Byzantine Courtyard

By ardbeg77  
Monastery courtyard at the Byzantine city of Mystras, near Sparta , Greece.

Comments of all varieties welcome.

Thanks for looking!


Tags: Arches Architecture Stonework Greece Courtyard Landscape and travel Byzantine church Mystras

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pamelajean Plus
14 1.4k 2167 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2019 7:57PM
I love this architecture, Steve,with the background steps, the several arches, and your inclusion of the cross on the ceiling. There's a strong light penetrating the floor on the right, which I mention because you say that you welcome observations. Maybe the clone tool would work there? Otherwise, it's a very attractive image.
ardbeg77 Plus
16 1.2k 7 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2019 8:02PM
Thanks Pamela for the detailed comment. Of course - always welcome any opinions and observations. I know exactly what you mean about the bright light. I was also conscious of the slight imbalance on the RHS with the edge of the pillar i the foreground.

In the end I decided to leave the highlight, partly because i lack the skill to deal with it well - I'm not sure if I've lost the detail in the exposure. I can absolutely see it could be distracting.

Thanks again!
Saastad Plus
1 16 15 Norway
2 Sep 2019 8:52PM
Here is a lot of lovely things to look at Steve.
Light, strukture, figures and shapes. Good work!

mac Plus
19 9 Scotland
2 Sep 2019 11:07PM
A competent presentation of a historical place. The arches lead to the stair but it merges into the back ground I might have tried to lighten it too make it more prominent. I probably also would have cloned out the strong highlight on the floor. Still a great picture.

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