This was taken in the old port of Caesarea build by Herod the Great about 25 –13 BC.
In the 7th century, the city of Caesarea was captured first by the Persians, then in 638 by the Muslims, and in one or the other upheaval the great library was destroyed. 20,000 Jews and 30,000 Samaritans who lived in the city prior to the Muslim occupation (according to the Arab historian al-Baladhuri) vanished altogether from the historical record.
The walls remained, but within them the population dwindled and agriculture crept in among the ruins. When Baldwin I took the city in 1101/2, during the First Crusade, it was still very rich, nevertheless. A legend grew up that in this city was discovered the Holy Grail around which so much lore accrued in the next two centuries. Perhaps the Holy Grail was recovered more than once, for the Genoese found a green glass goblet that they identified as the Chalice and expatriated to Genoa, where it was placed in the church of San Lorenzo. The city was strongly refortified and rebuilt by the Crusaders.
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melody06 (234) 2006-04-30 10:13
Orange is my favourite color, so it's evident that i like your picture ;) Nice details and contrast too
SelimAzad (477) 2006-04-30 10:15
LOve the beautiful picture .. convays a sense of loneliness.. did u use a filter or post processed in photoediting soft? Ur notes are very nice. Kindly include some info on the making of the picture .. so tht we learn stuff related to phototgraphy from ur picture ...
YaTtAcAn (90) 2006-04-30 10:15
I like the silhouette of the fisher....and the colors too...great work!!
kittyhawk (1692) 2006-04-30 10:18
I like this photo, a lovely mood in it. Very nice and warm colors. I allso like the detail in the ocean. Thank you for sharing.
roamermark (1592) 2006-04-30 10:33
Excellent shot. Great use of light and colour. Not sure what the dark spot in the centre of the picture is (a bird perhaps?) but it is distracting to ther image you might consider removing it.
starbug (6924) 2006-04-30 11:28
hi Assi, I already recognized it as your picture:-), once again the saturation and the tonation itself are very appealing, there's great compo and the contrast with the black outlines is fantastic.
seiliv (317) 2006-04-30 11:53
Great shot, beautiful color. Seems so peaceful and warm. Only thing that I can see that could been done anything with, is the horizon. Just little more rotated to the right, and it would be tilted. Thanks for sharing.
Clochette (8076) 2006-05-01 8:39
I love silhouettes, and this one is very nice and warm. Beautiful atmosphere indeed.
However, if I may, I would suggest some points of improvement.
- as Seiliv said, a slight rotation would have corrected the horizon line;
- if you had moved just a little toward the left, when shooting, the leg of the boy would not have been as "stiched" to the rock
- you could gain quality by not compressing so much your image.. your pic size is 63ko, while you can post it until 200ko.. with such a small size, you obtain artifacts (can you see them, along the black vertical line ?) and it's a pity.
- Copyright: Assi Dvilanski (asival) (5305)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-04-29
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 350D/Rebel XT, 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS USM
- Exposure: f/4, 1/1600 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2006-04-30 9:15
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