July Photo Competition

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July Photo Competition

Post by Horus » Sun Jul 26, 2009 8:28 pm

Grandad reminded me that I had not done a picture topic since May :roll:
So if all you Lads & Lassies are still interested, here is one for July although there is not a lot of the month remaining.

We had some good pictures for May and we had quite a discussion on the scrape marks on the temple walls and pillars.

I decided that because he never wins on the blue side :lol: and as he did submit us a very nice panoramic picture of Luxor temple taken at night from the West bank, that Stan's picture is the winner :)

This months picture is of Edfu temple which I am sure that many of you have visited. It is younger than most of the others and as such it is very well preserved. I am sure that you will all have some good pictures and observations to make regarding the temple itself which has some interesting features. The second picture is a modern one of mine showing the same temple but from the opposite direction.

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Post by Grandad » Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:01 pm

I second your decision for May, Horus. I spent 2 weeks in April in an apartment in Ramla and the night view across the river was stunning. :)

SO, well done Stan and keep joining in the picture threads, there is more serious photo stuff over here. :)

Over ten years since I went to Edfu, I well remember that long perimeter wall but little else.....must get into the album and see what I can find. :)

PS. Like your alternative angle H. :)

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Post by BBLUX » Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:09 pm

It is a good few years since we have been to Edfu as well. Must get back this winter. Here is one of my images of Horus himself

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Post by Horus » Mon Jul 27, 2009 11:40 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: Now what is the plural of a Horus? a bit like the old Mongoose question :)
Anyway here is another Horii :lol: This is the one without the little man in front who always gets his head patted by the person posing for the picture, hence the dirt marks in Barry's photo :lol:

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Post by redsaffy » Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:05 am

Here are a few for you :D


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Think the last one is Edfu as I can not remember now!!!! :? :oops:

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Post by redsaffy » Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:06 am

Oh no what's happened!! I down scaled them for here and now they have the LU4 scarab right over them!!!!! :cry:

oh well :oops:

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Post by Horus » Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:42 am

Hi Redsaffy :D just had a quick peek at the photos in your album and they are a bit small, try resizing the originals again, but at about four times bigger than what you did before :)
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Post by Karenh » Tue Jul 28, 2009 3:35 pm

These photos are great. Edfu is my hubbies favourite temple and we have quite a few photos, but I still am struggling uploading them I have now downloaded picaso but have as yet not had time to try using it ~ IOnce I do I will be able to put some on the forums.
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Post by Horus » Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:00 pm

If you have Picasa installed then it is quite easy to do :) Any problems just PM me for some help.
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Post by Karenh » Wed Jul 29, 2009 2:44 pm

Thanks Horus will do but its just finding the time just now as so busy at work JUST NOW. Will maybe try to have a look this weekend I get a day off!
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Post by Grandad » Wed Jul 29, 2009 3:15 pm

Have only been to Edfu once and that was in 1996 on our Nile Cruise introduction to Egypt.....have been back at least 20 times since.

I only have a few pictures around the temple and these I have had to scan from the original roll-film negatives.

Can't remember exactly where this little corner is but it must have caught my eye.

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BTW, any reason why Edfu Temple is on the west bank when most are on the east??? Could it be that over the centuries the course of the river changed.?
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Post by Horus » Wed Jul 29, 2009 4:13 pm

That is one of the explanations put forward Grandad :) that the river redirected sometime shortly after the temple was started.
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Post by Horus » Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:37 pm

I am sure that your location of Edfu is correct for the picture Grandad as the column capitals are quite distinctive, but I have been racking my brain to think where it was actually taken. It appears to be attached to the outer temple wall but I cannot think of anywhere where another building actually does that and as far as I recall the inner portico is complete all the way around. There is another building that stands away from the main pylon as you enter the temple area and it does have similar columns to your picture but I am sure it does not attach to anything. I have gone through quite a few of my own pictures of Edfu and cannot come up with a similar shot to your own, needless to say that much as we all hope we have done so, it is unlikely that we have photographed every building, wall and column in the place :lol:
So hopefully someone will have a similar picture and tell us exactly whereabouts it was taken. :)

I had originally thought it was taken here: (sorry this is a scan from an old photo)

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Post by Horus » Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:48 pm

This photograph taken at Edfu shows very well a trick that the builders used to give added perspective when you entered the temple. They did this by sloping the floor upwards and narrowing the doorways, thus leading your eye in towards the inner sanctum that housed the god.

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Post by Goddess » Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:20 pm

I'm glad you brought up another competition Horus - I love looking at all the pictures!

Can someone give redsaffy a hand and rescue her pictures from under that scarab - I for one would like a proper peep at them, especially the Horus at night one!

Which reminds me, I was poking about on the sound and light website a bit back, and noticed in the news section that they are planning on introducing a new show at Edfu! (And one at Port Said for some odd reason!)

http://www.soundandlight.com.eg/Default ... 15&Page=48

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Post by Grandad » Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:29 pm

Redsaffy, wherever you are resizing your pictures is reducing them to about thumbnail size, roughly 100 or so pixels.
Try resizing to 800 pixels which is the largest that the album will accept.
We want to see your pictures :) and if I or anyone else can help, please PM and we will do what we can. :)
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Post by FABlux » Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:43 pm

I wonder the Edfu one when will open, will make it an overnight trip I guess?

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Post by Horus » Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:21 am

Goddess wrote:
Can someone give redsaffy a hand and rescue her pictures from under that scarab - I for one would like a proper peep at them, especially the Horus at night one!
I did have a look at them early last week :) but as grandad has pointed out the pictures are too small to do anything with. She is welcome to contact myself or Grandad if she needs a little help :) don't worry we don't bite :lol: :D
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Post by Goddess » Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:14 pm

FABlux wrote:I wonder the Edfu one when will open, will make it an overnight trip I guess?
Glad to see you're starting to speak true Egyptian Fabby! :mrgreen:

Guess it'll be for the benefit of all the cruise boats. They do have a bit of a captive audience there and not much to do at night.

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Post by crazycat » Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:04 pm

here are some of mine taken between 2004 and this year

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first court


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solar barque in the sanctuary


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map of the temple


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priests cutting the Seth hippo cake at the end of the festival celebrating Horus' triumph of Seth

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the mamissi and the first pylon
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