with one of the lot of the mineral resources of the Melian earth.
The island is famous for the statue of Aphrodite of Milos(the "Venus de Milo", now in the Louvre), and also for statues of the Greek god Asclepius (now in the British Museum),the Poseidon and an archaic Apollo in Athens.
The Municipality of Milos also includes the uninhabited offshore islands of Antimilos and Akradies. The combined land area is 160.147 km² and the 2001 census population was 4,771 inhabitants.
Bentonite, perlite, pozzolana and small quantities of kaolin are actively collected via strip mine or open-pit mine techniques in Milos and sold all over the world. In the past, baryte, sulfur, millstones and gypsum were also mined in fact, Pliny notes that Milos was the most abundant source of sulfur in the ancient world.
In ancient times the alum of Milos was reckoned next to that of Egypt (Pliny xxxv. 15). The Melian earth was employed as a pigment by ancient artists. Milos was a source of obsidian during the Neolithic ages for the Aegean and Mediterranean.
Orange, olive, cypress, tamarisk, juniper (Juniperus oxycedrus) and arbutus trees grow throughout the island, which, however, is too dry to have any profusion of vegetation. Vines, cotton and barley are the main crops.
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macjake (57490) 2012-04-16 23:36
the hull of the ship comes alive through the screen!
love the blues and reds.
a real eye catcher
Afsanehbagheri (3228) 2012-04-16 23:49
سلام دوست من
نما و نور و ترکیب خوب است
JFS (32459) 2012-04-17 0:20
Crystal clear image and a nice display of vivid colors. Very appealing, very good shot.
mauro61 (52623) 2012-04-17 0:24
un colpo d'occhio i colori vivi del cargo in FG.
Un bel cielo di sfondo con la collina bruciata dal sole,
papagolf21 (86998) 2012-04-17 0:36
Bonjour, cher ami Danos,
Vraiment impressionnant ce navire à proximité des côtes.
Merci pour cette note d'accompagnement très enrichissante.
J'ai appris encore quelque chose aujourd'hui et je m'en réjouis.
Très bonne présentation.
geoant68 (331) 2012-04-17 0:39
πολύ όμορφη σκηνή που σπάνια βλέπει κάποιος από την ξηρά.
Μου αρέσει το μπλέ και το κόκκινο του φορτηγού πλοίου που φορτώνει τον πλούτο της Μηλιακής γης με το σκαμμένο βουνό απ΄ότι βλέπω να αδανασώνεται μερικώς.Το φως και τα χρώματα έχουν αποτυπωθεί εξαίρετα.
pajaran (53022) 2012-04-17 0:45
Vrlo interesantan i dobra tekst o ostrvu sa datim podacima.
Lep pogled na teretni brod i deo ostrva, dobra kompozicija.
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast i prikaz lepim bojama.
Covek pravi oziljak prirodi.
Imjate lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje sa lepim secanjem na posetu ostrvu i 2007. godinu.
Very interesting and good article on the island with the given data.
Nice view of the cargo ship and part of the island, good composition.
Good image sharpness, contrast and display of beautiful colors.
The true nature of man scar.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best with beautiful memories of visiting the island and 2007. year.
ChrisJ (100180) 2012-04-17 1:01
Wonderful warm vs cold colour contrasts between the red & blue & good choice of a wide angled, panoramic format. Nice reflections of the white rock in the bg cliff. Tfs!
lousat (78503) 2012-04-17 1:07
Hi Danos,the colors of the boat are perfect to contrast the hills in background,great timing and great capture,excellent details,sharpness and a lot of colors,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,LUCIANO
Fis2 (86837) 2012-04-17 1:48
I like frame and colors.
delpeoples (53421) 2012-04-17 2:06
Kalimera dear Danos
Oooh what amazing colours and loight management. These stupendous cliffs provide such a dramatic background for the colourful boat. And I like the subtle reflections on the water. Thanks for sharing, have a beautiful day.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-04-17 2:08
a spectacular photo with attractive composition and graphic details, the colours and lights are splendid, effective view,Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
agulberk (3794) 2012-04-17 2:16
Very nice captured of ship loading underground sources from mountains that waiting to be brought under the ground.There is enough for all the blessings of the world very well. only, without greedy, work, have the resources to produce enough for everyone.
"42. The origin of all revolutions and corruption, and the spur and source of all base morals are just two sayings:
The First Saying: "So long as I'm full, what is it to me if others die of hunger?"
The Second Saying: "You suffer hardship so that I can live in ease; you work so that I can eat."
There is only one remedy for extirpating the First Saying, and that is the obligatory payment ofzakat . While the remedy for the Second is the prohibition of usury and interest. Qur'anic justice stands at the door of the world and says to usury and interest: "No entry! It is forbidden! You don't have the right to enter here!" Mankind did not heed the command, and received a severe blow. So it must heed it before it receives one even more severe!
43. War between nations and states is relinquishing its place to war between the classes of mankind. For just as man does not want to be a slave, so he does not want to be a labourer."
(Seeds of Reality from Risale-i Nur)
Nard (6972) 2012-04-17 2:41
Interresting contrast between the industrial boat and the wild landscape in the background. I like the repetition of the blue and how the picture looks clear.
jmdias (56655) 2012-04-17 3:15
marvelous contrast between the colored boat and the arid mountains ahead. excellent light, framing and sharpness.
npecanhuk (66914) 2012-04-17 3:16
Special regards to the contrasts colours all over this image!
Sharpness, exposure, chosen pov, horizontal format and simple but effective composition also pleased me here!
TFS - congrats,
shevchenko (19555) 2012-04-17 3:19
Good frame to show the big mountain and big ship, I can see a site under working here, clear to show the unique geographical feature too, attractive view in a sunny day, thanks for sharing.
jacquest (18813) 2012-04-17 4:06
The bright colors of the ship make contrast against the more sober background. The process of loading is well described by the image. The colors are well rendered and the sharpness is very good.
timecapturer (49288) 2012-04-17 4:15
an industrial image, full of wonderful colours and detail. The blue of the ship and the sky make the shot so effective and strangely beautiful. Intriguing and irresistable, I love it!
Regards - Brian.
kato (11630) 2012-04-17 5:06
You're capturing well this scape by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's impressive to see the the cargo boat which carries mineral resources as the sulfur and the mine's mountain in behind. I did not know in addition to sightseeing, such a mine is on an island in Greece. The whole is harmonized well by panoramic view and a good color balance.
ourania (32867) 2012-04-17 5:40
Καλησπέρα Δάνο, χρόνια πολλά!
πολύ ωραία σύνθεση που τονίζεται από το σχήμα του κάδρου. Οι χρωματικές αντιθέσεις είναι εντυπωσιακές και το πλοίο είναι πολύ καλά τοποθετημένο μπροστά στα βράχια και το λατομείο. Ο φωτισμός είναι θαυμάσιος, καλά μελετημένος, πέτυχε υπέροχα χρώματα, ατμόσφαιρα και αντανακλάσεις ενώ έκανε την παρουσία του λατομείου πολύ διακριτική. Μου αρέσει πολύ το χρώμα και η υφή της θάλασσας και η σιλουέτα πάνω στο κατάστρωμα. Μπράβο και ευχαριστώ!
Να είσαι καλά, καλό απόγευμα,
ikeharel (58941) 2012-04-17 8:13
The tight crop gave extra enhancement when viewing the ship, and in good light upon.
What attracted my view also, is the carved road on the mountain in background, very notable - probably done to make easy access to the port.
A good POV over,nice managed photo.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-04-17 9:27
Nothing is missing on the island, with mining and fruit trees. The picture is spectacular. I appreciate the excellent exposure. The light, colors and sharpness are very good. Bravo.
have a nice day
anokutan (15097) 2012-04-17 9:44
Nice view of the cargo ship and part of the island, good composition.Good image sharpness, contrast and display of beautiful colors.
abmdsudi (44328) 2012-04-17 10:34
Nice record shot of a cargo ship at work and the kaolin can be seen pretty visible from this view point Vibrancy of colors are attractive enough to draw attention, fine clarity and contrast, Well done
mohammad_H (9532) 2012-04-17 10:37
Very beautiful view of the ship and the beautiful hills in the background. Very good resolution. Color and excellent light. Interesting topic.
Have a nice evening
tedesse (25133) 2012-04-17 10:59
Excellent POV and DOF, wonderful view!
Beautiful colours and sharpness.Interesting note. Very well done.
UlfE (14641) 2012-04-17 11:04
Excellent and unusual photo. You would not expect that loading a cargo ship could be a beautiful scene but here it is. The ship is very colourful and the mountains in the background contribute to the beauty of the photo. TFS and have a nice evening!
bayno (18342) 2012-04-17 12:22
I think to see a man on deck, so I can do the proportions ... the boat seems very large, very beautiful colors and their contrast, beautiful sky, great quality...good evening...
jemaflor (86110) 2012-04-17 12:36
Well taken at the good moment to have this colourful ship with this stones landscape, good composition, lovely brightness on the fg.
Morteza_E (879) 2012-04-17 12:44
از زاویه خوب نشان دادی
francio64 (38509) 2012-04-17 13:38
l'immagine è ben composta e presenta una bella luce.
L'inserimento della nave Cargo, arricchisce la composizione, dando dinamicità alla scena.
mkamionka (30921) 2012-04-17 14:41
very interesting contrast of the wonderful nature and the ship being an industrial element here.
The colors are fantastic, the sky has a pleasant pattern and the water provides a pleasant luminous reflection.
pierrefonds (58003) 2012-04-17 17:19
The mountains are framing well the ship. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the cargo ship and of the crane. The colors of the ship are contrasting well with colors of the mountains. Have a nice day.
mvdisco (17776) 2012-04-17 19:18
Very nice POV. & DOF. and note of the sujet,
good colors tone and details,
a sharp and clear presentation and composition,
prasun984 (5590) 2012-04-17 22:50
a great POV and composition that is technically perfect. It is enticing and beautifully executed. I love the light and shadows all set against the textured rocky mountains & beautiful sky. Excellent!
Graal (98351) 2012-04-18 0:05
an interesting view of cargo ship by coast. Good shot and informations in note. Nice colours. Photo is well done.
Have a nice day.
jimkil (1706) 2012-04-18 0:36
Ugly boast ;-) but very photogenic with the contrasting colours. The detail and pano format is a treat for this capture.
jhm (140689) 2012-04-18 1:22
A pity than our earth shall are completly empty when our grandchildren have to live.
Nevertheless a very nice image.
Addition of the boat gives an extra touch to the picture.
Composition and presentation are nice.
Very well done, TFS.
jjcordier (77026) 2012-04-18 1:28
Une belle photo, bien composée et lumineuse. Les couleurs vives de ce cargo s'harmonisent très bien avec le paysage.
Zengi001 (2585) 2012-04-18 1:33
Good clarity image, ship is overloaded a little??
Have a nice day,
dkmurphys (50224) 2012-04-18 1:45
Spectacular scene with that big cargo boat and the structure that's filling it up. Nice colors, well seen!
dip (23640) 2012-04-18 2:40
Γειά και πάλι Δάνο,
άλλη μία όμορφη λήψη από τη Μήλο,όχι τόσο τουριστική με τα κλασσικά Κυκλαδίτικα σπίτια,αλλά με ενδιαφέρον φωτογραφικό θέμα,πολύ ωραία καδραρισμένη,
josepmarin (57831) 2012-04-18 4:33
A photo with a great chromatic power, because of the vivid colors of the ship and its good contrast with the coastal landscape of the island.
The image has a great sharpness and a good luminosity, which they give a high quality to this structured-well composition. You chose a good framing to obtain a visual very effective angle.
A beautiful work, my friend.
adramad (38918) 2012-04-18 7:18
A superb composition, in which the colorful cargo of this ship, gives a spectacular chromatic to the image, showing the magnificent coast line with those hills streaked with some plant and arid areas.
Very good management of the brightness and sharpness. Well done.
Have a great evening.
Robert1969 (7120) 2012-04-18 8:20
Ships have a strong attraction and this
picture is no exception.
The colors are nice bright and the
composition and light management are great
and the beautiful surrounding is a nice
patdeph (35748) 2012-04-18 9:20
the colors are splendid,very harmonious, and this very dry island is curious.Well done!
AliMoein (780) 2012-04-18 11:00
Very nice shot
Very good perspective
Very good colors and light
Cricri (108095) 2012-04-18 12:37
Impressionnant ce long bateau par ces couleurs assez fortes, en contraste avec les collines, bon format et présentation
vrabieionut (2189) 2012-04-18 14:25
Great job Danos,
I like this composition, it's well balanced with strong colours. The boat is perfectly positioned in the image.
A good evening,
jusninasirun (17160) 2012-04-18 23:22
This is a fine capture of a ship against the stunning landscape. Nice details and colors against the beautiful sky.
raszid62 (18583) 2012-04-19 1:06
Αυτό το βουνό στο βάθος είναι ίσως το λατομείο μαρμάρου, και το σκάφος πήρε τα λάφυρα θα είναι μακριά. Αναρωτιέμαι αν αυτή η πέτρα έκανε το περίφημο άγαλμα της Αφροδίτης της Μήλου. Υπέροχα χρώματα και την ποιότητα της εικόνας.
pedram_abazari (971) 2012-04-19 6:14
عکس زیبا و خوبی است ورنگ خوب و نمعای عالی .
mursaloglu (8682) 2012-04-19 7:36
My dear Danos
I like the semi documentarist mood of this picture. Also wide screen fit very well. Good looking boat. best regards ihsan
La_Tulipe (2798) 2012-04-19 8:23
Elle a fière allure cette embarcation aux couleurs vives qui contraste très bien sur ce fond de rochers au teinte plus ternes. Un cadrage parfait avec cet avant plan d'eau qui donne de la profondeur à l'image !
eldancer1 (29055) 2012-04-19 9:06
I like your pov, great capture and thank you for the valuable information. Love the colors and good details. Well done, tfs.
marina7 (8055) 2012-04-19 15:37
wonderful bright picture! That barge looks as long as the island:)) Great clarity and light, nice work!
My best regards
gunbud (34066) 2012-04-20 12:29
This brightly colored cargo ship really stands out against the desert hills.
Lovely reflections and beautiful blue sky with its fine wispy clouds.
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2012-04-20 23:54
Interesting contrast between the rough mountain and coloured ship. I wonder only if they are going to disassemble the whole island? ;) Unfortunatelly gods don`t guard it any more...;)
debmercury (304) 2012-04-21 2:05
I like the colours of the ship and the mountains in the background. The ship is excellently positioned in your photograph giving lots of interest.
Have a lovely weekend.
mesutilgim (86134) 2012-04-22 5:19
Hello dear Danos,
Not only the capture, but also it's story is perfect !
Very interesting notes and a perfect TE entry.
TFS and best regards
Silvio1953 (124729) 2012-04-22 5:45
Ciao Danos, lovely composition with great cargo, superb sky, fascinating reflections, splendid light, wonderful bright colors and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
clic (15310) 2012-04-22 9:30
Thanks for your visit Danos.
So today I can qualify Milos as a "treasure island", given all the raw material extracted from its soil to carve in statues and for many other uses!
Despite all those "stolen" materials it still makes a fine figure in your poster, so enliven of ship's colors.
siolaw (38288) 2012-04-22 23:09
Geia sou Danos
Good view of the mines and boat with intense colours and correct sharpness. Interesting to see the open air mines, destroying the environment but providing nice graphics!
foozi (7101) 2012-04-23 1:24
lively presentation of the ship in exciting color. The background rock is very well place to shade a good background to your composition.
Nicely thought and a pleasant seascape.
Kielia (23777) 2012-04-24 3:54
another very good contribution - in every sense - to this site. You have written a very interesting note to accompany this wonderful image. The perspective is excellent. My compliments!
ruisc_pt (10890) 2012-04-25 7:48
A great shot you have here danos,
The contrast of the colors between the ship and the marble/limestone mountains is really interesting.
Angshu (56066) 2012-04-26 7:12
Nice picture with the cargo boat in the FG...evidence of strip mining in the BG. Like the subtle reflections & the layers you created in tis compo
Bluejeans (64249) 2012-04-26 11:35
Ola Danos ,
Bom reflexo deste navio de carga em tons de azul e vermelho , interessante a paisagem de fundo com a pedreira , parabéns!!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Didi (57494) 2012-04-29 16:35
Interesting view on the ship.
Of course the place is not for tourists but your subject is very interesting.
lgir (6891) 2012-04-30 6:21
excellent contrast of colors on this very balanced composition. The polarization also gives good sharpness in the image.
sacimar (25975) 2012-05-24 10:44
I like the contrast between the ship and land colors, it's a different image with interesting details, well seen,
fabbs99 (16747) 2012-12-16 6:55
Exceptionally colorful shot of the ship.The lighting and colours as well as the capture of movement enhance the sense of spontaneity and naturalness.Excellent composition, good presentation too. Very well done, TFS.
mcmtanyel (14247) 2013-05-28 19:35
This is a very nice documentary photo. I like the saturated colors of the ship and the sky. Nice reflections off the water. For a documentary photo, this is very artistically done.
Miguel82 (24725) 2013-07-13 1:37
You captured an excellent view of that ship working and receiving minerals
Good pov, sharp composition
COSTANTINO (56837) 2014-05-16 22:09
Good morning my dear friend
and have a nice time
I visited your gallery now and I travelled
with your photos I chose this one because
I liked the blue color of the sky and the
blue of the sea in nice tones
I liked your useful notes too about this
island famous for the statue of Aphrodite
its a real spectacular photo
have a nice weekend
- Copyright: Danos kounenis (danos) (87937)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-10-07
- 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, 1/2000 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Milos island 07
- Date Submitted: 2012-04-16 23:30