Continuing my small tour around Ioannina and the lake, here you can see a small part of the lakeside road of the town. Walking on that road, by the castles walls (which you can't see in the photo because they are behind the trees), from "Naftakia" in the southeast, to "Kyra Frosyni" in the northeast, is one of the most romantic experiences of your life. Here you see the side of "Kyra Frosyni" or "Molos" for the locals, the place where you can take the small boats to visit the island of the lake and its village.
Inside the castle there are two citadels, two "acropolis", one on the southeast side, called "Its cale", and one on the northeast side (the one you see here), with the Aslan Pasha mosque (also seen in the photo, at least its minaret), one of the most beautiful mosques in Greece, constructed in 1618 (today a Municipal Museum).
***MORE PHOTOS FROM IOANNINA (TOWN AND PREFECTURE)***
I wanted to catch some movement on the clouds, so I lowered manually the ISO to 50, used a small aperture (f/22), a circular polarizer, a ND-8 (3-stop down) filter and a tripod for a 10 seconds shot.
Only for Greek members (unfortunately, I don't dare to translate in English) one of the beautiful poems by Michalis Ghanas about Giannena (Ioannina) contained in wonderful collection "Gyallina Giannena" (Glass Giannena). A collection of poems by Michalis Ghanas can also be found in German, French and Italian:
"Χάραζε ο τόπος με βουνά πολλά
κι ανάτελλε τα ζωντανά του,
καλούς ανθρώπους και κακούς, νυφίτσες,
αλεπούδες, μια λίμνη ως κόρην
οφθαλμού και κάστρα πατημένα.
Θα 'ναι τα Γιάννενα, ψιθύρισα,
στο χιόνι και στον άγριο καιρό
γυάλινα και μαλαματένια.
Κι όσο πήγαινε η μέρα,
σαν το βαπόρι σε καλά νερά,
είδα και μιναρέδες κι άκουσα
τα μπακίρια να βελάζουν."
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ymrk (15079) 2008-11-25 3:24
Wonderful landscape and amazing view.Very nice color tones.
Have a nice day,
Muse (34962) 2008-11-25 3:24
Des couleurs et une lumière superbes.
Un endroit charmant et un pov bien choisi. L'eau semble de l'huile..
asajernigan (21427) 2008-11-25 3:25
This is an excellent shot with nice autumn colors. The lighting is outstanding as is the sharpness and DOF. Your composition is great using the curve of the waterfront to lead the eye through the shot. The reflection adds depth and balance to the scene.
TGULUMSER (13252) 2008-11-25 3:25
A fascinating view with wonderful colors. The lake looks magnificent,
saylan-cb (12738) 2008-11-25 3:25
Superb image whit a beautiful colours and great light,reflections,POV are excellent.
envisage (207) 2008-11-25 3:28
I think this is an amazing shot! So much variety in the same picture... distribution of colors and focus is really nice!
bema (26425) 2008-11-25 3:28
always fascinating to have a look at your captures from the landscape aorund the sea and the town itself, can only remember it personally to have looked at from the passing road up to the katara-pass, several years ago..
Wish you a fine day, Yassou Bernd
mesutilgim (95528) 2008-11-25 3:36
Hi dear Hercules, my dear friend,
Another greaet and almost apocalyptic scene, very well seen and captured.
Wonderfull colors and great dramatism. Enriched with nice notes.
TFS and have a nice day
Paolo (41222) 2008-11-25 3:44
Wonderufl colours Hercule, wodnerufl light and a magic landscape with autumnal tones and a beautiful sky over.
carper (96) 2008-11-25 4:12
well I like it Hercules,
the photois very nice and the captured light is fantastic and gives a good atmosphere, good photojob here,
have a nice day.
portmanndominic (2400) 2008-11-25 4:26
Irakli Geia sou
this a wonderful autum shot , the light is optimun , the colours are superb and last but not least the POV is very good
apratimsaha (440) 2008-11-25 4:38
Excellent capture. Nice vivid color. Great light and reflection !!!
guitianmiranda (5325) 2008-11-25 4:54
Very well captured, this autumn scene contrasts with the usual white and blue summer photos of Greece and shows other side.
rikko77 (10861) 2008-11-25 5:16
Hi Hercules, technically perfect, I like just the movement of clouds you got lowering iso speed. You thought about how to make this landscape more interesting, and with the good know how you did it! Rikk
stefanocer (10642) 2008-11-25 5:35
It's a beautifl place and shot Hercules , rich of colours tonalities and depht too , the cloudly sky and the water reflection increase very much the beauty of photo , compliments again .
a-lee (430) 2008-11-25 5:36
Really beautiful composition, colors and good sharpness.wonderful light and atmosphere
dta (79098) 2008-11-25 5:36
Hello Hercules ,
Of course , it is a little dark , and polarised , but I like a lot . Because the light , the sky and the colors are fantastic . And the composition is well balanced .
tehanu_f (6896) 2008-11-25 6:20
at first glance this looks like an ordinary landscape, but the clouds being blurry gives it movement and dynamism. colours are a bit too saturated for my taste; I'd like a more gloomy atmosphere. but all in all, it is a good shot.
trekks (14348) 2008-11-25 6:26
I agree, this is a superb place to stroll along.
Incredible rain clouds coming through to the scenery on the lake here but yet still unable to cover the breaking sun light to give you a glow of the landscape view at the spot of tip. A nice capture showing the boats.
It looks like a great road that goes around the lakeside.
One place that I admire with such a feature must be the Stanley Park in Vancouver where you get to see the city skyline across the water, day or night and at the end will be Lions Gate bridge.
dareco (17134) 2008-11-25 6:44
Another very beautiful place. I love the lighting and the colors. Very nice composition. TFS
Vames (4356) 2008-11-25 6:53
γεια σου Ηρακλή,ωραίο σημείο για τη λήψη σου και γεμίζεις με τη βάρκα όμορφα το τοπίο φανταζομαι δε θα αντεξες θα ανέβηκες κι εσυ για το νησάκι!
CatherineD (4864) 2008-11-25 7:00
Another beautiful shot of Ioannina, with moving clouds and wide variety of colours. The boats and the light on the hill are particularly attractive. Filika,
bebbetto (40) 2008-11-25 7:05
Very good picture with beautiful colours and POV.
p.s. you got 42 points in only 3h-30 min (from 3:19 pacific time). it's a world record. congratulations
coco (30439) 2008-11-25 8:13
Técnicamente un trabajo (más) impecable.
El lugar es muy bonito y tu foto le da más vida si cabe... en fin, yo miraré si saco tiempo para sacar alguna foto de la nieve (estoy rodeado de nieve).
vasilpro (41549) 2008-11-25 8:16
Γεια σου Ηρακλή
Πανέμορφη σαν πίνακας ζωγραφικής. Μπράβο Βασίλης.
delkoo (68) 2008-11-25 9:40
this is absolutely great shot, full of light and colors. Excellent composition and perfect moment to capture such place and such scene.
all combine to make a masterpiece.
delic (6735) 2008-11-25 10:05
Cool shot, esp. the color and contrast. I too like the motion effect on clouds but must say that 8 sec is perhaps a tad too much. Here it looks to me more like unfocused than motion blur. Still a great photograph. Regards,
ifanik (21679) 2008-11-25 10:33
Para poly omorfh file
Tha hthela na se rwtisw ti wra thn trabikses (apogeyma kata sth dysh?)
kai an mporeis na moy peis ti filtro einai ayto to ND-8 (3-stop down) filter
Se eyxaristw poly
Gessle (70) 2008-11-25 11:09
What amazing colours!
Fantastic composition, but what attracts me most is the contrast between the cloudy sky and incredibly red forest!
gilou530 (34) 2008-11-25 14:10
une photo au contraste trés fort et un ciel nuageux qui donne une ambiance étrange, un rayon de lumière qui rehausse un peu le cadrage
clio (27961) 2008-11-25 14:55
Geia sou Hrakli,
Colors are marvellous. I like seeing appearing this minaret in the light.
Clouds move, the lake is as a mirror, once more the choice of the time of exposure) brings its part of magic in your composition
I will try to find the Michalis Ghanas's poems in french!
Vasa (515) 2008-11-25 15:27
Kalimera Hercules, dear friend, from the most dear country,
how do you find these magic situations! I have enough of Serbia, i will come in Epirus. Before I come in your gallery to learn. Thanks teacher!
gneufeld (15890) 2008-11-25 18:35
Ah, very nice light here to draw out the color intensities we enjoy in this image. Very well done and TFSs. Gerald
emka (99999) 2008-11-25 23:53
Very beautiful photo, splendid sky and amazing light. The colour of the forest is wonderful.
TopGeo (38216) 2008-11-25 23:59
Καλή μέρα Ηρακλή!
Μοναδικά τα λόγια του ποιητή! Μοναδική και η εικόνα σου! έτσι γυάλινη και στα χρώματα του μπακιριού, του ασημιού και του "λουλακιού" από τα Γιάννενα του τόσο όμορφα εκθεάζεις!
amaryllis (37039) 2008-11-26 0:12
une note interessante qui nous guide bien en regardant ta photo, un lac superbe où les promenades en bateau ne doivent pas laisser indifférentes car ce paysage est sublime, avec ces couleurs automnales , le ciel, et le soleil sur des parties de ta photo , un jeu de lumière et d'ombres bien gérés et un superbe cadrage
Gerrit (52097) 2008-11-26 0:34
fantastic autumnal colors and awesome light.
Excellent composition and sky.
syrus_persia (2270) 2008-11-26 1:05
Beautiful colours and light.very warm colors. I really like this reflection on the water.
Longroute (19396) 2008-11-26 1:12
Intense warm colours and strong contrast as in your style!
A photo that attracts our attention immediately for the beauty of the place, for the wonderful light and sky, and also for that smart boat at the right.
Another very good work in your collection.
patdeph (35748) 2008-11-26 1:45
wonderful picture!I am impressed by the beauty of the sky,where I can see the clouds movment!The light of the left part is superb,and the white boat on the right gives a perfect balance!Yes,this is magnificent and fascinating!Congratulations!
Greg1949 (9011) 2008-11-26 4:23
Hercules, nice rich saturated colors in this shot. The dark shadows and bright blue in the sky make for a wonderful from dark to light and the composition is really superb. Great capture.
Budapestman (82620) 2008-11-26 5:27
Fabled panorama with spectacular composition and beautiful colours. The sky is fantastic, the atmosphere are picturesque and harmonious. Great shot, indeed. Have a nice day!
Kielia (24077) 2008-11-26 11:39
this is really another masterpiece! A beautiful capture of the sky and the clouds due to the excellent management of the light. The colors are fantastic. Most of all I like how you have placed the ship into the light. Great atmosphere!
jazu (415) 2008-11-26 23:51
Geia sou Niko
Simply stunning picture. I love the warm tone. Very well done
stelli (2993) 2008-11-27 9:19
Wonderful colors, amazing view! Sky and sea coexist harmonically although in different moods! Thank you for sharing! ΦΙΛΙΚΑ Στέλλα
Wandering_Dan (3449) 2008-11-27 10:31
Khaire, Hercules -
Well, I don't see any movement in the clouds, but your technique did an amazing job in saturating the colors. This is an incredibly lovely shot, and the slow shutter did smooth out the lake water, making the reflection even more interesting. The light on the hills on the left is for some reason particularly appealing to me.
An outstanding photo!
kdialyna (3148) 2008-11-28 4:20
Ακόμα μια φωτογραφία με την υπογραφή σου.
Καλοδιαλεγμένη γωνία λήψης, εξαιρετικά χρώματα και ένας εντυπωσιακός ουρανός, επιστέγασμα του όλου τοπίου.
steliosk (4802) 2008-11-28 5:34
kai pali de fysage toso, to ND8 xrhsimotato gia to eidos ths fwtografias pou 8eleis na parousiaseis, an se boh8ouse ligo perissotero o aeras 8a grafotan perissoterh kinhsh. Dokimase tetoia effects se B/W me eurygwnio fako synefiasmeno ourano kai strabwmeno 8ema se kamia gwnia opou o eyrugwnios paramorfwnei karga. 8a me 8umh8eis ;)
AiresSantos (56155) 2008-11-29 2:47
Wonderful colours and light in this excellent composition.
I like a lot your POV and how you framed it.
Lovely clouds and reflections
Have a great weekend
Vato_Law (12720) 2008-11-30 12:10
I've seen the next one on the GG serie but I have to say that I like much more this one. Why?
Because there is a very rich play of light and shadows here all along the water surface and the mounatins of background; also the clouded sky is playing important role to create a moody atmosphere; finally the 2 diagonals made by the mountains create a nice wide 'V' shape which I like.
sacavem (18620) 2008-12-01 11:06
This version more early is equally beautiful.Very well seen and done. I like also the composition.Very good POV and nice colours.
JCG (35129) 2008-12-02 6:15
A saturation of the colors managed well on this photograph giving a marvellous atmosphere. I like much this composition which resembles a painting. Pretty landscape with the setting sun, thank you Hercules.
With all my friendships and a very good end-of-day,
afroditi (731) 2009-01-05 12:47
Ekpliktiki eikona teleia xrwmata!apo tis kaluteres pou exw dei apo thn limnh twn iwanninwn!
- Copyright: Hercules Milas (Cretense) (68703)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-11-20
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon 1Ds Mark III, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM, 77 mm circular polariser,HOYA
- Exposure: f/22, 8 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Lakes and lagoons of Greece [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-11-25 3:19
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