Haha , hear this: I typed in "Luxor" in the search engine to search for luxor photographs (I'm going there in 3 months), and I thought "heeeeeeeey did `foureyes went there" - haha what a pity you didn't, otherwise there would have been some beautiful photographs to study .
I just spent forever trying to figure out how that palm made a shadow at that angle...and then I finally figured out that the shadow is that of an un-photographed tree. Great shot! I looooove the contrast!!
I like the composition of this shot. Taking the picture from behind the sphinx to capture the shadows falling on it adds another dimension to the photo most propably do not realise. The shadows falling on the sphinx fall on what takes on the appearance of golden sand dunes in the desert....a lone shadow of a palm tree falls on the desert dunes.