Ruins at the Pergamum Acropolis overlooking Bergama (not visible here). Well worth paying 50 lira for a taxi so you can also include the Asklepion ruins in a daytrip. The Acropolis, like its namesake in Athens, sits atop an elevated plateau high on a hill.
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mesutilgim (86112) 2014-03-12 14:22
Nice capture from this amazing city of the Aegean antiquity. Soon the storks will come and start to build their nests atop the columns.
TFS and best regards
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-03-12 15:02
indeed worthy the price :-) I missed this place in Turkey when visiting few years ago, maybe next time I should put it on my itinerary. This picture shows the ruins very lovely in great colors and light. I like the whole composition and the slight angle you shot at.
Thanks for sharing
Royaldevon (30789) 2014-03-12 15:06
I never cease to be amazed at the skill of the ancient builders, that their columns and walls are still standing after thousands of years! This must have been a fine building in its hey day and with a glorious setting.
You have used the steps and good lead lines to introduce us to the temple and carry us right through it. The light was lovely, giving clarity to the building and providing a clear, blue sky as a backcloth. You have gathered fine textural details.
My warm regards,
papagolf21 (86994) 2014-03-12 15:55
Un grand merci de nous faire partager cette composition.
Pouvoir regarder encore de nos jours ces Temples est un véritable régal pour les yeux et pour l'Histoire.
Très bonne soirée.
pierrefonds (57991) 2014-03-12 17:08
The ruins are well placed in the frame. The point of view is showing the détails and the colours of the ruins. The good luminosity is bringing out the colours. Have a nice day.
Corry (4508) 2014-03-12 19:20
Belle prise de vue de ces ruines qui tiennent le coup. Le point de vue est excellent avec une lumière parfaite. Salutation.
emka (80936) 2014-03-12 23:12
I love such ruins, never bored with them. Fantastic view, well worth paying for a taxi. Excellent composition.
WArm regrads MAlgo
HimalAnda (9904) 2014-03-13 0:17
These ruins are nice, the picture too, with a great sharpness and clarity.
jemaflor (86104) 2014-03-13 0:29
Well presented, perfect light and colors, ideal to give a beautiful view about these ruines, good depth effect, tfs.
jjcordier (77014) 2014-03-13 0:32
Belles et impressionnantes ruines que tu as parfaitement mises en image.
lousat (78455) 2014-03-13 1:38
Hi Chris,beautiful perspective made by an excellent choice of point of view,i remember these ruins close to Izmir that i visited some year ago,great colors and bright detail too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
snunney (85703) 2014-03-13 3:44
The oblique point of view shows these ancient ruins to very good effect. I like the excellent detail to be observed and the symmetry of the columns. Very good technical presentation.
Sergiom (62070) 2014-03-13 5:33
J'aime bien la diagonale que forme ces superbes colonnes blanches dans l'image. Une superbe ligne de fuite pour l'oeil. La lumière est superbe et le ciel parfait.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-03-13 6:46
love visiting these old ruins when nobody else is around. This is a glorious POV and full of such exquisite detail. A real sense of the setting and atmosphere of this place in this fine image.
ikeharel (58929) 2014-03-13 9:55
Good evening Chris,
Fine clear and a bright day, welcomed you with a grand view of the ancient pillars of the Acropolis and the ancient town surrounding.
Immaculate photo with perfect POV chosen that has good DOF, and allow the side wall at full length ending near the old built edifice.
Impressive location, worth the hefty price for the taxi.
Silvio1953 (124687) 2014-03-13 12:37
Ciao Chris, great view of fascinating ruines, wonderful colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
nikkitta (14992) 2014-03-13 17:07
Good picture, almost white ruins and deep blue sky
This is also a good lesson in photography composition, diagonal capture and symmetrical position of the columns
Like your practical notes about cost
Well done, tfs
Staying in Berlin I visited the Pergamum Museun, quite impressive one, this must have been an important place
jhm (140643) 2014-03-14 5:18
This is a miracle that these columns a lot years remain on these way.
A lovely architecture but few tourists today.
But a wonderful panoramic view about these area.
Colours and environment are splendid.
Very well composition, lovely presentation.
Nice photo work, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
umutlu101 (13545) 2014-03-14 11:24
excellent clarté et la couleur
belle composition aussi
fabbs99 (16739) 2014-03-14 12:32
Impressive shot of the Ruins at the Pergamum Acropolis.Excellent image quality with good lights and sharpness.Very well done. TFS.
ourania (32833) 2014-03-14 13:28
a beautiful site, light, colours and archeological interest make it very appealing. I like very much how the ruins of the ancient acropolis stand in your frame and how thoughtfully you provided for context around them. Textures and details are strikingly sharp and natural, the chromatic contrasts are most attractive. There's a superb palette of white/beige/grey tones. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
eldancer1 (29041) 2014-03-15 4:57
Awesome capture of this ruins! So much history in those columns and it's a shame that they allowed to deteriorate. Good lighting and sharp details. Well done, tfs.
Cricri (108087) 2014-03-15 11:56
Belle lumière sur les ruines, intéressant et bon POV, très belle présentation
siudzi (34047) 2014-03-16 0:53
This is very interesting and well taken presentation. The subject is superb however it is a huge pity that to our times left only such a small piece of this Acropolis. Clarity, exposure and sharpness were executed perfectly. TFS.
Have a nice day!
Waylim (25362) 2014-03-17 18:53
Very good photo of the famous ruins. Love the beautiful light with wonderful clarity. The deep blue sky really bring out the warm and wonderful details of the remained of the ruins. Excellent quality and good composition.
Angshu (56066) 2014-03-18 7:07
The columns are quite in decent shape...what ruins consitute the Acropolis here? Surely more than the two rows of columns you show here?
A very nice picture qith fine crisp quality and contrast against the polarised sky.
mcmtanyel (14245) 2014-03-18 17:37
This is an interesting POV. Although I have been to Bergama countless times, I cannot say that I recognize this right away. To me, it is indicative of a good photograph, you have taken the time to find a unique angle.
Beautiful blue skies, too.
Janusz1974 (2824) 2014-04-01 9:16
A great perspective along these columns.
Colours and clarity are very good. Makes for a very fine view of these ruins.
Miguel82 (24739) 2014-04-10 19:51
Good light and very sharp picture Chris, these ancient columns are a testimony of the past periods in that area, excellent report, regards
delpeoples (53419) 2014-04-18 5:30
And here was I thinking that there was only one acropolis. And this one in Turkey. An excellent POV, beautiful crisp light and colour. The details are quite beautiful. Well done.
- Copyright: Chris Jules (ChrisJ) (100136)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-07-05
- 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: 2014-03-12 14:14