I shot this sculpture in St. Petersburg.
Themis is an ancient Greek Titaness. She is described as "of good counsel", and is the embodiment of divine order, law, and custom. Themis means "divine law" rather than human ordinance, literally "that which is put in place", from the verb, "to put". To the ancient Greeks she was originally the organizer of the "communal affairs of humans, particularly assemblies". Moses Finley remarked of themis, as the word was used by Homer in the 8th century, to evoke the social order of the 10th- and 9th-century Greek Dark Ages:
Themis is untranslatable. A gift of the gods and a mark of civilized existence, sometimes it means right custom, proper procedure, social order, and sometimes merely the will of the gods (as revealed by an omen, for example) with little of the idea of right.
Finley adds, "There was themis—custom, tradition, folk-ways, mores, whatever we may call it, the enormous power of 'it is (or is not) done'. The world of Odysseus had a highly developed sense of what was fitting and proper.
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ChrisJ (91290) 2012-02-13 4:36
Wonderful graphism with a superb upward pov on the statue & with good sharpness. Punchy light contrasts yet with only a little oe in the highlights. Spasibo / Tfs!
Zengi001 (2269) 2012-02-13 5:25
A frame, inside another frame, inside another frame.
Very nice. Good play also with light and shadows. Great job!
pajaran (41755) 2012-02-13 6:20
Kip pravde ...
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst sa datim podacima ...
Dobar snimka i prikaz, lepa fotografija.
Sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela, kod nas i dalje Sibirska zima i pada sneg.
Статуя правосудия ...
Очень интересный и хороший текст с заданной данных ...
Хорошие записи и отображения, красивые образы.
Все лучшее в новой недели начался, мы по-прежнему сибирскую зиму и снег.
Statue of Justice ...
Very interesting and good text with a given data ...
Good recording and display, beautiful images.
All the best in the new week began, we still Siberian winter and snowing.
A lovely afternoon.
raszid62 (18583) 2012-02-13 10:14
Фемида является опасным и не всегда справедливой богини. Она должна быть справедливой, но иногда это не так. Удивительные скульптуры и хорошо освещены. Это должен быть очень интересный музей. отличное качество фотографий.
dkmurphys (42527) 2012-02-13 10:35
Very fine detail with Justice statue. Always blind and most of the time unfair but this is life. Well taken, enjoy a calm evening.
fritzi007 (63) 2012-02-13 11:34
perfektes Foto und interessanter Kommentar, gratuliere!
npecanhuk (56368) 2012-02-13 15:21
Very attractive picture!
Special regards to the management of light, chosen pov, vertical format, colors and composition!
TFS - congrats,
Vasa (16612) 2012-02-13 16:35
I keep the true admiration for Russian cultural heritage. What we find in St Petersburg is only a part. Nice presented this corner, my friend. All compliments!
ikeharel (44057) 2012-02-14 2:43
A well taken indoor photo, with immaculate details on the statue, and excelent light collected.
It's shadow on wall behind had given extra depth.
DjoleE_ (0) 2012-02-14 7:11
A good photo composition.
Beautiful colors and excellent sharpness.
bukitgolfb301 (32658) 2012-02-16 1:13
Hi my dear Serghei
Another great sacred and impressive shot you get!
Lighting from bottom makes very good tasteful and solemn atmosphere. Perfect framework and well considered composition! Thanks for your sharinig with finest work and have a good day!
Takero from cold north area, preparaing for tomorrow shooting
Noel_Byrne (13376) 2013-03-29 10:22
Thanks for the link to this picture, and thanks also for the great note, I am well pleased to learn more about this beautiful work. I love how you have captured this with such strong shadows, and upwards point of view.
Sorry, I have no green smilies left today, but I really wanted to say thanks for the link!
All the best