A different perspective due south, to the length of the eastern-wall that was surrounding the ancient town Ashkelon, built in the mid-12th century by the Fatimid Caliphate. The wall was originally 2,200 meters in length, 50 meters in width and 15 meters in height. This is atop of the dike. A previously posted picture on the wall.
Ashkelon located in the south Israel coastal plains, the ruins are at 31.6627, 34.5478 on the map.
A 16:9 aspect ratio.
A Wikipedia page about ancient town of Ashkelon.
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snunney (104679) 2014-06-04 2:19
A fine presentation of these ancient ruins captured under a good light. I like the oblique point of view and the detail to be observed in the old stones, which no doubt have a tale or two to relate if they could only talk.
papagolf21 (106740) 2014-06-04 4:01
Bonjour, cher Ike,
C'est un véritable livre d'Histoire présenté à travers cette composition.
Les vestiges demeurent impressionnantes encore aujourd'hui.
Un grand merci du partage.
jhm (157854) 2014-06-04 4:54
Almost not to believe that these wall can remain right, through the a lot of years the corrosion.
Sharpness and clarity are perfect taken.
Excellent composition, nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
pierrefonds (69763) 2014-06-04 4:55
The length of the wall is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and the colors of the ancient wall. The good luminosity is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
adramad (48392) 2014-06-04 7:54
Always union between verdant terrain and shrubs, with ancient stone, create a good harmony, as in the case of this great and interesting composition.
An image to enjoy, with its beautiful colorful, high brightness and perfect sharpness.
rychem (40627) 2014-06-04 8:56
Such places have always a little mysterious atmosphere,
beautiful photo with excellent clarity and sharpness, very well composed
Nicou (148412) 2014-06-04 9:08
quelle image et perspective sueprbe quel rendu sur la pierre et captage et ce forme sueprbe ruines et iamge.
Bravo et amitié
danos (101766) 2014-06-04 9:15
nice the view of the old ruins under this brilliant of Israel's sky.I like the creative perspective as the clarity of the image.
Unfortunately the bad weathe the most of the days,in South Germany changed a bit in Ulm and Augsburg.
PiotrF (21438) 2014-06-04 13:51
very nice shot captured from a good pov. Excellent sharpness and clarity. Well framed and good management of the harsh light.
shevchenko (20548) 2014-06-04 19:15
Good pov and good frame to show the remnant of an ancient architecture, blue sky and green weeds add more color to the historical site too, interesting composition, distinct photo, good shoot.
jcpix (13930) 2014-06-04 19:30
Good morning Ike,
If we didn't know an better, this could easily pass for castle ruins also. :) The old wall sure has provided plenty of opportunities, and each picture you've taken helps better visualize and understand its history and form....well, prior form anyway!? Great light and strong, natural color once again, bringing out the most of detail and texture. We're far too quick to replace anything of age, I wish there were many more remnants to the past here in the States. Onward and upward I suppose. Enjoy the new day. All the best.
alive (1360) 2014-06-05 1:54
With very good colors and clearness.
delpeoples (59430) 2014-06-05 7:18
It seems you are on a tour of your own country. I love ruins and these walls are very intriguing. It's always difficult making them look pretty, but you have done a great job. Excellent colours, textures and depth.
Thanks for sharing, have a lovely day
Miguel82 (27652) 2014-06-05 7:53
These ruins found in Ashkelon national park date from medieval periods Ike, a brillant testimony of the past in that region, perfect sharpness, natural hues, greetings
pajaran (64374) 2014-06-05 10:20
Interesantan tekst o starom gradu i zidu sa opisom, lep pogled na rusevinu ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto i ruina, lepe boje.
Ostala je rusevina i secanje.
Prijatno vece i mirna noc, sve najbolje.
An interesting article on the old city wall and the description, nice view on the ruins ...
Good time recording, contrast and perspective, nice place and shown the ruins, beautiful colors.
Remained ruins and memories.
Good evening and peaceful night, all the best.
ourania (49799) 2014-06-05 11:28
I like that you chose a point of view that included a lot of shadows. There's an attractive perspective and the texture of the stonework is fascinating. The remains of the antique wall don't look formidable anymore but rather like a giant sculpture that signifies the passage of time. I also like how the wall is framed by the contrasting, fresh and vivid colours of the field and the sky. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,
Sonata11 (33971) 2014-06-05 11:58
Hello Ike, very beautiful composition wonderfully executed. The management of light, colors, sharpness, are fabulous. It is pleasure to look at. Love it.
All the best, Barbara
fabbs99 (17175) 2014-06-05 23:05
Nice presentation of the old ruins.The bricks have acquired interesting shapes over the time and look great as historical remnants.Very well captured with excellent sharpness and colors.TFS.
Royaldevon (41770) 2014-06-06 5:56
In the olden days, walls were not just to protect you from the elements, as can be seen from the thickness of these ruins! These wall served an important protective job!
You have made a good composition from a difficult subject, with fine leads and sharp details. The light and the colours are glorious.
My warm regards,
Didi (60590) 2014-06-06 10:31
Very sharp stones
I prefer to take this kind of pictures in the early morning :)
Silvio1953 (150199) 2014-06-06 13:16
Ciao Ike, fascinating composition with beautiful old wall, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
nikkitta (17068) 2014-06-07 12:47
A bit late, but arrive to commment this full of history composition, good composd, a mix of the old wall and vegetation
Moving to be in a place where so many facts happens hundred of years ago, enjoy watching
Buen fin de semana
mcmtanyel (26916) 2014-06-08 20:02
Just like the previous posting you point to, this is a very nice photo showing the essence of the place and suggesting places to see in future travels.
siolaw (38292) 2014-06-09 9:30
An interesting site where many civilazions have left remains...
The walls are shown under fine light and the picture has a good general quality.
jemaflor (101273) 2014-06-10 22:55
Interesting view with these ruins, good depth result and good contrast with light and shades, tfs.
mirosu (16273) 2014-06-16 4:26
Excellent photo from very good, lower viewpoint. Very good light allows to see all the excellent wall details. The arrangement with the green area in foreground and the blue sky in BG is superb.
Very well done.
jmdias (67165) 2014-07-04 7:00
interesting these ruins, the piece ahead looks like part of an arch and has a curious shape. nice view.
abmdsudi (57160) 2014-08-04 23:03
An interesting archaeological site and a fascinating remnant of the ancient walls, well seen with this neat capture creating a nice contrast. Blue and fresh green perfectly match the subject matter that you chose the best view point to emphasize its strength, depth and perspective, full of detail and pleasantly exposed. Well done shot and tx to your infor notes.
berek (50506) 2014-08-30 7:31
historic architecture is very interesting. had a different composition with green grass.i like this perspective too.
Have a nice weekend.
NorthernLight (2383) 2014-09-16 3:08
what would these old walls tell if they could talk? A historic, exciting place captured in a beautiful, clear photo. Vivid colors. It looks very interesting, but I guess that there are snakes. :-)
Friendly greetings from the north
- Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) (76075)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-03-22
- Categories: Ruins
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-06-04 1:05