I have just scanned some of my photos from a trip I took to Greece when I was 16 (and knew even less about photography than I do now). The scanned images don't do justice to the physical photos, and certainly do not do justice to the amazing places we visited in Greece, but I have chosen to share some of the better ones here. This is a photo of the famous Oracle at Delphi taken on a grey day (most of the days were grey during the trip)...
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trinko (2950) 2007-03-15 22:48
nice colors and good contrasts between the building and the distant mountains. good focus.
Greg1949 (9011) 2007-03-15 23:15
What a nice shot, especially the fading of color in the distance and the high saturation colors in the fore ground.
berek (32071) 2007-03-16 0:42
beautiful historical place. I like your composition and point of view. have a nice day
siolaw (37642) 2007-03-16 1:57
The prints must be exceptionnal if this doesnt do justice to them!
Contrast is excellent, colors also look natural, maybe a bit much sharpening, but i like it crisp too! The compo itself is good too from fine POV, suited vertical framing and nice inclusion of branches on top..
GreekFan (428) 2007-03-16 2:45
Très jolie composition originale. J'aime beaucoup le point de vue. Contraste et lumières bien maitrisés.
Hellas (6631) 2007-03-16 4:04
this is a very nice photo.
The point of view is excellent and the cloudy weather is ideal and better that sunlight.
I hope that you have good memories from Greece.
Thank you for sharing with us.
My best wishes,
drago (4826) 2007-03-16 6:20
Sarah hi,for a scanned image its a great one,a very good close up to the famous oracle.Most of the time the weather is like in your photo,enchanching the feeling..Well done
evanrizo (456) 2007-03-16 11:52
The scanned quality photo is very good.
The pillars and the small piont with the grass have almost different colors, between the other almost monochrom and works great here.
It has a nice clear depth too.
stego (22556) 2007-03-16 20:03
I have absolutely no reasons to doubt that you developed your skills on Photography on these last 9 years, but I think that this one is truly great. It's a simple but effective pov and the sharpness and colours are very good in any circumstance and amazing for a scan (I wish I could scan my films so well).
The only minor flaw, almost imperceivable, it's a slight inclination towards, but I am not sure if that isn't caused by any optical illusion caused by the skew on the border due to the pov and/or the natural irregularities of the columns.
Just a minor detail: I am almost ignorant on Greece geography, but maybe the location isn't right. I say this because recently I saw a post of this same place by Bülent batalay and he put it on /Greece/Central_Greece/Fokida/Delphi/. Considering that clearly he is very zealous with every detail and also that the other folder has much more posts than this one, if you aren't sure of Delphi being on Evritania region, I bet that the correct folder is the other one.
MIG13 (0) 2007-03-17 5:11
Original and nice view of this world landmark, Sarah, with interesting details and good colours and sharpness! Well done! TFS! Best regards! Miguel.
batalay (33435) 2007-04-11 13:38
You were a superb photographer when you were sixteen! The vantage point for the shot is perfect, and for, a scanned photo/slide, it unusually sharp. When you were there did you happen to walk down to the "Center of the World?"
Warm regards from Virginia, USA.
happypoppeye (4817) 2007-05-26 22:42
Nice photo. Good composition and I really like the color, especially the patch of green grass in the middle of the pillars. The old stonework is really detailed and interesting also. A photo that you categorized as ruins but could also be a landscape.
henrytf (985) 2007-06-22 5:39
Very nice view of the "Center of the World" as Bulent Atalay calls it.
Center of the World
They are both complementary for me that haven't had the chance to see it in real.
yang_yt (795) 2007-07-30 18:34
Has the photo been taken by 16-year YOU?wow...You must be a genius in photography.
kiks (11601) 2008-04-18 4:33
Hi Sarah, i'm glad you decide to share with us this photo althoug as you say the scan result is maybe not as good as the original. I like your choice of POV here isolating this ruins from a an amazing culture.
jafadabret (56497) 2008-07-21 9:46
J'aime beaucoup cette photo pour sa composition qui met en valeur ces colonnes du temples de Delphes. Ce n'est pas évident de faire une belle photo comme celle-ci quand on visite le site.
Mrfish33 (56) 2008-10-08 5:20
The color in this photo is nice, as are the lines moving the eye around. Great texture. The pov gives a real sense of depth, making the drop off behind the temple clear. It is also good, composition-wise, that the pillar extends above the mountain line. More contrast and possibly a different crop without the tree branches at the top would make this a better photo.