Another photo of the Flavian Amphitheater in Rome.
The Isle of Arran is a large island off the coast of Scotland in the Firth of Clyde. It is often referred to as “Scotland in miniature” since it has both highland and lowland terrain (and a sole distillery!). Brodick is an important village in Arran as it is the ferry terminal and the main access to the island.
The photograph above shows Brodick Bay with Goat Fell mountain in the distance. At over 874m high, it is the highest point on the island and is owned by the National Trust for Scotland. This picture is a HDR composite of 3 bracketed shots at -2, 0 and +2 eV, processed in Photomatix Pro and Adobe Lightroom. Click on the photo to see a high resolution version on Flickr.
There is not much left of this roman palace built in the 2nd century CE except the lofty arches. Built during the reign of emperor Septimius Severus, this artists impression shows what palaces on Palatine Hill would have looked like.
Below is a photograph of one of the sides of the Domus Severiana. Bracketed HDR of three shots at -2, 0 and +2 eV, and then processed in Photomatix Pro and Adobe Lightroom Classic. Click on the photo for a large version on Flickr.
Not much remains of the temple of Saturn in the Roman Forum, except these 8 pillars and the pediment which reads:
“Senatus Populusque Romaus, incendio consumptum restituit“
Or translated as “The senate and people of Rome, restored (this temple that was) destroyed by fire”.
View of the Ponte Vittorio Emanuele II over the Tiber river in Rome at sunset. The bridge was designed by Ennio di Rossi in the late 19th century but construction was not completed till early 20th century. The bridge is named after Vittorio Emanuele II, the first king of an united Italy since the 6th century. Shot from Castel Sant’Angelo.
Shot on a Nikon D750 camera with an 28-300mm Nikon lens. Post-processed in Adobe Lightroom.
Off the west coast of Scotland Arran, in the Firth of Clyde is Scotlands 6th largest island. Accessible by a regular ferry service from Saltcoats, the island is divided into highland and lowland areas and has been described as a “geologist’s paradise” (Source: Wikipedia).
Arran is the largest island in the Firth of Clyde and the seventh largest in Scotland. The King’s Caves are a series of natural caves on the western shores of Arran and are associated with Robert the Bruce of Scotland. Legend has it that he took refuge in these caves while on the run and had his famous encounter with the spider. For more on this legend see here.
The following photograph was taken on a hike to the King’s caves and shows the Doon in the distance. The Doon is a geological formation known as sill – which is formed when magma extrudes through older rocks and solidifies. The Doon seen in this picture is formed of sheer vertical columns of rock.
Nikon D750, Nikon 28-300mm lens, 3-shot bracketed HDR processed in Photomatix Pro.
The Machrie Moor stone circles are a collection of 6 stone circles that date back to the neolithic and bronze age in the island of Arran in Scotland. A short walk (1 mile) through a footpath through a working farm gets you to the moor where these stone circles can be found. The photos below are of Machrie Moor stone circle 1, which is formed of 6 granite boulders and alternating 4 sandstone slabs.
The scenery around the moor is breathtaking and it was one of the high points of my visit to Arran.
Shot with a Nikon D750 with a 28-300 Nikon Lens. All photographs are from 3-bracketed exposures and processed in Photomatix Pro.