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Back to my touristic descriptions visiting places.
This one here is from my latest trip to Kyparissia, a highly developing city approximately 1 hour easy driving from Kalamata.


More info from Wikipedia:
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Kyparissia or Kiparissia, rarely Cyparissia (Greek: Κυπαρισσία) is a town of around 5.708 in western Messenia. The population has been steady. The town centre is situated on a road (GR-9 connected almost centrally between Pyrgos and Methone. Its distance is around 65 km south of Pyrgos, 67 km west of Kalamata via GR-9A and approximately 16 km south of the Neda River. The latitude location is about 37.2 N, and almost 25.5 E longitude. The elevation is sea level in the west, approximately 20 m downtown, and 50 m or higher in the east. There are approximately a 1,500 dwellings in the municipality. It is also the seat of the Province of Tryfilia. The town is built amphitheatrically. In the Middle Ages, it was known as Arkadia (), with the second Greek alpha accented not sounding like Arcadia.

More info about Kyparissia you will find here.
Info in Greek here.


About the shot:
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The thing I like most in traveling and photography is meeting people and hear their stories about their lives or the place they live.
I remember that day I met a couple of people telling me about the place and tourism.

As I was running to catch this beautiful scene since the sun were falling down rapidly, I met a very kind and interesting lady Mrs Vasso, where we chatted a bit about the view and Kyparissia lately.

This picture is devoted to her since I know she also loved the that scene. Dear Vasso, if you're seeing this I hope your picture is also a good one ;)


RAW Post Processing Notes:
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Ok the original picture has nothing to do with this one here. The dark areas were black enough with no details, and the colours weren't that saturated.
I played a bit with fill light in ACR and calibrate my WB/Saturation settings to bring balance.
Sweet vignetting has also added. I don't care about being technically faulty, Vignetting is also a tool where you can adjust the mood of your picture, and so did I.
Noise reduction to smoothen the sky, sharpness over layer as usual to extract some details, and of course a surrounding frame and a title was added as you can see.


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