I admit quality of this scanned print is not as good as should had been - but the place was overwhelming and impressive.
The Roman amphiteatre located on the highst point in Taormina, Sicilia.
The second-largest ancient theatre in Sicily, built by the Greeks in the 3rd century BC, rebuilt by the Romans in the 2nd century AD, it is still used today on cocerts and operas.
See location on Map: 37.8527,15.2921
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pajaran (63420) 2010-09-18 13:26
Dobro vece, vec je kasna noc.
Gradjevine kojima se i danas divimo ...
Vrlo interesantno i lepo mesto, arhitektura koja je odolela osvajacima i vremenu, dobra kompozicija.
Dobar trenutak snimka i tekst sa lepim pogledom na staru arhitekturu i deo grada, lepe boje i fotografija, moje cestitke na dobrom radu skeniranjem.
Prijatno vece i lep vikend.
Good evening, already late night.
Buildings which still wonder ...
Very interesting and beautiful place, architecture that has resisted invaders and time, good composition.
A good time recording and text with a beautiful view of the old architecture and part of the city, beautiful colors and photos, my congratulations on the good work of scanning.
Have a nice evening and a nice weekend.
All the best.
carlosmarin (11954) 2010-09-18 15:58
beautiful framing of the Roman amphitheater in Taormina.
Good result to be a scanned image.
pierrefonds (68837) 2010-09-18 18:58
Even if the light is very strong, it does not affect the ablity to see the details and colors of the architecture of the roman amphiteatre. The subject is well frame. It is clear and sharp. Have a nice day.
AKITA (15125) 2010-09-18 21:28
this strong contrast of light and shadow matches well the atmosphere of ancient ruined theater,
old stones make broken but wonderful columns and walls, it is very artistic,
thank you for your attractive shot,
danos (100786) 2010-09-19 0:30
Good morning Ike,
nice presentation of this Greek-Roman amphitheatre that is in use even in nowadays.The quality of the scanned print is good,but you must correct the date taken,according to your writing in the photo.
Have a nice Sunday,Danos
jhm (156446) 2010-09-19 0:46
You show us here a very nice sight on the ruins with a lot depth.
nevertheless not easy picture for take through the strong sunlight..
Very well perspective through the excellent choice of your angle.
Very well composition, nice captured too. TFS.
Have a nice sunday,
rodgerg (55767) 2010-09-19 0:58
A very good presnettaion of this very ancient ruins. Beautiful contrast and play of shade. The houses in the BG on the left give depht to the image.
Have a nice Sunday,
Silvio1953 (148375) 2010-09-19 9:36
Ciao Ike, great view on fantastic teather, good POV, excellent quality for a scan, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
raszid62 (18515) 2010-09-19 13:31
Beautiful and great Roman amfiteaatr, this superbly situated on the mountainside. I was so used to, but actually it was raining. Excellent composition.
ערב טוב. ו הגדול הרומית אמפיתיאטרון יפה, זה ממוקם להפליא על צלע ההר. הייתי כל כך רגילה, אבל בעצם זה היה גשם. קומפוזיציה מעולה. בברכה.
yeln (11516) 2010-09-19 22:47
včasih smo imeli samo navadne fotoaparate in drugačnih fotografij nismo poznali. tehnika gre naprej in zato imamo danes monost, da vse kar nam ni več enostavno izbriemo iz kartice.
amfiteater je zelo lep in izgleda, da ga obnavljajo.
lep dan, vojko
bukitgolfb301 (43554) 2010-09-19 23:24
Hello my dear Ike
Great architecture shot from top angle approach.
I like best this one a week from yours.
Victory of usage of wide focus lens and appropriate shutter speed/exosure. Nice composition and well calcurated framework as well. Blessing on your great job and thanks for sharing, Have a nice start of new week and Best regards,
PS. Some friends ask me how many festivals we have in Japan. The answer is not offically comfirmed but around 20,000 is commonly said . I will take up them as much as possible for my life.
mauro61 (52857) 2010-09-20 3:29
un piacere vedere questo luogo famosissimo della mia terra in un tuo scatto.
Immagine ben composta con una buona resa malgrado il passaggio allo scanner,
un caro saluto
ManuMay (36285) 2010-09-20 22:12
Even for a scan it results a good one, because its contrasts and composition, where could see city at backgropund...including Theatre on its surroudings and giving an idea of its location, the play of shadows and light I like it very much...
pablominto (53746) 2010-09-20 23:52
A fine frame with the ancient ruins..!
Come to think of it, they were pretty interested in plays and performances back then judged by the number of theatres they left behind...
The point of view works well.:!
kordinator (21293) 2010-09-21 9:56
Those ruins are spectacular.
Amazing colours and details.
Great point of view.
Excellent composition and presentation.
clic (17605) 2010-09-21 15:14
It's a pity those well-managed constructions did'nt resist to time: So well managed that performers voice could be heard up to the last row without any amplification means!
A stunning juxtaposition of an historic theater to modernity of city downhill!
jmdias (66301) 2010-10-02 7:42
nice view of these ruins. I can imagine the place and our feelings of coming back in time. nice pov.
Tukan-T5 (4317) 2010-12-13 9:07
when I go to such places, I always feel intimidated in some way.
Who could walk here for hundreds of years ago?
The picture is fantastic and brings us closer to our own, human roots .
Have a nice evening Tomasz
delpeoples (59184) 2011-09-19 5:51
Ooh this is a lovely photo and I know exactly where you've taken this from. I lkike the high POV again. I think I took a shot from the same POV but below in the actual amphitheatre. Excellent quality despite the age of the photo. The details are wonderful. Nice work.
Have a lovely day
kennyblack (4207) 2011-12-22 10:17
Hello Ike, even if the photo comes from a scanner the quality is not lost because all the details are well etched and clear. Very nice POV and the management of light and shadow. nice job, congratulations
All the best, good evening ... Marino
Cricri (122455) 2013-02-13 8:00
Une belle mise en image de ce site historique, forte lumière bien gérée, une ville que je connaît mais je ne suis pas aller voir Amphithéâtre
ourania (48684) 2014-10-02 9:12
such an interesting ancient theatre, I like very much your point of view and the way you completed the frame with the town below. The stone textures are full of character, colours and shadows compete in intensity. The light is so powerful, it seems to fill the empty space. The architecture is very interesting and it's fascinating to know that the theatre has been offering its services for so many centuries. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
abmdsudi (56288) 2014-11-07 22:51
An imposing amphitheatre really shows the size
taken from a great viewpoint as the space really gives a sense of enormity with that nice sweeping curve. Fine compositional arrangement, the detailing is wonderful in natural earthy colours and touch of greens is just perfect to boost the visual effect It's a fantastic piece of work on this wonderful subject matter. Congrats
ChrisJ (116674) 2016-06-13 6:10
Good morning Ike
A good high pov from the upper terrace of the theatre and nice to have a glimpse of the rooftops of the modern contemporary city beyond. The strong highlights have been well managed with only negligible oe. Tfs!