This photo was taken inside the Castle of Leros during the rehearsal of a theatrical group that came from Athens to give a performance of The Persians by Aeschylus.
They have performed their very interesting adaptation of the tragedy many times (the first was in 2011, in Iran) so that evening they only adjusted the lights and their steps to the stage of the little open theatre of the Castle. The performance was part of the 2nd Three Moons Festival of Leros, art events taking place on full moon summer nights.
In the photo, one of the six actors of the performance (Kleanthis Varsamoulis) is listening to the instructions of director Varvara Doukas.
Another picture from the rehearsal in the WORKSHOP.
The tragedy relates the desperation of the officers, royals and people of Persia after the defeat of the Persian Empire to the Greeks in the Battle of Salamis (480 B.C.) A very powerful and heartbreaking play about war, unfortunately still relevant to human reality, after so many centuries.
Leros had been conquered by the Persians during the Persian Wars and was freed again after the Battle of Salamis.
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holmertz (51264) 2014-07-16 1:14
This is an excellent "double portrait" of the actor and his shadow. Black and white was clearly the best choice for this graphically interesting photo. You have also cropped this nicely, giving equal space on both sides between the figure and the frame. The rough environment should be very suitable for a tragedy like this.
lousat (89918) 2014-07-16 1:24
Ciao Ourania,la bellissima ombra ben contrastata sul muro e la posa di questo ragazzo attore fanno la differenza,immagine molto particolare e forte,ben esposta e con ottimi dettagli nonostante la luce difficile,carino anche il colorato WS con gli altri attori.Buona giornata,Luciano
CLODO (33998) 2014-07-16 3:08
he is concentrated and we can almost think he is praying! what is interesting is the stretched shadow: very long and small legs while the body has doubled in thickness.
All the best
jhm (151544) 2014-07-16 3:54
I like your second picture with the four men, but in colour the most beautiful.
These picture in black and white is not immediate my favorite.
Composition and presentation are very well.
snunney (97607) 2014-07-16 5:02
The shadow is a wonderful bonus here. I like the actor's pose and the use of black and white to heighten the mood. Fine presentation.
Sergiom (77485) 2014-07-16 5:28
J'aime beaucoup cette composition. Tu as très bien réussi ce que tu voulais faire. Une belle ombre très prononcée par l'utilisation du noir et blanc. J'aime beaucoup la texture de la pierre sur les murs.
carlo62 (46545) 2014-07-16 6:38
ottimo lavoro, la foto del ws è molto interessante, ma questa è quella giusta per attirare l'attenzione e per clima creato.
Ovviamente la scelta del b&w è vince e l'ombra gioca un ruolo importante per la scena.
ikeharel (69925) 2014-07-16 7:20
both ppic.s are intriguing photography-wise, but personally I prefer the beautiful WS added, it has fabulous blue light on the walls and charming ambiance. While this pic. is more directed to the shadow effect created, which is superbly taken image. Nicely done in any case.
My best regards,
mesutilgim (94610) 2014-07-16 13:02
Hello dear Ourania
Another very nice capture in your gallery; this time in b&w.
Very well observed and captured.
TFS and best regards
photographer_sg (4414) 2014-07-16 14:18
A superb portrait of the artist captured with excellent framing and composition. The exposure is very well managed and shows the rustic surroundings in perfect sharpness and detail. The workshop picture in colour is equally fascinating with great atmosphere. Excellent complements to your thought provoking and informative note.
Thanks for sharing and have a great day.
fritzi007 (10415) 2014-07-16 23:00
beautiful, interesting black and white shot, very good shadow play!
Wish you a nice day
Noel_Byrne (30528) 2014-07-17 11:58
I have just seen your other post, and I wonder as I look at this man if he too is watching the performance, as he seems entranced by something, and taken aback at the emotion of whatever that is he sees. The creeping shadow on the wall reminds of that famous scene in the Dracula move, and the shadow seems to have a life of its own!
Lovely choice for black and white.
fabbs99 (17133) 2014-07-17 22:23
The man and his shadow in monochrome gives the shot a timeless effect.
Excellent image quality with great clarity and sharpness. TFS.
JanArie (657) 2014-07-18 0:21
Interesting photo: 'what is he thinking?'
Very nice composition with the long shadow that is projected on the wall.
Very well done!
Cricri (117927) 2014-07-18 10:34
Une note intéressante pour mieux comprendre l'expression de l'acteur, une émotion bien rendue, l'ombre sur le vieux mur de pierres ajoute un côté mystérieux a la scène, belle complémentaire en WS
aliabazari (16154) 2014-07-18 21:28
Hi Ourania dear
Black and white portrait selection. Recorded at the beauty and character actor. Thanks for sharing
Silvio1953 (140951) 2014-07-19 13:18
Ciao Ourania, gran bel bianco e nero con fantastica ombra, ottima nitidezza e magnifica luce, brava, ciao Silvio
- Copyright: Ourania Karali (ourania) (44368)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2014-07-13
- Categories: Castles, Daily Life, Event
- Exposure: f/4, 1/8 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-16 0:37