I took this picture on the traditional TE-meeting in Athens. Special thanks to Danos. He was of our guide in this colourful city.
This is the Temple of Zeus and you can see the Akropol on the background too.
In WS I have posted the common photo with Danos.
the Olympieion or Columns of the Olympian Zeus, is a colossal ruined temple in the centre of the Greek capital Athens that was dedicated to Zeus, king of the Olympian gods. Construction began in the 6th century BC during the rule of the Athenian tyrants, who envisaged building the greatest temple in the ancient world, but it was not completed until the reign of the Roman Emperor Hadrian in the 2nd century AD some 638 years after the project had begun. During the Roman periods it was renowned as the largest temple in Greece and housed one of the largest cult statues in the ancient world.
The temple's glory was short-lived, as it fell into disuse after being pillaged in a barbarian invasion in the 3rd century AD. It was probably never repaired and was reduced to ruins thereafter. In the centuries after the fall of the Roman Empire, the temple was extensively quarried for building materials to supply building projects elsewhere in the city. Despite this, substantial remains remain visible today and it continues to be a major tourist attraction.
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snunney (106393) 2012-09-29 7:37
A fine capture of these impressive ruins, whose scale we can assess from the presence of the people. The lovely sky makes a great backdrop, though I would be tempted to clone out the crane. Very good technical presentation.
ikeharel (78161) 2012-09-29 7:49
Great two monument in picture, Serghei.
The temple with it's mighty pillars, and the Akropolis atop of the hill, high above town's.
good placed on picture space, off-center, to give good sight further up.
Nice to meet more TE members.
Enjoy a nice weekend,
lousat (97487) 2012-09-29 8:48
Hi Serghei,you're back from Greece like me,we were lucky whit the weather,a lot of sunny days...eeehehe..beautiful pic and magnificent architechture on the sun,and beautiful too the backgrond in the shadow,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
krzychu30 (15512) 2012-09-29 9:17
you have a really busy summer my friend.Poland,now Greece.Nice to see you have a good time there.
Iconic scene for Greece,a place where we recognize immediately where we are.The image is excellently composed and people in the frame give us good sense of scale of this ancient ruins.Color scheme of the picture is also very nice.
Have a nice evening
claudeD (41514) 2012-09-29 9:23
very fine picture from Athens with an excellent composition and fine colors. I like the perfect pov and the integration of the photographer adding life to the shot. Very well done. TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
cornejo (46680) 2012-09-29 10:10
Serghei Hello, very nice picture of this beautiful and interesting composition with the two temples one at the midplane and the other at the back on top of Mt. Very nice picture with good sharpness, depth, light and color. Very good and interesting job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Tfs.
Good afternoon and happy Sunday.
Best regards and best wishes.
besnard (57228) 2012-09-29 10:27
Une belle image claire et lumineuse de ce temple grec bien saisi. Les couleurs sont bien rendues et le travail est soigné.
Bravo et bon week-end.
erhan1958 (15769) 2012-09-29 12:09
I have to go as soon as possible
likea post cards, bright clean a photo
(i'm in ankara, i have alot of work)
greetings from turkey
jhm (159863) 2012-09-30 5:02
When I see the old pillars of the temples this makes truly impression.
I like of the splendid colors and light.
Perspective and depth are excellent done.
Very well presentation, nice interior image. TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
Sergiom (88141) 2012-09-30 5:55
J'aime beaucoup le point de vue qui nous offre non seulement les colonnes à l'avant plan que l'Acropole au sommet de la colline. Le tout est d'une grande netteté.
eldancer1 (36343) 2012-09-30 8:54
Awesome capture of this world famous ruins! Nice to have the people in the photo for sense of proportion. I like your pov also showing the other ruins. Good lighting and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
siamesa (28127) 2012-09-30 10:53
Boa tarde Serghei
Spectacular historic place. Superb capture and a perfect quality. TFS
danos (103056) 2012-10-11 7:13
excellent presentation of the Temple of Zeus with the Acropolis on the backdrop to complete this beautiful scene.I like the btrilliant light of the day as the effective POV that you chosen to take the photo.
jcpix (13948) 2013-01-15 16:16
Good morning Serghei,
Wonderful shot, brilliant composition and fine detail on this one. As much as the Parthenon dominates Athens, it's refreshing to see the other ruins displayed. I like that you've captured another photographer in action, not only humorous but it adds some good scale to the massive columns. The exposure is fantastic, it highlights your main subject but still keeps the background relevant and well seen. I hope to get there myself some day, and this image only adds to that desire.