The Roman Aqueduct in Caesarea on its most known section, broken centuries ago by earthquakes and sea erosion, it’s the final edge of its remnants. Built on the 1st century BC, by king Herod, brought water to the ancient city from the springs on southern side of Mount Carmel, about 10KM to the north east.
I always wondered what had happened to the missing part stones – a puzzle not found any trace on the web.
Location on map: 32.5127, 34.8964
-0.3 exp. bias due to strong daylight.
My previous photos on the subject:
A wider POV, same place.
Southwards view to the length within the Dunes.
Archs in close view.
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tenretin (2545) 2014-02-23 1:31
I love the correlation between the horizon and the alignment of the bridge. This is a beautiful book. The human element helps to perceive the scale.
saxo042 (37666) 2014-02-23 1:32
A very good picture of this interesting aqueduct. I also appreciate your links to the other pictures and the map reference. A very attractive picture with a small, but important human presence.
mirosu (15302) 2014-02-23 1:35
You have found a great viewpoint which not only leads towards the aqueduct but also shows the excellent details. The light and shadows create fine contrasts to the simple colours and the textures. This fine exposure is incredibly sharp so that the details are perfectly accessible.
The well-chosen tight crop eliminates all unwanted distractions.
Very well done.
Nicou (130007) 2014-02-23 1:49
quelle vue sur cet aqueduc sueprbe quel rendu sur la pierre une très ancienne construction ce rendu sur la pierre cet éclairage très intéressant sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
carlo62 (38629) 2014-02-23 2:05
splendido questo acquedotto su questo fondale blu, dove cielo e mare si uniscono alla perfezione.
Attira l'attenzione anche la discreta presenza della signora, quel piccolo punto rosa attrae molto più di tante altre cose.
photographer_sg (4410) 2014-02-23 2:10
beautiful composition with great framing and clarity. Lovely natural colours. Beautiful contrast. Thanks for sharing and have a great new week.
pierrefonds (60338) 2014-02-23 5:32
the distance between the baqueduct and the horizon is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and the colours of the architecture of the aqueduct. The good luminosity is bringing out the colours. Have a nice dya.
kato (11630) 2014-02-23 7:24
You're capturing well this architecture by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the stone architecture which is built for water supplies from the desert. It looks like a great wisdom of ancient engineers who thought the useful irrigation. It's strong and functional structure. and it's also impressive to face the sea.
ourania (36366) 2014-02-23 7:29
I like very much the simple, graphical design of this ancient aqueduct and enjoy the sharp, natural textures and the compact, warm stones in your photo. I like the angle you chose for this capture, the perspective is great and the blue backdrop of sea and sky very pleasing. There's vast depth through the arches and the shadows underneath them provide nice contrast and enhance the graphism and dynamism of your picture. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,
shevchenko (18892) 2014-02-23 19:14
Good pov and good frame to show the magnificent aqueduct, nice blue sky and sea as background, suprise that the WS is showing another side of aqueduct that accompany by sand dune, interesting composition, distinct photo, good shoot.
Royaldevon (33385) 2014-02-24 1:47
A simplistic subject of sea, stones and sky but so very finely composed, and exposed with excellent sharpness to create a fine photograph. The textures are almost palpable.
The inclusion of the head is a gem.
It adds just a hint of new colour, gives a focus point and puts the whole shot on an understandable scale.
Have a great day,
danos (90305) 2014-02-24 2:32
nice the view of this old Roman aqueduct in Caesarea that is so close to the sea.I like its good meaintenance as the excellent light and the contrast management of the scene.Good its placement in the frame.
jhm (144204) 2014-02-24 4:02
This part of these aqueduct is very good maintain.
Lovely with the sea the wonderful blue sky.
Really a very good technical picture also wonderful colours.
The aqueduct care for a wonderful composition.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
mcmtanyel (16607) 2014-02-24 18:20
I like the views of the sea through the arches and the color combination - deep blue vs the earth tones. Well seen and rendered, TFS!
Miguel82 (26541) 2014-02-24 20:00
Dear Ike, I'll always reply in chronological order don't worry even if I'm busy sometimes, that ancient roman aqueduct is a testimony of the past still in good conditions, high definition, good light and hues, good evening
delpeoples (55090) 2014-02-25 4:28
A stunning subject matter, beautifully photographed. I love the warm light, the excellent contrasts and vivid colours. Superb work. Thanks for sharing, have a beautiful day.
jcpix (13814) 2014-02-25 16:00
Yes, that does come to an abrupt end doesn't it! Understandably so it would seem, but also very impressive that considering the factors, this much is still standing strong. Another great angle taken to emphasize perspective, and even more so with this particular shot is the contrast of the lively blue backdrop. A sun filled sky and controlled exposure has brought out precise detail and texture, and as always, I love those repeating crescent patterns. :) Well done once again. Have a great day ahead.
nikkitta (16758) 2014-02-25 16:16
Fascinating capture ( like, admire romain constructions so well done )
Creative way to preset it with the great contrast of sea and sky and the pink touch
Well done with good links
I have the answer to your question, if in Latin America it will be for sure, at the house of same politicians
krzychu30 (15510) 2014-02-26 0:19
simple,but thanks to so successful color combination very expressive and hence very captivating composition.
Really the contrast between blue of the sky and stone,natural tones of the Aqueduct couldn´t be more attractive and pleasant to us.
lousat (82500) 2014-02-26 2:06
Hi Ike,new interesting post in your serie about this old aqueduct,the mistery of the missing stones still remain but the pic is truly beautiful,in particular the details are impressives,i can count the bricks..ehehe..great 3D effect on the archs too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Cricri (111351) 2014-02-26 9:48
Belle série de l'Aqueduct, j'aime la lumière sur les villes pierres, la vue de la mer entre les trois arches, belle présentation
UlfE (14641) 2014-02-26 10:55
I love the simplicity and the very nice composition of this photo. The lines are clean and the glimpse of the sea in the background is an extra bonus. I also like the inclusion of a person under the arch on the left hand side . This gives a sense the size of the aqueduct. Weather and light could not have been better for taking a photo. TFS and have a nice evening!
eldancer1 (32015) 2014-02-26 14:11
It maybe broken but this aqueduct had served very well the people of the ancient Roman empire. I still marvel at the genius of those early engineers so ahead of their time. Good pov and sharp details. Well done, tfs.
clic (16074) 2014-02-28 10:24
You show water behind aridity and that constitutes a stunning view of more than 3,000 years ago!
I also wonder how salt water from the sea had been fed to the impressive duct and most-important, by what means did they avoided NaCO2 to destroy that stone pipe.
papagolf21 (90424) 2014-03-03 8:26
Bonsoir, cher Ike,
C'est exceptionnel de voir que les Romains ont su édifier des aqueducs de par le monde de cette façon.
Encore une image édifiante à tous points de vue.
elenimavrandoni (14209) 2014-03-24 16:23
Ike, great explanation on your informative note and very nice angle used to show the beauty and the significance of this Aqueduct!!
thanks for sharing!!
jmdias (58920) 2014-05-18 14:18
a marvelous view of these arches and I liked the contrast of its colors against the blues. nice view and excellent quality.
abmdsudi (46848) 2014-08-21 5:41
Ancient aqueducts! that's incredible feat has me in awe of man's engineering ingenuity then! Wonderful composition, nice detail in the stonework, lovely repeating patterns of the aches against a beautiful sky which help bring out the foreground from the background. Indeed it's refreshing to find a site where people value other people's abilities and all the descriptions have been perfectly put together, thank you. Great capture.
NorthernLight (2383) 2014-10-01 1:23
I am always amazed how this ancient Roman buildings survive for so many centuries.
This picture is very interesting because of the photographic subject and the story behind it and it is very attractive by colors, sharpness and composition.
Have a nice day
swapankumarroy (2847) 2014-10-09 10:33
The old arches stood at the side of sea and very clear view within the arches, good composition with sharpness and well detailing.
berek (43587) 2014-11-14 21:02
what a view on what made this super water on a very old stone building on the stone that made this very interesting light.
have a good weekend.
- Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) (62879)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-01-18
- Categories: Ruins
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/320 seconds
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- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-23 1:14