This picture is just for me!
We were walking around the outside of the amphitheatre, behind what in this picture looks like a rectangular entrance (you can see the railings to either side/above it) when I spotted this rather nice shadow and, because of the, "Come on, we haven't got much time," ... it was really little more than a holiday snap.
We were in deep shade, the picture was taken through an area of almost black darkness opening out into 40 degrees Celsius sunshine. I concentrated on not losing the colour of the sand and highlights and so, of course, lost a lot of the detail in the dark area. It's been recovered a bit, using noiseware, but at a cost because the end result is rather soft. But, I don't care because I still like that shadow! I could perhaps have desaturated the image, which might have brought out detail and perhaps made the shadow crsiper, but the colour adds to the feel!
Anyhow ... can you imagine having to walk through this archway into that massive arena, the seats crammed with 15,000 spectators. Can you imagine seeing their shadows on the ground, you have to walk or run across them on your way in to do your job - which may be to fight, possibly to the death, as a gladiator.
Probably a bit fanciful, but that's what this shadow said to me. Does it say anything to you?
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