Shot from the ferry just leaving the main port of Ios island.
For the next three weeks i'll be less active in the site because of i'll travel to USA/Seattle to visit my son's family and the more important their new member, my first grandson.
Ios (Greek: Ίος, locally Νιός - Nios) is a Greek island in the Cyclades group in the Aegean Sea. Ios is a hilly island with cliffs down to the sea on most sides, situated halfway between Naxos and Santorini. It is about 18 km (11 mi) long and 10 km (6 mi) wide, with an area of about 109 km² (42 mi²). Population was 1,838 in 2001 (down from 3,500 in the 19th century). Ios is part of the Santorini peripheral unit.Ios was the setting for the movie Ginger and Cinnamon (Dillo con parole mie). Also, scenes from the film Big Blue (Le Grand Bleu) were shot in Manganari.
City of Chora
The Port of Ios is at the head of the Ormos harbor in the northwest. From there the bus or a 15-minute walk up the steep donkey path takes you to the village, known as Chora. Chora is a white and very picturesque cycladic village, full of stairs and narrow paths, that makes it inaccessible for cars of any kind. Today, the main path through this village is completely taken over by tourism in terms of restaurants, boutiques, bars and discothèques. Apart from the port and the village of Chora, Ios has only a few small settlements, just a group of spread out houses in the background of major beaches (Theodoti, Kalamos, Maganari). Since the 1990s, the island mayor Pousseos has worked on Ios' development towards attracting different types of tourists. With the help of European Community funds some roads have been built, all of them paved, and a scenic amphitheater has been created by the German architect Peter Haupt (who died in 2003) at the top of the village hill. Unfortunately, cultural events rarely take place up there.
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jlbrthnn (79791) 2011-09-15 6:06
I see a pleasant contrast between this dynamic and fragile sailboat and the static and long-lasting church. Very beautiful clear and deep composition. Excellent light and colors. Bravo.
Have a nice day
geoant68 (331) 2011-09-15 6:29
ωραία σκηνή με το ιστιοφόρο να αναχωρεί από την ηρεμία του λιμανιού προς το ανοικτό πέλαγος.Η εκκλησία στην άκρη του λιμανιού δεσπόζει της άκρης του και κατευοδώνει ομίζω τους ναυτικούς.
sacimar (25975) 2011-09-15 7:25
this is another beautiful composition of the Greek islands, I like the colors and the elements you captured, the boat and the church, nice image!
npecanhuk (63470) 2011-09-15 7:32
I'd love to be on that boat!
Special regards to the chosen pov, composition, colors and exposure!
TFS - congrats,
Gerrit (46794) 2011-09-15 7:43
great colorful view of a great spot.
ikeharel (55200) 2011-09-15 7:57
POV showing the beauty of this cove, with good contrast of the white churc on rocky slop.
The boat give dynamic scale to the whole.
dip (23532) 2011-09-15 9:01
Γειά σου Δάνο,
η φωτογραφία σου περιέχει όλα τα στοιχεία ενός νησιώτικου τοπίου,θάλασσα,φάρο,ιστιοφόρο,και η όμορφη εκκλησία που ομορφαίνει και ισσοροπεί τη σύνθεση,και όλα αυτά με καλό καδράρισμα και όμορφα φυσικά χρώματα,
εύχομαι να περάσεις καλά στο Seattle και περιμένω να δω φωτογραφίες...
marcan44 (6223) 2011-09-15 9:10
un posto dove la bellezza della natura prevale.
Una foto che invita a prolungare le vacanze in queste isole meravigliose.
Un caro saluto
pajaran (50380) 2011-09-15 9:39
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst, unuk se uvek obraduje svom dedi ...
Lep pogled sa trajekta i trenutak sa camcem koji ide svojim putem, lepa bela arhitektura na obali i oblaci, lepa fotografija.
Dobar rad, kompozicija i prikaz lepim bojama.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje.
Very interesting and a good text, grandson always cheer her grandfather ...
Nice view from the ferry and the moment with the boat that goes its own way, beautiful white architecture on the coast and clouds, beautiful photos.
Good work, nice composition and color display.
Enjoyable evening and all the best.
Cricri (104293) 2011-09-15 9:48
Très jolie composition , un paysage magnifique, beau moment pris de l'arrivée du bateau, le contraste de l'église blanche sur les rochers, très belle réalisation
Bon voyage au États Unis, et félicitations pour votre petit fils
Fis2 (83878) 2011-09-15 9:48
Excellent composition and colors.
I like church.
bayno (18342) 2011-09-15 11:05
Hi Danos, sea and coastline are beautiful, the colors are something exceptional, I feel a bit of healthy envy for the guys on the boat, great shot, excellent quality, regards, valter
saxo042 (37220) 2011-09-15 12:24
A beautifully composed picture with many fine parts. The straight slope provide a diagonal and the white church is the main part of the view, but the boat approaching the pier provide life and action. The deep blue colour of the water is very attractive. A paradisical view!
Budapestman (82620) 2011-09-15 13:34
picturesque view with fantastic colours and lights, the composition is superb, great mood, Tfs! Have a nice evening! Kellemes estét kívánok!
Silvio1953 (119497) 2011-09-15 13:46
Ciao Danos, fantastic sea view, lovely composition with boat in FG, splendid light and wonderful bright colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
baddori (19213) 2011-09-15 14:42
Una imboccatura di porto fotogenica e a piena luce .
La chiesa e l'ampio territorio ...ed alla parte opposta il faro .
La barca esce e il mare certamente è un po agitato ...
In porto a motore ...al largo vela ?
yedirenk (11244) 2011-09-15 16:36
Hi dear Danos,
an excellent painting with superb vivid colours and details..a wonderful summer atmosphere from Greece...TFS
siamesa (27737) 2011-09-15 17:48
Boa noite Danos
A blue color that fill our eyes of beauty. Superb capture. The white building make a marvelous effect in this photo. TFS
Sonata11 (33223) 2011-09-15 21:19
wonderful image with interesting view of the seascape. Beautiful architecture of this church with superb management of colors, light and clarity with fantastic POV and DOF great as well. I love it. Perfectly well done. Thanks for sharing.
All the best,
kato (11630) 2011-09-15 22:34
You're capturing well this seascape by a good composition and excellent tone, so it's impressive and interesting to see boat sailing the ocean and white church standing to peninsula. The whole is harmonized well by a good composition and color balance.
Graal (96404) 2011-09-15 23:25
nice view, good shot from fine POV. I like the panoramic format, colours and composition. Another beautiful image from Greek islands.
Have a nice day.
emka (76255) 2011-09-15 23:49
it must be marvelous to sail there , seeing numerous islands with its white churches and other buildings. Fantastic contrasts of deep blue water and boat.
My congratulations for a young grandfataher!! All the best!
have a great trip
josepmarin (57689) 2011-09-16 1:09
your POV from the ferry offers us a nautical image very attractive and very dynamic, with the sailboat leaving the port, and a few fantastic colors in the sea.
The landscape is very nice, and the church with its white architecture is outlined on the hillside with a great chromatic contrast.
Excellent management of the light, beautiful colors and high quality of image in this magnificent composition.
Well done, my friend.
dkmurphys (48078) 2011-09-16 2:14
Another beautiful landscape with strong colors and a relaxing atmosphere. Well seen, have a beautiful weekend.
nobuikehonda (3848) 2011-09-16 3:34
Hello dear Danos,
Ah...the blue sky, blue water, and a stunningly white and beautiful church, the sailing boat is just in process of leaving the port... Destination? OUT THERE !! It must be a great feeling. I love the panoramic view, Danos.
With my very best wishes to you,
Have a great day,
P.S: Congratulations Danos, I am sure that I will be writing to you before your departure. But for just in case, I would like to add to say; Have a great stay in the U.S.
rodgerg (55767) 2011-09-16 8:03
Wonderful place with the sea and the white orthodox church! Superb composition too with the boat well loacted in the composition. Excellent managment of light with a beautiful blue color and the white color well exposed.
Have a nice We,
abmdsudi (41936) 2011-09-16 9:24
Another great capture presented, I wonder how you spotted that stunning white church on the slope and the yatch moving into the frame at the perfect spot.Your patience, skill and time is well paid off, you must have waited for right moment to release the shutter. Such great talent and keen eyes in sellecting your subjects and the result is so superb. Marvelous image with tremendous impact. Grat effort, Congrats
Robert1969 (6948) 2011-09-16 10:11
The picture is taken from a very good perspective
and with a very good composition, because the
boat goes to the open sea and gives the viewer a
kind of feeling of freedom.
Also the light management is very good...
Friendly regards and have a nice weekend,
peppe59 (14551) 2011-09-16 13:42
fantastic landscape with perfect incorporation of the boat, vibrant colors and Mediterranean, compliments a beautiful picture.
vasilpro (40917) 2011-09-16 23:10
Πολύ όμορφη καλοκαιρινή σκηνή με το ιστιοπλοϊκό να φεύγει από το λιμανάκι της Νιό για την εξερεύνηση και των άλλων πανέμορφων Κυκλαδίτικων νησιών μας, ωραίο έντονο φως και καθαρά χρώματα.
Καλό Σαββατοκύριακο, Βασίλης.
DjoleEric (0) 2011-09-17 5:38
Fotgrafija beautiful on the coast.
It looks so real as stavrno and they can get into the picture.
Very nice work and make beautiful vivid colors.
Have a nice day.
mauro61 (52623) 2011-09-17 9:52
un bellissimo mare ripreso in maniera superba dal tuo scatto.
Bellissimi i colori e una inquadratura ricca di elementi,
TopGeo (38200) 2011-09-17 10:55
Γειά σου Δάνο,
Ένα νησιώτικο τοπίο,με όμορφα συνδυασμένα φυσικά χρώματα, της θάλασσας, του φάρου,και του ιστιοφόρου, σε συνδυασμό με τη λευκή εκκλησία που ομορφαίνει και ισσοροπεί τη σύνθεση,Μια εικόνα από ένα νησί την Ίο που πολλά έχω ακούσει αλλά δεν έχω πάει!
εύχομαι καλό ταξίδι στο Seattle και περιμένω να δω τις αποτυπώσεις και τις εντυπώσεις σου!
mvdisco (17752) 2011-09-17 20:45
Beautiful seascape nicely presented and composed,
Great colors and light,
Excellent point of view and deep of field,
well , Danos.. have a nice trip to visit your son and your first grandson.
pablominto (53744) 2011-09-18 0:06
Seems like a great day for sailing!
The sky and sea are blue, the wind is fair and the sun shining - what more can one expect...
A well balanced composition where the boat is given room to move into..!
COSTANTINO (53603) 2011-09-18 0:31
Πολύ ομορφη και γραφική εικόνα απο την πανέμορφη Ιο,
καταπληκτικά χρώματα,ομορφη σύνθεση,
patdeph (35748) 2011-09-18 3:08
very nice picture of a superb landscape,where I like the colors,the white church,and of course,the very well placed sailboat.Superb!
jhm (137518) 2011-09-18 4:47
Good bye shall say these sailor, he thing see the sea between the big rocks.
Pleasant contrast between this dynamic and fragile sailboat .
Nice captured, nice composed too.
Very well done, TFS.
maria-v1981 (10814) 2011-09-18 4:52
Βλέποντας αυτη την εικόνα με ταξιδεύει στην υπέροχη Ιός.
Πολύ όμορφη σύνθεση με καταπληκτικά χρώματα και ωραίες αντιθέσεις. Μακάρι να βρισκόμουν πάνω στο ιστιοφόρο.
Ευχομαί μια καλή βδομάδα,
janusz2054 (2) 2011-09-18 11:06
Lovely scene from Greece.
Very nice combination of blue sea and white house.
Amazing shot, good contrast and good perspective to the sea .
Longroute (19394) 2011-09-19 1:18
Very, very beautiful Danos!
The church alone would be a nice and deserving subject but the sailing boat in foreground and the sight of the bay make a most appealing composition with rich vivid colours and an excellent clarity. I remember well this place and the church because our ferry stopped here on the way to Naxos. Your photo gives back all its splendour.
Have a nice time in the USA and congratulations for your grandchild!
Urs (14082) 2011-09-19 4:40
The sailing boat is exactly at the right position, boosting DOF as it makes the viewer to look at the horizon. Another highlight is the white church which really sticks out. Vibrant colour hues with high sharpness. Well done
dta (64874) 2011-09-19 5:05
Hello Danos ,
So arid are the greek islands in the summertime ! Like the contrast of the golden grass with the blue sea , and some touches of green vegetation . The composition is excellent , too , with attractive elements as the white crurche , the sailing ...
siolaw (38254) 2011-09-19 5:10
Geia sou Danos,
Wish you a good trip in Canada...and a happy meeting with new family member!
Superb colours here and sharp detail too. The place looks just gorgeous!
Boat brings dynamism the image.
nikkitta (14308) 2011-09-19 19:47
Beautiful capture of a great (as always) Greek landscape
Like the contrast between the white boat and church and blue sky and sea
So you are going to my most dreamed city, Seattle, where Grey's anatomy ( american series)takes place
Congrats for the arrive of a new member to your family
fds (7760) 2011-09-20 12:57
very beautiful sailing in the fantastic blu sea
great picture with fantastic colors
mkamionka (30068) 2011-09-21 3:00
We did not have the summer this year in Ireland and I had just short vacations with a bad weather as well so I like to stay longer in your gallery dreaming about summer...
This one is again such a relaxing view. The church has such an original style and the composition with the boat exiting to the open sea is very pretty.
Very well seen and captured,
yeln (11504) 2011-09-22 22:16
wow, kakni barvni kontrasti!!belina cerkve dobesedno pritegne oko. zelo dobro in zelo lepo!!! TFS!
lep dan, vojko
axiotea (21649) 2011-09-22 22:30
Geia sou Danos
First of all, congratulations for your grandson ;D
it looks like the sun was strong but you've handled well with 1/3000s. A nice view, with a good timing on the sail boat leading the eye on the lovely chapel and the horizon line. Fine colour contrasts as well!
Wish you all the best ;D
delpeoples (52897) 2011-09-23 18:33
Kalispera dear Danos
You are stayimg up late tonight dear friend! This is such an idyllic scene, so well-composed with beautiful colours and light management. The coastline around here realy is spectacular. The urge to jump on a plane to Greece is overwhelming!
Geia sou, have a beautiful weekend
paura (47166) 2011-09-25 15:54
O lugar parece fantástico e o enquadramento que você praticou está muito bom, com fino equilíbrio de profundidade nos elementos. Linda fotografia.
Angshu (55255) 2011-09-25 21:49
The white churtch is indeed a fine focal point! The contrast between the deep blue water & the warm colour of the land is appealing. The triangle shape of the landmass seems to segregate the two blues - of the sky 7 the water well. Good work!
adramad (36869) 2011-10-02 9:40
Wonderful and lovely image with the deep blue sea and the immaculate white of the church that stands on the dry side of the mountain, the boat gives a touch of charm to the composition.
As always quality work with good brightness, sharpness and color.
P/D. My trip to Greece in general has been very nice and bring good memories, very good time in Athens and the Peloponnese.
In the islands a little disappointed because I have not had these waters so blue, nor the heavens as clean, as most days we had a lot of fog, especially Santorini. Also a cold north wind.
The photos will have to wait a little, because I have made many and should be selected and then document on which to rise.
jmdias (54031) 2011-10-02 12:22
very beautiful view of the seshore, the sailing boat and the church are very nice inside the compo. good light and sharpness. beautiful job.
congratulations for your grandson.
eldancer1 (26706) 2011-11-03 9:47
I've never been to Greece but this is what I imagine Greece looks like (maybe I've too many movies about Greece). Nicely captured with wonderful colors. Sharp details. Well done, tfs.
andywo (4723) 2011-11-11 10:04
Great shot of this beautiful view to the sea. Interesting scene witn the yacht, and interesting white church on the coast.
All the best,
kennyblack (4207) 2011-11-11 11:19
Hello Danos, beautiful image of summer that makes us regret the 'summer just past. You have captured a wonderful place with a perfect angle. Beautiful colours and resolution.
Best wishes for a good weekend ... Marino
Kielia (23273) 2012-09-18 6:34
I almost missed this one. This is an impression that tells a story! Your POV works very well - giving us an excellent impression of this beautiful piece of nature. The colors and the light are also wonderful, and the sailing boat adds a very nice touch to the scenery. My compliments!
elenimavrandoni (14241) 2012-11-11 12:29
Μπορεί να βρέχει στο Σαν Ντιεγκο σήμερα αλλά εμένα δεν με νοιάζει γιατί είμαι ήδη στήν Ίο στίς Κυκλάδες!Μοναδικό αυτό το αιγαιοπελαγίτικο μπλέ τής θάλασσας πού το άφησες ήσυχο και φυσικό ετσι είναι ακόμα πιό όμορφο σε αντίθεση με το κάτασπρο εκκλησάκι πού δεσπόζει πανηγυρικά στον βράχο. Η παρουσία του ιστιοπλοικού δίνει μια ζωντανή νότα στο κατα τα άλλα ήρεμο μα απίστευτα μαγευτικό τοπίο!
omid266 (3916) 2013-04-12 7:12
Hello Danos ,
Thank you for your nice pictures from
around the world !
Good Luck in continue ,
Miguel82 (22307) 2013-07-02 11:13
What a beautiful picture Danos, congratulations
Really good colors, very sharp photo, I like the chapel and the hill in the bg
- Copyright: Danos kounenis (danos) (85085)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-08-12
- Categories: Nature, Transportation
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D, Canon Zoom EF 24-105mm 1:4mm L IS USM, HOYA PRO1 Digital 77mm mC PL-C
- Exposure: f/4, 1/3000 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Santorini island
- Date Submitted: 2011-09-15 5:45