The site is the Achellion Palace on the Island of Corfu in the Ionian Sea. At least half-a-dozen times in the past I had visited the Greek Island. It was on my last visit in October 2013, that I had my first opportunity to visit the Achellion Palace, built in 1888 by Elisabeth of Bavaria, the Empress of Austria. The palace was designed by the Italian architect Raffaele Caritto and built on a 200,000 meter-square site, owned by Elizabeth and her husband, Emperor Josef.
During the last week of December 2013 I posted a photo of "The Dying Achilles", a statue just 10 m behind me as I shot this scene.
Early in the morning the thick fog that had enshrouded the valley was beginning to evaporate.
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siudzi (31831) 2014-04-05 0:51
This view is spectacular and truly unique due to the mist over the city. Like it too. Well seen and framed scene by using architectural element on the left and nature on the right. Beautiful intensive tones made the sight truly attractive. TFS!
Have a nice weekend!
snunney (78855) 2014-04-05 1:13
An attractive and atmospheric composition. I like the point of view and the framing offered by the vegetation, which also serves to give the image depth. The light is very appealing and the colours pleasant and natural.
ikeharel (51563) 2014-04-05 1:49
The thick fog hanging on mid-air, is a known phenomena in Meterology and on autumns, bulent, colder air moving onto a relatively warmer air in volume over land.
Nicely applied in the image, combined with the scene from the palace's balcony.
Have a nice weekend,
papagolf21 (82982) 2014-04-05 2:33
Bonjour, cher Bulent,
Cette écharpe de brume ceinturant la montagne avec cet avant-plan est de toute beauté.
Une image très bien présentée.
Très bonne journée.
Romano46 (16578) 2014-04-05 4:18
la presenza della nebbia crea un effetto particolare al paesaggio che colpisce fin dalla vbisione della miniatura.
La composizione è assai piacevole al pari dei colori che alternano tinte più vivacio ad altre più sfumate.
Molto gradevole la scelta del soggetto.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
Kamilutka (8085) 2014-04-05 6:24
original POV for this scene and well presented fog over the town. I like how it seems to be floating above it and adds some charming detail to the composition without affecting visibility. The plant placed in the foreground frames the wholeness naturally. Pretty colors and well managed light.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day
saxo042 (36728) 2014-04-05 7:14
A very beautiful view! The clouds are running very low here (or the peak here is very high). A very attractive autumnal picture with summer colours.
holmertz (36459) 2014-04-05 7:42
This view is beautiful and yuu have framed it very nicely. In spite of the beauty of the distant village and the forested hillside it is the fog that draws everyone's immediate attention. No wonder you refered to it in the title.
serp2000 (37513) 2014-04-05 19:57
Good evening, Bulent,
Where you were in Corfu? I have spent 10 days there with my son, and I like this small but very beautiful island. Excellent morning view with a fog. We lived in Benitses, to the south from Corfu town.
Thanks for memories!
Can you take a cap from my Canon?
elenimavrandoni (14197) 2014-04-05 21:45
Bulent, a nice panorama from the Palace, a great place to be in this very romantic island of the Ionian Sea that is amazingly green and beautiful!!
I hope that soon you will have your Mac and you will back on track enjoying working on your beautiful pictures!!
mesutilgim (79428) 2014-04-06 0:42
Selam sevgili Bülent,
Korfu'dan güzel bir kare. Ortadaki sis grubu genelde bizim Karadeniz sahnelerinde görülür.
İyi bir hafta sonu dileği ile selam ve secgiler
Nicou (115408) 2014-04-06 2:11
quelle vue e tiamge quel bande de nuage avec à gauche le mur du bâtiment la végétation de l'autre quel ensemble et décor sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
mirosu (12290) 2014-04-06 4:04
The view to Corfu houses is very well framed by the palm trees and the palace wall. All in very good light. The foggy atmosphere adds nice toning to the scene.
Very well done.
Wish you a nice Sunday.
boa (5536) 2014-04-06 4:32
I remember Korfu as a green and lush island unlike other islands in Southern Greece. Also a total different architecture, not many white houses with blue doors. The small village at the hillside looks very nice, especially with the fog. Good depth, sharpness and colors, tfs
Have a nice Sunday/
Fis2 (81546) 2014-04-06 9:18
i like composition and colors.
Fog add savor of photo.
Have a nice afternoon
Royaldevon (25934) 2014-04-06 10:44
I remember having problems with mist when we were in Corfu. It was quite a chilling experience as we were in a small boat, being navigated between sharp rocks, when the mist descended! As I am still here to speak about it, the navigators were obviously good at their job!!
This is a very lovely area and, with Corfu being the greenest of the Greek islands, there is lots of greenery to add colour and depth to your shot. The mist makes a curious but also, interesting detail in your shot.
My warm regards,
With regard to your question, the tall stems at the l/h corner of my photograph are tall grasses rather than flowers.
pajaran (47888) 2014-04-06 11:59
Interesantan tekst, lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak, lepe boje.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepo uhvacen trenutak.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
An interesting text, a nice view and a moment ...
Good time recording, contrast and perspective, nice place and shown the moment, pretty colors.
Good work and composition, well captured moment.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best.
Gigidusud (13215) 2014-04-06 14:29
Hello dear Bulent,
Nice view on the city with the cloud of mist above. I like the framing with the trees branches on FG. Well done!
Best wishes for you and family.
mcmtanyel (10121) 2014-04-06 19:21
Selamlar Bülent Bey,
I did not imagine that fog and Corfu could be used in the same sentence, but it is possible, I guess. These low-lying clouds always fascinate me. You have framed the scene well on all three sides.
jhm (134540) 2014-04-07 4:01
These picture is a lot better than your previous image.
You choose a very well angle, with to both sides an excellent frame.
Fog and low clouds care for Always for a pleasant atmosphere.
Perspective and depth together with your composition makes the picture pleasant.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
COSTANTINO (50756) 2014-04-07 13:53
worthseeing view to this green landscape
wellseen and wellframed scenery
original pov for this capture
your notes are very useful
Didi (54727) 2014-04-09 8:53
Hi dear friend
Wonderful view with a very good composition with ther clouds in the middle
Interesting difference of contrast with the far background
Mics (615) 2014-04-20 22:03
Hello Prof. Bulent,
Very nice of you to see the beauty of the fog in this composition. Perhaps, if I was in your situation, I may have felt otherwise, that is, the fog blocking my view. Very apt title and a beauty in its own right. Nice capture :-)
Have a nice day!
Corry (4506) 2014-04-22 19:49
Belle prise de vue de cette montagne ceinturée par cette bande de nuage. Le feuillage cadre bien l'image. Belle composition.
nikkitta (12834) 2014-04-30 15:59
I knew about this palace, never see it, hope you will post some pic of it, meanwhile this is a good capture, well composed while the fog is going, evaporating?leaving a free view of the village
Also notice the frame, palms and architecture, creative and well done
jemaflor (80058) 2014-05-03 23:26
Beautiful pov on the landscape with town on the slope of the hill, well composed with Fg and palmtree, ineresting and original effect with the fog and also the sun.
claudeD (30175) 2014-05-23 3:36
wonderful picture from Corfu with an excellent composition and showing this amazing foggy cloud over the town. I like the shot very much.TFS.
WIth regards from Luxembourg
Hansaphotos (6415) 2014-05-23 10:40
A very well framed scene. The fog creates a nice atmosphere and the village in the hillside looks inviting. I guess there`s a great view from there. Very nice work! Thanks.
Have a nice WE.
eldancer1 (24783) 2014-05-24 7:19
I like the effect of the low hanging clouds on the mood. Good use of the palm tree to frame this scene. Good lighting and nice details. Well done, tfs.
Angshu (54521) 2014-06-03 21:41
Dear Professor 'A'
I like the framing you have done with the balcony and the palm on the right, seemingly cradling the twon far off. The low clouds hanging over the town adds to the picture.
Hope you and your family are doing good Professor...Its been a long time since we had been in mutual touch.
With Warmest Regards
ChrisJ (94510) 2014-07-01 14:50
A superb view of the idyllic island of Corfu with the layer of fog adding mood, mystery and atmosphere. The golf ball structure atop the mountain. Good high pov with excellent sharpness. Nice contrast between the 2 framing elements left and right of stone and palm fronds. Tfs!