This is reputedly the steepest amphitheatre anywhere in the Roman Empire. In the bg can be seen the temple of Trajon and part of the temple of Zeus which I uploaded yesterday. This shot gives a better idea of the elevation above the modern town of Bergama below at left. It seated 10,000 people. "Upper Acropolis highlights: * The Hellenistic Theater with a seating capacity of 10,000. This had the steepest seating of any known theater in the ancient world."
Oh and here is a link to the throne of Satan in Berlin museum:
More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pergamon
Again lighting was not really with me here 100% and I've had to do some burning and dodging to even the light. An alternate spelling of Pergamum is 'Pergamon' . Amphitheatres were built on hillsides to maximize the acoustics.
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amaryllis (37039) 2013-10-25 8:51
superbe cadrage de cet amphithéâtre avec cette diagonale, cette belle architecture et colonnes, c'est de toute beauté
Kamilutka (8107) 2013-10-25 8:59
I have been to many places in Turkey but this one somehow escaped my attention. What a shame! It seems to be amazing place with the amphitheatre on the slope and ruins on the top of the hill. Well chosen POV and great colors. Excellent light.
Thanks for sharing
besnard (57228) 2013-10-25 9:06
Un bon choix d'angle de prise de vue pour mettre en valeur cet amphithéâtre remarquable.
Amitiés et bonne fin de journée.
rbassin (24279) 2013-10-25 9:22
une très belle présentation des ruines.
La vue sur l'amphithéatre est superbe.
fabbs99 (17175) 2013-10-25 9:29
Great image of this unique amphitheater.It is not quite clear as to why such steep slope was chosen for seating arrangement and what used to take place in the arena down below.Very well one.TFS.
dkmurphys (63795) 2013-10-25 10:25
Spectacular place. How great for those ruins are still standing! Amazing!
Have a nice weekend.
HimalAnda (10671) 2013-10-25 10:42
The point of view is good, the colors are nice.
cornejo (46128) 2013-10-25 10:58
Salut Chris, très bonne image de cette intéressante amphithéâtre romain, bien pris dans cette image intéressante, avec une bonne netteté, la lumière et la couleur. Très bon et intéressant travail bien fait, félicitations mon ami. Merci de partager ce beau travail.
Bonne nuit et bon week-end.
Salutations chaleureuses du sud de l'Espagne.
serp2000 (45572) 2013-10-25 11:45
Good presentation of The Hellenistic Theater in Turkey... I wonder by so steep angle of this theater. Very nice composition, good colors and perfect DoF!
I saw Side in Turkey, but it is not the same ))
Romano46 (18472) 2013-10-25 12:52
in questa foto hai ripreso molto bene la spettacolarità del teatro di Pergamo che si appoggia su una ripida parete offrendo una bella visione non solo sulla scena ma anche sul paesaggio circostante.
Una delle più famose bellezze della Turchia che hai saputo valortizzare anche con una bella illuminazione e ad una composizione molto ben studiata.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
Gigidusud (21247) 2013-10-25 13:34
Excellent POV on the amphitheatre, great shot on the archeological site. Well done!
Have a nice Week-end,
pierrefonds (70515) 2013-10-25 13:50
The distance between the temple and the mountain is giving depth to the composition. The poin t of view is showing the details, the colors of the amphitheatre and of the temple. The good luminosity is making the colors to stand out. Have a nice day.
PaulVDV (31949) 2013-10-25 15:49
I'm very sure that I've never seen anywhere such a steep amphitheatre. Truly stunning!
Excellent capture of this spectacularly situated archaeological site.
Best regards, Paul
SnapRJW (31629) 2013-10-25 22:43
Hello Chris - When I looked at this I was immediately struck by the steepness of the seating in the amphitheatre, quite a dizzying place to sit I should think! I like your POV and composition here as it includes some fine elements of the ruins. Warm regards Rosemary
jjcordier (79297) 2013-10-25 23:34
Très bonne photo de cet amphithéâtre et de ces ruines qui ont une position élevée privilégiée. Belle lumière et bon cadrage.
snunney (105613) 2013-10-26 3:13
The semi-circular rows of seats have the benefit of drawing the viewer into the scene. The point of view and framing helps set the amphitheatre in context with the temple ruins on the hill and the steeply dropping landscape behind. Pleasant warm and cool tonal contrasts and very good sharpness. Have an enjoyable weekend.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-10-26 3:25
wonderful perspective shot of this amazing looking amphitheatre. A real sense of its setting and so steep which is emphasised by your POV and the light. Wonderful and fascinating shot.
Have a great weekend - Brian.
Graal (103038) 2013-10-26 3:30
interesting old historic amphitheatre here. Great Turkish monument. Good shot and presentation. Also series is attractive.
Have a nice WE.
Miguel82 (27740) 2013-10-26 4:29
Following the previous post, another view of these ruins Chris, high resolution, excellent light management, vivid colors, a site belonging to the patrimony and history of Izmir region, all the best, have a good saturday
macondo (19804) 2013-10-26 4:30
It surely is very steep. I can imagine the Romans moving very carefully down to their seats, and many taking a tumble. The viewpoint was well chosen to provide a sense of the surrounding landscape and make the most of the shadows. I can see what you mean by the difficulties you had with contrast, but you've done a good job, and certainly the shadows give a greater sense of drama to the shot.
eldancer1 (36343) 2013-10-26 7:42
Those Romans are very creative and good use of the hills as natural amphitheatre and I heard the acoustics are also much better. I can just image what it would feel like walking among those historic ruins. Good pov and nice details. Well done, tfs.
delpeoples (59684) 2013-10-27 2:40
Hi dear Chris
Wow it does indeed look very steep, it makes me dizzy in fact. One wouldn't want to have too many beers whilst watching the latest Christians v Lions game, or you'd end up amongst the lions. Excellent composition, I like how the circular lines lead the eye down the hill, making us dizzy. Nice work.
Thanks for sharing
Cricri (124934) 2013-10-27 10:42
Très belle présentation de coté des ruines de amphithéâtre, bel aperçu sur le paysage, très belle lumière et couleurs
resat1972 (7576) 2013-10-28 10:12
another theate from İzmir
a nice introduction to work
adores (46357) 2013-11-02 18:23
Really the steepest one I've seen so far. This is a great pov to show the place - impressive! Hard to imagine how it really was in the old days with the 10.000 people and all those buildings at the top. A good shot, with good colours!
ourania (50609) 2013-11-26 12:16
this is a fascinating view of the vertiginous amphitheatre, the temple at its top and the landscape that surrounds them. You chose a wonderful point of view and perspective for your composition, there's so much of architecture, textures and natural colours to enjoy. The sense of depth is vast, from the stones in the immediate foreground to the distant mountains, kilometres away. You've done good work with the lighting, illuminating the setting and its details while keeping the essential quality of the natural colours. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
ikeharel (77325) 2015-05-29 1:52
It is a very steeply built amphetatyre, and some part is nicely reconstructed.
I can't imagine what the acoustic's was when the wind was blowing - but a marvelous piece of design, along with the town ruins atop the hill.
Have a nice weekend,
macjake (71771) 2015-05-29 2:44
awesome photo here.
and you're so correct, this really does show off the steepness of the seating arrangement.
It would be a real thigh burner to walk up to find your seat :)
can you imagine how this place looked when it was new!!!
thanks for taking this angled shot, it has worked out well for you, and now for us
- Copyright: Chris Jules (ChrisJ) (117201)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-07-05
- Categories: Ruins
- Camera: Pentax Me Super, Polarizing Filter
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-25 8:49