A quiet image taken at the terrace of a cafe'-bar in Ayia Marina just before the season began. The last stage of preparations for the hosts, the first arrivals of the impressive wooden boats visiting from Turkey.
The tables and chairs were filled and emptied hundreds of times during the summer. Now they are packed and taken away, the venue will host only inside until next June. A lot of boats anchored along the bay until a couple of weeks ago but at the end of September arrivals are few and remarkable.
Thank you for visiting, a great Sunday to all
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lousat (82604) 2013-09-29 1:10
Ciao Ourania,una foto un po' triste,mi fa' pensare a cio' che sta succedendo adesso nell'hotel di Alonissos dove sono stato e che da oggi ha chiuso la stagione,un'altra estate se n'e' andata,tanti bei ricordi e la certezza di aver scelto ottimi posti per trascorrere giorni felici,la tua Grecia non delude mai! Complimenti e buona Domenica,Luciano
snunney (89996) 2013-09-29 2:10
Sad to see the summer fade into the distance and the weather on the turn. Your point of view is well chosen making excellent use of the graphical lines offered by the empty tables and chairs and the awnings. A well presented image with a story to tell and having good colours and sharpness. I wish you a pleasant and peaceful Sunday.
ikeharel (62959) 2013-09-29 2:30
It would be charming to sit and watcxh the boats over the bay, Ourania, and may I add - in evenings.
Assuning the glass windows provid shelter from wind coming from the sea. Yet, the place looks as a charming location, and beautifully added those sails-shaped parasoles.
Nice POV chosen, part over the cafe' and with the sea, hills and boat on far beyond.
jhm (144294) 2013-09-29 2:56
Yes these picture is taken before the summer, the summer 2013 is over, but in Belgium a very well summer, also for our Belgian coast, I live on 20 km of the Belgian and Dutch coast.
Indeed a simple picture without people, but with a good furniture
We get on these way a nice perspective and depth picture.
Excellent composition, nice captured, and lovely presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
Romano46 (18472) 2013-09-29 2:58
sarò monotonno, ma resto sempre più ammirato davanti alla grande capacità di trasformare ogni cosa in un bel soggetto fotografico.
Io non ci avrei mai pensato, ma in effetti questa terrazza sul mare è un eccellente soggetto e la cosa più sorprendente è il perfetto inserimento della barca dietro alla vetrata, barca che diventa il vero soggetto della foto, mentre tutto il resto ruota attorno ad essa.
Una composizione molto gradevole e notevole per la cura dei dettagli, la nitidezza ed il colore.
Ciao e buona domenica
Noel_Byrne (27430) 2013-09-29 4:23
This looks like a beautiful place, the paneling on the wall stands out hugely and makes the backdrop behind seem almost like a long painting. You have created a very artistic view of this place, something about the chairs being empty while slightly askew is quite haunting and makes me think of the Marie Celeste. Brilliant image, have a great sunday
All the best
subhendu_bagchi (25975) 2013-09-29 5:10
hello, a nice capture with the tables and chairs in FG and a nice and pleasant view through it in BG. Like the light management and good depth achieved by f/8. Excellent colours. A nice place surely to spend some time... Tfs.
Gigidusud (18065) 2013-09-29 5:23
Sempre triste la fine dell'estate. Nella tua foto si vede bene che la stagione è chiuso. Ottima inquadratura e POV.
Ti auguro una bella domenica.
Schnappilic (9690) 2013-09-29 8:44
Nice picture with a nostalgic atmosphere, fine framing and good informative note. A real success!
mjw364 (2) 2013-09-29 9:40
So different in the way you observe the seasons change in your country with it's emphasis on tourism as a definer of seasons in many ways. Here I watch for the changing colours of the leaves and the light gets lower in the morning sky. I never notice changes in the number of people or places scaling down their activity. It is a significant indicator in the cultural differences too. A thought provoking shot.
ChrisJ (104307) 2013-09-29 10:04
Yes the tourists have finished their summer vacations and are now back at, school, university or work. Excellent sharpness and shadow detail & nice repetition of the empty chairs. The warm cold color contrast between the yellow red and blue is superb. Tfs!
holmertz (45267) 2013-09-29 10:39
This picture reflects a lot of the atmosphere I was experiencing during my last few days on Skiathos. For the whole fortnight I was alone in a large house. The owner was living somewhere else and only left me a telephone number for emergencies. A few days before I left my favourite restaurant closed, the beaches got more and more empty every day. Very soon most of the island will be "dead". It's a strange and melancholic feeling which you have captured very well.
Silvio1953 (130392) 2013-09-29 10:52
Ciao Ourania, eh si, tutto vuoto, rende bene l'idea della fine dell'estate, gran bella verticale con composizione molto accurata, splendida luce, brava, ciao Silvio
PaulVDV (24423) 2013-09-29 14:03
A terrace that offers great views!
You've composed this picture very well in different horizontal layers with a good view of the terrace and a clear and bright view of the sea and the coastline further away.
Well observed and executed.
Best regards, Paul
mirosu (15302) 2013-09-30 1:19
I like this time of year in your country also (but not only in your country) when the tourist disappeared and the locals and other visitors can enjoy the place without disturbing crowd. That why I seldom travel during main holiday season. And you have captured it in excellent way. I like the quiet place and the nice view to the blue sea. I wish I could sit there now and enjoy local souvlaki with glass of excellent Greece red wine.
Wish you a nice week.
Kugart (1778) 2013-09-30 6:50
Hi Ourania ,
Your note makes me feel quite sad and depressed in some ways as I'm not a lover of the cold dark winters that lie ahead. Won't be long till we are seeing posts of wintery scenes here on TE. Your photo looks like a nice place to sit and have a meal or a glass of wine while admiring the scenery and the boats you describe.
mcmtanyel (16667) 2013-09-30 12:39
In some ways, it must be sad to see the end of the hustle and bustle. In other ways, the locals can take a deep breath and finally have the place to themselves. I used to enjoy visiting Bodrum and environs in the latter half of September. That way, all the tourist establishments would still be open, albeit winding down, but the excessive crowds would be gone. The place would be left to the locals and the regulars (like us) with a healthy dose of lingering tourists. Latter part of Sept. was the best. (Now, I have not been to Bodrum since 2005, when I went to sell the summer house so I could not tell if that is still the case.) The weather would still be warm but not oppressively hot, the sea would still be warm, having absorbed the sun's rays all summer long.
Enjoy the last few weeks of pleasant weather!
PS. I guess the memories it evokes speak to the power of your photo.
gervaso (11964) 2013-10-01 9:17
A very nice place to eat by the seaside in the summer, now about to be empty for a long time... The place is captured with excellent light and colors, and the great view of the sea! Interesting note! Very good job!
elenimavrandoni (14209) 2013-10-01 14:33
Ουρανία, τι υπέροχη θέα για να πιεί κανείς το καφεδάκι του...αυτός είναι ο παράδεισος..η εικόνα σου αποπνέει μια ηρεμία, μια απλότητα αφοπλισιτκή όμως και δείχνει απόλυτα την μοναδικότητα του τοπίου...
του χρόνου πάλι..
να είσαι καλά να ξαναπάς....
abmdsudi (46924) 2013-10-01 22:02
Good note guiding us along. The clarity is good and your direct pov is very apt even enhances its freshness feel under shade and lovely contextual surrounding. The composition works fine and balanced the fact that it really focuses on the fg and mid frame effectively without losing interest to the backdrop. A very well observed with wonderful detail and colours. Congrats
Miguel82 (26541) 2013-10-11 5:25
This is also an aspect of the tourism in Greece, nobody during the low season and the crowd in summer
Illustrative shot of that situation, that restaurant is empty, good design and presentation, high resolution, nice colors, have a nice afternoon