peeks at the world through my lens

Pont du Gard Aqueduct

ISO 160, f11, 1/40 sec, 18-200@18mm

This is the magnificent  Pont du Gard aqueduct in Southern France. It is a short segment of the 50 km aqueduct which carried water from Uzes to Nimes. This engineering marvel was built by 1st century Romans and is listed as a UNESCO heritage site. It is the second highest Roman structure built, only bested by about 3 meters by the Roman Colosseum. It also contains the largest arch span ever built by the Romans, about 80 ft. I find the  most amazing aspect of the structure is that it was built with no mortar! Held together only by friction, it has weathered storms and floods for 2000 years.

This shot is composed of three  bracketed images at 2-stop intervals.  I processed HDR with Photomatix, and touched up with Aperture. I really like this image for a few reasons, one is simply the majesty of the subject. In addition, I have recently been working with HDR and am impressed with the outcome of this shot, and lastly, I have been focusing on taking images that incorporate water, either flowing or with reflections.

5 responses

  1. Beautiful site and photos!
    You should add share buttons to your site. FB, Twitter, Stumbleupon, etc. and a follow me on twitter button.

    November 24, 2011 at 3:56 pm

  2. You also need a subscribe button.
    When you get a Twitter account follow me. @susielindau
    Also you should add your site and twitter account to your “gravatar” since it is really hard to get views on WordPress.

    November 24, 2011 at 4:00 pm

  3. Yeah! Everything looks great and I subscribed!

    November 25, 2011 at 7:54 pm

  4. I must own up and say that I don’t understand all that technical stuff but I do know that it is a great picture! Have you photographed the aqueduct at Segovia?

    December 9, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    • Have not, but have some nice pics of Sevilla and Grenada.

      December 9, 2011 at 7:52 pm

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