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Ephesus 1983

Turkey, Selcuk/Ephesus – July 1983

The theme for this week Lens-artists challenge #157 is ‘getting away’.

Near Selçuk in the west of Turkey, one can find the excavation of Ephesus. This is the Marble Road, looking down to the library of Celsus at noon on a very hot day. The negative is damaged, but it was one of the first times I dared to trespass because the contradiction between past and present was that stunning. In 1983 Turkey was ruled by a regime of generals, and taking photographs of anything military was forbidden. The young soldiers passed us going down the hill, and I could not resist to take this photos in this ancient setting. Quickly and a bit nervouws, so I did not pay too much attention to properly measure the light. But I have the photo and I got away with it :-).

About the B4 retouch series:
I browsed my archive for pictures to publish. Some of them are partly retouched but most do have scratches, dust and stains.

The  picture was originally shot with Pentax K1000 on Kodak Plusx, scanned from negative
and tweaked using Snapseed and Marksta. Click the picture for a larger version.

Ephesus 1987

Turkey, Ephesos/Selcuk – September 1987

The theme for Lens-artists Weekly Photo Challenge #113 is ‘A labor of love’.

Ephesus is a beautiful excavation near Selçuk in the west of Turkey. The library of Celsus is an amazing piece of architecture and art.

About the B4 retouch series:
I browsed my archive for pictures to publish in – an originally – small series. That series caught on a bit more than I thought. All of them are not retouched yet. Scratches, dust and stains are not removed.

Göreme Valley 1987

Turkey, Göreme Valley, September 1987

The theme for Lens-artists Weekly Photo Challenge #110 is ‘Creativity in a time of Covid’.

Looking back in the archive for another challenge, I dug up some old images. This is Turkey, 1987. It must be Fuji film, and probably Nikon F301 with a long lens, but I am not sure.

About the B4 retouch series:
I browsed my archive for pictures to publish in – an originally – small series. That series caught on a bit more than I thought. All of them are not retouched yet. Scratches, dust and stains are not removed.

Wish: Mary’s House Ephesus

The weekly theme is ‘wish’.

The wall next to the house where Mary supposedly lived in Ephesus in Turkey, is full of small notes with wishes and messages.

About the B4 retouch series:
I browsed my archive for pictures to publish in – an originally – small series. That series caught on a bit more than I thought. All of them are not retouched yet. Scratches, dust and stains are not removed.

Turkey, Ephesus – September 1999

Shot with Nikon F90 on Kodak TriX, scanned from film and edited using Snapseed and  Marksta .Click the picture for a bigger version

A list of other entries to this theme; if you do not want to be on this list let me know and I remove the link

 

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