Photos shown at my local photography club on April 14th 2010 (these photos are © Peter van den Hamer).
ISO 100, 70 mm, f/14, 1/800 s
Power cables spanning the Nile. The picture was taken in the late afternoon.
This is a rendering of the original raw file after only dust removal (f/14), exposure correction of +1 stop and setting the color temperature to 5500 Kelvin.
ISO 200, 200 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 s
Riverscape of Kom Ombo, Egypt. The famous Double Temple of Kom Ombo is visible on the right. It attracts the cruise boots that bring the tourists. There are about 15 of them in the picture (of the entire Nile fleet of about 200 such boats). The smoke stacks are from a factory that processes the sugar cane that is grown along the banks of the Nile.
ISO 100, 189 mm, f/4.5, 1/250 s
A quiet village along the Nile.
A 100% crop of the same image.
ISO 200, 105 mm, f/7.1, 1/320 s
Parked buses that brought tourists from Aswan to the temple of Ramses II in Abu Simbel. The three hour drive through the desert is done in convoy for security reasons. The drive starts before dawn to avoid the midday heat – so the photo was taken 7:30 in the morning.