rowing on the lake
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Lake Volvi (Greek: Λίμνη Βόλβη, modern: Limni Vólvi) is located in the root of the Chalkidiki peninsula, in the Thessaloniki regional unit, Greece. Lake Volvi is the second largest lake in Greece. It is about 12 miles (19 km) in length, and 6 or 8 miles (9.7 or 13 km) wide. The area is 68 km² and the depth is 20 m. It is located east of Lake Koronia (Lake Lagkada).
The new Via Egnatia highway runs along the northern shore of the lake and the old road runs to the south. West is the narrows of Rentina, also known as the "Macedonian Tempe" since it resembles the valley of Tempe. The municipalities with shores on the lake are Rentina, Madytos, Apollonia, Egnatia, and Sochos.
About a million years ago, Lake Volvi along with Lake Koronia and the entire Mygdonia was a huge lake.
In the antic description by Thucydides Bolbe was the name of a lake in Mygdonia, located at no great distance from the Aegean Sea. The lake emptied itself into the Strymon Gulf by means of a stream flowing through the pass once known as Aulon or Arethusa. The name of the stream is not mentioned by in the description, but it is evidently the same as the Erechios (Romanized as Rechius) in Procopius (de Aedificiis, Among the smaller streams flowing into the lake we find mention of the Ammites and the Olynthiakos. The perch (labrach) of the lake were particularly admired by the gastronomic poet Archestratus.
There was also a town named Bolbos (Romanized as Bolbus) located near the lake. Today, there are two towns (villages) incorporating Vólvi in their name, situated along the lake. It is not known exactly if any of these modern towns correspond to the site of ancient Bolbos
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GREGG (8243) 2013-01-11 9:46
very good composition, boats, man and pelicans
beautiful landscape of Macedonia
Fine shot, congrats
tedesse (22031) 2013-01-11 11:29
A beautiful postcard from Macedonia.
A very good composition, boats, man and pelicans
Good shot, congratulations
I cordially greet
lousat (57496) 2013-01-11 12:08
Ciao Costantino,atmosfera di pace e silenzio davvero magnifica,un rilassante pomeriggio d'inverno sul lago ed una gradevlissima composizione,coi due pellicani sullo sfondo e ottimi dettagli.Buon weekend e complimenti,Luciano
holmertz (26806) 2013-01-11 12:23
This is a very nice combination of two boats and two swans. The many nuances of blue and grey also make the view very attractive and the red details of the nearest boat brighten the foreground.
carlo62 (12400) 2013-01-11 15:07
due barche, due pellicani ed un uomo, il tutto in un bel taglio verticale a dare profondità e molto blu.
npecanhuk (53825) 2013-01-11 15:40
That's a beautiful, lovely and pleasant-looking picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, vertical format, black & white borders, chosen pov and composition really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
Graal (88746) 2013-01-11 23:42
nice scenery at the lake. I like the boats and birds in BG. An interesting note.
Have a nice WE.
Sergiom (39056) 2013-01-12 6:27
Le cadrage vertical est bien choisi pour cette composition. Il apporte de la profondeur à l'ensemble. J'aime la position du pêcheur dans l'image.
mesutilgim (67830) 2013-01-12 10:54
Hello dear Costantino,
Very nice lakeview, good pov and good layout. Nice calm wintery atmosphere; thw two pelicans at right back are well placed.
TFS and have a nice weekend
Best regards from rainy İstanbul
Fis2 (72990) 2013-01-12 12:57
Interesting composition, interesting scene.
I like vertical frame and colors.
Sonata11 (28187) 2013-01-12 13:30
very beautiful composition of nature wonderfully executed. Beautiful colors, sharpness, clarity, fantastic POV and DOF as well. Great job. Thanks for sharing.
Warm regards and have a great WE,
abmdsudi (26183) 2013-01-13 5:29
Interesting shot of the lake as the rower is perfectly in place with nice scenic background. A simple but effective shot with effective elements with the eyes is held focus on the main subject firmly there. The swans further add without any color distraction. Nicely done, Congrats
ourania (12227) 2013-01-13 10:49
μου αρεσει πολυ η συνθεση της φωτογραφιας και το βαθος της. Μια ηρεμη και ευχαριστη σκηνη απο τη ζωη στη λιμνη με υπεροχα φυσικα χρωματα και γλυκο απογευματινο φως. Η παρουσια του ανθρωπου που κινει τη μια απο τις βαρκες με τα κουπια καθως και οι δυο πελεκανοι στο βαθος δινουν ζωντανια στην εικονα. Η ατμοσφαιρα φαινεται εξαιρετικα ηρεμη. Συγχαρητηρια και ευχαριστω!
Να εισαι καλα, καλη εβδομαδα,
Silvio1953 (97921) 2013-01-14 1:38
Ciao Costantino, bella vista del lago con le due barche ben posizionate in primo piano, ottima nitidezza, splenddia luce e magnific colori, bravo, ciao Silvio
TRB (12303) 2013-01-17 13:45
As the table ..
framing, colors, simplicity and relaxing with a great view.
dip (21873) 2013-01-22 10:53
Ωραία φωτογραφική σύνθεση Κωνσταντίνε,
μία όμορφη σκηνή καθημερινότητας από την λίμνη που βγάζει ηρεμία,
Robert1969 (6152) 2013-02-10 8:35
A picture with nice layers, even in the sky, creates
a nice depth. The vertical position and the "diagonal"
line of the boats and Pelicans emphasize that extra.
Compositionis very good: the open spaces makes the
picture nice calmness and the light management is
also very good.
- Copyright: Costantino Topas (COSTANTINO) (42742)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-01-06
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Transportation
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-11 9:27