Egyptian Islamic Chandelier – Stuck in Customs

Egyptian Islamic Chandelier

Tip for Egypt

This is a pretty good tip for most places, but it’s a good idea to get a private guide. I don’t like the “big tours” where you’re on a bus with a bunch of other people. You can get a fairly reasonable rate for a private tour for just you, your family, or your friends. On the plus side, you usually get to hear a lot more history and get into smaller places where the big tours are not allowed. TripAdvisor is a good place to find private tour guides… that’s how I got into this place below in Cairo!

Daily Photo – Egyptian Islamic Chandelier

Here’s one of my new favorite tricks inside mosques or catherdrals or museums or anything with a cool ceiling. It’s a bit of a ropey trick and it only works half the time. You’ll have to make sure it’s not too crowded… Anyway, set the camera flat on the ground with a wide-angle lens. Set up for a 2-second timer, click it, then run away! You gotta get pretty far to get outside the frame… It’s hard to line up too, so sometimes I’m a few degrees off the orthogonal, so you’ll have to rotate later on in post-processing.

Egyptian Islamic Chandelier

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-02-03 16:39:31
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/4
  • Aperture5
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length12.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-0.7