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Old Jun 23, 2006, 4:08 AM   #1
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Some 80 km from my home!.. built in Sardis in the fourth century BC, this temple was dedicated to the Anatolian fertility goddess of Artemis, preceded by Kybele.
As you may know, Sardis was to be known among the Seven Churches Revelation centuries later.

Date taken:22/06/2006 Time:20:31 Aperture:F/3.5 Exposure time:1/50 ISO:100 Metering mode:Center weighted Compensation:0

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Old Jun 23, 2006, 10:15 PM   #2
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While I can only guess at the original grandeur, its so nice to have you share this so we can try to imagine.
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Old Jun 24, 2006, 3:06 AM   #3
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Tazzie, thanks for your appreciation. I am so sorry not to be able to provide a comparative 'Now and Then' shots for this great edifice measuring 100x48m/330x155ft but a simple reconstruction drawing to give an idea. How I wish I could!! :-)
In fact this temple was built on the remains of an even earlier temple dedicated to Cybele (Anatolian Mother Goddess)during the reign of the legendary king of Lydia, Croesus in the 6th Century BC.
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Bahadir, thats an incredible shot of what it used to be an incredible structure! Your composition makes the picture look almost three dimensional. Theres the remaining of the one columns on the foreground, the 2 full columns on the "mid-ground" and the beautiful mountain on the background.
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Old Jun 24, 2006, 7:48 AM   #5
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I just realized that about 2 miles east of my house theres a small town named Sardis also. Sadly enough about 9 weeks ago or so it got hit by a devastating tornado and alot of the homes were destroyed. Maybe I'll go by today and take a few pics.

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Old Jun 24, 2006, 12:18 PM   #6
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Kaspian, it's so nice to hear your insightful comments. In fact I tried to shoot this photo a little bit from from the right handside to allow more sight of the volutes of the lying capital but the bushes I was standing on would not allow me :-)
Ah, about the the Sardis in the US...I know there are also some other towns in the US named after the ancient ones here in Anatolia such as Philedelphia and Smyrna(where I live!). It seems the highly literate Pilgrims did their job well..

PS. I'd be delighted to see your shots of our brother Sardis there in the States. And may they recover soon.
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Old Jun 25, 2006, 4:16 PM   #7
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It must be amazing to live so close to ancient ruins like this - we have National Historic Sites in Canada that are barely 150 years old!

This is quite a picture. DOF and composition are outstanding and your subject matter second to none, but I have a question. The picture looks almost like you intentionally cropped out the sky, or is it blown? Getting the sky properly exposed for the main subject can be difficult sometimes. It doesn't detract from a great picture, though. I hope you don't mind my comment.:|
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Old Jun 26, 2006, 12:41 AM   #8
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Dear Toshi, I can only feel happy receiving your insightful comments and questions:-)
Thank you for your kind words. I think I am fortunate enough to I live on a geography where you can find an ancient artifact almost in each nook, in every spot!
Your guess about the sky, is also correct. As you can see in the Exif I shot this photo about the sunset. So, adjusting the metering at center weighted I had to sacrifice the sky for a well exposed image of the ruins. In short, no cropping or whatsoever. It's all that I did not find it necessary, but maybe I shoud have
done so and arrange a nice looking background sky. Still not very sure (or a little bit lazy :-))
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Old Jul 1, 2006, 4:51 AM   #9
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...And here's an additional shot of the same setting relying on your patience:-)
Exif: Iso:100, Exposure t:1/50 Aperture=f/3,5 Metering:Center Weighted Time taken:20:35
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hello Bahadir really great shots, you are very lucky to have such a picturesque country, never been to Turkey must visit it sometime.
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