I stayed in Mykonos for a few days in August, wish it was a longer visit. The weather and water remained like this for the entire duration. The island, which itself is rocky, barren and almost treeless is in itself not especially attractive but the coastal fringes and water is where the huge appeal lies. This scene is of Paraga Beach on the southern limits of the island. Here people from all over Europe and the rest of the world come to relax in the sea and party all night. The rocks jutting out in the middle of the bay reminded me of a seal colony, where people would spend the entire day sunning themselves only to return to shore to order a cocktail.
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dta (78078) 2012-10-04 23:16
Hello MAtthew ,
May be not an idyllic beach for my taste (too crowdy) , buy what a wonderful color of the sea !
A fine view.
TopGeo (38216) 2012-10-05 0:15
Hello Matthew! A scene ideal with long view. I love the summer light in this image. Also, the shapes of the reflection and colours of water is very attractive.
mvdisco (17794) 2012-10-05 6:56
Hi Matt, bonjour,
Wanderful place and beach with a nice perpective,
Nice Point of view and details of the Mykonos island (Grece),
beautiful clear water and colors of the sea,
Have a nice day..Michel
jemaflor (97361) 2012-10-05 9:06
Lovely island and lovely beach well presented on your shot, I like this superb blue sea, tfs.
batalay (38821) 2012-10-05 23:08
What a pleasant surprise to see back at Trekearth, but an even greater surprise that we were on Mykonos only about a week apart. The gorgeous turquoise color of the water is the real focal point of the photo. Have a good weekend,
delpeoples (58082) 2012-10-06 0:49
Jeez you did well here with the harsh light. The colours, details and evenness of light are spectacular. And what a great POV you got. That water looks marvellous, makes me want to dive in immediately. Bet it's hard to be back after living an idyllic life like this in such a paradise.
Thanks for sharing, have a great weekend
- Copyright: Matthew Watt (Matthew-Watt) (5934)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-13
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: CANON EOS 550D, Canon EF-S 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 IS, Hoya 58mm Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/8, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-04 17:12