2 photos today. The main one shows Garni Temple, the second (workshop) version shows Garni Gorge located behind the temple. Unfortunately it's not possible to get high enough to include both in one frame. 13mm. focal length, I corrected the perspective distortion.
It was built in the first century A.D. by the Armenian King Tiridates with the money he received after visiting Emperor Nero in Rome. The temple was destroyed in 1679 in an earthquake, but was reconstructed in Soviet times. (You can recognize the new stones by their lack of carving, which allows you to appreciate the originals.)
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leonorkuhn (16235) 2007-07-25 16:37
Superb ancient temple, it seems to be very well preserved. Fantastic POV and angle. Great colors and sharpness.
Very well done
Scharan (14144) 2007-07-25 17:06
Belíssima fotografia deste templo histórico; aquitetura arrojada e excelente composiçăo. Gosto das cores também Tan, meus parabéns!
kevinos (7393) 2007-07-25 17:48
This is an excellent presentation of a wonderful Doric temple, Tan, and with a really useful note too. This presentation, with the perspective and shadows, makes it look very dramatic and I like the way you show its position in a rural setting. It is interesting the way that the top of the structure appears to be in shadow and the bottom in sunlight and the shadows on each side of the temple are on different sides of the columns, suggesting that the ligh was directly behind you.
It's rare to see a building of this period in such perfect condition (even if reconstructed). I would love to visit myself. Regards Kevin
PJE (20758) 2007-07-25 19:55
Good evening Tan. I think the angle approach here showing the height and immense size of this Temple is emphasized with your wide angle viewpoint. Even though you had to correct the distortion from the upwards angle of the lens it really looks great like this Tan. I would not have known at all. But having said it sure is great to have the options..Filter..distort...lens correction. Great work Tan!
gneufeld (15884) 2007-07-25 20:36
This is a wonderful prespective from the low angle looking up to this magnificent Temple. Great colors and contrast - very nice work and thanks for sharing. Gerald
Cormac (26545) 2007-07-25 20:42
Wow, great shot, with a real eye popping perspective! The close in view is good, and with the correction it looks very impressive, really towering over the viewer. As usual, the colour and contrast really makes this outstanding. Well done!
siolaw (38088) 2007-07-25 20:44
Good to "get 2 for the price of 1!!!" Her a nice wide angle effect from a fine 'corner'POV. Colors, exposure and sharpness are just fine. Interesting Roman/Greek architectural style, with a good explanatory note
All the best
grantlp (2113) 2007-07-25 21:14
WOW....a very impressive ancient structure. Your POV seems to emphasise its bulk, and makes it look huge...is it? I like the inclusion of the clouds and the distant snow-capped mountains.
Ann75 (0) 2007-07-25 21:25
What an impressive building! I love the angle you took this from, it makes the building look so high and big. I love the greenery around it and the little flowers with a great view in the background as well. Great light, colours and details! Excellent work, Tan!
lestans (17098) 2007-07-25 22:28
well done to post both the pictured! So we can appreciate the temple, but also its surroundings, so green, so nice.
It looks a very interesting country. So strange a temple completely alone in this place: no other houses, nothing!
bazal (7900) 2007-07-25 23:07
I like the way this amazingly well preserved temple is inegrated in the landscape. The picture in workshop is beautiful too and allows us appreciating this very special countryside combining grassy fiels and deeply eroded gorges.
Thanks for sharing.
JPlumb (3159) 2007-07-25 23:35
Hi Tan, tough shot, nice PP. It looks like there was a lot of damage in that earthquake, but it looks too like they've done a great job in fixing it up too. The angled approach works well in the composition, that great blue sky makes a great backdrop. I had a look at your workshop as well. Interesting features created by the river flowing through the valley. Nicely captured.
edytungkal (4551) 2007-07-26 0:38
A wonderful architecture from this old building, i like the story behind the scene. Composed it very well and the foreground looks nice. Good work, Tan. tfs
ben4321 (9875) 2007-07-26 1:25
I can't decide whether I'd have preferred it without the obvious perspective correction that you applied, or not. Looking up at such an imposing builing, you'd expect it to appear to be leaning back slightly, and such pronounced perspective distortion can often enhance the impact of an architecural photo. It's when the distortion is sloppy and half-arsed that it needs to be corrected.
You've made an excellent job of it though, and I like the overall image - simple and effective. It would have been interesting to see the uncorrected original version in the WS.
Good work Tan.
PixelTerror (0) 2007-07-26 2:56
The angle and techs are right but the temple itself is fairly classic, so I went to see the ws and there the view is very nice, indeed a far reaching view and green landscape.
Have a nice day,
Bruno40 (6658) 2007-07-26 3:32
Nice POV and presentation of this temple. I learnt someting new today.
Great job, as usual.
Greg1949 (9011) 2007-07-26 4:07
Tan, nice shot, great detail and color and he w/s is a great addition in telling the story of the place. Well seen,
belido (19934) 2007-07-26 4:15
great strong perspective and nice contrast with the sky. We can see all the details thanks to de efficient DOF and sharpness. Very nice light controls. Well done!
virmanisandeep (217) 2007-07-26 4:21
Nice perspective!Carefully taken shot, well done
MiguelP (14466) 2007-07-26 4:53
It´s strange, soviet rebuilding a Roman temple... Well, I´m happy they did it, and I am happy because you are discovering us not very usual destination. Tan, quite a traveller. Take care.
sayat (2949) 2007-07-26 5:17
This is an excellent wide angle of this rather cute pagan temple. One of the best Garni shot I've seen. Thanks for sharing.
john_c (24662) 2007-07-26 7:51
The clarity of detail is impressive here and I like also the WS broad perspective. The angled view creates much higher impact than a straight on approach. Given the carnage that has occurred in Armenia, I am surprised the temple is still standing. Well captured.
Paolo (41222) 2007-07-26 8:31
Hi Tan, both amazing the today's images, with excellent quality as everytime and excellent composition in this first one.
the gorge view remind me to the Ylara Canyon in Turkey!
Angelillo (9372) 2007-07-26 10:28
Very good POV, the temple is really impressive, and against the sky is even better. I like a lot this beautiful and strong contrast! The WS is too very good! Extraordinary shot!
carper (96) 2007-07-26 10:38
it is a nice one Tan,
fantastic low horizon, well taken shot in a good composition with a fine quality, good photojob I like it.
Stepan (27210) 2007-07-26 11:53
Impressive sharpness and light. The wide lens enhanced the majesty of the square building. Well done.
danyy (0) 2007-07-26 14:36
curieuse perspective trčs déformante au grand angle.
Mais cela ne donne pas mal.
J'aime beaucoup tes couleurs franches et la netteté omni-présente sur la photo.
Budapestman (82620) 2007-07-26 14:39
This is a particular place, again. Composition is very impressive, colours are splendid, I like the beautiful environment and the temple, fascinating timeless impression. Have a nice day
ahmetgedikli (25448) 2007-07-27 11:23
Son derece güzel bir açıyla çekilmiş iki foto... Yapının yıllardır bakımlı ve sağlam kalmasına da şaştım doğrusu... Ellerine sağlık, selamlar.
Tue (27400) 2007-07-27 12:14
A great shot of the temple from an excellent POV. The blue sky enhances a lot, just as the grass in the foreground. Beautiful photo, well done.
gilou530 (34) 2007-07-27 13:36
excel framing of this temple which resembles a little our square house on our premises, of very beautiful colors, well done friendships
jhm (136708) 2007-07-28 8:49
Splendid picture also after your correction to perspective.
The super wide angle lens are formidable but indeed a little bit to up down, and you get a distortion.
Excellent composition and nice of colours.
Have a nice weekend,
pboehringer (770) 2007-07-28 18:12
Tan, here is a wonderful shot that I have to disagree partially with your composition. The angle is perfect but the problem is the lack of room between the roof and the frame of the picture. It is to tight. I guess that less green in the bottom and more blue on the top would have given the better balance.
Didi (55537) 2007-07-29 2:11
We have a similar one in France it's called La maison carrée.
The difference is is more appreciable because it's surrouded by nature.
maphoto (8082) 2007-07-29 14:22
Great wide angle shot Tan, great contrast and sharpness, an impressive structure well presented from this point of view, well done !
vascao (192) 2007-07-29 20:08
Very nice wide-angle image, Tan, as usual. Perfect compo and PP, lovely and natural colors and a unique scenery. Very, very good.
Regards and TFS
enedimd (1532) 2007-07-30 13:45
Excellent photo with wonderful POV, perspective, colors, sharpness and composition. Well done shot.
Have a nice week.
rminkow (1556) 2007-07-31 15:53
Hi Tan...this is a remarkable picture. Your perspective and clarity are great...
Angshu (55035) 2007-07-31 20:55
Excellent pictures..both. the low POV for this shot makes the temple tower over the viewer. The picture of the gorge on the other hand provides excellent depth. A pity, as you said, that there are no high points to capture these both together!
batalay (35061) 2007-08-02 6:33
I like very much such shots from outside corners of building -- they illustrate two-point perspective so dramatically (where the lines from the cornices, floor, steps, etc. can all be extrapolated to meet at two vanishing points on the horizon line. The note is succinct and engaging.
sadeik (3268) 2007-08-04 4:49
Glad to see it rebuilt and your photograph does it great justice especially the pov
keribar (43841) 2007-08-11 23:35
I would never guess the location od ths Roman Temple, and I am stunned to learn that there are some Roman ( Or Roman financed ) ruins that far: It is also the first time I hear about Garni
Many thanks for posting this excellent shot
and for the history it contains.
Keep well - Izzet
jmcl (14535) 2007-08-16 23:22
What a beautiful, powerful, and well preserved place.. and what a point of view to amplify the height and power ... mythic .. tremendous .. and nice workshops as well.
nunenik (135) 2007-09-03 1:42
Beautiful capture of Garni! There are some great views around there.
Great tones and colours. Well done!
Xalkida (11744) 2007-10-29 15:26
Very impressive shot my friend! This temple is very fine. I think a bit of contrast would be fine.
testmaniac (13508) 2007-11-21 3:26
Hi Tan, great architecture shot with perfect composition,POV and colors. Great job and very nice place.
TFS and regards,
bostankorkulugu (41990) 2007-12-08 4:47
arada yorumlarınızı okuyorum ama hala yeni bir fotoğraf yok... niye bu kadar beklemek zorunda kaldık ki... çok sık görmediğimiz yerleri sizin gözünüzden görmeyi özledik... hadi artık...
MLINES (12516) 2007-12-30 10:26
Hi Tan. Good POV to show this Greek - looking structure in this environment. Interesting facts in the note. Very good clarity and colours. TFS. Murray.
abagorro (187) 2008-03-28 17:02
Very well done. Excellent colour rendition and the perspective correction makes it perfect!
jmdias (53535) 2008-05-07 17:17
wonderful pov. The light is perfect too. This temple is very nice shown. The corner of the building was a good choice to show it. Very nice work
- Copyright: Tan Yilmaz (capthaddock) (28790)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-05-17
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon 10-22 f3.5-4.5 EFS, 77 mm circular polarizer
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2007-07-25 16:30
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