The best and most interesting transfer from a Monastery to another in Mt. Athos is by feet following paths. I took the shot from the path "Monastery of Pantokratora to Stavronikita Monastery", time: 1h, 30 min.
Stavronikita monastery (Greek: Μονή Σταυρονικήτα) is an Eastern Orthodox monastery at the monastic state of Mount Athos in Greece, dedicated to Saint Nicholas. It is built on top of a rock near the sea near the middle of the eastern shore of the Athonite peninsula, located between the monasteries of Iviron and Pantokratoros. The site where the monastery is built was first used by Athonite monks as early as the 10th century. Stavronikita was the last to be officially consecrated as an Athonite monastery in 1536 and ranks fifteenth in the hierarchy of the Athonite monasteries and currently has 30 to 40 monks.
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lousat (57610) 2011-10-04 8:21
Hi Vasilis,it seems to be in Liguria,what a beautiful view very rich of green and nature!Fantastic light balance,impressive sharpness and natural colors.Great work!Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
fabianoleite (9014) 2011-10-04 8:48
Excellent view, the sense of distance and depth is created by the leaves in the foreground compared to the far away mountains and the castle in between. Very good work, congratulations!
cornejo (18020) 2011-10-04 9:05
Γεια σου Βασίλη, υπέροχη θέα της μονής σε ιδανική τοποθεσία, που περιβάλλεται από πλούσια φύση και υπέροχη θέα στη θάλασσα, μια πολύ καλή φωτογραφία πολύ καλά και αποτελείται άριστα γίνει, με μεγάλη σαφήνεια και την ποιότητα, ένα καλό φίλο και υπέροχο έργο συγχαρητήριά μου. Καλησπέρα και ευτυχισμένη εβδομάδα.
Με τις καλύτερες ευχές.
mauro61 (52527) 2011-10-04 9:35
bella questa panoramica perfettamente incorniciata dal fogliame degli alberi.
Buona la profondità che va dal verde fino alla costa.
Buona gestione della luce contraria
dta (51378) 2011-10-04 9:59
hello Vasilis ,
I should enjoy to walk on this path ! The views are splendid , as this one , and the monastery are great points of interest .
This coastal lanscape is very lush and green . I suppose that the climate is very different than in the greek islands .
faletiz (10759) 2011-10-04 10:55
wonderful landscape very well framed by the foliage of trees. Excellent lighting management.
abmdsudi (26215) 2011-10-04 11:09
My next door neighbour today.
An excellent seascape composition with great clean blue sky. The particular angled light on the left frame of the environment makes this image really attractive! Exposure is well managed with good high vantage point taking the eyes through the scene with very good natural framing. The contrast between the clean blue water and the white waves really stands out and lifts this picture. Great depth with the monastery clearly seen on the cliff in the distant but love the glimpse of shine on the water surface, and the small hanging cloud is a plus point. Lovely works, Congrats. TFS
sabermonajati (7587) 2011-10-04 11:37
fascinating view from between trees you shot from sea.
Budapestman (82620) 2011-10-04 16:05
a picturesque view with spectacular composition and romantic details, the POV is superb, great atmosphere, Tfs! Have a nice day! Kellemes napot kívánok!
npecanhuk (53889) 2011-10-04 18:29
Very beautiful and attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, chosen pov, colors, horizontal format and composition really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
emka (58110) 2011-10-04 23:45
When there is an option of not too long walking I always take it. it would be wonderful to go there, seeing the sea and mo nasteries on the way. Beautiful composition, fantastic view.
dkmurphys (36759) 2011-10-05 1:27
Very fine panorama and a well focused detail. Good wortk, have a nice day.
peppe59 (14547) 2011-10-05 3:27
with a fantastic natural setting, perfect POV, excellent color and quality, the contrasts are OK!
timecapturer (30300) 2011-10-05 3:30
an idyllic and beautiful shot and composition. Love the leafy framing which harmonises with the blues so perfectly.
A stunning view!
Regards - Brian.
dip (21875) 2011-10-05 3:34
Γειά σου Βασίλη,
υπέροχη φωτό με την Μονή να δεσπόζει στο μέσον πλαισιομένη απο τα καταπράσινα βουνά και τη θάλασσα,
πολύ καλό βάθος πεδίου,όμορφα φυσικά χρώματα και πολύ ωραίο καδράρισμα !
Sonata11 (28289) 2011-10-05 4:27
this view is imperessive and spectacular. Lovely place to be there. Wonderful composition and framing. Colors, sharpness, clarity are great. I like your POV and DOF as well. Marvelous job. Awesome !!!. Congratulation.
All the best,
siamesa (27449) 2011-10-05 4:46
Bom dia Vasilis
Magnificent landscape. This monastery is located in a marvelous place. I can imagine how marvelous is to wake up looking a this beauty.
Nicou (97637) 2011-10-05 4:48
Le cadrage végétatif donne un charme fou à l'image, fantastique compo quelle vue sur la mer et sur ces édiffice sur la roche, superbe.
Bravo et amitié
Sergiom (39184) 2011-10-05 6:15
Un point de vue magnifique sur un très beau paysage. La lumière est difficile, mais bien maitrisée et le sujet au loin capte l'attention.
sacimar (25957) 2011-10-05 7:02
beautiful image of this monastery, I like the tones and colors of the picture, it's well composed with the trees as framing, I like it,
pablominto (53744) 2011-10-05 7:10
They were clever back then, when they sought out the most remote and inaccessible location for the monastery...!
Amazing framing of the view, with clever use of the vegetation...
Many fine details in this lovely coastal scene..!
rodgerg (55767) 2011-10-05 8:46
Very different of your precedent post but very nice too with this beautiful seascape. The vegetal framing in the FG and the large prospect open give a great depht to the image. Composition well balanced too with the monastery well loacted in the composition.
Have a nice evening,
RhodieIke (9207) 2011-10-05 12:13
Wow, super shot of this fantastic scene of this Monastery Vasilis, great colours, light and management, Well done, Tfs, Cheers Iain.
TopGeo (37994) 2011-10-06 23:55
Γειά σου Βασίλη!
Μια ωραία ματιά παρουσιάζεις σε ακόμη μία εικόνα από το οδοιπορικό σου στο Αγιο όρος! μέσα από ενα φυσικό κάλος, και την θέση που πλαισιώνουν την Μονή! με τα δένδρα τη θάλασσα και τα βουνά σε ένα πρωινό μυστηριακό φώς, όπως αρμόζει! Καλή σημείωση!
Χαιρετώ σε Γεώργιος
s_lush (15580) 2011-10-09 2:00
The wonderful view of this monastery and its surroundings seems to be even better due to the very aesthetic natural frame made of green branches and leaves. Excellent composition, beautiful colors and perfect quality of the capture!
- Copyright: Vasilis Protopapas (vasilpro) (40192)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-08-29
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D90, Nikon AF-S VR 18-105mm f/3.5 - 5.6G ED, HOYA 67mm HD Circular Polarize
- Exposure: f/11, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Mount Athos - Agion Oros [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-10-04 8:14