Athanassios Andrianakis is a survivor of the sinking of destroyer Vasilissa Olga in the harbour of Lakki by german diving bombers on 26 September 1943. This year he once again honoured the commemorative ceremony, 69th, and placed a wreath at the monument dedicated to his lost commander and companions.
This photo was taken after the reception given by the Navy at the Officers' Club in Lakki, not far from the monument and the wreck still lying at the bottom of the sea. Everyone stood as the vice-Admiral offered a plaque to Mr Andrianakis who shared with us some of his memories of that day. He spoke of his companions and commander with great respect and fondness.
In the workshop: Athanassios Andrianakis after having placed a wreath at the monument of Vasilissa Olga.
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Silvio1953 (98217) 2012-10-09 0:35
Ciao Ourania,gran bel ritratto del vecchio marinaio sopravvissuto all'evento bellico, lo sguardo è ancora giovane e vivace, bella espressione, fantastica luce e ottima nitidezza, brava, ciao Silvio
pajaran (36270) 2012-10-09 2:29
Lep portret starog veterana ...
Dobra ostrina i kontrast, lepe boje.
Lepa fotografija u radionici, i trenutak polaganja venca za poginule vojnike.
Dobar tekst i kompozicija na fotografiji u radionici.
Lepo secanje na poginule u ratu
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
Fine portrait of the old veterans ...
Good sharpness and contrast, beautiful color.
Beautiful pictures in the workshop, and a moment laying a wreath for the dead soldiers.
Good article and composition in a photo in the workshop.
Nice memory of those who died in war
Have a nice and successful day, all the best.
jhm (122474) 2012-10-09 4:59
A very good portrait of these old man as survivor of the sinking of destroyer Vasilissa Olga.
His eyes and face are yet perfect OK.
Sharpness and clarity are of high quality.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Tuesday,
Sergiom (39298) 2012-10-09 5:15
Une très belle leçon d'histoire que tu nous offre avec cette photo. Le portrait est bien techniquement et son regard est encore très vif.
eldancer1 (17088) 2012-10-09 8:58
Awesome portrait of this old sailor! I'm sure there are plenty of history behind those smiling eyes. Good lighting and dof with nice details. Very well done, tfs.
ikeharel (37378) 2012-10-09 10:20
A close portrait of the old man, Ourania.
Late recognized as a hero of a local buttle there, nice tribute rendered.
fabbs99 (5499) 2012-10-09 12:08
Great portrait of the valiant Navy Officer.Its a matter of great honour for all that he is stil alive after so many years.It is well composed and nicely balanced. Very well done, TFS.
madhumita_roy86 (2150) 2012-10-09 12:14
beautiful portrait shot...
great management of light...
good POV & shallow DOF....
nice details on his face...
mesutilgim (68014) 2012-10-09 12:17
Hello dear Ourania,
Very nice portrait capture of this old seaman with good pov and layout.
The young seaman at back adds a great symbolism to the capture.
TFS and best regards
aliabazari (10105) 2012-10-09 12:59
Γεια σου Ourania αγαπητός
Μου αρέσει πολύ το ντοκιμαντέρ και την περιβαλλοντική προσωπογραφία. Είναι καλά τεκμηριωμένο συζητήσουν πορτρέτο σας. Η έκθεση και η ορατότητα ήταν καλή. Το άλλο πρόσωπο στο παρασκήνιο είναι πολύ καλή και η εικόνα έχει καλό βάθος.
tyro (13111) 2012-10-09 13:36
You have given us a very interesting and also a very emotive note here as well as two wonderful photographs.
Your workshop picture is more of a "documentary" one but your main photograph is a beautiful portrait of this elderly war veteran who has seen more suffering and felt more fear than hopefully any of us will ever experience. Still very smart and bright-eyed despite his age, I love his keen gaze as a younger but serious man in the background looks on - the contrast in their appearances is wonderful.
delpeoples (45006) 2012-10-09 19:59
Che bellino ed elegante questo anziano. Ha un sguardo molto gentile ed immagino che la sua vita non era facile. Hai fatto giustizia a questo gentiluomo e spero che lui vedrá la tua bella foto, perché devi essere molto orgogliosa di essa.
Sonata11 (28375) 2012-10-09 20:06
you captured wonderfully this portrait of this survivor of the sinking of destroyer Vasilissa Olga. It is very nice to have opportunity to meet this man and shoot pictured of him. Magnificent photo, fantastic work. I like it. Congratulation.
All the best,
abmdsudi (26295) 2012-10-10 3:53
A great tribute of a very interesting relaxed feel portrait but full of emotions, a vintage stuff indeed and the sole survivor and your narratives makes us appreciate this picture much better. This very moving image says it all perfectly timed, a split second might have lost his expressions, his gaze makes the shot for me. This certainly is one of your best that tells a story and presented in a superb manner. It's nicely done. Congrats
danos (74056) 2012-10-10 4:03
Ουρανία γεια σου,
όμορφη φωτογραφία από τον επιζόντα του αντιτορπιλικού Βασσίλισα Όλγα,όπως επίσης και η συμπληρωματική από την κατάθεση στεφάνου στο μνημείο των πεσόντων του νησιού.
Φαντάζομαι την συγκίνηση του ηλικιωμένου πλέον πελεμιστή και τι αναμνήσεις του έρχονται στο νου,συμμετέχοντας σε όλη αυτή την τελετή.
maria-v1981 (10403) 2012-10-10 4:49
Πολύ συγκινητική μορφή και θα έχει να πεί πολλά για το ναυάγιο. Όταν αυτοί εξιστορούν τα γεγονότα είναι σαν να βλέπεις ταινία. Ένας άνθρωπος με πολλή ιστορία και πολλες αναμνήσεις.
holmertz (26980) 2012-10-10 10:00
Mr Andrianakis must be a very old man now, but he wears his years with great dignity and I would say beauty. You have taken a very fine portrait where the light has helped you to shape the features of his face. I am sure he will appreciate this photo if he sees it.
bayno (16213) 2012-10-10 10:10
excellent reportage on this war hero and this sad story, despite the teribile experience its expression is relaxed and his eyes still full of vitality, very beautiful light and perfect skin color...
vasilpro (40194) 2012-10-10 13:31
Γεια σου Ουρανία,
Πολύ όμορφο το πορτραίτο του επιζήσαντα από το θρυλικό μας καταδρομικό, από το πλοίο αυτό και 2 μέρες πριν τη βύθισή του, αποστρατεύτηκε ο πατέρας μου σαν προστάτης της οικογένειάς του, αφού μόλις είχε σκοτωθεί ο αδελφός του στο El Alamein!
Σε χαιρετώ, Βασίλης.
adramad (27556) 2012-10-10 14:25
A superb portrait of this old sailor living memory of the sad fact is commemorated.
Fabulous sharpness of the image allows us to see every detail of her face, with signs that age is leaving.
The very natural color also contributes to the quality of this magnificent and natural portrait.
Have a nice day.
clic (11033) 2012-10-11 7:40
Geis sou Ourania.
Lovely portrait of a lucky man wich war memories could constitute thrilling lectures.
Lot of passion and sincerity convied by his "lit up" expression.
nikkitta (5896) 2012-10-11 14:27
Good for you to post these captures to remember that very sad day
Like the WS to watch the full scene and this great portrait of the old man quite attentive with light in his eyes in contrast with the standing man that looks at him seriously with respect
Well done, congrats and TFS
ciakgiak (30331) 2012-10-11 15:11
Quando si riesce a catturare un'espressione così intensa il risultato non può che essere emozionante, come lo sguardo e la luce sul suo volto.
Perfetta la qualità ed il taglio.
Un caro saluto
Noel_Byrne (7426) 2012-10-13 9:31
A really nice portrait, this is expressive and filled with life. This mans eyes tell a thousand stories.
wolf38 (28208) 2012-11-07 23:06
Hello Ourania. Portraits are a special discipline for photographers. You have to capture the personality of the photographed. The You've done well in this case. In addition, the photo looks very natural.
Graal (88950) 2012-11-12 0:12
nice portrait and interesting note about the historic and dramatic moments during the II W.W. Friends all told You. Also I like photo in WS. Good reportage.
Have a nice day.