Amman: The City of Seven Hills

Full Moon Over Amman, Jordan: Pentax K-5, Pentax smc DA 70mm f/2.4 Limited

Please click on the images to see larger versions. This is the third and last of the blogs about my recent middle east trip.  In Amman, Cindy and I spent most of our time exploring the market place, trying new food and photographing the locals.  We also spent an evening at the Citadel, home to the Temple of Hercules.  We were fortunate enough to be there for the full moon rising above the city just as the sun went down (opening image). What a magnificent sight that was!  I hope you enjoy these photographs.  To see the complete set, please click HERE.

Thank You for Smoking: Pentax K-5, Pentax smc DA 70mm f/2.8 Limited

One Eyed Wonder: Pentax K-5, Pentax smc DA 70mm f/2.4 Limited

The Citadel: Pentax K-5, Pentax smc DA 15mm f/4 ED AL Limited

Portrait of an Artist as a Young Woman: Pentax K-5, Pentax smc DA 15mm f/4 ED AL Limited

The Thinker: Pentax K-5, Pentax smc DA 70mm f/2.4 Limited

Tools of the Trade: Pentax K-5, Pentax smc DA 70mm f/2.4 Limited

Stepping Stones: Pentax K-5, Pentax smc DA 15mm f/4 ED AL Limited

The Local Wildlife: Pentax K-5, Pentax smc DA 15mm f/4 ED AL Limited

Watchman: Pentax K-5, Pentax smc DA 70mm f/2.4 Limited

Hairlip: Pentax K-5, Pentax smc DA 70mm f/2.4 Limited

Taxi Driver: Pentax K-5, Pentax smc DA 15mm f/4 ED AL Limited

Roman Candles: Pentax K-5, Pentax smc DA 40mm f/2.8 Limited

Temple of Hercules: Pentax K-5, Pentax smc DA 15mm f/4 Limited

8 Comments
  • Rachael
    March 31, 2011

    You’ve got to be kidding me. These photos grabbed me so completely i had to put everything down to get closer! Thanks for sharing these. It totally brightens my week!

  • Chris Budech
    March 31, 2011

    What a fantastic journey, thanks for the exceptional photo tour.

  • Kalpana
    March 31, 2011

    Awesome Pics Mahesh!!!! I think you can just give up radiology and focus on photography ;-)

  • Conrad
    March 31, 2011

    Wow…..

  • Ann
    March 31, 2011

    Love them all, esp. Roman Candles.

  • Al
    April 4, 2011

    Very nice, very nice indeed. I recently found out that I will be living in Amman for three years, starting next year.These images only serve to make my wait a long one.

    I’m curious, did you use model releases for any of the people pics?

  • Mahesh
    April 4, 2011

    Thanks, everyone! Al, I just sent you an email about your question re: model releases.

  • JoAnn
    April 6, 2011

    Wow! Mahesh! Thank you!

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