Here is a night shot of the entrance of the National Archaeological Museum in Athens. It houses some of the most important artifacts from a variety of archaeological locations around Greece from prehistory to late antiquity. It is considered one of the great museums in the world and contains the richest collection of artifacts from Greek antiquity worldwide (Wikipedia).
No tripod used.
For a larger view please right-click and open in a new window/tab.
Critiques | Translate
danos (96215) 2014-08-31 0:51
fascinating the light and the colour management of the National Archaeological Museum in Athens with the people to sittimg on its stairs to add life in the scene.Usally i have see it dacades of times but only during the days and i can say never at night.Excellent presentation.
COSTANTINO (63804) 2014-08-31 1:08
hello dear friend
great inspiration presenting the entrance
of the National archaelogical Museum
in Athens during night
a nocturne shot is a difficult shot but
you managed to do it almost perfectly
the contrast of the colors is dynamic
and well chosen with light in the
CLODO (33878) 2014-08-31 1:18
nice colored contrast, but the adjonction of seated people makes this image different from a classical architecture post.
Have a nice sunday
Nicou (139240) 2014-08-31 1:22
avec les personnages assis sur cet escalier en sombre quel vue quel détachage de ces colonnes avec leur cannelures et la belle lumière en fond fantastique vue.
Bravo et amitié
ikeharel (69319) 2014-08-31 1:33
Good morning Gosia,
A fine night shot on the facade of the museum, and well chosen to take this with the poeple on the stairs, added life to the scene.
Perfect light management, and amazing steady-hands of yours, as no tripod used.
Have a nice new week,
daddo (26534) 2014-08-31 1:44
Hi Gosia. Classical it may be but it is definitely dramatic the way the light casts its magic glow and not only enhances the golden colours but gives the columns a sense of lightness as if it is not stone that we are looking at. Wonderful result Gosia. The people are amusing in various states of tiredness. Pozdrawiam. Klaudio.
carlo62 (45967) 2014-08-31 1:49
lo stile è classico, le luci bellissime e le persone sono perfettamente inquadrate.
Una fantastica composizione, dove l'effetto notturno è una meraviglia.
seres76 (1078) 2014-08-31 2:20
A beautiful night scene... Focus, clear and beautiful... Tfs...
snunney (96825) 2014-08-31 2:23
A beautifully exposed night time image. I like the point of view looking up the steps and the symmetrical framing. Excellent light management supported by very good colours and clarity. Have a pleasant Sunday afternoon.
Gigidusud (20823) 2014-08-31 2:47
Great capture of the Archaeological Museum with splendid light and a perfect frame. Well done!
Have a nice Sunday.
holmertz (50790) 2014-08-31 3:18
Athens may not be one of my favourite cities, but this museum alone would make a visit worthwhile. And this photo is just marvellous with its contrasts of colours and light. I love the inclusion of some people sitting on the stairs and how they create a dynamism by breaking the otherwise perfect symmetry. You must have very steady hands to attempt a photo like this without a tripod, and achieveing such a perfect result.
PaulVDV (27900) 2014-08-31 3:50
A wonderful night shot of the entrance of the museum, presented in strong contrasting colours.
Good light management and excellent sharpness (and that without tripod).
Funny with these real culture freaks who are waiting on the stairs at night to be able to enter the museum at the opening time :)
Best regards, Paul
cornejo (40953) 2014-08-31 4:02
Hi Gosia, very good picture of this interesting night view of this great input classical museum, nice composition very well captured in this interesting picture with good sharpness, depth, beautiful light, color and quality. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good morning and happy start to the week.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
jean113 (4277) 2014-08-31 4:24
Hello Gosia,an excellent presentation of the Museum taken at night-time.
The people are perfectly placed in the composition providing additional interest.
Sergiom (76491) 2014-08-31 6:06
J'aime beaucoup cette photo de nuit. L'ensemble est parfaitement cadré et très symétrique. La gestion de la lumière et des couleurs est impeccable.
dkmurphys (57143) 2014-08-31 7:06
Spectacular scene with this impressive classical entrance. Great management of light. Well done.
Tue (34696) 2014-08-31 7:44
Wonderful night photo with very good sharpness. The warm colours of the museum entrance create a nice contrast with the dark blue walls and columns. Well captured.
Fis2 (95583) 2014-08-31 9:28
Swiatlo tutaj zagralo role glowna.
Super kolorki i ostrosc.
jemaflor (95471) 2014-08-31 9:47
perfectly managed, so nice tones, interesting presentation, bravo !
macjake (66704) 2014-08-31 10:42
I never thought about taking this photo when I was here, Now I wish I had.
beautiful shot with the varying lighting from the fg to the bg.
love the people sitting on the steps too, they add alot of interest.
another A+ shot
worldcitizen (8456) 2014-08-31 13:25
Great framing in this photo! I really like how the outer edges are dark, and then the interior section comes to life with light and color. It's nice to see some people relaxing on the steps, too. For a handheld shot the sharpness is great. The thumbnail caught my eye right away. :-)
williewhistler (16310) 2014-08-31 13:27
your steady hand has paid another huge dividend,the contrasting colours of this stunning night shot are most appealing.
The seated figures give a good sense of scale as well as adding human interest.
Technically first class.
willperrett (10191) 2014-08-31 13:45
Colour and composition. Lovely contrast of blue and orange, classic opposites on the colour wheel. Frame within a frame for the lit interior, using those magisterial ionic columns to break it up. And no tripod, with a 1/15 sec exposure!
Alco (7299) 2014-08-31 20:36
Amazing picture of that entrance. The framing is superb. I like very much the contrasting colors offered by the lighting. The people add a sense of scale to the building. Very well done. TFS.
Have a nice week.
jjcordier (79297) 2014-08-31 22:30
Le cadrage est excellent mais, ce qui fait la force de cette photo, ce sont les différentes couleurs des lumières qui s'étagent dans l'image.
Giustiniani (3632) 2014-09-01 1:48
une belle composition. Un excellent cadrage et des couleurs complémentaires lumineuses qui mettent en valeur cette belle entrée. Une superbe photo.
kasianowak (8709) 2014-09-01 2:44
Bardzo ladne, swietnie skomponowane zdjecie. Najbardziej podoba mi sie kontrast pomiedzy cieplymi kolorami w miejscach oswietlonych i niebieskim w cieniu. To jak symboliczne przedstawienie dnia i nocy. Ludzie daja poczucie skali i wprowadzaja bardzo potrzebny element kompozycyjny.
imageme (1790) 2014-09-01 8:38
Hi Gosia, Wonderful night shot of this Museum in Athens. Excellent color contrasts and the people on the steps add life to the calm and majesty architecture. Perfect exposure delivers details and night atmosphere. Incredible result taking without tripod. Thank for sharing
mesutilgim (94062) 2014-09-01 11:57
Very nice capture with grea graphical effect.
Once upon a time the Greek philosophers of th antiquity took place on the similar stairs of the temple on Acropolis and teached the people.
TFS and best regards
serp2000 (43626) 2014-09-01 12:09
Very attractive night view to the National Archaeological Museum... Impressive combination of the dark side of the columns and the lights inside Museum. I like your smart idea, excellent realisation. TFS!
bukitgolfb301 (40778) 2014-09-01 15:59
Hi dear Gosia, how are you?
Another impressive image from you! Great usage of delicate light and wonderful effcet you did get.
Perfect composition and well considered framework are set by usage of greatly fantatsic pilars.
Thanks and all the best! Takero from Tokyo
npecanhuk (74542) 2014-09-01 19:57
That's a wonderful picture!
The details are beautiful and you enhanced everything with a superb photo job and oustanding visual results!
Colors, exposure, level of sharpness, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
fabbs99 (17133) 2014-09-01 21:45
Lovely image of this museum from Athens.The lights that you captured is not always easy to do so. The light, the colors, the neatness, the depth are exceptional. TFS.
jhm (150878) 2014-09-02 5:53
F/1.8 what a wonderful yellow light, what a lovely contrast with the blue columns.
Also the people on the stairway is a very nice addition.
Excellent composition, nice captured.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
bona (13737) 2014-09-02 6:26
sorry for the long time without coming here, to much work. This photo is wonderful. Love the light inside the building contrastring with the dark blue forground. I like this contrast between warm-cold colors.
clic (16841) 2014-09-02 9:20
Many compliments for the perfect tonal depiction inside and out of this magnificent museum entrance!
Nice visual balance too!
swapankumarroy (2847) 2014-09-03 1:44
An excellent night vision of the entrance of the Museum. Very nice light and shade effect on the stairs, silhouetted body line, well color contrast between blue pillar and deep orange colored wall. beautifully controlled the light, very soothing and lovely image.
MOST IMPRESSIVE WORK,
warm regards and thanks for sharing,
adores (44911) 2014-09-04 17:04
This is a really beautiful shot! I like the effect of the lights on inside. The colours there and the lines of the architetcure are really great. But you also got much detail on the foreground and the people add a lot to the shot.
rychem (34101) 2014-09-05 9:25
Pieknie, takie swiatło to marzenie, doskonale uchwyciłaś symetrię budynku i asymetrię ludzi na schodach, super
stego (24132) 2014-09-05 16:08
The building is a known landmark, beautiful in its "absolute ultimate classicism", but I had never seen it like this. You produced a very attractive image, graphic, light and colour wise, and the presence of the people creates a nice relaxed human mood. I like it very much.
TFS, regards, José.
photoray (13981) 2014-09-06 17:42
Attractive view of the Athens National Archaeological Museum, with the immense columns in blue light, and the background building in golden light. And appearing like a classical Acropolis architecture from several millenniums ago.
ourania (43696) 2014-09-13 10:09
this picture is superbly composed to bring out the elegant classical architecture, it gives a beautiful and, for me, also touching presentation of this iconic façade in Athens. I like very much how you balanced and connected the dark exterior view with the warm and inviting portico. The contrast and framing by the blue and grey tones of the columns and stairs is wonderful, the warm tones are very pleasing. I like the discreet human presence too. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
akustyk (4134) 2014-09-13 15:22
swietnie te kolory graja
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-09-18 7:23
Hello Gosia - The contrasting blue and yellows gives this image huge appeal and helps to define the inner and outer spaces really well. I like the few figures that break up the symmetry; they are very well positioned.
As always your night shots are very well presented.
tatadalou (7459) 2015-02-02 11:30
Great light management without tripod ! I really like the contrast between the cold blue tones of the peristyle and the warm colour of the background. Symmetry and the few people sit on the stairs complete the quality of your photo.
Good job !
- Copyright: Gosia Siudzinska (siudzi) (34141)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-12-30
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Olympus OMD EM5, Panasonic 20mm F1.7
- Exposure: f/1.8, 1/15 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-31 0:46