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March 7, 2011
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Mar 5, 2011, 8:20:27 AM
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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) 
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.
artiethief Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
Handheld, wauw, makes it even more great!:) (Smile) 
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) 
lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013   Photographer
Your photograph has been featured in my journal: [link]
bRasto Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
I love this work. Just looking at it makes me feel as if I was almost there.
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
dx Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
great capture! I'll be heading there in a month
Xerces Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
That looks such a cool place! beautiful detail and lovely colours
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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