Jupiter Tempel seen from the Bacchus Temple.
The greatest of the three temples at Baalbek was sacred to Jupiter Baal, ("Heliopolitan Zeus"), identified here with the sun, and - constructed between the first century BC and 62 AD - was the largest temple in the empire. With it were associated a temple to Venus and a lesser temple in honor of Bacchus (though it was traditionally referred to as the "Temple of the Sun" by Neoclassical visitors, who saw it as the best-preserved Roman temple in the world - it is surrounded by forty-two columns nearly 20 meters in height). Thus three Eastern deities were worshipped in Roman guise: thundering Jove, the god of storms, stood in for Baal-Hadad, Venus for ‘Ashtart (known in English as Astarte) and Bacchus for Anatolian Dionysus.
(more informations http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baalbek)
Exposure Time: 1/250
ISO Speed Ratings: 200
Focal Length: 14/1 mm
Metering Mode: Pattern
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besnard (57102) 2007-11-27 3:43
Elles sont majestueuses et élégantes ces colonnes en ruine et se détachent sur un beau ciel bleu.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
cbrman (21675) 2007-11-27 3:53
Un petit excès de sharpening ici ! Les pierres sont par endroit un peu trop surexposées ! Cet endroit a malgré tout un certain charme avec ces pierres éparpillées sur le sol !
Une note intéressante !
jhm (157878) 2007-11-27 4:12
A very nice quality picture with the old ruins from the Bacchus Temple.
Perspective and composition are very nice, you placed the colums nice to the right.
Very well with the strong blue sky.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice day,
snunney (104717) 2007-11-27 4:17
A good composition of these ancient temple columns and their ruined counterparts. Fine colours and textures.
ktanska (28729) 2007-11-27 5:49
Impressive ruins on intensive Mediterranean light. The upright columns make a good composition. But it's oversharpened to my taste.
chrisnet (23046) 2007-11-27 11:48
Very interesting shot with these ruins, perhaps a little oversharpened, but a good framing.
gilou530 (34) 2007-11-27 12:48
une belle lumiére et un ciel bleu pour mettre en valeur ce lieu historique de vieilles pierres, joli cadrage
Budapestman (82620) 2007-11-27 15:08
Beautiful architecture image and the POV is attractive. Colours and lights are excellent, fascinating historical atmosphere, Well done! Have a nice day
berek (50506) 2007-11-28 1:16
interesting historical place .I like blue sky and your point of view. take care.
saylan-cb (12738) 2007-11-28 1:43
Very nice ruins a great composition and colours are very good.
fayeulle (27827) 2007-11-28 2:19
Although I agree with Dominique for the sharpening, I think it's a very interesting picture. Lebanon is a country with great history. Knowing it can permit to understand the origin of the problems of today.
evanrizo (456) 2007-11-28 9:18
Hallo Achim, ein sehr gutes scharfes Bild von einem guten Punkt aufgenohmen und sehr gut eingerahmt auch.
paura (47186) 2007-11-28 15:51
Achim, The sharpness are really nice in this shot, from this very interesting Jupiter Tempel. Very well done.
dip (23890) 2007-11-28 22:00
Schönes Bild,gute Schärfe und schöne Farben,
jaywalker (16105) 2007-11-29 5:11
Hi Achim, A great capture of these ancient ruins, the photo is well composed & your POV was well chosen, excellent light & the columns stand-out brilliantly against that superb blue sky, TFS, kind regards Wilson.
Angshu (56760) 2007-12-07 1:20
The remnants of the Jupiter temple towers over the ruins against the blue sky. Amazing amount of details on the stones lying on the ground. The compo. & the picture is excellent.
pierrefonds (69777) 2007-12-07 4:58
A nice image of the Jupiter temple, the photo has a good composition, DOF and beautiful colors. Thanks for sharing.
Didi (60590) 2007-12-07 8:16
Hello Mr President
I think i will come here earlier to have more soft lights, but I think it was impossible for you according to your schedule.
The point of view is well choosen showwing this great place.
- Copyright: Achim Fried (John_F_Kennedy) (43763)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-05-08
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon 350 D
- Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: 2006/05 Liban, Syria, Jordan
- Date Submitted: 2007-11-27 3:40
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