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[Photo scene info + motivation]
Today I present a, I think, not so typical view taken from the Acropolis in Athens.
Acro polis, I believe, means "above the city". Quite some time a go I thought the Parthenon was the actual Acropolis, but I've learned..the whole hill is the Acropolis!
So this is not the Parthenon, or any of the other monuments, temples or places (ofcourse!), but just a view to the scene below from a certain POV.
I believe the scene is called "Plaka" area.

The Parthenon stood in the wharf (?!)..there were metal cranes around it (restorations), so it was not that photogenic. Don't know about this one though..

This was a mere testshot..but in somehow I kinda liked it. Well I know it's not top maybe. I just appreciated it in some degree and wanted to share it with you to see what you think..and then move on to another shot for another day :)

It features a few roofs of buildings..of the old city around the Acropolis. I found it a funny fact that some of the roof actually have a table and/or chairs on it. A sort of roof terraces..I wonder if people are really sitting down there, but well..why would this furniture be there then?!

Islands photo's? Yes in time, they will come :-)
Next upload : probably the Stoa of Attalos!
and there after : Cape Sounio!

[Technical info]
63mm, F9.0 @ 1/160th, ISO 100, Centered Weighted metering EV +0,7

[PP in CS2, RAW]
* Played with curves again, second time I really try to use that..
* Added a bit more Contrast manually
* Saturation adjusts.
* Shadow/Highlight + midtone contrast
* USM
* Crop, Resize + simple border + save for web


Hope you like it!

In the WS you can see how the Parthenon looks nowadays. I think it's not that photogenic! Not in the middle of the afternoon with such a crowd! And ofcourse the cranes..they are a real pain in the ass..ehr eye!

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