With this post I start my new series taken in Athens where I spent a last week. Hope you will like it.
The Erechtheion is an ancient Greek temple located on the north side of the Acropolis of Athens dedicated to both Athena and Poseidon. The temple as seen today was built between 421 and 406 BC. On the north side, there is large porch with six Ionic columns, and on the south, the famous "Porch of the Maidens", with six draped female figures (caryatids) as supporting columns. The porch was built to conceal the giant 15-ft beam needed to support the southwest corner over the metropolis, after the building was drastically reduced in size and budget following the onset of the Peloponnesian war. Source: Wikipedia
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jurek1951 (42196) 2014-01-05 2:15
teraz wiem co maja kobiety na mysli kiedy mowia ze wszystko na ich glowie,super kadr ciekawe ujecie tej architektury,pozdrawiam,
jemaflor (97979) 2014-01-05 2:16
well framed these statues, excellent poc , ligh and sharpness, tfs, beautiful photo, a good memory for me.
batalay (38911) 2014-01-05 2:28
You captured the details of the Erechtheion by the best sunlight I can could imagine. Last year I was at the same spot, and many many times before, but this is one of the best architectural portraits of the classical edifice.
Warm regards and Happy New Year,
carlo62 (49159) 2014-01-05 2:29
la tua assenza è giustificata da un bel viaggio nella storia, la foto parla chiaro.
Meravigliosa immagine per iniziare il racconto del tuo ultimo viaggio, un monumento molto antico e ancora molto bello ai giorni nostri.
Eccellente inquadratura e bella luce calda, mette in evidenza le forme delle statue, le vesti sembrano vere.
mesutilgim (95378) 2014-01-05 2:50
Niice capture of this famous temple on Athenean Olymp.
Very good pof and nice light.
TFS and have a nice weekend
timecapturer (49288) 2014-01-05 2:50
in all my travels to Greece, I have never been to Athens and superb shots like this make me determined to see it soon. I did have a flight booked a few years ago but an Air Traffic strike changed my plans. Glorious detail and a real tribute to the architectural heritage of Greece this shot. Beautiful!
Enjoy your Sunday - B.
snunney (100000) 2014-01-05 2:55
A superb capture this, combining an excellent point of view with beautifully rendered colours and detail. The lighting is just perfect. I look forward to more in this series from Athens.
Cricri (120119) 2014-01-05 3:06
Magnifique ces sculptures a la place de simple colonnes, excellent POV et des détails très appréciables
lousat (91950) 2014-01-05 3:37
Hi Gosia,you were lucky with the weather as i can see in your last trip.A sunny day and the best moment to take fantastic details,great exposure and colors,interesting close up made with the usual top calss.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
krzychu30 (15512) 2014-01-05 3:41
widze,ze pogode mialas duzo lepsza niz ja na poczatku pazdziernika:)
Blekitne niebo tworzy piekne tlo dla tej antycznej swiatyni.Podoba mi sie tez sam kadr i zblizenie.
Pozdrawiam serdecznie i czekam na wiecej(niestety ja bylem tylko niecale dwa dni w Atenach)
Romano46 (18472) 2014-01-05 5:18
ottima ripresa soprattutto tenendo conto della distanza del soggetto e della sua perfetta messa a fuoco oltre che della eccellente illuminazione e assensa di difetti .
Una bella e semplice introduzione ad altre foto del tuo recente viaggio in Gracia.
Buona domenica e buon anno
Sergiom (80646) 2014-01-05 5:34
Elles se tiennent debout et très droite depuis très longtemps à supporter cette charge. Elles ont perdu plusieurs morceaux mais sont encore très belles, surtout sous cette superbe lumière.
kwekwekan (1078) 2014-01-05 9:32
A brightly lit image and excellent close POV giving the viewer a full appreciation of the beautiful details of these ancient sculptures. The cool blue sky provides an effective and contrasting backdrop to the warm colours of the temple.
tenretin (2567) 2014-01-05 10:15
A beautiful composition with splendid colors.
bona (13737) 2014-01-05 11:38
great photo of the Erechtheion temple. The columns made of "women"is fantastic. One of the place I want to visit someday is Greece, including the ancient buildings and beachs.
npecanhuk (75502) 2014-01-05 12:47
Always interesting to see those ruins!
A very attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
williewhistler (16398) 2014-01-05 13:51
you have captured the elegant details of columns almost too well,the ravages of time can be seen in the deterioration of the faces.
A very fine portrayal of the porch as it stands today.
Best wishes Les.
Mics (978) 2014-01-05 20:01
What a pleasure to see again this photo of this great Greek temple I last saw from the textbook of my Humanities/Arts subject way back. You make me reminisce one of my fave subjects. Thanks for sharing :-)
jjcordier (79297) 2014-01-05 23:18
Superbe photo de ce célèbre porche. On a hâte d'admirer ta collection d'images prises lors de cette semaine athénienne!
dkmurphys (59155) 2014-01-06 0:14
Superb detail of the ancient ruins. Always great to watch those kind of captures. Well taken!
Subhogen (4067) 2014-01-06 1:39
What a fine shot of this ancient Greek temple. The artwork and sculpture is sublime and exquisite. It is in good shape considering their age. The ochre color stones contrast the blue sky very well. Good composition to capture only this high corner of the temple against the blue sky. Thanks for sharing.
Kamilutka (8107) 2014-01-06 1:43
swietne zdjecie i bardzo udany kadr. Podoba mi sie w jaki sposob uchwycilas ten fragment swiatyni. Swiatlo i kolory a takze ostrosc sa bardzo ladnie wywazone.
Noel_Byrne (31416) 2014-01-06 2:21
A beautiful shot of one of my all time favorite buildings of the ancient world, (I have a painting of this building in my house :)) You really captured the spirit of this place perfectly well here, and its presented against such a beautiful blue sky. The light is really sublime too, a beautiful capture and an excellent note! I never knew this was built to conceal an element of the buildings construction, very cool. Learning about the world through photography :)
All the best
saxo042 (37888) 2014-01-06 6:01
A very fine part of this impressive building. Here we can study all details and enjoy the clarity of the composition. Very attractive colours too and an interesting note.
Nicou (143066) 2014-01-06 8:37
Ces personnages qui font comme des colonnes de soutien sueprbe architecture et détail quelle vue avec le cadrage dans l'angle ce ciel pur et limpdie quelle vue et iamge grandiose captage.
Bravo et amitié
chrislo (4097) 2014-01-06 10:14
A very interesting architectural detail of this Greek temple, simply and elegantly composed. You have highlighted the beautiful sculptures of these imperturbable maidens who have been bravely supported the heavy porch for centuries. The ocre colour of the stonework contrasts superbly against the blue sky. The square format works well here and your tight crop draws our eyes to the detail. Very well done.
macjake (68432) 2014-01-06 11:37
haha...i'll be traveling to Greece in May/June :)
and i'll be taking this exact same photo!
obviously the light here was the key main feature, you chose an excellent time of day.
sweet warm colors mixed with the blues to cool it off a bit work so well.
how did you manage getting around Athens? was it easy? did you rent a car?
amaryllis (37039) 2014-01-07 2:40
ce porche est de toute beauté architecturale sur un fond de ciel bleu d'où une lumière idéale pour cette réalisation, une belle conservation de ces statues
cela méritait une visite...
merci de ce partage
willperrett (10894) 2014-01-07 4:21
Great tight framing which omits all extraneous detail. I think my face would look even more ravaged than it does already if I'd been carrying that around on my head for 2500 years. Look forward to more Athens postings.
rigoletto (34279) 2014-01-07 4:29
hi gosia. smart idea to escape to athens for a christmas break. look at that incredibly nice sky and light considering the date taken! superb use of long lens to focus on these old stone graces, and the square crop is indeed useful to create a tidy compo only focusing on your subject and excluding anything unnecessary. daylight photography is as good as blue hour shooting, don't you think?
wolf38 (31296) 2014-01-11 0:55
Hello Gosia. Pure culture. Figures from Greek mythology. The photo reminds me of my stay in Greece a few years ago. When I see the photo, I think of the current political and economic situation of the Greeks.
Best rgds, Wolfgang.
bukitgolfb301 (42310) 2014-01-11 23:47
Hi dear Gosia
Another fantatsic typical TE image, perfect at all in all points. I have lost any words toward this masterpiece.
All the best and have a beautiful Sunday! TAKERO
Graal (102928) 2014-01-12 0:36
kiedys tam bylem ale bez aparatu, za to filmowalem. Ladne ujecie, dobry kadr, ostrosc i kolory.
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2014-01-12 1:01
beautiful details and close view, good colors as well.
ourania (46234) 2014-01-12 2:45
I like very much your point of view that has placed the elegant temple and its unique statues-columns against a delicious blue backdrop, setting them off effectively and giving a pleasing lightness to the view. Textures and details have been rendered with exquisite precision. The light and way it affects the textures and colours of the marble are absolutely mesmerizing. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely Sunday,
COSTANTINO (65742) 2014-01-12 22:57
I am so glad to see this part
of the greek ancient Greek temple
located on the north side of
the Acropolis excellent capture
welldone and wellseen
shot with great lightness
under Athens sun and a great
history thanks for sharing with us
this wonderful statues
sandpiper (6788) 2014-01-13 1:25
Great view of these beautiful maidens holding up the roof. Such beautiful architecture from so long ago. Great POV and composition
Silvio1953 (144288) 2014-01-13 5:57
Ciao Gosia, great detail on fantatsic architecture, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
ikeharel (72131) 2014-01-26 1:09
Good morning Gosia,
A fabulous view of the ancient monument, under best light that enhanced the fine details of the 6 statues holding this structure.
Good contrast to blue, the marbel is yet shining after such a long time.
Fine taken from a corner POV.
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2014-02-20 3:53
wow, it is a superb one. Sorry, I missed it earlier. A very well minimalism effect can be seen in this architecture photo. Good depth and sharpness. Excellent colour contrast. Superb work Gosia... Tfs.
Oceania (5202) 2014-02-24 6:17
This is a very nice close-up picture of the "Porch of the Maidens". They are not the original one, as I know. But they are beautiful.
Periko (5332) 2014-05-01 21:34
Great picture of this famous and splendid work of art.
Perfect light, fine details, good framing.
- Copyright: Gosia Siudzinska (siudzi) (34141)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-12-29
- Categories: Artwork, Ruins
- Camera: Olympus OMD EM5, Olympus Zuiko 40-150mm f4.0-5.6
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/640 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-05 2:12