Maybe I don't need to write a note about this place anymore, it must have become quite familiar. For new members and visitors, this is the harbour of Ayia Marina on a splendid winter afternoon.
I had been taking pictures like this for a while that afternoon and could see people gathered next to the boats and hear their loud voices. I thought that they were having a quarrel and decided to stay away. When the crowd scattered, someone came over and told me they had been trying to carry out of the boat the old anchor they had found in the sea (see my previous posting and the WORKSHOP).
My friend Simela found on the internet a very similar anchor that was raised from pirate Blackbeard's wrecked flagship Queen Anne's Revenge in 2011. Blackbeard's ship had been lying at the bottom of Beaufort Inlet, Carolina for almost 300 years. (http://www.ecu.edu/cs-admin/mktg/blackbeards_anchor_raised.cfm)
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krzychu30 (15512) 2014-02-23 0:37
it´s just like your title says-a splendid afternoon in a lovely place and with lovely,sunny weather.You conveys well here the idyllic and relaxing atmosphere of this place and this moment.Charming and very picturesuqe place to be and concerning the composition itself,I like the way you build the whole mood of the scene with some boats and finally these delightful reflections.
Wish You a nice sunday
COSTANTINO (62727) 2014-02-23 0:38
Καλή σου μέρα Ουρανία και
η συγκεκριμένη φωτογραφία σου είναι από τις
πιο αγαπημένες μου καθημερινές εικόνες
όταν περπατάω κατά μήκος της παραλίας
φωτογραφία όλο φρεσκάδα με την μυρωδιά της
θάλασσας και των ψαράδικων
τα χρώματα είναι φανταστικά καί
οι αντανακλάσεις είναι σαν ακουαρέλα
εξαιρετική η δουλια σου όπως πάντα
καλή σου μέρα και πάλι
ikeharel (67291) 2014-02-23 0:50
No matter how many times you post Ayia-Marina pictures, each looks different. Depending on the light and weather on the day taken, POV chosen - here the afternoon light was shining over the houses and boats anchored, with a nice mirror over water surface. Most enjoyable to look at.
Of course, living in close proximity, naturally you tend to show more and more about.
Keep doing the same, lovely place and I like the way presenting it.
Subhogen (4067) 2014-02-23 0:58
Love the warm afternoon light on the water, the boats and the harbour. It has made the scene look all the more enjoyable. The scene looks idyllic in the frame captured but I know harbours are always a busy place with lots of activity. Like the fine silky texture of the water with lovely reflections of the boats. Very nice capture with wonderful light, vivid colours and excellent clarity. Thanks for sharing.
saxo042 (37792) 2014-02-23 1:37
A warm and pleasant view, hard to believe this is taken in February. Beautiful colours and attractive reflections in the water.
lousat (87220) 2014-02-23 1:56
Ciao Ourania,che bel sole,sono davvero invidioso,magari ci saranno stati anche 20 gradi,e noi qui al nord Italia al freddo..ehehe..la foto si commenta da sola,e' molto "viva" e sprizza un desiderio di primavera intensissimo,ottima qualita' come sempre,compimenti anche per il WS.Buona Domenica,Luciano
mirosu (15989) 2014-02-23 2:01
Another superb photo with such detail taken from an excellent viewpoint and beautifully crisp clean emphasizing the nice view of small boats and the coloful house behind in a great way.
Excellently exposed and good colour balance to finish off with a beautiful reflections.
Very well done.
holmertz (49030) 2014-02-23 2:01
Yes of course I know this view by now, but in every photo there is always a different light, differently painted boats anchored in different places etc. What is the same all the time are the reflections of the boats, on the other hand such reflections change all the time and look different from one minute to the other. So each photo is unique, only the warm colours of a sunny afternoon remain fairly similar.
Noel_Byrne (29259) 2014-02-23 2:07
A wonderful scene, when I first saw this in the gallery it reminded me of a scene from Venice. The water shimmering like jewels, the perfect angle of the boat and the classical looking building behind. I am vy happy to now of this beautiful place through your gallery.
The boat closest to your lens has such wonderful color too, very decorative for a working boat. How cool would it be to find an anchor like that, or indeed one from Blackbeards ship. I watched a show recently where scientists were looking for Cleopatras palace off Egypt and when they went exploring they found a whole city, status, sphinx monuments and all sorts, it is amazing to think of the treasures the sea holds. The shimmering jewels on the surface allude to it well.
All the best
cornejo (39437) 2014-02-23 2:25
Hi Ourania, very good photograph of this beautiful and interesting composition in the harbor, a splendid evening, very well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, nice color and light. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
jhm (148786) 2014-02-23 2:44
A little bit analogue at your previous, but also these picture is very nice to look at.
The different boats and reflections are pleasant
Sharpness and clarity make these picture attractive.
Excellent perspective and depth picture.
Wonderful composition, nice presentation.
Very we done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
timecapturer (49288) 2014-02-23 3:16
a typical shot from Greece, but one that always looks so beautifully tranquil and enticing on a grey English Sunday morning. The light, clarity and expressive colouring here are just exquisite. One for the tourist brochures methinks. Love it!
siudzi (34141) 2014-02-23 4:37
This is very beautiful and nice scene full of wonderful elements, colors and lights. Like your POV which gave us a chance to see a lovely image. Well done and TFS!
Sergiom (73536) 2014-02-23 5:41
C'est le genre de photo que l'on veut rapporter d'un voyage en Grèce.La lumière joue un rôle primordial et fait ressortir les belles couleurs des bateaux et des maisons qui bordent le petit port de pêche.
dta (74789) 2014-02-23 5:48
Hello Ourania ,
Luminosité et couleurs superbes pour cette jolie scène méditerranéenne typique .
arnie (1805) 2014-02-23 6:19
Another great shot of Ayia Marina, very sharp colours and reflections super light management.
Didi (60362) 2014-02-23 8:03
Intéressante concentration de lumières sur le port
Image parfaitement cadrée
J'apprécie le réfléchissement sur l'eau
jcpix (13846) 2014-02-23 9:08
You never know what you're going to get from a crowd of people, especially when it sounds combative...better to keep your distance. Good thing it wasn't anything of that nature however. I'm glad you still spent plenty of time around this harbor though, because the results have been most pleasing and effective!
With the foreground full of rich reflections, the background full of varying objects and the warm light enhancing each feature, there's something for everyone to enjoy about this arrangement. I'm most drawn in by the multiple circular shapes of objects throughout, this is a really fun image to scan over and pick out every little unassuming detail. Your title wraps it up nicely, this does appear to be quite a splendid afternoon. :) Enjoy the new week ahead. Take good care.
Silvio1953 (136829) 2014-02-23 10:41
Ciao Ourania, gran bella composizione, magnifica luce, fantastici riflessi e splendidi colori, bravissima, ciao Silvio
InasiaJones (31562) 2014-02-23 13:28
That's a photo that delivers visual punch!
Paf! for the contrasts! Boum! for the warm light! Bam! For the nice tones that echo each others, between the pale yellows, the brick red and the whole array of blue hues.
Despite the impression of a multicolored image, theres actually only three colours and some white patches that make it, and it is a great feature!
I appreciate the space you've left opened to receive the reflection of the foreground boat, and by doing so, allowing a greater proportion of water that emphasize the theme of your photo.
Very attractive result!
Corry (4508) 2014-02-23 20:53
Très beau point de vue sur ces bateaux. La lumière fait bien ressortir les couleurs des bateaux et du bâtiment. Très bien fait.
mohammad_H (9830) 2014-02-23 23:38
Beautiful view of the buildings in the background solid angle
Since I live on the beach, the sea and the beach is pleasant to me
Have a nice day
Nicou (136270) 2014-02-24 2:00
quelle aimge sueprbe vue et compo quel reflet et vue avec cette maison carrée en fond et ces tons sueprbe compo et vue.
Bravo et amitié
danos (94346) 2014-02-24 2:40
Ουρανία γεια σου,
πολύ όμορφη φωτογραφία από το μικρό και χαριτομένο λιμανάκι της Αγίας Μαρίνας.Το απογευματινό φως του Φεβρουαρίου,μαζί με τις αντανακλάσεις, δημιουργούν μια τόσο ευχάριστη και μοναδική ατμόσφαιρα που πραγματικά γίνεται τόσο οικεία για τον καθένα μας,ιδιαίτερα εδώ στο site.
Kielia (24077) 2014-02-24 8:18
a wonderful shot. Interesting harbor scenes feature a lot in your work but this has to be one of the most colorful. The harbor in this fantastic light is really very beautiful. The photographer’s perspective is excellent. My compliments also for the nice notes!
ngk (2413) 2014-02-24 12:01
Γεια σου Ουρανία,
Πολύ ωραία φωτογραφία από αυτό το όμορφο λιμανάκι. Εξαιρετικός ο απογευματινός φωτισμός, υπέροχα τα χρώματα από τα καΐκια που αντανακλούν στην θάλασσα.
Συγχαρητήρια και καλή συνεχεία και καλή εβδομάδα.
mesutilgim (92414) 2014-02-24 13:43
Hello dear Ourania,
Another topclass capture from the harbour of Leros.
I think at the end you'll succeed to plan a trip from İstanbul to Leros !
TFS and best regards
eldancer1 (35551) 2014-02-25 7:45
Late afternoon and early morning light makes for a better photograph and you did very well in taking advantage of the lighting making what would have been a simple image very appealing. Good colors with good saturation. Sharp details. Well done, tfs.
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-02-25 7:55
Hello Ourania - The wonderful winter light has given your shot some wonderful bright contrasts and colours. Gorgeous reflections too. What a wonderful place to live and you show us your home in a myriad of moods and views. Beautiful. Warm regards Rosemary
abmdsudi (50568) 2014-02-25 8:25
Blessed with Light!! This is superb in glorious colours with the harbour looking beautiful and the way the fg leads the eye through the scene harmoniously. What a fabulous view and wonderful weather you had, what more could you ask for I wonder? Congrats.
Cricri (115557) 2014-02-25 10:56
La lumière illumine les couleurs, fait ressortir les détails et donne de merveilleux reflets, sublime journée hivernale, bien présenter , agréable a regarder
Très belle soirée
delpeoples (56726) 2014-02-26 2:57
Un titolo perfetto e molto appropriato per questa scena deliziosa. Adoro la luce dorata, i riflessi colorati e le barchette caratteristiche. Adoro l'idea di questo luogo, specialmente le sedie e tavoline a destra della cornice. Complimentoni, la foto é come un sogno.
Un abbraccio e ti auguro una bellissima giornata
Kamilutka (8105) 2014-02-26 7:54
it was indeed a one splendid afternoon you captured in your photo. The colors are just wonderful and the clarity of the picture adds very much to its beauty. I love the boats and their reflections on the water. Also the light was fantastic and cast some warm tones on all the colors.
Well done! Excellent presentation.
dip (23888) 2014-02-26 14:57
Γεια σου Ουρανία,
ο απογευματινός ήλιος δίνει υπέροχα κορεσμένα χρώματα,οι αντανακλάσεις τους στο νερό είναι φανταστικές,
απο τις καλύτερες ώρες να βγει κάποιος για φωτογράφιση,
πολύ όμορφη σκηνή!
RhodieIke (11744) 2014-02-26 21:46
We can not shy away from the gorgeous colours, splendid fishing boats and super harbour Greek scene.
Exiting stuff about the old Anchor, who knows it's history hey.
subhendu_bagchi (26085) 2014-02-27 2:33
what a composition here! Great view with the colourful boat in middle. I like how you managed such light. Like also the colour tone. Another superbly composed one. Thanks.
mcmtanyel (19787) 2014-02-28 18:29
Indeed, it is a splendid afternoon recorded with a splendid photo. I love the rich, deep colors. When do the first tourists of the new season arrive?
npecanhuk (73530) 2014-03-01 11:19
Very beautiful picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
I love those reflections on the water surface!
TFS - congrats,
ciakgiak (30427) 2014-03-02 11:59
una vera bellezza questa foto!!! I colori e la resa dei riflessi sono davvero eccellenti, fai venire una gran voglia di visitare questo posto delizioso!!! Brava
Ciao da Giorgio
macjake (64788) 2014-03-06 0:54
yes, a splendid afternoon indeed!
Interesting story about the anchor too, that adds to the appeal of the photo.
my favorite part are the water reflections in the middle lower fg, very sweet indeed.
keep them coming
elenimavrandoni (0) 2014-03-07 19:55
Ουρανία, ενα εξαιρετικό απόγευμα θα έλεγα!!!τα χρώματα ειναι μαγευτικά με το χρυσο άγγιγμα του ηλιου που σβήνει σιγα σιγά, το χρώμα της θάλασσας ειναι βαθυ και απόλυτα μπλέ, και το τοπίο σου ειναι ελληνικότατο και μια αξέχαστη ανάμνηση στην νοσταλγία!!
ευχομαι να ειναι η μέρα σου πολύχρωμη και μοναδική οπως και η φωτογραφία σου!
Gigidusud (19951) 2014-03-08 0:39
Bellissima scena nel porto con splendidi colori ,riflessi e una luce fantastica. Mi piace la tranquilla atmosfera. Complimenti!
Buon fine settimana.
adores (43919) 2014-03-21 17:48
Another beautiful shot of this place. I like the soft afternoon light and the very nice colours and reflection on the water. These little colourful boats are really nice. A very good quality shot!
ChrisJ (109616) 2014-11-26 16:20
A much loved familiar sight from someone who has visited many Greeks Islands. I saw similar scenes in Chios, Rhodes and Kastelórizo off Kas in Turkey. Nice reflections with perfect density levels and sharpness & the diagonal axis of the boat adds dynamism. Tfs!