In my first post from the small exotic island of Koufonissi (Between Europe and Africa), located 20 miles southeast of Ierapetra, I wrote about some strange landscapes that I saw there, called "Asprougoi".
Here, you can see a small part of it. From the distance it looks like a region full of striped rocks in strange shapes and formations. Once I got closer, I saw that in wasn't any rock but compressed ground. I quess that name "Asprougoi" comes from the greek words "aspri gi" that means "white land". This spectacle covers a large area of the island, creating extraordinary gorges and natural sculptures (and thousands rabbit holes, too!).
The boy climbing is Nikolas, son of Mathios Petroulakis, the friend from Goudouras, who took me for a fantastic tour around the island with his zodiac.
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portmanndominic (2400) 2008-09-12 7:57
very original POV , superb sandy colors clasic but nice the touch of colours made by
the " agori " ;-)
good week end
Gustaw (21670) 2008-09-12 7:59
Beautiful strong colours. I like your oryginal composition. I like your idea. Beautiful all nature.
bema (26289) 2008-09-12 8:02
Geia sou Hercules,
poli kala fotografia, extreme beautiful colors and a great shaprness at all, like it very much..wish you a great weekend..
Muse (34938) 2008-09-12 8:03
Je n'ai pas encore eu l'occasion de visiter cet endroit. Peut être pour mon prochain séjour en Crète..
Un magnifique ciel bleu qui met ce paysage presque lunaire en valeur et une très belle lumière.
Bien vu le cadrage avec l'enfant qui dynamise la scène
athanvas (2369) 2008-09-12 8:04
Geia sou Hraklh
Entyposiako skiniko,yperoxa xrwmata,poly dynati h foto sou
lightsensor (755) 2008-09-12 8:05
what a bule sky! composition and explosure is prefect. it is a Mark III, can't believe it does awesome job! thanks for sharing!
luighi (5297) 2008-09-12 8:13
Hola Hercules , curiosas formaciones montañosas , no las habia visto nunca , observo en esta foto un contraste perfecto entre el cielo y la tierra y por supuesto una composicion genial .
Otra de tus estupendas fotos.
Un abrazo español.
mark_mk (266) 2008-09-12 8:18
nice shot! I love this blue sky, the colors are wonderful and the human elemt is great, without him it wouldn`t be that good of a shot! Quality is also very good and your framing eprfect.
Did you also climb the rocks with that heavy Mark III? ;-)
Kielia (23013) 2008-09-12 9:59
the blue of the sky is amazing and together with that impressive piece of compressed ground it is a beautiful contrast. The little boy looks like a small insect. I would like to learn more about this fascinating place!
dareco (17134) 2008-09-12 11:38
It looks like the kid had a great day! Very nice colors and textures. Such an interesting place!! TFS!
clio (27955) 2008-09-12 11:54
Geia sou Hirakli,
It is a really strange geologic landscape with these scores which create one amazing graphics. I like this Nikos dressed in red in this desert universe. The line of crests on the blue of the sky is very beautiful also.
What can eat the rabbitshere? that is my question !!!
Have a nice WE
tcgt1979 (156) 2008-09-12 12:08
The pastel colors are a nice contrast to the dark blue. I especially like the paralell lines on the cliff...!
ifanik (21679) 2008-09-12 12:55
Yperoxh eikona Hraklh me ton pitsirika kai to skarfaloma toy na symbolizei gia mena ton agwna ths zwhs toy kathena apo mas
gneufeld (15884) 2008-09-12 13:18
Good capture here with good light and excellent colors. The details, textures, and sharpness are exceptional. Well done and TFS. Gerald
Scharan (14144) 2008-09-12 18:32
Que maravilha esta foto!
Composição linda e cores fantásticas.
Gosto da textura. Ótima luminosidade.
COSTANTINO (52766) 2008-09-12 21:18
Geia sou Irakli,
Yperoxi xrwmatiki diavathmisi tou petrvmatos me polu oksitita kai eukrinia,mia katapliktiki foto me uperoxo POV,
syrus_persia (2270) 2008-09-13 0:49
The colors are wonderful.I like your idea.
ellelloo (6570) 2008-09-13 1:29
Those are very interesting stripes of the compressed ground. A great POV, good light and wonderful colours, especially the blue of the sky. TFS.
gracious (20025) 2008-09-13 2:10
Thank you for sharing this awesome landscape! the layers and colour truly beautiful with the great sunlight over it!
image is sharp with good colour and details
have a great weekend
ChrisJ (95080) 2008-09-13 7:32
I like the natural layering in the rock, & the striking colour contrast, between the warm, earthy colours of the cliff, & the bright red clothing, against the saturated blue sky. Good sharpness, & tfs!
Buin (42262) 2008-09-13 9:06
Here you show us an amazing place. these different layers of roch are truly uncommon and somehow beautiful. You show this phenomenon very skillfully in ront of this wonderful sky - a not to surpas contrast!
Greetings from autumnal Germany!
stelli (2993) 2008-09-13 11:55
Sand color and sky blue look exquisite!!! Thank you for sharing! ΦΙΛΙΚΑ Στέλλα
jonathan_hart (21274) 2008-09-14 0:33
very effective composition with the presence of the climber, amazing stripes :)
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2008-09-14 1:41
Interesting rock, inviting to climb on it ;). Nice light and colours.
MLINES (12516) 2008-09-14 16:32
Hi Hercules. These Greek islands have some facinating natural scenes and this is a very good one to see on TE. The boy provides scale and the colours are very realistic. TFS. Murray.
pboehringer (770) 2008-09-15 19:39
as a landscaper I love this kind of surprises with some weird and outstanding eologic features. I never have seen this feature before. The detail of the boy in an orange T-shirt crawling up the slope is a perfect anchor and reference to the site.
smarcell (19963) 2008-09-19 5:13
Here the bou with red dress is just perfect to give the size and to fill the picture.
A very good idea
Bournazel (6373) 2010-05-25 8:03
You like uncredible landscapes like me!
Impressive shot with great contrast between very strange yellow rocks and crisp blue sky by polarizer.And the little boy is welcome for the scale Thanks
- Copyright: Hercules Milas (Cretense) (68685)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-08-24
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon 1Ds Mark III, Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 L USM, 82 mm circular polarizer
- Exposure: f/11, 1/160 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Unbelievable Landscapes [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-09-12 7:54