This may be the most iconic view from Kos Island that is why I have selected it to be my postcard from Kos. You have seen recently a photo from same POV presented on TrekEarth by Danos (click here). My photo differs by being a zoomed in version. Sadly we both did not have the best light.
In this photo you see a small islet of Kastri with a small church of St Anthony. The most notable place of interest here however is Early Christian Basilica Agios Stefanos, or what is left of it. You may spot its ruins with one column restored on the coast in front of the islet. It seems very tiny here that is why I decided to show a close up. Christians have apparently been here since 1500 years.
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mesutilgim (96764) 2012-10-06 12:28
Nice capture from Kos.
Good pov and good layout.
This closest Greek island to Turkey is one of the most visited Greek islands by my people. And often you can come through with turkish in shops etc.
The small church on the island is so beautiful.
TFS and have a nice weekend
dta (81110) 2012-10-06 13:18
Hello Mariusz ,
We do't allways have the best light when we travel . But this is good to see the landscapes in normal sunny conditions . Compraing your view and the Danos'one , both are interesting . This one is closer , without sky . So , the accent is on the outstanding rocky island with its little chapel .
chrisvek (7001) 2012-10-06 15:27
Very nice shoot with superb details and great background.Perfect POV too.I really wish you had a great time here.Well done.
Have a nice evening
fds (9569) 2012-10-06 21:55
dear frien you are the king of the postcard
this is another very beautiful image with great point of view
i love very much this little church over the rocs
ikeharel (76167) 2012-10-07 2:13
Good morning Mariusz,
Magnificent island scenery, with high mountain backdrop the beautiful bay.
Saw some pictures of the place on TE, each is a bit different - I admit the view is overwhelming, intriguing also.
Fine clear details over, good light collected along the amazing coast and view of the small island.
raszid62 (18515) 2012-10-07 2:36
Zadziwiajacy i imponujący zakątek Wysp Egejskich. Ta skała pośrodku zatoki i biały domek, to chyba mała kapliczka szcególnie przyciągają uwagę. Bardzo ładna plaża na małym cyplu. Świetna, deikatna i pastelowa kolorystyka i rewelacyjna ostrość.
williewhistler (16412) 2012-10-07 4:47
even though the light may not have been the best your composition and very clear detail that make this appear almost in 3D,it is a fine photograph that has a great deal of interest and much charm.
Best regards Les.
abmdsudi (57168) 2012-10-07 8:17
Although the lighting is not on your favour, it's adequately exposed well seen with the main highlights are in placed. A superb shot indeed with excellent backdrop to put this shot into perspective with the brightly lit chapel anchors the shot and the historic basilica atop the mount is so well registered. Its well composed with excellent depth, with some attractive foreground. I feel the blue water makes this shot standout superbly. Excellent write up as usual. Well done
pajaran (64428) 2012-10-07 10:36
Lep pogled na malo ostrvo i Crkvu.
Dobra ostrina, kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobar tekst i kompozicija, lepa panorama.
Lepo mesto za odmor.
Prijatno vece i mirna noc, sve najbolje.
Ładny widok na małej wyspie i kościoła.
Dobra ostrość, kontrast i perspektywa, piękne kolory.
Dobra treść i kompozycja, piękna panorama.
Ładne miejsce na wakacje.
Dobry wieczór i spokojna noc, wszystkiego najlepszego.
Graal (103038) 2012-10-08 0:10
Danos byl wczesniej ale Twoje zdjecie tez jest ok. Niezwykle miejsce warte odwiedzenia. Wysepka przy wyspie. Dobry POV, ostrosc i kolory. Owocny w zwiedzanie miales wrzesien.
danos (101838) 2012-10-08 0:26
the view and the existance of this islet and the chapel on it is unique.I have saw about this in a brosure so making 40km from the city of Kos, i have visited in the middle of the day, as you too i suppose,with the hardh light of the day to makes the capture a bit undesirable.
I think that this image must be shot in afternoon when the sun have a more correct placement in the frame.
I'll visit the island on November and i'll try one more photo of the islet.I hope for better results.
Have a good week,Danos
mauro61 (52857) 2012-10-08 1:11
una bella immagine di questa isola rocciosa con la piccola cappella bianca e azzurra vicino la costa.
Buona la profonditŕ che permette di gustare al meglio la foto,
ciakgiak (30433) 2012-10-08 7:30
splendida cartolina dalla Grecia, un'immagine bella, piena li luce, sole e colori.
Molto bello il paesaggio, ottima come sempre la qualitŕ.
Un caro abbraccio
s_lush (16600) 2012-10-08 12:30
This picturesque view has been captured by you perfectly well. Excellent composition, natural colors, interesting forms of the rocks, nice details and very high quality!
Royaldevon (41825) 2012-10-09 1:09
Good Morning Mariusz,
The light was not in your favour but, despite that, you have composed the shot beautifully, anchoring the f/g with a strong triangle, and producing a good sense of depth out to the island. The little church, so very Greek in style, is stronglt positioned. The colours, though a little flat, are right for the time of day and the light.
Have a lovely day,
josepmarin (58359) 2012-10-09 2:31
I remember perfectly the photo of our friend Danos, taken in the same place.
In this composition we can admire the great beauty of this landscape of the island, with the small white and blue chapel on the islet, in a more explicit visual angle because of the zoom.
The result is very good, the photo has a high quality of image, a good field depth, and a few beautiful colors.
Well done, my friend.
maria-v1981 (10932) 2012-10-09 4:20
Yes, this is the most captured place of Kos. But is pleasent to see from your point of view and the composition is excellent as always.
Have a nice evening,
kordinator (21521) 2012-10-09 7:48
You had a wonderful idea of photographing this beautiful place.
Realy lovely postcard.
Bravo and thanks for sharing.
fabbs99 (17175) 2012-10-09 13:41
Hello Mariusz ,
Excellent piece of zoom shot of the rocky island.Its a beautiful place with blue sea in the sunlight.It is well composed and nicely balanced. Very well done, TFS.
Keep sharing and commenting
Didi (60590) 2012-10-10 5:21
Magnificient view on the island, beautiful place for holidays
If I was there I should makes of course some panoramic views
jemaflor (101355) 2012-10-10 12:07
Great pov with this island with an excellent focal point with the blue chapell, nice light and blue sea, tfs.
siolaw (38292) 2012-10-10 21:00
Nice view over the little island and bay, proving that September is one of the best periods for Greece... mass tourism is gone but nice weather still there!
delpeoples (59434) 2012-10-11 3:52
Hi dear Mariusz
Yes I;ve seen this place before, but this POV looks quite unique. What a charming place, with the tiny church and untouched landscape. Yes, the light was very harsh, but I think you did a great job with it. Ahhh I can imagine this place at sunset or sunrise, but with your new job as Dad, I can imagine you would other duties at this time of the day :)
Cheers and thanks for sharing
fritzi007 (11874) 2013-01-17 14:26
typisch Griechenland, ein sehr großer unterschied zu unserer Winterlandschaft. Auch dein Kommentar ist sehr informativ, gratuliere!
elenimavrandoni (0) 2013-07-25 21:18
Mariusz, now this is a very beautiful picture, great angle, fantastic emerald color of the water, nice crop makes it more attractive!extraordinary picture!
I'm glad that you like Spetses, nice and peaceful little island..
all the best
- Copyright: Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) (39533)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-09-26
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS Kiss X4, Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM, Hoya Pro PL
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-06 12:25