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The CSA Propylaea Project: Photographs of the Propylaea
All CSA Propylaea Project photographs are now available on this
Each full-resolution image has a caption that includes the description, a copyright notice, the name of the photographer, the date the photograph was taken, the film type (or statement that the original image was digital), and the resolution of the digital file, expressed in pixels and always with the smaller number first, regardless of the orientation of the image. All these images are JPEG images that have been automatically corrected for color and exposure (and may therefore have been improperly corrected) and compressed at JPEG level 5 (with 1 being the most and 12 the least compression). The original, archival files are available for use upon request. (See the CSA Propylaea Project Copyright Statement for information on access to and use of these images from the archive.) In addition to normal copyright protection, users are expressly forbidden to download these images for use on any other web site, but linkage directly to the images on this site may be done so long as there is no commercial purpose or gain and so long as the entire image, complete with caption, is displayed.
Some of the archival images are high-resolution TIFF scans of slides; others are in various formats directly from digital cameras. Note that the color and exposure modifications of the scans of slides were not accomplished in the automated process used at CSA but by the scanning company (Luna Imaging); in addition, the resolution of the scans is stated to be 2000 x 3000; that is an approximation. The slides were scanned in their cardboard mounts; so they are not all precisely the same. However, the difference from one slide to the next is not large enough to be noteworthy.
The plans below may be used to call up most of the web images of the Propylaea. The upper plan will lead to groups of photographs of the exterior, and the lower plan will lead to groups of photographs of the interior. (Note, however, that the lower-left icon in each map leads to the same two photographs.) Each icon - designed to resemble a human eye looking in a specific direction - is intended to represent a VERY approximate point of view.
Two sets of images are not accessed via the map links below. One, a group of miscellaneous images that seems to fit in no category, may be found on this miscellaneous page. The second, a group of images showing people at work on surveying processes, may be found on the survey work page.
Copyright: All the images are copyrighted by CSA and/or the photographer. Please see the CSA Propylaea Project Copyright Statement for information on use of these images or the high-resolution TIFF images in the archive.
Please note: These Web pages are designed so that this page, any of the group pages you may call up from this page, and any images you call up will each occupy a separate window and remain on screen (though probably hidden in the background). That is, when you click on one of the icons below to call up a group of images, the resulting page will open in a second window, leaving this one open but in the background. If you then select one of the images from the group page, a third window will open, leaving the other two unchanged but in the background. This has been done to provide easy navigation for those wanting to examine more than one image at a time, but it may take some experience to become accustomed to this system. Please let project personnel know if you find any problems or have any suggestions.
The choices made for presenting images here were not made lightly, and considerable time was spent attempting to determine the best compromises between sharing very large files that might be used improperly and in violation of the copyright notice and sharing only images too small or indistinct to be useful. The "photo thoughts" page contains a discussion of the issues, and an article in the September, 2009, CSA Newsletter has a more complete discussion of the possibilities and the choices made.
In addition to the images themselves, the database created to manage them may be downloaded. There are two versions of the database, one in FileMaker (fp7) format and one in tab-delimited format, and they may be obtained from the Guide to Photographs Database page that details the information about the data tables and leads to the downloadable files.
with Exterior Photographic Viewpoints
with Interior Photographic Viewpoints
Note the color differences between the top photo and the lower one. This reflects the color of the sunlight at the west end of the Acropolis, with the morning light being cool and the afternoon light warm, growing steadily warmer toward sunset.