The retired windmill of Ayia Marina on an exciting winter day. I had gone to work on foot that day, first because it was too windy to ride a bike along the coastal road and second because I was sure the old road that becomes one with the beach on days like this would offer interesting opportunities. I got sea in my shoes in the morning and as the day went on started to shiver. I went home early that day but couldn't resist passing from the old street again as the lighting changed constantly and was fascinating. The waves were bigger and the colours stronger than they were in the morning.
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williewhistler (9875) 2013-10-21 11:09
you have captured the surging waves crashing around the windmill superbly.
The windmill itself is well lit isolating it from the darker BG thus contributing to a very dramatic sea scape that has been really well handled .
Kind regards Les.
holmertz (31340) 2013-10-21 11:10
The waves look dramatic and I wouldn't go too close to them. Probably the most fascinating aspect of this photo is the contrast between the strong light in the foreground, giving the roof of the windmill a beautiful deep red tone, and the darkness covering the hillside. I guess visiting a Greek island in winter, as far from the tourist season as possible, might be an interesting experience. Unfortunately if I would go anywhere in winter it would be in search of warmer weather than even Greece could offer.
PaulVDV (17331) 2013-10-21 11:31
This old windmill gets it hard to endure. Not a chance anymore to approach it safely.
In this stormy weather sufficient light falls on the foreground to colour some waves green and especially to make the white mill with its brilliant red roof stand out strongly against the dark background. The higher we look, the darker the background.
Thanks for facing this foul weather.
Best regards, Paul
dta (56746) 2013-10-21 11:57
Hello Ourania ,
This is incredible to see this old windmill in the big waves . very attractive contrast between the FG and the dak BG .
mesutilgim (73062) 2013-10-21 13:08
Hello dear Ourania,
Amazing capture from this famous landmark in Leros !
How many cafe's I had on the cafe's looking towards this windmill.
TFS and best regards
bartekp (4654) 2013-10-21 13:09
Very good shot. I like close up view of windmill and waves which give dynamic.
Have a nice evening
emilbo (21507) 2013-10-21 13:19
Plutôt rare de voir un moulin à vent dans l'eau. Excellent éclairage qui le met bien en valeur sur un fond foncé et nous laisse bien voir les détails. La mer houleuse rend la photo encore plus intéressante et le toit rouge attire l'attention.
Toutes mes amitiés et bonne soirée,
EstudioChispa (1694) 2013-10-21 13:37
You have seen the light here extremely well -- bright on the windmill, dark on the hillside, and creating many shades in the dramatic stormy seas. Well done!
lousat (64243) 2013-10-21 13:42
Ciao Ourania,i mulini mi piacciono moltissimo,ma non avevo mai visto uno cosi' immerso nel mare,una foto con una luce magica che illumina il soggetto principale,oscurando lo sfondo e concentrando l'attenzione sul mulino stesso,prospettiva magnifica,il mare mosso ha fatto il resto....complimenti e buon Martedi',Luciano
daddo (20645) 2013-10-21 15:46
Hi Ourania. One of your more dramatic photos where movement and light give the image dynamism. The dark backdrop does wonders for the little windmill and crests of waves as the sun illuminates them. Well done. Best wishes. Klaudio.
abmdsudi (32515) 2013-10-21 20:26
Glorious colours and drama with those crashing waves over the aged windmill on windy sunny day and the magical vivid red set against the setting. The village on the edge in the bg is necessary to put things in perspective. it's incredible how the colour of the sea turns into two different colours! A fine piece of timing and wonderful explanation of this fantastic capture. Fine photo works, Congrats and tfs
elenimavrandoni (9965) 2013-10-21 20:36
Ουρανία, κοιτάζω την φωτογραφία σου ωρα τώρα και εχω μαγευτεί απο τήν σύνθεση σου αυτη τήν τόσο ποιητική, καλλιτεχνική και άκρως ρομαντική! και πιστεύω οτι ενας ζωγράφος θα καθόταν με τίς ώρες και θα κοίταζε όπως εγώ πριν τήν ζωγραφίσει!!
καλημέρα σου και ολα καλά στον δρόμο σου!
mirosu (8186) 2013-10-21 22:34
You're capturing well this scene by a good composition and nice tone, so it's interesting and impressive to see white windmill with elegant shape. The whole is harmonized well by beautiful color and light balance. And, the splashing sea water draws out an additional good atmosphere, too.
Thank you very much for your excellent & educative comments, can learn a lot off from you.
siudzi (27769) 2013-10-21 23:23
Like this view a lot! The dark water around this windmill created a really unique and eye catching scene by giving a strong color contrast to its white walls. Very well seen and executed image with good exposure and sharpness. TFS!
Have a nice day!
carlo62 (19485) 2013-10-21 23:34
questo mulino è una fonte inesauribile di belle foto.
Molto bella la luce che lo colpisce mentre il mare gli balla intorno, c'è un bel contrasto con il mondo circostante.
sandpiper (6560) 2013-10-22 0:42
fantastic shot of this old windmill in the sea. I wonder what its purpose was. Great composition and light
jhm (128073) 2013-10-22 2:54
A lovely combination during a stroll to your work, it make these nice picture.
Middle of the sea these old mill with red roof and white construction.
Excellent composition, good of colours.
Very well done, TFS.
ikeharel (44081) 2013-10-22 3:00
A rough sea scenery, marvelousely collected from close range, Ourania.
The water has different colors range from blue to green and brown.
White edifice of the windmill contrast superbly against the dark hill on other side of the bay.
Good DOF and clear pic., masterfully done photo.
snunney (72762) 2013-10-22 4:38
The stormy sea is beautifully captured under a fine light. The old windmill makes an excellent focal point, but I also like the partially lit glimpse of the village in the background.
subhendu_bagchi (21110) 2013-10-22 4:42
hello, this windmill is looking superb though it was abandoned. The location of it is facincting. Nice white-red contrasting colours. You captured it very well with perfect light and nice sharpness. Very well composed shot with those buildings in the background. Superb one. Tfs.
Sergiom (45527) 2013-10-22 5:04
Très impressionnant ce moulin à vent qui semble se débattre sous l'attaque des vagues violentes. Mais quelle belle lumière sur la pierre blanche et le toit rouge. L'arrière plan est magique.
dkmurphys (42567) 2013-10-22 6:20
Very fine capture of the windmill into the waves. I like the good dynamics of the scene.
Have a fine evening.
amaryllis (32065) 2013-10-22 6:45
superbe prise de vue de ce moulin les pieds dans l'eau avec de grosses vagues venant taper contre le mur;une belle lumière et un beau toit rouge
saxo042 (33934) 2013-10-22 7:59
A very good motive here and a very fine picture. You have many details here; the red roof of this interesting old windmill, the rough waves and all the background buildings. A beautiful picture!
SnapRJW (23704) 2013-10-22 8:06
Hello Ourania - You story adds another layer of interest and brings your personality into this dramatic shot. I like that. You have captured the power in the waves really convincingly and the light that catches both them and the mill is sublime. Wonderful contrasts here and a very atmospheric shot. I am fascinated by the mill being in the sea??? Never seen that before. Warm regards Rosemary
gojo (1347) 2013-10-22 8:28
This is nothing short of a master piece.
Perfect exposure putting the windmill in focus.
Romano46 (11573) 2013-10-22 11:21
La forza dell'uomo e delle sue costruzioni contro la furia del mare. L'incontro di due entità nelle quali sicuramente con il tempo la natura avrà il sopravvento.
Una foto molto bella per l'attimo che hai saputo cogliere con le onde che mostrano tutta la loro imponenza mentre il sole che ha abbandonato quasi del tutto la terra illumina fortemente il muulino.
Le case sullo sfondo appaiono come muti spettatori di questa lotta quasi impari.
Uno scenario dominato da una splendida luce e da colori eccellenti.
Ciao e buona serata
fabbs99 (11190) 2013-10-22 11:40
Very beautiful and compelling view of the windmill in the middle of the surging waves.Good sharpness, contrast and perspective, beautiful colors.Excellent image quality. Very well done. TFS.
krzychu30 (12759) 2013-10-22 13:14
stormy sky provides in this case delightful dynamic and so lively atmosphere of the shot.It´s a winter day,but in your image(maybe because of so lovely,sunny weather)it appeals to us very warm and pleasant(I wish we had such winters in Germany:)
Finally the way you composed the scene.Starting off with the stormy sea,then the windmill standing in the middle of the sea(at least the waves make it looks like)and the skyline of the town in the far distance.
Every element is here well considered and placed.So the outcome of your work and visual effect we get to see is amazing!
Wish You all the best
tyro (15721) 2013-10-22 16:47
I was interested to read of your ordeals with sea in your shoes and your shivering on that account, but it was worth all the suffering for this magnificent photograph!
The light on this old windmill is simply delightful and I love the way in which it stands out so perfectly against a much darker background with the waves of the rough sea battering its walls and the rocks around it.
Gorgeous light and colours, excellent composition, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
danos (78134) 2013-10-23 2:51
Ουρανία γεια σου,
πολύ όμορφη παρουσίαση το μοναδικού αυτού ανεμόμυλου που αυτή την στιγμή ευρίσκεται σχεδόν μέσα στην θάλασσα.Αναρωτιέμαι πως είναι δυνατόν οι πολύπράγμωνες νησιώτες και η λαική κουλτούρα αποφάσισε να κτίσει κάτι και ειδικά ένα ανεμόμυλο σε αυτό το σημείο και όχι σε κανένα πιό ασφαλές.
Η κόκκινη οροφή του είναι πολύ χαρακτηριστική και κάνει το τέλειο κοντράστ στην φωτογραφία.
Cricri (92249) 2013-10-23 9:47
Fantastique des vagues claquant sur le moulin baigné par une très belle lumière et un joli arrière plan, Très jolie et bien présenter
ChrisJ (91292) 2013-10-23 10:42
Your perseverance paid off to give this superb image of the solitary stone lighthouse seemingly defying the elements and resisting the advances of the sea. Good sharpness and I like the warm cold colour contrast between the blue sky and the red conical roof. Tfs!
mcmtanyel (5295) 2013-10-23 21:11
I do not believe I have seen the Aegean this stirred up, probably because I have not been to the Aegean shore in the winter. Now, the sea of Marmara is a different matter, I have seen it much worse and travelled on it in much worse weather. I wonder how old that windmill is and how long it can withstand that kind of abuse by the waves.
Didi (51327) 2013-10-24 10:04
La mer démontée est toujours fascinante, c'est ce que j'apprécie le plus
Magnifiques lumières spot sous le moulin avec un intéressant arrière plan sombre. C'est le capteur ajusté sur les zones claires qui ont donné ce résultat.
Il y a juste un tout petit tilt à corriger, mais c'est facile à faire :)
Noel_Byrne (13416) 2013-10-24 10:39
I am not a gambling man, but if I had a bet, my money is on the windmill! Despite the ever crashing power of the waves, the buildings looks strong and stern and determined, and like its fought this fight before! I love the unique appearance of the windmills from your beautiful country, and this is a first where I see one almost consumed by the sea like this. Thanks as ever for sharing.
Have a great Friday!
Gigidusud (10302) 2013-10-25 4:48
Splendido questo mulino in mezzo del mare scatenato. Bellissimo il contrasto di luce e ottimo il taglio verticale. Mi piace molto!
ricardomattos (3532) 2013-10-26 7:52
A strong and beautiful picture here. I like these deep colors of the waves in contrast with the white tower. The sea seemed dangerous this day and you capture the mood perfectly. Very well done.
Best regards and a nice weekend to you!
Silvio1953 (105599) 2013-10-26 9:22
Ciao Ourania, gran bello questo mulino a vento che sorge in mezzo al mare e ne sfida la forza, magnifiche onde, delizioso il paesino a far da sfondo, brava, ciao Silvio
COSTANTINO (44179) 2013-10-30 12:28
fantastic capture with this traditonal
windmill the waves add dynamism to
this scenery perfectly executed
first shot quality with the waves
crashing against the windmill
adores (30841) 2013-10-30 16:06
Just perfect, the place the windmill is located, surrounded by the waves, and the light that shows its colours and textures and make them stand out so well. The background is perfect in the shadow!
macjake (45588) 2013-10-31 13:35
a little bit of everything here.
there are many different colors and hues to the water, each level getting a bit more color from the bottom to the top.
and its cool to see the weird looking architecture in the bg.
as for the windmill, that too looks strange. historical for sure, lots of textures and detail.
bostankorkulugu (41344) 2013-11-11 3:32
bravo to the mill for standing still for all those years... love the dynamism in this one dear...
NorthernLight (1163) 2013-11-16 10:57
impressive and unusual! Great bright colors in a very exciting scene!
A successful snapshot, beautifully captured!
All the best
kiks (11601) 2013-11-16 11:08
Hello Ourania, unusual view this one caused by the stormy sea. The light is perfect: sun on the subject and dark behing increasing the effect.