Challenge: Ancient (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens: Tokina AF 12-24mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro DX
Location: Monument Hill, Pretoria, South Africa
Date: Oct 19, 2013
Galleries: Architecture, High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Date Uploaded: Oct 22, 2013
|The Voortrekker Monument, Monument Hill, Pretoria, South Africa.
This massive granite structure is prominently located on a commanding hilltop, and was raised to commemorate (in honorem) the Voortrekkers who left the Cape Colony between 1835 (MDCCCXXXV) and 1854. It was mooted on the Day of The Covenant/Vow (Blood River Day) 16/12/1888 and building began in 1937, 2 years before the outbreak of WWII, it was completed in 1949. The architect was Gerard Moerdijk.
Post Roll-Over: I cannot understand the 1's, 2's, 3's and 4's. The image is not a shoehorn, it is HDR'd (as are Blue, Red and Yellow in this challenge) and it is an ancient building with ancient connections and connotations. Perhaps classic Latin was a mistake for armchair historians too lazy to Google? Perhaps the slight halo around the building? (Can't be that because the camel in third place is halo'd around the legs.) Oversharpened? Last sky entry I got nailed for a lack of drama or clouds...this time? Low voters haven't got the Kahunas to crawl out from under their rocks methinks.
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