The Tree in the Ruins by Tom Gomez

A lone tree growing in what must once have been a grand paved avenue lined with magnificent columns in the ancient city of Ephesus.

Ephesus (Ancient Greek Ἔφεσος, Turkish Efes) was an ancient Greek city on the west coast of Anatolia, near present-day Selçuk, Izmir Province, Turkey.

Ephesus was one of the twelve cities of the Ionian League during the Classical Greek era. In the Roman period, it was for many years the second largest city of the Roman Empire; ranking behind Rome, the empire’s capital. Ephesus had a population of more than 250,000 in the 1st century BC, which also made it the second largest city in the world.

In the 1st century AD, the Apostle Paul spent over three years in Ephesus preaching the Gospel as recorded in the Acts of the Apostles.

Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)
Lens: Sigma 18-200mm

Single RAW image Tonemapped in Photomatix 4.0.2.


Related shots can be found at Turkey or Eastern Meditteranean.

Featured in : ! Inspired Art ! : 17 Apr 11

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  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganabout 4 years ago

    wonderful image & brill work~ Tina

  • Thank you so much Tina, it is an amazing place …

    – Tom Gomez

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1about 4 years ago

    Magnificant capture Tom!

  • Thank you dear Trudi …

    – Tom Gomez

  • joak
    joakabout 4 years ago

    wow whit a story matched by a great shot well done mate

  • Cheers my friend, it is a great place and it covers a huge area …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfabout 4 years ago

    Superb shot Tom. On my bucket list this one, I’ll get there one day!

  • Thank you Colin, it is a great place, you really must go … See some more shots here

    – Tom Gomez

  • Phil Thomson IPA
    Phil Thomson IPAabout 4 years ago

    A superb image of a great find, and quite an interesting contrast with the ‘new’ life amid the ruins, Tom!!

  • Thank you Phil, always appreciated …

    – Tom Gomez

  • HJIrvine
    HJIrvineabout 4 years ago

    Very nice Tom. Lovely composition and editing :)

  • Thank you kindly Hamish …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Clive S
    Clive Sabout 4 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneabout 4 years ago

    I"m reading Colleen McCulloch’s “Antony and Cleopatra” at the moment, and Antony has just moved his entire army to Ephesus! Fabulous image, Tom!

  • Thank you dear Mel, Epheses is an astonishing place, the history is fantastic …

    – Tom Gomez

  • John44
    John44about 4 years ago

    Exellent Tom

    Well seen & composed!

  • Thank you kindly John my friend …

    – Tom Gomez

  • foppe47
    foppe47about 4 years ago

    Well done Tom

  • Thank you so much Foppe …

    – Tom Gomez

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