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The City of Dawn- Tulum by tourofnature The City of Dawn- Tulum by tourofnature
The ancient Mayan City of Tulum stands steadfast against the warm Caribbean breezes.

Located on the East Coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, this city flourished during the Pre-Columbian era where it served as a major port for the Mayan people of the Yucatan. One of the primary exports was the beautiful black stone obsidian. After centuries of being an important city of the Mayans, it would eventually fall to the invading Spanish settlers. Now, the ruins leave an amazing view into a fascinating and mysterious culture.

Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico.

Canon 5D. 17-40 L. CPL. 3HS GND.

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This is a beautiful photo, and the colors really stand out. The contrast from the turquoise sea against the green and gray cliffs is really what makes this picture pop.

This is just me, but I always get bothered by the little strip of land that seems to appear at the bottom of a lot of photographers pictures. To me, you have this beautiful scape, then there is a little patch of something in the foreground that takes away from the overall beauty of the main subject. It would be sort of like looking out a window, but there is a 2x4 right at the bottom of the frame, blocking out part of the view.

Some people use this as a way of showing how far away, or how high up they are in relation to the subject. Which would make sense, but why would you need to justify your vantage point?

This is nonetheless a amazing picture. You gallery is packed full of talent, and there is nothing to say that you don't have a gift. Great job Wayson.
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artiethief Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
Dit is de mooiste foto die ik al ooit zag van Tulum. Ik ben er zelf twee keer geweest en het goot bakken regen twee maal. :) (Smile) 
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! They didn't allow me to take in my tripod so this was handheld trying to use a GND. I was glad I got a few sharp images. It look great printed too.
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artiethief Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
Handheld, wauw, makes it even more great!:) (Smile) 
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artiethief Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
This is the nicest picture I ever saw from Tulum. I was there myself twice, and the rain was gushing. :) (Smile) 
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013   Photographer
Your photograph has been featured in my journal: [link]
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bRasto Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
I love this work. Just looking at it makes me feel as if I was almost there.
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SalemCat Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I have featured this beautiful Waterscape photo in my Latest journal, "The Best of 2011" [link] :D
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dx Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
great capture! I'll be heading there in a month
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Xerces Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
That looks such a cool place! beautiful detail and lovely colours
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Robert-PJ Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Professional Photographer
the place where Rodriguez movie "Planet terror" ends .. great photograph :clap: :sun:
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scribblyscribble Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome photo! I was in the Yucatan last year and it was incredible!
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, amazing place for sure!
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Anonymonkey Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Such a beautiful picture of awesome old ruins! :D love it!
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LaurenKitsune Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I've been right there on that sand! It's amazing, and I want to go back!
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Ericseye Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
great visual perspective
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Lothrian Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, I love this - its like something out of a fantasy novel come to life. Stunning picture :)
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da-phil Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
this wonderful works has been featured in my recent journal entry :highfive:
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StringOfLights Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful. I love Tulum!
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I love Tulum too, thank you!
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GoldenPhoenix12 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
Ooooo, pretty. Wouldn't mind being there right now.
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00Steph Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
Amazing picture. The colors are so beautiful. µI wish I could visit Tulum.
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Ivan-el-Terrible Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
Very interesting, good job :)
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ridvanakin Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
super,,
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Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
this is awesome man. I got to see a few different mayan ruins last time in was in Quintana Roo.. I went to Chichen-Itza and Coba, but never made it to Tulum. unfortunately that was like 10 years ago and I wasnt taking photos then. this is beautiful though. and no ones on the beach either!
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
We made a day trip to Chichen-Itza, the ruins were stunning but it was hot and there were hoards of loud tourists bumbling around. Tulum was my favorite but that was probably because we got there before anyone else and had the whole place to ourselves for the first hour or so. Its nice to get out of the rockies and onto some beaches from time to time. Thanks man.
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Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
yeah I've heard that about Chichen-Itza.... We spoiled ourselves and flew in early morning, before all the tour buses could make it from the coast, so we had the place pretty much to ourselves
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Frozen-song Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
That is a gorgeous view!
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chambersweetie54 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
soooo beautiful<3.
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1001G Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
wasnt that just an amazing place. Our tour guide guided us to long so we didnt have time to explore the place ourselves for very long. Id like to go back. great shot
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Tulum is amzazing, I talked my fellow travelers into getting up at 5am to beat the crowds there, we were waiting to get in when it opened, we were the only ones there for about 45 minutes so we really had some time appreciate it. I want to go back too.
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1001G Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
oh thats the best way to go but we took a tour bus so we got herded!!!!!!!!!!! ugh
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Pershiho Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It was amazing. But the mobs of iguanas was kinda scary. Did you get swarmed by them too?
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1001G Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
I didnt see one...:) Im sorry I missed that. We went in december , maybe thats y
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Pershiho Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Could be. Either way, still a beautiful place :3
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1001G Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
oh for sure!
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
a beautiful image Wayson
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Cheers Dave! :D
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
=D
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Ghost-Shard Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
Very nice! I've been to Tulum, and it really is an wonderful and aincient place! Also, that water looks incredible! Good job!
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Tulum is awesome, one of the most picturesque places I've ever seen. If you beat the crowds you can really go back in time.
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Ghost-Shard Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
Very true! :)
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kokinomala Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
great shot!:clap:
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narmansk8 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
I love photos of ruins. This one is awesome with the shore. Nicely done!
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :D
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Rajneet Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful! :aww:
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
Awesome. I always enjoy images of ancient places. This looks like a really neat place to visit as well as relax.
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing place, relaxing until the busloads of tourists start arriving. :D
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
Yeah I would have figured that much. It's somewhat unfortunate, but at the same time it's nice they allow people to see these historic places. I just know it can get extremely packed.
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011   General Artist
fantastic location and nicely captured :)
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SashaKpp Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
It's beautiful....But something is missing there for me and I don't know what......when I find what it is I will tell you........but this is great!!!!!
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