- This was the place of the Battle of Cannae was a major battle of the Second Punic War, which took place on August 2, 216 BC near the town of Cannae in Apulia in southeast Italy. The army of Carthage under Hannibal decisively defeated a numerically superior army of the Roman Republic under command of the consuls Lucius Aemilius Paullus and Gaius Terentius Varro. It is regarded as one of the greatest tactical feats in military history and, in terms of the numbers killed, the second greatest defeat of Rome (second to the Battle of Arausio).
Having recovered from their previous losses at Trebia (218 BC) and Trasimene (217 BC), the Romans decided to engage Hannibal at Cannae, with roughly 86,000 Roman and Allied troops. The Romans massed their heavy infantry in a deeper formation than usual while Hannibal utilized the double-envelopment tactic. This was so successful that the Roman army was effectively destroyed as a fighting force. Following the Battle of Cannae, Capua and several other Italian city-states defected from the Roman Republic to Carthage.
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I look at this photo and I see a photo (composition wise) that almost everyone would shoot. Don't get me wrong I find myself making this mistake all the time. But there are many more ways to make this photo more unique. There are plenty of different lines you could use for lead in lines, change the depth of field to single out your favorite part of the scene, or try shooting into the sun and use flare to your advantage. All of these things 90% of people don't see, this is what separates us as photographers. There is nothing wrong with this shot but I feel you could do so much more.27 June 2012