Agios Efstratios (Άι-Στράτης)(Saint Efstratios),is the third and the smallest island of Lesvos Municipality but belongs to Lemnos island. The island is only 21 miles away from Lemnos.
Main occupation of local people s fishing and less cattle-breeding and farming. The island took his name from Agios Efstratios who during iconoclasm disembarked on the island, interrupting his journey to the place of expulsion. His grave is there also.
The settlement (the only village) and the port of Agios Efstratios are at the northwestern side of the island. The village is new since in 1968 an earthquake destroyed the houses and the inhabitants had to rebuilt the village.
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InasiaJones (31566) 2011-05-08 23:34
Sunny presentation of this Greek island, using the narrow road as a strong leading line. Good contrasts and minimal colours.
Your composition works perfectly because of the way you have anchored the road in the corners of your image and for the use of the three to close the frame.
abmdsudi (57606) 2011-05-08 23:35
Lovely pov and well framed image and the shadow does give that extra dimension of loneliness to the shot. I Like the way the path and the yellow bike guide the eyes through to surrounding buildings. Great shot, lovely exposure, nice and sharp in wonderful rich colours. The deep blue sky background makes this white environment extremely stand out. Awesome cature, TFS, Congrats
Wanda1 (15142) 2011-05-09 0:37
A picturesque village photographed nicely with this cute little street and nice houses with their blue shutters. The bicycle adds another good detail before the perspective of the road takes us on a journey into the image.
CLODO (35710) 2011-05-09 1:36
A good perspective, due to the use of a wide angle, with the path and the bike leading the look at the houses. The blue shutters, the red flowers are eye catching.
i just regret that the bike is not as old as the house!
dkmurphys (64467) 2011-05-09 1:45
Beautiful calm scene. Picturesque place. fine colors.
Have a good week.
Nicou (150892) 2011-05-09 1:57
Fantastique image, quelle perspective, avec ce vélo aux jantes jaunes ce volet bleu le gris de la maison et ce ciel plus qui pur et limpide, grandisoe.
bravo et amitié
carlosmarin (11954) 2011-05-09 2:19
Beautiful sight of the houses in low-angle shot with the bicycle in the foreground.
Good composition with the road that leads to the village, and a good job of light and shadows.
nilotpal_patra (1688) 2011-05-09 2:55
Namaskar Vasilis Protopapas,
It is realy, realy a Wonderful Picture. Nice Frame. Nice colour, contrast and sharpness. Nice POV. TFS.
dta (82278) 2011-05-09 2:58
Hello Vasilis .
This white and blue house is superb , but you show it us from an excellent perspective . The bike in the FG is an attractive element of the composition .
Well done .
Budapestman (82620) 2011-05-09 3:38
a beautiful peaceful atmosphere with very nice composition, the colours and lights are splendid, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
npecanhuk (78455) 2011-05-09 4:55
That's such a lovely location!
That's a really beautiful picture!
Sharpness, exposure, chosen pov, colors, horizontal format, contrasts and, above all, composition are all excellent features here!
TFS - congrats,
holmertz (59006) 2011-05-09 5:22
The bicycle with the yellow wheels is just what this picture needed to become a composition, not just a pleasant view of a road. You have also captured very well the heat of this sunny day. I can feel it through my computer and imagine walking up this hill on my way to the beach, or maybe coming back.
siudzi (34141) 2011-05-09 5:26
A nice shot of this lovely street. This is very good summer composition with beautiful color, perfect light management and sharpness. Well done, TFS.
Sergiom (88141) 2011-05-09 6:40
Le regard suit naturellement cette belle petite rue vers le centre du village. La bicyclette ajoute beaucoup ŕ l'image et les fleurs en rajoutent.
alin-m (3716) 2011-05-09 7:02
The atmosphere in yours picture is so "Greek" and I like it a lot.
Nice image with wonderful colors combination.
bema (26425) 2011-05-09 7:24
looks as beautiful as a lonly greek island road can look inmidst summer, let me feel like having vacations, when looking at this splendid composed capture..
thanks for sharing, see you around, filika Bernd
peppe59 (14555) 2011-05-09 7:59
very nice landscape image with this typical Greek / Mediterranean, excellent color management, high quality.
timecapturer (49288) 2011-05-09 8:50
this whole shot has such a lazy feel to it. A great POV and composition that exudes a Greek summer's day. Perfectly clear and detailed with the faniliar Greek colours. Wonderful!!
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-05-09 9:21
Very picturesque shot. The yellow bicycle attracted my attention. You spotted it nicely and included in your shot. The diagonal shot is very impressive. I like the blue windows with blue balcony. Added to the beauty are red flowers.
saxo042 (37966) 2011-05-09 9:26
I like all the colours here; a green bike with yellow wheels, some red flowers, a green tree and blue window shutters. This looks like a touristic paradise!
SnapRJW (31629) 2011-05-09 10:09
Hello Vasilis - The colours of Greece with a splash of yellow! Strong composition all the better for the inclusion of the bicycle. Super. Best regards Rosemry
sacimar (28637) 2011-05-09 10:36
I like this street, the typical colors of this part of Greece is represented here, good perspective too,
sabermonajati (11387) 2011-05-09 12:02
pleasant and peacful place you shot.
nikkitta (17068) 2011-05-09 13:52
Wonderful Greek landscape, but what really means here is the way you compose the capture, managing to give a great perspective with the curving road
Like a lot the detail of the bike
Congrats and TFS
adores (46361) 2011-05-09 17:05
A different one this time, but also a very good one! I like these Mediterranean colours a lot and then, the colourful flowers and especially the bike are very good details.Very good sharpness and dof!
emka (106570) 2011-05-09 23:32
Typical Greel street (I think so, I haven't been there),white walls with blue window shutters, full sun, lazy summer atmosphere. Superb image.
siamesa (28127) 2011-05-09 23:58
Very beautiful view of this house and its blue windows.
The bicycle is s nice element in the composition.
cornejo (46680) 2011-05-10 4:52
Vasilis cordials greetings. A very good composition, and photo beautiful with the sharpness, light and colors very well. A good shot and nice work, congratulation. Have a nice afternoon and happy week, thanks for sharing.
TopGeo (38216) 2011-05-10 15:07
Γειά σου Βασίλη!
Τα λευκά σπιτάκια και το νησιώτικο χρώμα εδώ δίνουν στην σύνθεση την χάρη και την γοητεία! Μια προοπτική! το ποδήλατο στο δρόμο το παρτέρι με τα άνθη και ο μπλέ ουρανός, που με το άψογο πλαίσιο έχεις συλλάβει χαρίζουν στον θεατή κάτι από την αρχοντιά του Αιγαίου!
AiresSantos (56155) 2011-05-10 23:07
Fine perspective of these houses in Agios Efstratios
Beautiful colors and contrast
Have a nice day
sacavem (18620) 2011-05-11 7:44
Photographic quality and remarkable pp. You created an interesting atmosphere here with a good contrast and saturated colors qb.
ines8 (6120) 2011-05-11 13:01
Superb composition, i love it.
Angshu (56760) 2011-05-12 7:15
Good perspective created by the street. Exposure has been well controlled especially with all the white. The blue windows contrast well with the white walls. The small bicycle is a fine focal point!
macjake (72427) 2011-05-13 22:55
if you didn't inform us that this was taken in Greece, i would have thought for sure this was in Tunis Tunisia.
both nations are commonly shown in white and blue.
its amazing how such a small element like the bike can make a strong statement....the yellow rims come alive against all the white.
great cultural scene.
Kielia (24077) 2011-05-14 11:52
this impression is fantastic. The colors are very beautiful and the management of the light is excellent. But what I like most is the bold perspective. A great capture!
- Copyright: Vasilis Protopapas (vasilpro) (41661)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-08-08
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D90, Nikon AF-S VR 18-105mm f/3.5 - 5.6G ED, Hoya 62mm Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/9.5, 1/350 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Lemnos Island - Lesvos perfecture
- Theme(s): Lemnos Island - Lesvos prefecture [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-05-08 22:47