A bit from Gytheio city the day before yesterday,going from Gytheio to Monamvasia, under a dark sky raining dust coming from Sahara desert in the beach of Selinitsa,i saw the ghost of this shipwreck DIMITRIOS, that is found there resting,for dacades.
Is said that the ship made smuggling of cigarettes from Turkey to Italy, when it fell in storm and was abandoned in this beach of Peloponnese.
Gytheio (Greek: Γύθειο,formerly Γύθειον, is a town in the prefecture of Laconia in Greece, long known as the seaport of Sparta some 40 km away. Gytheio used to be an important port for many centuries until it was destroyed by an earthquake. Today it is the largest and most important town in Mani. It is also the capital of the municipality of Gytheio.
Gytheio is located in the north-east corner of Mani. It lies on the north-western end of the Laconian Gulf. Gytheio was built on a hill called Koumaro or Larysio in one of the most fertile areas in Mani, near the mouth of the Gythius River, which is usually dry and has been given the nickname of Xerodas, meaning 'dry'. Further north-east is the delta of the Evrotas River. Gytheio is built on hilly ground overlooking the Laconian Gulf. Offshore of Gytheio are several small islands, the most important of these being Cranae, which is connected to the mainland by a causeway. Gytheio is only 40 km southeast of Sparta.
More about Gytheio you can see here,
or you can see the shipwreck in 360°
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mauro61 (52623) 2010-02-22 11:50
bella la tonalità e fantastico l'effetto del controluce.
Ambientazione di una bellezza unica
un caro saluto
emilbo (22446) 2010-02-22 12:09
Très intéressant ce vieux bateau abandonné sur la plage. Les couleurs grisâtes nous donnent l'impression d'un étrange atmosphère. Excellente composition et intéressante note.
Tous mes compliments,
belido (19934) 2010-02-22 12:22
such an attractive photo. I like a lot the special light and the atmosphere provided by your post processing. The shipwreck is a nice element to look at and it's perfectly placed in the frame. The scenery is also interesting. Very good work!
gilou530 (34) 2010-02-22 12:31
une ambiance de ce ciel et lumiére qui colle bien avec cette épave, bien vu
jurek1951 (42040) 2010-02-22 12:47
Beautiful and picturesque scenery :] Nice composition, colours and lighting, well framed.
janusz2054 (2) 2010-02-22 12:59
This is a great shot and very interesting photo.
COSTANTINO (54383) 2010-02-22 13:19
Gia sou file
katapliktiki fotografia me klassika hromata
miazi me palia gravoura
Monadiki topothessia i Monemvassia
ihes fantastiki empnefssi
kalo sou vradi
vasilpro (40933) 2010-02-22 13:32
Γεια σου Δάνο,
Εξαιρετική λήψη με υπέροχη ατμόσφαιρα και ωραία απαλά χρώματα, αν και είναι πολύ δημοφιλές το θέμα, δεν χορταίνεις να το βλέπεις, είναι πολύ εντυπωσιακό έτσι που στέκεται όρθιο σε τόσο ρηχά νερά.
Καλό βράδυ, Βασίλης.
ciakgiak (30409) 2010-02-22 13:59
col relitto della nave abbandonata, in un'atmosfera di grande fascino, hai composto un'immagine di grande effetto e suggestione.
i colori dark ben si sposano col soggetto che è splendidamente collocato nella scena.
Un carissimo abbraccio.
lousat (75506) 2010-02-22 14:07
Hi Danos,there is a magic dark light inside your pic,the best to show this situation,a very nice,original,different and perfect composition.My greats compliments,have a nice day,Luciano
avene (12675) 2010-02-22 14:15
moody photo, the dust in the air and rusting wreck certainly make for a dramatic duo, I agree that there's something ghost-like in the silhouette of the ship. I also like the shoreline that looks like flowing back and forth, as if land and sea were in a perpetual battle over the teritory, constantily advancing and retreating, while the poor ship is stuck in the middle of that. the streak of sand just next to the wreck adds to the feeling that the land is trying to get to it, such a great accent.
rikko77 (10861) 2010-02-22 15:11
I like this ghost, I like this dream of your, Danos. Very well done, timeless atmosphere.
have a good day
Charo (51210) 2010-02-22 18:36
The image is beautiful and a great atmosphere. I really like the perspective of this boat stranded on the beach. Beautiful work!
rlrad (1845) 2010-02-22 19:25
The haze and selective vignetting of this image make it very moody, perhaps mysterious and foreboding, an interesting mood for a shipwreck. The color is fine and I like the pov very much.
Have a nice night!
macjake (55504) 2010-02-22 19:39
the atmosphere created is wonderful, almost eerie and spooky.
the light seems to be on the boat in just the right places!
ChrisJ (96568) 2010-02-22 19:53
Moody & atmospheric, with the sea-mist adding a mysterious touch. A superb high pov & good tonal range & muted colours. Tfs!
gunbud (34066) 2010-02-22 20:49
The late day light and the rusted hulk of a ship make for a mystic image of the dangers of making a living on the sea.
The waters are peaceful now but the ship tells us this is not always so.
dip (23592) 2010-02-22 22:49
Γεια σου Δανο,
Η μουντη ατμοσφαιρα του Σαββατου με την σκονη,προσθετει το απαραιτητο δραματικο στοιχειο στην συνθεση,νομιζω οτι εντονα χρωματα και πολυ φως δεν θα ταιριαζαν στο συγκεκριμενο θεμα,
εξαιρετικη γωνια ληψης και καδραρισμα!
TopGeo (38202) 2010-02-22 23:23
Μία εικόνα που δίνει άλλη διάσταση στο ναυάγειο του Γυθείου! εντυπωσιάζει με την δραματική ατμόσφαιρα και το εξαιρετικό πλαίσιο! Με το B&W χάνει την αίσθηση του ναυάγειου! δείχνει συνηθισμένο πλοίο που προσάραξε στα ρηχά! Μου άρεσε και το μυστήριο που βγάζει το κύμα σε συνδυασμό με το φόντο!
bema (26329) 2010-02-22 23:30
beautiful and a kind of metabolic scenery you´ve captured here in a very splendid way; are all those wrecks (like in Zakynthos Navagio Beach) smugglers ship´s ?? Unbelieveable..
have a nice day, Jassu Bernd
siamesa (27739) 2010-02-22 23:49
Surely a mysterious picture. Perfect composition with the boat that seems a ghost boat. I really like it. Congratulations.
romanaa (7948) 2010-02-23 0:53
perfect title for this rather gloomy and truly ghostly image. Even the colours and weather conditions play the game with you, adding a mysterious atmosphere, telling the story of the ship.
from the Czech Republic
BeBeHooker (0) 2010-02-23 1:11
Amazing abandoned ship. Wonderful light and shadow. Ideal contrast. Superb work. Great effect.
Longroute (19394) 2010-02-23 1:19
A wonderful dramatic composition, full of charm and with strong contrast. The wreck is undoubtly a very photogenic subject and the dark atmosphere given by the foul weather enhances the romance. Perfect framing which shows well the position of this ship. An excellent work.
diomed (13926) 2010-02-23 1:52
wonderful capture in a very dramatic scenery: a dead ship in a nice bay, but with a light that makes everything picturesque and intriguing like a gost apparition. Very well done.
jhm (138192) 2010-02-23 3:28
Through the little dark area see we real a ghost ship.
Certainly through the atmospheren around the boat with white waves and dark background.
Thank you very much for the link to the shipwrecks, this is interesting.
Good captured and composed.
Very well done,TFS.
carper (96) 2010-02-23 3:31
very nice view Danos,
a good photo of this wreck, must be interesting to made some shot's of it with a super wide lens, good composition here, good photo job, have a good day.
siolaw (38274) 2010-02-23 4:26
There is a strong atmosphere here! With the bad grey weather and the shipwreck makes it complete!
Amaz (11475) 2010-02-23 4:28
Extraordinary shot, my dear Danos!!
Nice POV and soft colours!!
Very weel done!
All the best,
pierrefonds (56422) 2010-02-23 4:33
The point of view is taking my eyes toward the cliff in the background which is giving depth to the composition. It is also showing the details and colors of the shipwrecké The rainy weather has a special effect on the colors. Have a nice day.
Bluejeans (64247) 2010-02-23 5:11
Ola Danos ,
Que magnifica atmosfera nesta foto , o barco em ruínas ficou fantástico , muito bonita a linha de ondas , bom ponto de visão alto , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Cricri (105215) 2010-02-23 5:46
Une atmosphère particulière des couleurs du paysage avec ce très vieux bateau, il y a un côté nostalgique avec un effet de peinture qui me plaît beaucoup
raszid62 (18583) 2010-02-23 9:00
It is sad that such ships must die, thrown to the seashore. Several times I saw these wrecks in Greece, and only in Greece, why? A beautiful shade of sepia photographs.
papagolf21 (85422) 2010-02-24 0:36
Bonjour, cher ami Danos,
Une image très bien réalisée. Ce bateau fantôme est magnifiquement mis en image.
J'aime énormément l'ambiance dégagée par cette composition.
Urs (14082) 2010-02-24 2:50
Congrats Danos, that is one of the most dramatic photographs I have seen since days or better weeks. Great shot to show the rainy day and the abandoned ship. Moreover you went to Monamvasia, a place I liked the best on the Peloponnese. I still remember walking up from new Monamvasia to the old one on the plateau. Further there was an excellent Greek restaurant in the new town, Greek which had returned from Australia. Their food was excellent, that was in 1982. Perhaps you should consider posting a b&w version of your shot, it could be even more bold. Thanks for your critique of my Zahir Moasque sbot.
delpeoples (52999) 2010-02-24 2:57
Geia sou Danos, excellent play of light here. The water looks fantastic and I love the metallic hues, almost like a seppia but not. Great job, TFS, Lis
josepmarin (57711) 2010-02-24 3:08
I like the changeable luminosity on this coastal landscape and the old ship aground in the beach.
The misty and grey atmosphere produces a mysterious effect that conjugates perfectly with the image.
I love also the soft chromatic level of the photo, which looks like a B&W picture.
Beautiful work, my friend.
wolf38 (31270) 2010-02-24 9:44
Hello Danos. Photo title and fit together perfectly. The monochromatic color scheme here looks great. Overall, a fantastic photo. Compliment. Regards, Wolfgang.
jafadabret (56501) 2010-02-24 10:26
J'aime beaucoup ce bateau fantôme. Le décor est rempli de mystère. La photo est très belle et c'est dû à la composition mais surtout à la lumière.
jusninasirun (17160) 2010-02-24 17:21
Well chosen title and the image somehow looks mysterious.
I like the emptiness surrounding the abandoned ship and the mood created in this shot.
I like this one and thanks for sharing.
leonorkuhn (16235) 2010-02-25 5:36
You have created a gloomy atmosphere, very good for a shipwreck in mysterious circumstances. Magnificent composition, I like these brown-green tones, great light and very good depth.
adramad (37285) 2010-02-25 6:40
Beautiful and picturesque scene, in which the aground ship and the gray environment and on mist of the landscape an a bit ghostly environment meets. Well done.
Ricx (13495) 2010-02-25 9:14
Danos, a really great image with so much to look at.. The wreck is amazing in that it is still standing and a great big feature on the beach.. TFS Ricx
AiresSantos (56155) 2010-02-25 9:30
Amazing atmosphere in this wonderful picture
Excellent POV and sharpness
Have a nice evening
patdeph (35748) 2010-02-25 9:44
I love the soft traitement,and the mist gives a superb mysterious atmosphere,where the white gives a very nice glare!Magnificent!
Fis2 (84528) 2010-02-25 12:02
A vry interesting composition.
Curious light and colours.
Photo has climate.
Silvio1953 (120522) 2010-02-25 12:12
Ciao Danos, fascinating composition with old ship, fantastic light, wonderful atmosphere, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
paura (47166) 2010-02-25 13:44
Uma beleza de composição fotográfica aqui, amigo. Tudo está funcionando muito bem para o excelente resultado.
John_F_Kennedy (42062) 2010-02-25 23:39
Very good and nice composition with this wreck, very effective. The slight haze is a add-on. The colours are also pretty good.
have a nice day,
pajaran (51214) 2010-02-26 0:47
Dobar dan prijatelju, kod nas je poceo sa suncem.
Trenutak kao da prica pricu o tragediji ovog broda, nekad je bio lep i mocan, plovio morima, sada je zavrsio svoje putovanje na obalama mora ...
Odlican trenutak, lepe boje i fotografija, cestitam.
Prijatan dan, Paja.
Hello friend, we started with the sun.
Moment as to tell stories about the tragedy of the ship, used to be beautiful and powerful, sailed the seas, is now completed his journey on the sea ...
Excellent moment, beautiful paintings and photos, congratulations.
Nice day, Paja.
ymrk (14955) 2010-02-26 1:15
100th.point is from me! :p
fantastic-and soooo eye catching perspective Danos..Some like a from time honored.Ta leme!
tusharkmandal (3171) 2010-02-26 1:21
Great composition. Beautifully managed and the environment is very good and mysterious. The contrast of ship is very well captured.
Thanks for Sharing
Giorgio (11279) 2010-02-26 1:46
- Spectacular and amazing picture with this old wreck Danos, poetic atmosphere with this almost monochrome color, superb, well done!
Greg1949 (9011) 2010-02-26 3:12
Danos, as an avid scuba diver I prefer my wrecks in deeper water though that makes them more difficult to photograph. This is a really fine capture, the angles work and the scallops of waves on the shore are perfect, great work.
rodgerg (55767) 2010-02-26 6:41
I like the very nice harmony of the colors of this shot, I like to the mysterious athmospher of this image. Composition welle ballanced too with a good ballance betewwen the part for the sea and the part for the coast. Excellent nad creative photowork.
have a nice WE,
yedirenk (11244) 2010-02-26 19:20
Hi dear friend Danos,
this one is great painting with excellent color tones and details.a perfect scene under the dramatic atmosphere.nice idea,original presentation.well done.TFS
Have a nice weekend
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2010-02-27 1:55
Wow... ghost, I`m a bit scarred :). Great mood, light and composition.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2010-02-28 6:13
The darkness creates the impression of the end of a world, as if there remained only nature, without human. The composition very beautiful and is superbly carried out. congratulations.
Have a nice sunday
JCG (35129) 2010-02-28 9:33
First of all thank you for this Internet link where we can see still more close this wreck with the noise of the sea… Concerning your photograph I like much this view from above on the ship and this image processing which create a heavy atmosphere around this wreck. Well done Danos.
With all my friendships and a very good evening,
PS: concerning the storm which made many damage in several areas of France, on Versailles, about thirty trees have being shot down in the park of the castle of Versailles.
magalik (6103) 2010-02-28 10:26
A shot very different from your last shot. Greece has really many appearances. Here, there is a dramatic feeling given by the boat and the storm atmosphere.
In my origin area, we have also shipwrecks like this one, they represent an attraction for tourists. They really are witnesses of time according to me.
Nice composition. You succeeded to express the particular atmosphere with natural colors.
Have a good week.
plimrn (21344) 2010-02-28 13:03
What a well-framed composition with the ship angled against the beach and the small point.
I thought this was B&W until I saw the WS; still; I prefer the primary post for the greater gradations of light that gives better detail in the ghost ship. It is surprising that it is still in such good shape.
Your note is fascinating as well, these dust storms are frightening. Your note about the area is also very interesting.
Graal (96756) 2010-02-28 23:40
fine theme and well done photo. Amazing wreck on the beach. Fine POV You had. I like the BG with the dust from Sahara, unusual, like misty effect. Good photojob.
Have a nice day.
pablominto (53744) 2010-03-01 23:52
The silhouetted wreck adds a feeling of mystery to the scene - what happened and why?
You make very well use of the fine backlight, in particular the white surf is an attractive element...
A well balanced composition with the ship as an eye-catcher!
nirvana73 (0) 2010-03-02 10:00
very nice light
very nice place
thanks for sharing and explantions
edal (6804) 2010-03-02 15:15
Very romantic and artistic photo. You convey excellently the rainy mood of this spring (last year the beginning of March was very warm and sunny).
denisn72 (8300) 2010-03-03 5:13
What a great point of view! The atmosphere is very special with these somber colours. Excellent contrasts too! The shipwreck is scary! You chose the perfect title for this picture! Well done!
clio (27955) 2010-03-03 12:14
Geia sou Dano,
Beautiful atmosphere given by this ghost ship and by the strange yellow light resulting probably from the wind coming from Sahara which brings some sand.
A great realization.
jemaflor (83651) 2010-03-04 11:42
Good pov on this beach, interesting composition with this very old boat and nice result with this light and the waves.
Vasa (16760) 2010-03-05 12:09
It was the shot of the day on the Trekearth, Danos. In front of the capricious sea. Very well done, dear friend. Two points for Greece.
subhendu_bagchi (25587) 2010-03-06 10:23
really nice composition with this sepia tone. Great balance. Nice to watch at the ship and the reflected light in water. Superb depth and light management. Very well done.Tfs.
Have a nice weekend.
Angshu (55375) 2010-03-07 20:05
Indeed the weather and dust storm adds to the ghostliness of the image. Like how you framed this image with the fragile and battered DIMITRIOS the focal point...love also the soft chromatic level of the photo and the good use of backlight, particularly on the white surf...good work!
Waylim (25186) 2010-03-09 12:04
I like the pp done here to give the subdue and mysterious atmosphere to the ship wreck. It's like being transport back in time. Good composition and hazy air adds to the atmosphere very well. thanks.
Gigsn (858) 2010-03-15 5:47
A very mystic motiv! The colours fit perfectly!
greetings from Austria: GIGI
golden (2289) 2010-03-16 4:53
Η ατμόσφαιρα είναι γεμάτη μυστήριο κ δραματικότητα...Εξαίσια χρώματα!
jaywalker (16095) 2010-03-16 11:28
Hi Danos, Superb atmosphere created in this wonderful picture, the dim lighting is a great assistant to this, the overall composition is out-standing with the ghost ship is well positioned & I love the movement created by the waves lapping upon the shore, TFS, kind regards Wilson.
Jakab (3867) 2010-03-27 16:18
it is almost a painting! The wreck and the dusky tones in perfect harmony evoke a desperate feeling - very suggestive.
maloutim (9635) 2010-04-02 20:26
This is an incredible capture of the shipwreck in stormy weather, which makes the panorama look very dramatic and well-suited to a shipwreck!
It could be used in a film on that theme!
The colours are exceptional, as if you had turned them into sepia, only better, because one realises it was the weather conditions and the talent of the photographer which did it all!
Congratuations, and Happy Easter!
svefay (808) 2010-04-25 4:25
kordinator (16311) 2010-04-27 14:07
This is another of your magnificent photo ...
sometimes I wonder how you manage such a good idea to adjust the color ...
composition is great ...
Tukan-T5 (4317) 2010-05-03 23:52
beautiful and colorful you show your great country.
Today, however, chose a picture of this mysterious ship wreck.
I recalled from childhood stories about pirates and Robinson.
Beautifully presented - in the sepia tones.
ikeharel (55972) 2010-07-23 8:32
I'd seen the 360degrees view of ship and along with the note it is a very interesting document. The fogy and misty view made a unique image.
Enjoy your weekend.
s_lush (16134) 2011-01-14 3:49
This is a very artistic photo. It looks like a painting. Interesting composition, soft light, slightly dimmed and picturesque background, and ideal photographic quality!
geoant68 (331) 2011-05-01 0:21
το εκαταλελειμένο πλοίο στέκεται λες σαν φύλακςα της παραλίας με την σχεδόν σέπια απόχρωση να δίνει στην φωτογραφία τόσο δυναμισμό.Μια αξιολάτρευτη και μοναδική σκηνή.
frunchy (1517) 2011-10-26 2:41
this scenery looks so timeless. The ship is well placed on the lower right and the darker surrounding gives well emphasis on the shipwreck. This picture has got the right mood, definiteley! Best regards, F.
maria-v1981 (10814) 2012-09-02 6:29
Πολύ δυνατή και ατμοσφαιρική εικόνα με το ναυάγιο Δημήτριος να στέκει χτυπημένο από την αλμύρα,τον άνεμο και την βροχή αλλά παραμένει αγέρωχο ακουμπώντας την ακτή. Τέλειες συνθήκες και καταπληκτικό σκηνικό.
Να έχεις καλή βδομάδα και καλό απόγευμα,
elenimavrandoni (14249) 2012-11-10 11:55
Αραγε γιατί ότι είναι "κάτω απ' τ' αυλάκι" είναι τόσο όμορφο?Ακόμα και τα πλοία φαντάσματα έχουν αίγλη!Πανέμορφη η φωτογραφία σου Δάνο, οι σκιές, το χρώμα τής σκουριάς, η πάχνη-ομίχλη στον αέρα και στην θάλασσα και το πλοίο μυστήριο πού φαντάζει μοναδικά, αφημένο αλλά ποτέ ξεχασμένο παίρνει πίσω τήν δόξα του με τήν φωτογραφία σου και τήν θέση πού του αξίζει!
Miguel82 (22821) 2013-08-06 2:24
This old ship reminds the fyling dutch stories
Very mystic place with dark light
clic (14720) 2014-11-14 13:00
Geia sou Danos
I like so much warewolves and ghosts stories, to the point I often read Stephen King's horror novels!
You managed to outline a moonlight effect around the 'drunken boat' that ran aground, to add another layer of mystery to an already striking view.
I'll be off-line until early December.
- Copyright: Danos kounenis (danos) (85757)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-03-30
- Categories: Nature, Transportation, Event
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D, Sigma 70-300 F4-5.6 II APO, Cokin 58mm U-V-O
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/350 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: Around Peloponnisos
- Theme(s): Shipwrecks [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-02-22 11:31
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