The Basilica of Constantine (German: Konstantinbasilika), or Aula Palatina, at Trier, Germany is a Roman palace basilica that was built by the emperor Constantine (AD 306–337) at the beginning of the 4th century. It is located in Trier Germany along the Moselle river.
D700 w/ 17-35 f/2.8 zoom @ 17mm. f/8, 1/200, ISO 4500. Processed in Captue NX2 with perspective correction in Photoshop CS6 Extended.
Nicely done, Bob. I take it by the headphones everyone is wearing and the signer for the hearing impaired that a guided tour is in progress? Looks like the altar is contemporary; are masses/services still celebrated there?
There were multiple tours going on there. The history is interesting, as the basic structure was the Roman temple much like the old Greek temples you see and years later addition were made to each side to enclose it. Services are still conducted on site. The roof was replaced due to a fire, but replicates the former style.
There are several things I like about the shot above and beyond the architecture. I think you caught a good distribution of people inside as well. Not so many that the busy-ness of the crowd detracts, but enough and in the right places to give the space a sense of use and habitation. Russ
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Thanks again Russell. I was trying to get a sense of the immense size of the place and to do that I had no choice but to include people in the image, though I did purposely shoot from the position I did to get the best balance. I was lucky that there were not more people at the time.
Derek I agree with you. In this case I have come to realize that the people do help me meet my intent of showing size and scale and the austerity of the structure compared to later baroque style churches.