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Filing in and out of Ephesus
Some friends might remember Filing in and out of the Akropolis, on TE the prequel of this shot allthough this take on Ephesus was actually shot 7 years earlier. So my fascination with classic Greek and Roman culture and the ways of tourists was already there ;-)

The ruined town of Ephesus we can visit now is known as Ephesus III, the Roman town which once was in size the third city of the ancient world with a population of 250.000. The city was abandoned from the fifth century onwards because of the silting up of the harbour and the steady retreat of the Aegean coastline, which is now located 12 km from Ephesus.
It’s one of the spectacular archeological sites of the world.
We see here tourists on the Curetes street leading to the Celsus library and after that the silted up harbour, and the green plane which once was the Aegean sea.

The tech: Scanned with the EpsonPerfection 2450 photo. PCS3 work flow: I altered the saturation, contrast, curves and levels for the whole pic and some elements separately, using different layers, enhanced the edges, ran the noise filter on the sky USM-ed (a 5 step method), added a frame and resized and did a gentle USM (1,3px, 14%) again.

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Additional Photos by Bert Hoetmer (bertolucci) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1928 W: 122 N: 4345] (14052)
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