Caesarea Aqueduct, view due south from a dune piled up on its side's.
In the attached WS, from the same place a view due north – so by viewing both photos it is possible to comprehend the engineering work done some 2000 years ago by the Romans.
Work begun in the 1st century BC, to provide the ancient town of Caesarea with water supply from Mt. Carmel fountains and springs. Its total length in general is longer than 10 km but it is variable in distances, as it did have diff. sources of water supplies.
2nd WS show another POV of the archs almost hidden by the dunes.
On a side note, those dunes are the most northern dunes in Israel's coastal-plains.
Location on map, for this section: 32.516, 34.8979 .
16:9 aspect ratio, cropped a bit from left side.
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Kamilutka (8105) 2014-01-19 7:08
interesting place and well shot from the right angle and well chosen POV. The aqueduct although is half buried in the sand still carries marks of the former beauty and majesty. Good colors and light management.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening
snunney (97639) 2014-01-19 7:11
A wonderful long deep perspective along this ancinet aqueduct. I wonder if the builders had any conception that their work would endure for so long? Excellent rendering of the textural detail under a sympathetic ambient light.
carlo62 (46575) 2014-01-19 7:50
bello e interessante questo acquedotto, ottimo lavoro, tre foto ben fatte, ben composte e di eccellente qualità.
jemaflor (96143) 2014-01-19 7:57
Good angle to give an intersting depth at you view, well presented, good light capture, interesting subject.
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-01-19 8:41
Hello Ike - This is a fascinating shot. The piles of wind-blown sand underscore the dryness of the location and the need for the building of this ancient water-carrier. A wonderful trio of shots very much in the spirit of TE and you're right; the engineering work was so sophisticated! Warm regards Rosemary
jurek1951 (42196) 2014-01-19 8:49
great view, this is a superb photo of this famous Caesarea Aqueduc, the composition is spectacular, beautiful lights and details,
photoray (13981) 2014-01-19 8:57
A more dramatic view of the Caesarea Aqueduct, with the arches going from the foreground into the distance, and the moving sand dunes adjacent.
And the cement coating deterioating, revealing the rock base.
Miguel82 (27674) 2014-01-19 9:53
Dear Ike, that very ancient aqueduct is nowadays surrounded by sand dunes, a strong and remarkable edifice, good idea to highlight it, excellent clarity and nice colors, have a nice We, see you
pierrefonds (65336) 2014-01-19 11:04
The aqueduct is sending my eye toward the horizon which is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is allowing me to distinguish the details and the colours of the aqueduct. The good luminosity is making the colours to stand out. Have a nice day.
mcmtanyel (21810) 2014-01-19 12:13
What a grand view, what a grand structure! I wonder if any of our structures will remain a millennium (forget two millennia) practically functional. I am going to guess that the fence on the left is to prevent further shifting of the sand onto the aqueduct. TFS!
mirosu (16041) 2014-01-19 17:33
This view of the aqueduct is even better than the previous one, may be because I prefer views from higher angle. Also here you have opted for nice diagonal arrangement. The light is perfect and the colors also here very well balanced. Nice clean image. Well done.
Wish you a very nice week ahead.
kato (11630) 2014-01-19 17:43
You're capturing well this architecture by a good angle, a good perspective and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the water suppy with strong/long stone architecture in ancient times. It is one of the great inheritances of the Roman Empire to finish infrastructures taken over to modern society, such as city planning and an irrigation enterprise. It's also interesting that this water supply is constructed along the dune.
jcpix (13914) 2014-01-19 20:01
Thinking of todays knowledge and technology, it always amazes me how far ahead of their time people were to understand and build something such as this. They did it, and they did it well..truly remarkable! This one is quite interesting with the dunes along side, time certainly changes things, yeah? :)
A strong perspective created with this composition, you've done a great job to display the repetitive shapes and lead the eye out to the horizon. Sharp and detailed with a lot of textures, all under a blue sky and plenty of sunshine...very smartly achieved! Enjoy the week ahead.
jhm (151570) 2014-01-20 1:36
Totally out of an other angle than your previous picture, also your both extra pictures are pleasant to look at.
A picture with a big history, two thousand year ago.
Perspective a depth are excellent taken.
Sharpness and colour are a pleasure to look at.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice week,
Cricri (117961) 2014-01-20 9:25
Un temps idéal pour bien apprécier les moindres détails du pont, le POV donne une perspective excellente, bonne note information et deux WS aussi intéressant a voir
Silvio1953 (140991) 2014-01-20 11:06
Ciao Ike, an other great view of this beautiful aqueduct, excellent perspective, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
ourania (44398) 2014-01-20 13:25
another very interesting composition, equally dynamic and attractive but this time with a downward perspective of amazing length. I like very much the balance and depth of your composition, the fine textures, the graphical shadows, the way the stones and the sand reflect the strong light. The workshop pictures are interesting too and make your presentation quite thorough. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a good night,
krzychu30 (15512) 2014-01-21 10:59
at first for a moment I thought it was snow(wow,the sand looks really fine).
I like also the perspective and angle you´ve chosen to present to us this Aqueduct.Magnificent example of long and rich history of Israel.And for me it´s another time I´m amazed how sophisticated and beautiful things people were able to build so many centuries ago.
Wish You a nice evening
Royaldevon (37999) 2014-01-21 14:33
I never cease to be amazed by the skill and the fortitude of the Romans. This aqueduct would be a great feat of engineering and would have been a very necessary acquisition in such a dry location.
Your viewpoint gives a good impression of the scope, creating a great sense of depth.
Your details show that the wall was at one point plastered over. I wonder why; maybe it was decorated, too.
I wish we had such bright looking weather in winter!!
My warm regards,
PaulVDV (28299) 2014-01-22 9:35
This is a very good presentation of the aqueduct showing it almost sunk in the sand.
If I remember well, it brought water from the foot of Mount Carmel to Caesarea.
From this POV the aqueduct seems endless.
Best regards, Paul
gildasjan (43442) 2014-01-22 10:17
Très bonne perspective de cet aqueduc dans la diagonale du format.La lumière est bien orientée et crée de belle ombres qui donnent le bon contraste à cette image.
Kielia (24077) 2014-01-23 7:42
you are presenting the heritage taken from a very well working POV! It is a fascinating impression with a fantastic perspective. The composition is very successful. My compliments also for the notes and the photos in WS!
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-01-23 14:30
I like your pov of this ancient aqueduct. Good details and good lighting control. Sharp details. Well done, tfs.
papagolf21 (99860) 2014-02-04 11:32
Bonsoir, cher Ike,
Je suis totalement sous le charme ! Un véritable trésor architectural qui semble défier le temps, les siècles et les actions de la météo (je veux bien croire que l'ensablement a joué un rôle non négligeable quant à la conservation des lieux, mais tout de même).
Un grand merci pour ces trois publications, un pur régal.
adores (45029) 2014-02-09 14:38
It really seems long and still well kept, at least better than most part of the ones we see. I like this pov, it really gives us na idea of its dimension but I'm sure it's not na easy task to keep the sand away.
elenimavrandoni (0) 2014-03-20 14:53
so much to see and learn and this is definitely a pace that deserves a visit
great point of view and nice note!!
take care Ike!!
jmdias (63504) 2014-04-30 1:46
here we have a notion how the aqueduct is looking for the country side. we can have an idea how the dunes should have covered this structure too. nice informative image.
berek (49804) 2014-12-16 19:39
An ideal time to appreciate every detail of the bridge, the point of view gives an excellent perspective. take care
ChrisJ (112461) 2015-07-14 6:01
Interesting and striking contrasts between the encroaching sand at left and the aqueduct at right. Dry vs wet. Although from the weathered and crumbling appearance of the ancient structure it chas not carried any water for centuries. Good sharpness, color and framing. Tfs.
- Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) (69941)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-01-18
- Categories: Ruins
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-19 7:02