Monochromes from Athens

9 to 10 October 2018, Athens, Greece.

Links go to colour posts (with more information and historical context). If an image does not have a link, the preceding one applies.

Click on any image to see it larger (if on a PC at least).

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The Acropolis from the Temple of Hephaistos.

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Looking down on the Odeon of Herodes Atticus.

Acropolis Now.

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The Temple of Athena Nike, looking up from the path to the Acropolis.

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The steps of the Propylaea.

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Inside the Propylaea.

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Looking back at the Propylaea.

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Approaching the Parthenon.

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The Caryatids, the Erechtheion.

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The Erechtheion.

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Parthenon detail.

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Parthenon relief.

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Front steps of the Parthenon.

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Temple of Olympian Zeus.

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The top of Mount Lycabettus.

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Church of Saint Marina at Thiselo.

Roman Agora in Athens

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Church of the Holy Apostles.

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On the pathway down from the Acropolis.

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Roman Agora.

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Relief on the Horologion.

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Roman Agora and the Horologion.

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Inside the Horologion.

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The streets of Athens.

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The Stoa of Attalo and the Ancient Agora.

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Portrait head of a man, 2nd century AD.

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Under the dome of the Church of the Holy Apostles.

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Relief, Church of the Holy Apostles.

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The Temple of Hephaistos.

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The Propylaea in late afternoon light from the City of Athens.

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Part of a marble disk with female head in relief, perhaps Aphrodite. c. 460-450 BC.

National Archaeological Museum, Athens

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From Delos (“Palaestra of Granite”). Early 1st c. BC.

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Bronze helmet of illyrian type and gold funerary mask.  530-510 BC.

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Grave stele. End of the fifth century BC.

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8 comments on “Monochromes from Athens

  1. Rajiv says:

    I haven’t seen your work for a long while. Beautiful monochrome

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    • Murray Foote says:

      Yes, it has been a long time. Thanks very much Rajiv. I think I’m slowly improving, in processing at least. I used to do my mono conversions in Nik Silver Efex Pro. These days I use Capture One.

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      • Rajiv says:

        Ah. I had Capture One and let it go. It was just one more subscription.

        If I learn how to use Da Vinci and Audacity, I will downgrade my Adobe subscription. It’s so expensive. Then, I may go for Capture One again.

        Meanwhile i like to convert either in Lightroom or Silver Efex Pro

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      • Murray Foote says:

        I presume you’re into video to be interested in Da Vinci and Audacity. I remain solely interested in stills.

        I have all my images in Lightroom. It has an excellent catalogue, good selection tools and you can get a half-decent result quickly. You can’t export processed RAW files from any application to another except as TIFFs with much greater file sizes, so I also stay with Lightroom for that reason.

        I find with Capture One that I can fairly easily get much more accurate masks than Lightroom, it has excellent colour controls and clarity is much better than Lightroom. I can make regional adjustments on different layers and do things I would otherwise have to do in Photoshop, but much more easily and quickly.

        Having done that for the colour image I then make a copy for a mono conversion and can use all those controls in the layers i have already created to adjust tones beyond the basic colour sliders. Control of colour is ironically the key to creating mono images.

        I have the stand-alone version of Capture One and if I automatically upgrade it becomes cheaper than the subscription after a couple of years. It is still a bit more expensive than the Adobe Photography Plan (LR & PS) and has I think more of a learning curve than Lightroom.

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  2. leggypeggy says:

    Especially love the pic of the Odeon of Herodes Atticus.

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