A belly dancer
another belly dancer
Gladys at Petra... just a little fill flash
Moon was almost full on our last night
The first thing you see at Petra
Petra... Bud style ;)
The obelisk temple at Petra
There are carved alcoves all over the rock face
Not much left of this... it should be a caravan... you can just make out the lead camel herder's feet and then teh camels
These stairs seem to go nowhere... presumably they used to
the first hint of the best preserved temple, through the crack of the sik
and it opens out into this view
There is a Royal Jordanian Guard at this site
for something that's 2000 years old, some of it is extremely well preserved
more temples carved from teh rock
The higher up the rock face your temple, home or tomb... the higher up the pecking order you were
People actually lived in these until just a couple of generations ago!
The Roman amphitheatre
If only we had more time to explore these temples and tombs further
Even the rock is interesting
Sunset from above the clouds. You can just make out the leading edge of the wing.
40mm, f4 1/30s ISO 100
Sunrise over the Gulf of Aquba. That's not clouds it's coming over, but the mountains in Saudi Arabia.
40mm, f8 1/80s ISO 100
A very nice beach for sunbathing on.
307mm, f8 1/500s ISO 100 handheld
One of the hotel restaurants
249mm, f7.1 1/500s ISO 100 handheld
The mountains come right to the shores of the Gulf, just behind the hotel.
170mm, f5 1/200s ISO 100 tripod
Trying out the new lens. This olive branch still had some of last year's withered fruits, and was about 100 feet away.
500mm, f8 1/400s ISO 100 tripod
This sparrow was picking at the flowers on this bush.
500mm, f8 1/250s ISO 100 tripod
A Bedouin tries to sell to the tourists. We did buy a couple of trinkets.
60mm, f8 1/80s ISO 100
The whole Sinai desert is rocky mountains like this at St Catherine's Monastery
17mm, f8 1/125s ISO 100
St Catherine's is sited on a natural spring (the famous Moses' Well) which they use to irrigate the gardens.
17mm, f13 1/100s ISO 100
The chapel at St Catherine's, and that's the Burning Bush on the extreme left
17mm, f8 1/100s ISO 100
The bell tower on the Christian chapel
170mm, f7.1 1/200s ISO 100 handheld
St Catherine's monastery... Tampa Dan style ;)
170mm, f5.6 1/200s ISO 100 handheld
The whole monastery nestles in some pretty rocky scenery
17mm, f7.1 1/50s ISO 100
The gardens provide much of the food for the monastery... olives and other fruit and vegetables
17mm, f7.1 1/50s ISO 100
23mm, f5 1/250s ISO 100
Some more camels
17mm, f5 1/250s ISO 100