I was doubting weither I should upload this one or not, but let's give it a try..untill I found something else to share with you guys (and girls!)
I've allready prepared this one yesterday, but right now I looked at the original again and also made a close-up crop, I will provide that in the WS.
The reason I wanted to share this one, is that I've found something weird on this scene. There is some building on that rock down there! I don't know what it is, it has no roof, so it's not a house, maybe a start of a temple, or castle.. Or some lookout post, but who wants to look to what from there? And when was it made?
I can't find it on the internet, maybe it's a too small detail in a large environment.
Take a close look on it on the WS, hope you can see enough detail.
Shot taken closeby, Assos, Kefalonia. From approx. the same POV as here but then looking to a different direction, and pointing the camera down more.
Hope you like it
[Photo Technical info]
31mm, F7.1, 1/200th, ISO-200, Pattern Metering. EV 0.
Crop from a portrait scape shot ;) Then Resize. Levels, Saturation (more cyan :) )
Ofcourse some sharpening -> Smart Sharpen.
Also selectively on this rock.
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eugen (492) 2006-12-05 18:59
Nice photo, really good pov, i think I know what that could be ... a destroyed lighthouse.
I think this because, i mean thats the only thing which makes sense; lighthouses are built on rocks, so actually an explanation is that there was a lighthouse, but then it was destroyed for whatever reason ... dont know
quiet interesting ... :)
anyway, nice photo with a nice thing on it :D
ekinokswest (2994) 2006-12-05 19:21
good pov also i believe this curiosity will make you want to go there again next summer i know this feeling.. My guess is it was a small house however storms.. earthquakes and sea water ruined it
mphotographies (1976) 2006-12-05 22:00
I would agee with Eugen, perhaps remains of a lighthouse or a watchtower. It would be too small for a fortress or someones secret getaway ghetto! Quite a mystery huh...
Great shot btw!
sabyasachi1212 (19771) 2006-12-05 22:17
Excellent POV. Yes, one catch the hint of a contsruction there. The water's blue and beautiful.
With Greetings from India
jmcl (14535) 2006-12-05 22:22
I agree with eugen as to what it is ...
I like a closer crop with less land and more of the sea .. although your really close one is loosing detail on the rocks ..
wonderful water .. great POV .. strange object ..
sam224 (6215) 2006-12-06 3:30
Good high point of view in order to show us this wonderful sea colours. The hues of blue are fantastic and stand out well against the dried coastline. Good lines formed by the seashore.
Well done. Thanks for sharing
vincz (19113) 2006-12-06 3:45
Great POV, splendid colours especially in the sea. This view is so beautiful, thanks for sharing this.
Mondaychild (378) 2006-12-06 3:48
for your intentions (what you want to show us) the WS is perhaps more useful ... but you didn´t take the photo for that reason (because you found out later that there is a "building"
Concerning the building´s shape, I would say it´s a stadium - but the ancient Greeks weren´t stupid at all, so why would the build a stadium on a rock in the sea??
So, it could be a lighthouse, yes. It could also be a prison (like Alcatraz ...). (Although I think they didn´t put criminals in prison but killed them ...)
Anyway, the clearity of your photo is amazing. Even in the original photo, the building is clearly visible.
sebcz (2345) 2006-12-06 6:57
Oh yes, the WS is more appealing to me. Still, the photo is missing a clearer subject a bit, IMHO.
bostankorkulugu (42012) 2006-12-06 8:04
hi emiel... this is one of your best compositions i think... three separate worlds in one... beautiful colours also...
congrats my friend...
(got my mail?)
effiemp (122) 2006-12-06 9:12
Although I've been in Assos a hundred times (because my family comes from Kefalonia) I haven't noticed this! It seems very big to be a lighthouse and certainly it's not a stadium :). I'm very curious so I'm going to ask some people who live there and I hope I'll get back to you with an answer!
Efi from Athens
billabongx (1585) 2006-12-06 10:34
A very nice shot.
Well done. simply wonderful picture with a small small small building!
AthaPan (0) 2006-12-06 14:05
IMO this one is outstanding. The pallet of colours, of summer colours, the pov, the landscape, all so harminical.
Excellent result file mou
coco (30439) 2006-12-07 5:31
Clever composition and nice results too.
The link offer to us another wonderful view (must be a wonderful place).
Thanks for share.
Cretense (68687) 2006-12-07 5:44
You did very well to upload this one, especially for its breathtaking POV. Great composition and colours and a very nice note, as usual. Congratulations!
Philippe (11836) 2006-12-08 10:00
Dag, Emiel. Je toont ons hier de wondermooie kleuren van Griekenland. De blauwe zee, de witte klippen en de groene vegetatie op de voorgrond. Het rotsachtige eilandje trekt ons onmiddellijk aan dank zij het goede contrast met de zee. Over het gebouw daarop heb ik geen verklaring, maar ik denk dat het een oude vuurtoren zou kunnen zijn, zoals sommigen dat al gezegd hebben. Zeer mooi licht.
jjbach (9324) 2006-12-08 19:01
Wonderful vertigo shot with fantastic colours and great framing. Very impresive view!
pady (4800) 2006-12-09 15:27
These greek colours are very close to paradise's ones. I like this picture for the beautiful view there is.
Niice pov, well done.
Greetings and thank you for your comments on my pictures. I appreciate.
evanrizo (456) 2006-12-09 16:27
An other nice photo, the end result is very good.
Don't you have acrophobia? -:))
liakos (988) 2006-12-17 6:10
Very nice perspective and very impressive shot. The trees, the rocks and the sea make a beatiful composition. The colors are string and bright. Well done!
- Copyright: Emiel Hillege (Emiel_Skyfreak) (3002)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-08-25
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Pentax K100D, Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC Macro, Transcend 2GB 150xSD, Hoya Circular Polarizer 72mm
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2006-12-05 18:29