The town of Ormylia (Ορμύλια) is located at a 90 km distance from Thessaloniki south of Polygyros. Ormylia is the capital of the region of Ormylia and is home to about 3,500 permanent residents. The area surrounding the town is one of the most fertile areas in Halkidiki. Ormylia was built at the location of the ancient city of Sermyli. Today Ormylia is a very picturesque town. With its narrow streets and traditional architecture it has all the characteristics of the old settlements in Halkidiki.
The windmill is one of the most prominent landmarks in the area. It is found just outside the town on a small hill overlooking the town and the surrounding area. It was built in the 19th century and used to belong to the monastery Doheariou.
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dArpAn (499) 2008-08-13 9:12
Beautifully composed shot of the windmill, with gr8 colors. I specially loved the different colored stones in the windmill wall. Good work..
Tayon (1985) 2008-08-13 9:25
it´s a different view of Greece, out of the board line of the sea..
I like the composition you got with the sky and the and the mill. Good sharpness of the image, good colors and use of the wide posicion of the lens..
ccameraguy (383) 2008-08-13 9:31
Great Composition with the windmill set to the side of the image. I enjoy the actual spokes of the wheel against the sky and cloud pattern.
Very enjoyable to view.
angela926 (1884) 2008-08-13 9:35
Great capture of this old windmill, beautiful colors and
nice contrast against the blue sky, good textues and
details, excellent composition and pov, well done.
Dragut (14) 2008-08-13 10:16
Well done. Good view very contrasted and colored
snaphappy (260) 2008-08-13 11:12
beautiful wide angle shot looks great against the blue sky.tfs
RPoole5552 (1812) 2008-08-13 21:11
Nice TE post. Your photo definitely says Greece. All you need is the water to make it complete. Thanks for sharing.
azaf1 (15929) 2008-08-14 4:52
Poli kali prooptiki me iperoxa xromata. H matia sou, Natasha, exei ginei poli kali
athanvas (2369) 2008-08-14 8:15
Geia sou Natasha!
Katapliktiki gwnia lipsis me yperoxa xrwmata kai kalh oxitita.
kpav (5031) 2008-08-14 16:57
Γεια σου Νατάσα, πανέμορφη εικόνα με έναν ουρανό ονειρικό και POV εξαιρετικό. Τα χρώματα η καθαρότητα και η οξύτητα καταπληκτικά. Πολλά συγχαρητήρια, χαιρετώ
jasmin52 (106) 2008-09-27 15:26
ein wunderschönes, gelungenes Foto. Großartige Farben und Konturen. Die Steine der Windmühle sind gestochen scharf. Sehr gute Arbeit. Gratuliere.
leo61 (0) 2008-10-13 11:34
A great shot of this old windmill,very well composed with the low horizon.It`s a very good exposure with fantastic colors and great contrast.
zmey (7335) 2008-10-14 7:23
fine, punchy colors in this charmer. who doesn't love a windmill? :)) the way you have composed the frame, the windmill appears to be sucking the clouds in. i like that.
mirarer (4751) 2008-10-15 3:54
Nice windmill. Great light and beautiful blue sky.
Hellas (6757) 2008-12-09 6:01
Perfeclty composed picture!
Saturated colours and fine details, indeed! The wide angle created an impressive result and made the clouds swim into the sea of the sky!
Thanks for letting us admire your image.
- Copyright: Natasha Riha (calexica) (1247)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-07-24
- Categories: Nature, Architecture, Ruins
- Camera: Sony DSLR-A100, Sony DT 18-70 mm F3.5-5.6
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Windmills (In memory of), My Favorite Shots of Greece [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-08-13 8:57