Sidon Sea Castle captured with a wide angle lens
It was one of the most important Phoenician cities, and may have been the oldest. From here, and other ports, a great Mediterranean commercial empire was founded. Homer praised the skill of its craftsmen in producing glass and purple dyes. It was also from here that a colonising party went to found the city of Tyre.
remark: on the map you see the castle right of the harbour connected with a small way to the land
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ymrk (14955) 2008-12-05 3:06
Super Viewpoint w,th wonderful perspective.Very good landscape,good photo!
Thnaks for sharing,regards
cfreire (11741) 2008-12-05 3:30
Uma captura muito interessante, principalmente, com todas estas pessoas circulando na área, dá um dinamismo muito bom. Bonitas cores e enquadramento. Bela mostra. Abraço, Consuelo
asajernigan (21294) 2008-12-05 3:38
Nice POV for this shot giving us a nice overview of this fine old castle. The lighting and colors are great with excellent sharpness and DOF. The people give us a good sense of scale as well as adding life to the shot.
snunney (84770) 2008-12-05 3:49
A fine point of view overlooking the ruins of the fort with the modern city of Sidon on the background. The distortion caused by the very wide angle lens creates additional interest. Very good colours and clarity.
Budapestman (82620) 2008-12-05 3:54
Great panoramic shot from this particular place with spectacular composition. The ruins of the castle are imposing sight, the modern city in the background is very spectacular. An excellent image, Thank you for sharing. Have a nice day!
TopGeo (38204) 2008-12-05 4:18
Hi Achim!The recording of historical place with a way very impressive that gives with very comprehensible way the FG level the old and visible BG a department of new city They is important picture
belido (19934) 2008-12-05 4:31
the 10-22mm was essential here. I really this wide view of castle in ruins. Very interesting place, beautiful photograph. Clarity and sharpness are very good. Well done!
tcgt1979 (156) 2008-12-05 4:58
Achim! what a great perspective. I was there 6 months ago and took some fotos from this sea castle. Your picture is very unique and well taken. Excellent!
Giorgio (11279) 2008-12-05 5:03
- Special impressive picture with these ruins, because the PoV, excellent idea for your wide angle, anyway it's successful, bravo!
Have a good weekend!
jjcordier (76850) 2008-12-05 5:11
La vision déformée crée par le grand angle donne beaucoup d'originalité à ton POV et permet d'englober d'un seul coup d'il la totalité du site et son environnement. Belle réalisation!
erhan1958 (15220) 2008-12-05 6:23
stunning area, shpaes and colours.
Nice scene. Very good POV. Excellent landscape. Very original composition.
Regards! Have a nice weekend.
Gerrit (48220) 2008-12-05 7:17
Wonderful site in a place with such a mythical name,
Very good composition,
feather (51130) 2008-12-05 8:02
You had an excellent vantage point from this high POV. We can see all the way across the bay over the top of the ruins. The turquoise sea is a perfect contast to the earth tones of the rest of the image.
Wandering_Dan (3449) 2008-12-05 10:10
Hi, Achim -
Very interesting historical photograph showing the ancient and modern cities. Good composition, too.
paura (47166) 2008-12-05 13:06
Lugar dos mais pitorescos, apresentados em uma fotografia com boa tomada e composição. belo trabalho.
Sistercosmo (242) 2008-12-05 15:43
toller Blickwinkel! Wunderbares Foto!
Excellent shot with great detail and colors. The distortion is extreme and very artistic. Almost a "Daly".... :-)
danyy (0) 2008-12-05 23:45
un grand angle est évidemment bien utile pour étendre la vue et procurer un maximum de détails sur ces ruines , tout en permettant par exemple, de la profondeur avec la ville en arrière plan.
Les déformations ne sont même pas gênantes ici.
Un excellent choix de POV et un cadrage bien étudié.
dvlazar (6644) 2008-12-07 3:39
Great birds eye angle of this scene. Lots to look at and focus on, all with nice clarity.
toto (0) 2008-12-07 12:00
belle photo de ce beau chateau, de ces ruines, de ce pont qui mène notre regard vers cette ville.
Jolies couleurs et bonne netteté.
Bon POV qui nous montre de haut une bonne partie du paysage et des plans d' eau.
Emile (20350) 2008-12-07 20:47
Good wide angle shot of the castle and the city of Sidon, very good high POV that give us this interesting view, good perspective. very well captured.
Best regards and wish you a nice week ahead.
AiresSantos (56155) 2008-12-08 0:39
Wonderful view of the Sidon Sea Castle, great perspective. Beautiful colours and fine details
TFS and have a nice day
Tue (27696) 2008-12-08 2:48
Excellent overview of this castle from a great high POV. Very nice to see the city in the background as well and the light was really pleasant here. Thanks for sharing!
giorgimer (34866) 2008-12-08 13:17
interesting ruins. Very good POV. Effective panoramic by the wide angle lens.
testmaniac (13508) 2008-12-09 3:50
Hello Achim, very good and interesting shot with nice POV!
JCG (35129) 2008-12-10 9:11
A panorama which shows many interesting details and I to us like much the effect of the wide-angle lens here which creates another dimension with the places. Apparently the ruins of this castle are very visited. Well done Achim, thank you.
With all my friendships and a very good evening,
Angshu (55892) 2008-12-14 19:56
Amazing place! There are so many things I learn just by browsing your gallery! Excellent use of the wide lens to show this ancient structure...the modern buildings in the BG are an eye sore, but that's reality! Good work!
pierrefonds (57461) 2008-12-15 18:00
The presence of the people has an effect of scale. The point of view is allowing us to see the details and colors of the architecture of the Sidon Sea castle. It is also leading our eyes toward the modern area of Sidon. The subject is well frame. The colors are enhanced by the good light. Have a nice dat.
Jakab (3867) 2009-01-01 14:38
man sieht auch den Effekt des Weitwinkelobjektivs. Das Bild ist aber dadurch nicht weniger interessant, besonders, wenn man auch die Karte besichtigt. Du hast die kurze Pause zwischen Kriegen, Rebellen, Aufständen etc. gut ausgenutzt, um uns diesen schönen Punkt der Mittelmeerküste zu zeigen.
- Copyright: Achim Fried (John_F_Kennedy) (42841)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-05-07
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon 350 D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5
- Exposure: f/11, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: 2006/05 Liban, Syria, Jordan
- Date Submitted: 2008-12-05 3:00