A night shot of Acropolis and a text from wiki about Acropolis!
An acropolis is a settlement, especially a citadel, built upon an area of elevated ground—frequently a hill with precipitous sides, chosen for purposes of defense. In many parts of the world, acropoleis became the nuclei of large cities of classical antiquity, such as ancient Rome, which in more recent times grew up on the surrounding lower ground, such as modern Rome.The word acropolis literally in Greek means "city on the extremity" and though associated primarily with the Greek cities Athens, Argos, Thebes, and Corinth (with its Acrocorinth), may be applied generically to all such citadels, including Rome, Jerusalem, Celtic Bratislava, many in Asia Minor, or even Castle Rock in Edinburgh. An example in Ireland is the Rock of Cashel. Acropolis is also the term used by archaeologists and historians to the urban Castro culture settlements located in Northwestern Iberian hilltops.
The most famous example is the Acropolis of Athens,which, by reason of its historical associations and the several famous buildings erected upon it, is known without qualification as the Acropolis. Although originating in the mainland of Greece, use of the acropolis model quickly spread to Greek colonies such as the Dorian Lato on Crete during the Archaic Period.Because of its classical Hellenistic style, the ruins of Mission San Juan Capistrano's Great Stone Church in California, United States has been called the "American Acropolis"Other parts of the world developed other names for the high citadel or alcázar, which often reinforced a naturally strong site. In Central Italy, many small rural communes still cluster at the base of a fortified habitation known as La Rocca of the commune.
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lousat (64295) 2013-08-29 1:00
Hi Chris,the acropolis in the night are Always a great spectacle,this pic remember me my pic taken in Lindos the last year,a beautiful capture whit very good details and perfect exposure to show us this beautiful place in this magic moment.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
ikeharel (44125) 2013-08-29 5:55
Inspite of the large dark sky on most of pic. space - the Acropolis illuminations are super-magnificent, with perfect sharpness and shutter set.
I almost could have cpounted every brick there...
Impressive. Well done.
Sergiom (45567) 2013-08-29 5:56
J'aime beaucoup cette photo de nuit. Le noir est d'une grande pureté et la colline de l'Acropole est magnifiquement illuminée et fait bien ressortir les détails.
Nicou (105947) 2013-08-29 9:51
très bien vu la place donné au ciel tout noir et la vague architecturale en fond très belle compo nocturne et image.
Bravo et amitié
Schnappilic (9088) 2013-08-29 11:45
Splendid view of Acropolis during the night. The light are very good. I like the result!
tedesse (24006) 2013-08-29 14:58
Nice look at of the Acropolis at night!
Good POV, excellent sharpness and beautiful colors, nicely framed picture.
ACL1978 (6501) 2013-08-29 19:47
Great use of the black negative space above the nicely lit Acropolis here, Chris. I know the suggestion is always to go with a blue hour shot, but I love shooting well lit buildings against a pitch black sky, makes for a really nice dramatic effect, especially when you give over so much of the frame to the negative space as you've done.
jhm (128091) 2013-08-30 4:13
Thank you very much for your interesting notes.
What a lovely nice picture, with a extraordinarily yellow gold colour on the Acropolis
You create an excellent architecture picture, also perfect depth and perspective.
Excellent composition, nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
nikkitta (9023) 2013-08-30 17:13
Beautiful. impacting and well taken night photo of the illuminated Acropolis
Great and good contrast with the black all around the Acropolis
Congrats and TFS
ChrisJ (91292) 2013-08-31 2:21
I made it to Athens and up to the Parthenon and Acropolis recently. A superb nocturnal shot of these eternal monuments with good sharpness and graphism. I might have tried a different shade than black for the border so they don't bleed together. The diagonal slope of the plateau adds interest and dynamism. Tfs!
fabbs99 (11218) 2013-08-31 21:08
Great night shot with perfect sharpness.Very well done.TFS.
pajaran (41787) 2013-08-31 22:50
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst o tvrdjavi, sa datim podacima.
Lep pogled u noci ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazana tvrdjava u noci.
Imajte lep dan za odmor, sve najbolje.
Very interesting and good article about the fort, with the given data.
Nice view at night ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work, beautiful fort shown on the night.
Have a great rest day, all the best.
Miguel82 (14530) 2013-09-01 3:17
A pleasant night capture of that famous monument of Athens Chris, excellent night light, good sharpness
Graal (92190) 2013-09-01 11:10
nice view of Acropolis by night. Good mini series, previous photos I like, too. Fine contrast with the dark BG. Well photo job and presentation.
Have a nice evening.
clic (12467) 2013-09-04 16:48
Geia sou Chris
Looks as if somebody moved the Acropolis on a distant planet without atmosphere, given the jet-black backdrop in "daylight"!!
I presume you shifted to 'manual exposure' for such an outstanding night shot.
elenimavrandoni (9965) 2013-09-21 12:20
Χρήστο μια φωτογραφία πού όσο και να τήν κοιτάω ποτέ δεν την βαρυιέμαι..
μεγαλοπρεπής, πανέμορφη, μοναδική σε μια φωτογραφία πού μιλάει για τήν Ιστορία απο μόνη της!!
- Copyright: Chris Vekris (chrisvek) (6995)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-08-22
- Categories: Castles, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Nikon D3000, 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor, 4 GB CF card, 28mm UV
- Exposure: f/5.3, 1/4 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-08-28 17:07