I took this capture on my first trip of 2013.Near Evia,the area of Kaninthos or Karababa.
ENG:Euboea is the second largest Greek island in area and population, after Crete. The narrow Euripus Strait separates it from Boeotia in mainland Greece. In general outline it is a long and narrow, seahorse-shaped island; it is about 150 kilometres long, and varies in breadth from 50 kilometres to 6 kilometres. Its general direction is from northwest to southeast, and it is traversed throughout its length by a mountain range, which forms part of the chain that bounds Thessaly on the east, and is continued south of Euboea in the lofty islands of Andros, Tinos and Mykonos.Like most of the Greek islands, Euboea was originally known under other names in ancient times, such as Macris and Doliche from its shape, Ellopia and Abantis from the tribes inhabiting it.
The main mountains include Dirphys, Pyxaria in the northeast and Ochi (1,394). The neighboring gulfs are the Pagasetic Gulf in the north, Malian Gulf, North Euboean Gulf in the west, the Euboic Sea and the Petalion Gulf. At the 2001 census the island had a population of 198,130, and a total land area of 3,684 km².
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PaulVDV (22721) 2013-04-21 5:10
This is a very picturesque place. Excellent POV on the water with a splendid view of the town built on a dense forested hill. The blue sky with the many clouds make a beautiful backdrop.
But according to my personal, humble opinion, there has been exaggerated a bit in the postprocessing work.
Best regards, Paul
willperrett (7348) 2013-04-21 5:54
I have to agree with Paul: the much too obvious PP work done on the sky has really spoilt an otherwise perfectly good photograph! Sorry!
holmertz (41737) 2013-04-21 6:14
The view of the town and the little harbour is great, with good colours and contrasts and a nice composition. Unfortunately the sky is ovedone and doesn't look natural. I'll still give you a full green smiley for the rest of the photo :-).
jacquest (18747) 2013-04-21 7:06
I like the view on those colorful houses under a good light that gives saturated colors and sharpness. However, I also agree the sky is overdone.
jhm (140054) 2013-04-25 4:19
The view of the town and the little harbour is great.
We get a picture with very strong colours but pleasant for look at.
Absolutely a wonderful picture.
Nice panorama view with a lovely background.
Excellent composition, lovely presentation, TFS.
Have a nice day,
ikeharel (58195) 2013-04-26 7:37
The HDR trial is a success, must say whenopened the thumbernail.
Beautiful waterfront side of town, good light and clarity.
Personally, prefered the natural view - but admit you had made a good photojob.
How did you managed a duble upload again on same photo?
ChrisJ (99260) 2013-04-26 21:52
A well composed image with good sharpness. I am 2 minds with the desaturation. On the one hand its adds an interesting tonal and colour variation but on the other hand its very obvious. It's been done well though with no tell tale water marks or sharp divides. Have a great weekend!
claudeD (33213) 2013-04-27 9:10
very fine picture, good framning and composition but I think you did a little too much postprocessing. Nevertheless good fotojob.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
adramad (38563) 2013-04-27 11:03
Spectacular composition with this beautiful population as well positioned ascending the hill with lush vegetation on top, which makes the place more enjoyable, magnificent POV from the sea and with a closing sky panorama, which is really fabulous.
A perfect brightness and optimum sharpness.
Well done. I love it.
Enjoy the weekend.
manrezaei (1837) 2013-04-27 14:30
An impressive shot. A very beautiful place. I like the soft and warm natural colours here. The choice of point of view in this image very well done. The clarity, sharpness and lights superbly managed. Very well done.
jcpix (13688) 2013-04-27 15:26
Great composition, this really has a solid foundation building up to a nice point within the frame. Although the HDR has made for a halo around the hilltop, I really like the saturated color's it offers. A picturesque setting indeed, this would undoubtedly be a pleasure to witness, especially on a sunny day such as this. :) A lovely and inspired point of view, thanks for sharing a look at this small towns harbor and village. Have a great day.
All the best,
eldancer1 (28513) 2013-04-28 7:39
This look more like a painting than a photograph with good lighting and dof with nice details. Love the colors. Very well done, tfs.
macjake (57074) 2013-04-28 11:01
there are parts of the photo I really like, and parts that I really don't like - just being honest :)
As an HDR lover myself, i find the sky and clouds too blown out.
but if you eliminate the sky and clouds and focus on the buildings and the stonework, its excellent.
Skies are VERY hard to make look natural in hdr, so i understand that.
looking forward to see what you have next :)
Gigidusud (16299) 2013-04-28 15:33
Beautiful photo with nice effect HDR and great reflections on the port. The cloudy sky is fantastic. Well done!
Have a nice week.
Sonata11 (33283) 2013-04-29 8:15
this picture of this charming place has been taken wonderfully and perfectly well done. Like the colors, sharpness, clarity, contrast, POV. Fantastic capture at perfect timing. Thank you.
All the best,
dta (67246) 2013-04-29 8:18
Hello Chris ,
A pitty that the PP is too strong , because this is a beautiful place , and a perfectly composed picture .
madhumita_roy86 (2344) 2013-04-29 11:51
very nice view..
good contrast..lovely colour tones....
love the sky & reflections...
danos (87475) 2013-04-29 12:15
όμορφη παρουσίαση του κομματιού αυτού της Χαλκίδας, που εγώ το ξέρω σαν Καράμπαμπα,με τον ουρανό κατά την γνώμη μου να είναι λίγο παραπάνω από το κανονικό μπλέ. Κατά τ΄ άλλα η υπόλοιπη παρουσίαση είναι εξαιρετική.
pierrefonds (57509) 2013-04-30 16:17
The distance between the sea and the trees in the background is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colours of the builidngs. The good luminosity is embelishing the colours. Have a nice day.
Nicou (123236) 2013-05-01 8:00
Quelle vue et image ces tons sont merveilleux avec la belle croix sueprbe image et compo quel ciel aux belle formes la croix et ce rendu splendide.
Bravo et amitié
williewhistler (14611) 2013-05-01 11:14
Hello Chris,the overall view is most spectacular even with the unusual sky.
mjw364 (7512) 2013-05-01 11:37
Great shot,Well composed And vibrant.
fabbs99 (16477) 2013-05-01 13:05
Great landscape with good sharpness and clarity.Very well done.
krzychu30 (15498) 2013-05-02 1:05
strong HDR,but sometimes I like also such more graphical effects.I must say your image works really well with it and the outcome is more than successful.I enjoy especially the water surface and textures of the wall(both look fabulous).The composition itself is also well considered and executed.
Have a good day
ourania (32083) 2013-05-02 4:29
έχω παρατηρήσει και μελετήσει αυτή τη φωτογραφία σου για πολλή ώρα, έχει πολλά στοιχεία που ελκύουν το ενδιαφέρον τόσο για το αστικό και φυσικό τοπίο που παρουσιάζεις όσο και για τις καλλιτεχνικές σου επιλογές. Κατέληξα ότι μάλλον τόνισες τόσο τις υφές και τα χρώματα όχι για να βελτιώσεις μια ήδη θαυμάσια σύνθεση και χρωματική απόδοση αλλά για να της δώσεις μια απροσδόκητη δραματική διάσταση. Οι χρωματικές αντιθέσεις έχουν φοβερή ένταση. Συγχαρητήρια και ευχαριστώ!
Να είσαι καλά, καλή σου μέρα,
mohammad_H (9468) 2013-05-02 7:55
I think the most important issue in a comprehensive introduction to the art of professional photography How to take photos
In the foreground is beautiful and looks great highlights, blue sky in background photo little hurt, but trying to take this picture, admirable
Beautiful colors and good resolution
pajaran (52602) 2013-05-02 13:39
Interesantan tekst o ostrvu sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled na deo grada i trenutak sa oblacima ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazana arhitektura.
Lepo mesto za odmor.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje.
An interesting article on the island with a given data ...
Nice view of the city at the moment with clouds ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good composition, nice architecture shown.
Nice place to rest.
Good evening and all the best.
lousat (77804) 2013-05-03 2:25
Hi Chris,a very hard HDR especially on the sky,i like your postprocession to made this violent image,great colors and soft details for a very original landscape! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
Angshu (55914) 2013-05-06 21:44
Nice PP to make the sky very dramatic. The picture is moody and the reflections add to the picture. Well done!
serp2000 (40350) 2013-05-07 11:09
My compliments! Very nice photo work, the sky is very impressive, fine details and superb colors!
Greetings from Madrid!
Silvio1953 (123561) 2013-05-07 13:13
Ciao Chris, for me too nuch PP work, but great view of lovely village with beautiful reflections, superb sky, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Bluejeans (64249) 2013-05-08 10:54
Ola Chris ,
Uma bela visão desta vila de fundo , gostei dos reflexos em primeiro plano , bos cores , bons detalhes , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Fis2 (86283) 2013-05-08 14:23
Cricri (107274) 2013-05-09 7:42
Une très belle composition en HDR, des détails et couleurs superbement rendue, bon POV, réalisation
bayno (18342) 2013-05-13 5:50
Ciao Chris, i like your edit here...so nice and strong contrast, perfect POV and framing and beautiful details and colors..well done...
jemaflor (85476) 2013-05-15 11:44
Impressive result with this light and the brightness for water, nice pov on these houses, tfs.
raszid62 (18583) 2013-05-20 18:25
Όμορφη φωτογραφία το λιμάνι και την πόλη πάνω στο λόφο, το υπέροχο ουρανό. Amazing και ο κορεσμός των εικόνων, εκπληκτικά ισχυρή αντίθεση, υπέροχα χρώματα και συγκλονιστική ευκρίνεια.
kato (11630) 2013-05-23 8:30
You're capturing well this place by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's impressive to see the port town of the island. The whole is harmonized well by a good color combination and a good arrangement. Here looks like a beautiful/comfortable resort place.
jmdias (56127) 2013-06-01 2:46
interesting view with these slice of urban landscape ahead. the sky has a strange texture and light. nice job.
delpeoples (53167) 2013-06-09 5:52
Kalimera dear Chris
A sensational photo, good enough for a travel magazine. The colours are stunning, as is the light on the water and the reflections. What a magical place, you make me want to jump on a plane.
Have a great Sunday
elenimavrandoni (14259) 2013-06-25 10:04
Γειάσου Χρήστο, σε γνωρίζω κι εγώ με τήν σειρά μου βλέποντας τίς όμορφες φωτογραφίες σου όπως αυτή απο τήν Εύβοια..Πολύ χαρακτηριστικά τα σπίτια, μαγευτικά τα χρώματα και αυτό είναι ενα μέρος τής Ελλάδας μας πού είναι προορισμός του σσββατοκύριακου.
Να είσαι καλά
Πήγα να σε βάλω στούς αγαπημένους μου αλλά δεν μπόρεσα γιατί είσαι λέει σε γκρούπ...πώς σε βάζω?
photoray (12497) 2013-09-06 10:31
An attractive view of Euboea, from the water, across the classical village, all in saturated colors. I can almost hear Yanni's music while I get into my Zorba the Greek mode.
- Copyright: Chris Vekris (chrisvek) (7001)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-01-12
- Categories: Castles, Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D3000, Nikkor 18-105 VR Lens, 2 GB, SD
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-04-21 4:55