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Of ancient ruins and eternity

“When Moses was alive, the pyramids were a thousand years old . . . Here people learned to measure time by a calendar, to plot the stars by astronomy . . .  Here they developed that most awesome of all ideas – the idea of eternity.” ~ Walter Cronkite

Currently, I am finishing an article on ten things I discovered about the Great Pyramids of Egypt, which totally altered my adolescent information storage.  These ancient ruins have been in my bucket list since forever,  and the fact that I was able to shoot them up close made me realize a lot of things, including brushing up on my knowledge on the ancient civilization.

It sucks to be sorting through overwhelming files of imagery, and getting that nagging feeling of failure to deliver the visual concept you are aiming for, due to several factors which I will relate soon as I get to finally breathe (translation: view all photos).  Just like the pyramids, it might take an eternity to organize them.

Pyramids of Giza, Egypt © Jojie Alcantara

Pyramids of Giza, Egypt © Jojie Alcantara

One factor would be time constraint.  I was mostly shooting from inside a moving vehicle.  In moments we got out of the tour bus, Egyptian peddlers instantly barraged tourists, and would not leave me alone in attempts of selling papyrus, wallets, keychains, and ref magnets — all of which I foolishly succumbed to, except for a ride on their camel’s back.  After all, this was Egypt, and I may never pass this way again. 🙂

Egyptian peddlers in souvenirs stalls in Giza © Jojie Alcantara

Egyptian peddlers in souvenirs stalls in Giza © Jojie Alcantara

So this is me trying to get a lone and uncrowded shot with the pyramids to no avail. Apart from peddlers, camels are the next best photo bombers. 🙂

This shot of me above was taken by my travel roommate, a sweet young Filipina I first met in the airport.  For copyright security, though, my watermarks have to be made.

(All my photos are taken with mirrorless Fujifilm cameras, unless otherwise stated)


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