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The Temple of Poseidon by StamatisGR The Temple of Poseidon by StamatisGR
According to legend, Cape Sounion is the spot where Aegeus, king of Athens, leapt to his death off the cliff, thus giving his name to the Aegean Sea. The story goes that Aegeus, anxiously looking out from Sounion, despaired when he saw a black sail on his son Theseus 's ship, returning from Crete. This led him to believe that his son had been killed in his contest with the dreaded Minotaur, a monster that was half man and half bull.

Apart from a world-renowned archaeological site, Sounion is an upscale summer home location for Athenians. Construction flourished between the 60s and 70s, with massive yet minimal villas and condos erected. Sounion is one of the most expensive areas in Greece, with the value of some homes exceeding twenty million euros.

Shot in the same location:
Mixed emotions by StamatisGRAegeus waiting for his son by StamatisGR
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beachelf Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
:iconclappingplz::iconclappingplz::iconclappingplz::iconclappingplz: Bravo!
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014   Photographer
Thank you :D
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Exnihilo-nihil Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Professional Writer
featured in the special "Atlantis" here [link]
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013   Photographer
Thank you  so much! :)
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marlotje Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a beautiful picture! It really reminds me of last year when I was there, with my school. Amazing memories :')
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012   Photographer
I'm glad you had a good time there :)
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splash-of-equine Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, just wow. It makes me want to go to Greece, like right now!
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012   Photographer
Thank you :)
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splash-of-equine Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You most welcome! ;D
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DrGeri Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
This image makes my heart ache with longing to return to Sounion. Astonishingly beautiful.
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012   Photographer
Thank you :)
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JStavridis Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Professional Filmographer
A capture unlike any other I've seen. Bravo!
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012   Photographer
Thank you! :)
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HelenPo Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
it is so beautiful, as if the myths are still alive
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011   Photographer
they are :)
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mandusmachine Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is stunning. The sunlight, the lighting of the temple, the sky, the little bit of the Sea. It's just breathtaking! Wonderful photo! :faint:
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011   Photographer
Thank you! :)
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mandusmachine Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome
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PoseidonsKingdom Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
AMAZING.
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner May 22, 2011   Photographer
Thank you! :)
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is gorgeous :) The sun is strong but you've managed to make it work for you here, instead of it overcoming the entire shot. There is enough detail elsewhere to make up for how bright it is, and it doesn't look blown out. Beautiful :)
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011   Photographer
thank you very much for your kind words!
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You're totally welcome <3
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ap3x Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
The sun is completely out of place and over powers anything else in the photograph in terms of drawing the eye toward a focal point. Such a shame a great opportunity was lost because of it.
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OceanAtEndofTheLane Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
It's funny, the sun is my favourite part! I love the blast of light and how eerie it makes everything else look.
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kkart Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Professional Photographer
I would disagree with that, while the sun is powerful I don't find it overpowering per say, especially with how it is illuminating the columns themselves. Granted it's blown out but still, a worthy image. There are FAR worse things I see on this website than this.
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ap3x Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
Yes it illuminates the columns, but a simple cropping of the image could in turn keep the illumination, and would also take care of the sun stealing the show so to speak. The focus would then be shifted to the columns and the amazing view. I just see nothing to balance out the brilliant white of the sun.

There are far worse things on this website, but I have never stated that this is the worst thing I have ever seen here either.
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011   Photographer
I appreciate your feedback! :lol:
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Helewidis Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011   Photographer
:rofl:
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011   Photographer
:lmao:
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ap3x Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
I am sure you do.
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011   Photographer
:lmao:
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damien-c-photography Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011   Photographer
I can-t believe this guy followed you from SN. What a fucking ass. He must be 12...
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011   Photographer
Probably he likes my after-shave...
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damien-c-photography Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011   Photographer
AHAHAHAH must be an e-love thing...
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3ddream Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
foveri photo
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011   Photographer
:)
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NunoCanha Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Love this work.
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011   Photographer
Thank you! :)
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NunoCanha Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Simply superb.
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Solrac1993 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
How did you get those colours? I'd really appreciate it if you'd help me :)
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011   Photographer
It's a raw file processed in Photomatix :)
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FrauleinVampyria Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This photography is really beautiful !
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010   Photographer
Thank you! :)
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Ely-AutumnDream Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
Beautiful pic :)
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010   Photographer
Thank you! :)
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my-pleasant-torture Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
amazing..
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FredericDupain Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
great shoot
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T-Thomas Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010   General Artist
You have been included in this feature! [link] Great work!
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reisswick Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aww... breath taking... >< :iconiloveitplz:
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