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Mount Hymettos

By DRicherby
Another two from the archives. These are of Mount Hymettos, which is one of the mountains that surrounds Athens and locks in the pollution. It's nearly 1,100m tall so gets at least a dusting of snow most winters, even when the city below stays clear. These are taken from the campus of the University of Athens, where I worked for two years.

At one end of the long summit ridge is an astronomical observatory; at the other is the big collection of radio and television transmitters that serve most of the Athens area.

As always, comments and criticism are appreciated.


Tuesday, 6th February, 2007
135mm, f/11, 1/250s, ISO-100

Tags: Snow Greece Athens Black and white Communications Observatory Landscape and travel Mount hymettos Hymettus Radio masts

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videotec 9 8 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2009 3:26PM
Hi David--Two great Shots--I will try not to be TOO quick Next time--LOL

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3 Feb 2009 3:35PM
Original effect, with those wild herb in the foreground, and contrast with the smooth curves of the background.
DRicherby 9 269 725 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2009 3:37PM
Hehe. Thanks, Pete. You'd already clicked this by the time I uploaded the second photo! Grin
vandalp 10
3 Feb 2009 9:02PM
2 great shots david, I like V2 best.
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
3 Feb 2009 9:16PM
My favorite of these two is v2 - it's almost like an alien landscape, almost eerie in the mood it projects.
The two trees framing the shot in v1, I find slightly distracting, despite the frame they afford the view beyond. I do like the layers though, as they become lighter as they recede and give a very good sense of depth.
DRicherby 9 269 725 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2009 9:40PM
Thanks for your comments.

wefi, I actually prefer #2, too. The only reason I ordered them as I did is that #2 looks really boring as a thumbnail, while #1 only looks pretty boring at that size. Wink
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
3 Feb 2009 10:57PM
Since I no longer have E2 membership, I don't have the quandary of choices to contend with; but there are other things I miss.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2009 10:17AM
V2 for me too

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