Sabratha Theatre - Sabratha was the western most of the "three cities" of Tripolis. It lies on the Mediterranean coast about 65km west of Tripoli. Sabratha's port was established, perhaps about 500 BC, as a Phoenician trading-post that served as a coastal outlet. In the workshop you could see a closer view to the balcony and the famous fish.
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Paolo (41222) 2007-06-12 6:23
Hi Achim, good capture of this amazing old theatre, with the typicall architecture of the Roman Era and with high quality and excellent POV.
Budapestman (82620) 2007-06-12 6:24
Great architecture shot. What a beautiful place. I like the attractive composition and the fascinating historical atmosphere. Excellent clarity and superb lights. Splendid image. Have a nice day, thank you
kiwi_explorer (12209) 2007-06-12 6:26
Must have been a superb amphitheater during those times. Interesting ruins and you've captured this well. Well composed and good color quality ... well done! tfs
PixelTerror (0) 2007-06-12 6:26
A very nice one, the radiation of the structure from the big wall looks good and the light is superb, the standing person is the fine detail that fixes the eye in this rather empty part, nice photo.
Have a nice day,
jhm (143413) 2007-06-12 6:41
Excellent picture about the old ruin, the attractive composition and the fascinating historical atmosphere, sharpness and colours are very lovely. Very well done.
saylan-cb (12738) 2007-06-12 6:42
What a beautiful place.Nice architecture photo good compo, excellent POV.
UnTrained (0) 2007-06-12 6:49
wie Jean-Yves ist die Zusammenstellung mir auch angenehm. Der einsame Fotograf im weiten Rund nimmt sich gut aus. Gute Workshops.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
Gerrit (50880) 2007-06-12 6:51
very good view on thia remarkable untouched place, Good light and framingg.
besnard (54777) 2007-06-12 6:59
Très belle composition de ce théâtre antique. Ta façon de le prendre nous en fait découvrir toute la grandeur et le photographe présent donne de l'animation à l'image et sert de repère pour l'immensité du lieu.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
gildasjan (42204) 2007-06-12 7:00
Here is a beautiful photograph so much in its composition than in the good management of all the other parameters. Very beautiful work.
In a friendly way
vinicio (23423) 2007-06-12 7:06
Amazing place, beautiful ruins from the past, thanks of this image Achim and compliments for its beauty, it well show how is beautiful this old theatre.
papagolf21 (89700) 2007-06-12 7:28
Bonjour, mon ami Achim,
Ce théâtre de l'époque de Septime-Sévère, empereur de 193 à 211. apr. J.-C., originaire de Leptis Magna, est une pure merveille architecturale encore visible de nos jours.
Un grand merci, Achim, éternel voyageur, de nous faire profiter de ce joyau architectural.
wolf38 (31284) 2007-06-12 8:15
Hallo Achim. Ein sehenswertes und ideales Bild für Trekearth. Auch technisch und farblich hervorragend gestaltet. Ich finde es gut, dass im Vordergrund ein Mensch zu sehen ist. Viele Grüße, Wolfgang.
Tayon (1985) 2007-06-12 8:29
Very good capture and composition, even the man in the image let us imagine the scale of the building..
Good DOF, POV and sharpness.
Fis2 (89297) 2007-06-12 8:36
I like the old architecture. Good composition and frame. Wonderful place. Curious object. Nicely colors.
Floydian (30970) 2007-06-12 8:53
A very interesting location, very photogenic, i would love to go there myself. It seems Libya has very much to offer when it comes to cultere. The pov is very nice, but don't no if i like the man there in the frame. Maybe you used him for scaling, but i like to see this place in all his simplicity without any people.
Nevertheless a good photo, a beautiful place taken in good natural colours.
Atousa (7131) 2007-06-12 9:30
A nice shot of this historical theatre , with good pov and sharpness.
delkoo (68) 2007-06-12 10:09
The longer i look at it, the more i like it
this is absolutely great shot. Excellent composition and perfect moment to capture such place and such scene.
Cormac (26563) 2007-06-12 11:27
Wow, this is a great shot! The building itself is shown incredibly well! The camera is perfectly positioned to show not only the great facade of columns, but also the semi-circle of the seats. What really elevates this to another level is the other photographer, who gives a sense of scale, as well as making it easy for us to imagine us in the scene too. Well done!
Silke (3027) 2007-06-12 11:52
Superb! I love the PoV (with the other photographer too) and the composition and colours work very well
Graal (99762) 2007-06-12 13:29
unusual place with old theatre, interesting view and informations. I like the composition and colours. You had great trip.
carper (96) 2007-06-12 13:32
A fantastic place Achim,
a well taken shot here. May I ask you with lens you used for this one?. good composition, nice contrast with the sky, good photojob.
jafadabret (56501) 2007-06-12 14:37
C'est très rare de voir un théâtre antique aussi bien et aussi complètement restauré. Les pierre sont d'une très belle couleur. La lumière est fabuleuse. Beau travail.
chrisnet (21850) 2007-06-12 15:09
Very good capture of this marvellous architecture, thanks for this interesting view well composed.
dip (23822) 2007-06-12 15:21
wunderschöne Komposition,Perspektive,Schärfe und Farben,alles super!
Der Fotograf ist ein plus Punkt an dein Foto.
Sehr gut gemacht!
syd1946 (18663) 2007-06-12 16:03
It looks very impressive from this point you take the shot.Excellent sharpness helps very much to see may details to the ancient ruins!
Standa (1877) 2007-06-12 16:12
great captured architecture. Good PoV; with the photographer has your photo great perspective but maybe I like it empty. The composition and sharpness are realy excellent.
atus (15838) 2007-06-12 19:14
very well captured shot of this great place, I enjoyed a lot when visited. The perspective is very good and the light is well managed. The presence of the man adds also some vitality to the pic. Well done and best wishes!
bostankorkulugu (42206) 2007-06-12 19:28
amazing roman theatre achim... the coloumns on the stage are all breathtaking, also the copper colour on them... a real good shot taken from a good POV... congrats...
adores (40308) 2007-06-12 20:54
This is a really great monument and a great photo also. The pov and colours are great. Good idea to include that photographer also!
Mikos (4326) 2007-06-13 4:40
Hey great pov to face this spectacular anphitheatre, where having including the image of "this colleague" taking a picture just like you, add a grat idea to your compo!
Cheers and have a great day!
pboehringer (770) 2007-06-13 10:16
Wonderful wide angle overview of this ancient theatre, Achim. The place itself gives a great photographic motive, but that single photographer gave you the additional punch. I guess that a sunrise glow on this walls would also give a quite stunning view (or has to be sunset?).
feather (51130) 2007-06-13 10:28
You chose an excellent POV. (I guess you could walk round the full perimeter of the amphitheatre)This angle give you just the right amount of perspective on the ruins and also included the theatre itself. I also like the closer view in the WS with the wonderful detail still evident in the architecture.
ahmetgedikli (25587) 2007-06-13 20:37
Nice architecture... Very good POV, sharpness and good colors.. Well done.
riclopes (35577) 2007-06-14 3:29
Spectacular historic place, Achim, and great general composition from above. The WSs are excellent complementar images and I love the closer view. Impressive.
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2007-06-14 4:45
Excellent picture with an impressive POV!.
jemaflor (88727) 2007-06-14 7:13
Very well taken this interesting theatre, well also this human presence to give life at these ruines and give an scale at the shot.
Silvio1953 (129220) 2007-06-14 14:40
Merhaba Achim, splendid theatre with wonderful pow, great composition with wonderful architecture, very well done, ciao Silvio
Zelanda (5692) 2007-06-14 18:57
Excelente punto de vista de este teatro bastante bien conservado.
Estupendo color y definición.
anesugur (18789) 2007-06-15 15:37
Very good capture of this theatre.
I like the details of this beautiful architecture!
Best wishes. Uğur
Photo65Net (43120) 2007-06-16 4:22
Beautiful place, and your image is on par with it.
Perspeective works weel here, and I like a lot the colors of this theatre.
rigoletto (34269) 2007-06-16 4:29
This is wide angle i guess, and it is that angle which makes this photo perfect.
All the details are depicted to the minute detail, and the colors are so realistically beautiful. Including the photographer adds to the charm and serves perfectly for the purpose of size comparison. TFS and have a nice weekend.
JCG (35129) 2007-06-16 9:28
Beautiful and very interesting photograph on this wonder of the past preserved so well. Cheer for the catch of sight which enables us to see the whole of the theatre. The quality of the image makes it possible to appreciate the details. Thank you for the additional photograph which supplements the subject.
With all my friendshis and a good WE,
Greg1949 (9011) 2007-06-18 21:51
Achim, nice shot, especially so because the photographer in the fore ground gives it scale. The workshops do a nice job of adding additional information. Well seen and captured.
Stepan (27210) 2007-06-19 15:07
Impressive place, impressive ruins...
Pov and crop are OK and so is the realization. Maybe a little too much sky, but that's a detail.
pablominto (53746) 2007-06-21 12:00
Good point of view lets you capture the site from a good angle!
Good lines where the half circles are broken by diagonals, excellent details in the ancient architecture...
Well composed image with pleasant colour palette!
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2007-06-22 2:28
Interesting monument. A little strange balcony at the theatre, I didn`t see before.
Have a nice day.
bazal (7900) 2007-06-22 5:12
Interesting view showing both the beautiful theater characterized by the redish building stones and the far perspective on the Mediterranean. I like the contrast between the antique building of the foreground and the sky and sea at the back.
Thanks for sharing.
kebek (5438) 2007-06-24 17:07
Serwus Achim !
I like the ambiguity of this image.
Only man in the theater, lonely spectator in the burnt theater, no play on stage today, etc.
That's a good scene You captured, under favourable light. Fine exposure and details. Very nice.
Thank You and be well,
Didi (58730) 2007-06-26 13:35
Salam Mr President
Very interesting old architecture from a good point of view.
The presence of the character gives us the real scale of this area.
Angshu (56462) 2007-06-28 0:05
Typical Roman architecture in your package of 3 excellent shots. The arc of the gallery is very attractive & the other photographer in the frame is perfectly positioned.
balatrek (7455) 2007-07-05 12:40
Impressive panoramic of this place, the perspective is excellent, the person that you have captured in the scene provides a datum point to see better the scale with respect to the ruins, correct composition and good illumination. Thanks to share.
capthaddock (28790) 2007-07-07 20:16
Hi Achim - I really like what the wide angle has done to the structure, it shows the curves the way they were meant to be seen, the tourist does give scale, though I'm tempted to clone him out, he's just too tacky with his camcorder.
Bruno40 (6658) 2007-07-08 7:24
Good quality photo of a very intersting place (unknown to me up to now). Good POV & sharpness
doubay (2093) 2007-08-22 7:47
Ich vermute mal, dies ist eins der besterhaltenen antiken Theater überhaupt - wirklich sehr beeindruckend. Und ein tolles Foto.
aralda (1240) 2007-09-25 10:43
What a great angle!
The light is good, too, and it's nice that you included that person: gives us an idea of how big the theater is.
- Copyright: Achim Fried (John_F_Kennedy) (43379)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-03-18
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon 350 D
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: 2007/03 Djerba, Ghadamis, Sabratha
- Date Submitted: 2007-06-12 6:12
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