The seaside village of Sykia (Greek: Συκιά) is located at a 160 km distance from Thessaloniki. The village is home to about 3,000 people.
Sykia is one of the oldest villages in Halkidiki. There are various legends concerning the village's name ... the first one relates to the shadow (Greek: skia) of mount Athos, another one states that the name stems from the name of the ancient town Siggos and eventually morphed into Sykia, the third legend revolves around the old fig tree (Greek: sykia) which the town is built around.
The towns architecture was strongly influenced by the architecture of Mount Athos. The relations between Mount Athos and the village of Sykia go back many centuries to a time when there were large monastic properties in the area surrounding Sykia.
I used the HDR technique for this shot. I used a RAW file to create five JPEG files with different exposures (-2.00 EV to +2.00 EV) and then merged them with Photomatix. Colors and levels were adjusted with Photoshop.
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v_vicky (1035) 2008-10-02 11:31
Wonderful autumnal landscape.
Clementi (52514) 2008-10-02 13:50
a very nice hdr seascape,with some wonderful autumnal colours, perfect the management of PP.
estan (1279) 2008-10-02 14:28
Great shot. I like the bright colors and the contrast is really good too. Well done post !
JorgeCK (2620) 2008-10-05 13:43
Wonderful panoramica shot, The HDR work is excellent. I just start to play around with the HDR sofware. How do you managen to align the 3 shots... the waves are in different positions on each exposure... right?
Really like the photo. well done
azaf1 (15929) 2008-10-09 6:29
Geia sou Natasha
Apo tis poli omorfes foto, me poli kali diavgeia kai zontana xromata. Mou aresoun oi kampiles pou dimiourgei h akti kai ta omorfa xromata pou einai apla poli omorfa
Na pernas kala
steliosk (4802) 2008-10-13 14:00
Geia sou Natasa,
arketa endiaferousa HDR anarwtiemai arage h normal EV/0 poso diaforetikh 8a edeixne se sygrish me auth.
diabasa thn apanthsh sou ston CoregeCK, de kserw pws akribws metatrepeis apo to arxiko RAW sou se 5 different exposed shots, kai an dior8wneis to lens correction (ta legomena frings) apokliseis tou fakou sou, ka8ws sto panw meros sto bouno blepw ena elafro prassino perigramma, to opoio synh8ws ofeiletai ekei kai sthn enallagh tou fwtismou. Sto lightroom h sto ACR sto CS3 yparxoun lens correction gia chromatic aberration opou to dior8wnoun auto.
Poly endiaferousa eikona, m aresei, epishs mou aresei o tropos tou plaisiou, symfwnw apolyta ka8ws prin apo ligo kairo yo8ethsa kai egw to idio styl.
jasmin52 (106) 2008-10-15 14:14
mit diesem Foto ist es Dir sehr gut gelungen, den Herbst einzufangen. Eine traumhaft schöne Perspektive. Großartig.
- Copyright: Natasha Riha (calexica) (1247)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-09-15
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Sony DSLR-A100, Sony DT 18-70 mm F3.5-5.6
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): My Favorite Shots of Greece [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-10-02 9:39