This picture is the result of an experiment. I happened to be at Brouzi at this hot hour by chance and was curious to have a close look at the new floating jetty which had been placed there a few days before (seen in the middle ground). On the way I stopped to have a look at the also new setting of the restaurant close to the beacon and under the ruined fortress that gave this area its name.
This picture was taken with extreme underexposure, you could hardly pierce the dark veil and see beyond the tables. But I decided to give it a bold pp treatment which revealed a lot, even at the opposite side of the bay, where we can see Crithoni and Alinda.
The scene may not be so interesting but I was thrilled with the result of the illumination and wished to show it to you:)
There were no people at all there. At that hour people were at work, on the beach, waiting for the catamaran at the port of Ayia Marina or in a shade wherever.
Thank you for visiting
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Mesut09 (376) 2014-07-25 0:56
Hello my friend.. i am your neighbour from turkey. I like greece a lot. You have taken this picture at very calm hour of the day:)I like greek blue..:) I would like to have a breakfast here :))
dkmurphys (48446) 2014-07-25 1:58
Perfect place to enjoy a good meal (especially knowing how tasteful the Greek cuisine is). Lovely colors also. Well taken scene.
snunney (82559) 2014-07-25 2:26
Some very clever pp work has resulted in a very interesting image. I am curious to know what you did as it could come in very useful for some of my pictures. I like very much the stark contrast between light and shade.
jhm (138244) 2014-07-25 3:59
This is a wonderful place for a lunch or a breakfast on these bench with sea sight.
Nice panorama view too with the village and mountains in background.
Colours and sharpness make these picture attractive.
Excellent composition, also a very well angle with depth and perspective.
Very well done, TFS.
Sergiom (58734) 2014-07-25 5:49
Tu as bien réussi ton expérience de post production. Tous les détails sont impeccables même les plus surexposé. Le résultat est identique à l'utilisation d'un filtre polarisant.
Silvio1953 (120652) 2014-07-25 6:08
Ciao Ourania, bella composizione coi tavoli in primo piano, piacevole vista di un fantastico mare, splendida luce e magnifici colori, brava, buon week end, ciao Silvio
ikeharel (56066) 2014-07-25 7:12
Managed superbly the blazing hour sunlight, and the result is awesome. We vcan see every element with it's clear details. In contrast balanced the FG restaurant tables and balcony in brigher tones.
Not an easy task, but well done, scaling superbly the pic. space till far side of the bay.
Cheers, have a nice weekend,
Cricri (105331) 2014-07-25 9:32
Bel endroit pour prendre un repas ou simplement un verre, c'est très agréable si près de la mer, les quelques bateaux et les montagnes a horizon, pour ce qui est de la lumière et des couleurs c'est une réussite, il est a de beau contraste
Agréable et belle soirée
holmertz (40085) 2014-07-25 11:50
This was a very interesting experiment and I must say it was very successful. Whatever your intention was, apart from not overexposing the bright foreground, you managed in my opinion to create what seems like two pictures in one. In fact, I almost get the impression that this shows the interior of a very well lit restaurant where the wall is covered with a huge photo of the small port. The differences of light are so great that the two parts almost don't seem to belong together. Realizing the very difficult conditions here you did very well to bring out such fine details. That kind of treatment could easily have caused a lot of noise, but I had to enlarge this very much to detect any traces at all of it.
mesutilgim (83046) 2014-07-25 12:20
Hello dear Ourania,
A perfect "take a seat" capture ! Very good pov and layout. Interesting notes.
TFS and have a nice weekend
carlo62 (31444) 2014-07-25 14:23
io vedo solo una bella foto, ovviamente non vedo l'originale, ma il risultato è ottimo.
Tra l'altro quei tavoli sono un vero e proprio invito a sedersi a mangiare qualche specialità locale, anche se non credo sia molto fresco.
Nicou (120452) 2014-07-25 20:10
L'endroit à l'air braiment agréable quelle vue de cette terrasse chaises et table au bord de l'eau superbe compo.
Bravo et amitié
COSTANTINO (54493) 2014-07-25 22:11
Good morning my dear friend
nice place to sit to take a coffee
or to pass free time pleasantly
nice panoramic view with hundred
of different details and the deep
everything is in order
thanks for sharing this place with us
and take a coffee for us
SnapRJW (30911) 2014-07-26 9:01
Hello Ourania - I found your note interesting and like the results of your experiment. In particular, I think that the contrasts and richness of the tones and colours work well and you have controlled the harsh highlights as I detect no blow-outs.
An attractive scene where the table and chairs invite guests to enjoy the view.
Have a lovely Sunday
Noel_Byrne (23286) 2014-07-27 3:16
the light here is very beautiful and I particularly like the color and texture it has brought out in this sandstone cobbled path and the shadows the table throws On it. You created a very enticing scene and I would Lou he to take a seat here for breakfast and watch as the world comes to life :)
have a great Sunday
nikkitta (14618) 2014-07-27 12:24
Back to very Greek inviting atmospheres in a well composed capture
Waiting white tables in good contrast with the very blue sea
I think you use well a pp treatment, like the saturated color, not always good, but here they work well
Buena semana !
aliabazari (14803) 2014-07-28 21:48
Hi Ourania dear
The shadows know what the (summer) is ...
Above, a verse of poetry late, Iran (Sohrab Sepehri) is.
Enjoy your summer at the beach, very good in a display. Nicely done. Thank you
Sonata11 (33225) 2014-07-30 8:52
Hello Ourania,beautiful composition of magnificent view and the mood of relaxing with wonderfully executed, great colors, sharpness, clarity. Perfectly well done. Tfs.
All the best, Barbara
serp2000 (39578) 2014-08-12 12:33
What can I say? Just impressive result of your experiment, excellent exposure indeed. Good technical quality, perfect colors and attractive composition!