This is a view of the ancient remains of Pompeii in Italy. This shot shows the outer walls and is softened, and to some extent hidden, by the the early spring vegetation. On the day that we were there, the weather was a mixture of sunny and cloudy spells. I managed to get this shot in a sunny moment!
We found Pompeii an amazing place to visit. It is very easy to access as it is only a few hundred metres from the railway station. If you go independently, as we did, it is possible to hire a guide when you get there. We found a guide who was incredibly knowledgeable and explained fetaures of the ruins that we would have had dificulty understanding had we just been reading a book! There is so much to see that I recommend at least a day. There are eating places outside the ruins if you don't have a packed lunch.
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Fis2 (89977) 2007-07-13 10:55
Very interesting ruins. I like the composition and frame. Good light and colors. The flowers make impression.
Have a nice weekend
Clementi (52514) 2007-07-13 13:31
Ciao Bev ,
bellissima , mi piace molto come hai presentato le rovine dietro ai fiori .
Silke (3027) 2007-07-13 13:47
Superb PoV and composition. the image works very well, but I wonder if a small trick might boost it just a little? I tried a two-click WS -- hope you like it
Blessings and TFS
Littlewhite (678) 2007-07-16 10:50
nice idea to arise the ruins from the flowers, it gives to the image a shadow of "ancient" and of coming back to the Nature...I only would have satured colors a bit more, it is an opinion. Great shot, have still sunny days.
hattori (0) 2007-07-20 21:03
i have visited pompei in 1992. you had a great shot, excellent composition with very good details and perfect point of view
gunbud (34066) 2008-06-09 18:36
The beautiful wild flowers contrast brilliantly with the lush green and the grey walls of the old ruins. Razor sharp details and a lovely blue sky background to this beauty. Looks like a very interesting place to visit.