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Wadi Matra, Sinai


Wadi Matra, Sinai
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Copyright: Dietrich Meyer (meyerd) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 580 W: 64 N: 2214] (7443)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-04-14
Categories: Desert
Camera: Sony DSC RX10-II, Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-05-28 3:00
Viewed: 250
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Nature in Egypt:
From Nuwaiba in Southern Sinai to the Eastern orthodox monastery of Saint Catherine (دير سانت كاترين ) the road passes through Wadi Matra. The sandstone walls are heavily eroded. As a non-geologist I wondered: where did all that red-colouring iron come from? Maybe nearby volcanic eruptions contributed iron. The ions or even the Iron oxides might be transported by water as the coloured strains suggest.

For the wadi plain in front I suspect that millenium- long grazing by goats and sheep might have turned the original steppe to a desert-steppe.

The picture lacks a proper foreground or a perspective line, sorry for that

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Glory of the nature is always in your images indeed great details and warm warm colours send us more glory of your gallery well done DIETRICH MEYER

WAUWH Dietrich this is a special place of strange rocks
i like the beautiful colour of this mountain
gr lou

Ciao Dietrich, fascinating landscape with beautiful rocks formations, wonderful natural colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6087 W: 89 N: 15194] (63627)
  • [2018-05-28 15:39]

Hi Dietrich,magnificent capture of the curious formation on the road from Nuweiba to the monastery,i remember well this place too,your last pics are great memories not just for you..eheh...well done! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 318 W: 12 N: 83] (8410)
  • [2018-05-29 0:00]

Great rocky fungus and the vertical crack make it more charming but the world never been and seen this place, it worth visiting.

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