Can anyone explain how on Earth, could a rock like this have been created? With the geological history of Milos everything seems possible. The greatest artist of all times, Nature, had a creativity and imagination uplift, when creating this unique island.
If you want to see such "psychedelic" rock and pebbles you should go the Kastanas beach on the east coast of Milos. Get a good map of the island and don't be afraid of the dirtroads! Don't pick a pebble as a souvenir! A local legend says, that everytime a visitor took a pebble as a souvenir, the pebble was losing its colours as soon as it left Milos. Can you believe it?
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batalay (33377) 2009-07-09 5:55
Hello Dear Hercules,
What a pleasure to have just logged onto Trekearth when this extraordinary photograph rolled in. It is puzzling how this formation has been created. The colors and textures in the image are remarkable. But, what is the actual texture of the rock with the concentric circles. Is it glass? If so, the type of heat generated by a meteor impact can produce this effect. There is a prehistoric site in the dessert west of South West Egypt where multicolored glass was found, and used by the Pharaohs as jewelry. Only recently was the source of that material traced to a meteor impact tens of thousands of years ago.
Muse (34935) 2009-07-09 5:59
Les photos que tu fais de Milos donnent vraiment envie de découvrir cet endroit. Ici une magnifique compo et des couleurs superbes.En effet, la nature fait des choses extraordinaires!
coco (30437) 2009-07-09 6:22
Veo que... veo que estás en plena forma. Tu foto es muy pero que muy atractiva... y ese "ojo" da tanta vida a la foto.
Ta leme, file mou.
Dragut (36) 2009-07-09 9:38
Lovely..it seems being a animal from the lost world of Atlantis.........near Milos..well known.
bema (26179) 2009-07-09 9:57
Hercules, geia sou..
a nice story and a very splendid capture of this famous stones from the Milos beaches..
but let me tell, the greek stones look also very well beside my little garden pond in my garden.. ;-))
have a fine evening, filika bernd
Morac (27419) 2009-07-09 10:05
Fantastic psychedelic rock : a great quality in this picture.
atha2pan (3811) 2009-07-09 10:11
Kala re paliomastora, pou pas kai briskeis ola auta ta omorfa pragmata?
Den ksero file mou ean sou to exo pei ksana, alla mou aresei o tropos epeksergasias sou.
na eisai kala
jasmis (57614) 2009-07-09 10:16
Amazing colours and shape of this rock. Superb photo.
ymrk (14947) 2009-07-09 12:01
I've likened a fish eye...Approximately,i think,it's not rock which is prehistoric fish fossil in my opinion.Anyway.I've loved a lot of attractive colors of the rock.That's got marbled colors...
Take care of yourself!
rigoletto (32710) 2009-07-09 12:51
Seeing the thumbnail, I thought it was an octopus commited suicide!
What an intresting rock you found over there! And the "splash" is a bonus, a carefully arranged moment.
leonorkuhn (16233) 2009-07-09 13:19
You have found a treasure in the form of stone. This beautiful stone is a gift from nature. Excellent capture, great colors and details.
COSTANTINO (44071) 2009-07-09 13:47
Geia sou Hrakli,
yperoxh fwtografia me to kuma na skaei sta braxia,
thespesia xrwmata pou prosdidoun mia lampsi kai mia
zwntania sthn kalokairinh auth skhnh.
argycon (2769) 2009-07-09 15:37
Poly kali fotografia Irakli.
Apithanos vrachos, fantastika xrwmata!
lousat (63989) 2009-07-09 16:44
Hi Hercules,this is pure art! What a great idea! What a greats colors! What a best point of view! What a time of exposure! What a great photographer..you!! My best compliments and thanks to show us this fantastic beauty! Have a nice day,LUCIANO
hispic (9619) 2009-07-09 20:14
Amazing work with superlative image quality as always, the luminous white splash have been perfectly rendered with a nice choice of the shutter speed. It's also very interesting that this subject seems a huge creature washed ashore.
Thanks for showing superb image always.
jonathan_hart (21270) 2009-07-09 20:21
the big bonus is the splash of the wave, fantastic,
and of course these eye catching psychedelic patterns are amazing
arghya001 (324) 2009-07-09 22:33
A Nice rock texture like a eye of an animal. Thanks for sharing.
pauloog (11739) 2009-07-10 2:06
Well seen and well executed. Looks like a monster's eye luring at the photographer.
sultana (2101) 2009-07-10 4:00
I like this shot with fascinating colours and interesting graphic of rock.Well done.
jemaflor (73990) 2009-07-10 4:50
Very impressive colors and good effect with the waves captured at the good time, great result, bravo !
sandpiper (6560) 2009-07-10 5:05
An amzing capture, what unbelievable colours. i think I will have to go there on my next European holiday and see this for myself. Excellent composition.
Urs (14078) 2009-07-10 7:46
I could have selected your latest picture but this one attracted me even more due to the vibrant colors. That's a super shot. Brilliant in sharpness, colors, contrast and DOF. You really made my day --- Keep it coming.
axiotea (21647) 2009-07-10 21:32
This is a very special place! I wish I could go to Kastanas beach to look at this incredible and colorful spectacle! The big rock reminds me a bit of an agate. You are right to mention not to pick up the pebbles ;)
Have a nice day
ChrisJ (91132) 2009-07-11 3:47
Hello Dear Hercules
Incredible warm cold colour contrasts, between the red streaked fg rock, & the blue green water. A fantastic decisive moment shot, capturing the breaking wave. Tfs!
baba_flies (8829) 2009-07-11 8:04
Hello Hercules! This is of immense beauty, the colors of the stone, these rusty tones, and the splash of sea in the background with amazing blues in the water. Yes I have been to Milos but in these days, I don't know, I saw the beauty, but maybe not in the stone ... if I may say so. This goes to my favorites, it has to. Love it. I am sure it has a lot of explanations when you ask a geologist and when I look at it I might agree that you have to leave the little stones where they are but I sometimes take them home, actually from each trip, just one but now I might reconsider. Best regards, happy weekend, Barbara.
Bruno40 (6658) 2009-07-11 8:21
que piedra mas increible!!.... que buen ojo amigo!! parece una ballena pintada!
AiresSantos (56155) 2009-07-11 13:46
Hi dear Hercules
Amazing colours in this magnificent composition
I like the effect of the waves
Very well seen and done
Have a great weekend
denisn72 (8300) 2009-07-12 5:43
The earth is an artist! I have no doubts! The drawing and the colours are fantastic. The splashing water is awesome! I like very much the title you chose for the picture. Incredile sharpness and light. Good job!
jmcl (14535) 2009-07-12 7:53
Wonderful image .. vibrant chaos .. overwhelming color .. and with that wave as a backdrop .. wonderfully done. very nice. take care, John
ciakgiak (30379) 2009-07-12 12:00
the colours of the rocks are unusual and fantastic at the same time.
I like the effect of the water, this is a really spectacular natural image.
Friendly regards, have a great week.
Flavia (10352) 2009-07-13 7:59
Really amazing! I tought at first that is was an octopussy. How amazing is nature! Really interesting subject. Thanks for sharing!
cak (4835) 2009-07-13 18:33
lines of the rock is an art on its own.stones are its jewels.and sea water is its shiner.TFS
mkamionka (27031) 2009-07-14 5:30
you continue to surprise us with unearthy views. This is just beautiful.
The colors and the rock texture are fantastic.
You have added a lot to it by using slightly longer exposition time. The movement of water makes it even more attractive.
Congratulations and TFS
dareco (17134) 2009-07-14 20:52
This is just amazing!! A very interesting note as well. Great colors and detail. TFS
sacavem (18604) 2009-07-17 4:33
What a stunning spectacle,TFS,Hercules.
Very good POV and nice colours. Superb image.
Bluejeans (64243) 2009-07-18 3:22
Magnifica foto com umas cores bem vivas , linda a textura desta pedra em tons de vermelho , gostei muito do movimento da agua , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
npecanhuk (56350) 2009-07-18 6:38
What a magnificent picture!
Colors, shapes and brightness are at their best!
The visual results of that splashing wave together with those colorful stones and rocks, with astonishing shapes and even the beauty of the sea in the upper background, yes man, they are awesome! Results of a photographer's talented eyes!
TFS - congratulations!
Sne011 (3084) 2009-07-19 12:31
Geia sou Iraklis
My first reaction when I saw this photo was wow!! Really psychedelic :) unreal!! Like a giant fish eye :)
I left TE for a while and now I see your gallery growing and many fantastic photos in your style..congrats for your work!!
Have a nice week
vjmite (3388) 2009-07-20 4:37
The thumbnail really stood out so I had to look at this photo. It is a brilliant capture of colour and movement, taken at the right time and from the right point of view.
The colours and patterns in the rocks are probably caused by groundwater moving through the rocks and depositing layers of iron hydroxides, called liesegang bands, as well as the photographer increasing the saturation of the photo to enhance the colours.
blueaquan (123) 2009-08-09 12:21
Amazing, it looks like a huge colourful Sail Fish washed ashore and buried in the sand.
It truly is a wonder, sometimes Nature does the most strangest thing and it could take us ages to know what caused such a phenomenon.
Interesting Note about the place and the legacy, thanks for sharing this beauty...
afroditi (729) 2009-08-23 7:38
poli wraia synthesi eikonas katapliktika xrwmata!Bravo!
Hellas (6619) 2009-09-12 22:11
Για κάποιον που ψάχνει να βρει εικόνες για να εμπλουτίσει την gallery του, κάποια σαν αυτή εδώ σίγουρα τον γεμίζει χαρά και του δίνει το περιθώριο να παίξει με τις δυνατότητες του εξοπλισμού του.
Από την άλλη μεριά αισθάνεται υπερήφανος, που ο τόπος που ζει έχει το προνόμιο της διάθεσης τόσων παροχών, για πολλούς μη αξιοποιήσιμων.
Η ομορφιά της φύσης ανήκει σε εκείνους που την αναγνωρίζουν και έχουν το αναφαίρετο δικαίωμα της απολαβής ψυχικού κέρδους από αυτή την ηδονική συνύπαρξη.
schumanng (0) 2011-12-15 5:30
I can say only "WOW". It seems the eye of a monster. Your splash is very nice too.
Have a nice day,
nowheretn (0) 2012-09-21 3:00
Just Perfect relation with the psychedlick rock music ! good job
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- Date Taken: 2009-06-14
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