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[Motivation]
A family enjoying the sunset at Cape Sounio, ofcourse nearby the town Sounio. This town/area is located at the south(east) end of Attiki. Ofcourse we enjoyed it too, just like this family. Aimilios and his wife drove my girlfriend and my own person to this great place. (location -> see map)

This is the place where Poseidon's temple is at. A nice place to wander around for some time.
The sun began to set when we arrived, this is one of the results I achieved by pressing the shutter button ;)

[Photo scene info]
The temple at Sounion, was a venue where mariners, and also entire cities or states, could propitiate Poseidon, god of the sea, of all gods second in power after Zeus, the supreme god, by making animal sacrifice, or leaving gifts.

The temple of Poseidon was constructed in 440 B.C., over the ruins of a temple dating from the Archaic Period. It is perched above the sea at a height of almost 60m. The design of the temple is a typical hexastyle i.e. it had a front portico with 6 columns. Only some columns of the Sounion temple stand today, but intact it would have closely resembled the contemporary and well-preserved Temple of Hephaestus on the Acropolis, which may have been designed by the same architect.


[Photo technical info]
45mm, F9 @ 1/80th, RAW @ ISO 100, Center Weigthed + 0,7 EV

[PP @ RAW in CS2]
* Imported w/
- exposure + 0,1
- Added some brightness & contrast
- Curves
* Shadow/highlight dimming the latter + midtone contrast
* Touch of USM, Border + Save for web 199kb
NO CROP - Original framing!

A link for more info, here


Have a nice weekend, and stay tuned for the islands :)

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