This is a shoot from my vacations on the wonderful isalnd of Crete.On the area of Chania we found a perfect and so clear fish tavern with so amazing view.More details anout Chania.
ENG:Chania is the second largest city of Crete and the capital of the Chania regional unit. It lies along the north coast of the island, about 70 km west of Rethymno and 145 km west of Heraklion.The official population of the municipal unit is 55,838, while its metropolitan area has 108,310 inhabitants. This consists of the city of Chania along with 7 towns and villages: Mournies, Souda, Nerokouros, Daratsos, Perivolia, Galatas (pop. 2,131) and Vamvakopoulo.The city enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate, with sunny dry summers and mild rainy winters. During the period between April and October, clear-sky weather is almost an everyday feature. The atmosphere is always warm, but fierce heat waves (temperatures above 38 °C) are not very common, since the prevailing Etesian winds ("Meltemia") blow from northern directions and pleasantly moderate the conditions. Intervals of sunny days are frequent during the windy and rainy winter as well. Snow and frost are rare near the coast, with very few exceptions, like the snowstorm on 13 February 2004, when 10–30 in (250–760 mm) of snow accumulated in the urban area, causing general chaos. However, such cold days can be followed by much warmer and sunny weather. Even minor early heat waves can occur in March or April, during a Saharan dust event, whose main feature is the strong and hot katabatic wind from the south, which is a type of Sirokos (σιρόκος) and is called "Livas" (i.e. the wind from Libya) by the Greeks. Such events happen only a couple of times a year, and their duration is never more than one or two days.The chart to the right is based on data recorded during 1958-1997. Absolute maximum temperature ever recorded was 42.5 °C, while absolute minimum ever recorded was 0 °C. However, the record minimum was broken on 13 February 2004 when the temperature reached -1 °C at midday.Chania is the site of the Minoan settlement the Greeks called Kydonia, Greek for quince. It appears on Linear B as ku-do-ni-ja. Some notable archaeological evidence for the existence of this Minoan city below some parts of today's Chania was found by excavations in the district of Kasteli in the Old Town. This area appears to have been inhabited since the Neolithic era. The city reemerged after the end of the Minoan period as an important city-state in Classical Greece, one whose domain extended from Chania Bay to the feet of the White Mountains. The first major wave of settlers from mainland Greece was by the Dorian Greeks who came around 1100 BC. Kydonia was constantly at war with other Cretan city-states such as Aptera, Phalasarna and Polyrrinia and was important enough for the Kydonians to be mentioned in Homer's Odyssey (iii.330). In 69 BC, the Roman consul Caecilius Metellus defeated the Cretans and conquered Kydonia to which he granted the privileges of an independent city-state. Kydonia reserved the right to mint its own coins until the third century AD.The modern part of Chania is where most locals live and work. It is less traditional than the old town, but there are still areas of charming beauty or of some historical interest. The oldest district (early 18th century) of the modern city is Nea Hora (meaning "New Town") which is located beyond the west end of the old town. It is a developing area, but also a very picturesque one, with narrow old lanes leading to a small fishing harbour. During the same era the district of Halepa begun to grow to the east of the city and used to be home for the local aristocracy. Some of the historical buildings of the area (including old embassies of foreign countries) had been destroyed or abandoned during the later decades of the 20th century, and it was only recently when some interest was shown for the restoration of the remaining ones.
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papagolf21 (76515) 2012-10-19 23:42
Le dire avec des fleurs c'est tellement mieux !
Très belle présentation de ce petit port privilégié.
Jolie présentation d'ensemble.
Très bonne journée.
Graal (88852) 2012-10-19 23:51
very nice composition here. I like the flowers on FG. An interesting place and view of port. Good photowork and informations.
Have a nice WE.
snunney (67292) 2012-10-20 4:11
The flowers are well placed; they bring some contrasting colour to the scene as well as helping to give the image depth. Pleasant colours and good sharpness.
timecapturer (30300) 2012-10-20 4:24
remember this place so well. It is a great place to sit and watch the world go by. Your shot captures its atmosphere and beauty so perfectly. Missing my Greek holidays and this shot just makes it all the more inviting.
Enjoy your weekend - regards Brian.
jacquest (14120) 2012-10-20 4:57
The flowers bring a nice touch of red over the water and the port. A strong light well managed to give good colors and sharpness.
Sergiom (39184) 2012-10-20 6:37
Le pot de fleurs rouges à l'avant plan donne beaucoup de profondeur à l'image et semble présenter le paysage derrière sous une très belle lumière.
Miguel82 (7757) 2012-10-20 13:29
A nice picture I like the red flower
and the contrast with the blue of the sea
All detail are interesting as the nude cliff and the boats
Sharp picture, excellent colors
Have a good day
ciakgiak (30329) 2012-10-20 16:01
I just like this pleasant view, a very beautiful seascape with the effective idea of the flowers in FG. The light and the colors are really perfect.
Congratulations and TFS
holmertz (26906) 2012-10-21 13:45
You found a bright and catchy foreground for this view and placed it well off-centre. The picture would not have been as cheerful and attractive without the flower pot.
Royaldevon (17791) 2012-10-22 5:50
The flowers are an important element in your shot and are well positioned for f/g attention. They add a real sense of vivacity to the very blue scene.
Lovely overall composition.
My warm regards,
clic (10991) 2012-10-22 8:05
Geia sou Chris
The red eye-catcher is quite attractive on both ways; on top of being pretty, it composes depth compared to the small city far behind the pier
The mood is to relaxation, especislly when there is a tavern behind!
kordinator (13411) 2012-10-23 1:27
Nice flowers in the foreground.
An interesting place and view of port.
Very good photowork and informations in your note.
ikeharel (37280) 2012-10-23 9:10
This is far out from the town of Chania, as I see the landscape around, and remember the town as vivid and vibrant.
Good premeditated POV with the flowers off-center on pic. space, boats, cars and iron-tower on one side, the pier - while the left side here show more barren land on seafront. Contrast(which I value the mst).
josepmarin (55023) 2012-10-24 2:18
the sight of this beautiful landscape of the island from the fish tavern is magnificent, of course, but I believe that you have had a great idea locating the flower-pot stand with the red geraniums in foreground, adding by this way a fantastic eye-catcher for our eyes, which increases the aesthetic quality of your composition.
It's a beautiful work.
P.S: Answering your question about my last photo, no, I did not use a HDR filter, but I looked for a dramatic similar effect by means of the PP, forcing a bit the exposure and the contrast.
fabbs99 (5407) 2012-10-24 12:08
I like this shot of yours with the flower vase in the FG and the sea in the BG.Excellent composition with some lovely colors along with nice light management and presentation.Very well done, TFS.
Schnappilic (7927) 2012-10-24 12:59
Interesting framing with good visual effect. Well seen and done!
All the best!
emilbo (20838) 2012-10-24 15:27
Une photo qui ne manque pas d'attirer l'attention avec ce magnifique pot de fleurs en avant-plan qui contribue à la beauté de la photo. Un présentation de qualité avec une excellente perspective. Belle harmonie de couleurs.
Toutes mes amitiés,
aliabazari (10105) 2012-10-24 19:38
Γεια σου Chris του
Δείτε την ομορφιά των αγγείων στο προσκήνιο και το παρασκήνιο, σε συνδυασμό με την παραλία. Η έκθεση είναι πολύ καλή.
Sonata11 (28289) 2012-10-24 19:43
beautiful composition of wonderful view with goregous red flowers in the FG, which make eye catching. Fantastic executed photo. Beautiful place. Like it. Thank you.
All the best,
Nicou (97637) 2012-10-25 7:10
superbe pot à fleur en premie rplan mangigique cpatage e tiamge quelle vue et compo avec ce bleu la belle mer cette roche rouge et les bâteaux fantastique.
Bravo et amitié
COSTANTINO (42744) 2012-10-26 4:48
shot which brings memories from summer
holidays,amazing blue color of the sea
excellent chosen point of view with
the flowers in the foreground
your are right that Crete
is a wonderful island,
have a nice weekend
Tigerlily (2343) 2012-10-26 10:04
Beautiful view. It is wonderful to have the flowers as foreground, added on a lot interests and colour contrast. Very clever and beautiful composition.
Silvio1953 (98093) 2012-10-26 12:55
Ciao Chris, lovely composition with flowers in FG, fascinating seascape with fantastic colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
carlo62 (12550) 2012-10-27 4:20
una buona composizione, anche se avrei tagliato la parte con il furgone a destra.
Il vaso è ben decentrato e lascia spazio alla panoramica.
eldancer1 (17008) 2012-10-27 15:05
I like the composition and the placement of the flower pot. Great lighting and dof with sharp details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
mirosu (5509) 2012-10-28 7:11
Nice note, excellent photo. A great use of colors. The deep depth of field is perfect. A well presented crop allows eyes to remain fixed on the colorful flower pot. The great light on the water & hills behind and the blue sky also lends a lovely contrast to the scene.
Well done. have a nice week.
abmdsudi (26215) 2012-10-29 4:47
Indeed a colorful shot, a peaceful looking cove, very nice pov and beautiful rich colors. The stunning flower pot leads as strong anchor leads into the distant and contrast to blue is so striking. Nice shot and finely take. TFS
pierrefonds (48335) 2012-10-30 5:29
The distance between the flowers and the montains is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the mountains. The light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.
dale54 (4920) 2012-10-31 14:32
this is such a relaxing scene,hi chris.great coast view,love the color in this!nice work! dr
SWEETFREEDOM (18411) 2012-11-05 8:23
nice the flowers in fg that contrast very well with the colors of the sea.
Fis2 (73084) 2012-11-12 0:49
Nicely photo, curious place.
Good composition and frame.
I like colors.
Flowers add savor of photo.
Have a nice day
mauro61 (52527) 2012-11-12 11:42
ottima la scelta de vaso fiorito in FG che dà profondità all'immagine del mare e della costa,
jmdias (45780) 2012-11-18 6:00
nice idea to include these beautiful flowers in the foreground. I liked the contrast of the colors here. beautiful landscape ahead. maybe I would put the camera a little more high to get the sea like the background of flowers. anyway it is a beautiful compo.
gus72 (2508) 2012-11-24 14:22
Hi Chris !!
what a fantastic composition you got here..... red flowers and the blue sea..... and also a few boats......... your country is so idillic !!!!!
also.... a very elegant frame which does not detract but enhances the overall experience.
Cheers from Australia
bayno (16175) 2012-11-27 20:57
excellent composition with the flower in FG that give more dept to the marine landscape, nice colors and good sharp...
have a good day...
jcpix (3261) 2013-03-04 19:12
A simple, yet beautiful arrangement here. I like that you've used the potted flowers as the focus, without them overpowering the rest of the surroundings. The red petals stand out nicely against the blue water and sky, which looks very inviting and calm. Good exposure management, especially since it appears that the sun was shining in your path, everything looks to have stayed in tact. Nicely done.
- Copyright: Chris Vekris (chrisvek) (5445)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-08-26
- Categories: Daily Life, Food, Nature, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC T20, 2 GB, SD
- Exposure: f/5.6
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-19 17:18