Both this and the landscape version (from a farther away) are excellent, making such good use of the sky and the lighting.
Thank you Marilyn and Gerry. I took a look on my analog pictures today and discovered a series from Xanten that I didn't scan so far. I thought that it might be interesting to have a second picture of the ones I already have in my gallery. I am honored that you searched for the other picture Marilyn. Thank you very much. Gerry, the whole picture is not modified and when Xenia and I arrived at the scene I saw the sky and thought, always pessemistic, thank you we can go home. But it didn't rain. Xanten is a small city next to the river Rhine north of Cologne. If you type in Xanten in GE you will see the water in the north and there is an area with squares by trees. This is the place where the ancient castle like city was (now they are digging). It was the home of the army stationed there to watch out for the Germans (is it the same word?). They protected the important city Cologne and they controled the river Rhine. The country in the north of Xanten was the end of the world for the Romans. After your question I mapped the three pictures of Xanten.
Thank you both for your interest.
Super, der dunkel bewölkte Himmel und die hellen schlanken Säulen davor. Hat was!
Traumhaftes Bild! Super Stimmung durch Wolken UND Sonnenlicht!
Hallo e.m.r. und Sonny. Der Himmel war in der Tat so. Ich dachte mir zuerst, dass mir das keiner glaubt, aber das Wetter war sehr launig.
Na klar gibt's das! Sonne und Wolken - gäbe ja sonst auch keinen Regenbogen! :-)
Carsten, the clouds are perfect for this shot! It pulls out the texture of the ruins perfectly.
Well done, Carsten. Excellent sense of the elements both human and natural.
Thank you Ryan and George for your comment on my picture. After watching the pictures before uploading I have to say that I am glad that we had these clouds that day. Otherwise with the avarage white sky I would have transformed all the pictures into B/W. This place called Xanten was a fortified camp and a city for the troops during the times Emperor Augustus. The troops used it during Winter and to control the region. The army was connected to the troops in Cologne. But the whole army was on their way back to Xanten under their chief Varus and was completly defeated and killed in three days by the Germans so the Romans built the Limes.
Saludos from Spain.
Very nice shot ** © Carsten** thank you for your nice gallery .greting's
Wonderful capture, Carsten....very dramatic and nice finish. Enjoyed reading the history..thanks for sharing with us. (Julie)
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Photo taken in 46509 Xanten, Germany
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