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Museo Della Curia Julia

By TrevBatWCC    
The Curia Julia was the building of the Roman Senate, where the emperors and the senators met to discuss important affairs. This much restored building was completed by Augustus in 28 BC, and is located a few metres away from the Arco di Settimio Severo, featured in my The Forum upload. Today it's home to a small museum housing antiquities from the 1st - 3rd centuries AD, some of which I've shown here - it's amazing how well-preserved they are after 2,000 years. They were, of course, housed behind glass in cases, and I pressed the camera lens close up to the glass to try to avoid reflections as much as possible.

Single Raw image processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in Photomatix Pro and Photoshop Elements 11

Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging.

Trev Smile

Tags: Forum Rome Specialist and abstract Museo Della Curia Julia Roman glassware

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
12 Nov 2012 11:08AM
Very greek, Trev, with the key design encircling the plate. Fine images. Carol

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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
12 Nov 2012 11:23AM
Objects in museums are never easy subjects as I have found at Glasgow's Burrell Collection, but you have done well here without too many reflections getting in on the act.
And such fascinating artefacts they are......I could spend hours in such places.
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2012 11:30AM
Three lovely, well taken shots.
Briwooly 12 452 5 England
12 Nov 2012 12:09PM
Excellent work through glass Trev never easy

achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
12 Nov 2012 12:20PM
These are excellent Trev considering they are taken through glass, I wonder in 2,000 years how much of todays products will still be around.


Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
12 Nov 2012 12:26PM
V2 is especially lovely, that glass work is just amazing. Very good photographic skill on your part, too.

As to Trev's comment....I'm sure all the plastic junk will still be around in all it's ugliness. We do not live in an aesthetic age!
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2012 12:37PM
You have managed the conditions very well, Trev. No irritating reflections disturbing the clarity of the exhibits. Beautifully photographed, in fact.
I claim to be amazingly well preserved, too, though I am not quite prehistoric WinkGrin
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
12 Nov 2012 1:20PM
A fine collection of artifacts Trev.
Like the plate.
But at 2000 years old,I would need to put it in the dishwasher
before I had my pie,chips and beans of it !!
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
12 Nov 2012 1:21PM
Clear, detailed and very well captured, Trev.

CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2012 2:47PM
Very well captured with it being behind glassSmile
saltireblue Plus
8 8.1k 33 Norway
12 Nov 2012 4:16PM

Quote:The Curia Julia was the building of the Roman Senate, where the emperors and the senators met to discuss important affairs

Sounds rather like my bathroom, where I go to contemplate and consider important decisions, albeit alone and not in the company of important personages.WinkGrin

Seriously, Trev...impressive images in the light of the, lights, reflections all over the place...very well done indeed.

AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
12 Nov 2012 5:31PM
You've done a very good job of photographing these objects Trev. Fine work.

RockArea 11 18 3 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2012 5:51PM
You've presented us with a fine set of artefacts, Trev. Nice work!

bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2012 6:00PM
A fine set of shots Trev and probaly not the easiest for reflections.But Micks comment was class made me laugh .well done on the photo's.Smile
Lillian Plus
9 22 17 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2012 7:16PM
Well captured all Trev,
but would like one of lot number 10 in view 2 please
can you arrange?
12 Nov 2012 7:25PM
Excellent captures through the glass Trev.

pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2012 10:14PM
well detailed shot
JanieB43 9 47 6 England
13 Nov 2012 8:06AM
Great shot Trev and positioning your camera up to the glass certainly did the trick with those pesky reflections... I use my polariser to the same effect but I realise that can slow your exposure so probably not that good an idea for indoor shots like this one Wink

superb close images trev,excellent details,well done.ray
moiral 8 12 Scotland
13 Nov 2012 5:12PM
What a wonderful collection and so beautifully photographed by yourself Trev.
There is a beautiful blue vase with a handle in V2 that I would like. Wonder how much they would want for it TongueGrin. Moira
sable 10 9 7 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2012 3:27PM
Three beautiful images of some really interesting artifacts xx
Richsr 11 91 223 England
15 Nov 2012 3:42PM
Well worked controlling the reflection Trevor, good details and info
Regards Richard

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