, modern, architecture, style, stylish, balconies, balcony, tree-lined, papyrus, cruiseboats, berthed, 1994, slide, film, 645, medium, format, transparency, Bronica, ETRSi, scanned, scan
Luxor View EG945113jhp 
 Egypt Luxor Mercure Etap Hotel River Nile View West Bank Hatshepsut looking over the shimmering River Nile on a sunny September afternoon from one of the riverside balconies of this long standing central Luxor Hotel on the city waterfront. This was my first visit to Luxor and I was lucky to get changed to a room in the north wing which was considerably quieter than one in the centre of the hotel above the swimming pool, various restaurants and a dance floor. It also offered great views to the West Bank. In 1994 the Hotel was the Etap but is now the Mercure and has a great location on the promenade with easy access by foot to the Luxor Museum, to public ferry points for crossing the Nile and to nearby shops or just enjoyed a leisurely walk along the tree lined waterfront by the berthed cruiseboats and feluccas. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Thebes, Luxor, Waset, Ipetisut, East, Bank, River, Nile, Mercure, Etap, Hotel, riverside, riverbank, West, bank, Hatshepsut, temple, balloons, landscape, palm, trees, water, shimmering, September, morning, dawn, sunshine, blue, sky, hazy, Theban, hills, waterfront, promenade, esplanade, modern, architecture, style, stylish, balconies, balcony, tree-lined, papyrus, cruiseboats, berthed, 1994, slide, film, 645, medium, format, transparency, Bronica, ETRSi, scanned, scan
Luxor Farmland EG051941jhp 
 Egyptian Luxor Theban hills farming fields fertile flat land agriculture views taken on the taxi trip from Luxor City, crossing the River Nile by the new southern road bridge and then heading north and westwards towards the main ancient sites of the West Bank. The trip is also a reminder of the wealth that was the engine that created ancient Egypt because of the fertility bordering the River Nile caused by the annual inundations with the flood waters depositing fertile mud giving abundant food sufficient to feed the large transient labour force required to build these huge monuments from Giza, Memphis, Thebes and southwards to Abu Simbel. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, West, Bank, River, Nile, Theban, hills, holiday, travel, tourism, cruise, history, archaeology, Egyptology, temples, tombs, agriculture, Egyptians, farmers, farming, fields, mud, fertile, fertilisers, water, irrigation, crops, maize, corn, sugar, cane, palm, trees, dates, vegetables, green, brown, irrigation, water, ditches, taxi, dusty, roads, electricity, poles, telephone, lines, New, Qurna, landscape, Fuji, S3, DSLR, 2005
Luxor Farmland EG051940jhp 
 Egypt Luxor West Bank Qurna Theban hills farming fields donkey roadside views taken on the taxi trip from Luxor City, crossing the River Nile by the new southern road bridge and then heading north and westwards towards the main ancient sites of the West Bank. The trip is also a reminder of the wealth that was the engine that created ancient Egypt because of the fertility bordering the River Nile caused by the annual inundations with the flood waters depositing fertile mud giving abundant food sufficient to feed the large transient labour force required to build these huge monuments from Giza, Memphis, Thebes and southwards to Abu Simbel. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, West, Bank, River, Nile, Theban, hills, holiday, travel, tourism, cruise, history, archaeology, Egyptology, temples, tombs, agriculture, Egyptians, farmers, farming, fields, mud, fertile, fertilisers, water, irrigation, crops, maize, corn, sugar, cane, donkey, palm, trees, dates, vegetables, green, brown, tractors, ploughing, coach, taxi, dusty, roads, electricity, poles, telephone, lines, New, Qurna, landscape, Fuji, S3, DSLR, 2005
Luxor Farmland EG051939jhp 
 Egypt Luxor West New Qurna hills farming green fields trees roadside views taken on the taxi trip from Luxor City, crossing the River Nile by the new southern road bridge and then heading north and westwards towards the main ancient sites of the West Bank. The trip is also a reminder of the wealth that was the engine that created ancient Egypt because of the fertility bordering the River Nile caused by the annual inundations with the flood waters depositing fertile mud giving abundant food sufficient to feed the large transient labour force required to build these huge monuments from Giza, Memphis, Thebes and southwards to Abu Simbel. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, West, Bank, River, Nile, Theban, hills, holiday, travel, tourism, cruise, history, archaeology, Egyptology, temples, tombs, agriculture, Egyptians, farmers, farming, fields, mud, fertile, fertilisers, water, irrigation, crops, maize, corn, sugar, cane, palm, trees, dates, vegetables, green, brown, ploughing, coach, taxi, dusty, roads, electricity, poles, telephone, lines, New, Qurna, landscape, Fuji, S3, DSLR, 2005
Luxor Farmland EG051938jhp 
 Egyptians Luxor West Bank Qurna Theban hills farmers fields flat roadside views taken on the taxi trip from Luxor City, crossing the River Nile by the new southern road bridge and then heading north and westwards towards the main ancient sites of the West Bank. The trip is also a reminder of the wealth that was the engine that created ancient Egypt because of the fertility bordering the River Nile caused by the annual inundations with the flood waters depositing fertile mud giving abundant food sufficient to feed the large transient labour force required to build these huge monuments from Giza, Memphis, Thebes and southwards to Abu Simbel. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, West, Bank, River, Nile, Theban, hills, holiday, travel, tourism, cruise, history, archaeology, Egyptology, temples, tombs, agriculture, Egyptians, farmers, farming, fields, mud, fertile, fertilisers, water, irrigation, crops, maize, corn, sugar, cane, donkey, palm, trees, dates, vegetables, green, brown, tractors, ploughing, coach, taxi, dusty, roads, electricity, poles, telephone, lines, New, Qurna, landscape, Fuji, S3, DSLR, 2005
Luxor Theban Hills EG075090jhp 
 Egypt Luxor Sheraton West Bank Theban hills palm trees Qurnet Murai looking over the Nile to the Theban Hills and the Qurnet Murai on a sunny autumn afternoon from one of the riverside balconies of this long standing International Hotel on the southern outskirts of the east bank city. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Thebes, Luxor, Waset, Ipetisut, East, Bank, River, Nile, Sheraton, Hotel, riverside, riverbank, palm, trees, water, shimmering, autumn, sunshine, blue, sky, hazy, West, bank, Theban, hills, Qurnet, Murai, tombs, cliffs, waterfront, promenade, esplanade, modern, architecture, swimming, pool, poolside, style, stylish, balconies, balcony, tree-lined
Luxor River Nile EG075094jhp 
 Egypt Luxor Sheraton Hotel River Nile West Bank felucca houses hills looking over the shimmering River Nile on a sunny autumn afternoon from one of the riverside balconies of this hotel to the south of Luxor City on the East Bank of the River Nile. The sailing boat moored on the far bank is called a felucca and are popular for sailing trips especially to see a sunset. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Thebes, Luxor, Waset, Ipetisut, East, Bank, River, Nile, Sheraton, Hotel, riverside, riverbank, palm, trees, water, shimmering, autumn, sunshine, blue, sky, hazy, West, bank, Theban, hills, waterfront, promenade, esplanade, modern, architecture, swimming, pool, poolside, style, stylish, balconies, balcony, tree-lined, felucca, houses, reed, beds
Luxor River Nile EG075093jhp 
 Egypt Luxor Sheraton Hotel River Nile View balcony West Bank south looking over the shimmering River Nile on a sunny autumn afternoon from one of the riverside balconies of this long standing International Hotel on the southern outskirts of the east bank city. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Thebes, Luxor, Waset, Ipetisut, East, Bank, River, Nile, Sheraton, Hotel, riverside, riverbank, upright, palm, trees, water, shimmering, autumn, sunshine, blue, sky, hazy, West, bank, waterfront, promenade, esplanade, modern, architecture, swimming, pool, poolside, style, stylish, balconies, balcony, tree-lined
Luxor River Nile EG075087jhp 
 Egyptian Luxor Sheraton River Nile View balcony West Bank southwards looking over the shimmering River Nile on a sunny autumn afternoon from one of the riverside balconies of this long standing International Hotel on the southern outskirts of the east bank city. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Thebes, Luxor, Waset, Ipetisut, East, Bank, River, Nile, Sheraton, Hotel, riverside, riverbank, landscape, southwards, downstream, palm, trees, water, shimmering, autumn, sunshine, blue, sky, hazy, West, bank, Theban, hills, waterfront, promenade, esplanade, modern, architecture, swimming, pool, poolside, style, stylish, balconies, balcony, tree-lined
Luxor Street Architecture EG072598jhp 
 Egypt Luxor street residential apartments stylish Egyptian influence wadjet eye found along this long straight road Sharia al-Mahatta from just behind Luxor Temple and facing the elegant and modern railway station façade. We were dropped here before entering the station and boarding the main Aswan to Cairo train for a visit to the Minya area. One aspect of the traffic management that I thoroughly approved were the traffic lights at junctions with a clock showing how soon to the change of lights. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Thebes, Luxor, Waset, Ipetisut, East, Bank, River, Nile, Sharia, al Mahatta, landscape, road, station, platform, train, railway, Ramses, waterfront, promenade, esplanade, Corniche, modern, architecture, European, influence, style, stylish, balconies, Egyptian, theme, eye, wedjat, freize, cornice, construction, apartment, block, street, cars, people, tree-lined
Luxor Street Architecture EG072596jhp 
 Egypt Luxor street houses cornice residential stylish modern architecture Egyptian influence found along this long straight road Sharia al-Mahatta from just behind Luxor Temple and facing the elegant and modern railway station façade. We were dropped here before entering the station and boarding the main Aswan to Cairo train for a visit to the Minya area. One aspect of the traffic management that I thoroughly approved were the traffic lights at junctions with a clock showing how soon to the change of lights. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Thebes, Luxor, Waset, Ipetisut, East, Bank, River, Nile, Sharia, al Mahatta, landscape, road, station, platform, train, railway, Ramses, waterfront, promenade, esplanade, Corniche, modern, architecture, European, influence, style, stylish, balconies, Egyptian, theme, eye, wedjat, freize, cornice, construction, apartment, block, street, cars, people, tree-lined
Luxor Street Architecture EG072594jhp 
 Egypt Luxor street flats balconies shutters residential stylish modern Egyptian influence found along this long straight road Sharia al-Mahatta from just behind Luxor Temple and facing the elegant and modern railway station façade. We were dropped here before entering the station and boarding the main Aswan to Cairo train for a visit to the Minya area. One aspect of the traffic management that I thoroughly approved were the traffic lights at junctions with a clock showing how soon to the change of lights. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Thebes, Luxor, Waset, Ipetisut, East, Bank, River, Nile, Sharia, al Mahatta, upright, road, station, platform, train, railway, Ramses, waterfront, promenade, esplanade, Corniche, modern, architecture, European, influence, style, stylish, balconies, Egyptian, theme, eye, wedjat, freize, cornice, construction, apartment, block, street, cars, people, tree-lined
Luxor Street Architecture EG072593jhp 
 Egypt Luxor Station road cafe culture modern architecture balcony Egyptian influence found along this long straight road Sharia al-Mahatta from just behind Luxor Temple and facing the elegant and modern railway station façade. We were dropped here before entering the station and boarding the main Aswan to Cairo train for a visit to the Minya area. One aspect of the traffic management that I thoroughly approved were the traffic lights at junctions with a clock showing how soon to the change of lights. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Thebes, Luxor, Waset, Ipetisut, East, Bank, River, Nile, Sharia, al Mahatta, landscape, culture, cafe, road, station, platform, train, railway, Ramses, waterfront, promenade, esplanade, Corniche, modern, architecture, European, influence, style, stylish, balconies, Egyptian, theme, eye, wedjat, freize, cornice, construction, apartment, block, street, cars, people, tree-lined
Luxor Street Architecture EG072592jhp 
 Egyptian Luxor Station road construction apartments modern architecture flats found along this long straight road Sharia al-Mahatta from just behind Luxor Temple and facing the elegant and modern railway station façade. We were dropped here before entering the station and boarding the main Aswan to Cairo train for a visit to the Minya area. One aspect of the traffic management that I thoroughly approved were the traffic lights at junctions with a clock showing how soon to the change of lights. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Thebes, Luxor, Waset, Ipetisut, East, Bank, River, Nile, Sharia, al Mahatta, upright, road, station, platform, train, railway, Ramses, waterfront, promenade, esplanade, Corniche, modern, architecture, European, influence, style, stylish, balconies, Egyptian, theme, eye, wedjat, freize, cornice, construction, apartment, block, street, cars, people, tree-lined
Luxor Street Architecture EG072591jhp 
 Egypt Luxor Station road apartments new colourful stylish modern architecture Egyptian influence found along this long straight road Sharia al-Mahatta from just behind Luxor Temple and facing the elegant and modern railway station façade. We were dropped here before entering the station and boarding the main Aswan to Cairo train for a visit to the Minya area. One aspect of the traffic management that I thoroughly approved were the traffic lights at junctions with a clock showing how soon to the change of lights. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Thebes, Luxor, Waset, Ipetisut, East, Bank, River, Nile, Sharia, al Mahatta, upright, road, station, platform, train, railway, Ramses, waterfront, promenade, esplanade, Corniche, modern, architecture, European, influence, style, stylish, balconies, Egyptian, theme, eye, wedjat, freize, cornice, construction, apartment, block, street, cars, people, tree-lined
Luxor Street Architecture EG072590jhp 
 Egyptian Luxor street residential flats apartments balconies stylish modern architecture Egyptian influence found along this long straight road Sharia al-Mahatta from just behind Luxor Temple and facing the elegant and modern railway station façade. We were dropped here before entering the station and boarding the main Aswan to Cairo train for a visit to the Minya area. One aspect of the traffic management that I thoroughly approved were the traffic lights at junctions with a clock showing how soon to the change of lights. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Thebes, Luxor, Waset, Ipetisut, East, Bank, River, Nile, Sharia, al Mahatta, landscape, road, station, platform, train, railway, Ramses, waterfront, promenade, esplanade, Corniche, modern, architecture, European, influence, style, stylish, balconies, Egyptian, theme, eye, wedjat, freize, cornice, construction, apartment, block, street, cars, people, tree-lined
Luxor Station Street EG072586jhp 
 Egypt Luxor Station road riverbank houses stylish modern architecture Egyptian influence found along this long straight road Sharia al-Mahatta from just behind Luxor Temple and facing the elegant and modern railway station façade. We were dropped here before entering the station and boarding the main Aswan to Cairo train for a visit to the Minya area. One aspect of the traffic management that I thoroughly approved were the traffic lights at junctions with a clock showing how soon to the change of lights. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Thebes, Luxor, Waset, Ipetisut, East, Bank, River, Nile, Sharia, al Mahatta, landscape, road, station, platform, train, railway, Ramses, waterfront, promenade, esplanade, Corniche, modern, architecture, European, influence, style, stylish, balconies, Egyptian, theme, eye, wedjat, freize, cornice, construction, apartment, block, street, cars, people, tree-lined
Luxor Station & Train EG072606jhp 
 Egypt Luxor Station platform train passengers modern architecture Egyptians found at the end of this long straight road Sharia al-Mahatta from just behind Luxor Temple and facing the elegant and modern railway station façade. We were dropped here before entering the station and boarding the main Aswan to Cairo train for a visit to the Minya area.
Although we travelled First Class and the seats were undoubtately some of the most comfortable I had had on a train the toilets were probably the worst I have ever experienced anywhere and given the importance of tourism to Egypt and the huge pool of labour available this was an unacceptable lack of standards. 
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Luxor Station & Train EG072604jhp 
 Egypt Luxor Station Railway Train passengers carriages platform Egyptian modern found at the end of this long straight road Sharia al-Mahatta from just behind Luxor Temple and facing the elegant and modern railway station façade. We were dropped here before entering the station and boarding the main Aswan to Cairo train for a visit to the Minya area. 
Although we travelled First Class and the seats were undoubtately some of the most comfortable I had had on a train the toilets were probably the worst I have ever experienced anywhere and given the importance of tourism to Egypt and the huge pool of labour available this was an unacceptable lack of standards. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Thebes, Luxor, Waset, Ipetisut, East, Bank, River, Nile, Sharia, al Mahatta, landscape, road, station, platform, train, railway, Ramses, waterfront, promenade, esplanade, Corniche, modern, architecture, European, influence, style, stylish, balconies, Egyptian, theme, eye, wedjat, freize, cornice, construction, apartment, block, street, cars, people, tree-lined
Luxor Station & Street EG072585jhp 
 Egypt Luxor Station Railway street houses residential stylish modern architecture Egyptian influence found along this long straight road Sharia al-Mahatta from just behind Luxor Temple and facing the elegant and modern railway station façade. We were dropped here before entering the station and boarding the main Aswan to Cairo train for a visit to the Minya area. One aspect of the traffic management that I thoroughly approved were the traffic lights at junctions with a clock showing how soon to the change of lights. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Thebes, Luxor, Waset, Ipetisut, East, Bank, River, Nile, Sharia, al Mahatta, road, station, platform, train, railway, Ramses, waterfront, promenade, esplanade, landscape, Corniche, modern, architecture, European, influence, style, stylish, balconies, Egyptian, theme, eye, wedjat, freize, cornice, construction, apartment, block, street, cars, people, tree-lined

Egypt > Luxor Deir el Medinah (56 files)

The pictures in this gallery are of the worker's village on the west bank of the River Nile at Luxor and the Ptolemaic Temple, the Great Pit and small chapels of Hathor and Amun
Deir el-Medina EG075177jhp 
 Deir al-Madinah Egypt Great pit pile shards broken pots ostraka hut is located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor lies to the west of Qurnet Murai hill and is the location of a workman's village with the remains of houses, streets, temples and chapels. The workers are known for their work in the Valley tombs which they reached walking over the Theban plateau. Most photographs show the streets, houses, interior with domestic bowls and grinding querns and others a general overview of the village with its tombs and rock tombs to the North West corner. There are also some exquisitely decorated underground tombs of which a couple are included in the entrance ticket.

This photo includes the Great Pit, a 60 metre deep excavated hole to access ground water, possibly dug during Graeco-Roman times to save the burdensome carrying of water from sources nearer the Nile. There is the remain of a small building, mudbrick and mud lined, attributed to Roman origin and huge piles of broken shards from drinking pots, urns and other earthenware pottery vessels used for the possible carrying and retention of water, some designs are plain while others have patterns. However there is a suggestion that water was never found either in the Ramasseid period when first attempts are thought to have started and even in the later Ptolemaic times. It did however serve in latter years as a huge tip from which large quantities of ostraka where recovered giving detailed insights to the daily life and skills of the workmen in the nearby village. From the Great Pit are open views eastwards past the Ramasseum, across the fertile agricultural area of the West Bank to the distant pylons of Karnak Temple. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Thebes, Theban, West, Bank, upright, Great, Pit, ostrakon, ostraka, Ramasseid, Graeco-Roman, Roman, well, hole, huge, deep, dry, house, building, history, antiquity, ancient, archaeology, Egyptology, Deir, al-Madinah, el-Medina, Qurnet, Murai, Hill, Qurnat, Sheikh-Abd’el-Qurna, hills, Ramasseum, Karnak, pylons, view, farming, fertile, green, colourful, pottery, pots, bowls, urns, plain, patterns, earthenware, fired, piles, thousands, shards, broken, mudbrick
Deir el-Medina EG075176jhp 
 Deir el-Medina Luxor Ancient Egypt heaps pile broken pottery shards pit hole is located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor lies to the west of Qurnet Murai hill and is the location of a workman's village with the remains of houses, streets, temples and chapels. The workers are known for their work in the Valley tombs which they reached walking over the Theban plateau. Most photographs show the streets, houses, interior with domestic bowls and grinding querns and others a general overview of the village with its tombs and rock tombs to the North West corner. There are also some exquisitely decorated underground tombs of which a couple are included in the entrance ticket.

This photo includes the Great Pit, a 60 metre deep excavated hole to access ground water, possibly dug during Graeco-Roman times to save the burdensome carrying of water from sources nearer the Nile. There is the remain of a small building, mudbrick and mud lined, attributed to Roman origin and huge piles of broken shards from drinking pots, urns and other earthenware pottery vessels used for the possible carrying and retention of water, some designs are plain while others have patterns. However there is a suggestion that water was never found either in the Ramasseid period when first attempts are thought to have started and even in the later Ptolemaic times. It did however serve in latter years as a huge tip from which large quantities of ostraka where recovered giving detailed insights to the daily life and skills of the workmen in the nearby village. From the Great Pit are open views eastwards past the Ramasseum, across the fertile agricultural area of the West Bank to the distant pylons of Karnak Temple. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Thebes, Theban, West, Bank, landscape, Great, Pit, ostrakon, ostraka, Ramasseid, Graeco-Roman, Roman, well, hole, huge, deep, dry, house, building, history, antiquity, ancient, archaeology, Egyptology, Deir, al-Madinah, el-Medina, Qurnet, Murai, Hill, Qurnat, Sheikh-Abd’el-Qurna, hills, Ramasseum, Karnak, pylons, view, farming, fertile, green, colourful, pottery, pots, bowls, urns, plain, patterns, earthenware, fired, piles, thousands, shards, broken, mudbrick
Deir el-Medina EG075174jhp 
 Deir el-Medina Ancient Egypt great Ostrakon pit bottom empty deep is located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor lies to the west of Qurnet Murai hill and is the location of a workman's village with the remains of houses, streets, temples and chapels. The workers are known for their work in the Valley tombs which they reached walking over the Theban plateau. Most photographs show the streets, houses, interior with domestic bowls and grinding querns and others a general overview of the village with its tombs and rock tombs to the North West corner. There are also some exquisitely decorated underground tombs of which a couple are included in the entrance ticket.

This photo includes the Great Pit, a 60 metre deep excavated hole to access ground water, possibly dug during Graeco-Roman times to save the burdensome carrying of water from sources nearer the Nile. There is the remain of a small building, mudbrick and mud lined, attributed to Roman origin and huge piles of broken shards from drinking pots, urns and other earthenware pottery vessels used for the possible carrying and retention of water, some designs are plain while others have patterns. However there is a suggestion that water was never found either in the Ramasseid period when first attempts are thought to have started and even in the later Ptolemaic times. It did however serve in latter years as a huge tip from which large quantities of ostraka where recovered giving detailed insights to the daily life and skills of the workmen in the nearby village. From the Great Pit are open views eastwards past the Ramasseum, across the fertile agricultural area of the West Bank to the distant pylons of Karnak Temple. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Thebes, Theban, West, Bank, landscape, Great, Pit, ostrakon, ostraka, Ramasseid, Graeco-Roman, Roman, well, hole, huge, deep, dry, bottom, sand, house, building, history, antiquity, ancient, archaeology, Egyptology, Deir, al-Madinah, el-Medina, Qurnet, Murai, Hill, Qurnat, Sheikh-Abd’el-Qurna, hills, Ramasseum, Karnak, pylons, view, farming, fertile, green, colourful, pottery, pots, bowls, urns, plain, patterns, earthenware, fired, piles, thousands, shards, broken, mudbrick
Deir el-Medina EG075173jhp 
 Deir el-Medina Luxor Egypt Ruin house Roman Great pit mudbrick is located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor lies to the west of Qurnet Murai hill and is the location of a workman's village with the remains of houses, streets, temples and chapels. The workers are known for their work in the Valley tombs which they reached walking over the Theban plateau. Most photographs show the streets, houses, interior with domestic bowls and grinding querns and others a general overview of the village with its tombs and rock tombs to the North West corner. There are also some exquisitely decorated underground tombs of which a couple are included in the entrance ticket.

This photo includes the Great Pit, a 60 metre deep excavated hole to access ground water, possibly dug during Graeco-Roman times to save the burdensome carrying of water from sources nearer the Nile. There is the remain of a small building, mudbrick and mud lined, attributed to Roman origin and huge piles of broken shards from drinking pots, urns and other earthenware pottery vessels used for the possible carrying and retention of water, some designs are plain while others have patterns. However there is a suggestion that water was never found either in the Ramasseid period when first attempts are thought to have started and even in the later Ptolemaic times. It did however serve in latter years as a huge tip from which large quantities of ostraka where recovered giving detailed insights to the daily life and skills of the workmen in the nearby village. From the Great Pit are open views eastwards past the Ramasseum, across the fertile agricultural area of the West Bank to the distant pylons of Karnak Temple. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Thebes, Theban, West, Bank, landscape, Great, Pit, ostrakon, ostraka, Ramasseid, Graeco-Roman, Roman, hut, house, well, hole, huge, deep, dry, house, building, history, antiquity, ancient, archaeology, Egyptology, Deir, al-Madinah, el-Medina, Qurnet, Murai, Hill, Qurnat, Sheikh-Abd’el-Qurna, hills, Ramasseum, Karnak, pylons, view, farming, fertile, green, colourful, pottery, pots, bowls, urns, plain, patterns, earthenware, fired, piles, thousands, shards, broken, mudbrick
Deir el-Medina EG075172jhp 
 Deir el-Medina Egypt Great Pit Ostrakon hole paths steps deep walls is located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor lies to the west of Qurnet Murai hill and is the location of a workman's village with the remains of houses, streets, temples and chapels. The workers are known for their work in the Valley tombs which they reached walking over the Theban plateau. Most photographs show the streets, houses, interior with domestic bowls and grinding querns and others a general overview of the village with its tombs and rock tombs to the North West corner. There are also some exquisitely decorated underground tombs of which a couple are included in the entrance ticket.

This photo includes the Great Pit, a 60 metre deep excavated hole to access ground water, possibly dug during Graeco-Roman times to save the burdensome carrying of water from sources nearer the Nile. There is the remain of a small building, mudbrick and mud lined, attributed to Roman origin and huge piles of broken shards from drinking pots, urns and other earthenware pottery vessels used for the possible carrying and retention of water, some designs are plain while others have patterns. However there is a suggestion that water was never found either in the Ramasseid period when first attempts are thought to have started and even in the later Ptolemaic times. It did however serve in latter years as a huge tip from which large quantities of ostraka where recovered giving detailed insights to the daily life and skills of the workmen in the nearby village. From the Great Pit are open views eastwards past the Ramasseum, across the fertile agricultural area of the West Bank to the distant pylons of Karnak Temple. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Thebes, Theban, West, Bank, landscape, Great, Pit, ostrakon, ostraka, Ramasseid, Graeco-Roman, Roman, well, hole, huge, deep, dry, house, building, history, antiquity, ancient, archaeology, Egyptology, Deir, al-Madinah, el-Medina, Qurnet, Murai, Hill, Qurnat, Sheikh-Abd’el-Qurna, hills, Ramasseum, Karnak, pylons, view, farming, fertile, green, colourful, pottery, pots, bowls, urns, plain, patterns, earthenware, fired, piles, thousands, shards, broken, mudbrick
Deir el-Medina EG075171jhp 
 Deir el-Medina Ancient Egypt pile broken bowls earthenware shards patterns is located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor lies to the west of Qurnet Murai hill and is the location of a workman's village with the remains of houses, streets, temples and chapels. The workers are known for their work in the Valley tombs which they reached walking over the Theban plateau. Most photographs show the streets, houses, interior with domestic bowls and grinding querns and others a general overview of the village with its tombs and rock tombs to the North West corner. There are also some exquisitely decorated underground tombs of which a couple are included in the entrance ticket.

This photo includes the Great Pit, a 60 metre deep excavated hole to access ground water, possibly dug during Graeco-Roman times to save the burdensome carrying of water from sources nearer the Nile. There is the remain of a small building, mudbrick and mud lined, attributed to Roman origin and huge piles of broken shards from drinking pots, urns and other earthenware pottery vessels used for the possible carrying and retention of water, some designs are plain while others have patterns. However there is a suggestion that water was never found either in the Ramasseid period when first attempts are thought to have started and even in the later Ptolemaic times. It did however serve in latter years as a huge tip from which large quantities of ostraka where recovered giving detailed insights to the daily life and skills of the workmen in the nearby village. From the Great Pit are open views eastwards past the Ramasseum, across the fertile agricultural area of the West Bank to the distant pylons of Karnak Temple. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Thebes, Theban, West, Bank, landscape, Great, Pit, ostrakon, ostraka, Ramasseid, Graeco-Roman, Roman, well, hole, huge, deep, dry, house, building, history, antiquity, ancient, archaeology, Egyptology, Deir, al-Madinah, el-Medina, Qurnet, Murai, Hill, Qurnat, Sheikh-Abd’el-Qurna, hills, Ramasseum, Karnak, pylons, view, farming, fertile, green, colourful, pottery, pots, bowls, urns, plain, patterns, earthenware, fired, piles, thousands, shards, broken, mudbrick
Deir el-Medina EG075170jhp 
 Deir el-Medina Luxor Ancient Egypt Great Pit shards broken pottery heaps is located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor lies to the west of Qurnet Murai hill and is the location of a workman's village with the remains of houses, streets, temples and chapels. The workers are known for their work in the Valley tombs which they reached walking over the Theban plateau. Most photographs show the streets, houses, interior with domestic bowls and grinding querns and others a general overview of the village with its tombs and rock tombs to the North West corner. There are also some exquisitely decorated underground tombs of which a couple are included in the entrance ticket.

This photo includes the Great Pit, a 60 metre deep excavated hole to access ground water, possibly dug during Graeco-Roman times to save the burdensome carrying of water from sources nearer the Nile. There is the remain of a small building, mudbrick and mud lined, attributed to Roman origin and huge piles of broken shards from drinking pots, urns and other earthenware pottery vessels used for the possible carrying and retention of water, some designs are plain while others have patterns. However there is a suggestion that water was never found either in the Ramasseid period when first attempts are thought to have started and even in the later Ptolemaic times. It did however serve in latter years as a huge tip from which large quantities of ostraka where recovered giving detailed insights to the daily life and skills of the workmen in the nearby village. From the Great Pit are open views eastwards past the Ramasseum, across the fertile agricultural area of the West Bank to the distant pylons of Karnak Temple. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Thebes, Theban, West, Bank, landscape, Great, Pit, ostrakon, ostraka, Ramasseid, Graeco-Roman, Roman, well, hole, huge, deep, dry, house, building, history, antiquity, ancient, archaeology, Egyptology, Deir, al-Madinah, el-Medina, Qurnet, Murai, Hill, Qurnat, Sheikh-Abd’el-Qurna, hills, Ramasseum, Karnak, pylons, view, farming, fertile, green, colourful, pottery, pots, bowls, urns, plain, patterns, earthenware, fired, piles, thousands, shards, broken, mudbrick
Deir el-Medina EG075169jhp 
 Deir al-Madinah Luxor Ancient Egyptian broken pile pottery Great Pit hole is located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor lies to the west of Qurnet Murai hill and is the location of a workman's village with the remains of houses, streets, temples and chapels. The workers are known for their work in the Valley tombs which they reached walking over the Theban plateau. Most photographs show the streets, houses, interior with domestic bowls and grinding querns and others a general overview of the village with its tombs and rock tombs to the North West corner. There are also some exquisitely decorated underground tombs of which a couple are included in the entrance ticket.

This photo includes the Great Pit, a 60 metre deep excavated hole to access ground water, possibly dug during Graeco-Roman times to save the burdensome carrying of water from sources nearer the Nile. There is the remain of a small building, mudbrick and mud lined, attributed to Roman origin and huge piles of broken shards from drinking pots, urns and other earthenware pottery vessels used for the possible carrying and retention of water, some designs are plain while others have patterns. However there is a suggestion that water was never found either in the Ramasseid period when first attempts are thought to have started and even in the later Ptolemaic times. It did however serve in latter years as a huge tip from which large quantities of ostraka where recovered giving detailed insights to the daily life and skills of the workmen in the nearby village. From the Great Pit are open views eastwards past the Ramasseum, across the fertile agricultural area of the West Bank to the distant pylons of Karnak Temple. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Thebes, Theban, West, Bank, landscape, Great, Pit, ostrakon, ostraka, Ramasseid, Graeco-Roman, Roman, well, hole, huge, deep, dry, house, building, history, antiquity, ancient, archaeology, Egyptology, Deir, al-Madinah, el-Medina, Qurnet, Murai, Hill, Qurnat, Sheikh-Abd’el-Qurna, hills, Ramasseum, Karnak, pylons, view, farming, fertile, green, colourful, pottery, pots, bowls, urns, plain, patterns, earthenware, fired, piles, thousands, shards, broken, mudbrick
Deir el-Medina EG075168jhp 
 Deir el-Medina Ancient Egypt discarded huge heap shards pottery broken is located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor lies to the west of Qurnet Murai hill and is the location of a workman's village with the remains of houses, streets, temples and chapels. The workers are known for their work in the Valley tombs which they reached walking over the Theban plateau. Most photographs show the streets, houses, interior with domestic bowls and grinding querns and others a general overview of the village with its tombs and rock tombs to the North West corner. There are also some exquisitely decorated underground tombs of which a couple are included in the entrance ticket.

This photo includes the Great Pit, a 60 metre deep excavated hole to access ground water, possibly dug during Graeco-Roman times to save the burdensome carrying of water from sources nearer the Nile. There is the remain of a small building, mudbrick and mud lined, attributed to Roman origin and huge piles of broken shards from drinking pots, urns and other earthenware pottery vessels used for the possible carrying and retention of water, some designs are plain while others have patterns. However there is a suggestion that water was never found either in the Ramasseid period when first attempts are thought to have started and even in the later Ptolemaic times. It did however serve in latter years as a huge tip from which large quantities of ostraka where recovered giving detailed insights to the daily life and skills of the workmen in the nearby village. From the Great Pit are open views eastwards past the Ramasseum, across the fertile agricultural area of the West Bank to the distant pylons of Karnak Temple. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Thebes, Theban, West, Bank, landscape, Great, Pit, ostrakon, ostraka, Ramasseid, Graeco-Roman, Roman, well, hole, huge, deep, dry, house, building, history, antiquity, ancient, archaeology, Egyptology, Deir, al-Madinah, el-Medina, Qurnet, Murai, Hill, Qurnat, Sheikh-Abd’el-Qurna, hills, Ramasseum, Karnak, pylons, view, farming, fertile, green, colourful, pottery, pots, bowls, urns, plain, patterns, earthenware, fired, piles, thousands, shards, broken, mudbrick
Deir el-Medina EG075166jhp 
 Deir el-Medina Luxor Ancient Egypt hills Great Pit hole dug Graeco-Roman is located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor lies to the west of Qurnet Murai hill and is the location of a workman's village with the remains of houses, streets, temples and chapels. The workers are known for their work in the Valley tombs which they reached walking over the Theban plateau. Most photographs show the streets, houses, interior with domestic bowls and grinding querns and others a general overview of the village with its tombs and rock tombs to the North West corner. There are also some exquisitely decorated underground tombs of which a couple are included in the entrance ticket.

This photo includes the Great Pit, a 60 metre deep excavated hole to access ground water, possibly dug during Graeco-Roman times to save the burdensome carrying of water from sources nearer the Nile. There is the remain of a small building, mudbrick and mud lined, attributed to Roman origin and huge piles of broken shards from drinking pots, urns and other earthenware pottery vessels used for the possible carrying and retention of water, some designs are plain while others have patterns. However there is a suggestion that water was never found either in the Ramasseid period when first attempts are thought to have started and even in the later Ptolemaic times. It did however serve in latter years as a huge tip from which large quantities of ostraka where recovered giving detailed insights to the daily life and skills of the workmen in the nearby village. From the Great Pit are open views eastwards past the Ramasseum, across the fertile agricultural area of the West Bank to the distant pylons of Karnak Temple. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Thebes, Theban, West, Bank, upright, Great, Pit, ostrakon, ostraka, Ramasseid, Graeco-Roman, Roman, well, hole, huge, deep, dry, house, building, history, antiquity, ancient, archaeology, Egyptology, Deir, al-Madinah, el-Medina, Qurnet, Murai, Hill, Qurnat, Sheikh-Abd’el-Qurna, hills, Ramasseum, Karnak, pylons, view, farming, fertile, green, colourful, pottery, pots, bowls, urns, plain, patterns, earthenware, fired, piles, thousands, shards, broken, mudbrick
Deir el-Medina EG075165jhp 
 Deir al-Madinah Luxor Ancient Egyptian hole Great pit Theban Hills is located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor lies to the west of Qurnet Murai hill and is the location of a workman's village with the remains of houses, streets, temples and chapels. The workers are known for their work in the Valley tombs which they reached walking over the Theban plateau. Most photographs show the streets, houses, interior with domestic bowls and grinding querns and others a general overview of the village with its tombs and rock tombs to the North West corner. There are also some exquisitely decorated underground tombs of which a couple are included in the entrance ticket.

This photo includes the Great Pit, a 60 metre deep excavated hole to access ground water, possibly dug during Graeco-Roman times to save the burdensome carrying of water from sources nearer the Nile. There is the remain of a small building, mudbrick and mud lined, attributed to Roman origin and huge piles of broken shards from drinking pots, urns and other earthenware pottery vessels used for the possible carrying and retention of water, some designs are plain while others have patterns. However there is a suggestion that water was never found either in the Ramasseid period when first attempts are thought to have started and even in the later Ptolemaic times. It did however serve in latter years as a huge tip from which large quantities of ostraka where recovered giving detailed insights to the daily life and skills of the workmen in the nearby village. From the Great Pit are open views eastwards past the Ramasseum, across the fertile agricultural area of the West Bank to the distant pylons of Karnak Temple. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Thebes, Theban, West, Bank, landscape, Great, Pit, ostrakon, ostraka, Ramasseid, Graeco-Roman, Roman, well, hole, huge, deep, dry, house, building, history, antiquity, ancient, archaeology, Egyptology, Deir, al-Madinah, el-Medina, Qurnet, Murai, Hill, Qurnat, Sheikh-Abd’el-Qurna, hills, Ramasseum, Karnak, pylons, view, farming, fertile, green, colourful, pottery, pots, bowls, urns, plain, patterns, earthenware, fired, piles, thousands, shards, broken, mudbrick
Deir el-Medina EG075164jhp 
 Deir el-Medina Luxor Ancient Egyptian Great Pit well hole ostraka waste is located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor lies to the west of Qurnet Murai hill and is the location of a workman's village with the remains of houses, streets, temples and chapels. The workers are known for their work in the Valley tombs which they reached walking over the Theban plateau. Most photographs show the streets, houses, interior with domestic bowls and grinding querns and others a general overview of the village with its tombs and rock tombs to the North West corner. There are also some exquisitely decorated underground tombs of which a couple are included in the entrance ticket.

This photo includes the Great Pit, a 60 metre deep excavated hole to access ground water, possibly dug during Graeco-Roman times to save the burdensome carrying of water from sources nearer the Nile. There is the remain of a small building, mudbrick and mud lined, attributed to Roman origin and huge piles of broken shards from drinking pots, urns and other earthenware pottery vessels used for the possible carrying and retention of water, some designs are plain while others have patterns. However there is a suggestion that water was never found either in the Ramasseid period when first attempts are thought to have started and even in the later Ptolemaic times. It did however serve in latter years as a huge tip from which large quantities of ostraka where recovered giving detailed insights to the daily life and skills of the workmen in the nearby village. From the Great Pit are open views eastwards past the Ramasseum, across the fertile agricultural area of the West Bank to the distant pylons of Karnak Temple. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Thebes, Theban, West, Bank, upright, Great, Pit, ostrakon, ostraka, Ramasseid, Graeco-Roman, Roman, well, hole, huge, deep, dry, house, building, history, antiquity, ancient, archaeology, Egyptology, Deir, al-Madinah, el-Medina, Qurnet, Murai, Hill, Qurnat, Sheikh-Abd’el-Qurna, hills, Ramasseum, Karnak, pylons, view, farming, fertile, green, colourful, pottery, pots, bowls, urns, plain, patterns, earthenware, fired, piles, thousands, shards, broken, mudbrick
Deir el-Medina EG075163jhp 
 Deir el-Medina Luxor Ancient Egypt Great pit hole well Ostraka garbage is located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor lies to the west of Qurnet Murai hill and is the location of a workman's village with the remains of houses, streets, temples and chapels. The workers are known for their work in the Valley tombs which they reached walking over the Theban plateau. Most photographs show the streets, houses, interior with domestic bowls and grinding querns and others a general overview of the village with its tombs and rock tombs to the North West corner. There are also some exquisitely decorated underground tombs of which a couple are included in the entrance ticket.

This photo includes the Great Pit, a 60 metre deep excavated hole to access ground water, possibly dug during Graeco-Roman times to save the burdensome carrying of water from sources nearer the Nile. There is the remain of a small building, mudbrick and mud lined, attributed to Roman origin and huge piles of broken shards from drinking pots, urns and other earthenware pottery vessels used for the possible carrying and retention of water, some designs are plain while others have patterns. However there is a suggestion that water was never found either in the Ramasseid period when first attempts are thought to have started and even in the later Ptolemaic times. It did however serve in latter years as a huge tip from which large quantities of ostraka where recovered giving detailed insights to the daily life and skills of the workmen in the nearby village. From the Great Pit are open views eastwards past the Ramasseum, across the fertile agricultural area of the West Bank to the distant pylons of Karnak Temple. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Thebes, Theban, West, Bank, landscape, Great, Pit, ostrakon, ostraka, Ramasseid, Graeco-Roman, Roman, well, hole, huge, deep, dry, house, building, history, antiquity, ancient, archaeology, Egyptology, Deir, al-Madinah, el-Medina, Qurnet, Murai, Hill, Qurnat, Sheikh-Abd’el-Qurna, hills, Ramasseum, Karnak, pylons, view, farming, fertile, green, colourful, pottery, pots, bowls, urns, plain, patterns, earthenware, fired, piles, thousands, shards, broken, mudbrick
Deir el-Medina EG075162jhp 
 Deir al-Madinah Luxor Ancient Egypt pit hole well shadows west bank east is located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor lies to the west of Qurnet Murai hill and is the location of a workman's village with the remains of houses, streets, temples and chapels. The workers are known for their work in the Valley tombs which they reached walking over the Theban plateau. Most photographs show the streets, houses, interior with domestic bowls and grinding querns and others a general overview of the village with its tombs and rock tombs to the North West corner. There are also some exquisitely decorated underground tombs of which a couple are included in the entrance ticket.

This photo includes the Great Pit, a 60 metre deep excavated hole to access ground water, possibly dug during Graeco-Roman times to save the burdensome carrying of water from sources nearer the Nile. There is the remain of a small building, mudbrick and mud lined, attributed to Roman origin and huge piles of broken shards from drinking pots, urns and other earthenware pottery vessels used for the possible carrying and retention of water, some designs are plain while others have patterns. However there is a suggestion that water was never found either in the Ramasseid period when first attempts are thought to have started and even in the later Ptolemaic times. It did however serve in latter years as a huge tip from which large quantities of ostraka where recovered giving detailed insights to the daily life and skills of the workmen in the nearby village. From the Great Pit are open views eastwards past the Ramasseum, across the fertile agricultural area of the West Bank to the distant pylons of Karnak Temple. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Thebes, Theban, West, Bank, landscape, Great, Pit, ostrakon, ostraka, Ramasseid, Graeco-Roman, Roman, well, hole, huge, deep, dry, house, building, history, antiquity, ancient, archaeology, Egyptology, Deir, al-Madinah, el-Medina, Qurnet, Murai, Hill, Qurnat, Sheikh-Abd’el-Qurna, hills, Ramasseum, Karnak, pylons, view, farming, fertile, green, colourful, pottery, pots, bowls, urns, plain, patterns, earthenware, fired, piles, thousands, shards, broken, mudbrick
Deir el-Medina EG075158jhp 
 Deir el-Medina Luxor Ancient Egypt West bank Ramasseum Great pit view is located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor lies to the west of Qurnet Murai hill and is the location of a workman's village with the remains of houses, streets, temples and chapels. The workers are known for their work in the Valley tombs which they reached walking over the Theban plateau. Most photographs show the streets, houses, interior with domestic bowls and grinding querns and others a general overview of the village with its tombs and rock tombs to the North West corner. There are also some exquisitely decorated underground tombs of which a couple are included in the entrance ticket.

This photo includes the Great Pit, a 60 metre deep excavated hole to access ground water, possibly dug during Graeco-Roman times to save the burdensome carrying of water from sources nearer the Nile. There is the remain of a small building, mudbrick and mud lined, attributed to Roman origin and huge piles of broken shards from drinking pots, urns and other earthenware pottery vessels used for the possible carrying and retention of water, some designs are plain while others have patterns. However there is a suggestion that water was never found either in the Ramasseid period when first attempts are thought to have started and even in the later Ptolemaic times. It did however serve in latter years as a huge tip from which large quantities of ostraka where recovered giving detailed insights to the daily life and skills of the workmen in the nearby village. From the Great Pit are open views eastwards past the Ramasseum, across the fertile agricultural area of the West Bank to the distant pylons of Karnak Temple. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Thebes, Theban, West, Bank, upright, Great, Pit, ostrakon, ostraka, Ramasseid, Graeco-Roman, Roman, well, hole, huge, deep, dry, house, building, history, antiquity, ancient, archaeology, Egyptology, Deir, al-Madinah, el-Medina, Qurnet, Murai, Hill, Qurnat, Sheikh-Abd’el-Qurna, hills, Ramasseum, Karnak, pylons, view, farming, fertile, green, colourful, pottery, pots, bowls, urns, plain, patterns, earthenware, fired, piles, thousands, shards, broken, mudbrick
Deir el-Medina EG075157jhp 
 Deir al-Madinah Luxor Ancient Egyptian Great Pit Ostrakon Ramasseum view is located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor lies to the west of Qurnet Murai hill and is the location of a workman's village with the remains of houses, streets, temples and chapels. The workers are known for their work in the Valley tombs which they reached walking over the Theban plateau. Most photographs show the streets, houses, interior with domestic bowls and grinding querns and others a general overview of the village with its tombs and rock tombs to the North West corner. There are also some exquisitely decorated underground tombs of which a couple are included in the entrance ticket.

This photo includes the Great Pit, a 60 metre deep excavated hole to access ground water, possibly dug during Graeco-Roman times to save the burdensome carrying of water from sources nearer the Nile. There is the remain of a small building, mudbrick and mud lined, attributed to Roman origin and huge piles of broken shards from drinking pots, urns and other earthenware pottery vessels used for the possible carrying and retention of water, some designs are plain while others have patterns. However there is a suggestion that water was never found either in the Ramasseid period when first attempts are thought to have started and even in the later Ptolemaic times. It did however serve in latter years as a huge tip from which large quantities of ostraka where recovered giving detailed insights to the daily life and skills of the workmen in the nearby village. From the Great Pit are open views eastwards past the Ramasseum, across the fertile agricultural area of the West Bank to the distant pylons of Karnak Temple. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Thebes, Theban, West, Bank, landscape, Great, Pit, ostrakon, ostraka, Ramasseid, Graeco-Roman, Roman, well, hole, huge, deep, dry, house, building, history, antiquity, ancient, archaeology, Egyptology, Deir, al-Madinah, el-Medina, Qurnet, Murai, Hill, Qurnat, Sheikh-Abd’el-Qurna, hills, Ramasseum, Karnak, pylons, view, farming, fertile, green, colourful, pottery, pots, bowls, urns, plain, patterns, earthenware, fired, piles, thousands, shards, broken, mudbrick
Deir el-Medina EG075156jhp 
 Deir el-Medina Luxor Ancient Egypt Hathor Temple Pit West bank view is located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor lies to the west of Qurnet Murai hill and is the location of a workman's village with the remains of houses, streets, temples and chapels. The workers are known for their work in the Valley tombs which they reached walking over the Theban plateau. Most photographs show the streets, houses, interior with domestic bowls and grinding querns and others a general overview of the village with its tombs and rock tombs to the North West corner. There are also some exquisitely decorated underground tombs of which a couple are included in the entrance ticket.

This photo includes the Great Pit, a 60 metre deep excavated hole to access ground water, possibly dug during Graeco-Roman times to save the burdensome carrying of water from sources nearer the Nile. There is the remain of a small building, mudbrick and mud lined, attributed to Roman origin and huge piles of broken shards from drinking pots, urns and other earthenware pottery vessels used for the possible carrying and retention of water, some designs are plain while others have patterns. However there is a suggestion that water was never found either in the Ramasseid period when first attempts are thought to have started and even in the later Ptolemaic times. It did however serve in latter years as a huge tip from which large quantities of ostraka where recovered giving detailed insights to the daily life and skills of the workmen in the nearby village. From the Great Pit are open views eastwards past the Ramasseum, across the fertile agricultural area of the West Bank to the distant pylons of Karnak Temple. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Thebes, Theban, West, Bank, upright, Great, Pit, ostrakon, ostraka, Ramasseid, Graeco-Roman, Roman, well, hole, huge, deep, dry, house, building, history, antiquity, ancient, archaeology, Egyptology, Deir, al-Madinah, el-Medina, Qurnet, Murai, Hill, Qurnat, Sheikh-Abd’el-Qurna, hills, Ramasseum, Karnak, pylons, view, farming, fertile, green, colourful, pottery, pots, bowls, urns, plain, patterns, earthenware, fired, piles, thousands, shards, broken, mudbrick
Deir el-Medina EG075155jhp 
 Deir el-Medina Luxor Ancient Egypt great pit ostrakon west bank view is located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor lies to the west of Qurnet Murai hill and is the location of a workman's village with the remains of houses, streets, temples and chapels. The workers are known for their work in the Valley tombs which they reached walking over the Theban plateau. Most photographs show the streets, houses, interior with domestic bowls and grinding querns and others a general overview of the village with its tombs and rock tombs to the North West corner. There are also some exquisitely decorated underground tombs of which a couple are included in the entrance ticket.

This photo includes the Great Pit, a 60 metre deep excavated hole to access ground water, possibly dug during Graeco-Roman times to save the burdensome carrying of water from sources nearer the Nile. There is the remain of a small building, mudbrick and mud lined, attributed to Roman origin and huge piles of broken shards from drinking pots, urns and other earthenware pottery vessels used for the possible carrying and retention of water, some designs are plain while others have patterns. However there is a suggestion that water was never found either in the Ramasseid period when first attempts are thought to have started and even in the later Ptolemaic times. It did however serve in latter years as a huge tip from which large quantities of ostraka where recovered giving detailed insights to the daily life and skills of the workmen in the nearby village. From the Great Pit are open views eastwards past the Ramasseum, across the fertile agricultural area of the West Bank to the distant pylons of Karnak Temple. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Thebes, Theban, West, Bank, landscape, Great, Pit, ostrakon, ostraka, Ramasseid, Graeco-Roman, Roman, well, hole, huge, deep, dry, house, building, history, antiquity, ancient, archaeology, Egyptology, Deir, al-Madinah, el-Medina, Qurnet, Murai, Hill, Qurnat, Sheikh-Abd’el-Qurna, hills, Ramasseum, Karnak, pylons, view, farming, fertile, green, colourful, pottery, pots, bowls, urns, plain, patterns, earthenware, fired, piles, thousands, shards, broken, mudbrick
Deir el-Medina EG075127jhp 
 Deir el-Medina Luxor Ancient Egypt Rock tomb mud lined arched clifface is located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor lies to the west of Qurnet Murai hill and is the location of a workman's village with the remains of houses, streets, temples and chapels. The workers are known for their work in the Valley tombs which they reached walking over the Theban plateau. Most photographs show the streets, houses, interior with domestic bowls and grinding querns and others a general overview of the village with its tombs and rock tombs to the North West corner. There are also some exquisitely decorated underground tombs of which a couple are included in the entrance ticket. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Thebes, Theban, West, Bank, landscape, history, antiquity, ancient, archaeology, Egyptology, Deir, al-Madinah, el-Medina, Qurnet, Murai, Hill, Qurnat, Sheikh-Abd’el-Qurna, hills, Temple, Amun, Ptolemaic, colourful, limestone, walls, rooms, roofless, rock, tombs, chapels, pottery, shards, broken, temples, Hathor, Ptolemaic, Amun, chapel, mudbrick, enclosure
Deir el-Medina EG075126jhp 
 Deir el-Medina Luxor Ancient Egypt shaft mud bricks lined deep burial is located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor lies to the west of Qurnet Murai hill and is the location of a workman's village with the remains of houses, streets, temples and chapels. The workers are known for their work in the Valley tombs which they reached walking over the Theban plateau. Most photographs show the streets, houses, interior with domestic bowls and grinding querns and others a general overview of the village with its tombs and rock tombs to the North West corner. There are also some exquisitely decorated underground tombs of which a couple are included in the entrance ticket. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Thebes, Theban, West, Bank, landscape, history, antiquity, ancient, archaeology, Egyptology, Deir, al-Madinah, el-Medina, Qurnet, Murai, Hill, Qurnat, Sheikh-Abd’el-Qurna, hills, Temple, Amun, Ptolemaic, colourful, limestone, walls, rooms, roofless, rock, tomb, shaft, mud, lined, deep, chapels, pottery, shards, broken, temples, Hathor, Ptolemaic, Amun, chapel, mudbrick, enclosure
Deir el-Medina EG075102jhp 
 Deir al-Madinah Luxor Ancient Egypt shaft mudbrick lined tomb is located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor lies to the west of Qurnet Murai hill and is the location of a workman's village with the remains of houses, streets, temples and chapels. The workers are known for their work in the Valley tombs which they reached walking over the Theban plateau. Most photographs show the streets, houses, interior with domestic bowls and grinding querns and others a general overview of the village with its tombs and rock tombs to the North West corner. There are also some exquisitely decorated underground tombs of which a couple are included in the entrance ticket. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Thebes, Theban, West, Bank, upright, history, antiquity, ancient, archaeology, Egyptology, Deir, al-Madinah, el-Medina, Qurnet, Murai, Hill, Qurnat, Sheikh-Abd’el-Qurna, hills, Temple, Amun, Ptolemaic, colourful, limestone, walls, rooms, roofless, rock, tomb, shaft, mudbrick lined, deep, chapels, pottery, shards, broken, temples, Hathor, Ptolemaic, Amun, chapel, mudbrick, enclosure
Deir el-Medina EG075101jhp 
 Deir al-Medina Luxor Ancient Egyptian Ruin workers chapel pyramid gate is located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor lies to the west of Qurnet Murai hill and is the location of a workman's village with the remains of houses, streets, temples and chapels. The workers are known for their work in the Valley tombs which they reached walking over the Theban plateau. Most photographs show the streets, houses, interior with domestic bowls and grinding querns and others a general overview of the village with its tombs and rock tombs to the North West corner. There are also some exquisitely decorated underground tombs of which a couple are included in the entrance ticket. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Thebes, Theban, West, Bank, upright, history, antiquity, ancient, archaeology, Egyptology, Deir, al-Madinah, el-Medina, Qurnet, Murai, Hill, Qurnat, Sheikh-Abd’el-Qurna, hills, Temple, Amun, Ptolemaic, colourful, limestone, walls, rooms, roofless, rock, tombs, chapels, pottery, shards, broken, temples, Hathor, Ptolemaic, Amun, chapel, mudbrick, lined, surface, gate, closed, pyramid
Deir el-Medina EG075099jhp 
 Deir al-Medinah Luxor Ancient Egypt pyramid chapel workers rock face is located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor lies to the west of Qurnet Murai hill and is the location of a workman's village with the remains of houses, streets, temples and chapels. The workers are known for their work in the Valley tombs which they reached walking over the Theban plateau. Most photographs show the streets, houses, interior with domestic bowls and grinding querns and others a general overview of the village with its tombs and rock tombs to the North West corner. There are also some exquisitely decorated underground tombs of which a couple are included in the entrance ticket. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Thebes, Theban, West, Bank, upright, history, antiquity, ancient, archaeology, Egyptology, Deir, al-Madinah, el-Medina, Qurnet, Murai, Hill, Qurnat, Sheikh-Abd’el-Qurna, hills, Temple, Amun, Ptolemaic, colourful, limestone, walls, rooms, roofless, rock, tombs, chapels, pottery, shards, broken, temples, Hathor, Ptolemaic, Amun, chapel, mudbrick, lined, surface, gate, closed, pyramid
Ptolemaic Temple Interior EG051855JHP 
 Deir al-Madinah el-Medina Egypt Luxor Ptolemaic Hathor Temple Interior is located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor lies to the west of Qurnet Murai hill and is the location of a workman's village with the remains of houses, streets and to the north a Ptolemaic Temple and other chapels. The temple is inside a mudbrick enclosure wall with good example of pan bedding and its large walls are obvious when looking over the village from the entrance. The small Temple to Hathor has some beautiful decorations, is a peaceful and spiritual place as usually free of crowds, is pleasingly compact compared to the overwhelming temples nearby and has managed to survive almost intact from Ptolemaic times. Some of the interior photos are border line for quality as the light was poor and tripods, and of course, flash are not allowed. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Thebes, Theban, upright, West Bank, history, antiquity, ancient, archaeology, Egyptology, al-Madinah, el-Medina, village, workers, Qurnet Murai, Sheikh-Abd’el-Qurna, hill, Temple, Hathor, Ptolemaic, Ptolemy, portico, floral, capitals, entrance, sanctuaries, small, spiritual, quiet, uncrowded
Ptolemaic Temple Interior EG051843JHP 
 Deir al-Madinah el-Medina Hathor Temple Egypt Luxor Interior Stairs Walls Carvings is located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor lies to the west of Qurnet Murai hill and is the location of a workman's village with the remains of houses, streets and to the north a Ptolemaic Temple and other chapels. The temple is inside a mudbrick enclosure wall with good example of pan bedding and its large walls are obvious when looking over the village from the entrance. The small Temple to Hathor has some beautiful decorations, is a peaceful and spiritual place as usually free of crowds, is pleasingly compact compared to the overwhelming temples nearby and has managed to survive almost intact from Ptolemaic times. Some of the interior photos are border line for quality as the light was poor and tripods, and of course, flash are not allowed. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Thebes, Theban, upright, West Bank, history, antiquity, ancient, archaeology, Egyptology, al-Madinah, el-Medina, village, workers, Qurnet Murai, Sheikh-Abd’el-Qurna, hill, Temple, Hathor, Ptolemaic, Ptolemy, stairwell, stairway, roof, blocked, decorations, hieroglyphs, window, small, spiritual, quiet, uncrowded
Ptolemaic Temple Interior EG051842JHP 
 Deir al-Madinah el-Medina Egyptian Temple Inside Walls Reliefs Painted Photo is located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor lies to the west of Qurnet Murai hill and is the location of a workman's village with the remains of houses, streets and to the north a Ptolemaic Temple and other chapels. The temple is inside a mudbrick enclosure wall with good example of pan bedding and its large walls are obvious when looking over the village from the entrance. The small Temple to Hathor has some beautiful decorations, is a peaceful and spiritual place as usually free of crowds, is pleasingly compact compared to the overwhelming temples nearby and has managed to survive almost intact from Ptolemaic times. Some of the interior photos are border line for quality as the light was poor and tripods, and of course, flash are not allowed. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Thebes, Theban, upright, West Bank, history, antiquity, ancient, archaeology, Egyptology, al-Madinah, el-Medina, village, workers, Qurnet Murai, Sheikh-Abd’el-Qurna, hill, Temple, Hathor, Ptolemaic, Ptolemy, portico, interior, doorway, decorated, wall, reliefs, colours, colors, painted, sanctuaries, small, spiritual, quiet, uncrowded
Ptolemaic Temple Interior EG051838JHP 
 Deir al-Madinah el-Medina Luxor Egypt West Bank Temple Hathor Columns Photograph Interior is located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor lies to the west of Qurnet Murai hill and is the location of a workman's village with the remains of houses, streets and to the north a Ptolemaic Temple and other chapels. The temple is inside a mudbrick enclosure wall with good example of pan bedding and its large walls are obvious when looking over the village from the entrance. The small Temple to Hathor has some beautiful decorations, is a peaceful and spiritual place as usually free of crowds, is pleasingly compact compared to the overwhelming temples nearby and has managed to survive almost intact from Ptolemaic times. Some of the interior photos are border line for quality as the light was poor and tripods, and of course, flash are not allowed. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Thebes, Theban, landscape, West Bank, history, antiquity, ancient, archaeology, Egyptology, al-Madinah, el-Medina, village, workers, Qurnet Murai, Sheikh-Abd’el-Qurna, hill, Temple, Hathor, face, Ptolemaic, Ptolemy, column, roon, chapel, floral, capitals, sanctuaries, small, spiritual, quiet, uncrowded
Ptolemaic Temple Interior EG051837JHP 
 Deir al-Madinah Ptolemaic Hathor Face Temple Sanctuary Interior Photo Luxor is located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor lies to the west of Qurnet Murai hill and is the location of a workman's village with the remains of houses, streets and to the north a Ptolemaic Temple and other chapels. The temple is inside a mudbrick enclosure wall with good example of pan bedding and its large walls are obvious when looking over the village from the entrance. The small Temple to Hathor has some beautiful decorations, is a peaceful and spiritual place as usually free of crowds, is pleasingly compact compared to the overwhelming temples nearby and has managed to survive almost intact from Ptolemaic times. Some of the interior photos are border line for quality as the light was poor and tripods, and of course, flash are not allowed. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Thebes, Theban, upright, West Bank, history, antiquity, ancient, archaeology, Egyptology, al-Madinah, el-Medina, village, workers, Qurnet Murai, Sheikh-Abd’el-Qurna, hill, Temple, Hathor, face, Ptolemaic, portico, chapel, floral, capitals, sanctuaries, small, spiritual, quiet, uncrowded
Ptolemaic Temple Hieroglyphs EG051870JHP 
 Deir el-Medina Temple Colourful Frieze Hieroglyphs Cobra Ankh Stars Painted Reliefs is located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor lies to the west of Qurnet Murai hill and is the location of a workman's village with the remains of houses, streets and to the north a Ptolemaic Temple and other chapels. The temple is inside a mudbrick enclosure wall with good example of pan bedding and its large walls are obvious when looking over the village from the entrance. The small Temple to Hathor has some beautiful decorations, is a peaceful and spiritual place as usually free of crowds, is pleasingly compact compared to the overwhelming temples nearby and has managed to survive almost intact from Ptolemaic times. Some of the interior photos are border line for quality as the light was poor and tripods, and of course, flash are not allowed. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Thebes, Theban, landscape, West Bank, history, antiquity, ancient, archaeology, Egyptology, al-Madinah, el-Medina, village, workers, Qurnet Murai, Sheikh-Abd’el-Qurna, hill, Temple, Hathor, Ptolemaic, Ptolemy, door, jam, lintel, ceiling, underneath, hieroglyphs, colours, colors, ankh, senet, sanctuaries, small, spiritual, quiet, uncrowded
Ptolemaic Temple Gods EG051850JHP 
 Deir al-Madinah Workers Temple Interior Relief Osiris Seated Atef Crown Baboon is located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor lies to the west of Qurnet Murai hill and is the location of a workman's village with the remains of houses, streets and to the north a Ptolemaic Temple and other chapels. The temple is inside a mudbrick enclosure wall with good example of pan bedding and its large walls are obvious when looking over the village from the entrance. The small Temple to Hathor has some beautiful decorations, is a peaceful and spiritual place as usually free of crowds, is pleasingly compact compared to the overwhelming temples nearby and has managed to survive almost intact from Ptolemaic times. Some of the interior photos are border line for quality as the light was poor and tripods, and of course, flash are not allowed. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Thebes, Theban, landscape, West Bank, history, antiquity, ancient, archaeology, Egyptology, al-Madinah, el-Medina, village, workers, Qurnet Murai, Sheikh-Abd’el-Qurna, hill, Temple, Hathor, Ptolemaic, Ptolemy, God, Osiris, baboon, wall, relief, sanctuaries, small, spiritual, quiet, uncrowded
Ptolemaic Temple Gods EG051849JHP 
 Deir al-Madinah Temple Reliefs Thoth Maat Anubis Children Carving Interior Wall is located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor lies to the west of Qurnet Murai hill and is the location of a workman's village with the remains of houses, streets and to the north a Ptolemaic Temple and other chapels. The temple is inside a mudbrick enclosure wall with good example of pan bedding and its large walls are obvious when looking over the village from the entrance. The small Temple to Hathor has some beautiful decorations, is a peaceful and spiritual place as usually free of crowds, is pleasingly compact compared to the overwhelming temples nearby and has managed to survive almost intact from Ptolemaic times. Some of the interior photos are border line for quality as the light was poor and tripods, and of course, flash are not allowed. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Thebes, Theban, landscape, West Bank, history, antiquity, ancient, archaeology, Egyptology, al-Madinah, el-Medina, village, workers, Qurnet Murai, Sheikh-Abdâ el-Qurna, hill, Temple, Hathor, Ptolemaic, Ptolemy, Thoth, Maat, Anubis, Horus, children, sanctuaries, small, spiritual, quiet, uncrowded
Ptolemaic Temple Gods EG051847JHP 
 Deir el-Medina Luxor Egyptian Temple Reliefs Inside Maat Hathor Ptolemy Carving is located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor lies to the west of Qurnet Murai hill and is the location of a workman's village with the remains of houses, streets and to the north a Ptolemaic Temple and other chapels. The temple is inside a mudbrick enclosure wall with good example of pan bedding and its large walls are obvious when looking over the village from the entrance. The small Temple to Hathor has some beautiful decorations, is a peaceful and spiritual place as usually free of crowds, is pleasingly compact compared to the overwhelming temples nearby and has managed to survive almost intact from Ptolemaic times. Some of the interior photos are border line for quality as the light was poor and tripods, and of course, flash are not allowed. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Thebes, Theban, landscape, West Bank, history, antiquity, ancient, archaeology, Egyptology, al-Madinah, el-Medina, village, workers, Qurnet Murai, Sheikh-Abd’el-Qurna, hill, Temple, Hathor, Ptolemaic, Imhotep, Maat, wall relief, sanctuaries, small, spiritual, quiet, uncrowded
Ptolemaic Temple Gods EG051845JHP 
 Deir al-Madinah el-Medina Interior Photo Maat Hathor Isis Horus Luxor Egypt Temple is located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor lies to the west of Qurnet Murai hill and is the location of a workman's village with the remains of houses, streets and to the north a Ptolemaic Temple and other chapels. The temple is inside a mudbrick enclosure wall with good example of pan bedding and its large walls are obvious when looking over the village from the entrance. The small Temple to Hathor has some beautiful decorations, is a peaceful and spiritual place as usually free of crowds, is pleasingly compact compared to the overwhelming temples nearby and has managed to survive almost intact from Ptolemaic times. Some of the interior photos are border line for quality as the light was poor and tripods, and of course, flash are not allowed. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Thebes, Theban, landscape, West Bank, history, antiquity, ancient, archaeology, Egyptology, al-Madinah, el-Medina, village, workers, Qurnet Murai, Sheikh-Abd’el-Qurna, hill, Temple, Hathor, Ptolemaic, Horus, Hathor, Maat, wall, relief, poor, sanctuaries, small, spiritual, quiet, uncrowded
Ptolemaic Temple Gods EG051844JHP 
 Deir el-Medina Interior Photograph Pantheon Egyptian Gods Wall Relief Carving Painted is located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor lies to the west of Qurnet Murai hill and is the location of a workman's village with the remains of houses, streets and to the north a Ptolemaic Temple and other chapels. The temple is inside a mudbrick enclosure wall with good example of pan bedding and its large walls are obvious when looking over the village from the entrance. The small Temple to Hathor has some beautiful decorations, is a peaceful and spiritual place as usually free of crowds, is pleasingly compact compared to the overwhelming temples nearby and has managed to survive almost intact from Ptolemaic times. Some of the interior photos are border line for quality as the light was poor and tripods, and of course, flash are not allowed. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Thebes, Theban, upright, landscape, West Bank, history, antiquity, ancient, archaeology, Egyptology, al-Madinah, el-Medina, village, workers, Qurnet Murai, Sheikh-Abd’el-Qurna, hill, Temple, Hathor, Ptolemaic, Ptolemy, Gods, wall, relief, Amun, Isis, Horus, hieroglyphs, solar, disc, sanctuaries, small, spiritual, quiet, uncrowded
Ptolemaic Temple Gods EG051839JHP 
 Deir al-Madinah Workers Temple Amun Hathor Wall Painted Colours Carving Luxor is located on the West Bank of the River Nile and lies to the west of Qurnet Murai hill and is the location of a workman's village with the remains of houses, streets and to the north a Ptolemaic Temple and other chapels. The temple is inside a mudbrick enclosure wall with good example of pan bedding and its large walls are obvious when looking over the village from the entrance. The small Temple to Hathor has some beautiful decorations, is a peaceful and spiritual place as usually free of crowds, is pleasingly compact compared to the overwhelming temples nearby and has managed to survive almost intact from Ptolemaic times. Some of the interior photos are border line for quality as the light was poor and tripods, and of course, flash are not allowed. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Thebes, Theban, upright, West Bank, history, antiquity, ancient, archaeology, Egyptology, al-Madinah, el-Medina, village, workers, Qurnet Murai, Sheikh-Abdâ el-Qurna, hill, Temple, Hathor, Amun, Ptolemaic, wall, panel, sanctuaries, small, spiritual, quiet, uncrowded
Ptolemaic Temple Entrance EG051836JHP 
 Ancient Egypt Deir al-Madinah el-Medina Temple Columns Capitals Floral Interior is located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor lies to the west of Qurnet Murai hill and is the location of a workman's village with the remains of houses, streets and to the north a Ptolemaic Temple and other chapels. The temple is inside a mudbrick enclosure wall with good example of pan bedding and its large walls are obvious when looking over the village from the entrance. The small Temple to Hathor has some beautiful decorations, is a peaceful and spiritual place as usually free of crowds, is pleasingly compact compared to the overwhelming temples nearby and has managed to survive almost intact from Ptolemaic times. Some of the interior photos are border line for quality as the light was poor and tripods, and of course, flash are not allowed. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Thebes, Theban, upright, West Bank, history, antiquity, ancient, archaeology, Egyptology, al-Madinah, el-Medina, village, workers, Qurnet Murai, Sheikh-Abd’el-Qurna, hill, Temple, Hathor, Ptolemaic, Ptolemy, portico, columned, hall, entrance, floral, capitals, sanctuaries, small, spiritual, quiet, uncrowded
Ptolemaic Temple EG051878JHP 
 Deir al-Madinah Workers Village Street Temple Hathor Mudbrick Luxor Egypt Photo is located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor lies to the west of Qurnet Murai hill and is the location of a workman's village with the remains of houses, streets and to the north a Ptolemaic Temple and other chapels. The temple is inside a mudbrick enclosure wall with good example of pan bedding and its large walls are obvious when looking over the village from the entrance. The small Temple to Hathor has some beautiful decorations, is a peaceful and spiritual place as usually free of crowds, is pleasingly compact compared to the overwhelming temples nearby and has managed to survive almost intact from Ptolemaic times. Some of the interior photos are border line for quality as the light was poor and tripods, and of course, flash are not allowed. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Thebes, Theban, landscape, West Bank, history, antiquity, ancient, archaeology, Egyptology, al-Madinah, el-Medina, village, workers, street, house, Qurnet Murai, Sheikh-Abd’el-Qurna, hill, Temple, Hathor, Ptolemaic, Ptolemy, portico, mud-brick, enclosure, pan bedding, panorama
Ptolemaic Temple EG051874JHP 
 Deir al-Madinah Ptolemaic Temple Inside Enclosure Theban Hills Village Stonebuilt is located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor lies to the west of Qurnet Murai hill and is the location of a workman's village with the remains of houses, streets and to the north a Ptolemaic Temple and other chapels. The temple is inside a mudbrick enclosure wall with good example of pan bedding and its large walls are obvious when looking over the village from the entrance. The small Temple to Hathor has some beautiful decorations, is a peaceful and spiritual place as usually free of crowds, is pleasingly compact compared to the overwhelming temples nearby and has managed to survive almost intact from Ptolemaic times. Some of the interior photos are border line for quality as the light was poor and tripods, and of course, flash are not allowed. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Thebes, Theban, upright, West Bank, history, antiquity, ancient, archaeology, Egyptology, al-Madinah, el-Medina, village, workers, Qurnet Murai, Sheikh-Abd’el-Qurna, hill, Temple, rear, Hathor, Ptolemaic, Ptolemy, portico, mud-brick, enclosure, pan bedding, sanctuaries, small, spiritual, quiet, uncrowded
Ptolemaic Temple EG051873JHP 
 Deir el-Medina Luxor Egypt Ptolemaic Temple Stone Enclosure Small Building is located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor lies to the west of Qurnet Murai hill and is the location of a workman's village with the remains of houses, streets and to the north a Ptolemaic Temple and other chapels. The temple is inside a mudbrick enclosure wall with good example of pan bedding and its large walls are obvious when looking over the village from the entrance. The small Temple to Hathor has some beautiful decorations, is a peaceful and spiritual place as usually free of crowds, is pleasingly compact compared to the overwhelming temples nearby and has managed to survive almost intact from Ptolemaic times. Some of the interior photos are border line for quality as the light was poor and tripods, and of course, flash are not allowed. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Thebes, Theban, landscape, West Bank, history, antiquity, ancient, archaeology, Egyptology, al-Madinah, el-Medina, village, workers, Qurnet Murai, Sheikh-Abd’el-Qurna, hill, Temple, rear, Hathor, Ptolemaic, Ptolemy, portico, mud-brick, enclosure, pan bedding, sanctuaries, small, spiritual, quiet, uncrowded
Ptolemaic Temple Deir el-Medina EG051877JHP 
 Deir al-Madinah Temple Village Mudbrick Enclosure Walls Pan Bedding Construction Shape is located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor lies to the west of Qurnet Murai hill and is the location of a workman's village with the remains of houses, streets and to the north a Ptolemaic Temple and other chapels. The temple is inside a mudbrick enclosure wall with good example of pan bedding and its large walls are obvious when looking over the village from the entrance. The small Temple to Hathor has some beautiful decorations, is a peaceful and spiritual place as usually free of crowds, is pleasingly compact compared to the overwhelming temples nearby and has managed to survive almost intact from Ptolemaic times. Some of the interior photos are border line for quality as the light was poor and tripods, and of course, flash are not allowed. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Thebes, Theban, landscape, West Bank, history, antiquity, ancient, archaeology, Egyptology, al-Madinah, el-Medina, village, workers, Qurnet Murai, Sheikh-Abd’el-Qurna, hill, Temple, Hathor, Ptolemaic, Ptolemy, portico, mud-brick, enclosure, pan bedding
Ptolemaic Temple Barque EG051851JHP 
 Deir el-Medina Temple Interior Ancient Egyptian Solar Barque Henu Sokar Interior is located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor lies to the west of Qurnet Murai hill and is the location of a workman's village with the remains of houses, streets and to the north a Ptolemaic Temple and other chapels. The temple is inside a mudbrick enclosure wall with good example of pan bedding and its large walls are obvious when looking over the village from the entrance. The small Temple to Hathor has some beautiful decorations, is a peaceful and spiritual place as usually free of crowds, is pleasingly compact compared to the overwhelming temples nearby and has managed to survive almost intact from Ptolemaic times. Some of the interior photos are border line for quality as the light was poor and tripods, and of course, flash are not allowed. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Thebes, Theban, landscape, West Bank, history, antiquity, ancient, archaeology, Egyptology, al-Madinah, el-Medina, village, workers, Qurnet Murai, Sheikh-Abd’el-Qurna, hill, Temple, Hathor, Ptolemaic, Ptolemy, barque, solar, henu, sokar, wall, relief, interior, sanctuaries, small, spiritual, quiet, uncrowded
Ptolemaic Painted Detail EG051859JHP 
 Deir al-Madinah Egypt Temple Interior Painted Frieze Fragment Blue Red Carved is located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor lies to the west of Qurnet Murai hill and is the location of a workman's village with the remains of houses, streets and to the north a Ptolemaic Temple and other chapels. The temple is inside a mudbrick enclosure wall with good example of pan bedding and its large walls are obvious when looking over the village from the entrance. The small Temple to Hathor has some beautiful decorations, is a peaceful and spiritual place as usually free of crowds, is pleasingly compact compared to the overwhelming temples nearby and has managed to survive almost intact from Ptolemaic times. Some of the interior photos are border line for quality as the light was poor and tripods, and of course, flash are not allowed. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Thebes, Theban, landscape, West Bank, history, antiquity, ancient, archaeology, Egyptology, al-Madinah, el-Medina, village, workers, Qurnet Murai, Sheikh-Abd’el-Qurna, hill, Temple, Hathor, Ptolemaic, Ptolemy, lintel, painted, detail, restoration, hieroglyphs, sanctuaries, small, spiritual, quiet, uncrowded
Ptolemaic Egyptian Gods EG051852JHP 
 Deir al-Madinah Temple Wall Interior Hathor Osiris Ptolemy Photo Artificial Light Poor is located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor lies to the west of Qurnet Murai hill and is the location of a workman's village with the remains of houses, streets and to the north a Ptolemaic Temple and other chapels. The temple is inside a mudbrick enclosure wall with good example of pan bedding and its large walls are obvious when looking over the village from the entrance. The small Temple to Hathor has some beautiful decorations, is a peaceful and spiritual place as usually free of crowds, is pleasingly compact compared to the overwhelming temples nearby and has managed to survive almost intact from Ptolemaic times. Some of the interior photos are border line for quality as the light was poor and tripods, and of course, flash are not allowed. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Thebes, Theban, upright, landscape, West Bank, history, antiquity, ancient, archaeology, Egyptology, al-Madinah, el-Medina, village, workers, Qurnet Murai, Sheikh-Abd’el-Qurna, hill, Temple, Hathor, Ptolemaic, Ptolemy, Gods, Osiris, Hathor, poor, quality, sanctuaries, small, spiritual, quiet, uncrowded
Pharaoh & Gods EG051875JHP 
 Deir el-Medina Egyptian Temple Exterior Relief Ptolemy Hathor Arsinoe Wife Photo is located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor lies to the west of Qurnet Murai hill and is the location of a workman's village with the remains of houses, streets and to the north a Ptolemaic Temple and other chapels. The temple is inside a mudbrick enclosure wall with good example of pan bedding and its large walls are obvious when looking over the village from the entrance. The small Temple to Hathor has some beautiful decorations, is a peaceful and spiritual place as usually free of crowds, is pleasingly compact compared to the overwhelming temples nearby and has managed to survive almost intact from Ptolemaic times. Some of the interior photos are border line for quality as the light was poor and tripods, and of course, flash are not allowed. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Thebes, Theban, landscape, West Bank, history, antiquity, ancient, archaeology, Egyptology, al-Madinah, el-Medina, village, workers, Qurnet Murai, Sheikh-Abd’el-Qurna, hill, Temple, Hathor, Ptolemaic, Ptolemy, exterior, relief, rear, wall, Gods, Hathor, Pharaoh, Ptolemy 1V, wife, Arsinoe, hieroglyphs, cartouche, small, spiritual, quiet, uncrowded
Goddess Hathor EG051866JHP 
 Deir al-Madinah Temple Interior Luxor Egypt Hathor Goddess Face Column Painted is located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor lies to the west of Qurnet Murai hill and is the location of a workman's village with the remains of houses, streets and to the north a Ptolemaic Temple and other chapels. The temple is inside a mudbrick enclosure wall with good example of pan bedding and its large walls are obvious when looking over the village from the entrance. The small Temple to Hathor has some beautiful decorations, is a peaceful and spiritual place as usually free of crowds, is pleasingly compact compared to the overwhelming temples nearby and has managed to survive almost intact from Ptolemaic times. Some of the interior photos are border line for quality as the light was poor and tripods, and of course, flash are not allowed. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Thebes, Theban, upright, West Bank, history, antiquity, ancient, archaeology, Egyptology, al-Madinah, el-Medina, village, workers, Qurnet Murai, Sheikh-Abd’el-Qurna, hill, Temple, Hathor, Ptolemaic, Ptolemy, portico, interior, face, colours, colors, sanctuaries, small, spiritual, quiet, uncrowded
Egyptian Temple Interior EG051867JHP 
 Deir el-Medina Egyptian Workers Temple Hathor Sanctuary Face Cow Columns Colours is located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor lies to the west of Qurnet Murai hill and is the location of a workman's village with the remains of houses, streets and to the north a Ptolemaic Temple and other chapels. The temple is inside a mudbrick enclosure wall with good example of pan bedding and its large walls are obvious when looking over the village from the entrance. The small Temple to Hathor has some beautiful decorations, is a peaceful and spiritual place as usually free of crowds, is pleasingly compact compared to the overwhelming temples nearby and has managed to survive almost intact from Ptolemaic times. Some of the interior photos are border line for quality as the light was poor and tripods, and of course, flash are not allowed. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Thebes, Theban, upright, West Bank, history, antiquity, ancient, archaeology, Egyptology, al-Madinah, el-Medina, village, workers, Qurnet Murai, Sheikh-Abd’el-Qurna, hill, Temple, Hathor, Ptolemaic, Ptolemy, chapel, curtain, hieroglyphs, sanctuaries, small, spiritual, quiet, uncrowded
Egyptian Royal Carving EG051876JHP 
 Deir al-Madinah Black Granite Seated Statue Temple Luxor Egypt Ptolemy Outside is located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor lies to the west of Qurnet Murai hill and is the location of a workman's village with the remains of houses, streets and to the north a Ptolemaic Temple and other chapels. The temple is inside a mudbrick enclosure wall with good example of pan bedding and its large walls are obvious when looking over the village from the entrance. The small Temple to Hathor has some beautiful decorations, is a peaceful and spiritual place as usually free of crowds, is pleasingly compact compared to the overwhelming temples nearby and has managed to survive almost intact from Ptolemaic times. Some of the interior photos are border line for quality as the light was poor and tripods, and of course, flash are not allowed. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Thebes, Theban, upright, West Bank, history, antiquity, ancient, archaeology, Egyptology, al-Madinah, el-Medina, village, workers, Qurnet Murai, Sheikh-Abd’el-Qurna, hill, Temple, Hathor, Ptolemaic, Ptolemy, seated, statue, broken, granite, small, spiritual, quiet, uncrowded
Egyptian Ptolemaic Temple EG051835JHP 
 Deir al-Madinah Ptolemaic Temple Egypt Front Entrance Door Lintel Enclosed Wall is located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor lies to the west of Qurnet Murai hill and is the location of a workman's village with the remains of houses, streets and to the north a Ptolemaic Temple and other chapels. The temple is inside a mudbrick enclosure wall with good example of pan bedding and its large walls are obvious when looking over the village from the entrance. The small Temple to Hathor has some beautiful decorations, is a peaceful and spiritual place as usually free of crowds, is pleasingly compact compared to the overwhelming temples nearby and has managed to survive almost intact from Ptolemaic times. Some of the interior photos are border line for quality as the light was poor and tripods, and of course, flash are not allowed. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Thebes, Theban, landscape, West Bank, history, antiquity, ancient, archaeology, Egyptology, al-Madinah, el-Medina, village, workers, Qurnet Murai, Sheikh-Abd’el-Qurna, hill, Temple, Hathor, Ptolemaic, Ptolemy, portico, inside, entrance, door, sanctuaries, small, spiritual, quiet, uncrowded
Egyptian Painted Stonework EG051860JHP 
 Deir el-Medina Temple Interior Capital Floral Painted Frieze Colours Ceiling Stars is located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor lies to the west of Qurnet Murai hill and is the location of a workman's village with the remains of houses, streets and to the north a Ptolemaic Temple and other chapels. The temple is inside a mudbrick enclosure wall with good example of pan bedding and its large walls are obvious when looking over the village from the entrance. The small Temple to Hathor has some beautiful decorations, is a peaceful and spiritual place as usually free of crowds, is pleasingly compact compared to the overwhelming temples nearby and has managed to survive almost intact from Ptolemaic times. Some of the interior photos are border line for quality as the light was poor and tripods, and of course, flash are not allowed. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Thebes, Theban, upright, West Bank, history, antiquity, ancient, archaeology, Egyptology, al-Madinah, el-Medina, village, workers, Qurnet Murai, Sheikh-Abd’el-Qurna, hill, Temple, Hathor, Ptolemaic, Ptolemy, portico, floral, capital, painted, lintel, striped, stars, ceiling, sanctuaries, small, spiritual, quiet, uncrowded
Egyptian Painted Relief EG051862JHP 
 Deir al-Madinah Ptolemaic Temple Pantheon Gods Wall Relief Colours Paint Inside is located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor lies to the west of Qurnet Murai hill and is the location of a workman's village with the remains of houses, streets and to the north a Ptolemaic Temple and other chapels. The temple is inside a mudbrick enclosure wall with good example of pan bedding and its large walls are obvious when looking over the village from the entrance. The small Temple to Hathor has some beautiful decorations, is a peaceful and spiritual place as usually free of crowds, is pleasingly compact compared to the overwhelming temples nearby and has managed to survive almost intact from Ptolemaic times. Some of the interior photos are border line for quality as the light was poor and tripods, and of course, flash are not allowed. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Thebes, Theban, landscape, West Bank, history, antiquity, ancient, archaeology, Egyptology, al-Madinah, el-Medina, village, workers, Qurnet Murai, Sheikh-Abd’el-Qurna, hill, Temple, Hathor, Ptolemaic, Ptolemy, portico, wall, hierogyyphs, Gods, Nephtys, Horus, Hathor, Osiris, Montu, Ptah, sanctuaries, small, spiritual, quiet, uncrowded
Egyptian Painted Lintel EG051865JHP 
 Deir al-Madinah Winged Lintel Uraeus Temple Painted Colours Blue White Photo Interior is located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor lies to the west of Qurnet Murai hill and is the location of a workman's village with the remains of houses, streets and to the north a Ptolemaic Temple and other chapels. The temple is inside a mudbrick enclosure wall with good example of pan bedding and its large walls are obvious when looking over the village from the entrance. The small Temple to Hathor has some beautiful decorations, is a peaceful and spiritual place as usually free of crowds, is pleasingly compact compared to the overwhelming temples nearby and has managed to survive almost intact from Ptolemaic times. Some of the interior photos are border line for quality as the light was poor and tripods, and of course, flash are not allowed. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Thebes, Theban, landscape, West Bank, history, antiquity, ancient, archaeology, Egyptology, al-Madinah, el-Medina, village, workers, Qurnet Murai, Sheikh-Abd’el-Qurna, hill, Temple, Hathor, Ptolemaic, Ptolemy, portico, lintel, painted, winged, uraeus, snake, blue, colours, colors, sanctuaries, small, spiritual, quiet, uncrowded
Egyptian Painted Cornice EG051863JHP 
 Deir el-Medina Temple Interior Frieze Painted Carved Blue Red Colours Egypt Luxor is located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor lies to the west of Qurnet Murai hill and is the location of a workman's village with the remains of houses, streets and to the north a Ptolemaic Temple and other chapels. The temple is inside a mudbrick enclosure wall with good example of pan bedding and its large walls are obvious when looking over the village from the entrance. The small Temple to Hathor has some beautiful decorations, is a peaceful and spiritual place as usually free of crowds, is pleasingly compact compared to the overwhelming temples nearby and has managed to survive almost intact from Ptolemaic times. Some of the interior photos are border line for quality as the light was poor and tripods, and of course, flash are not allowed. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Thebes, Theban, landscape, West Bank, history, antiquity, ancient, archaeology, Egyptology, al-Madinah, el-Medina, village, workers, Qurnet Murai, Sheikh-Abd’el-Qurna, hill, Temple, Hathor, Ptolemaic, Ptolemy, portico, lintel, painted, red, blue, striped, recessed, sanctuaries, small, spiritual, quiet, uncrowded
Egyptian Painted Ceiling EG051856JHP 
 Deir al-Madinah el-Medina Workers Temple Ceiling Stars Winged Colours Paint is located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor lies to the west of Qurnet Murai hill and is the location of a workman's village with the remains of houses, streets and to the north a Ptolemaic Temple and other chapels. The temple is inside a mudbrick enclosure wall with good example of pan bedding and its large walls are obvious when looking over the village from the entrance. The small Temple to Hathor has some beautiful decorations, is a peaceful and spiritual place as usually free of crowds, is pleasingly compact compared to the overwhelming temples nearby and has managed to survive almost intact from Ptolemaic times. Some of the interior photos are border line for quality as the light was poor and tripods, and of course, flash are not allowed. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Thebes, Theban, landscape, West Bank, history, antiquity, ancient, archaeology, Egyptology, al-Madinah, el-Medina, village, workers, Qurnet Murai, Sheikh-Abd’el-Qurna, hill, Temple, Hathor, Ptolemaic, Ptolemy, portico, ceiling, painted, colours, colors, wings, stars, sanctuaries, small, spiritual, quiet, uncrowded
Egyptian Gods Anubis & Min EG051854JHP 
 Deir al-Madinah Ptolemaic Temple Interior Photo Min Anubis Gods Ptolemy Egypt Luxor is located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor lies to the west of Qurnet Murai hill and is the location of a workman's village with the remains of houses, streets and to the north a Ptolemaic Temple and other chapels. The temple is inside a mudbrick enclosure wall with good example of pan bedding and its large walls are obvious when looking over the village from the entrance. The small Temple to Hathor has some beautiful decorations, is a peaceful and spiritual place as usually free of crowds, is pleasingly compact compared to the overwhelming temples nearby and has managed to survive almost intact from Ptolemaic times. Some of the interior photos are border line for quality as the light was poor and tripods, and of course, flash are not allowed. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Thebes, Theban, landscape, West Bank, history, antiquity, ancient, archaeology, Egyptology, al-Madinah, el-Medina, village, workers, Qurnet Murai, Sheikh-Abd’el-Qurna, hill, Temple, Hathor, Ptolemaic, Ptolemy, portico, Gods, Min, Anubis, solar, disc, offering, sanctuaries, small, spiritual, quiet, uncrowded
Deir el-Medina Temple EG051834JHP 
 Deir al-Madinah Temple Mudbrick Enclosure Wall Pan Bedding Shaped Contours Exterior is located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor lies to the west of Qurnet Murai hill and is the location of a workman's village with the remains of houses, streets and to the north a Ptolemaic Temple and other chapels. The temple is inside a mudbrick enclosure wall with good example of pan bedding and its large walls are obvious when looking over the village from the entrance. The small Temple to Hathor has some beautiful decorations, is a peaceful and spiritual place as usually free of crowds, is pleasingly compact compared to the overwhelming temples nearby and has managed to survive almost intact from Ptolemaic times. Some of the interior photos are border line for quality as the light was poor and tripods, and of course, flash are not allowed. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Thebes, Theban, landscape, West Bank, history, antiquity, ancient, archaeology, Egyptology, al-Madinah, el-Medina, village, workers, Qurnet Murai, Sheikh-Abd’el-Qurna, hill, Temple, Hathor, Ptolemaic, Ptolemy, portico, mud-brick, bricks, enclosure, wall, pan bedding, sanctuaries, small, spiritual, quiet, uncrowded
Deir el-Medina Temple EG051833JHP 
 Deir el-Medina Temple Outside Photo Mudbrick Wall Pan Bedding Contoured Built Enclosure is located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor lies to the west of Qurnet Murai hill and is the location of a workman's village with the remains of houses, streets and to the north a Ptolemaic Temple and other chapels. The temple is inside a mudbrick enclosure wall with good example of pan bedding and its large walls are obvious when looking over the village from the entrance. The small Temple to Hathor has some beautiful decorations, is a peaceful and spiritual place as usually free of crowds, is pleasingly compact compared to the overwhelming temples nearby and has managed to survive almost intact from Ptolemaic times. Some of the interior photos are border line for quality as the light was poor and tripods, and of course, flash are not allowed. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Thebes, Theban, upright, West Bank, history, antiquity, ancient, archaeology, Egyptology, al-Madinah, el-Medina, village, workers, Qurnet Murai, Sheikh-Abd’el-Qurna, hill, Temple, Hathor, Ptolemaic, Ptolemy, portico, mud-brick, bricks, enclosure, pan bedding, sanctuaries, small

Egypt > Luxor Nobles Tombs (3 files)

Photographs in this gallery are of the various Tombs of the Nobles on the West Bank if the Nile at Luxor in the area called Qurnet Murai
Tomb of Ramose EG945515jhp 
 Ancient Egyptian Ramose Tomb grid drawing outlines scale Wall Relief Egypt Luxor one of many beautiful tomb decorations amongst the Tombs of the Nobles on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor. Ramose Tomb-Chapel in the Lower Enclosure [Tomb 55] was a Vizier and Governor towards the end of the reign of Amenhotep 111 and beginning of the Amarna period of Akhenaten and this is reflected in the change of style of the reliefs in his tomb. This was the first Tomb of the Nobles I visited in 1994 and I have noticed a fading of the coloured funerary procession frieze in the top left-hand corner since then. The area around the Tombs, especially the approach to Ramose, has now been greatly improved with removal of many of the old modern houses and entry to these fascinating burial sites made more accessible. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, ancient, Luxor, Tombs, Nobles, Thebes, River Nile, West Bank, Old Qurna, Sheikh, Abd’el-Qurna, landscape, upright, Ramose, Vizier, governor, drawing, grid, scale, lines, charcoal, painted, outline, figures, carving, plaster, limestone, polished, smooth, start, wife, lotus, flowers, seated, tomb, bas, reliefs, offerings, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, painted, natural, light, entrance, stones, rubble, damaged, 1994, slide, film, medium, format, transparency, scanned, scan, Bronica, ETRSi, hand, held
Ramose Tomb Reliefs EG561JHP 
 Ramose Tomb Relief Wall Grid Lines Draughting Outlines Craftmanship Interior, one of many beautiful tomb decorations amongst the Tombs of the Nobles on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor and showing interesting inight into work-in-progress. Ramose Tomb-Chapel in the Lower Enclosure [Tomb 55] was a Vizier and Governor towards the end of the reign of Amenhotep 111 and beginning of the Amarna period of Akhenaten and this is reflected in the change of style of the reliefs in his tomb. This was the first Tomb of the Nobles I visited in 1994 and I have noticed a fading of the coloured funerary procession frieze in the top left-hand corner since then. The area around the Tombs, especially the approach to Ramose, has now been greatly improved with removal of many of the old modern houses and entry to these fascinating burial sites made more accessible. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, ancient, Luxor, Tombs, Nobles, Thebes, River Nile, West Bank, Old Qurna, Sheikh Abd’el-Qurna, landscape, Ramose, Vizier, governor, tomb, painting, style, naturalistic, classic, workings, outlines, grids, perspective, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, painted, natural, light, transparency, scanned
Rekhmire Tomb Corridor EG075701JHP 
 Ancient Egyptian Rekhmire Tomb Luxor Rock Cut Construction Skills Engineering and one of the most impressive amongst the Tombs of the Nobles on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor. Rekhmire Tomb-Chapel [Tomb 100] was a Vizier during the reigns of Tuthmosis 11 and Amenhotep 11, part of a family with long service as administrators at Thebes. This highly decorated cruciform tomb is full images giving great understanding of Egyptian foreign policy, taxation and the justice system. The area around the Tombs has now been greatly improved with removal of many of the old modern houses and entry to these fascinating burial sites made more accessible. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, ancient, Luxor, Tombs, Nobles, Thebes, River Nile, West Bank, Old Qurna, Sheikh Abd’el-Qurna, upright, Rekhmire, Vizier, administrator, tomb, corridor, height, alignment, lines, quality, constrcution, painting, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, painted, artificial, light, digital

Egypt > Luxor Ramasseum (7 files)

Photographs in this gallery relate to the mortuary Temple of Ramasses 11 on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor the so called Ramasseum
Ramasseum Temple EG075268jhp 
 Ramasseum Ramses Headdress nemes granite skills workmanship Egypt Luxor Thebes, situated at this West Bank location of the Nile at Luxor is Ramses 11 mortuary temple glowing in the late afternoon sunlight and in these photos the remains of the Hypostyle Hall on the south east side feature with the rear of the second pylon and the toppled statue of Ramasses 11 visible in the background when looking southwards to the First Pylon. Looking up into the ceiling of the Hypostyle Hall, its lintels and the papyriform painted open bell shaped capitals still showing original colour. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Ramasseum, Temple, West Bank, River Nile, Thebes, upright, first, pylon, court, second, colours, colors, hieroglyphs, Ramses, Ramasses, Ramesses, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, hieroglyphics, granite, Osiride, statue, broken, torso, seated, fallen, Shelley, Ozymandias, afternoon, sunlight, glowing, golden, warm, orange, sunlight, closeup, headdress, nemes, lines, craftsmanship, accuracy
Ramasseum Temple EG075261jhp 
 Ramasseum Ramasses hieroglyphics granite deep cut sedge statue ancient Egypt Luxor Thebes, situated at this West Bank location of the Nile at Luxor is Ramses 11 mortuary temple glowing in the late afternoon sunlight and in these photos the remains of the Hypostyle Hall on the south east side feature with the rear of the second pylon and the toppled statue of Ramasses 11 visible in the background when looking southwards to the First Pylon. Looking up into the ceiling of the Hypostyle Hall, its lintels and the papyriform painted open bell shaped capitals still showing original colour. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Ramasseum, Temple, West Bank, River Nile, Thebes, landscape, first, pylon, court, second, colours, colors, hieroglyphs, Ramses, Ramasses, Ramesses, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, hieroglyphics, deep, cut, sedge, Ra, solar, disc, granite, Osiride, statue, broken, torso, seated, fallen, Shelley, Ozymandias, afternoon, sunlight, glowing, golden, warm, orange, sunlight, closeup, shoulder, details, necklace, shaped, curves, lines, craftsmanship, accuracy
Ramasseum Temple EG075260jhp 
 Ramasseum Ramses birth name cartouche hieroglyphs granite Egyptian Temple Luxor Thebes, situated at this West Bank location of the Nile at Luxor is Ramses 11 mortuary temple glowing in the late afternoon sunlight and in these photos the remains of the Hypostyle Hall on the south east side feature with the rear of the second pylon and the toppled statue of Ramasses 11 visible in the background when looking southwards to the First Pylon. Looking up into the ceiling of the Hypostyle Hall, its lintels and the papyriform painted open bell shaped capitals still showing original colour. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Ramasseum, Temple, West Bank, River Nile, Thebes, landscape, first, pylon, court, second, colours, colors, hieroglyphs, Ramses, Ramasses, Ra-messes, birth, name, cartouche, Ramesses, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, hieroglyphics, granite, deep, cut, base, plinth, statue, broken, torso, seated, fallen, Shelley, Ozymandias, afternoon, sunlight, glowing, golden, warm, orange, sunlight, closeup, details, lines, craftsmanship, accuracy
Ramasseum Temple EG075259jhp 
 Ramasseum Ramasses granite shoulder necklace fallen head Temple Egypt Luxor Thebes, situated at this West Bank location of the Nile at Luxor is Ramses 11 mortuary temple glowing in the late afternoon sunlight and in these photos the remains of the Hypostyle Hall on the south east side feature with the rear of the second pylon and the toppled statue of Ramasses 11 visible in the background when looking southwards to the First Pylon. Looking up into the ceiling of the Hypostyle Hall, its lintels and the papyriform painted open bell shaped capitals still showing original colour. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Ramasseum, Temple, West Bank, River Nile, Thebes, upright, first, pylon, court, second, colours, colors, hieroglyphs, Ramses, Ramasses, Ramesses, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, hieroglyphics, granite, Osiride, statue, broken, torso, seated, fallen, Shelley, Ozymandias, afternoon, sunlight, glowing, golden, warm, orange, sunlight, closeup, shoulder, details, necklace, shaped, curves, lines, craftsmanship, accuracy
Ramasseum Temple EG075258jhp 
 Ramasseum Mortury Temple fallen statue carving details moon cartouche Egypt Luxor Thebes, situated at this West Bank location of the Nile at Luxor is Ramses 11 mortuary temple glowing in the late afternoon sunlight and in these photos the remains of the Hypostyle Hall on the south east side feature with the rear of the second pylon and the toppled statue of Ramasses 11 visible in the background when looking southwards to the First Pylon. Looking up into the ceiling of the Hypostyle Hall, its lintels and the papyriform painted open bell shaped capitals still showing original colour. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Ramasseum, Temple, West Bank, River Nile, Thebes, landscape, first, pylon, court, second, colours, colors, hieroglyphs, Ramses, Ramasses, Ramesses, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, hieroglyphics, granite, Osiride, statue, broken, torso, seated, fallen, Shelley, Ozymandias, afternoon, sunlight, glowing, golden, warm, orange, sunlight, closeup, shoulder, details, necklace, nemes, headdress, headress, cartouche, deep, cut, solar, disk, ra, shaped, curves, lines, smooth, polished, five, skilled, skills, sculpture, craftsmanship, accuracy, moon, evening, sky, blue
Ramasseum Temple EG075257jhp 
 Ramasseum Ramasses statue broken necklace moon nemes smooth stone Egypt Luxor Thebes, situated at this West Bank location of the Nile at Luxor is Ramses 11 mortuary temple glowing in the late afternoon sunlight and in these photos the remains of the Hypostyle Hall on the south east side feature with the rear of the second pylon and the toppled statue of Ramasses 11 visible in the background when looking southwards to the First Pylon. Looking up into the ceiling of the Hypostyle Hall, its lintels and the papyriform painted open bell shaped capitals still showing original colour. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Ramasseum, Temple, West Bank, River Nile, Thebes, upright, first, pylon, court, second, colours, colors, hieroglyphs, Ramses, Ramasses, Ramesses, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, hieroglyphics, granite, Osiride, statue, broken, torso, seated, fallen, Shelley, Ozymandias, afternoon, sunlight, glowing, golden, warm, orange, sunlight, closeup, shoulder, details, nemes, headdress, headress, necklace, shaped, curves, soft, smooth, lines, craftsmanship, accuracy, moon, evening, sky
Ramasseum Temple EG075256jhp 
 Ramasseum Fallen statue granite skills necklace cartouche moon ancient Egyptian Luxor Thebes, situated at this West Bank location of the Nile at Luxor is Ramses 11 mortuary temple glowing in the late afternoon sunlight and in these photos the remains of the Hypostyle Hall on the south east side feature with the rear of the second pylon and the toppled statue of Ramasses 11 visible in the background when looking southwards to the First Pylon. Looking up into the ceiling of the Hypostyle Hall, its lintels and the papyriform painted open bell shaped capitals still showing original colour. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Ramasseum, Temple, West Bank, River Nile, Thebes, upright, first, pylon, court, second, colours, colors, hieroglyphs, Ramses, Ramasses, Ramesses, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, hieroglyphics, granite, Osiride, statue, broken, torso, seated, fallen, Shelley, Ozymandias, afternoon, sunlight, glowing, golden, warm, orange, sunlight, closeup, shoulder, details, necklace, shaped, curves, lines, craftsmanship, accuracy, moon, evening, sky, blue

Egypt > Minya, Amarna & Ashmunayn (4 files)

Photographs in this gallery cover the main sites of Amarna, its North Palace, Aten and Small Temple, Bani Hasan Rock cut chapels, Tuna el-Gebel with the Catacombs with baboon and ibis mummies, Stela of Akhenaten on the north boundary, Petosiris Tomb-Chapel, Chapels of Ptoemais and Isadora, Roman Water Wheel Well and Temple of Thoth and el Ashmunein with an Open Air Museum with huge granite statues of Baboons and nearby a Temple to Thoth with a later Christian Basilica all located along the River Nile between Cairo and Luxor accessed from the nearby university city of Minya
Nile Dawn Minya EG076080jhp 
 Sunrise Egypt Egyptian rocky hill outline silhouette birds flying line orange clouds sky taken from the hotel overlooking the River Nile as the base for visiting the sites of Bani Hasan and Amarna. This sunrise apart from its fantastic colours was also fascinating for the huge flocks of small birds that fly from their roosting trees as the first hint of dawn. The earlier photographs have series of dots which are the flocks of birds flying northwards, from right to left, but as the sun came up most of the flocks had passed and fewer birds interfered with getting photographs of the beautiful sunrise. We stayed in the Mercure Hotel Nefertiti, an aging hotel which had seen better days, from which these dawn photos are taken and it overlooked the newer chalet type complex called Hotel Aten. The dawn was around 6.00am on our second day and the earlier than required get up was certainly worth it for this sunrise. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, River Nile, Minya, city, dawn, sunrise, clouds, pink, red, yellow, landscape, telephoto, palm, trees, silhouette, silhouetted, eastern, desert, east, hills, outlines, water, reflections, islands, riverbank, hotel, balcony, Nefertiti, Mercure, Aten, view, excursion, tour, package, holiday, travel, digital, landscape, Egyptology, history, archaeology, ancient, roosts, birds, line, flocks, flying, cirrus, streaks, horsetails, puffs, puffy, flak
Nile Dawn Minya EG076063jhp 
 Dawn River Nile hilline ducks flying line Egyptian red clouds sky taken from the hotel overlooking the River Nile as the base for visiting the sites of Bani Hasan and Amarna. This sunrise apart from its fantastic colours was also fascinating for the huge flocks of small birds that fly from their roosting trees as the first hint of dawn. The earlier photographs have series of dots which are the flocks of birds flying northwards, from right to left, but as the sun came up most of the flocks had passed and fewer birds interfered with getting photographs of the beautiful sunrise. We stayed in the Mercure Hotel Nefertiti, an aging hotel which had seen better days, from which these dawn photos are taken and it overlooked the newer chalet type complex called Hotel Aten. The dawn was around 6.00am on our second day and the earlier than required get up was certainly worth it for this sunrise. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, River Nile, Minya, city, dawn, sunrise, clouds, pink, red, yellow, landscape, ducks, line, palm, trees, silhouette, silhouetted, eastern, desert, east, hills, outlines, water, reflections, islands, riverbank, hotel, balcony, Nefertiti, Mercure, Aten, view, excursion, tour, package, holiday, travel, digital, landscape, Egyptology, history, archaeology, ancient, roosts, birds, flocks, flying, cirrus, streaks, horsetails, puffs, puffy, flak
Minya Village Life 6360EG07JHP 
 Minya Countryside Town Scene Donkey Houses Street Car People River Nile between Cairo and Luxor. Taken from the mini bus this small village on the outskirts of the city gives a flavour of passing everyday life with modern and ancient styles of transport and the colourfulness of an Egyptian street scene. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Minya, village, landscape, street, houses, electric, lines, telephone lines, poles, life, donkeys, Egyptians, people, locals, cars, washing, railings, transport, trees, transport, mini-bus, journey, excursion
Agricultural plantations near Minya 6347EG07JHP 
 Minya Rural Farming Railway Line Maize Plantation Modern Egypt River Nile between Cairo and Luxor. Taken from the mini bus this isa sugar cane or maize plantation with its small gauge access railway on the journey from Minya to Tuna el-Gebel and also shows the lush fertile agriculture land that borders the River Nile. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Minya, agriculture, rural, fields, plantation, sugar, cane, maize, railway, transport, vegetables, riverbanks, palms, dates, trees, irrigation, transport, mini- bus, journey, excursion

Egypt > North of Cairo (3 files)

This gallery has photographs of the main sites North of Cairo, usually visited privately as not part of most Egyptian tours, and includes Heliopolis, Tell Basta near Zagazig and Tanis near the north coast of Egypt
Alexandria Railway Station eg9614115jhp 
 Egypt Egyptian Alexandria city railway station Misr Masr oldest stylish modern Mediterranean coast city is no longer reminiscent of the ancient city from Pharaonic times and little of that ancient time remains. This photo is of the Railway Station “mahatit masr”, originating from the late 1850’s when the first Egyptian railway line was made to Cairo by Robert Stephenson. The original building has been refurbished after this photo was taken, part of a quick stop from the taxi as I drove around the City on a day trip. A few isolated ancient sites can be visited with some Greco-Roman ruins and archaeology. The City has a distinctly European rather than Egyptian feel to it; it is sometimes offered as a day trip on a Cairo package but is seldom part of the main Nile packages. I hired my own taxi and the driver was sufficiently knowledgeable to take me to the main ‘ancient’ sites I could manage in a few hours. 
 Keywords: Egypt: Egyptian, Africa, northern, Delta, ancient, Alexandria, city, coast, Mediterranean, European, style, sea, railways, 1850’s, Railway, Station, Misr, Masr, mahattat, mahatit, Mansha, district, oldest, upgraded, refurbished, architecture, style, street, furniture, lamps, balls, scene, passing, view, sunshine, blue, sky, bright, colours, colourful, landscape, September, 1996, 645, transparency, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Bronica, ETRSi, medium, wide angle, 40mm f4, upright
Alexandria Mosque eg9613614jhp 
 Egypt Egyptian Alexandria city Mosque Square Abu al Abbas al Mursi park trees flora modern Mediterranean coast city is no longer reminiscent of the ancient city from Pharaonic times and little of that ancient time remains. This photo is of the Abu al Abbas el Mursi Mosque in the Anfoushi district and the current form is from a refurbishment in 1945 by King Farouq and became the centre of Mosque Square, although built 1775 over the tomb a Spanish scholar and saint of the same name. Its current style is very much in the Arabian style popular when the Saint came to Egypt in the 13th Century. A few isolated ancient sites can be visited with some Pharaonic, Greco-Roman ruins and archaeology. The City has a distinctly European rather than Egyptian feel to it; it is sometimes offered as a day trip on a Cairo package but is seldom part of the main Nile packages. I hired my own taxi and the driver was sufficiently knowledgeable to take me to the main ‘ancient’ sites I could manage in a few hours. 
 Keywords: Egypt: Egyptian, Africa, northern, Delta, ancient, Alexandria, city, coast, Mediterranean, European, style, sea, Mosque, square, Abu, al Abbas, al Mursi, Spanish, scholar, saint, 13th century, garden, palms, trees, tram, lines, upgraded, refurbished, Arabian, Old Egypt, style, architecture, street, scene, passing, view, sunshine, blue, sky, bright, colours, colourful, landscape, September, 1996, 645, transparency, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Bronica, ETRSi, medium, wide angle, 40mm f4, upright
Alexandria Mosque & Tram eg9613615jhp 
 Egypt Egyptian Alexandria city Abu al Abbas al Mursi park trees flora modern Mediterranean coast city is no longer reminiscent of the ancient city from Pharaonic times and little of that ancient time remains. This photo is of the Abu al Abbas el Mursi Mosque in the Anfoushi district and the current form is from a refurbishment in 1945 by King Farouq and became the centre of Mosque Square, although built 1775 over the tomb a Spanish scholar and saint of the same name. Its current style is very much in the Arabian style popular when the Saint came to Egypt in the 13th Century. A few isolated ancient sites can be visited with some Pharaonic, Greco-Roman ruins and archaeology. The City has a distinctly European rather than Egyptian feel to it; it is sometimes offered as a day trip on a Cairo package but is seldom part of the main Nile packages. I hired my own taxi and the driver was sufficiently knowledgeable to take me to the main ‘ancient’ sites I could manage in a few hours. 
 Keywords: Egypt: Egyptian, Africa, northern, Delta, ancient, Alexandria, city, coast, Mediterranean, European, style, sea, Mosque, square, Abu, al Abbas, al Mursi, Spanish, scholar, saint, 13th century, garden, palms, trees, tram, lines, upgraded, refurbished, Arabian, Old Egypt, style, architecture, street, scene, passing, view, sunshine, blue, sky, bright, colours, colourful, landscape, September, 1996, 645, transparency, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Bronica, ETRSi, medium, wide angle, 40mm f4, upright

Egypt > Outlying Pyramids (34 files)

Pictures of pyramids and scenery related to them outwith the main sites of Giza and Saqqara such as Abusir, Dashur, El Lisht, Meydum and Hawara
Meidum Pyramid eg94692jhp 
 Meydum Fayyum pyramid desert causeway sand Egyptians scale collapsed rubble ancient early example of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Memphis, Saqqara, River, Nile, Lower, Egyptian, Fayoum, Meydum, Pyramid, Mastaba, landscape, agricultural, fields, desert, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, pharaoh, Snofru, Snefru, Sneferu, Huni, Maidum, Meidum, Maydum, necropolis, royal, tombs, chapel, death, burial, chamber, corbelled, roof, limestone, blocks, afterlife, el-Fayum, al-Fayyum, el-Faiyum, 3rd, Dynasty, collapse, masonry, robbed, step, layers, stone, mudbrick, mastaba, No 17, sarcophagus, passageway, crawl, anonymous, false, history, holiday, cruise, escarpment, floods, inundation, annual, high, ground, causeway, sand, buried, collapsed, October, 1994, 35mm, slide, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM, Tokina SD, 28-70mm zoom
Meidum Pyramid eg946923jhp 
 Meidum mastaba pyramid road view fallen abandoned sand Egyptian ancient early example of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Memphis, Saqqara, River, Nile, Lower, Egyptian, Fayoum, Meydum, Pyramid, Mastaba, landscape, agricultural, fields, desert, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, pharaoh, Snofru, Snefru, Sneferu, Huni, Maidum, Meidum, Maydum, necropolis, royal, tombs, chapel, death, burial, chamber, corbelled, roof, limestone, blocks, afterlife, el-Fayum, al-Fayyum, el-Faiyum, 3rd, Dynasty, collapse, masonry, robbed, step, layers, stone, mudbrick, mastaba, No 17, sarcophagus, passageway, crawl, anonymous, false, history, holiday, cruise, escarpment, floods, inundation, annual, high, ground, causeway, sand, buried, collapsed, October, 1994, 35mm, slide, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM, Tokina SD, 28-70mm zoom
Meidum Pyramid eg946920jhp 
 Maydum Fayoum Snefru pyramid roadside approach dominanting Egypt collapsed ancient early example of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Memphis, Saqqara, River, Nile, Lower, Egyptian, Fayoum, Meydum, Pyramid, Mastaba, landscape, agricultural, fields, desert, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, pharaoh, Snofru, Snefru, Sneferu, Huni, Maidum, Meidum, Maydum, necropolis, royal, tombs, chapel, death, burial, chamber, corbelled, roof, limestone, blocks, afterlife, el-Fayum, al-Fayyum, el-Faiyum, 3rd, Dynasty, collapse, masonry, robbed, step, layers, stone, mudbrick, mastaba, No 17, sarcophagus, passageway, crawl, anonymous, false, history, holiday, cruise, escarpment, floods, inundation, annual, high, ground, causeway, sand, buried, collapsed, October, 1994, 35mm, slide, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM, Tokina SD, 28-70mm zoom
Meidum Pyramid eg94691jhp 
 Meidum pyramid desert causeway sand Egyptians scale collapsed ancient early example of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Memphis, Saqqara, River, Nile, Lower, Egyptian, Fayoum, Meydum, Pyramid, Mastaba, landscape, agricultural, fields, desert, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, pharaoh, Snofru, Snefru, Sneferu, Huni, Maidum, Meidum, Maydum, necropolis, royal, tombs, chapel, death, burial, chamber, corbelled, roof, limestone, blocks, afterlife, el-Fayum, al-Fayyum, el-Faiyum, 3rd, Dynasty, collapse, masonry, robbed, step, layers, stone, mudbrick, mastaba, No 17, sarcophagus, passageway, crawl, anonymous, false, history, holiday, cruise, escarpment, floods, inundation, annual, high, ground, causeway, sand, buried, collapsed, October, 1994, 35mm, slide, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM, Tokina SD, 28-70mm zoom
Meidum Pyramid eg012936jhp 
 Meydum pyramid collapsed core construction fault Sneferu ancient early example Faiyum of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Memphis, Saqqara, River, Nile, Lower, Egyptian, Fayoum, Meydum, Pyramid, Mastaba, landscape, agricultural, fields, desert, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, pharaoh, Snofru, Snefru, Sneferu, Huni, Maidum, Meidum, Maydum, necropolis, royal, tombs, chapel, death, burial, chamber, corbelled, roof, limestone, blocks, afterlife, el-Fayum, al-Fayyum, el-Faiyum, 3rd, Dynasty, collapse, masonry, robbed, step, layers, stone, mudbrick, mastaba, No 17, sarcophagus, passageway, crawl, anonymous, false, history, holiday, cruise, escarpment, floods, inundation, annual, high, ground, causeway, sand, buried, collapsed, June, 2001, 35mm, slide, film, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, 50asa, colour, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM, Tokina SD, 28-70mm zoom
Meidum Pyramid eg012936Ejhp 
 Meydum pyramid collapsed core construction fault Sneferu ancient early example Faiyum of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Memphis, Saqqara, River, Nile, Lower, Egyptian, Fayoum, Meydum, Pyramid, Mastaba, landscape, agricultural, fields, desert, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, pharaoh, Snofru, Snefru, Sneferu, Huni, Maidum, Meidum, Maydum, necropolis, royal, tombs, chapel, death, burial, chamber, corbelled, roof, limestone, blocks, afterlife, el-Fayum, al-Fayyum, el-Faiyum, 3rd, Dynasty, collapse, masonry, robbed, step, layers, stone, mudbrick, mastaba, No 17, sarcophagus, passageway, crawl, anonymous, false, history, holiday, cruise, escarpment, floods, inundation, annual, high, ground, causeway, sand, buried, collapsed, June, 2001, 35mm, slide, film, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, 50asa, colour, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM, Tokina SD, 28-70mm zoom, upright, looking up, construction, architecture, design, flaws, experimental
Meidum Pyramid eg012935jhp 
 Meydum pyramid collapsed core construction flawed design closeup Sneferu ancient early example Faiyum of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Memphis, Saqqara, River, Nile, Lower, Egyptian, Fayoum, Meydum, Pyramid, Mastaba, landscape, agricultural, fields, desert, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, looking up, construction, architecture, design, flaws, experimental, pharaoh, Snofru, Snefru, Sneferu, Huni, Maidum, Meidum, Maydum, necropolis, royal, tombs, chapel, death, burial, chamber, corbelled, roof, limestone, blocks, afterlife, el-Fayum, al-Fayyum, el-Faiyum, 3rd, Dynasty, collapse, masonry, robbed, step, layers, stone, mudbrick, mastaba, No 17, sarcophagus, passageway, crawl, anonymous, false, history, holiday, cruise, escarpment, floods, inundation, annual, high, ground, causeway, sand, buried, collapsed, June, 2001, 35mm, slide, film, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, 50asa, colour, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM, Tokina SD, 28-70mm zoom
Meidum Pyramid eg012934jhp 
 Maidum pyramid desert causeway sand escarpment plantations Egyptian ancient early example of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Memphis, Saqqara, River, Nile, Lower, Egyptian, Fayoum, Meydum, Pyramid, Mastaba, landscape, agricultural, fields, desert, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, pharaoh, Snofru, Snefru, Sneferu, Huni, Maidum, Meidum, Maydum, necropolis, royal, tombs, chapel, death, burial, chamber, corbelled, roof, limestone, blocks, afterlife, el-Fayum, al-Fayyum, el-Faiyum, 3rd, Dynasty, collapse, masonry, robbed, step, layers, stone, mudbrick, mastaba, No 17, sarcophagus, passageway, crawl, anonymous, false, history, holiday, cruise, escarpment, floods, inundation, annual, high, ground, causeway, sand, buried, collapsed, June, 2001, 35mm, slide, film, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, 50asa, colour, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM, Tokina SD, 28-70mm zoom
Meidum Pyramid eg012933jhp 
 Meydum pyramid collapsed core construction fault Sneferu mastaba mudbricks ancient early example Faiyum of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
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Meidum Pyramid eg012932jhp 
 Meidum Huni pyramid collapsed core construction design flaw mudbricks mastaba ancient early example Faiyum of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
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Meidum Pyramid eg012915jhp 
 Maydum pyramid collapsed farmland horizon standing dominant Sneferu ancient early example Faiyum of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
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Meidum Pyramid eg012914jhp 
 Maidum pyramid farmland fields Fayyum horizon standing dominant Sneferu ancient early example Faiyum of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
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Meidum Mastaba eg012931jhp 
 Meidum pyramid mastaba mudbricks bricks construction layers Sneferu ancient early example Faiyum of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Memphis, Saqqara, River, Nile, Lower, Egyptian, Fayoum, Meydum, Pyramid, Mastaba, landscape, agricultural, fields, desert, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, looking up, construction, architecture, design, flaws, experimental, pharaoh, Snofru, Snefru, Sneferu, Huni, Maidum, Meidum, Maydum, necropolis, royal, tombs, chapel, death, burial, chamber, corbelled, roof, limestone, blocks, afterlife, el-Fayum, al-Fayyum, el-Faiyum, 3rd, Dynasty, collapse, masonry, robbed, step, layers, stone, mudbrick, mastaba, No 17, sarcophagus, passageway, crawl, anonymous, false, history, holiday, cruise, escarpment, floods, inundation, annual, high, ground, causeway, sand, buried, collapsed, June, 2001, 35mm, slide, film, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, 50asa, colour, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM, Tokina SD, 28-70mm zoom
Meidum Mastaba eg012930jhp 
 Meidum pyramid mastaba mudbricks base limestone bricks Sneferu ancient early example Faiyum of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
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Meidum Mastaba eg012929jhp 
 Meidum pyramid mastaba No 17 interior passage crawling board Sneferu ancient early example Faiyum of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
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Meidum Mastaba eg012922jhp 
 Meidum pyramid mastaba No 17 interior granite blocks sharp sarcophagus lid ancient early example Faiyum of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
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Meidum Mastaba eg012921jhp 
 Meydum pyramid mastaba No 17 interior limestone block chiselled quarried ancient Egyptian inside and adjacent to early example at Faiyum of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
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Meidum Mastaba eg012920jhp 
 Meidum Egypt mastaba No 17 inside limestone block chiselled mason stonework ancient Egyptian inside and adjacent to early example at Faiyum of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
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Meidum Mastaba eg012919jhp 
 Meidum pyramid mastaba No 17 interior granite sarcophagus lid open Egyptian ancient adjacent to this pyramid which is an early example Faiyum of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
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Meidum Mastaba eg012918jhp 
 Meidum pyramid mastaba No 17 interior granite sarcophagus lid open Egyptian unknown Prince found in this tomb adjacent to this pyramid which is an early example Faiyum of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
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Meidum Chamber eg94696jhp 
 Meydum Maidum pyramid burial chamber corbelled roof limestone blocks inside Egypt ancient early example of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Memphis, Saqqara, River, Nile, Lower, Egyptian, Fayoum, Meydum, Pyramid, Mastaba, landscape, agricultural, fields, desert, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, pharaoh, Snofru, Snefru, Sneferu, Huni, Maidum, Meidum, Maydum, necropolis, royal, tombs, chapel, death, burial, chamber, corbelled, roof, limestone, blocks, afterlife, el-Fayum, al-Fayyum, el-Faiyum, 3rd, Dynasty, collapse, masonry, robbed, step, layers, stone, mudbrick, mastaba, No 17, sarcophagus, passageway, crawl, anonymous, false, history, holiday, cruise, escarpment, floods, inundation, annual, high, ground, causeway, sand, buried, collapsed, October, 1994, 35mm, slide, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM, Tokina SD, 28-70mm zoom, upright
Meidum Pyramid eg946914jhp 
 Maidum pyramid side damage construction collapse Egypt ancient limestone casing early example of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
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Meidum Pyramid eg946912jhp 
 Meydum pyramid entrance high view approach desert Egyptian ancient early example of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
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Meidum Pyramid eg94138jhp 
 Meidum pyramid desert causeway sand buried covered Egyptian ancient chapel early example of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Memphis, Saqqara, River, Nile, Lower, Egyptian, Fayoum, Meydum, Pyramid, Mastaba, landscape, agricultural, fields, desert, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, pharaoh, Snofru, Snefru, Sneferu, Huni, Maidum, Meidum, Maydum, necropolis, royal, tombs, chapel, death, burial, chamber, corbelled, roof, limestone, blocks, afterlife, el-Fayum, al-Fayyum, el-Faiyum, 3rd, Dynasty, collapse, masonry, robbed, step, layers, stone, mudbrick, mastaba, No 17, sarcophagus, passageway, crawl, anonymous, false, history, holiday, cruise, escarpment, floods, inundation, annual, high, ground, causeway, sand, buried, collapsed, October, 1994, 645, transparency, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Bronica, ETRSi, medium, wide angle, 40mm f4
Meidum Pyramid eg94137jhp 
 Meydum Maidum pyramid desert causeway sand Egypt Egyptian ancient early example of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Memphis, Saqqara, River, Nile, Lower, Egyptian, Fayoum, Meydum, Pyramid, Mastaba, landscape, agricultural, fields, desert, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, pharaoh, Snofru, Snefru, Sneferu, Huni, Maidum, Meidum, Maydum, necropolis, royal, tombs, chapel, death, burial, chamber, corbelled, roof, limestone, blocks, afterlife, el-Fayum, al-Fayyum, el-Faiyum, 3rd, Dynasty, collapse, masonry, robbed, step, layers, stone, mudbrick, mastaba, No 17, sarcophagus, passageway, crawl, anonymous, false, history, holiday, cruise, escarpment, floods, inundation, annual, high, ground, causeway, sand, buried, collapsed, October, 1994, 645, transparency, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Bronica, ETRSi, medium, wide angle, 40mm f4, upright, covered, windblown
Meidum Pyramid eg94135jhp 
 Meydum pyramid desert causeway chapel sand buried Egypt ancient early example of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
 Keywords: Egypt; Cairo; Memphis; Saqqara; River; Nile; Lower; Egyptian; Fayoum; Meydum; Pyramid; Mastaba; landscape; agricultural; fields; desert; Egyptology; archaeology; ancient; pharaoh; Snofru; Snefru; Sneferu; Huni; Maidum; Meidum; Maydum; necropolis; royal; tombs; death; burial; chamber; corbelled; roof; limestone; blocks; afterlife; el-Fayum; al-Fayyum; el-Faiyum; 3rd; Dynasty; collapse; masonry; robbed; step; layers; stone; mudbrick; mastaba; No 17; sarcophagus; passageway; crawl; anonymous; false; history; holiday; cruise; escarpment; floods; inundation; annual; high; ground; causeway; sand; buried; collapsed; October; 1994; 645; transparency; film; Fuji; RDP2; 100asa; colour; scanned; scan; Bronica; ETRSi; medium; wide angle; 40mm f4; upright
Meidum Pyramid eg94131jhp 
 Meydum pyramid desert causeway chapel sand buried Egypt ancient early example of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Memphis, Saqqara, River, Nile, Lower, Egyptian, Fayoum, Meydum, Pyramid, Mastaba, landscape, agricultural, fields, desert, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, pharaoh, Snofru, Snefru, Sneferu, Huni, Maidum, Meidum, Maydum, necropolis, royal, tombs, death, burial, chamber, corbelled, roof, limestone, blocks, afterlife, el-Fayum, al-Fayyum, el-Faiyum, 3rd, Dynasty, collapse, masonry, robbed, step, layers, stone, mudbrick, mastaba, No 17, sarcophagus, passageway, crawl, anonymous, false, history, holiday, cruise, escarpment, floods, inundation, annual, high, ground, causeway, sand, buried, collapsed, October, 1994, 645, transparency, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Bronica, ETRSi, medium, wide angle, 40mm f4
Meidum Passage eg94697jhp 
 Maidum pyramid descending corridor passgeway 35mm slide steps cramped Egypt ancient early example of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Memphis, Saqqara, River, Nile, Lower, Egyptian, Fayoum, Meydum, Pyramid, Mastaba, landscape, agricultural, fields, desert, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, pharaoh, Snofru, Snefru, Sneferu, Huni, Maidum, Meidum, Maydum, necropolis, royal, tombs, death, burial, chamber, corbelled, roof, limestone, blocks, afterlife, el-Fayum, al-Fayyum, el-Faiyum, 3rd, Dynasty, collapse, masonry, robbed, step, layers, stone, mudbrick, mastaba, No 17, sarcophagus, passageway, crawl, anonymous, false, history, holiday, cruise, escarpment, floods, inundation, annual, high, ground, causeway, sand, buried, collapsed, October, 1994, 645, transparency, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM, 35mm, slide, film, wide, angle, low light
Meidum Passage eg94144jhp 
 Meidum pyramid descending corridor passgeway tunnel transparency steps cramped Egypt ancient early example of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Memphis, Saqqara, River, Nile, Lower, Egyptian, Fayoum, Meydum, Pyramid, Mastaba, landscape, agricultural, fields, desert, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, pharaoh, Snofru, Snefru, Sneferu, Huni, Maidum, Meidum, Maydum, necropolis, royal, tombs, death, burial, chamber, corbelled, roof, limestone, blocks, afterlife, el-Fayum, al-Fayyum, el-Faiyum, 3rd, Dynasty, collapse, masonry, robbed, step, layers, stone, mudbrick, mastaba, No 17, sarcophagus, passageway, crawl, anonymous, false, history, holiday, cruise, escarpment, floods, inundation, annual, high, ground, causeway, sand, buried, collapsed, October, 1994, 645, transparency, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Bronica, ETRSi, medium, wide angle, 40mm f4, upright, cramped, claustrophobic, tunnel
Meidum Mastaba eg946911jhp 
 Maidum pyramid panorama entrance high view mastaba no 17 Egypt Egyptian ancient early example of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
 Keywords: Egypt; Cairo; Memphis; Saqqara; River; Nile; Lower; Egyptian; Fayoum; Meydum; Pyramid; Mastaba; landscape; agricultural; fields; desert; Egyptology; archaeology; ancient; pharaoh; Snofru; Snefru; Sneferu; Huni; Maidum; Meidum; Maydum; necropolis; royal; tombs; death; burial; chamber; corbelled; roof; limestone; blocks; afterlife; el-Fayum; al-Fayyum; el-Faiyum; 3rd; Dynasty; collapse; masonry; robbed; step; layers; stone; mudbrick; mastaba; No 17; sarcophagus; passageway; crawl; anonymous; false; history; holiday; cruise; escarpment; floods; inundation; annual; high; ground; causeway; sand; buried; collapsed; October; 1994; 645; transparency; film; Fuji; RDP2; 100asa; colour; scanned; scan; Bronica; ETRSi; medium; wide angle; 40mm f4
Meidum Mastaba eg94148jhp 
 Meydum Maidum Mastaba No17 sand Egypt ancient burial tomb Snefru neat to the collapsed pyramid is an early example of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Memphis, Saqqara, River, Nile, Lower, Egyptian, Fayoum, Meydum, Pyramid, Mastaba, landscape, agricultural, fields, desert, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, pharaoh, Snofru, Snefru, Sneferu, Huni, Maidum, Meidum, Maydum, necropolis, royal, tombs, death, burial, chamber, corbelled, roof, limestone, blocks, afterlife, el-Fayum, al-Fayyum, el-Faiyum, 3rd, Dynasty, collapse, masonry, robbed, step, layers, stone, mudbrick, mastaba, No 17, sarcophagus, passageway, crawl, anonymous, false, history, holiday, cruise, escarpment, floods, inundation, annual, high, ground, causeway, sand, buried, collapsed, October, 1994, 645, transparency, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Bronica, ETRSi, medium, wide angle, 40mm f4
Meidum Mastaba eg94145jhp 
 Meydum Maidum pyramid desert entrance view mastaba no 17 Egypt Egyptian ancient early example of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Memphis, Saqqara, River, Nile, Lower, Egyptian, Fayoum, Meydum, Pyramid, Mastaba, landscape, agricultural, fields, desert, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, pharaoh, Snofru, Snefru, Sneferu, Huni, Maidum, Meidum, Maydum, necropolis, royal, tombs, death, burial, chamber, corbelled, roof, limestone, blocks, afterlife, el-Fayum, al-Fayyum, el-Faiyum, 3rd, Dynasty, collapse, masonry, robbed, step, layers, stone, mudbrick, mastaba, No 17, sarcophagus, passageway, crawl, anonymous, false, history, holiday, cruise, escarpment, floods, inundation, annual, high, ground, causeway, sand, buried, collapsed, October, 1994, 645, transparency, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Bronica, ETRSi, medium, wide angle, 40mm f4, upright
Meidum Chamber eg94142jhp 
 Meydum Sneferu pyramid burial interior chamber corbelled roof Egypt ancient early example of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Memphis, Saqqara, River, Nile, Lower, Egyptian, Fayoum, Meydum, Pyramid, Mastaba, landscape, agricultural, fields, desert, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, pharaoh, Snofru, Snefru, Sneferu, Huni, Maidum, Meidum, Maydum, necropolis, royal, tombs, death, burial, chamber, corbelled, roof, limestone, blocks, afterlife, el-Fayum, al-Fayyum, el-Faiyum, 3rd, Dynasty, collapse, masonry, robbed, step, layers, stone, mudbrick, mastaba, No 17, sarcophagus, passageway, crawl, anonymous, false, history, holiday, cruise, escarpment, floods, inundation, annual, high, ground, causeway, sand, buried, collapsed, October, 1994, 645, transparency, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Bronica, ETRSi, medium, wide angle, 40mm f4, upright
Meidum Chamber eg94141jhp 
 Meidum Sneferu pyramid burial chamber corbelled roof Egypt Egyptian ancient early example of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Memphis, Saqqara, River, Nile, Lower, Egyptian, Fayoum, Meydum, Pyramid, Mastaba, landscape, agricultural, fields, desert, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, pharaoh, Snofru, Snefru, Sneferu, Huni, Maidum, Meidum, Maydum, necropolis, royal, tombs, death, burial, chamber, corbelled, roof, limestone, blocks, afterlife, el-Fayum, al-Fayyum, el-Faiyum, 3rd, Dynasty, collapse, masonry, robbed, step, layers, stone, mudbrick, mastaba, No 17, sarcophagus, passageway, crawl, anonymous, false, history, holiday, cruise, escarpment, floods, inundation, annual, high, ground, causeway, sand, buried, collapsed, October, 1994, 645, transparency, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Bronica, ETRSi, medium, wide angle, 40mm f4, metz, flash

Egypt > River Nile Cruise & Sites (17 files)

Photographs in this gallery show daily life along the River Nile mainly from the cruises I have undertaken over the past 10 years or so. Sites that border the Nile are included although the major temples visted have their own dedicated sites such as Edfu and Kom Ombo. One of the enjoyments of the Nile cruise is the tranquility of watching 'life go by' usually characterised by the friendliness of those you pass whether boatmen or farm workers as well as seeing wild birds close at hand. The other aspect is the service on the cruiseboats from friendly crews and the chance to relax after hectic and often crowded temple visits.
Esna Temple EG949421jhp 
 Egyptian Esna Temple Nile Ptolemaic Roman hypostyle hall ceiling capitals composite lotus papyrus is a small gem deep in a hollow under the modern town building line. The hypostyle hall is all that remains of one of the latest temples to be built in Egypt by Ptolemy V1 and V111 and Roman additions with recordings of most Roman Emperors mentioned to the last recorded being Decius c AD240. For me it has some of the loveliest intact columns, with great attention of the detail and still a hint of colour from the bottom to the top of these huge floral capitals where the craftsmanship leaps off every surface. Standing in its centre it is easy to imagine being in the symbolic creation of the original papyrus marsh. It is a temple not usually visited on the standard River Nile cruise tour package but used to be accessible if berthed alongside the town with a long delay to get through old single lock system expected as it is only a short walk from the waterfront; probably not so realistic these days. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Esna, Isna, Temple, West, Bank, River, Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, ceiling, landscape, Roman, Ptolemaic, Egyptology, Latopolis, City, Shu, rams, Neith, Heka, Geta, Ptolemy, Euergetes, 11, Septimius, Severus, Pronaos, exterior, curtain, wall, east, Pharaoh, praising, Gods, deities, Isis, Horus, Khnum, hypostyle, astronomical, ceiling, columns, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, carvings, reliefs, bas, colours, painted, papyrus, lotus, flowers, floral, elaborate, detailed, intact, composite, capitals, inner, sanctuary, town, centre, buried, flooding, water, table, 1994, slide, film, 35mm, Fuji, RDP, Nikon, FM2, manual, scanned, scan
Esna Temple EG02518jhp 
 Egypt Esna Town Temple Roman exterior hypostyle hall capitals street level view is a small gem deep in a hollow under the modern town building line. The hypostyle hall is all that remains of one of the latest temples to be built in Egypt by Ptolemy V1 and V111 and Roman additions with recordings of most Roman Emperors mentioned to the last recorded being Decius c AD240. For me it has some of the loveliest intact columns, with great attention of the detail and still a hint of colour from the bottom to the top of these huge floral capitals where the craftsmanship leaps off every surface. Standing in its centre it is easy to imagine being in the symbolic creation of the original papyrus marsh. It is a temple not usually visited on the standard River Nile cruise tour package but used to be accessible if berthed alongside the town with a long delay to get through old single lock system expected as it is only a short walk from the waterfront; probably not so realistic these days. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Esna, Isna, Temple, West, Bank, River, Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, landscape, Roman, Ptolemaic, Egyptology, Latopolis, City, Shu, rams, Neith, Heka, Geta, Ptolemy, Euergetes, 11, Septimius, Severus, Pronaos, exterior, curtain, wall, east, north, side, street, level, Pharaoh, praising, Gods, deities, Isis, Horus, Khnum, hypostyle, astronomical, ceiling, columns, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, carvings, reliefs, bas, colours, painted, papyrus, flowers, floral, elaborate, detailed, intact, composite, capitals, inner, sanctuary, Fuji, S2, DSLR, town, centre, buried, flooding, water, table
Esna Temple EG02517jhp 
 Egypt Esna Temple Roman hypostyle hall south wall inside hieroglyphics detailed is a small gem deep in a hollow under the modern town building line. The hypostyle hall is all that remains of one of the latest temples to be built in Egypt by Ptolemy V1 and V111 and Roman additions with recordings of most Roman Emperors mentioned to the last recorded being Decius c AD240. For me it has some of the loveliest intact columns, with great attention of the detail and still a hint of colour from the bottom to the top of these huge floral capitals where the craftsmanship leaps off every surface. Standing in its centre it is easy to imagine being in the symbolic creation of the original papyrus marsh. It is a temple not usually visited on the standard River Nile cruise tour package but used to be accessible if berthed alongside the town with a long delay to get through old single lock system expected as it is only a short walk from the waterfront; probably not so realistic these days. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Esna, Isna, Temple, West, Bank, River, Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, upright, Roman, Ptolemaic, Egyptology, Latopolis, City, Shu, rams, Neith, Heka, Geta, Ptolemy, Euergetes, 11, Septimius, Severus, Pronaos, exterior, south, wall, east, light, left, Pharaoh, praising, Gods, deities, Isis, Horus, Khnum, hypostyle, astronomical, ceiling, columns, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, carvings, reliefs, bas, colours, painted, papyrus, flowers, floral, elaborate, detailed, intact, composite, capitals, inner, sanctuary, Fuji, S2, DSLR, town, centre, buried, flooding, water, table
Esna Temple EG02516jhp 
 Egyptian Esna Temple Roman hypostyle hall columns hieroglyphs colours detailed is a small gem deep in a hollow under the modern town building line. The hypostyle hall is all that remains of one of the latest temples to be built in Egypt by Ptolemy V1 and V111 and Roman additions with recordings of most Roman Emperors mentioned to the last recorded being Decius c AD240. For me it has some of the loveliest intact columns, with great attention of the detail and still a hint of colour from the bottom to the top of these huge floral capitals where the craftsmanship leaps off every surface. Standing in its centre it is easy to imagine being in the symbolic creation of the original papyrus marsh. It is a temple not usually visited on the standard River Nile cruise tour package but used to be accessible if berthed alongside the town with a long delay to get through old single lock system expected as it is only a short walk from the waterfront; probably not so realistic these days. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Esna, Isna, Temple, West, Bank, River, Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, upright, Roman, Ptolemaic, Egyptology, Latopolis, City, Shu, rams, Neith, Heka, Geta, Ptolemy, Euergetes, 11, Septimius, Severus, Pronaos, exterior, curtain, wall, east, Pharaoh, praising, Gods, deities, Isis, Horus, Khnum, hypostyle, astronomical, ceiling, columns, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, carvings, reliefs, bas, colours, painted, papyrus, flowers, floral, elaborate, detailed, intact, composite, capitals, inner, sanctuary, Fuji, S2, DSLR, town, centre, buried, flooding, water, table
Esna Temple EG02515jhp 
 Egypt Esna Temple Roman hypostyle columns hieroglyphs colours floral capitals roof details is a small gem deep in a hollow under the modern town building line. The hypostyle hall is all that remains of one of the latest temples to be built in Egypt by Ptolemy V1 and V111 and Roman additions with recordings of most Roman Emperors mentioned to the last recorded being Decius c AD240. For me it has some of the loveliest intact columns, with great attention of the detail and still a hint of colour from the bottom to the top of these huge floral capitals where the craftsmanship leaps off every surface. Standing in its centre it is easy to imagine being in the symbolic creation of the original papyrus marsh. It is a temple not usually visited on the standard River Nile cruise tour package but used to be accessible if berthed alongside the town with a long delay to get through old single lock system expected as it is only a short walk from the waterfront; probably not so realistic these days. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Esna, Isna, Temple, West, Bank, River, Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, landscape, Roman, Ptolemaic, Egyptology, Latopolis, City, Shu, rams, Neith, Heka, Geta, Ptolemy, Euergetes, 11, Septimius, Severus, Pronaos, exterior, curtain, wall, east, Pharaoh, praising, Gods, deities, Isis, Horus, Khnum, hypostyle, astronomical, ceiling, columns, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, carvings, reliefs, bas, colours, painted, papyrus, flowers, floral, elaborate, detailed, intact, composite, capitals, inner, sanctuary, Fuji, S2, DSLR, town, centre, buried, flooding, water, table
Esna Temple EG02514jhp 
 Egyptian Esna Temple Roman hypostyle hall huge columned hieroglyphics capitals is a small gem deep in a hollow under the modern town building line. The hypostyle hall is all that remains of one of the latest temples to be built in Egypt by Ptolemy V1 and V111 and Roman additions with recordings of most Roman Emperors mentioned to the last recorded being Decius c AD240. For me it has some of the loveliest intact columns, with great attention of the detail and still a hint of colour from the bottom to the top of these huge floral capitals where the craftsmanship leaps off every surface. Standing in its centre it is easy to imagine being in the symbolic creation of the original papyrus marsh. It is a temple not usually visited on the standard River Nile cruise tour package but used to be accessible if berthed alongside the town with a long delay to get through old single lock system expected as it is only a short walk from the waterfront; probably not so realistic these days. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Esna, Isna, Temple, West, Bank, River, Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, upright, Roman, Ptolemaic, Egyptology, Latopolis, City, Shu, rams, Neith, Heka, Geta, Ptolemy, Euergetes, 11, Septimius, Severus, Pronaos, exterior, curtain, wall, east, Pharaoh, praising, Gods, deities, Isis, Horus, Khnum, hypostyle, astronomical, ceiling, columns, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, carvings, reliefs, bas, colours, painted, papyrus, flowers, floral, elaborate, detailed, intact, composite, capitals, inner, sanctuary, Fuji, S2, DSLR, town, centre, buried, flooding, water, table
Esna Temple EG02513jhp 
 Egypt Esna Temple Roman hypostyle columns hieroglyphs colours capitals ceiling is a small gem deep in a hollow under the modern town building line. The hypostyle hall is all that remains of one of the latest temples to be built in Egypt by Ptolemy V1 and V111 and Roman additions with recordings of most Roman Emperors mentioned to the last recorded being Decius c AD240. For me it has some of the loveliest intact columns, with great attention of the detail and still a hint of colour from the bottom to the top of these huge floral capitals where the craftsmanship leaps off every surface. Standing in its centre it is easy to imagine being in the symbolic creation of the original papyrus marsh. It is a temple not usually visited on the standard River Nile cruise tour package but used to be accessible if berthed alongside the town with a long delay to get through old single lock system expected as it is only a short walk from the waterfront; probably not so realistic these days. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Esna, Isna, Temple, West, Bank, River, Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, upright, Roman, Ptolemaic, Egyptology, Latopolis, City, Shu, rams, Neith, Heka, Geta, Ptolemy, Euergetes, 11, Septimius, Severus, Pronaos, exterior, curtain, wall, east, Pharaoh, praising, Gods, deities, Isis, Horus, Khnum, hypostyle, astronomical, ceiling, columns, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, carvings, reliefs, bas, colours, painted, papyrus, flowers, floral, elaborate, detailed, intact, composite, capitals, inner, sanctuary, Fuji, S2, DSLR, town, centre, buried, flooding, water, table
Esna Temple EG02512jhp 
 Egyptian Esna Temple Roman hypostyle hall wall reliefs hieroglyphics detailed is a small gem deep in a hollow under the modern town building line. The hypostyle hall is all that remains of one of the latest temples to be built in Egypt by Ptolemy V1 and V111 and Roman additions with recordings of most Roman Emperors mentioned to the last recorded being Decius c AD240. For me it has some of the loveliest intact columns, with great attention of the detail and still a hint of colour from the bottom to the top of these huge floral capitals where the craftsmanship leaps off every surface. Standing in its centre it is easy to imagine being in the symbolic creation of the original papyrus marsh. It is a temple not usually visited on the standard River Nile cruise tour package but used to be accessible if berthed alongside the town with a long delay to get through old single lock system expected as it is only a short walk from the waterfront; probably not so realistic these days. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Esna, Isna, Temple, West, Bank, River, Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, upright, Roman, Ptolemaic, Egyptology, Latopolis, City, Shu, rams, Neith, Heka, Geta, Ptolemy, Euergetes, 11, Septimius, Severus, Pronaos, exterior, curtain, north, wall, east, light, right, Pharaoh, praising, Gods, deities, Isis, Horus, Khnum, hypostyle, astronomical, ceiling, columns, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, carvings, reliefs, bas, colours, painted, papyrus, flowers, floral, elaborate, detailed, intact, composite, capitals, inner, sanctuary, Fuji, S2, DSLR, town, centre, buried, flooding, water, table
Esna Temple EG02511jhp 
 Egypt ancient Isna Temple Roman hypostyle north wall hieroglyphs carvings details is a small gem deep in a hollow under the modern town building line. The hypostyle hall is all that remains of one of the latest temples to be built in Egypt by Ptolemy V1 and V111 and Roman additions with recordings of most Roman Emperors mentioned to the last recorded being Decius c AD240. For me it has some of the loveliest intact columns, with great attention of the detail and still a hint of colour from the bottom to the top of these huge floral capitals where the craftsmanship leaps off every surface. Standing in its centre it is easy to imagine being in the symbolic creation of the original papyrus marsh. It is a temple not usually visited on the standard River Nile cruise tour package but used to be accessible if berthed alongside the town with a long delay to get through old single lock system expected as it is only a short walk from the waterfront; probably not so realistic these days. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Esna, Isna, Temple, West, Bank, River, Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, upright, Roman, Ptolemaic, Egyptology, Latopolis, City, Shu, rams, Neith, Heka, Geta, Ptolemy, Euergetes, 11, Septimius, Severus, Pronaos, interior, north, wall, east, light, Pharaoh, praising, Gods, deities, Isis, Horus, Khnum, hypostyle, astronomical, ceiling, columns, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, carvings, reliefs, bas, colours, painted, papyrus, flowers, floral, elaborate, detailed, intact, composite, capitals, inner, sanctuary, Fuji, S2, DSLR, town, centre, buried, flooding, water, table
Esna Temple EG02510jhp 
 Egyptian Esna Temple Ptolemaic hypostyle hall columns capitals floral ceiling is a small gem deep in a hollow under the modern town building line. The hypostyle hall is all that remains of one of the latest temples to be built in Egypt by Ptolemy V1 and V111 and Roman additions with recordings of most Roman Emperors mentioned to the last recorded being Decius c AD240. For me it has some of the loveliest intact columns, with great attention of the detail and still a hint of colour from the bottom to the top of these huge floral capitals where the craftsmanship leaps off every surface. Standing in its centre it is easy to imagine being in the symbolic creation of the original papyrus marsh. It is a temple not usually visited on the standard River Nile cruise tour package but used to be accessible if berthed alongside the town with a long delay to get through old single lock system expected as it is only a short walk from the waterfront; probably not so realistic these days. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Esna, Isna, Temple, West, Bank, River, Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, upright, scaffolding, cleaning, repairs, Roman, Ptolemaic, Egyptology, Latopolis, City, Shu, rams, Neith, Heka, Geta, Ptolemy, Euergetes, 11, Septimius, Severus, Pronaos, exterior, curtain, wall, east, Pharaoh, praising, Gods, deities, Isis, Horus, Khnum, hypostyle, astronomical, ceiling, columns, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, carvings, reliefs, bas, colours, painted, papyrus, flowers, floral, elaborate, detailed, intact, composite, capitals, inner, sanctuary, Fuji, S2, DSLR, town, centre, buried, flooding, water, table
Esna Temple EG02509jhp 
 Egypt Esna Temple Roman Emperor smites enemies hieroglyphics Khnum north wall is a small gem deep in a hollow under the modern town building line. The hypostyle hall is all that remains of one of the latest temples to be built in Egypt by Ptolemy V1 and V111 and Roman additions with recordings of most Roman Emperors mentioned to the last recorded being Decius c AD240. For me it has some of the loveliest intact columns, with great attention of the detail and still a hint of colour from the bottom to the top of these huge floral capitals where the craftsmanship leaps off every surface. Standing in its centre it is easy to imagine being in the symbolic creation of the original papyrus marsh. It is a temple not usually visited on the standard River Nile cruise tour package but used to be accessible if berthed alongside the town with a long delay to get through old single lock system expected as it is only a short walk from the waterfront; probably not so realistic these days. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Esna, Isna, Temple, West, Bank, River, Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, landscape, Roman, Ptolemaic, Egyptology, Latopolis, City, Shu, rams, Neith, Heka, Geta, Ptolemy, Euergetes, 11, Septimius, Severus, Pronaos, wall, north, exterior, smiting, enemies, Emperor, Pharaoh, praising, Gods, deities, Isis, Horus, Khnum, hypostyle, astronomical, ceiling, columns, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, carvings, reliefs, bas, colours, painted, papyrus, flowers, floral, elaborate, detailed, intact, composite, capitals, inner, sanctuary, Fuji, S2, DSLR, town, centre, buried, flooding, water, table
Esna Temple EG02507jhp 
 Egypt Esna Temple Nile Ptolemaic back west wall hypostyle hall is a small gem deep in a hollow under the modern town building line. The hypostyle hall is all that remains of one of the latest temples to be built in Egypt by Ptolemy V1 and V111 and Roman additions with recordings of most Roman Emperors mentioned to the last recorded being Decius c AD240. For me it has some of the loveliest intact columns, with great attention of the detail and still a hint of colour from the bottom to the top of these huge floral capitals where the craftsmanship leaps off every surface. Standing in its centre it is easy to imagine being in the symbolic creation of the original papyrus marsh. It is a temple not usually visited on the standard River Nile cruise tour package but used to be accessible if berthed alongside the town with a long delay to get through old single lock system expected as it is only a short walk from the waterfront; probably not so realistic these days. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Esna, Isna, Temple, West, Bank, River, Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, landscape, Roman, Ptolemaic, Egyptology, Latopolis, City, Shu, rams, Neith, Heka, Geta, Ptolemy, Euergetes, 11, Septimius, Severus, Pronaos, exterior, curtain, Pharaoh, praising, Gods, deities, Isis, Horus, Khnum, hypostyle, astronomical, ceiling, columns, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, carvings, reliefs, bas, colours, painted, papyrus, flowers, floral, elaborate, detailed, intact, composite, capitals, inner, sanctuary, Fuji, S2, DSLR, town, centre, buried, flooding, water, table, back, west, exterior, wall, texts, Marcus, Aurelius, Emperor
Esna Temple EG02506jhp 
 Egyptian Esna Temple Nile Roman hall rear west south corner is a small gem deep in a hollow under the modern town building line. The hypostyle hall is all that remains of one of the latest temples to be built in Egypt by Ptolemy V1 and V111 and Roman additions with recordings of most Roman Emperors mentioned to the last recorded being Decius c AD240. For me it has some of the loveliest intact columns, with great attention of the detail and still a hint of colour from the bottom to the top of these huge floral capitals where the craftsmanship leaps off every surface. Standing in its centre it is easy to imagine being in the symbolic creation of the original papyrus marsh. It is a temple not usually visited on the standard River Nile cruise tour package but used to be accessible if berthed alongside the town with a long delay to get through old single lock system expected as it is only a short walk from the waterfront; probably not so realistic these days. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Esna, Isna, Temple, West, Bank, River, Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, upright, Roman, Ptolemaic, Egyptology, Latopolis, City, Shu, rams, Neith, Heka, Geta, Ptolemy, Euergetes, 11, Septimius, Severus, Pronaos, exterior, curtain, wall, west, rear, back, Pharaoh, praising, Gods, deities, Isis, Horus, Khnum, hypostyle, astronomical, ceiling, columns, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, carvings, reliefs, bas, colours, painted, papyrus, flowers, floral, elaborate, detailed, intact, composite, capitals, inner, sanctuary, Fuji, S2, DSLR, town, centre, buried, flooding, water, table
Esna Temple EG02504jhp 
 Egyptian Esna Temple hypostyle hall exterior south side Roman Emperors Khum Shu is a small gem deep in a hollow under the modern town building line. The hypostyle hall is all that remains of one of the latest temples to be built in Egypt by Ptolemy V1 and V111 and Roman additions with recordings of most Roman Emperors mentioned to the last recorded being Decius c AD240. For me it has some of the loveliest intact columns, with great attention of the detail and still a hint of colour from the bottom to the top of these huge floral capitals where the craftsmanship leaps off every surface. Standing in its centre it is easy to imagine being in the symbolic creation of the original papyrus marsh. It is a temple not usually visited on the standard River Nile cruise tour package but used to be accessible if berthed alongside the town with a long delay to get through old single lock system expected as it is only a short walk from the waterfront; probably not so realistic these days. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Esna, Isna, Temple, West, Bank, River, Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, landscape, Roman, Ptolemaic, Egyptology, Latopolis, City, Shu, rams, Neith, Heka, Geta, Ptolemy, Euergetes, 11, Septimius, Severus, Pronaos, exterior, wall, south, Pharaoh, praising, Gods, deities, Isis, Horus, Khnum, hypostyle, astronomical, ceiling, columns, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, carvings, reliefs, bas, colours, painted, papyrus, flowers, floral, elaborate, detailed, intact, composite, capitals, inner, sanctuary, Fuji, S2, DSLR, town, centre, buried, flooding, water, table
Esna Temple EG02503jhp 
 Egyptian Esna Temple Nile Roman screen curtains hypostyle hall Khum Shu is a small gem deep in a hollow under the modern town building line. The hypostyle hall is all that remains of one of the latest temples to be built in Egypt by Ptolemy V1 and V111 and Roman additions with recordings of most Roman Emperors mentioned to the last recorded being Decius c AD240. For me it has some of the loveliest intact columns, with great attention of the detail and still a hint of colour from the bottom to the top of these huge floral capitals where the craftsmanship leaps off every surface. Standing in its centre it is easy to imagine being in the symbolic creation of the original papyrus marsh. It is a temple not usually visited on the standard River Nile cruise tour package but used to be accessible if berthed alongside the town with a long delay to get through old single lock system expected as it is only a short walk from the waterfront; probably not so realistic these days. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Esna, Isna, Temple, West, Bank, River, Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, upright, Roman, Ptolemaic, Egyptology, Latopolis, City, Shu, rams, Neith, Heka, Geta, Ptolemy, Euergetes, 11, Septimius, Severus, Pronaos, exterior, curtain, wall, east, Pharaoh, praising, Gods, deities, Isis, Horus, Khnum, hypostyle, astronomical, ceiling, columns, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, carvings, reliefs, bas, colours, painted, papyrus, flowers, floral, elaborate, detailed, intact, composite, capitals, inner, sanctuary, Fuji, S2, DSLR, town, centre, buried, flooding, water, table
Esna Temple EG02502jhp 
 Egypt Esna Temple Nile Roman hypostyle hall curtain screens colours corniche is a small gem deep in a hollow under the modern town building line. The hypostyle hall is all that remains of one of the latest temples to be built in Egypt by Ptolemy V1 and V111 and Roman additions with recordings of most Roman Emperors mentioned to the last recorded being Decius c AD240. For me it has some of the loveliest intact columns, with great attention of the detail and still a hint of colour from the bottom to the top of these huge floral capitals where the craftsmanship leaps off every surface. Standing in its centre it is easy to imagine being in the symbolic creation of the original papyrus marsh. It is a temple not usually visited on the standard River Nile cruise tour package but used to be accessible if berthed alongside the town with a long delay to get through old single lock system expected as it is only a short walk from the waterfront; probably not so realistic these days. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Esna, Isna, Temple, West, Bank, River, Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, landscape, Roman, Ptolemaic, Egyptology, Latopolis, City, Shu, rams, Neith, Heka, Geta, Ptolemy, Euergetes, 11, Septimius, Severus, Pronaos, exterior, curtain, wall, east, Pharaoh, praising, Gods, deities, Isis, Horus, Khnum, hypostyle, astronomical, ceiling, columns, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, carvings, reliefs, bas, colours, painted, papyrus, flowers, floral, elaborate, detailed, intact, composite, capitals, inner, sanctuary, Fuji, S2, DSLR, town, centre, buried, flooding, water, table
Esna Temple EG02501jhp 
 Egyptian Esna Temple Nile Roman hypostyle hall painted screens Khum Shu is a small gem deep in a hollow under the modern town building line. The hypostyle hall is all that remains of one of the latest temples to be built in Egypt by Ptolemy V1 and V111 and Roman additions with recordings of most Roman Emperors mentioned to the last recorded being Decius c AD240. For me it has some of the loveliest intact columns, with great attention of the detail and still a hint of colour from the bottom to the top of these huge floral capitals where the craftsmanship leaps off every surface. Standing in its centre it is easy to imagine being in the symbolic creation of the original papyrus marsh. It is a temple not usually visited on the standard River Nile cruise tour package but used to be accessible if berthed alongside the town with a long delay to get through old single lock system expected as it is only a short walk from the waterfront; probably not so realistic these days. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Esna, Isna, Temple, West, Bank, River, Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, upright, Roman, Ptolemaic, Egyptology, Latopolis, City, Shu, rams, Neith, Heka, Geta, Ptolemy, Euergetes, 11, Septimius, Severus, Pronaos, exterior, curtain, wall, east, Pharaoh, praising, Gods, deities, Isis, Horus, Khnum, hypostyle, astronomical, ceiling, columns, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, carvings, reliefs, bas, colours, painted, papyrus, flowers, floral, elaborate, detailed, intact, composite, capitals, inner, sanctuary, Fuji, S2, DSLR, town, centre, buried, flooding, water, table

Scotland > Aberdeen City (33 files)

This gallery includes all photographs connected with Aberdeen city from buildings, churches, streets, public parks, gardens, the University, Harbour and the beach. Places covered included Union Terrace Gardens, Cowdray Hall, Rosemount, HM Theatre, William Wallace Statue, Union Street, Castlegate, Citadel, Town House, Provost Skene House, Marsicahl College, Woolmanhill, Denburn Carpark, Johnston Gardens, Victoria Park, Duthie Park, Hazlehead Park, Piper Alpha Memorial, Seaton Park, Kings College, Elphinstone, Old Aberdeen, Fittie, Bridge of Don, AECC, Garthdee, Torry, Nigg, Pocra Quay
Aberdeen River Don qax1937jhp 
 Aberdeen City Don Spring St Machar’s Cathedral Kirk spires Kettocks Mill trees Riverbank in an area of Aberdeen at Bridge of Don to the north of the city and taken from an old no through road to Kettocks Mill off Balgownie Road upstream of the Old Brig of Balgownie and on the opposite side of the River Don from Seaton Park. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Aberdeen, City, Aberdeenshire, North East, River, Don, Donside, estuary, Donmouth, Balgownie, Brig, Old, single, span, historic, bridge, Cottown, St Machar’s, Cathedral, Kirk, Spires, University, spring, Seaton, park, tree, trees, lined, colourful, colorful, colourful, colours, colors, May, 2018, Nikon, DSLR, D700, FX, camera, digital, beech, carvings, graffiti, upstream, downstream, blue, sky, sunny
Aberdeen River Don qax1935jhp 
 Aberdeen River Don St Machar’s Cathedral Kirk spires Kettocks Mill Riverbank south in an area of Aberdeen at Bridge of Don to the north of the city and taken from an old no through road to Kettocks Mill off Balgownie Road upstream of the Old Brig of Balgownie and on the opposite side of the River Don from Seaton Park. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Aberdeen, City, Aberdeenshire, North East, River, Don, Donside, estuary, Donmouth, Balgownie, Brig, Old, single, span, historic, bridge, Cottown, St Machar’s, Cathedral, Kirk, Spires, University, spring, Seaton, park, tree, trees, lined, colourful, colorful, colourful, colours, colors, May, 2018, Nikon, DSLR, D700, FX, camera, digital, beech, carvings, graffiti, upstream, downstream, blue, sky, sunny, upright
Aberdeen River Don qax1933jhp 
 Aberdeen City Seaton River Don Spring St Machar’s Cathedral Kirk spires Kettocks Mill Bridge Riverbank in an area of Aberdeen at Bridge of Don to the north of the city and taken from an old no through road to Kettocks Mill off Balgownie Road upstream of the Old Brig of Balgownie and on the opposite side of the River Don from Seaton Park. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Aberdeen, City, Aberdeenshire, North East, River, Don, Donside, estuary, Donmouth, Balgownie, Brig, Old, single, span, historic, bridge, Cottown, St Machar’s, Cathedral, Kirk, Spires, University, spring, Seaton, park, tree, trees, lined, colourful, colorful, colourful, colours, colors, May, 2018, Nikon, DSLR, D700, FX, camera, digital, beech, carvings, graffiti, upstream, downstream, blue, sky, sunny
Aberdeen River Don qax1910jhp 
 Aberdeen City River Don Spring downstream Kettocks riverbank tree lined Balgownie above Brig in an area of Aberdeen at Bridge of Don to the north of the city and taken from an old no through road to Kettocks Mill off Balgownie Road upstream of the Old Brig of Balgownie and on the opposite side of the River Don from Seaton Park. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Aberdeen, City, Aberdeenshire, North East, River, Don, Donside, estuary, Donmouth, Balgownie, Brig, Old, single, span, historic, bridge, Cottown, St Machar’s, Cathedral, Kirk, Spires, University, spring, Seaton, park, tree, trees, lined, colourful, colorful, colourful, colours, colors, May, 2018, Nikon, DSLR, D700, FX, camera, digital, beech, carvings, graffiti, upstream, downstream, blue, sky, sunny
Aberdeen River Don qax1909jhp 
 Aberdeen River Don downstream May view beech carving tree riverbank Balgownie in an area of Aberdeen at Bridge of Don to the north of the city and taken from an old no through road to Kettocks Mill off Balgownie Road upstream of the Old Brig of Balgownie and on the opposite side of the River Don from Seaton Park. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Aberdeen, City, Aberdeenshire, North East, River, Don, Donside, estuary, Donmouth, Balgownie, Brig, Old, single, span, historic, bridge, Cottown, St Machar’s, Cathedral, Kirk, Spires, University, spring, Seaton, park, tree, trees, lined, colourful, colorful, colourful, colours, colors, May, 2018, Nikon, DSLR, D700, FX, camera, digital, beech, carvings, graffiti, upstream, downstream, blue, sky, sunny, upright
Aberdeen River Don qax1908jhp 
 Aberdeen River Don Spring downstream View Kettocks Mill beech carving tree Riverbank in an area of Aberdeen at Bridge of Don to the north of the city and taken from an old no through road to Kettocks Mill off Balgownie Road upstream of the Old Brig of Balgownie and on the opposite side of the River Don from Seaton Park. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Aberdeen, City, Aberdeenshire, North East, River, Don, Donside, estuary, Donmouth, Balgownie, Brig, Old, single, span, historic, bridge, Cottown, St Machar’s, Cathedral, Kirk, Spires, University, spring, Seaton, park, tree, trees, lined, colourful, colorful, colourful, colours, colors, May, 2018, Nikon, DSLR, D700, FX, camera, digital, beech, carvings, graffiti, upstream, downstream, blue, sky, sunny
Aberdeen River Don qax1906jhp 
 Aberdeen Scotland River Don Spring upstream View St Machar’s Cathedral Kirk spires Kettocks Mill Bridge Riverbank in an area of Aberdeen at Bridge of Don to the north of the city and taken from an old no through road to Kettocks Mill off Balgownie Road upstream of the Old Brig of Balgownie and on the opposite side of the River Don from Seaton Park. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Aberdeen, City, Aberdeenshire, North East, River, Don, Donside, estuary, Donmouth, Balgownie, Brig, Old, single, span, historic, bridge, Cottown, St Machar’s, Cathedral, Kirk, Spires, University, spring, Seaton, park, tree, trees, lined, colourful, colorful, colourful, colours, colors, May, 2018, Nikon, DSLR, D700, FX, camera, digital, beech, carvings, graffiti, upstream, downstream, blue, sky, sunny, upright
Aberdeen River Don qax1904jhp 
 Aberdeen City River Don Scottish Spring St Machar’s Cathedral spires Kettocks Mill Bridge Riverbank in an area of Aberdeen at Bridge of Don to the north of the city and taken from an old no through road to Kettocks Mill off Balgownie Road upstream of the Old Brig of Balgownie and on the opposite side of the River Don from Seaton Park. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Aberdeen, City, Aberdeenshire, North East, River, Don, Donside, estuary, Donmouth, Balgownie, Brig, Old, single, span, historic, bridge, Cottown, St Machar’s, Cathedral, Kirk, Spires, University, spring, Seaton, park, tree, trees, lined, colourful, colorful, colourful, colours, colors, May, 2018, Nikon, DSLR, D700, FX, camera, digital, beech, carvings, graffiti, upstream, downstream, blue, sky, sunny
Aberdeen River Don qax1902jhp 
 Aberdeen City River Don May tree trunks View St Machar’s Cathedral Kirk spires Kettocks Mill Bridge Riverbank in an area of Aberdeen at Bridge of Don to the north of the city and taken from an old no through road to Kettocks Mill off Balgownie Road upstream of the Old Brig of Balgownie and on the opposite side of the River Don from Seaton Park. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Aberdeen, City, Aberdeenshire, North East, River, Don, Donside, estuary, Donmouth, Balgownie, Brig, Old, single, span, historic, bridge, Cottown, St Machar’s, Cathedral, Kirk, Spires, University, spring, Seaton, park, tree, trees, lined, colourful, colorful, colourful, colours, colors, May, 2018, Nikon, DSLR, D700, FX, camera, digital, beech, carvings, graffiti, upstream, downstream, blue, sky, sunny, upright
Aberdeen River Don qax1901jhp 
 Aberdeen City River Don Spring trees View St Machar’s Cathedral Kirk spires Kettocks Mill Bridge Riverbank in an area of Aberdeen at Bridge of Don to the north of the city and taken from an old no through road to Kettocks Mill off Balgownie Road upstream of the Old Brig of Balgownie and on the opposite side of the River Don from Seaton Park. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Aberdeen, City, Aberdeenshire, North East, River, Don, Donside, estuary, Donmouth, Balgownie, Brig, Old, single, span, historic, bridge, Cottown, St Machar’s, Cathedral, Kirk, Spires, University, spring, Seaton, park, tree, trees, lined, colourful, colorful, colourful, colours, colors, May, 2018, Nikon, DSLR, D700, FX, camera, digital, beech, carvings, graffiti, upstream, downstream, blue, sky, sunny
Peterculter Statue bnm3471jhp 
 Culter Aberdeen City Rob Roy Statue June trees Scottish legend North Deeside Road Aberdeenshire Scotland located just by A93 North Deeside Road Peterculter within the boundaries of the City of Aberdeen. The track of the old Deeside Railway line from Aberdeen to Ballater, cut in the Beeching days, but is now part of the Deeside Way a public walk way which is nearly complete from the City to Ballater. The famous statue of Rob Roy who is supposed to have leapt the Culter Burn from its rocky gorge cliffs to escape his enemies is a well know landmark as one arrives in Peterculter and the boundary of Aberdeen City from Deeside. The floral displays nearby are part of the extensive colourful displays that have won the City many Best of Britain Awards. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Deeside, North, Road, Way, Peterculter, Culter, Milltimber, Millside, Street, Den, burn, bridge, statue, man, Rob, Roy, kilted, leapt, gorge, landscape, upright, roadside, flower, displays, display, trees, white, blossom, summer, sunshine, green, grass, railway, line, walk, summer, June, 2016, Nikon, D700, digital, camera, photograph, DSLR.
Peterculter Statue bnm3469jhp 
 Peterculter Aberdeen Rob Roy Statue bridge summer North Deeside Road Aberdeenshire Scotland located just by A93 North Deeside Road Peterculter within the boundaries of the City of Aberdeen. The track of the old Deeside Railway line from Aberdeen to Ballater, cut in the Beeching days, but is now part of the Deeside Way a public walk way which is nearly complete from the City to Ballater. The famous statue of Rob Roy who is supposed to have leapt the Culter Burn from its rocky gorge cliffs to escape his enemies is a well know landmark as one arrives in Peterculter and the boundary of Aberdeen City from Deeside. The floral displays nearby are part of the extensive colourful displays that have won the City many Best of Britain Awards. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Deeside, North, Road, Way, Peterculter, Culter, Milltimber, Millside, Street, Den, burn, bridge, statue, man, Rob, Roy, kilted, leapt, gorge, landscape, roadside, flower, displays, display, trees, white, blossom, summer, sunshine, green, grass, railway, line, walk, summer, June, 2016, Nikon, D700, digital, camera, photograph, DSLR.
Peterculter Statue bnm3468jhp 
 Culter Aberdeen Boundary Rob Roy Statue summer trees blossom Scotland North Deeside Road Aberdeenshire Scotland located just by A93 North Deeside Road Peterculter within the boundaries of the City of Aberdeen. The track of the old Deeside Railway line from Aberdeen to Ballater, cut in the Beeching days, but is now part of the Deeside Way a public walk way which is nearly complete from the City to Ballater. The famous statue of Rob Roy who is supposed to have leapt the Culter Burn from its rocky gorge cliffs to escape his enemies is a well know landmark as one arrives in Peterculter and the boundary of Aberdeen City from Deeside. The floral displays nearby are part of the extensive colourful displays that have won the City many Best of Britain Awards. 
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Aberdeen Hazelhead bnm3451jhp 
 Hazlehead Park Piper Alpha parterres lines June Scotland Aberdeen City memorial flower displays photographed in the western corner of this large public area on the western edge of the City of Aberdeen, near a sculpture park and symbolic granite stone circle and it is one of the most colourful annual events which can some years be an overwhelming mass of vibrant colour as these photographs show. The park is the location of the Piper Alpha Memorial set in an extensive rose garden, part of which is dedicated to Her Majesty, The Queen Mother. 
 Keywords: Aberdeen, City, Scotland, Scottish, Aberdeenshire, North East, landscape, upright, visitors, parks, Hazlehead, azaleas, rhododendrons, Britain in Bloom, Piper, Alpha, Memorial, oil, industry, deaths, flowers, seat, rest, roses, pink, red, yellow, green, summer, vibrant, riot, mass, overwhelming, colorful, colourful, colours, colors, trees, green, shrubs, grass, walks, paved, path, borders, sculptures, stones, standing, circle, June, 2016, digital, photograph, DSLR, Nikon, D700
Peterculter Flowers zxc4325jhp 
 Peterculter Culter Aberdeen City Malcom Road westwards bridge summer North Deeside Road Aberdeenshire Scotland located just off A93 North Deeside Road on Malcolm Road in Peterculter within the boundaries of the City of Aberdeen. The track of the old Deeside Railway line from Aberdeen to Ballater, cut in the Beeching days, but is now part of the Deeside Way a public walk way which is nearly complete from the City to Ballater. Below this viewpoint heading west over a bridge is the famous statue of Rob Roy who is supposed to have leapt the Culter Burn from its rocky gorge cliffs. The floral displays are part of the extensive colourful displays that have won the City another Best of Britain Award in 2014. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Deeside, North, Road, Way, Peterculter, Culter, Milltimber, Millside, Street, Den, landscape, upright, roadside, flower, displays, display, Malcolm, trees, summer, sunshine, green, grass, yellow, railway, line, walk, summer, August, 2014, Nikon, D700, digital, DSLR
Peterculter Flowers zxc4322jhp 
 Peterculter Aberdeen floral flower displays North Deeside Road Scotland photograph located just off A93 North Deeside Road on Malcolm Road in Peterculter within the boundaries of the City of Aberdeen. The track of the old Deeside Railway line from Aberdeen to Ballater, cut in the Beeching days, but is now part of the Deeside Way a public walk way which is nearly complete from the City to Ballater. Below this viewpoint heading west over a bridge is the famous statue of Rob Roy who is supposed to have leapt the Culter Burn from its rocky gorge cliffs. The floral displays are part of the extensive colourful displays that have won the City another Best of Britain Award in 2014. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Deeside, North, Road, Way, Peterculter, Culter, Milltimber, Mill, Street, Den, landscape, roadside, flower, displays, display, Malcolm, trees, summer, sunshine, green, grass, yellow, railway, line, walk, summer, August, 2014, Nikon, D700, digital, DSLR
Peterculter Flowers zxc4324jhp 
 Peterculter floral displays summer North Deeside Road Aberdeenshire Scotland flowers located just off A93 North Deeside Road on Malcolm Road in Peterculter within the boundaries of the City of Aberdeen. The track of the old Deeside Railway line from Aberdeen to Ballater, cut in the Beeching days, but is now part of the Deeside Way a public walk way which is nearly complete from the City to Ballater. Below this viewpoint heading west over a bridge is the famous statue of Rob Roy who is supposed to have leapt the Culter Burn from its rocky gorge cliffs. The floral displays are part of the extensive colourful displays that have won the City another Best of Britain Award in 2014. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Deeside, North, Road, Way, Peterculter, Culter, Milltimber, Mill, Street, Den, landscape, roadside, flower, displays, display, Malcolm, trees, summer, sunshine, green, grass, yellow, railway, line, walk, summer, August, 2014, Nikon, D700, digital, DSLR
Peterculter Flowers zxc4323jhp 
 Peterculter Culter displays summer North Deeside Road Aberdeenshire Scottish bridge located just off A93 North Deeside Road on Malcolm Road in Peterculter within the boundaries of the City of Aberdeen. The track of the old Deeside Railway line from Aberdeen to Ballater, cut in the Beeching days, but is now part of the Deeside Way a public walk way which is nearly complete from the City to Ballater. Below this viewpoint heading west over a bridge is the famous statue of Rob Roy who is supposed to have leapt the Culter Burn from its rocky gorge cliffs. The floral displays are part of the extensive colourful displays that have won the City another Best of Britain Award in 2014. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Deeside, North, Road, Way, Peterculter, Culter, Milltimber, Mill, Street, Den, landscape, roadside, flower, displays, display, Malcolm, trees, summer, sunshine, green, grass, yellow, railway, line, walk, summer, August, 2014, Nikon, D700, digital, DSLR