The eruption of nearby Mt Vesuvius in 79 ad effectively buried this city in a thick layer of pumice & sealed it as a time capsule of a Roman resort town, which was only discovered, & excavated in 1599, and more extensively in 1748. It is a huge site compared to Ephesus in Turkey and takes a lot longer to explore in depth.
More info from Wiki here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pompeii
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timecapturer (49288) 2013-10-10 4:19
like your composition here. A really pleasing and balanced mix of lines with amazing textures and clarity. A glowing example of enticing and original composition that works superbly. Excellent!
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lousat (90638) 2013-10-10 4:22
Hi Chris,another great advertising for my country,beautiful and geometric composition from Pompei,perfect moment whit the best light so well exposed and very bright details and colors,a very useful pic to who is never been there like me..eehehe..have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
pierrefonds (65824) 2013-10-10 4:33
The point of view is showing with precision the details and colors of the ruins of Pompei. The quality of the light is bringing out the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.
SnapRJW (31629) 2013-10-10 4:43
Hello Chris - I like the disciplined straight on composition here. The lines, colours and textures are strong and graphic, a super shot. Warm regards Rosemary
Sergiom (78505) 2013-10-10 5:00
Ces ruines sont toujours très photogéniques, surtout quand la lumière est aussi belle. Les détails ressortent avec une grande netteté. Dire que ces colonnes tiennent encore debout malgré tout.
Miguel82 (27674) 2013-10-10 5:39
Eruption it's the word Chris..
You show today a remarkable part of that ruins, it's still in good conditions, high resolution and light, lovely colors, all the best, regards
jhm (152178) 2013-10-10 6:08
We get a fantastic picture about it old Pompei.
The four pillars and are a nice example of the old city.
Lovely depth and perspective too.
Excellent cityscape, with perfect sharpness and clarity
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
saxo042 (37870) 2013-10-10 6:50
The very strong vertical and horizontal lines are providing a good patter. Furthermore, the combination of colours are also very harmonic. In other words, a very attractive picture!
rychem (35271) 2013-10-10 8:04
Famous place with a rich and difficult history, great photo with perfect details and composition
Cricri (118747) 2013-10-10 8:27
Netteté et couleurs au top tout comme la présentation de ces ruines sous le fond bleu, superbe présentation
Nicou (141100) 2013-10-10 9:45
quelle vue et compo sueprbe iamge et captage quel temple et captage quelles colonnes quelle vue et r3endu sur la pierre merveilleux.
Bravo et amitié
Didi (60588) 2013-10-10 11:21
Nice view on these ruins, very good lights ambiance
You should post your Facebook pictures :)
boa (7375) 2013-10-10 12:07
Beautiful shot of this very interesting historical place. vivid blue sky(pol filter?)crisp and clear, well done and tfs!
Have a nice evening.
delpeoples (57590) 2013-10-10 14:36
My family lives 5 minutes from here, you should have called in and my Super Aunty could have made you a nice plate of vongole :)
It's always wonderful to see this place, and in the strong sunshine, it seems a little less haunting and doomed. When I see it in bad weather it makes me sad not just for the past, but for what may happen in the future :(
Stunning colours and definition, the front-on POV gives is an excellent idea of what. We are looking at and how grand it must have been in its heyday.
fabbs99 (17135) 2013-10-10 23:04
You have captured the mood of this beautiful place extremely well.
Excellent photography. Very well taken and TFS.
jjcordier (79297) 2013-10-10 23:09
Belle et intéressante photo de ces colonnes "survivantes" de Pompéi parfaitement éclairées.
danos (97431) 2013-10-11 0:23
nice the view of this section of Pompei with the rebuilded columns to makes the image even more attractive.I like the created contrast of the colours with the clarity of the scene to be unique.
dkmurphys (57982) 2013-10-11 0:31
Fine capture of this piece of the great puzzle named Pompeii. Attractive shot, I like the perfect blue background.
Royaldevon (38395) 2013-10-11 0:56
Although this is an amazingly interesting place, it takes great skill to create shots that will interest others and this is one such shot. The columns, with their varied materials do make an attractive start, especially with the inscription. The gaps naturally encourage people to look through them and so proceed deeper, where, besides a wall, we have an open doorway, another very attractive feature for curious humans!
The light is glorious (much better than when we were there) and you have produced a fine, sharp exposure.
Have a great day,
ikeharel (70655) 2016-02-27 7:47
Good evening Chris,
It is amazing how those ancient pillars and beams seem as holding through history. The place had gone through a monumental event in the past and yet many places were left intact.
Good point taken from, well shown to the details.
Enjoy a nice weekend,
- Copyright: Chris Jules (ChrisJ) (113179)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-07-28
- Categories: Ruins
- Camera: Nikon D 90, Polarizing Filter
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-10 4:14