Another amphitheatre, this time in Athens, Greece, and not quite so steep as the one in Pergamum. There were no microphones back then, so acoustics were vitally important. The sound of the speaker would carry better in semi circular hillsides than on flat ground. In Rome they devised an artificial stadium at the Colosseum.
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Sergiom (78593) 2013-10-26 6:20
J'aime beaucoup ce point de vue sur amphithéâtre d'Athènes, il permet de voir presque toute la ville dans son ensemble. La lumière est magnifique sur les estrades.
pierrefonds (65860) 2013-10-26 8:04
La distance entre l'amphithéâtre et la montagne au loin donne de la profondeur à la composition. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de l'amphithéâtre d'Athènes. La bonne luminosité met en valeur les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.
ikeharel (70725) 2013-10-26 8:23
Good evening Chris,
Modern restoration work still preserved the ancient texture on the Amphiteatre. High POV with town on the far background is extraordinary in contrast and well applied.
Clarity and light, colors and depth all culminate to a wonderful scenery.
Have a nice weekend,
Kamilutka (8105) 2013-10-26 9:09
another great amphitheatre, this time in Greece! Good proportions and composition with well chosen POV. I like the city and some mountains in the background providing some depth. Great colors and light.
Thanks for sharing
Nicou (141134) 2013-10-26 20:52
Quel amphithéâtre superbe captage et vue d'en hauteur avec les courbes et ce pavage en fond quelle luminosité splendide compo.
Bravo et amitié
jjcordier (79297) 2013-10-26 23:15
Très beau point de vue sur ce bel amphithéâtre ancien d'Athènes avec la ville en arrière-plan.
emka (96487) 2013-10-26 23:34
Fantastic antique theater surrounded the modern city. I love such places, i am never bored with old ruins, the older the better. magnificent view.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-10-27 6:20
love this! Such a perfectly chosen POV that gives us a superb idea of the magnificence of this antiquity and also its amazing modern day setting. Perfect execution and presentation make this so irresistible. Well done!
Enjoy your Sunday - Brian.
rychem (35313) 2013-10-27 9:23
Beautiful and elegeant photo, this is an interesting photo showing two subjects at the same time: the amphitheatre and the panorama of an ancient city in the back ground, bravo
resat1972 (7576) 2013-10-28 10:10
You've a great respect
effective colors and sharpness
John_F_Kennedy (43665) 2013-10-29 6:58
An image rich in various details. A very pleasant and very nice view to the arena. I like the contrast with the background of the city
Silvio1953 (142095) 2013-10-29 11:12
Ciao Chris, great POV on fantastic theatre, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
macjake (67534) 2013-10-30 23:18
I loved this photo from the first time i laid my eyes on it!
Absolutely love this style with the wrap around effect. it just makes the photo seem larger and wider, increasing the depth in the scene.
excellent sharpness and detail.
Miguel82 (27674) 2013-11-04 8:33
Hello Chris, an unmissable monument of Athens, excellent view of this very ancient amphi, I like the view of the city in the bg, good meteo conditions, pleasant colors, all the best, have a nice evening
ourania (45002) 2013-11-27 9:31
this is one of my favourite places in Athens. I've been many times there and watched lovely and unforgettable performances. There's a magical atmosphere in the evenings and such a fine aura. You are offering us a view that's deep and clear, allows us to enjoy the architecture and places the ancient theatre in the context of the modern city. The summer sunshine of Athens looks so delightful and heart-warming in this humid evening of November! Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
- Copyright: Chris Jules (ChrisJ) (113257)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-07-17
- Categories: Ruins
- Camera: Nikon D 90, Polarizing Filter
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-26 3:49