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Phil Douglis | all galleries >> Gallery Forty One: Ruins and wrecks: photographing the rusted, busted past > Walking through history, Rhodes, Greece, 2011
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Walking through history, Rhodes, Greece, 2011

Walking through history, Rhodes, Greece, 2011

This image has three components: a foreground full of ruins, delicate trees soaring overhead, and two people walking in step below them. The people seem to take their surroundings for granted fields of ancient rubble are common in much of Greece and its islands. I see them as walking through history, both ancient and current. The stones on the ground are static, yet they speak of the past. The trees are dynamic and rich in contrast those in the foreground are covered in translucent leaves, while the trees in the background are chalky white, devoid of leaves. Some of the branches seem to be leading the people through and out of the image. The walkers see none of this. Their world seems limited only to this moment shared between them.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2
1/200s f/4.6 at 97.0mm iso250 full exif

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