Odeon of Herodes Atticus

Odeon of Herodes Atticus

This was a handheld panorama - I've been doing a lot of these recently but this is the first time I've had the chance to edit and upload any of them. I don't have a tripod or a wide angle lens with me in Greece, so I've been doing a kind of silly technique of taking portrait pictures of landscapes on my 28mm lens, and then stitching them together later in photoshop. It creates a nice and detailed wide angle look, but it's not perfect - especially if there's anything moving in the frame.

I set everthing to manual, focus too, and just rotate with maybe two sweeps right and left, trying to keep the horizon at the same point - either near the top or near the bottom of the viewfinder.

This shot is of the Herodes Atticus Odeon, as seen from the southwest slope of the Acropolis - it's not the Theatre of Dionysus - this one's from 161AD. It's used for performances at the moment, hence all the tech stuff - the performances of the Athens Festival are going on here as well as over the rest of Athens.

I'll be putting up photos of other more ancient theatres when I get time - Thorikos from the 6th or 5th century BC, and Epidaurus (4th century BC) which we're going to tomorrow.

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