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Los Atlantes, Tula

Los Atlantes, Tula

Temperature; +15C Wind; 15.8 m/sec Rain; None


a. Bloody tourists couldn't stop hanging with Atlantes
b. Wind had blown off my hat twice, so, climbed pyramid 3 times for no obvious, to public, reason
c. Some small kid bumped up his head on the run in between my legs
d. Chilling wind has frozen my fingers to extend that I couldn't manipulate camera controls
e. Vera required ongoing supervision while kicking too close to the edges of the pyramid
f. And it was really "F"... Had to wait 2-8 min for each shot because of public

Tula is located 84 km from mexico City, in the state of Hidalgo Mexico. The city of Tula was founded sometime around 1000- A. D. and was the probable capital of the Toltec Civilization.

The City was the largest in Central Mexico in the 9th and 10th centuries, covering an area of some 12km. While it might have been the largest city in Mesoamerica at the same time, some Mayan sites in the Yucatan Peninsula may have rivaled its population during this period.

The site is famous for the four stone warriors called “Los Atlantes”. El Palacio Quemado (the burned palace),which has several columns and where you can admire the Chac-mool, a statue characteristic to his period. Distinctive Toltec features here include terraced pyramids, colonnaded buildings, and relief sculptures.

Nikon D300
1/800s f/9.0 at 16.0mm iso200 full exif

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Jean Chiasson17-Mar-2010 00:13
Beautiful image and point of view vote
Ohad.R05-Mar-2010 13:53
great capture, perfect exposure!
Eldar Kadymov17-Jan-2010 22:21
No, she was descendant of those Altantes ,trying to get some conversation made with her ancestors over Motorolla cell phone. Didn't succeed after 20 min tries...
Ann Cleeves17-Jan-2010 17:43
Is that the poor child, concussed by your legs, recovering in a heap on the left behind the warrior?
Marcia Colelli30-Nov-2009 22:28
Wonderful perspective and composition. Nice dof V
Tim van Woensel30-Nov-2009 14:43
Lovely. The addition of people in this shot actually works.
bluewatermonk29-Nov-2009 17:06
Excellent composition! Great depth and color. Oh, the wonders I could do with this photograph...WELL DONE!!!
Sebastian25-Nov-2009 03:41
Top composition.
Eldar Kadymov13-Nov-2009 02:08
You can trust me . amigo, that this is the best Tula shot ever, nevermind we explored the area which was never exposed to normal human beings... Phallics just overrun the locality, LOL !
Michael Weinberg13-Nov-2009 01:38
It was only a matter of time, O evil one, before you would concentrate on the plethora of Mexican phallic symbols located on the green and fertile grounds throughout the country. This particular scene, featuring the stone warriors, standing perfectly erect and upright, with additional erect and upright artifacts, are the ultimate in symbolic Mexican Phallic imagery. For all those lucky Mayan maidens, these Mayan warriors had a special strength that would never quit. Michael
Pawel09-Nov-2009 23:33
Perfect exposure, and nicely isolated subject :)