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paestum, campania, italy.
greek temples dating back to the archaic colony from the 6th century b.c.- this one was dedicated to hera and poseidon.

located on a beautiful hill in a park-like area, and thankfully scarcely frequented by tourists. the museum next to it is amazing, a small, but outstanding collection of greek art and artifacts.

edit: turned the sky back to its original blue.

same sight, two years later:
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Superf1yBri Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
Great picture :)
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serel Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
Hi, you have been featured in my latest themed feature: Infrared Landscapes :#1:
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greyfin Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the feature! :)
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Lemures87 Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
mmm il colore degli alberi naturale?
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greyfin Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
in english, please - sorry, but i don't speak italian. ;)
but i did guess it has something to do with the colouring - the strange white golden hue is due to something called "infrared photography" - basically a filter that turns plant life white. google it.
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Lemures87 Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
even if you don't know italian you got my question :D yeah I want to know how did you tutn the green in gold/white, but you already gave me the answer, thanks
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greyfin Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
you're welcome. :)
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CedaCo Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
Da war ich auch, sah aber nicht so toll aus bei mir :D
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greyfin Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
das infrarot macht viel - v.a. sieht das strohige gras auf einmal richtig gut aus ;P
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el-dub Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010
how did i miss this one when you first posted it? it's gorgeous. it seems i was there so long ago that the temple still had its roof (heh heh!)
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greyfin Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks. paestum was one of the highlights of the trip. thankfully few tourists were around, because today most of them come by ship and naples/sorrent's harbour isn't hear enough for a qick trip, so people actually interested in the sights were the oly ones around.
the students behaved well (even though i did wish for some time without them to *really* study the ruins and the museum - but alas, i was there to watch their mostly underaged behinds...)
i may be there again next autumn. shall i cuddle the temple for you? :)
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el-dub Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010
cuddling temples...sounds a bit dusty. tell you what, just leave an offering of cakes and honey, and i'll be satisfied. i won't ask for the traditional goat.
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greyfin Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
you would not have gotten it - i don't like spilling blood (even though a replica of the sacrifice stone was installed a few years back - so the place would be ready to go). we can talk about the honey thig (the cake i'll pobably eat myself). shall i add some flowers to the penates shrine in stabiae or pompeii, as well? ;)
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el-dub Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010
a replica? wow, the simulacra are everywhere. i guess the world is becoming more and more of theme park. but flowers would be lovely. or maybe just a postcard of a georgia o'keefe.

or how about honey cakes? when i was a kid, we used to buy slices of these dark brown to golden honey cakes from a local deli in my neighborhood. they were a real treat. that would make a great offering. but i would understand if you ate them yourself. in fact, that probably would be best.
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greyfin Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
actually that was the reason i did not suggest it. i would eat them myself. or my students would be upon them like locusts.
anyway: there was only this single replica, because the weathered original was relocated into the museum. no more entertainment in there. i was more concerned about the cheap made-in-china-merchandise you could buy at the gates. who in their right minds needs a kitchy plastic poseidon paper weight - if aforementioned paper weight is not only bug ugly, but also hollowed out to save material and therefore as light as a feather?

p.s.: o'keefe? might be more appropriate in the temple of the vestae. :P
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el-dub Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
well, both the vestae and the penates were household deities. sort of like my cat. who, on more than one occasion, has been known to sit on top of a book i have about georgia o'keefe and purr loudly.
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greyfin Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
oh, THAT is the connection you implied. i was more thinking among the lines of vestal virgins and connecting that with the anatomical references o'keefe makes.
don't know if that sort of tribute would elate those old sheet wearers or sent them spinning in their tombs.:giggle:
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Akkanash Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Magical image!
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greyfin Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you kindly. :)
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foodshelf Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
amazing
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greyfin Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks. :hug:
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Onirocrites Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009
Memories of a lost time.

Beautiful work, really well done the post prod.
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greyfin Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks. it was a wonderful scene. :)
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Trapecista1982 Featured By Owner May 14, 2009
GREAT!
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greyfin Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you :)
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fractalhead Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
fascinating work
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Snufke Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009
Ahhh ... such a glorious image. Quite amazing; love that rich woolly texture.
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greyfin Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
*g* i've never met someone who called pine trees "woolly". thanks for the new perspective and the :+fav: :D
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Yivae Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Hobbyist
:O really beautiful!!!
bellissimo!:heart:
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greyfin Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you, also for the :+fav: :)
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enographix Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
wow.. beautiful !
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greyfin Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you.
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mirhiel Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
Woowwww absolut fav!!!
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1010100100101 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008
Brilliant! :D
Lovely worked out! :D
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DvsMunky Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008
Fantastic IR work
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greyfin Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
thnx :)
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Initio Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008   Photographer
:wave:

Maybe this wont come as a surprise to you and if it does - Then don't read any further, but hurry up and visit it here

496 breathtaking shots

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greyfin Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks for the feature! :love:
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The-Mirrorball-Man Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very eerie. Like Pompeii right before the catastrophe.
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greyfin Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
well, technically it can happen again every day, so... ;)
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andbeautyTruth Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008  Professional Writer
One might expect to find a sleeping Dionysius or a lounging Aphrodite on such a blissful hilltop as this. The color, the raw potential of form, must approximate the dreams of ancient Greeks. The eerie beauty is hypnotizing, and it would not be surprising if Zeus himself wandered under the tree's shadow to nap. This is divine.
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greyfin Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
sounds like you'd feel very at home in this region. ;)
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tisbone Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2008
awesome, fluffy and 3-d :)
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Archibaldx3 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
the tree tops looked like smoke until i full-viewed
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AmberFool Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008
those trees are really cool, the sky a pleasing hue and the background quite fitting. You really are great at these infrared photos.
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greyfin Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
much of it is post-work - especially the golden hue ;)
i might write a tutorial if i have time on my hands.
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AmberFool Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008
* reworks greyfin's schedule*

I would love to see you do a tutorial.
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greyfin Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
hehe, nice idea, i'll give your recommendation to my boss. :D

too bad i still have a bunch of student's essays to mark during the next few days. surfing in between is possible, but a tutorial needs to be thought through.
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Achse Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008
Niiiiiice Photo!
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Nekokuru Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is so preety! :D :heart:
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