Back Door of the Stage

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Back door of the stage at the amphitheatre of the ancient city of Priene. Converted to mono using Silver Efex Pro 2.

Priene was an ancient ancient city of Ionia (and member of the Ionian League) at the base of an escarpment of Mycale, about 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) north of the then course of the Maeander (now called the Büyük Menderes or "Big Maeander") River, 67 kilometres (42 mi) from ancient Anthea, 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) from ancient Aneon and 25 kilometres (16 mi) from ancient Miletus. It was formerly on the sea coast, built overlooking the ocean on steep slopes and terraces extending from sea level to a height of 380 metres (1,250 ft) above sea level at the top of the escarpment.[1] Today, after several centuries of changes in the landscape, it is an inland site. It is located at a short distance west of the modern village Güllübahçe Turun in the Söke district of Aydın Province, Turkey.
The city's original position on Mount Mycale has never actually been discovered; however, it is believed that it was a peninsula possessing two harbours. Priene never held a great deal of political importance due to the city's size, as it is believed around 4 to 5 thousand inhabitants occupied the region. The city was arranged into four districts, firstly the political district which consisted of the bouleuterion and the prytaneion, the cultural district containing the theatre, the commercial where the agora was located and finally the religious district which contained sanctuaries dedicated to Zeus and Demeter and most importantly the Temple of Athena.
12/04/2013 - 17:32nonur
Shutter Speed1/200
Focal Length14mm


Link Posted 12/04/2013 - 17:42
Well done well composed Well framed


Link Posted 12/04/2013 - 18:58
I really like this one; I agree with Giulio.
Great conversion.
Best Regards, Larry.

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Link Posted 12/04/2013 - 20:12
Bobbinalorry wrote:
I really like this one; I agree with Giulio.
Great conversion.


So much so that you inspired my to try converting one of my similar shots - hope you like it ?

Best wishes


Link Posted 13/04/2013 - 11:31
Beautiful Priene! and looks great in B&W.

I spent ages photographing a squirrel not far from where this shot was taken. Much to my partners dismay. Wonderful Memories.
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Link Posted 21/05/2013 - 14:30
I like the nice composition and those beautiful silver gray tones.
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