Another shot from Pompei late in the day showing the infamous mountain that caused so much death and destruction in 79 ad. Vesuvius is dormant at the moment. The city ruins are vast and it is much bigger than I expected.
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emka (81954) 2014-02-15 23:05
So much deaths and destruction but we can see how the life looked like two thousands years ago. Nice view of the ruins and volcano.
WArm regrads MAlgo
Nicou (125220) 2014-02-16 1:14
avec ce jeu d'ombres et lumière sur le sol quelle vue de ce site archéologique sueprbe iamge et captage quelle colonnes et rendu sur la pierre avec les deux personnages.
Bravo et amitié
snunney (86500) 2014-02-16 2:23
The imposing outline of the volcano makes a fitting focal point for this image of the ruins of Pompei. Exposure was not easy and it would have been nice to have more detail in the shadow areas but you have managed reasonably well. I like the foreground shadow play occasioned by the columns.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-02-16 2:25
excellent shot this, not only does it give us a superb idea of the ruins but also the looming presence of the doom bringer too. Lovely depth created by the long shadows and a real sense of the scale of this amazing place.
Have a great Sunday - B.
jhm (141307) 2014-02-16 3:38
You chose a very well angle and plays wonderful with light and shadows.
The old construction is a nice contrast against the dark mountain silhouette in background
A nice nostalgia picture with an excellent sharpness and clarity.
Nice depth and perspective with these nice picture.
Excellent composition, good presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
Sergiom (63002) 2014-02-16 4:26
J'aime beaucoup cette composition toute simple. Tous les éléments sont bien placées dans l'image et pousse le regard au loin vers les montagnes.
pierrefonds (58337) 2014-02-16 4:37
The presence of the people is adding life to the scene. The point of view is showing the details and the colours of the ruins. I like the effect of the light on the ruins. Have a nice day.
npecanhuk (67520) 2014-02-16 6:54
Very attractive picture of those classic details in Pompeii!
I'd seen it for the first time in a Geography Book at home in my childhood... a book a truly loved and "met" for the first time the Vesuvius, the Matterhorn, Pikes Peak in Colorado (USA) and so forth... fortunately, I had the chance to visit all of them later on!
TFs - congrats,
Silvio1953 (125725) 2014-02-16 11:58
Ciao Chris, great view of fascinating ruines, good perspective, fine details, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
Graal (98670) 2014-02-17 3:05
nice series from Pompei. Interesting view of famous ruins with the Vesuvius in BG. Fine colors and game of shadows.
Have a nice week.
John_F_Kennedy (43181) 2014-02-17 6:18
Great shot, nice angle with the lightning and shadows on the ruins there.
Royaldevon (31339) 2014-02-17 11:48
Yes, Pompeii has to be seen to be believed. Although such an interesting place, it isn't easy to take shots that will captivate those who have never been there. I think you have done a good job, here, by including Vesuvius as a backdrop, by using tall verticals, by having these long shadows and, lastly including figures for scale and animation. It can be difficult to get shots of this place without crowds swarming around your shots.
Did you get to Herculaneum?
It is even better preserved than Pompeii!
My warm regards,
mesutilgim (86718) 2014-02-17 14:15
Very nice capture from Pompei backed with a nice silhoutte of Vesuvious. The vulcan whicn ended the life in this sinfull city.
TFS and best regards
carlo62 (35328) 2014-02-17 15:17
ho visitato questa città molti anni fa, ma ricordo ancora molto bene la sensazione che emanava, l'atmosfera che si respirava tra queste antiche rovine.
Ottima foto, sembra di risentire quelle sensazioni come se fossero passati solo pochi giorni.
nikkitta (15334) 2014-02-17 16:36
Hola Chris or is merhaba or you are just working over there ?
Yes Pompei is really big, when we were leaving ( close time) I discover the Vittii frescoes and have so few time to admire them
Well chosen composition, columns with their characteristic colors, long shadows and the menacing Vesubious at the back
delpeoples (53667) 2014-02-21 2:41
It's a magnificent place, aint it? And yes it's huge, but Italy is so bankrupt, they're not maintaining this precious treasure nearly well enough. The Gladiators' Hut fell down about a year ago, never to be resurrected. Anyway, a great photo which demonstrates just how close Il Gigante (The Vesuvius) is to the towns of Pompei and Castellammare. Beautiful vivid colours and a great sense of scale. Did you know that the force of the explosion actually changed the course of the nearby River Sarno? It leaves me breathless to think about it - and about what it will do when it next goes up.
Didi (57740) 2014-03-08 10:34
Very good view with an interesting lights direction
Good contrast difference between the ruins and the Volcano
ikeharel (59615) 2014-03-09 3:47
The Mt.Vesuvio on far BG, prominently above the ancient town, is a constant reminder to what had been the end of a beautiful city in old times.
Chosen POV on the site, show magnificent pillars and beams on left, survived and remain erected through centuries, enahnced beautifull view with the long shadows of the afternoon light.
Have a nice new week,
- Copyright: Chris Jules (ChrisJ) (100840)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-07-28
- Categories: Ruins
- Camera: Nikon D 90, Polarizing Filter
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-15 18:46