This time, no special story, I hope just a nice view. This photo is taken on Meganissi, just as the photo I shared yesterday. After driving a while with the scooter, we went a little offroad, atleast away from surfaced road. The unsurfaced road was close to the sea, more precisely the channel between Lefkada and Meganissi. (Meganissi meaning big island, is in fact, a small satellite island nearby Lefkada, as I told yesterday !). This is at the west coast of Meganissi. Suddenly we reached this beach. It was so lonely! Nobody was there and nobody came across when we we're there! Only a few sailboats, but they passed by in the distance..
Do you have the chance often to swim at a empty and lonely beach ? With nice weather, not to warm and in crystalclear water ?? Well I don't !! Not at all!
So we put on our swimming clothes and went in! As nobody comes there, and boats passby in the distance, no sand from the bottom of the sea is swept up. So it's very clear underwater, very crisp vision!
After swimming I made some photo's, this is one of the results. Except for the water I also liked the clouds in the sky. And that tree hangingover on the right, unfortunatly it's not captured fully on this picture.
* Shadow/Highlight as it was a dark picture, but with bright beach
* Rotate + Resize 800px
* Color Balance
* And some USM on the end.
Saving below 200 kb was a problem -> decreased quality, I think it's a bit visible..artifacts and a bit noisy.
That's it! I hope you enjoy it!
See map for location, if you like to know!
(In the distance on the left, Lefkada island by the way)
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triptych2003 (1534) 2006-10-02 20:06
looks like a good place for a swim! nice colours and detail. there seems to be something missing though... like there's more of the shot wanting to be seen. the view is bulging out towards the edge of the shot. maybe it is the island in the background that continues out of frame... well done though
rafelito (3648) 2006-10-02 20:26
Wonderful place, transparent blue-green water and clouded sky.Many regards, Rafael
bostankorkulugu (42416) 2006-10-02 23:19
beautiful beach, beautiful picture.
zeca (19762) 2006-10-03 2:13
It´s always nice to see a beach, Emiel! And your beach is nice and well captured! TFS!
lestans (17162) 2006-10-03 12:38
It is really a beautiful place! Perhaps .... too lonely, may I say? I like the beach, but also the view of the other island that close the little gulf.
Sea is so clear... ! TFS
Livia (just coming back from Ionian sea, and just missing it!)
pablominto (53746) 2006-10-05 1:22
A beautiful beach!
The water is very attractive, beautiful colours and great clarity...
Image is well composed with good balance between elements, nice diagonal shoreline and an attractive sky!
Burberry1 (6041) 2006-10-18 15:26
This is a beautiful, well taken shot, showing the whole beauty of the place.
Great light and vivid colors.
Thank U and greetings from Poland, A g n i e s z k a
lilimih33 (9918) 2006-10-18 19:37
Hello Emiel! Beautiful composition with a great colours and sharpness. The water is realy clear...Well done! Lili
OidipousTyranos (148) 2006-11-09 10:43
I admit that I like a lot this picture
the clean blue colour of sky and the light blue of sea transmits to me a serene sense.
a sense of clean quiet and colourful.
danos (96201) 2007-02-18 12:54
I'd be there for swimming, without world and trouble,I believe is a heaven on earth with this transparent blue-green water and clouded sky.Nice the blue sky and the sharpness of the sandy beach.Well done.
- Copyright: Emiel Hillege (Emiel_Skyfreak) (3002)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-08-30
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Pentax K100D, Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC Macro, Transcend 4GB 150xSD, Hoya Circular Polarizer 72mm
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/200 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2006-10-02 19:31
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