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Forum Romanum sunset

Forum Romanum sunset
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Copyright: Hans Spruijt (GreenBaron) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3011 W: 919 N: 12213] (52775)
Rodzaj: Miejsca
Medium: Kolorowe
Data wykonania: 2004-04-15
Kategorie: Życie codzienne, Architektura, Nocturnal, Mood
Aparat: Minolta Z1
Wersja zdjęcia: Oryginalna wersja
Dodano: 2006-11-15 4:40
Oglądane: 2911
Punkty: 36
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Forum Romanum…

While the sun sets in the eternal city of Rome after a rainy day the red glow of the last sunrays coloring the Forum Romanum red and the sky purple. The Forum is one of the most interesting sites of ‘my precious city’. Waking through the ruins of ancient Rome I feel like going back to the beginning of our calendar. The remains of the temple of Castor and Polux, the Curia Hostilia, the temple of Saturn and the Basilica of Maxentius and Constantine. On this pictures view is to the rear of this Basilica.

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- Add lens flare in the sun
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The Roman Forum (Forum Romanum, although the Romans called it more often the Forum Magnum or just the Forum) was the central area around which ancient Rome developed, in which commerce, business, prostitution, cult and the administration of justice took place. Here the communal hearth was located. Sequences of remains of paving show that sediment eroded from the surrounding hills was already raising the level of the forum in early Republican times. Originally it had been marshy ground, which was drained by the Tarquins with the Cloaca Maxima. Its final travertine paving, still to be seen, dates from the reign of Augustus.
An anonymous 8th century traveler from Einsiedeln (now in Germany) reported that the Forum was already falling apart in his time. During the Middle Ages, though the memory of the Forum Romanum persisted, its monuments were for the most part buried under debris, and its location was designated the "Campo Vaccino" or "cattle field," located between the Capitoline Hill and the Colosseum.
The return of Pope Urban V from Avignon in 1367 led to an increased interest in ancient monuments, partly for their moral lesson and partly as a quarry for new buildings being undertaken in Rome after a long lapse. Artists from the late 15th century drew the ruins in the Forum, antiquaries copied inscriptions from the 16th century, and a tentative excavation was begun in the late 18th century.

A cardinal took measures to drain it again and built the Alessandrine neighborhood over it. But the excavation by Carlo Fea, who began clearing the debris from the Arch of Septimius Severus in 1803, and archaeologists under the Napoleonic regime marked the beginning of clearing the Forum, which was only fully excavated in the early 20th century.
In its current state, remains from several centuries are shown together, due to the Roman practice of building over earlier ruins. (Text Wikipedia.com)

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Hoi Hans,
Een foto met een prachtige sfeer. Super compositie en prachtige warme kleuren. Jammer dat de foto een beetje wazig is en dat de zon overbelicht is. Het toevoegen van de flare vindt ik wel erg mooi.

amazing shot my dear friend Hans... congratulations for this so great image... i like it so much, very nice frame... the colors are so great!!!!... TFS...

Comme une carte postale. Belle présentation.
Bonne journée.

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  • Ivan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 365 W: 110 N: 268] (3865)
  • [2006-11-15 6:21]

Hi Hans,
Thanks to that rising sun, the natural light awake the city. Excellent composition and well presented.

Hi Hans!
Very good composition.Very nice light of sunset.

Beautiful colours, light, colours and framing. Very good.


Ahhh my first Roman Sunset! Nice shot Hans, as always! You make the world come to all of us! Thanks!

excellent sunset, hans
wonderful composition and crop.

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2006-11-15 14:38]

Hello Hans,
Very beautiful indeed ! Love the suns rays peeking over as it sets giving it great lighting. Really nice comp. TFS Julie

Hallo Hans.
Is deze ingescanned? Had wat scherper gekund?
Well composed and presented.

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1631 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2006-11-15 15:29]

Hello Hans,

Very beautiful shot Hans, excellent colours, even thought it is sun down, but you have done a great job, everything is clear in sight, I like the colours... it have the feeling of back in time when you look at it, well captured my dear friend, thanks for sharing


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  • limba3 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1035 W: 476 N: 576] (16751)
  • [2006-11-15 15:53]

Hi Hans
Today together we demonstrated the sunset. Only a bit in different places. Your a bit I know. You were already in this many interesting places. When you will come to Poland. At us he is also nicely. (translator)

what a sunset..and what a place to see it! TFS Meagan

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2006-11-17 23:19]

I was there in the very middle of a hot, hot summer's day, and it is good to see it in these sunset tones!
Well composed and displayed for us Hans, TFS

Good shot, Hans!
I like your POV and the atmosphere, but I think the subject (the Forum) is a bit too small and fuzzy. Anyhow, the colours are beautiful!
TFS, Mariët

beautiful sunset on this red Rome!


Hi Hanswonderful sunset from the splendid roman ruins, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • lika Silver Star Critiquer [C: 42 W: 0 N: 0] (329)
  • [2008-01-07 9:16]

Hi Hans!
Amazing shot!
Great colors and light!

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