The Roman Gladiators of Gaul

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A Great Day with Fabien!

Thanks again to the great Fabien Barral for showing us around Nimes for the day!  I’ve always been “internet-friends” with Fabien, and he is the designer that does this website as well as my book.  You should visit his website above to see some of his other amazing work.

We had a great day and evening together… I always enjoy meeting artists from all around the world and hearing their perspective on things.

Daily Photo – The Roman Gladiators of Gaul

Nimes has some very well preserved Roman ruins.  There is a huge park area that has stone walkways over ancient Roman waterways and this colosseum structure in the middle of town.

One of the coolest things about this colosseum is that it is still used on a regular basis!  When we were there, they were having a bullfight inside the arena.  I have some pictures of the aftermath, including trails of blood in the sand…  It’s fairly graphic, but you’ll have something new to see in coming weeks when I get around to processing those!

HDR Photo

  • casusan

    Oh wow – this is gorgeous Trey – the sky….as usual…awesome! Fabien is super talented – glad you got to connect in person!

  • Trey,

    your images are so cinematic…you really should think about getting involved in a movie. Just sayin’

  • It’s amazing how well some of these places have survived over the years.

    There’s loads of Roman history and landmarks around the area where I live and some of them still exist but not to this standard – they are still pretty cool though.

    The photo below is of the remains of a Roman Fort and bath house complex which exist about a 30 minute bike ride from my house right next to the famous Roman defence line, The Antonine Wall :-

  • LOVE this shot! Funny though, I already saw it the other day, on your SmugMug…

  • Great photo… I am amazed that there are no people in it! Kind of interested in seeing those “aftermath” shots too. Hope that doesn’t make me weird 🙂
    NEK Photography Blog

  • Harry

    I went to a Radiohead gig here just before my wedding a couple of years ago… man that was a good gig.

  • Very beautiful image. Blue and yellow are always a great image

  • wow, nice.

  • Gail in Montana

    Great photo, Trey!!! The Romans sure spread their style across Europe. A very defining influence way back when. Thanks for sharing. Hope your week is going well. Hey, what about that mystery photo answer???????????????

  • Richard (Oldhickory)

    That is sweet. I think that’s about as good as HDR ever gets.

  • That’s really cool. I think I’d rather travel to get a shot like this instead of fighting for yet another image of the Flavian Amphitheatre.

  • Hehe thanks… I am jealous Harry that you saw a concert here! Fabien said he saw Sting here and it was amazing.

    The mystery photo was the House of Blues in Chicago ! 🙂

  • Incredible shot! Those clouds look like they were moving pretty fast, is this a single RAW exposure HDR or multiple exposures. Love the detail on the upper archways.

  • I was there, and it does look like this when Trey shoot it, believe, it is magician 😉 It was relly a great night my friend, very please to saw the result… Yes, I saw Sting in this place… as well as Radiohead, I was there, and Ben Harper, and Peter Gabriel, and David Bowie 😉 They all come to play here 😉

  • Trey – Don’t know if you have seen this yet, but it’s right up your alley. True HDR video – or

    Great shot as always….thanks for the continued inspiration.

  • I like this place eventhough I haven’t yet to visit this place. I like to see more HDR at Rome trey….:)

  • Bruce Trinh

    Hi Trey,

    The clouds in the sky appears to be in motion. How did you achieve this effect?
    Was this done in post processing or taken at the time of the shot?
    I truly enjoy looking at your daily pics!


  • This looks really superb. I love the colors of the sky and ruins. Great view.

  • Wow, what a great shot, love the colors.

    also thanks for your HDR tutorial, I am still trying to get better with it.

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