This is the harbour town Frikes, which located on the northern peninsula of Ithaki/Ithaca.
The photo is taken from a pier opposite to this little town, this pier can be used for anchorage of yachts. Also the ferryline anchors there. I took this shot around sunset, the clouds got nice colours and the sky changed every minute (hence the decisive moment).
We we're talking with an older Dutch couple we just met minutes before. As we are Dutch too, it was quite nice to cummunicate in our own language again, ofcourse we did that when together. But okay to meet some other people. They did invite us (me + girlfriend) on their boat, as the we where waiting for the ferryline which was too late. Had a short but nice time.
I didn't care the boat was too late, that's why I still could take a serie of photo's of the changing sky, wouldn't be possible on the moving boat I think.
The ferryline connects Nidri (Lefkada), Frikes (Ithaki), Fiskardo (Kefalonia) and Vassiliki (Lefkada) with each other.
A bit above the village on the right side, but also on the left side, outside of this frame, there is an old ruined tower. Don't know it's history though..I'll try to find it..
[Photo Technical info]
17mm, F5, 1/100, ISO-200, Pattern, +0.7EV.
[PP in CS2, Tiff]
* Lens Correction, vertical perspective.
* Shadow/Highlight + Levels selectively on the sky + village-scene
* Minor saturation adjustments
* Added Border
* Save for web; 197kb
* I forgot the USM I realize now, well..just hope the outcome is nice!
Thanks for looking!
[In the WS a version from 32 minutes later. the clouds got an amazing red colour, check it out!]
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SAGAPO (1737) 2006-11-13 18:55
Great POV, the sky looks amazing and the composition excellent .
Thanks for sharing.
JEPC (1305) 2006-11-13 19:04
Nice landscape composition!Great cloudy sky!
izmirli (3933) 2006-11-13 19:31
merhaba dear emiel
very good sky and landscape.beautiful composition and very good note.well done.
lilimih33 (9912) 2006-11-13 19:32
Hello Emiel! Nice composition and good point of view! Lovely colours on the sky and beautiful place! Well done! Lili
jmcl (14535) 2006-11-13 22:31
I like the way the three clouds go down in size as the get more distant.
I like the way the village is framed between the hills.
rene06 (370) 2006-11-14 15:09
A very beautiful view of the harbour and the houses between the mountains. The sky is magical.
bostankorkulugu (41838) 2006-11-14 15:13
That "V" looks superb...amazing sky...magical colours and light on clouds... the framing is the right one! :)
sixTL (8596) 2006-11-15 5:24
...Water, clouds, architecture connected together creates wonderful landscape.
Best regards Artur
Silvio1953 (114993) 2006-11-15 9:11
Hi Emiel, beautiful sunset, great sky with great clouds, like a painting, well done, ciao Silvio
mvdisco (17634) 2006-11-16 8:40
Une autre belle photo de ta galerie que j'aime bien avec ces beaux nuages éclairés par un coucher de soleil,nice landscape and colors clouds.Salutations Michel
cepekdong (3676) 2006-12-26 5:12
wow such a beautiful pic ! i love the natural frame on the sides made by the slope and the enlighted colours of the clouds create a great and mystique atmosphere !
carper (96) 2007-01-13 4:29
Deze is echt prachtig Emiel
heb even in Uw archief gesnuffeld en kwam uit by deze foto. prachtige sfeer, schitterend wolkendek, mooie kleuren in deze tegenlicht foto, prachtig werk.
Peter_rggu (193) 2007-01-18 22:35
Very picturesque photo!
I like the clouds, they seem to be falling into the gorge between two mountains!
evanrizo (456) 2007-02-17 12:20
Very good seen Emiel.
The mountains on right and on left side and in the middle the nice colors of the sky give a very nice effect.
I like the lightness very much too.
Have a nice weekend.
- Copyright: Emiel Hillege (Emiel_Skyfreak) (3002)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-08-27
- Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Pentax K100D, Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC Macro, Transcend 4GB 150xSD, Hoya Circular Polarizer 72mm
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/100 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Your Favorite Shots, My Sunsets [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-11-13 18:45
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