Commonly known as the green man, this statue stands at the entrance to the harbour of Gaios on the Greek island of Paxos.
It is of Georgios Anemoyiannis a Greek freedom fighter during the Greek War of Independence in 1821 who rowed out on his own with a lighted torch to set fire to the Turkish navy anchored at Nafpaktos. He was caught and burnt alive. He is known as Piroplitis or Citizen of Fire.
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jhm (137548) 2014-08-14 5:14
A lovely picture, but maybe one advice, place the statue on 1/3 of the right side.
I know every photographer has other ideas, this makes the photography so wonderful
Excellent composition, nice captured.
Very well done, TFS.
ourania (29345) 2014-08-15 13:10
an interesting and attractive presentation of this monument that refers to the history of this place and is surely one of the island's landmarks. I appreciate the fact that you mention who the historical figure is and why he was honoured with this monument. I like very much the combination of green and blue, the colours are rich and vivid, your presentation is favoured by your very apt colour management. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,
Thank you very much for your kind words on my pictures! I have loads of unsuccessful pictures, got some good results through study and persistence and good luck too.
berek (36370) 2014-08-15 23:28
This interesting statue with in the background with blue atmosphere liked it very much. nice compositon my friend.
Have a nice weekend.
williewhistler (13511) 2014-08-16 12:23
the square format works very well with the statue well placed to break the skyline.
All the best Les.
danos (85097) 2014-09-03 3:43
i visited Gaios three weeks ago and don't remember to saw it.Never mind.
Nice presentation of the statue of Georgios Anemoyiannis holding in his hand the lighted torch.
Tue (27696) 2014-09-05 14:30
A simple, but very good composition for this statue. Its green colour works very well against all the blue of the background.
Fis2 (83906) 2014-09-12 4:23
Good POV and composition.
Have a nice afternoon