This is the main beach of Critoni, following the long curve of the coast and followed by the road joining Ayia Marina and Alinda. It's not a touristic or trendy beach and is frequented mainly by the people of the neighbourhoods around it. The elderly neighbours usually come for a swim in the morning but the peak hour is after two. We even have our favourite tree shades but often walk over to other shades to see neighbours and friends and share our daily news. The children gather to the right hand side, the older ones spend most of the time diving from a jetty below my vantage point. The beach is deserted by 6.30 and then some anglers gradually take over. Three amateur fishermen's boats are moored on the left. Behind the big tree on the right there's a cafe' where the previous generations of neighbourhood children, parents and gransparents now, gather every afternoon keeping an eye on the children from across the street.
I had stopped to photograph reflections next to one of my favourite boats when I saw these fine ripples and decided to take the picture. The lighting was not very favourable but, still, this is one of my most familiar and beloved places in the world.
Thank you for visiting
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ikeharel (43975) 2013-09-18 6:47
An amazing transparent water, Ourania, probably the anglers see the fish through.
Fabulous beach, and you managed showing the shades of the trees cover large portion of the sand strip along.
Lovely place, well taken on picture. Small heaven you have around home.
Nicou (105767) 2013-09-18 7:38
quelle pureté de l'eau et iamge sueprbe captage et vue avec la coline la plage et ces maison charmante vue bucolique sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
jemaflor (74044) 2013-09-18 10:41
Nice clear sea on the Fg, good effect with the light, nice island landscape.
fabbs99 (11102) 2013-09-18 10:56
Beautiful shot of the beach and the hills.Good sharpness.Very well done.TFS.
krzychu30 (12651) 2013-09-18 11:04
The clarity of the water and its color are beautiful Ourania!But apart from this I enjoy here also this tranquil,relaxing mood of the scene.Almost completely devoid of people it seems like you could enjoy it for your own.
Lovely composition in superb quality!
The scene appeals to me even better when I look through my window:)11C and rain(horrible)
cornejo (22496) 2013-09-18 11:06
Hi Ourania, lovely view of this beautiful beach with transparent water, (I love the place for one review), very well captured with a great pov, in this great and beautiful photography. An interesting and beautiful image of a beautiful landscape. Very good shot, sharpness, nice color and light. A great job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy rest of week.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
Miguel82 (14442) 2013-09-18 12:04
What a nice pov of that bay and attractive water Ourania, hope there are no sea urchins here, the hill and village in the bg are so beautiful
Multumesc, Urari bune
elenimavrandoni (9965) 2013-09-18 18:00
Ουρανία, τόση ώρα χαζεύω το νερό στήν φωτογραφία σου και δεν λέω να ξεκολήσω τα μάτια μου..μα τι χρώμα είναι αυτο, τι καθαρότητα και διαφάνεια..η απλότητα και η φυσική ομορφιά χαρακτηρίζουν την κατα τα άλλα πανέμορφη φωτογραφία σου..
να είσαι καλά
Graal (92158) 2013-09-18 23:59
interesting view of nature at Leros. Good shot. Landscape I like. Photo is well done.
Have a nice day.
dkmurphys (42483) 2013-09-19 1:46
Very beautiful capture, simple and attractive. I like the colors and the calm atmosphere. Well done.
ChrisJ (91276) 2013-09-19 6:11
I lıke the repetitive rippled patterns ın the water and the superb sharpness and framing wıth the horizon well posıtıoned away from the centre. The bg beach looks lıke a peaceful and uncrowded spot to swim and sunbathe. The water looks clean clear and ınviting. Tfs!
subhendu_bagchi (21024) 2013-09-19 7:45
a very nice composition. Like the calmness of this place. The image quality is too high. Like this razor sharp image with a vibrant colour tone. Very well done. Tfs.
mcmtanyel (5219) 2013-09-19 7:51
Alright, you have convinced me! I am retiring in Leros, or at least taking a sabbatical there! I thought I was going to retire in Bodrum but this place is so cute. It must be different living on a small island. Islanders must feel the place belongs to them more than mainlanders would feel about their towns.
What a pretty little place, I can see why it is your favorite.
abmdsudi (32471) 2013-09-19 10:15
The soothing pattern of the ripply water caught my eye immediately more than anything else here with a brilliant effect too! The best part is that how it totally engulfs the fg as if it wants to move inwards. You have added the bonus of perspective which takes this portion into a clever and interesting dimension and you do have an amazing eye for seeing this shot. The additional work you have done using editing software is both imaginative yet subtle at the same time a perfect balance but I find this a constantly changing and engaging piece to view, which could also promote a feeling of deep relaxation. This feature provides this composition with an endless appeal actually. This is innovative and wonderfully seen and produced only you could see and share with us. This is a pleasure to view and I am sure your eye will continue to discover more treasures of equal stature for us. Congrats
jhm (127955) 2013-09-20 2:04
I missed almost these wonderful picture.
Fabulous beach with the first sign of the autumn in Greece, great panorama view.
Sharpness and clarity are pleasant to look at.
Nice composition, excellent presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
Noel_Byrne (13314) 2013-09-20 10:33
The neighbourhood beach :) That sounds so beautiful and appealing. I dont live near the sea (quite inland in Ireland!) and its a lovely thought to be able to have a scene like this within walking distance. And I can see right through the water to the interesting textures and colors at the bottom! Amazing.
I actually think the light in this is very appealing, as is the whole scene. The sea grabs my eye first, but then my eye enjoys a wander across the rest of the scene, up the hill and at all of the buildings and to the cool sky. Great shot, thanks
All the best
Silvio1953 (105467) 2013-09-20 11:44
Ciao Ourania, gran bella vista di una favolosa spiaggia, deliziose le increspature del mare nitidamente riprese, magnifica luce e splendidi colori, brava, buon week end, ciao Silvio