A quick share, just to add something today.
I just hope you like it..
Ionian Blue is also the name of a hotel on Lefkada, which is the island where I stayed on my holiday. Just visited Ithaca/Ithaki one day, went there per ferryline.
[Photo Scene info]
See yesterday's shot. Taken from 250 meter high plateau, an abandoned place, some buildings left, but very lonely.
Map info available.
You can see a few sailboats down there..
Maybe there's not so much depth in it, but whatever, let's share it :) I like to show Greece.
[Photo Technical Info]
53mm, F6.3, 1/250th, ISO-200, Pattern Metering, EV +0,3.
[PP involved] @ jpeg.
Levels, Shadow/Highlight. Sharpening (USM) and selective sharpening (Smart Sharpen). Minor saturation adjustments (+cyan, blue & yellow)
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scalerman (26900) 2006-12-17 22:08
Dr. Skyfreak: I think you've done well with the Mediterrannean blues, albeit a bit oversaturated. A really nice canvas. cheers, c
siolaw (38292) 2006-12-17 22:29
Nice compo and POV with some vegetation in FG to give depth, good sharpness and strong clors
i was there in 1968!
aimiliospet (2353) 2006-12-18 0:36
Emiel Geia Sou
Your Photo is extraordinay!
Thanks for sharing!!
Greetings from Athens.
sam224 (6215) 2006-12-18 1:35
The blue of the sea is one of the main characteristics of the Greek coast and here you show it well with a perfect high point of view offering us this islet in front of the coast. The inclusion of the ship is perfect in order to create a nice composition,
Well done. Thanks for sharing
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2006-12-18 1:36
The POV is excellent!!!! The contrasts are algo good with the water.
kristofk (791) 2006-12-18 2:56
a wonderful view with great colours - the blue of the sea and green vegetation, bordered by the white rim of limestone coast look great.
Best regards Kristof
vincz (19113) 2006-12-18 3:42
Interesting POV on this small island surrounded by such a blue sea! Good job!
bostankorkulugu (42430) 2006-12-18 17:06
great pov emiel...and that's what i call BLUE! cheers...
Xalkida (11744) 2006-12-18 17:27
Great shot. The Ionian Blue is pure magic and very well captured from you. Excellent view, great POV and fine colors. Well done.
dcawker (5717) 2006-12-19 11:32
Beautiful perspective and colors here! Regards, doug
Davidwh (3662) 2006-12-19 14:25
A lovely capture of the beautiful blue sea that surrounds the island of greece.I'm always amazed at how clean it is.The deep blue is very eyecatching.Good composition and cut.TFS and take care.
mphotographies (1976) 2006-12-19 20:02
Ionian blue should be added as a colour palette here in photography. The tone is uniquely different from the oher blues I've seen. The colour is deep, not too dark and yet very lively. The shade somehow is very distinctively greek.
Another fantastic POV showcasing the picturesque greek isles. Great PP work, levels are well tweaked, very natural!
mlu821 (1073) 2006-12-20 14:48
Ithaca is an amazing island. One of the most beautiful I have been to. You have captured this beauty so well. Thank you for sharing!
sothy81 (9630) 2006-12-21 13:07
Hi Emiel, this is a very beautiful photo. I love the colors and the perspective in this photo. A very beautiful island. Sothy
rene06 (370) 2006-12-22 13:57
The colours are very beautiful and vivid as the POV.
sebcz (2345) 2006-12-23 13:48
Hi Emiel, my flying friend! :)
Yes, it's another from your 'bird's view' series, fine as usual. The blue is just breathtaking. You said 'let's add something quickly' ? Well, it seems to me like a very good photo to be proud of, rather than a quick addition :)
pady (4800) 2006-12-30 11:43
What a nice island to stay. Incredible colours for an incredible POV.
I wish you a happy new year.
elmec (12210) 2007-01-03 13:34
Such a lovely View!
Kefalinia is my favourite place on Jonian Sea!
Perfect composition and colours!
shirgold (2485) 2007-02-04 14:35
Nice to see these amazing Greek colors, especially when it is so gray and cold outside.
The sea looks magnificent and inviting.
TFS - Shir
evanrizo (456) 2007-02-15 6:25
It would be wonderful if I had a house on this small Island.
Nice colors, light and frame.
Hellas (6945) 2007-02-20 5:38
Great shot !!!!!
This is my country and yours as you like.
Our home, our planet.
Through this site we are a family indeed.
pablominto (53746) 2007-02-23 11:59
Attractive shapes and colours are captured..!
Good point of view with effective foreground interest to create depth in the composition...
The blue sea is amazing!
pierrefonds (66931) 2007-03-17 22:01
A good POV of the island and of the Ionian blue sea, the photo has agood composition, DOF and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.
brevbrev14 (140) 2007-06-20 3:36
Hi Emiel, the high POV here is very very good and the colours stunning..
We can see well the little islands..
the boat gives the shot scale!
NellyD (1874) 2007-06-27 8:43
Wow, deze kleur blauw is echt prachtig. Je hebt hier een heel mooi uitzicht op de foto gezet. Mooi gedaan!
steliosk (4802) 2007-10-11 17:09
well i just can't resist to a blue scene!!!
not such as this one
- Copyright: Emiel Hillege (Emiel_Skyfreak) (3002)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-08-27
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Pentax K100D, Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC Macro, Transcend 4GB 150xSD, Hoya Circular Polarizer 72mm
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Your Favorite Shots [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-12-17 20:53
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