A shot from the port of Chania-Crete.
A very small note from wikipedia:
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 53,910, while the municipality has 108,642 inhabitants. This consists of the city of Chania and several other towns and villages, including Kounoupidiana, Mournies, Souda, Nerokouros, Daratsos, Perivolia, Galatas and Aroni.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 .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.
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krzychu30 (15512) 2013-07-08 1:37
amazing maritime scene where different blue shades create so eye-catching and picturesque visual effect!I like also the old wall and architecture making here the color contrast so distinct and expressive.
Have a nice day
Kugart (1778) 2013-07-08 1:43
Good morning Chris,
Lovely shot from this very nice area in Crete. Good composition and POV looking out towards the gap in the harbour wall. Nice rich colours and good image quality. Nice work.
snunney (101554) 2013-07-08 2:49
I like the point of view with the distant mountains to be seen through the entrance to the port and the lighthouse standing like a sentinel. A pleasant blend of cool blue tones contrast nicely with the browns of the harbour wall.
bayno (18344) 2013-07-08 3:21
beautiful marine locality well taken with a splendid light and wonderful colors, a beautiful sky to complete the scene, fine details...
have a good day...
mkamionka (38329) 2013-07-08 3:29
so simple yet lovely composition with the entrance to the port. I like the lighthouse garding it on the right. The sky has very pleasant pattern. Great light.
Thanks for sharing,
dta (79525) 2013-07-08 4:02
Hello Chris , *
A splendid view of the entry of the port . The sly and the colors are especially beautiful . May be it would have been better with only one third for the sea , in a more panoramic format . There is a very little tilt of teh horizon line .
I make a WS .
SnapRJW (31629) 2013-07-08 5:28
Super blues in this shot Chris and what a delightful contrast of textures between the sky and sea. The punctuating warm tones of the port entrance add the extra detail. Very attractive work. Warm regards Rosemary
PS. I agree there is a slight tilt on the horizon but I would not crop the sea onto the third because I really like the subtle colour shifts in the water.
Sergiom (82729) 2013-07-08 7:29
On a l'impression d'être sur un bateau et de commencer l'alignement nécessaire pour passer au milieu entre le fort et le phare. Une belle image profonde et nette.
ikeharel (73539) 2013-07-08 9:10
I remember this square-shaped marina in Hania, with the marine museum on left and impressive light-tower on left. (it seems to me the light-tower gone some restoration lately).
Great blue tone of sea nad sky's collected, picture space also well allocated.
holmertz (54895) 2013-07-08 10:04
Chania is a beautiful city for those who manage to look beyond the souvenir shops and the restaurants offering tourist menus. The lighthouse is famous and you have captured it very nicely from an angle where it creates a good balance to the city wall. The colours are great.
Romano46 (18472) 2013-07-08 10:14
complimenti per questa foto eccellente sia per il soggetto che per il colore.
Una composizione di altissimo livello che una particolare luce mmolto calda rende ancor più gradevole.
In sintesi piace per la sua efficace semplicità.
Ciao e buona serata
Noel_Byrne (32084) 2013-07-08 10:55
This is a classically beautiful shot, where you have composed the arms of the pier is perfect, and makes it look as if the structure is embracing the sea and the sky. The sky itself is a work of art, the clouds are magical and create and amazing image. Really great capture, ches.
tedesse (25135) 2013-07-08 11:24
A magnificent view. Excellent POV and composition, showing the beautiful entrance to the harbor and the magnificent lighthouse.
GiovanniG (3561) 2013-07-08 12:21
Excellent capture of bright lights and colors with superb detail. Thank you for most informative narrative.
Royaldevon (40250) 2013-07-08 13:58
Chania is one of my very favourite places. I love this area!
The subject works perfectly, with the gap in the harbour centrally placed to view the distant hills. I agree with Denis about using the rule of thirds, though I think you could crop the sky equally well.
Fine sharpness and colour saturation.
My warm regards,
jhm (155185) 2013-07-09 3:50
A picture taken between the lighthouse and city to the other side, with nice view about the sea.
Nice perspective and depth picture.
Composition and presentation are pleasant.
Very well done, TFS.
fabbs99 (17167) 2013-07-09 4:39
Amazing blue colors of the sea waters.I like the contrast and the high quality of your image.You have captured the mood of this beautiful place extremely well. Excellent photography.TFS.Keep sharing.
pierrefonds (68063) 2013-07-09 6:50
The distance between the lighthouse and the mountains is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colours of the buildings and of the lighthouse. The good luminosity is enhancing the colours. Have a nice day.
Nicou (145072) 2013-07-09 7:34
Fantastique ciel bleu et doux avec de très belles formes et cette passe et le phare sueprbe panorama de sortie du port splendide.
Bravo et amitié
eldancer1 (36343) 2013-07-09 10:18
Beautiful capture of this beautiful harbor! Somehow this brings up what I imagine Crete would be from what I learned in history class. Good pov and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
rychem (38067) 2013-07-09 11:23
Beautiful view of the entrance to the harbor, fantastic blue tones of the water and the sky, beautiful warm light
Silvio1953 (146565) 2013-07-09 12:25
Ciao Chris, lovely sea view with beautiful lighthose, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
pajaran (62476) 2013-07-09 12:49
Vrlo intertesantan i dobar tekst o gradu, sa datim podacima i istorijom ...
Dobra kompozicija i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak.
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje.
Very interesting and good article about the city, with the given data and history ...
Good composition and perspective, nice place and time indicated.
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good evening and all the best.
Fis2 (100604) 2013-07-09 13:48
Good frame and super colors.
kato (11630) 2013-07-09 20:34
This is so beautiful port scenery, so it's interesting and impressive to see the port included the clean/calm sea with some color layers, lighthouse and old buildings of port town. And it's effective for blurred mountain in the distance. The whole is harmpnized and balanced well by a good arrangement and nice color combinations.
mcmtanyel (24567) 2013-07-09 20:36
Very effective POV. Lovely seascape. Am I detecting a hint of HDR? Whatever it is, it is a very pleasant effect.
adramad (46926) 2013-07-10 9:57
Fantastic POV with the harbor entrance, showing a lighthouse and side walls and buildings on the other side, splendid shades of blue with the beautiful sky and the turquoise sea.
Well maintained brightness, and a remarkable clarity to admire the magnificent work.
Well done. I love it.
Have a nice day.
photoray (13981) 2013-07-10 13:01
Fine panoramic view Chania Port's opening for the upclose ocean ripples leading the eye towards the ancient lighthouse and walled town.
And a bonus with your historical note including the Minoan civilization reference.
Nicely composed and presented,
Miguel82 (27646) 2013-07-10 14:12
Magnific picture of Chania harbour Chris
Superb blue colors and pov
Excellent photo comment
lousat (93564) 2013-07-11 15:08
Hi Chris,i been there in 2009 and this pic is a great memory for me,nothing is changed and it's nice to see again this nice corner whit its magic blue of the sea around the lighthouse,great details and perfect exposure too.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
jemaflor (99027) 2013-07-13 6:01
Nice view with this lovely blue sea and he good focal point with the lighthouse, well presented d captured.
cornejo (43859) 2013-07-14 11:32
Hi Chris, excellent photography of this beautiful composition with the Mediterranean light and color, very well composed and captured this beautiful image with good sharpness, depth, nice light and color. Excellent and interesting job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
mesutilgim (95758) 2013-07-15 12:56
Hello dear Chris,
Amazing scenery from Hania's harbour perfect captured.
Very good layout and nice shades of blue.
TFS and best regards
macjake (69729) 2013-07-15 16:29
there is a smoothness to the photo that i really like, and the blues/browns make a sweet combination.
that lighthouse on the right looks so cool! :)
nikkitta (17066) 2013-07-16 11:58
Like your coastal captures where the blue is protagonist sky, sea and mountains at the FG
Great POV where you mange to insert some other elements like the fare on the right, creating a good contrast
Greetings and TFS
ourania (47784) 2013-07-17 6:11
πανέμορφη φωτογραφία της εισόδου του λιμανιού των Χανίων. Οι δύο πλευρές της εισόδου με τα κτήρια και τις λεπτομέρειές τους παρουσιάζονται με εξαιρειτική ευκρίνεια και απολαυστικά χρώματα που έρχονται σε έντονη και ευχάριστη αντίθεση με τις ήρεμες αποχρώσεις του υπόλοιπου κάδρου. Μου αρέσει, εκτός από την ιδιαίτερη αρχιτεκτονική, η υφή, ο ελαφρός κυματισμός και η πρασινωπή λάμψη της θάλασσας. Συγχαρητήρια και ευχαριστώ!
Να είσαι καλά, καλό απόγευμα,
kordinator (20791) 2013-07-19 0:21
Nice places composition with nice light house.
Good composition and perspective.
I like a lot colors.
Fantastic image a real eyecatcher - even from the thumbnail.
elenimavrandoni (0) 2013-07-19 13:12
Χρληστι δεν εχει τελειωμό η εντυπωσιακή ομορφιά τής πατρίδας μας. πολύ χαρακτηριστική φωτογραφία απο τα Χανιά, μια πόλη στήν Κρήτη πού αγαπώ ιδιαίτερα για το χρώμα της και για τήν απλή ομορφιά της ειδικά τήν νύχτα..
πολύ ομορφα χρώματα και ορίζοντας
καλο σου βράδυ
jurek1951 (42196) 2013-07-28 9:59
This is a beautiful place!
The composition and exposure are perfect,
very nice colours.
maloutim (9639) 2013-08-08 2:21
This is a beautiful composition of the entrance to Chania port ! The red-brownie colour of the buildings contrast very well with the deep blues of the sky and sea. I like the texture of the sky. Did you apply some kind of PP ?
Thanks for sharing.
Have a good day !
Glint (6171) 2013-08-23 11:43
this is a scene I recognise from a holiday in Chania. Here you have found the bluest of blues in the sea and the sky too. A simple yet satisfying composition.
Didi (60588) 2013-08-25 8:17
Nice deep foreground but you should take care about the tilted horizon; it's possible to correct with a photoshop software
- Copyright: Chris Vekris (chrisvek) (7001)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-03-13
- Categories: Daily Life, Artwork, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC T20, 4 GB CF card
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-07-07 17:09