The Odeon of Herodes Atticus is a stone theatre structure located on the southwest slope of the Acropolis. It was built in 161 AD by the Athenian magnate Herodes Atticus in memory of his wife, Aspasia Annia Regilla. It was originally a steep-sloped amphitheater with a three-story stone front wall and a wooden roof made of expensive, cedar of Lebanon timber. It was used as a venue for music concerts with a capacity of 5,000. It lasted intact until it was destroyed and turned into a ruin by the Heruli in 267 AD. Source: Wikipedia
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papagolf21 (81008) 2014-01-12 1:27
Le choix du cadrage est parfait pour restituer l'ampleur de l'architecture de ce lieu.
La rénovation de ce théâtre est magnifique.
Une réalisation de qualité.
willperrett (4904) 2014-01-12 1:32
Spectacular shot of this renovated/rebuilt amphitheatre. I like the contrast between the sunlit foreground and the blue clouded city beyond. Very nice.
lousat (67205) 2014-01-12 1:41
Hi Gosia,great perspective and quality,the light on the odeon and the shadow on the background seems perfect to give the best effect,magnificent view and the usual great quality.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
rbassin (14499) 2014-01-12 1:48
un bon point de vue s'ouvrant sur l'Odeon et la ville en arrière.
C'est une superbe photo, lumière agréable et détails bien visibles.
krzychu30 (14442) 2014-01-12 1:56
Ateny sa naprawde malowniczo polozone(ja niestety mialem czas na podziwianie miasta z podobnej perspektywy podczas ladowania:)mam nadzieje,ze jeszcze tam wroce.
Podoba mi sie twoja kompozycja i to jak zestawilas ze soba antyczny teatr z nowoczesna,miejska zabudowa.
Rowniez swiatlo jest bardzo interesujace i pomaga stworzyc "klimat" ujecia.
Royaldevon (23448) 2014-01-12 2:08
Good Morning Gosia,
I have often said that it can be difficult to make ancient ruins look interesting to people who have not had the emotional experience of 'being there'. However, this shot of yours breaks that premise. Your viewpoint, with its curved seating, immediately draws us into the scene. The light is glorious, as if the Odeon is under a spotlight, where we can secretly enjoy it, against the b/g of the uninvited city.
Have a lovely Sunday,
snunney (75164) 2014-01-12 2:15
The well chosen point of view shows us the graceful curves of the amphitheatre and sets in the context of the modern city. The light is very agreeable and the colours also. Very good sharpness throughout.
ikeharel (47056) 2014-01-12 2:18
Only a third of the half-crescent amphiteatre presented here - but a marvelous perspective over the ancient remains of the edifice with the city cover the background.
A fine combined modern renovation and old built structure, all under good light and clarity.
Gigidusud (11709) 2014-01-12 2:31
Splendid architectural composition. Nice view on the city, beautiful light contrast and great framing. Well done!
Have a nice sunday my friend.
Romano46 (14538) 2014-01-12 2:44
seconda e splendida proposta dalla Grecia.
Straordinari sia il soggetto che la composizione che trasformano il teatro in una bella scenografia.
Straordinaria la nitidezza e molto belli sia i colori che il contrasto.
Una foto molto ben studiata ed eseguita con cura eccellente.
Ciao e buona domenica
serp2000 (35136) 2014-01-12 2:48
Well, I know this place. Very familiar theatre, but I did take a photos from opposite side. I like the last settings of the Trekearth, when we can see the big pictures. Well done. Attractive view, useful note. Thanks for memories!
timecapturer (40374) 2014-01-12 3:58
love this! Such an enticing sweep and a real sense of the amazing presence of this structure and also its lofty view over the City. Executed and presented perfectly.
Have a good week - B.
SnapRJW (26188) 2014-01-12 4:03
Hello Gosia - Thanks to the light you have a super contrast between the colours of the theatre and the view of Athens beyond. The shot puts the odeon into the context of the surrounds and I like that. A super look at a wonderfully restored ancient site. Have a lovely Sunday. Rosemary
rigoletto (33751) 2014-01-12 5:25
wow, where did you climb to get this bird's sight? it has a great vertigo effect. i get to love more these antiquities when i see such superb photos, and further it creates an urge to travel. lots of photos from athens, but i don't remember seeing this odeon before.
jurek1951 (39042) 2014-01-12 6:19
pieknie prezetuje sie ten amfiteatr na tle panoramy miasta,super kadr i perspektywa,pozdrawiam
Sergiom (49094) 2014-01-12 6:47
J'aime beaucoup ce cadrage. Il montre bien la situation géographique de l'Odéon sur les collines d'Athènes.J'aime beaucoup ces estrades en forme d'éventail et la très belle lumière qui fait ressortir les détails.
carlo62 (22429) 2014-01-12 6:49
ti faccio i miei complimenti, mi è sempre piaciuto il tuo modo di fotografare, ma stai proponendo delle foto veramente belle e originali.
Questa è una vista molto bella e inconsueta, hai scelto un pov d'eccezione, un taglio originale sul teatro e un panorama d'eccezione.
Nicou (109828) 2014-01-12 6:51
quel effet graphsique tout en courbe sueprbe iamge et compo quelle vue et iamge fantastique et ce rendu sur les vielles pierres merveilleuse compo de cet amphithéâtre avec la ville en fond sueprbe compo.
npecanhuk (58284) 2014-01-12 8:06
Wonderful place and picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, large vertical format, slim black borders, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Kamilutka (5803) 2014-01-12 8:58
widze ze wycieczka do Aten sie udala przynajmniej pod wzgledem fotograficznym. To swietnie pokazuje amfiteatr na Akropolu - moje gratulacje za uchwycenie go ni etylko z swietnego punktu ale takze bez tlumu wycieczkowiczow. Domyslam sie ze grudzien nie jest miesiacem najbardziej popularnym na zwiedzanie Grecji, ale pogode mialas wyraznie bardzo dobra. Super kolory i dobrze rozegrane swiatlo.
danos (80360) 2014-01-12 10:45
nice the view of this section from the Odeon of Herodes Atticus with the backdrop a part of Athens.
Beautiful presentation with the tight frame to creates a charmy optical effect in the scene.
jacquest (17585) 2014-01-12 14:13
The framing is very well done and ypour POV shows an amazing view of the Odeon and the city. I like the graphic effect of the stairs in a fantail pattern. The light is well managed with sharp details.
Alco (5878) 2014-01-12 18:51
Very nice presentation of that theatre.I like your point of view on the old and the new part of the theatre at the same time.Nice soft background.Very well done.
Have a nice week.
jjcordier (69655) 2014-01-12 22:36
Très bon cadrage vertical de ce théâtre antique dominant la ville.
macjake (48401) 2014-01-12 22:51
as you already know, i've viewed your shots on FB, and they're all wonderful shots...I like the graffiti one's too...its a side of Athens we don't get too see too often.
It looks like the seating is brand new, it may take away some of the charm, but also adds alot too.
Athens looks so large in the bg!
nice shot as always
abmdsudi (35410) 2014-01-13 9:55
Extremely impressive structures shot so much to admire and its history to illustrate this theatre. Like your shooting angle and the impressive viewpoint with bags subtle details and depth with interesting bg. I think you have befitted from quality light & shadows and rich colours. A striking shot with some other interests around to complement this capture so smoothly. A shot beyond reproach, Congrats and TFS
Cricri (95509) 2014-01-14 3:22
Excellent POV sur cet ancien théâtre dans une belle lumière et la ville en fond écran
delpeoples (50323) 2014-01-14 20:50
Witaj dear Gosia
Such an amazing structure and I love your choice of the vertical frame, enhancing the curves and allowing the to splay out of the right foreground corner. Stunning colours and you did a great job with the difficult light in the sky.
williewhistler (10927) 2014-01-16 11:40
the graphical shapes of this iconic building are beautifully portrayed in its environment against the distant city.
The light has been very well controlled.
Best regards Les.
bukitgolfb301 (33540) 2014-01-16 16:56
Hi dear Gosia, how are you?
Wow another well considered framework image in the best framework with so much consideration. lights and colors are also so tasteful as same as compostion.
Your revised profile photo is also nice!
All the best and have a good day! TAKERO
SWEETFREEDOM (20592) 2014-01-16 23:44
i like the p.o.v. you have chosen with the theatre in fg and the city in bg.
good sharpness and colors.
ourania (21538) 2014-01-18 10:07
this is one of the most beautiful and one of my favourite places in Athens. The theatre is magnificent and offers great photo opportunities any time of the day. It's one of the most important and busiest locations of the Athens Festival and during summer evenings one can enjoy marvelous performances there. Your point of view is original and wonderful. You've made superb use of perspective, captured the character of the odeon and included a stunning background. Colours, textures, light and shadows are exquisite. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
patpatch (939) 2014-01-24 4:29
That's a nicely composed picture.The vertical composition gives a strong and impressive effect to your capture.Perfect cropping.
Good depth and sharpness.
I like the blue background with the town contrasting very well with the monument.
jemaflor (76682) 2014-01-24 9:22
Well framed, intersting ruines and good effect with the contrast of light between Fg and the town in the BG.
subhendu_bagchi (23713) 2014-02-01 23:46
wow, what a shot! Incredible POV. We are lucky to see this view. Even those who used to enjoy live programmes in this stadium, couldn't see such view through the window :)
Great composition with outstanding depth. Superb clarity and light. Excellent shot from your gallery. Tfs.
kiks (11743) 2014-02-02 7:41
Hello Gosa, i realy like your POV choice giving the strong curved lines. What a contrast with the crouwded city at the bg.
mjw364 (6282) 2014-02-07 7:05
Nice POV that makes great use of those curves to lead our eye in tot he shot! Nice contrast between FG light and background shade too to help structure the image.
TFS and have a good weekend
- Copyright: Gosia Siudzinska (siudzi) (29063)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-12-29
- Categories: Ruins
- Camera: Olympus OMD EM5, Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8, 58 mm HOYA Circular PL Filter
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/200 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-12 1:01