Makryammos, Thasos, Northern Greece
Thasos is the northernmost Greek island, and 12th largest by area. Thasos is also the name of the largest town of the island (also known as Limenas Thasou, "Harbour of Thasos"), and Makryammos (which I think translates as Golden Beach), is just a few kilometres East of the town.
I was struck by the apparently serious and intense conversation between these two, as they sat on the rocky quayside. I wonder what they were discussing...
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williewhistler (9873) 2013-09-03 1:12
I really enjoy the obvious connection between the lady and the little girl,their quizzical looks are simply delightful.
A very nicely captured moment.
goodwill (4879) 2013-09-03 1:19
I like this conversation. The mother and the child always make a beautiful combination, of love and attention, care and inclusion.
At this point in the kid's life, only poems can be discussed.
I appreciate this upload.
Nicou (105851) 2013-09-03 1:57
Quel double portrait superbe compo et iamge mervielleux elle lui explique les choses de la vie quelle belle scène.
Bravo et amitié
tyro (15717) 2013-09-03 3:28
This is a delightful photograph with intense communication between mother and child, clearly discussing some matter of great import. The simplicity of the composition and the lack of any distracting features other than the horizon and the rocks upon which the two "players" are sitting adds to the sublime impact of the image.
The colours, light, exposure, details and sharpness are all exquisite and I find it amazing that this picture must have been scanned from a 26 year old colour photograph or slide taken on silver bromide emulsion - the quality is simply stunning!
lousat (64213) 2013-09-03 3:57
Hi Will,original capture about what happens in August close to the sea,a great memory of your very old greek trip,perfect scannering work,looks made yesterday..ehehe...Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
subhendu_bagchi (21090) 2013-09-03 4:39
really a nice discussion is going on the middle. Captured the mood very well. Excellent colours and nice depth. Like the view with the sea as backdrop. Tfs.
holmertz (31322) 2013-09-03 10:25
This is an excellent photo for every reason I can think of. It's perfectly composed, it's bright and clear with superb colours and sharpness, there is a splendid connection between the two that stimulates my imagination. When I realise this is such an old photo I am totally amazed at the high quality of the original and the superb scanning. While I still thought it was brand new I imagined that any serious conversations in Greece would concern politics and economy. Now I don't know. What did you talk to a child about 26 years ago?
Noel_Byrne (13376) 2013-09-03 11:14
Great scene, it does look a serious conversation. Then again, with kids it could be the meaning of the universe, or it could be a fish fingers or chicken burger for tea kind of one, who knows. Perfect taken either way, you created a very special capture as these two pele solve the woes of the world, and in such a beautiful setting.
All the best
fabbs99 (11148) 2013-09-03 23:02
Great moments of motherly affections.very well done.TFS.
jhm (128049) 2013-09-04 3:31
This indeed a very extraordinarily picture through the face of the mother and also the child listen to his mother.
Sharpness and clarity be superb.
I like your composition, splendid presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
saxo042 (33930) 2013-09-04 9:27
It is very easy to imagine a strong line between the eyes of these persons. There is such an obviousxand clear connection. A very fine picture, also in respect of colour coordination. Excellent and beautiful!
wolf38 (29116) 2013-09-05 3:03
Hi Will. What the two have discussed? We do not know. Everything looks serious. We therefore have room for our imagination. You've captured this scene well with the camera. My compliments for this great shot.
mesutilgim (73046) 2013-09-05 11:04
What a nice capture with perfect timing ! I wonder what they are talking about ?
TFS and best regards
rigoletto (32764) 2013-09-05 11:11
alice is asking the caterpillar the way out of the rabbit's hole... why, the first thing coming to my mind... and i'm not high at all :P
tones of turquoise and tanned skin do rule.
abmdsudi (32509) 2013-09-06 22:42
Twenty six years ago! this is unbelievably high quality scanned image Will, as if it was shot yesterday. Thumb up for save archiving and share with us. The cutie is probably a young mom now and that happy grand ma perhaps!! Well timely shot, a charming tender intimate moment between mother and child and a moment to treasure. It's finely composed and juxtapositioned with good use of plain background as effective reference and color contrast. Very fine shot of a good honest photograph that has all the qualities of a pro photographer who knows his stuff, Congrats.
Hv a great wkend.
Silvio1953 (105553) 2013-09-07 7:26
Ciao Will, lovely family scene, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
ChrisJ (91290) 2013-09-08 1:04
It looks like Greek philosophy is alive and well. Socrates would be impressed! Good sharpness and the warm cold color contrast between theblue water, cyan attire, and the reddish brown skin tones of the couple is superb. Well framed and composed with plenty of breathing space right around. Tfs!
COSTANTINO (44171) 2013-09-08 4:13
nice capture of this lovely human scene with these two women talking. I very much like the sea and this beautiful colour blue in the background.
gildasjan (39558) 2013-09-08 6:32
Très bonne image de cette scène de vie avec ici des expressions parfaitement figées.Le dialogue semble intéressant.
bayno (18334) 2013-09-12 5:11
wonderful double portrait, tender moment well captured with great details and beautiful tones, the light was also very nice...i like both expression...
marina7 (7162) 2013-09-16 10:58
superb capture! We can only guess what this serious adult conversation is all about:)
The little girl's facial expression is the most striking thing for me here. Can't but note the perfect match of the lady's dress and the sea color. Great sense of space.
Funny thing too... the lady looks to me like Andy Murray before he cut his hair:))
Have a great week
lpi (4774) 2013-10-01 23:26
Hello Will !
Une jolie scène de vie !
J'aime bien ce genre de cliché!
Bien vu !
- Copyright: Will Perrett (willperrett) (4079)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 1987-08-00
- Categories: Daily Life, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon T90, Polarizing Filter
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): the art of growing up [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-03 0:54