Yiannis Paraponiaris is a WW 2 relics collector. He has his own museum where he displays the very interesting items he has collected in the mountains and beaches of Leros or was offered by local people or Italian, British, German soldiers that fought in the Battle of Leros in November 1943.
This is one of the southern most points of the island, Mount Skoumbarda, the location where the action of The Guns of Navaronne really took place seventy years ago. Mr Yiannis is photographing a watchpost hidden in the rocks below.
Thank you for visiting, a lovely weekend to all
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gojo (1635) 2013-11-09 0:43
Good morning Ourania,
Interesting note, and the image, as always, is even more attractive when You know the story.
Great colors and excellent FG structure.
jhm (130662) 2013-11-09 0:44
The man look very far in the history depth over the sea, the big history of the WAR II.
Sharpness and clarity are pleasant to look at.
Great composition, perfectly captured.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
ikeharel (47000) 2013-11-09 0:54
View down from the hgilltops created fine depth over, Ourania.
The man, already known from your photos, is well placed on the edge in a photography pose. Maybe I'd say you should taken few steps to either side to show a bit of his profile - but that's only my humble taste.
Nice clear view and stunning blue.
Kalimera, and enjoy your weekend,
krzychu30 (14398) 2013-11-09 1:26
a composition totally in my taste!I like your idea and the way you framed the scene.
The man standing on the verge of the cliff and admiring the view and you behind him observing him and what´s he doing.Really like it!Especially with so delightful scenery in front of you.The blue sea makes the scene so evocative!
Wish You a nice weekend
carlo62 (22375) 2013-11-09 2:46
bella inquadratura, la distesa blu è infinita e il novello Colombo sembra osservarne le dimensioni.
Belli i colori dei vestiti dell'uomo, riprendono, con tonalità diverse, i colori della terra e del mare.
snunney (75104) 2013-11-09 2:57
Your note and the title complete the story behind this nicely presented composition. The image is very well composed and benefits from an agreeable light and attractive warm tones. Clarity is excellent indeed.
Sergiom (49008) 2013-11-09 5:19
Il ne faudrait pas que l'homme fasse un pas de plus, quoique la couleur de la mer soit très invitante. Ton point de vue en plongée situe bien l'action et les couleurs sont magiques.
holmertz (33523) 2013-11-09 6:16
This photo really needed your interesting note to be fully understood. On the other hand there is no real need to understand it, since it is a very fine photo in any case. Anyone could enjoy the look of the dramatically placed man, the view of the sea and the unbroken horizon and the contrast of blue and brown. The perfect light and sharpness increases the pleasure.
saxo042 (35202) 2013-11-09 6:22
The man is well positioned here, above the sea, with its intense blue colour. I just wonder how far below the water surface really is? I remember the film very well...
Didi (52437) 2013-11-09 7:37
Une scène aussi intéressante que le récit historique
Mais j'ai lu que l'ile de Navarone n'existe pas mais ces fameux canons ont existé
Les canons sont bien réels: 2 Vickers 381 qui se trouvent en haut d'une falaise en Espagne, près du village de Mazarrón (Carthagène), et qui ont inspiré Alistair MacLean.
L'Espagne possède environ 20 de ces monstres, placés en différents points stratégiques de sa ligne côtière.
Noel_Byrne (16271) 2013-11-09 8:46
What a brilliant idea for a portrait of Mr Yiannis. Immersed in his work, watching through the lens over this important place, and beautiful place too, while you take the most natural shot possible of this unfolding. While we cannot see his face, we can fully understand his passions for what he does. The fact that the sea goes on forever is perfect in keeping with your title too.
Really brilliantly thought shot Ourania, like so many of the others you have posted of historians.
Thanks as always
Schnappilic (9536) 2013-11-09 11:21
A picture superb composed and interesting story of this man. Congratulations!
lousat (67159) 2013-11-09 15:21
Ciao Ourania,una storia davvero interessante riguardo a quest'uomo appassionato di storia,ed un modo molto originale per mostrarcelo,una prospettiva che mi mette un po' di paura perche' io soffro di vertigini,ma davvero bella e gestita con la miglior qualita'.Complimenti e buona Domenica,Luciano
Nicou (109742) 2013-11-09 21:35
ce personnage qui photographie sur la roche ocre et cette immense bleu profond quelle compo et vue splendide.
Bravo et amitié
mcmtanyel (7335) 2013-11-10 8:54
I hope you had a lovely weekend, too. I like the dark blue sea and the haze it created. However, by publishing this photo you made me curious. Is there a chance we can see that watchpost Mr. Paraponiaris was photographing?
fabbs99 (13515) 2013-11-10 21:06
This is really very good.The photographer and the wide blue sea.Nicely captured.Very well done.TFS.
Kugart (1776) 2013-11-11 7:19
Hi Ourania ,
The colours, the lighting and the composition is what this shot is all about and you have done a superb job on all three and with a very interesting note on this place which is steeped in history.
All the best
nikkitta (10462) 2013-11-11 12:50
He is an interesting personage taken so near the end of the clif, you cature him sorrounded by sea and sky, both melting in different shapes
Like the vertical format and the side light
Great play of contrast
Well done, have a great week
I know about the battle and film you mention
mirosu (10208) 2013-11-11 21:07
Many thanks for your very interesting introduction note. A have seen the movie "The Guns of Navaronne" several times. It must be a very fascinating island. I hope will manage to visit it one day.
I like this photo, the fabulous view of blue Aegean Sea. The light is perfect and the composition very well balanced. You have chosen a very good high angle viewpoint. Well done.
Cricri (95421) 2013-11-13 10:58
Intéressante histoire de cet homme, j'aime le POV prise en hauteur, captivant au mieux la scène, ces vêtement bleu et blanc, couleurs typiques de la Grèce, sa position au bord du rocher et ce bleu immense de la mer