ENGLISH: This is the Forum in the ruins of Pompeii. As you know, Pompeii was a Roman holiday settlement and was completely destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD. I have written extensively about the eruption in previous posts, but to give you an idea of the ferocity of the eruption, it completely changed the course of the River Sarno that flowed through the city's outskirts and those of Stabia.
The title refers to the style of architecture employed by the Romans and Greeks called entasis. You will see here that the columns seem straight, but in reality are bowed, tapering at the top and bottom and bulging in the middle.
ITALIANO: Si tratta del Foro di Pompeii. Come ben lo sapete, Pompei e' stata distrutta dal eruzione del Vesuvio. Ho scritto della storia nei posti primi. Pero' a darvi unídea della forza deléruzione, l'ha cambiato totalemente il corso del fiume Sarno.
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tyro (20958) 2012-02-26 2:44
Ah, ha, just what we had been speaking about not that long ago - Entasis! How interesting that, if you actually look carefully you can definitely see that effect here.
Lovely colours and perfect exposure and lighting. Amazingly sharp with no evidence at all of camera shake despite a shutter speed of just 1/5 of a second - you must have an extremely steady hand. Just a little bit of noise here but I'm sure your new toy would deal with that perfectly well at ISO 3200.
dale54 (6673) 2012-02-26 3:18
hi lisa.great shot,great job!lovely lite light in this,like your POV too!and i like this texture feel to it.have a great day! dr
peppe59 (14551) 2012-02-26 3:19
un bel pezzo di storia dell'Italia ed in particolare di Pompei, grazie per la condivisione, sempre attenta ai particolari e alla qualità.
bayno (18342) 2012-02-26 3:19
a guardare gli exif mi sono spaventato...e lo dici a me? 3200 ISO e assenza di rumore...in più hai scattato a 1/5 di secondo...e non c'è micromosso, molto bello il tuo POV..ne è uscita una piacevole prospettiva, non sono mai stato a Pompei purtroppo...dovrò fare presto un giro...
La foto è spettacolare...come il posto...
Buona serata, Valter
angel66 (1006) 2012-02-26 3:43
ma allora fra te e Valter stamani avete ISO da sperperare!! ;-) 3200! Sono impressionata!!
I colori sono molto belli. Complimenti
Ciao e buona domenica
Sergiom (62954) 2012-02-26 5:17
I have never been in this part of Italy and I regret having miss Pompei for these kind of images, using a perfect sky as backdrop.
Have a nice weekend
diomed (13926) 2012-02-26 5:41
un bel dettaglio degli scavi pompeiani catturato in inquadratura verticale per esaltare il verticalismo delle colonne. Ottimi i dettagli e il POV.
npecanhuk (67488) 2012-02-26 5:47
I'm a big fan of ancient roman architecture!
I love volcanoes (as long as they keep quiet)!
I always enjoyed the history of Pompeii!!!
So that's a picture that really pleases me!
I really like it!
TFS - congrats,
mauro61 (52623) 2012-02-26 5:51
tra luci e ombre ben ripresa l'immagagine di questo tratto del Foro con un POV dal basso che slancia la struttura a colonne,
mohammad_H (9548) 2012-02-26 7:47
Architecture and urban ruins that you've described in BiographyYou recorded a very ancient and fascinating light and color vision in the box above and move it to the viewer.I left a message on your contact
ChrisJ (100806) 2012-02-26 7:54
Now this is one place that I would dearly love to see in person. I saw the Pompeii exhibition in Brisbane years ago & it was fascinating. Some of the things that were around almost 2000 years ago were very surprising. Sofas, ornate jewelery, & little everyday things that we think have only been around for a few hundred years, or so, are in fact much, much older. Pompeii is like a little time capsule. I try not to look at it from the tragedy pov, even though I know many thousands of people died a horrible death there. Doesn't mean to say we are cold & clinical though, because most people have a genuine interest in this place. Tfs & have a great Sunday!
sacimar (26035) 2012-02-26 8:26
Hello dear Lisa,
I remember when I visited this impressive place full of history and stories, good image with a beautiful light, well done,
Sonata11 (33298) 2012-02-26 10:26
wanderful composition of this ancient colummns and beautiful vertical framework as well. Always delighted everybody. This place is very attractive and beautiful. Marvellous work. Bravo !!! I like it. Well done. Thanks for sharing.
All the best and have a nice Sunday,
jjcordier (77488) 2012-02-26 10:45
Une belle image de ces colonnes du forum de Pompéi.
Waylim (25368) 2012-02-26 15:27
Hi Naughty, It take one to know one :) We're like twin.
This is so cool, Italy offer so many wonderful ruins that is great for photography. I could spend a year there and still not through with it it seem. I was in Rome, Florence, Milan, Venice so many yeara ago, before the digital time. I wish to return again one day.
You are here at the moody hour, just after sunset, there is a sense of misterious admostphere. There is slight noise level, but not bad. Composition and POV is perfect.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-02-26 18:21
Believe it or not, I have never been to Italy. When I see all these uploads, it is time for me to make a trip there. Your presentation of the ruins is beautiful . Excellent lighting, architecture and atmosphere. I like the beautiful blue sky as a backdrop.
mesutilgim (86688) 2012-02-26 23:30
Good morning Lisa,
Nice capture from Pompei with the marks of a bad faith in 79 AD !
Good sidelight and well chosen portrait format.
I only wonder why you've needen such a long exposure time 1/5 s at daylight and allthough ISO 3200 ?
I think there is a mistake.
Anyhow, nice entry.
TFS and best regards
dkmurphys (50414) 2012-02-27 0:24
A superb postcard from the amazing place of Pompeii. A friend of mine had visited the place and was really impressed. Good catch, have a lovely week.
Royaldevon (31331) 2012-02-27 1:15
Good Morning Lisa,
We both had a desire to use columns, today!
I loved visiting Pompeii and learned so much whilst there. I am just amazed that you were able to get such a clear shot without lots of tourists in view!
The pov is well chosen, creating a strong f/g triangle and using the receding verticals for a strong sesnse of perspective. The upward view places the columns in an elevated position, towering into the sky. There is a pleasing sense of light and shade.
Although a most interesting place, it is not easy to get shots which excite people who have not been there. Well done.
Did you visit Herculaneum, too?
My warm regards,
nobuikehonda (3848) 2012-02-27 7:38
Ciao Ma chère Lisuzza-san!
The magnitude of the destruction caused by the eruption can still be seen. Today or at some point in history, the tragedy involved human suffering and is still the same. In this part of the world the memory associated with such tragedy is very fresh in our minds. We are certain that no one at Pompeii expected such a moment could arrive in his or her lifetime. The remains of what the city was like still tells us of commonly shared human suffering, the recreated part of this architecture still speak of the commonly shared sentiment. It has been more than two decades since I visited Pompeii. And today, I see an image such as this with a little different perspective now.
With my very best and kind regards,
Have a very nice week ahead, Lisuzza-san
ikeharel (59593) 2012-02-27 8:42
Amazing how the 3 pillars with a massive beam atop, survived though the years, Lisa.
Manage a fine contrast to sky on the brown part of those culumns, and white part against the ground lowrer part's.
Nice piece of history within this place.
Good night, in AU now,
Afsanehbagheri (3228) 2012-02-27 13:11
سلام دوست من
از نمای خوبی به تصویر کشیدی
و ترکیب رنگ ها قوی است
ifege (10225) 2012-02-27 22:08
Looks good Lisa - a pity though that they've mixed materials for the restoration.
Silvio1953 (125685) 2012-02-28 0:44
Ciao Lisa, gran bella vista del Foro di Pompei, ottimo POV sulle magnifiche rovine, ma hai scattato a 1/5 di secondo a mano libera, ma che ce l'hai di ghiaccio?
Ottima prospettiva, splendida luce e bei colori, bravissima, un abbraccio Silvio
shevchenko (18824) 2012-02-28 2:10
Creative pov to frame the arch from its side, clear to show the columns that made by bricks and finally cover up by marble, beautiful view from an ancient city that bright up with soft sunlight and with blue sky as background, distinct image, good shoot.
Zengi001 (2585) 2012-02-28 2:39
Hi Dear Lisa,
This is very good framing and very sharp image.
I like it a lot.
Have a nice day,
francio64 (38939) 2012-03-02 12:55
se con una macchina del tempo potessi tornare indietro negli anni, vorrei vivere un giorno a Pompei quando ancora era una fiorente città.
Nonostante sia stata distrutta, ancora oggi conserva un certo fascino e non è difficile grazie ai suoi resti, capire come era 2000 anni fa.
Ottimo il tuo punto di ripresa con le tre colonne ancora intere a padroneggiare la scena.
Luce ben gestita e ottimo sharp.
La prossima volta che ci incontreremo, posso usare le tue mani come tripod? :pp
Ma come fai a scattare a 1/5 di secondo senza il minimo micromosso?
E' incredibile! Sono più stabili le tue mani che un tripod :))