Time Passing on Mt. Nemrut

Category: Places


Photo and caption by Brett Broster

At the top of Mt. Nemrut, Turkey, is a fascinating funerary mound built for the ancient King Antiochus. Although he ruled a tiny kingdom, he thought so highly of himself that he claimed he was a direct descendant of the Greek gods. Centuries of erosion and earthquakes have toppled the stone heads that once sat on the throned figures at the base of the mound. Wanting to capture the sense of time passage, I took a very long exposure (120s) with the aid of a neutral density filter. A break in the passing clouds allowed the head in the foreground to be lit, thus balancing the exposure.

Location: Mt. Nemrut, Turkey


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