Petra, Jordan: Faces and Places

Color Me Petra: Such beautiful rock patterns and colors are ubiquitous in Petra. The trick is to find eye-catching compositions. Pentax K-5, Pentax smc DA 15mm f/4ED AL Limited

Please click on the images to see larger versions. Cindy and I just returned from an awesome trip to the middle east where we visited Amman, Petra, and Jerusalem.  This is the first of three blogs.  I’m going to post images from Petra first, as it was definitely the highlight of the trip.  This was the trip of a life time for me.  The Jordanian people were some of the friendliest and most helpful I’ve ever met.  The food was delicious, and the scenery was breath-taking.  I traveled very light, armed with the Pentax K-5 camera body and three small prime lenses (DA 15, 40, and 70).  This gear allowed me to hike all day without being overly burdened by extra weight.  The small lenses were also less intimidating when photographing people.  I hope you enjoy these sample images of Petra.  If you want to see all of them, please click HERE.  Stay tuned for shots from Amman and Jerusalem!

Wisdom Beyond His Years: Pentax K-5, Pentax smc DA 70mm f/2.8 Limited

Room with a View: Pentax smc DA 15mm f/4 ED AL Limited

Bedouin Stare: Pentax K-5, Pentax smc DA 40mm f/2.8 Limited

A Place of Worship: Pentax K-5, Pentax smc DA 15mm f/4 ED AL Limited

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

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

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

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

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

Inside Looking Out: Pentax K-5, Pentax smc DA 15mm f/4 ED AL Limited

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

7 Comments
  • Ann
    March 28, 2011

    Beautiful shots, Mahesh! I recognize some of the children from our trip there last November. It is a friendly and stunning country!

  • Conrad
    March 28, 2011

    Amazing work! You’re ready for NatGeo!

  • Sally Allison
    March 28, 2011

    Conrad’s comment about Nat’l Geo is accurate! I have a friend whose son got on with them, and he is extremely happy! You should pursue this!

  • Aaron
    March 28, 2011

    Very nice landscapes but superb portraits!

  • Kalpana
    March 28, 2011

    Awesome!!!!!!!!!!

  • Barb Michieli
    March 29, 2011

    The rock formations are truly amazing and the “Little Princess” is absolutely adorable! What a wonderful way to capture the land and its people.

  • Bev
    March 31, 2011

    Why are you doing radiology when you are such an artist? Beautiful photos and composition. I also recognize the kid in the sweatshirt. Entrepreneur is right.

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