My Intro to Israel, Day 6, Scene 3
The walled city of Caesarea Maritima was built in the first century A.D. by Herod the Great, who named it to honor his patron, Augustus Caesar. Although the city was on a large body of water, the Mediterranean Sea, it lacked sources of fresh, drinking water, so it had to be imported. The source was Mt. Carmel's springs, almost 10 miles away. To bring it to the city, Herod built Roman-style aqueducts. The first aqueduct was built in the 1st C BC. Later, in the 2nd C AD it was expanded by the Romans. Much later, 2 more aqueducts were built, in the Crusaders period (12th Century A.D.) and during the Byzantine period.
The ruins of Caesarea Maritima are a few kilometers south of this spot. Here, we see an Israeli couple enjoying a picnic by the Mediterranean in one of the arches of the ancient aqueduct. Ike Harel has three other photos of this aqueduct at different places: Caesarea Aqueduct, Southwards View, Broken Edge, Caesarea Aqueduct and Arches of the Aqueduct.
İsraile Önsözüm, Gün 6, Sahne 3
Surlarla çevrili Kayserya Maritima şehri, onu hamisi Augustus Caesar onuruna adlandıran Büyük Hirodes tarafından ilk yüzyılda inşa edilmiştir. Şehir büyük bir su kütlesi, Akdeniz, üzerinde olmasına rağmen, taze içme suyu kaynakları yoktu, bu yüzden suyu ithal etmek zorundaydı. Kaynağı neredeyse 10 km uzaklıkta Karmel Dağı pınarlarıydı. Suyu şehre getirmek için, Hirodes Roma tarzı su kemerleri inşa ettirdi. İlk kemerler M.Ö. 1. yyda inşa edilmiştir. Daha sonra, MS 2. yyda Romalılar tarafından genişletilmiştir. Çok daha sonra, 2 su kemeri daha Haçlılar döneminde (12. Yüzyıl) ve Bizans döneminde inşa edildi.
Kayserya Maritima kalıntıları bu noktadan birkaç kilometre güneyindedir. Burada, bir İsrailli çift antik su kemerinin yaylarının birinde Akdeniz kıyısında bir piknik keyfi yapıyor. Ike Harelin farklı yerlerde bu su kemerinin diğer üç fotoğrafı var: Kayserya Kemeri, Güneye Görünüm, Kırık Kenar, Kayserya Su Kemeri ve Su Kemerinin Yayları.
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berek (50508) 2014-08-02 21:02
Tarihi eser ile birlikte çerçeve içinde çerçeve efekti çok başarılı olmuş . Güzel kompozisyon ellerine sağlık
papagolf21 (109276) 2014-08-03 0:10
Bonjour, cher Murat,
Image parfaitement cadrée montrant un instant de repos.
Une bien belle réussite.
Très bonne journée.
ikeharel (78289) 2014-08-03 0:43
Thanks for the beautiful gesture, Murat, combining my photos from this place on your note.
The place is an attractive point, but to my personal view - not cared by authorities for a better visiting conditions. Managed superbly with the "window" towards the open sea, and the couple sit in.
Fine photojob, well applied.
Have a nice Sunday,
Nicou (151036) 2014-08-03 0:59
quelle vue superbe le pique nique sur la pierre sous l'arche quelle scène et rendu sur ces pierres merveilleuse image bien vu.
bravo et amitié
holmertz (59118) 2014-08-03 3:12
This is a pleasant composition that combines daily life and cultural history very niely. The couple having their lunch are perfectly framed by the ancient vauly. I also like the contrasts of mainly blue and light brown tones.
jhm (159991) 2014-08-03 4:17
What a pleasant place for a pic nic with sight on the sea.
You use the arch, on a very well way also as frame.
These picture is very clear and good composition.
Excellent composition, lovely presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
Royaldevon (43375) 2014-08-03 9:57
It is a good technique to make a situation more interesting by framing it with natural elements. Here, your use of the aqueduct arch is one such occasion. The highly textured wall makes a great, natural frame for the intimate picnic that is being enjoyed by the couple. The inclusion of the sea adds freshness.
My warm regards,
jcpix (13948) 2014-08-03 19:23
I remember Ike's pictures well, and yours adds a new perspective to the aqueduct. I like how you've utilized the arch to dominate the framing. Great timing to catch this couple having a relaxed moment...probably not something that happens a lot at the moment unfortunately.
With a glimpse of the sea in the distance, this offers up a hint of curiosity for the view on the other side. Smartly observed, composed and shared. Hope all has been well. Take care.
emka (106722) 2014-08-03 20:45
Fine presentation from Cesarea. The Israeli couple having picnic is nicely framed by the ancient arch of the stone wall. Excellent composition. Pleasant colour and nice sharpness. well chosen subject.
WArm regrads Malgo
ourania (51079) 2014-08-04 7:27
Ike's photos have offered us a thorough introduction to this aqueduct and its surroundings. Your composition is lovely and interesting, I like how you filled the frame and used it as a window to the sea and frame for a peaceful daily life scene. I wish the whole region could be peaceful at last, that the lovely light, sweet colours and gentle breeze perceived in your photo could be enjoyed by all. The people are well placed and give us scale. It's nice that this ancient structure can still be enjoyed today and be part of daily life. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
batalay (40385) 2014-08-05 1:08
Merhaba Murat Bey,
I remember Caesarea from the repeated trips between Haifa and Tel Aviv. You have composed the shot perfidy, with the two visitors enjoying a picnic in one of the arches. Indeed, the arch here creates a sensational frame, and the Miraculous Mediterranean appears as flat as a carpenter's level.
PS my cell phone is 540 845 4962 for a text message.
ChrisJ (117825) 2014-08-05 13:01
Nice use of the arch to frame the seated couple enjoying some refreshing drinks and snacks. Good sharpness and superb warm cold colour contrasts between the pale beige yellow stones and the bg blue sea and sky. Tfs!
abmdsudi (57680) 2014-08-05 19:42
A lovely happy relaxing image with those beautiful blue sky's give some good contrasts to the ancient wall. Lovely placement of the picnickers while enjoying cappuchino with danish pastry to finish it off!! Very nice image, Well done.
jmdias (68661) 2014-08-12 2:10
a beautiful view of the arch, its structure and use of the local personages and their peculiar way of life. I liked the compo, well done .
nikkitta (17068) 2014-08-14 14:21
From my point of view a good capture because its framed by the old stones of the aqueduct
Well composed scene, regards
Miguel82 (27752) 2014-08-22 20:52
Murat, this is a spy pov, you caught that couple during their pic nic while eating something, beautiful arch of stones, greetings
- Copyright: Murat Tanyel (mcmtanyel) (29016)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-05-27
- Categories: Ruins
- Camera: Nikon D7000, AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, RAW, Vivitar Series 1 HD CPL 67mm
- Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-02 18:19