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By dimalexa
A cropped (1/9 of the original's surface) long distance shot of the propylaea on the Acropolis in Athens.
I wanted to emphasize the sense of the scale, showing people in this space, without any perturbation due to perspective. Despite the extremely large size of the constructions, they remain so familiar and friendly to the human, which really hide their size.
Greece, Athens, Acropolis. - 25/06/2017.

Tags: Photo journalism Greece Athens Architechture Landscape and travel Acropolis Propylaea

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ColleenA Plus
9 502 8 Australia
3 Jul 2017 11:48PM
Yes the people give a great sense to the sheer size of those pillars...a place I would love to visit one day
3 Jul 2017 11:51PM
Interesting shot, Dimitris. I would love to visit Greece some day! Ellen
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
4 Jul 2017 12:03AM
Just amazing when one thinks about how this was built-- --by human labor--

very beautiful!
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2017 12:22AM
Excellent shot of this iconic site with the people giving scale to its size.
Bantu 8 7 1 India
4 Jul 2017 4:31AM
A great capture Dimirits.

BillRookery 6 2 4 England
4 Jul 2017 8:07AM
Great capture
IainHamer Plus
17 23 6 England
4 Jul 2017 8:25AM
The sense of scale definitely helps Dimitis but it's the feeling of awe when you are actually inside the site that is the BIG thing about the Acropolis. It is some years since I was last in the site but I still remember the size and feeling of grandeur that is still there in the ruins. I hope to get there again in October when we are on a cruise around the Greek islands, Italy and Spain


Irishkate 11 45 121 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2017 10:53AM
The group of people apart from giving scale look like a little film set.
Kate Grin
leo_nid 5 12
4 Jul 2017 11:38AM
a fine view of the famous location in best light and human presence adds life to the scene
i would however attempt to apply some vertical straightening to this shot
dimalexa 5 5 Greece
4 Jul 2017 12:49PM

Quote:a fine view of the famous location in best light and human presence adds life to the scene
i would however attempt to apply some vertical straightening to this shot

I tried it, Leo (I have not the advantage of versions, so it's not possible to look at it now). There is a very little difference, however, as there are two constructional - optical features, "reduction" and "intensity", it is generally difficult to find theoretically accurate vertical lines in these buildings. "Reduction or decrease" is the convergence of the straight lines (generates in the mathematical sense) of a column to a visual point of view, so that the upper diameter is less than the lower diameter. "Intensity" is the curvature towards the outside of the "generate" of the pillar, so that after the effect of the atmospheric phenomena, the side appears straight in the eye. Also the sides of the platforms are not straight, but curved to the outside, so straight lines are lying in the eye.
For these reasons we can find the vertical direction only on the axis of vertical elements.
Thanks for your comment!
manicam 18 44 1 Canada
4 Jul 2017 2:26PM
well capturedGrinGrin
bliba Plus
16 1 2 Austria
4 Jul 2017 4:45PM
Excellent shot
Drighlynne 11 131 1 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2017 5:29PM
Huge, great shot, well cropped to show the height in relation to the people.
Mike_Smith Plus
14 893 2 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2017 8:31PM
Superb capture Dimitris, the people show the perspective well
Chinga Plus
11 61 3 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2017 11:38AM
Iconic architecture Dimitris... Beautiful photography
Isabel GrinGrin

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