I took this photo on a visit to Baalbek in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon. This is the famous, yet not so well known, Temple of Bacchus. It is 69 meters long by 36 meters wide. Not only are most of its columns standing, its interior walls with intricate carvings are still very alive. It is simply amazing to see how the temple as well as the entire ancient roman site has survived 2000 years.
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mikele_pl (2400) 2008-09-15 11:23
this is a very good composition. This temple looks fantastic, it looks like it is preserved in a great shape. The picture is good, but seems a bit washed out, clearly due to too long exposure. I think you could improve it in postprocessing, by adding some more saturation, increasing contrast and adding some stronger shadows. I've posted a workshop to show you what I mean.
- Copyright: Thomas Green (tcgt1979) (156)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-08-28
- Categories: Ruins
- Camera: Nikon D60
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Ancient romans' buildings outside of Italy [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-09-15 10:47