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Vintage Statue, Dark
Image Copyright: © Austin Cline, 2011
 

I went through a couple of different versions of this image of a statue of Athena in Sanssouci in Potsdam, Germany. I settled on this one because I thought that the higher contrast, vignetting, and deeper dark areas made for a stronger, more dramatic final image.

Greek statues often look better when depicted with this sort of "vintage" effect. That's ironic because originally the Greek statues were all brightly painted. The simple white marble we see today is due to all the paint having worn away. In their original form, they'd probably seem gaudy to us now.

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