I wasn't sure what to post today but as I will be going on holiday later in the day, I thought I would get myself in holiday mode by sharing one of my favourite places from my last holiday.
This is a shot of that incredible place Pompeii, in Italy. I just marvel at the beauty and skill used by the craftsmen so long ago. I like this view particularly because it demonstrates the order that seems to be evident everywhere in this ancient city.
This shot would have been taken at about 2 .00 p.m.
Something from Wikipedia about Pompeii:
Pompeii is a ruined Roman city near modern Naples in the Italian region of Campania, in the territory of the comune of Pompei.
It, along with Herculaneum, was destroyed, and completely buried, during a catastrophic eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius spanning two days on 24 August 79.
The volcano collapsed higher roof-lines and buried Pompeii under many meters of ash and pumice, and it was lost for nearly 1700 years before its accidental rediscovery in 1748. Since then, its excavation has provided an extraordinarily detailed insight into the life of a city at the height of the Roman Empire. Today, it is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Italy and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Thank you for your visit. I hope you too enjoy Pompeii. Please feel free to leave feedback. :-)
I will see you again in about 8 days!!
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Silke (3027) 2007-08-03 14:50
I like the marching of the columns here, but it's not quite as straight as it could be (or is that me?)
Clementi (52514) 2007-08-03 22:50
Ciao Beverly ,
bellissima prostettiva per questa foto , molto bella la serie di colonne , poteva essre migliore con delle ombre pił lunghe .
comunque un ottimo lavoro
buon week end
hattori (0) 2007-08-05 23:14
when i look at your great shots from italy, i just remember my pompeii trip. excellent shot, good composition, nice point of view
macondo (18623) 2007-08-08 5:02
Hi there Bev. I would absolutely love to go to Naples and Pompeii, places I have missed during many trips to Italy. I suspect this was a difficult shot with the contrasting light and shade, but you made a good exposure and/or good PP. The sight along those ancient columns is really superband you have excellent DOF. You seem to have got yourself into just the right postion for this one. Well done.
tyro (21726) 2007-08-10 17:38
A nice picture with great perspective, something which would not have been appreciated in the days of Pompeii: the Greeks and Romans knew how to draw in this way but it was apparently "rediscovered" in Europe by Fillipo Brunellesci around 1425. So there! Just an interesting fact that I unearthed but this site, after all, is all about learning about the World as well as photography.
I disagree with Silke - I think the columns are dead straight (or is it my eyes?). The gardens on the left are a tad overexposed but these sort of subjects are very very difficult to take because there are such great contrasts - if you had exposed the gardens correctly, then the roof of the cloisters would have been completely black.
I like it.
P.S. I hope you're having a great holiday and are taking lots and lots of pictures, wherever you are!
boa (6237) 2009-03-24 15:48
i like the composition and the amazing depth, the columns looks almost endless. As mentioned earlier, it is difficult to obtain a correct exposure under these lighting conditions. I like the overall impression. Well done!