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I liked the detail and the work that is must have taken so many artist to

complete.. In our modern world we tend to mass produce so much...

The artist of old took a different view of their work I think... Wanted to

share a point of view... Any comment and opinions, they are always

welcome ... Your friend on PN (MJ)

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Like you said in your writing the details are stunning. It is hard to think how people from long ago could have the ablility to do such beautiful work. Great image. Thanks for sharing. Regards, Patsy

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Thanks so much for your comments. I am indeed so impressed at the level of craftsmanship the artist care to show the detailed carvings and use of colored stones and marble to show the grandness of this building.. I try to imagine the building in its years of glory! Thanks for looking .. MJ
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I think those that lived so many years before us had their minds 'totally tuned into a different 'mind space'. They told stories with their artwork in all they built....much had to do with their 'focus of worship' I think. It drove their 'quest for works of art' that would please 'those on high' and in turn I think they felt they would be better protected-safer.......if their arcitecture was founded in worship and the desire to please a 'being greater than themselves'.


Today, buildings are built quite often so stark and 'clean'..........alwasy simple lines.....which are fine in and of themselves - but there is not 'story telling in these buildings.......not sweat and tears that is mixed with the 'cement'. They are just buildings. And as the years pass........who will remember them??? Great shot and wonderful painting.....love the colors MJ.........sincerely, Gail

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So, so true Gail.. The library was so critical to maintain the history of the Roman empire and they took great care to make the structure befitting the contents... I fully agree with you no sweat and tears means less passion... Thanks so much Gail... MJ
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This is a great balance,composition and colours!


Your works are always need to appreciate.



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Thanks Tom actually only adjustment is in level and use the curves in light room to split tone and increase the saturation. So not much to develop this one. As soon as I can will drop u the raw shot unadjusted. Thanks MJ

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This is one with fantastic colors and unique perspective. Indeed, we have so much to learn from our past masters, not only in terms of skill but also in terms of attitude - Thanks for your comments on my photo. It made me want to express my emotions. Take care.
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Thanks so much Ilkka for your comments as always, I do look forward to the time when I am able to log on again to PN, as travel begings tomorrow and will be a while before I am able to jump back in a see my friends latest works... Happy Shooting...


David, I have really started to enjoy the features in Lightroom the ability to really process your work from RAW and the amount of features you have like the ability to work with shadows and highlights in the curves are very helpful when trying to enhance the contrast of the shot... Thanks again and good luck in your lightroom ventrues...



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What a magnificent mix of detail and color. Truly the ones who came before us knew what it meant to create such labors of love - in stone. Very well captured and presented. Thanks for sharing. Rgds - Sekhar
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The great libraries of Athens, Rome - and the greatest of all, Alexandria - were fashioned out of stone, but built on wisdom. The priority was to construct something that would survive the ages. The main threat to stone's survival is weathering, but wisdom is lost because people forget.


In any case, this is a marvelous image. The color treatment is amazing.


My compliments,



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