18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Ephesus Roman Villa

While walking through the Roman terrace houses at Ephesus in Turkey (100BC to 250AD), I saw many beautiful Roman mosaics. In places, I walked on thick clear plexiglas so I could see the mosaics below my feet. I was in a small group and some of these people cast shadows. This way, I captured a shadow of a living person and also the ancient Roman mosaic at the same time.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Ephesus, Türkiye
Camera: Pixel XL
Copyright: © Kaethe Kauffman