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These mosaics were shot in the Zeugma Museum in Gaziantep. Many of them are quite large carpet size floor mosaics except the first depicting the head of a gypsy girl. As you can imagine, it was very difficult to get decent shots of them, so I had to make adjustments using PS.

V7, V8, and V9 are uploaded to show their scale and the way they are displayed. Please go to my Saturday Shadow shot for comprehensive info: link
Thank you for seeing.

Brand:Samsung
Camera:Samsung NX300 Check out Samsung NX Generation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:29 Oct 2013 - 2:29 PM
Focal Length:35mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.5
Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/6sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1600
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Mosaics of Zeugma
Username:nonur nonur
Uploaded:4 Nov 2013 - 1:29 AM
Tags:Gaziantep, Mosaics, Photo journalism, Specialist, Turkey, Zeugma Mosaics, Zeugma Museum
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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2013 - 1:49 AM

They are very beautiful works of art. V1 is my favourite but it is so interesting to see the others and the way they are displayed.

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handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 1handlerstudio vcard United States5 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2013 - 4:19 AM

This is a great set of these Roman mosaics. When Karen and I were in Tunisia, we saw many....some in the Bardo Museum, and many in excavations. My favorites are V1 &2

Peter

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1080 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
4 Nov 2013 - 5:24 AM

Fascinating

Peter

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 596 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2013 - 6:40 AM

An excellent series and well done for managing such good photos under difficult conditions. It amazes me that anything so delicate could survive 2000 years in such good condition. It is particularly amazing that in England some have survived especially given the weather conditions and farming practices in this small country of ours.

Andy

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fentiger
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4 Nov 2013 - 7:33 AM

A most interesting documentary set of images.

Albert

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Mollycat
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4 Nov 2013 - 7:38 AM

Do love mosaics, your lucky to have such a fine collection of antiquity near you. Great images. Peter.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4133 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2013 - 7:52 AM

I agree with Andy's {Andysnapper} comments in full: such interesting subject matter and so well captured.
R.

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NDODS
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4 Nov 2013 - 8:30 AM

Both interesting and beautiful...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 2DicksPics vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2013 - 8:36 AM

This is such a beautiful set of these ancient works of art, Nezih!
Wonderfully captured.

Richard

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 103958 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2013 - 8:39 AM

what a fabulous set...assume they are Roman..how wonderful that thye have been preserved SmileSmileSmile

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Jocelia
Jocelia e2 Member 2Jocelia vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2013 - 9:19 AM

Wow! what a collection, beauty to behold, lovely work…..WinkWinkWink

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2013 - 9:27 AM

An Art lesson to follow a History lesson!
These are very beautiful, Nezih, and I can only admire the hard work you have devoted to photographing and presenting them.
I keep returning to V1. The damage to the mosaic has concentrated our gaze on the eyes; the effect is quite hypnotic.
Excellent work.
Regards
Bill

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom72 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2013 - 9:51 AM

Each image a delight to look at an dmarvel at the skill of those who made this fine pieces of art.
I did enjoy reading about Zeus and Europe and seeing the mosaic.
I love V7 too seeing the museum in it's surroundings.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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JohnChambersPhotography

Excellent collection the high ISO 1600 working well here. Nicely taken and presented

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2013 - 10:23 AM


Quote: Excellent collection the high ISO 1600 working well here. Nicely taken and presented

Thank you, John. This piece was displayed in a separate dark room, so it was shot at ISO 1600.

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williamsloan
williamsloan e2 Member 3williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2013 - 10:48 AM

well taken historical shots Nezih each a story on it's own.


billy

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 33381 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway22 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2013 - 12:40 PM

A fascinating set, Nezih. I echo Bill's comment about the eyes in v1, which also looks like an un-finished jigsaw puzzle.

Malc

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 1123 forum postsColleenA vcard South Africa3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2013 - 1:04 PM

Beautiful mosaic work and excellent photography....thanks for sharing

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KingBee
KingBee e2 Member 7324 forum postsKingBee vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2013 - 3:14 PM

A superb piece of work on two fronts - by the artisans who created the mosaics in the first place, and by your capture of them to share with us here. Well done, Nezih.

Regards.

Bob

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Nikonuser1
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4 Nov 2013 - 3:33 PM

Great mosaic's Nezih, well capturedSmile

Cliff

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mikbee
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4 Nov 2013 - 3:33 PM

Intricate work in these mosaics Nezih.
An interesting set.
Mick.

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xwang
xwang  431 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2013 - 4:58 PM

Fantastic! You've done a great job, Nezih. I know that they are very difficult to take .. very well done!

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GeorgePlatis
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4 Nov 2013 - 8:18 PM

Sorry to say that but these are not Romans mosaics but Greek ( just read the letters and the names of the heroes in these mosaics) ! Nevertheless your captures are excellent !

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rayme330
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4 Nov 2013 - 8:26 PM

A superb, well captured and informative series, Nezih.

Ray

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UrbaneMagick
4 Nov 2013 - 8:44 PM

Great set Ron.,. Love the subject matter. Smile

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2013 - 9:02 PM


Quote: Sorry to say that but these are not Romans mosaics but Greek ( just read the letters and the names of the heroes in these mosaics) ! Nevertheless your captures are excellent !

No need to be sorry, George. Romans were only invaders and conquerors of the city. You only need to click the provided link to see that it says: "The ancient city of Zeugma was originally founded as a Greek settlement by Seleucus I Nicator, one of the generals of Alexander the Great, in 300 BC."

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pentaxpatty e2 Member 1pentaxpatty vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 8:23 AM

Fantastic series Nezih, great to still be able to find these wonderful Mosaics Have a good day dear friend. Patricia Grin

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