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In honorem Voortrekker de MDCCCXXXV
In honorem Voortrekker de MDCCCXXXV

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
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
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500s
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.

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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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Place: 53 out of 108
Avg (all users): 5.4565
Avg (commenters): 6.6000
Avg (participants): 5.0682
Avg (non-participants): 5.8125
Views since voting: 564
Views during voting: 162
Votes: 92
Comments: 7
Favorites: 1 (view)

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10/30/2013 02:53:39 AM
Ek verstaan nie die score nie maar miskien het die plek nie soveel waarde vir die ander DPCers nie. Ek dink dit is fantasties. Verskriklike mooi foto.
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10/30/2013 01:43:59 AM
Beautiful clouds, Harvey. I do like the colour-jumps from the statue to the building to the sky. Very dramatic.

The viewing angle also adds to the drama. 7.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/29/2013 05:59:24 PM
Nice view of this South African monument, but perhaps not as old as the title suggest (MCMXXXVII ?)
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10/28/2013 09:36:42 PM
I like the contrast between the rich blue sky and redish-brown stone of the structure. The framing and perspective is nicely done.
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10/28/2013 09:46:55 AM
Wonderful sky - I'm not entirely sold on the crop.
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10/27/2013 08:40:30 AM
Ag hoe mooi! Kry skoon hoendervleis!!
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10/23/2013 12:44:22 PM
Fabby Dabby in the sky department.
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