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The Roman Forum

By TrevBatWCC    
Another from the archives until I go off to Venice, this was taken back in April 2008, before I joined EPZ, and Iíve only ever uploaded a couple of images from Rome, so thought another was worth an airing. The Forum is located in a valley that is between the Palatine Hill (where this is shot from) and the Capitoline hill. It began as a market place, but became the economic, political, and religious hub, town square, and centre of all Rome. It was expanded to include temples, a senate house and law courts. When the Roman Empire fell, the Forum became forgotten, buried and was used as a cattle pasture during the Middle Ages. To the left is the church of Santa Francesca, and of course beyond, the Colosseum.

1/125 sec, F14, 40mm, ISO 200
Tweaked in Elements 6, with some assistance from Topaz Adjust.

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

Tags: Forum Rome Colosseum Landscape and travel

Voters: DeSilver, jennialexander, cameraman and 30 more

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gingerdelight 16 298 11 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2011 1:18PM
A wonderful image here Trev, I could look at it several times over and still see something new! Well captured.
RonnieAG Plus
13 154 119 Scotland
18 Feb 2011 1:32PM
I have never seen a view from Rome like this, Trev, showing up the Colliseum and so much else of the ancient ruins. There is so much to take in here...will need to come back for a further squint later.
Daisymaye Plus
14 25 24 Canada
18 Feb 2011 3:17PM
Superb detailed capture of the city and forum. Beautiful composed image..........Sandy
Lillian Plus
13 23 17 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2011 4:17PM
The detail captured here Trev is brilliant, a good high vantage point, a great composition..
how long? 8 day's?
Mynett 14 142 6 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2011 4:53PM
super work, love the scale of this with all the tiny people in this impressive landscape of history, this would be a fabulous jig saw, I can see myself doing this on our table... I love it

18 Feb 2011 5:14PM
Excellent shot
phil99 16 45 6 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2011 5:45PM
A superb shot of Rome . I can't understand why this has not been uploaded by you before Trev . and have to agree with Ronnie that there is so much of interest in this shot and I have never seen a view similar to it and certainly when I went to Rome about 3 or 4 years don't remember a view quite as good as this . Awarded my weekly award for this and really love it ...Great work ....Phil
AshTree 13 1.7k 6 England
18 Feb 2011 6:54PM
This is superb Trev, such amazing detail and, as has been said before, so much to see.

Sue_R 16 11 6 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2011 7:03PM
So much to see in this image. Hope you have a good trip to Venice Smile

Sue Smile
baclark 13 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2011 7:31PM
You've whetted my appetite for somewhere I've yet to visit Trev. Love the tones and treatment of this image. Lots to enjoy.
cassiecat 14 39 46 England
18 Feb 2011 8:00PM
this looks great, the processing really suits it. congrats on the user award.lesley
pluckyfilly 16 351 33 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2011 9:19PM
great pov and lovely picture so beautifully taken
GlynnisFrith 16 23 3 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2011 10:04PM
Wonderful detail the people walking around give it scale too
brownsilent 15 7 2 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2011 9:08AM
Simply brilliant!
MikeRC 17 3.6k United Kingdom
22 Feb 2011 11:12AM
Your excellent work and the upcoming landscape competition has encouraged me to try my hand at some landscapes....mind you competing against images like this...I'm never 'gonna win.

...still ...they do sayit's not the winning.... it's the taking part Smile

Enjoy Venice Trevor.....Mike

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