August is a very hot month to be in the center of Athens. This girl found the opportunity to take a break in the shadow of the Stoa of Attalos.
The Stoa of Attalos (also spelled Attalus) is recognised as one of the most impressive stoa in the Athenian Agora. It was built by and named after King Attalos II of Pergamon who ruled between 159 BC and 138 BC.The dimensions are 115 by 20 metres wide and comprised of Pentelic marble and limestone.
The stoa is identified as a gift to the city of Athens for the education that Pergamon received there. A dedicatory inscription on the architrave is engraved as built by Attalos II, ruler of Pergamon from 159 BC to 138 BC.
The stoa was in frequent use until it was destroyed by the Heruli in 267. The ruins became part of a fortification wall, which made it easily seen in modern times. In the 1940s, the Stoa of Attalos was fully reconstructed and made into a museum, the Ancient Agora Museum in Athens. The building is particularly important in the study of ancient monuments because the reconstruction of 1952 - 1956 replicates the original building.
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bombilla (3406) 2006-12-12 18:48
Terrific catch, Chrysoula. It's an image out of a movie, I think. Very well composed, but most of all it's just a delightful sight. The young, vibrant woman whose shape fits itself to the cold marble floor and column. Old and young together. Death and life. Her heat and the cool stone. It's a study in contrasts -- blacks and whites included. And above it all, the mystery of what her face looks like beneath her cap. We see her and yet we don't fully see her, so we imagine her. A very good photo. -Hugh
peter1892 (1681) 2006-12-12 18:53
It's a good B&W shot - there's a nice grain in the image, just like you get on B&W film. The tones are good & the hat covering the girl's face adds a touch of mystery to the image. Good work.
Emiel_Skyfreak (3002) 2006-12-12 19:10
Nice portrait, bit funny too, this lady sitting on the floor. Interesting choice for B&W, I think it's a good match here.
Good contrast, nice sharpness and composition.
Indeed some mystery..what would her face look like? I agree with bombilla on this topic.
No complaints from my side!
Have a good day.
bigboroboy (1098) 2006-12-12 19:46
I'm a big fan of candid portraiture and I like this image a lot. It is a little grainy, was that intended? You've used the girl to fill the frame well with aenough empty space in the frame to give a sense of solitude. Well done.
Kenggaroo (849) 2006-12-12 20:45
Well captured moment, Chrysoula
With beautiful subject as the costume she dressed and the black hair made a good looking picture.
adores (45329) 2006-12-12 21:58
This is a nice composition and I really like it in B&W.
doubay (674) 2006-12-13 5:09
Gia su chrysoula!
Poli orea i silipsi tis stigmis. I foto echi endono mesogiako chroma ke i kopela dichni poli omorfi. Me aresi pu echi travigmeno to kapelo (dimiurgi tin nocheliki esthisi tis siestas) ala nomizo oti tha mu arese exisu ean mas eriche ena tsachpiniko vlema.
evanrizo (456) 2006-12-13 11:28
Το ωραίο κορίτσι βρήκε πολύ ωραίο μέρος να δροσιστεί και ξεκουραστεί και εσύ εκμεταλέυτηκες πολύ σωστά την ευκαιρία. -¨)
bostankorkulugu (42430) 2006-12-13 18:05
hey this one is superb chrisa... great catch...
gabrielpat (7163) 2006-12-13 19:04
a nice black and white,you are good for that.I prefer this one to the colors ones.it is so much strong.nice note too.
ribeiroantonio (22637) 2006-12-13 19:43
This was probably the catch of the day. Converting it to B&W was also an excellent idea as it gave mood to the scene. Well done.
pastadog (13111) 2006-12-23 13:05
You composed this one very well, Chrysoula, and the B&W is most appropriate for this shot; the sharpness and the contrast are excellent, regards, Daniel
Surfer31 (0) 2006-12-26 18:24
Great snapshot, Chrysoula. This is such a serene image, very nice composition, and you made the right decision to make it in B&W. Could this be an Angel taking a break from a hard day's work???
Very well done.
robob (3646) 2006-12-29 12:06
Vraiment une très belle image. J’aime beaucoup l’attitude de cette jeune fille avec son beau chapeau. Et très bonne atmosphère avec le B&W. Félicitations !
Amicalement et à bientôt,
Dragonheart (8414) 2007-01-05 0:57
Very well captured image, I like the composition and the BW choice. Well framed.
Thanks for sharing
sebinho342 (19317) 2007-01-05 6:39
Excellent picture here, mood is excellent, smooth and sensual, i like it like that, with a very few grain and blur.
danos (97765) 2007-01-07 12:00
Χρυσούλα γειά σου,
πολύ ωραία και συγχρόνως φυσική η στάση της κοπέλας που ακούμπησε στην κολώνα και πήρε ένα υπνάκο.Καλός ο φωτισμός και έξυπνη η χρήση του μαυρόασπρου.
Τα συγχαρητήριά μου για αυτή την υπέροχη φωτογραφία,Δάνος
cuneyt-sb (6576) 2007-01-13 11:51
Very good compo with B\W works, Also she looks pretty ,
Color mod couldnt give the same effect , good choise
kfreud (1231) 2007-01-14 7:22
I like this empty hall and the covered face.
delkoo (68) 2007-01-15 7:27
very nice b&w picture of this lonely girl Stretched out on the floor, i like the hues of greys.
DLM (6479) 2007-01-16 14:27
A very nice shot Chrysoula which works so well in B+W,TFS
a_i_ren (1315) 2007-01-17 8:19
Your image full of charm and style, Chrysoula and it perfectly framed. I like the way black color(shoes, detail on the hat and girls hair) stands out here! Compliments!
clnaef (6289) 2007-01-22 2:52
Jolie composition qui met bien en évidence l'épuisement complet de cette charmante personne !
Intruder (3099) 2007-01-22 8:58
geia sou Xrysoula!
poli omorfh i sinthesi sou kai epilogi tis aspromauris fotografias tonizei tin monadiki iremia pou prosdidi
Didi (60588) 2007-01-22 19:04
Very nice B&W composition.
Good quality of the grey scale and good contrast.
The girl position is in harmony.
I appreciate well this rest scene.
sabyasachi1212 (19779) 2007-01-31 3:44
Well seen and captured my friend! Perfect choice for B&W. Well Done!
yesterday (9833) 2007-04-15 3:34
Splendid B/W photo, great lines, great composition, great model, excellent light and contrast in a good composition.
waseemkhan (1099) 2007-04-24 7:20
Great snapshot, Chrysoula. This is such a serene image, very nice composition, and you made the right decision to make it in B&W........Well captured moment
faubry (35447) 2007-10-21 16:57
very nice BW and cool image.... i have the same shot from spain... superb composition.
wolf38 (31296) 2010-05-11 21:51
Hello Chrysoula. A young, beautiful and fashionably dressed woman sits on a pillar. For an original black and white photo. It is well linked to the informative text. My appreciation for this skillful shot. Regards, Wolfgang.
- Copyright: Chrysoula Papagianni (golden) (2289)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2006-08-08
- Categories: Daily Life, Decisive Moment
- Exposure: f/5.2, 1/60 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): people [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-12-12 18:40
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