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An old shot Revisited, this is a hallway in the Crusader Built Castle of Karak, In Jordan

I edited it a bit with photoshop and Uploaded it again!
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:icondarthindy:
DarthIndy Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great perspective and depth!
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:iconmgsblade:
Mgsblade Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013   Photographer
Thank you very much! :)
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poraschaudhary Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2008  Professional Photographer
A perfect catch… :)
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:iconmgsblade:
Mgsblade Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2008   Photographer
thank you very much!
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poraschaudhary Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2008  Professional Photographer
:)
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Junoesque-S Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Gorgeous , im speechless
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:iconmgsblade:
Mgsblade Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008   Photographer
thank you very much!
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:iconvioletice:
violetice Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008
the texture and lighting on the wall is amazing! Excellent job capturing it
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:iconmgsblade:
Mgsblade Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008   Photographer
thanks, funny thing is that no one noticed it in my gallery till i re uploaded it- haha
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:iconkairra:
kairra Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
How amazing - is it low to walk through? It looks like a pretty small walkway? Imagine how long it took to make those tunnels by hand!
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:iconmgsblade:
Mgsblade Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008   Photographer
this fortress was huge, and needs allot of info *will have to get back to it tonight*! it was easy to walk through, no stooping necessary!
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kairra Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah, that's because we're small... it makes for easy exploration :D

Now get on with that description, i am eager for more knowledge :)
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Mgsblade Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008   Photographer
Al karak, is one of the most important historical locations to date, in its vast history, it has been home and fortress to Jewish, Nabataean, crusader, Arab (including the mamluks-the slave kings) and Ottoman empires!

Situated on a hilltop about 1000 meters above sea level and is surrounded on three sides by a valley and a city of 20,000 people, the town is also famous for the Jordanian National dish- Mansaf (yum yum)!

If you have ever watched the historical mockery and insult that is, "the kingdom of heaven" one of the battles that occurs in it is supposed to happen around this castle, but how it is possible because it’s surrounded by hills an valleys
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kairra Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I actually like Kingdom of Heaven, but only because of the music and the scenes where they show the way Jerusalem looked before it got destroyed. I don't think anyone should take movies like that as history lessons, they're hollywood after all and the americans aren't exactly known for wanting other to see the truth in a situation...

I thought the actor who played Saladin had a really cool voice and accent though, i loved listening to his speaches :)

*Goes to research what Mansaf is*
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Mgsblade Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008   Photographer
haha I had read a REALLY good book called "crusades through Arab eyes" around the time I went to see the movie and was comparing it every step of the way!! My God Hollywood has no honour! They might as well had set up the story in Switzerland and that would have been better than what was actually put on the screen! :)
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kairra Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Well what do you xpect, they only care about the money. Look at the ';Passion of the Christ' - what a joke! Totally anti jewish and showed Roman's in totally the wrong light, but hey - it's entertainment...

Almost makes you wish they wouldn't make films about real life events unless they are accurate...

By the way, that book sounds interesting, who was the author? I wouldnt mind having a read of it myself.
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Mgsblade Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008   Photographer
:/ ---> The Crusades Through Arab Eyes by Amin Maalouf
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Mgsblade Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008   Photographer
Its one of the books that got me interested in the crusades and that period of Arab history- it’s very interesting and a very easy read! You should read it!

here is the amazon link--> >[link]=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1205402594&sr=8-1<
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Pepelepewissexier Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
This is a wonderful subject and perspective... I really :heart: the textures here as well... Very well done.. very mysterious...

:heart:
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Mgsblade Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008   Photographer
thank you very much :)
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Pepelepewissexier Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008
You are very welcome...

:heart:
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Shoreham-Boy Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008
Really like this photo - shadows create a great feel to it.
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Mgsblade Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008   Photographer
thanks, and that was the real colour tones of the hallway, i didn't change a thing!
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Shoreham-Boy Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
Fantastic shot!!
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:iconmgsblade:
Mgsblade Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008   Photographer
thanks!
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bluefam Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007
very impressive.
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:iconchrissnyder:
ChrisSnyder Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007   Digital Artist
this is great....i love textures.....:)
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:iconmgsblade:
Mgsblade Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007   Photographer
thank you
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:iconscubaozgirl:
Scubaozgirl Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007
Wow, awesome perspective and location :D
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:iconmgsblade:
Mgsblade Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2007   Photographer
thank you :)
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Scubaozgirl Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2007
A pleasure :)
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marksda1 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2007  Professional General Artist
Nice - the textures are just incredible in there.
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:iconmgsblade:
Mgsblade Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2007   Photographer
thanks
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Megglles Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured here.. [link] :)
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Mgsblade Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2007   Photographer
wohoo thank you very much!
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Megglles Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome.
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agif-aisa Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2007
Fantastic.
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:iconmgsblade:
Mgsblade Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2007   Photographer
thank you :)
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daidone Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007
I love the lights and the composition... really great shot :clap:
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Mgsblade Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007   Photographer
thank you very much!
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daidone Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007
You're welcome :D
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aribasultan Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2007
Beautiful, absoloutely beautiful. I love the capture of colours. Great shot of history :) thanks for sharing
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Mgsblade Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007   Photographer
:) to think those are the actual colours of the hallway!
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:iconaribasultan:
aribasultan Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007
Really??

:clap: lovely!!
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focallength Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2007
Great shot. It really gives you the feel of how cramped it is in there. Nice lighting as well.
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Mgsblade Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2007   Photographer
thanks!
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focallength Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2007
Youre welcome.
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3ddream Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful
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:iconmgsblade:
Mgsblade Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2007   Photographer
thnx
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Digger36 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007
It's nice... I am a bit distracted by the shadows on the left side. Especialy towards the top of the photo. Color tones and composition are nice... Framing is good. Contrast is gorgious. Nice piece of work :D
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Date Taken
Feb 23, 2007, 12:14:39 AM
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