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golden age
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Published: October 11, 2008
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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:
Image size
3036x2010px 1.88 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D70S
Shutter Speed
1/2 second
Aperture
F/7.1
Focal Length
22 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Sep 18, 2008, 8:54:33 AM
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Comments (46)
Superf1yBri's avatar
Great picture :)
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serel's avatar
Hi, you have been featured in my latest themed feature: Infrared Landscapes :#1:
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greyfin|Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the feature! :)
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Lemures87|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
mmm il colore degli alberi è naturale?
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greyfin|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|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|Professional Traditional Artist
you're welcome. :)
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CedaCo's avatar
Da war ich auch, sah aber nicht so toll aus bei mir :D
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greyfin|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's avatar
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|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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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|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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Akkanash|Professional Traditional Artist
Magical image!
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greyfin|Professional Traditional Artist
thank you kindly. :)
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greyfin|Professional Traditional Artist
thanks. :hug:
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Onirocrites's avatar
Memories of a lost time.

Beautiful work, really well done the post prod.
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greyfin|Professional Traditional Artist
thanks. it was a wonderful scene. :)
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greyfin|Professional Traditional Artist
thank you :)
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fractalhead's avatar
fascinating work
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Snufke's avatar
Ahhh ... such a glorious image. Quite amazing; love that rich woolly texture.
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greyfin|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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