A view to the south from Mt Patella, at the west of Leros. We can see the two long capes embracing the huge bay of Lakki, leaving an opening of only 400 metres. In the distance lie the mountains of neighbouring Kalymnos.
Patella (like Cape Katsouni ahead and Mt Skoumbarda in the background) hosts the lot of ruined buildings and tunnels constructed by the Italians for the defense of the island, which they had turned into a naval base of great importance. After the heavy blows they received by bombs during the war, the buildings are now slowly and silently decaying, left to the mercy of time.
A big thank you to friend and great photographer Markos Spanos, who took us there and guided us all over. This is where we left the car. It's a long, steep climb to the top, there is a road but it's covered with sharp stones, so it's safer to climb on foot. So enticing to stop every now and then, enjoy the view and take pictures.
Thank you for visiting, a great week to all
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papagolf21 (110446) 2014-05-19 0:17
Superbe prise de vue. La beauté du paysage est magnifiquement mis en valeur.
Très belle réalisation.
snunney (107513) 2014-05-19 1:49
A splendid perspective over this beautiful bay. The framing trees are well included, helping to bring depth to the scene. I like very much the warm light and colours and the fascinating shadow play in the foreground.
saxo042 (37968) 2014-05-19 2:10
A very fantastic landscape view here, indeed beautiful! Impressive mountains and very attractive colours and a nice tilt.
Nicou (152118) 2014-05-19 2:23
super cadrage végétatif et ocmpo avec ce jeu d'ombre en premier plan quelle vue e tiamge quelle compo et vue cette roche ces îles sueprbe vue.
Bravo et amitié
arnie (1805) 2014-05-19 3:14
A stunning capture, Nicely composed with the trees and lower ground giving a good frame. Nice depth and great detail in mountains. TFS
miumiu (6113) 2014-05-19 3:23
Wonderful place with beautiful colours.
l like the point of view with the dramatic cliffs, nice blue sea and trees in the foreground.
Have a nice day
jhm (161013) 2014-05-19 4:57
Exactly or you was alone in these fantastic area.
A wonderful panoramic picture about these area.
Colours and view are specially.
Excellent composition lovely presentation.
Nice done, TFS.
Sergiom (89313) 2014-05-19 5:18
Quelle belle vue sur la mer et les îles.Le point de vue est superbe et le cadrage est d'une superbe profondeur. Les couleurs ressortent bien avec de très beaux détails.
Kielia (24077) 2014-05-19 5:18
this is an excellently composed impression of this characteristic landscape! You took a great advantage of this moody light that created such interesting colors. I also like the play of shadows and light. My compliments also for the notes – the result was worth all your efforts!
dta (82972) 2014-05-19 6:44
Hello Ourania ,
It must be a splendid and spectacular walk . Supeb view of the wild and rugged coatal landscape .
ikeharel (79263) 2014-05-19 8:46
Fantastic bay and rocks sight from the height of the mountain, Ourania.
A hike that was worth the effort taken, the landscape and seascape is overwhelming, and you were lucky with a clear day over the Lakki bay...
Fine long view to the island of Kalymnos, I had to go to Google-map to get around with this beauty.
Cricri (126794) 2014-05-19 8:51
Une montée difficile qui en valait la peine, le paysage est tout simplement grandiose, c'est un plaisir a regarder, les couleurs, le jeu ombre et de lumière, c'est très beau
cornejo (47302) 2014-05-19 10:40
Hi Ourania, lovely view of this beautiful coastal landscape with green cliffs, very well composed and captured by a great pov in this great and beautiful photography. A pretty picture with pretty greenery in the foreground, with good sharpness, depth, pretty light, color and quality. An excellent job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy week.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
pajaran (66378) 2014-05-19 10:46
Intresantan tekst, lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto, lepa priroda.
Lepo mesto za odmor sa lepim pogledom.
Prijatno vece i lepa noc, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela, srecno.
An interesting text, a nice view and a second ...
Good time recording, contrast and perspective, nice place indicated, beautiful nature.
Nice place for a holiday with a beautiful view.
Have a nice evening and night, all the best in the new week that started, good luck.
Noel_Byrne (33732) 2014-05-19 11:43
A breath taking view over the sea and mountains here, it must be so special to be here in person. I really like the shadow in the foreground, which would seem to off some shade grom a strong sun on a hard trek, a perfect place to stop, take I the scenery, and of course capture it for posterity :) the blue sea is stunning.
Thanks as always
Silvio1953 (154217) 2014-05-19 11:50
Ciao Ourania, gran POV per un favoloso panorama, tutto bello, luce, colori, inquadratura, fantastico il mare della tua Grecia, brava, ciao Silvio
photographer_sg (4414) 2014-05-19 12:28
Lovely view of the bay that is perfectly framed by the trees on both sides. Beautiful framing, pov, sharpness and colours. The colours are nicely saturated and well handled. Fine contrast between the vivid blue of the water and the rustic warm tones of the capes. Your note is both interesting and informative giving us an insight into the history of the location.
Thanks for sharing and have a great new week.
dip (23892) 2014-05-19 12:50
Γεια σου Ουρανία,
πραγματικά υπέροχη θέα!
Πολύ ωραία η φωτογραφία σου με εξαιρετικό βάθος,όμορφα φυσικά χρώματα και καλό φωτισμό,
jcpix (13950) 2014-05-19 20:37
So enticing to stop every now and then? How about every few meters? :) My, this is quite an enchanting view...you stopped at a good spot here for sure! With this expansive view and the trees to the right hugging the side of the frame and cordoning off the sea below, it almost looks like heavens swimming pool. :) The deep blue water is rich in appeal, and something tells me the views from down there are just as inspiring.
The landscape formations appear other worldly from this perspective, I get kind of a Superman's lair association from their shapes. :) Well worth any "flight," drive or hike, this is a lovely vantage point to take in the surroundings. Enjoy the new day. All the best.
From your previous note, I'm very intrigued to see your ultimate lucky shot.
holmertz (59760) 2014-05-20 8:25
This is indeed a great view and I am very impressed by the good light and the very strong and vivid colours. This was clearly a very rewarding trek.
From now I will be away for a while and will probably visit TE only rarely for the next few weeks.
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-05-20 8:56
Awesome landscape! I wouldn't mind building a house here and have this view everyday. Nicely captured with good details even the distant mountains. Good use of the shadows to create depth. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
Didi (60590) 2014-05-20 15:49
Certes tu es a proximité de jolis paysages, et c'est un bel avantage pour avoir des sujets de composition en fonction de la luminosité sans être obligée de se déplacer trop loin, le relief est un sacré avantage aussi
Kamilutka (8107) 2014-05-21 1:00
this coastline is amazing with dramatic cliffs and secluded bays it provides very pretty view. The choice of POV is unusual and makes the picture more interesting. The trees and bushes add some elements to the composition and frame the image naturally.I like how you handled light and as a result the of shadows painted charming pattern in the foreground.
Nice view to see after some exhausting hiking ;-)
Thanks for sharing
All the best
mesutilgim (97742) 2014-05-21 12:51
Hello dear Ourania,
Another very nice landscape capture from Leros with good pov and layout. Nice shadows.
A perfect TE entry enriched with many interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
abmdsudi (58302) 2014-05-21 21:16
The tree branches look as if pointing the eyes into the distance seascape - very clever observation - to where the stunning deep blue water. Indeed an idyllic sight, great dof, full of rich colours, excellent clarity and it' so competently full-filled framing without any space wasted and exposed to the optimum. The blue sky boosts the general effect superbly of an evocative shot that you've conveyed the feeling of vast open space ahead so well, Congrats.
elenimavrandoni (0) 2014-05-22 17:27
Ουρανία, ο τίτλος που συνοδεύει τήν εικόνα σου τα λέει ολα!! η θέα απο ψηλά ειναι μοναδική οπως ειναι μοναδικό και το δώρο σου να χαρίσεις αυτην την πανοραμική και πανέμορφη φωτογραφία με τίς υπέροχες χρωματικές εναλλαγές και αντιθέσεις!!
σ' ευχαριστω πολύ για τις ευχές σου!! να ειμαστε πάντα καλά..τιποτα άλλο!
Angshu (56760) 2014-05-29 21:12
A wonderful view to get after a hike to the top. The shadow in the FG guides us well into the picture. The deep blue of the sea finely contrasts with the green. The cliffs are quite dramatic, plunging into the blue sea...nice work!
Have a great WE
mcmtanyel (29752) 2014-06-08 20:54
A wonderful lookout point to enjoy the captivating scenery. Almost identical hills rising out of the waters are testimonies to the powerful tectonic activity that still reminds the area of its presence somewhat regularly.
npecanhuk (78927) 2014-06-19 8:38
Very attractive and beautiful picture!
Sharpness, colors, exposure, horizontal format, chosen pov, composition and dof really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
PaulVDV (32749) 2016-11-12 23:30
By chance I came across this older picture.
This is absolutely a wonderful land- and seascape.
The deeply indented coastline with its many peninsulas or perhaps smaller islands is excellently presented in a very attractive composition.
Nicely framed with the trees.
Beautiful natural colours.
Best regards, Paul