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The Babble Tower

By ellavr
I couldn't find a song title to go with this that wasn't too obscure (who else apart from me has heard Live - Pillars of Davidson??).

Anyway decided on the present one.. a bit biblical!!

It is in Rome, dont know what it was called (should have a book to jot that sort of thing down), but it was very beautiful and very tall and very detailed in its carvings. I like the lean of the tower for perspective and the sky for contrast. Hope you like it.

Tags: Landscape and travel

Voters: itsasetamendi, speeedyblue2, foggytwo and 16 more

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novocastria 19 102
6 Sep 2004 8:09PM
Very nice shot, Ella. Great use of perspective and well captured detail. Nice composition and contrast. Well done.
6 Sep 2004 8:35PM
Nice shot Ella - I like the angle. It's Trajan's Column, which tells the story of Trajan's campaign in Dacia. If you're ever in town and go to the V&A they have an incredible plaster cast of the column made in the 19th Century. Ironically, due to the damage caused by air pollution in Rome over the last century, the detail of the carvings is much better on the plaster cast.
foggytwo 19 36 1 Scotland
6 Sep 2004 9:51PM
Great perspective Ella,and the carvings look brilliant. I like the angle you have taken it from as it shows the detail up so well lower down the column. Well caught. Click.
6 Sep 2004 11:02PM
Superb angle and perspective Ella with great detail, excellent shot.

lobsterboy Plus
19 15.0k 13 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2004 8:46AM
Nice angle. click.
7 Sep 2004 11:40AM
Wow, that's great Ella, super detail and all against that wonderful sky.
tull 19 181 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2004 5:26PM
Cracking shot Ella,wonderful angle and perspective and a lovely sky,well taken.

Best wishes.

ellavr 18 66
7 Sep 2004 5:41PM
Well thank you all. I was going to delete it this morning, cos I thought is was rubbish!! So thank you for your kind comments.

Thanks Gareth for telling me what it really is, I really should take a note when I take the pictures, it seems a bit ignorant of me not to know what famous monuments are, when I have taken photos of them. I quite liked the idea of it being The Tower of Babel!! I haven't been to the V&A for years so will make a trip soon and compare towers.
ellavr 18 66
7 Sep 2004 5:56PM
Thank you Mike, Pete, Mary, Chris, Richard and Mark. I feel a privilaged that all you great photographers have commented on my work!! :>)

gwynann 18 72 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2004 6:40PM
Great perspective, works really well, click
ericfaragh Plus
19 149 6 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2004 7:44AM
Nicely lined up composition Ella, well done.
magda_indigo 19 418 England
8 Sep 2004 11:25AM
Love the comp, works so very well, good work, click (*:*)
stevem 18 238 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2004 1:01PM
Great framing! - like the way the top of the tower follows the top right corner perfectly. God detail on the carvings & like the blue sky of course.
helena 19 134 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2004 4:47PM
Brilliant image, well done!
ellavr 18 66
9 Sep 2004 8:32AM
Thank you Gwyn, Eric, Magda, Steve and Helena.

Steve, I did that on purpose, it was very uneven on the original, so lots of rotating going on!! But you lose a far bit of the image doing that, so always better to get it right from the beginning!!

mwatkins9801 18 190
9 Sep 2004 7:57PM
Nice! you have a tower of babble too! thanks
ellavr 18 66
9 Sep 2004 8:34PM
Thanks Michael :0)

talic 18 1
12 Sep 2004 11:51PM
as usual a great capture, i always love your pictures, they have simple and effective tones that capture the imagination but still leave you to tell your own story. .clickity click.

p.s. thank you for your kind comments on my picture =)

ellavr 18 66
13 Sep 2004 8:48AM
Thank Talic, simple is me!! :>)

inkarts 18 61 2
13 Sep 2004 9:15AM
Like the angle. You have a strong structural sense like Mike in your portfolio. I never thought that portrait would inspire anyone to have the same. Looking at your portfolio
portrait I would say it will suit you. If you have the same style done, please upload it. Thanks for your comments, must get to work. John
Wonderful detail captured here. The angle works really well too *click*
Suey xx
ellavr 18 66
15 Sep 2004 8:40AM
Thanks John and Suey, your comments are much appreciated.

sybilla 18 264
30 Sep 2004 6:40AM
Great angle and contrast of colours and textures.

rogues 18 4 India
1 Oct 2004 6:39AM
good one.

well done

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