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Copyright: David Holliday (hifimusicdai) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1272 W: 505 N: 2127] (15655)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-10-31
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon Powershot S95
Exposure: f/4, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-05-06 8:13
Viewed: 1483
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This shot was taken in Capernaum. In the distance can be seen the remains of the synagogue. Archaeological evidence demonstrates that the town was established in the 2nd century BC during the Hasmonean period. The site had no defensive wall and extended along the shore of the nearby lake (from east to west). The cemetery zone is found 200 meters north of the synagogue, which places it beyond the inhabited area of the town. It extended 3 kilometers to Tabgha, an area which appears to have been used for agricultural purposes, judging by the many oil and grain mills which were discovered in the excavation. Fishing was also a source of income; the remains of another harbor were found to the west of that built by the Franciscans.

No sources have been found for the belief that Capernaum was involved in the bloody Jewish revolts against the Romans, the First Jewish-Roman War (AD 6673) or Bar Kokhba's revolt (132135), although there is reason to believe that Josephus, one of the Jewish generals during the earlier revolt, was taken to Capernaum (which he called "Kapharnakos") after a fall from his horse in nearby Bethsaida (Josephus, Vita, 72).

Josephus referred to Capernaum as a fertile spring. He stayed the night there after spraining his ankle. During the first Jewish revolt of 6670 Capernaum was spared as it was never occupied by the Romans.
The town is cited in the Gospel of Luke and the Gospel of John where it was reported to have been near the hometown of the apostles Simon Peter, Andrew, James and John, as well as the tax collector Matthew. One Sabbath, Jesus taught in the synagogue in Capernaum and healed a man who had the spirit of an unclean devil.
information courtesy of Wikipedia

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Hi David

Although this photo doesn't have an obvious focal point, it has many points of interest. Looking at the shadows, the sun was high in the sky which would produce a very 'contrasty' scene. But you have coped with this very well.

Hi David, Well managed light under a strong sunlight condition which brings out the details and the natural colours of everything in the frame. The pile of the stones in the front give a nice sense of depth to the composition. The red wild flowers on the left side give nice colour contrasts and as well as the hue in the sky too. Thank for sharing

Bom dia David,
One thing that stands out in this photo is the depth of field and of course the contrasting way in which you document the History.

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