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Oblivious Cat at the Parthenon, Athens, Greece (1980-11-29 0004_01)

29 Nov 1980

Acropolis of Athens

Athens, Greece

Pentax MX

SMC-Pentax 28mm/f:2.8, Polarizer

Fujichrome 100 (EI 125) 60/16

Edited in Luminar Flex

The area surrounding the Parthenon is loaded with stray cats. As I was taking some photos, this one came up and demanded my attention. I played with it for a bit and then placed it on one of the ruins where it dutifully posed for me.

Editing was done with Luminar Flex. I used the Develop filter to increase the contrast, shadows and clarity and decrease the highlights and whites. I applied the Accent AI, AI Sky Enhancer, Details Enhancer and Denoise filters and used the Structure filter to decrease the sharpness a bit.

© 1980 Gary J. Sibio. All rights reserved.

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What do you think?

18 Points

Written by Gary J Sibio


    • I just put him on the pillar. The pose was his idea. 🙂 Getting a cat to pose is impossible.

      When I was up there I didn’t notice anyone else interacting with them. At least this one was very friendly.

  1. That photo with the cat looks photoshopped because who would think that cats live in the Parthenon. What do these cats eat while roaming the ruins and loving the sunshine? I remember many years ago my late husband’s son lived in Cyprus and when he went to visit he told me along the seashore there were areas with lots of rocks and stray cats would lie on the rocks to soak up the sunshine.