I am not sure about this photo but I like it and risk. It is the sunset view from Aquileia. Isn't it strange that we see sunset everyday (sunrise is also everyday but specially in summer we do not watch it:)) but not so often it looks interesting and beautiful. There are many nice places in Aquileia - old basilica, romantic Roman ruins - I went there in the evening with my camera but I was not quite satisfied.
Aquileia is beautiful and interesting, it is Unesco Heritage Site, and almost absent on TE.
By virtue of the fact that most of ancient Aquileia, one of the largest and most wealthy cities of the early Roman Empire, survives intact and unexcavated, it is the most complete example of an early Roman city in the Mediterranean world. The Patriarchal Basilican Complex in Aquileia played a decisive role in the spread of Christianity into central Europe in the early Middle Ages.
Aquileia was founded by the Romans as a Latin colony in 181 BC in the north-eastern corner of the plain of the Po as an outpost against Gallic and Istrian barbarians. It quickly became a major trading centre, linking central Europe with the Mediterranean. By 90 BC it had been elevated to the status of municipium and its citizens were accorded full rights of Roman citizenship. Its wealth resulted in the town being endowed with many magnificent public buildings, and the private residences of its rich merchants were opulently decorated. During the 4th century imperial residences were built in Aquileia, and it was the seat of the Imperial Mint between AD 284 and AD 425. Of particular importance was the construction in the second decade of the 4th century of a basilica, following the sanctioning of public worship by the Edict of Milan in 313. All this was to come to a violent end in 452, when Aquileia was sacked by the Huns led by Attila. Its mercantile role was assumed later by Venice. However, Aquileia retained its spiritual significance, becoming the seat of a patriarchate which survived until 1751, and played a key role in the evangelization of this region.
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ikeharel (67165) 2012-07-08 1:06
Good morning to my TE neighbour this day, Malgo.
fabulous silhouette of those pillars, with the magnificent orange tone decor.
Apperently, there was no wind when taken this, as i find the branchs and leaves did not blured at all, what usually happens.
lousat (87108) 2012-07-08 1:15
Hi Malgo,this is one of your best pics,no doubt!Fantastic capture of the sunset whit a perfect light management for the best colors,you play very very well whit the columns silhouettes in backlight to create a magnificent catch-eye,i like it!! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
Budapestman (82620) 2012-07-08 1:45
a beautiful atmosphere with very nice composition and I like the attractive silhouettes and the amazing lights. Superb shot, Tfs! Have a nice Sunday! Kellemes Vasárnapot kívánok!
kathryn_weir (2056) 2012-07-08 1:56
Good morning Malgorzata,
Superb use of silhouetting effect. Great management of light, a very beautiful photo, well seen and interpreted.The very soft golden colour in the sky is superb and that cloud detail in the centre works perfectly.
Your comment about summer sunrise makes me smile :)
timecapturer (49288) 2012-07-08 2:24
a mixture of compelling silhouttes and gorgeous orange tones make this a stunning shot. Beautifully executed and a delightful presentation.
Wishing you a peaceful Sunday - Brian.
PaulVDV (26674) 2012-07-08 3:01
A well chosen POV to get more and different shapes of silhouettes to pose for the splendid orange tones
of the sky.
Best regards, Paul
SWEETFREEDOM (24388) 2012-07-08 4:36
very nice sunset with roman dark silhouettes.
serp2000 (43106) 2012-07-08 11:00
I like this black-orange combination. Very artistic and creative photowork, amazing siluettes, perfect sharpness. The note is very informative.
Have a good new week!
dkmurphys (55861) 2012-07-08 12:56
Very beautiful presentation of the ancient columns. I like the picturesque moment and the mysterious atmosphere. Well composed.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-07-08 16:28
The black silhouettes are the best effect against the golden sky. The framing is in balance. Sharpness is excellent. Bravo.
baddori (20113) 2012-07-08 23:36
La piů classica foto con le piů classiche (corinzie) colonne e capitello .
Cornice "greca" e colori mediterranei.
Un contesto da decoro di vasellame antico, elegante, il nero e l'ocra .
Royaldevon (36089) 2012-07-08 23:51
Good Morning Malgo,
THis is lovely.
It is like some Roman fresco seen on the walls of their ancient villas.
The silhouetted trees make a lovely natural border to frame the two sand-dancing pillars..
I think your frame is a good choice.
Have a lovely day,
ChrisJ (109494) 2012-07-09 1:45
A fantastic sunset with a lovely orange sky and superb graphism & sharpness. Good symmetry of the 2 columns & even a little shadow detail. Well framed & composed. The trees and branches either side frame the scene nicely. Tfs!
Disabled_A (0) 2012-07-09 11:07
interesting 'graphical' image - two colours: black and bright orange... very expressive. Original POV, very original :) I like the composition :) But the scene looks very hot - I guess, because of the orange colour!
my very best wishes,