In sociology or anthropology, social status is the honor or prestige attached to one's position in society (one's social position).
Social status, the position or rank of a person or group within the society, can be determined two ways. One can earn their social status by their own achievements, which is known as achieved status. Alternatively, one can be placed in the stratification system by their inherited position, which is called ascribed status. Ascribed statuses can also be defined as those that are fixed for an individual at birth. Ascribed statuses that exist in all societies include those based upon sex, age, race ethnic group and family background.
For example, a person born into a wealthy family characterized by traits such as popularity, talents and high values will have many expectations growing up. Therefore, they are given and taught many social roles as they are socially positioned into a family becoming equipped with all these traits and characteristics.
Achieved statuses meaning also what the individual acquires during his or her lifetime as a result of the exercise of knowledge, ability, skill and/or perseverance. Occupation provides an example of status that may be either ascribed or achieved, it can be achieved by one gaining the right knowledge and skill to become socially positioned into a higher position of that job; building a persons social identity within the occupation...etc..wikipedia..from RAW
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lousat (85018) 2011-11-27 1:42
Hi Geo,great choice of point of view to create this imposing perspective,i like the perfect moment whit the best light for the best colors,very nice clouds in background too.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano.
dkmurphys (54499) 2011-11-27 2:09
I like your choice for this POV. It makes the buildings more impressive and hidden mysteriously. Well catch, have a nice Sunday afternoon.
peppe59 (14551) 2011-11-27 3:29
good POV to enhance the subject, color and light fantastic, beautiful sky.
congratulations and good Sunday
prasun984 (5590) 2011-11-27 6:43
lovely shot with a nice chosen POV to captured the Cathedral under the deep blue texture sky...
good exposure with nice color contrast & sharpness...
dta (73093) 2011-11-27 6:53
Hello Georgios ,
Love big clouds , and these ones are splendid . The composition is fine , too , showing us a beautiful monastery from an intersting low POV .
Cricri (113671) 2011-11-27 8:33
Superbe le ciel avec ces gros nuages que filtre une très belle lumière, le POV en contre bas donne de l'importance aux bâtiments
kordinator (20337) 2011-11-28 1:17
Great choice of low point of view to create this lovely perspective.
Fantastic light and colors.
As for your note, our lives are in God's hands, good or bad, God is truth.
Best regards my friend.
adramad (42045) 2011-11-28 11:45
Beautiful view from below, showing the grassy slope, with the domes and towers of the church, which stood out clearly, with wonderful background of the sky as pictorial.
A perfect light, which gives you a beautiful range of colors, sharpness can also clearly see the details of the image.
mesutilgim (90766) 2011-11-28 14:06
Good evening dear Georgios,
Very nice capture with well chosen portrait format and perfect light management.
Many good and interesting notes as well.
TFS and best regards
jemaflor (91349) 2011-11-29 13:29
Interesting result with a good angle, nice architecture, good fg with grass and impressive clouds in the sky, tfs.
pablominto (53746) 2011-11-29 23:29
The diagonal split of the frame draws attention...!
The buildings seen against the sky combine well with the fluffy clouds hovering over the scene, attractive fresh colours of early summer...
Well framed, fine sense of depth!
paololg (31448) 2011-11-30 14:16
Ciao dear Georgios,
pleasant and interesting image captured by a genial low the POV that allows us to admire the wonderful contrast with the sky. Even if the view is only partial, the architecture of this church is very beautiful. Congratulations also for the good photographic quality!
Ciao, have a nice Thursday!
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-12-01 17:17
Beautiful monastery with nice colors, light and sharpness. Nice greenery in the forground. The sky looks very beautiful with white patches of cloud.
josepmarin (58087) 2011-12-02 0:03
an excellent perspective towards the sky in this framing. I like the contrast between the grass of the field in foreground and the architecture of the church, that is outlined on a few very aesthetic clouds and a beautiful blue in the sky.
The composition is very attractive, and you have done a good work with the exposure and the colors.
Angshu (56740) 2011-12-04 20:24
The low POV works well & the inclusion of the grassy slope in the FG works well! The monastery seems to divide the grassland & the sky well. Well done!
As for your note with your picture the meaning of ‘status’ takes another dimension
Didi (59738) 2011-12-10 11:09
Nice deep foreground who gives an interesting importance to the sky with clouds.
elenimavrandoni (0) 2012-10-31 9:22
καλησπέρα Γεώργιε, διάλεξες μια όμορφη οπτική γωνία για να δώσεις έμφαση και μοναδικότητα σε αυτήν τήν τόσο όμορφη εκκλησία μας. Το αποτέλεσμα είναι εντυπωσιακό!
- Copyright: Georgios Topas (TopGeo) (38216)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-04-30
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS 400D Rebel XTi, Canon 18-55 mm EF-S
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-11-27 1:33