Preserved Paintings

February 16, 2009

Ancient cave painting frescoes. - Sigiriya, Sri Lanka - Daily Travel Photos
(Sigiriya, Sri Lanka)
f/4 ▪ 1/30s ▪ @17mm ▪ ISO200 ▪ Canon 5D ▪ Canon 17-40mm f/4
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Frescoes that are believed to date back to the 5th century. Even after over 1500 years, they've retained their detail and color (well they also received a little help from an Italian restorer).

sigiriya cave paintings

4 Comments - Preserved Paintings

1) Eight Minutes Old -

Wow, this is great. I always find it difficult to take pictures of subjects like this without rendering them too flat. But you managed it.
The 17-40 on a full frame is amazing.

February 17, 2009
2) romina -

great shot. wish i seen it for real. nice subtle dof too. well done and welcome to coolphotoblogs community

February 17, 2009
3) stephane roques -

I love this shot, the composition and the light. Good artistic job !

February 25, 2009
4) TravelGuy -

thanks for the comments guys.. it was getting a little lonely on this site.

March 6, 2009