Ayia Marina, yesterday.
As I was riding my bike as fast as I could to reach my destination before the storm broke, I couldn't help noticing this special lighting and colours. Took a risk, pulled over, run across the street, got ready to shoot, got frustrated because an angler was blocking the view, considered his clothes were an excellent chromatic match, lost him because he started packing away (there was a third stand and rod), reconsidered my composition, took two pictures (this and a blurry one), got back on my bike and pedaled frantically away. All these within the span of two or three minutes, while the first raindrops where giving us warning. The storm broke out two minutes, after I found shelter and it lasted for hours:)
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Silvio1953 (140901) 2013-11-15 6:14
Ciao Ourania, eh, ma i pescatori dove sono? Bella vista di mare con un delizioso paesino a far da sfondo, bella luce nonostante il cielo tempestoso, brava, ciao Silvio
Kugart (1778) 2013-11-15 6:33
Today you post a picture of my other favourite pastime. Many hours spent at the edge of the sea trying to catch fish in the freezing cold and rain mostly to no avail. Photography is much more civilised. Like this shot of the two deserted fishing rods. I can just imagine the two fishermen putting away their gear and leaving the rods until the last minute hoping to get a bite. Good POV with the pier running at an angle and the white buildings of the town under beautiful light against the dull backdrop of the mountains before the impending storm. Very nice presentation and explanation of how you acquired the shot.
Have a nice weekend.
ikeharel (69883) 2013-11-15 6:41
Hope you made it dry to your destyination, those clouds looks heavy and ready to pour.
Fine shot on the bay and white houses still under sun.
Good clear image, Depth and colors are vivid and in great contrast to gery sky aloft.
Have a nice Friday evening,
rbassin (22655) 2013-11-15 6:44
une très belle luminosité sur les maisons blanches et magnifique contraste avec le ciel sombre et menaçant.
dommage, on aimerait voir les pêcheurs...
holmertz (51236) 2013-11-15 7:19
You sound a bit crazy :-), rather getting terribly wet than missing a good photo. All right, you made it safely inside, so we should be grateful for this elegant composition of diagonals, a sophisticated narrow range of colours and a village looking very very bright (but not overexposed) in comparison with the dark surroundings.
KInd regards, and enjoy your weekend.
lousat (89896) 2013-11-15 8:41
Ciao Ourania,davvero magnifica,quando il sole bacia la terra e ci sono nuvole scure in cielo,il risultato è sempre un successo,facciate brillantissime ed il tipico colore del mare sotto il temporale...e un grande silenzio...bellissima! Buon weekend,Luciano
cornejo (41401) 2013-11-15 11:07
Hi Ourania, the give to be there watching my fishing rods?, Very good picture of this interesting scene in a nice place, beautifully captured in this interesting image, with good sharpness, depth, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
pajaran (59559) 2013-11-15 12:05
Ja sam strastven ribolovac i uzivam u ovakvim trenucima ...
Lep pogled na mesto pre padanja kise ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, perspektiva i kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak.
Lepo vece i sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
I am an avid fisherman and enjoys moments like this ...
Nice view of the area before falling rain ...
A good moment shot, perspective and contrast, beautiful colors.
Good composition, nice place and moment shown.
Nicely evening and all the best for the weekend, good luck.
Romano46 (18472) 2013-11-15 13:17
Ciao Ourania ,
è un po' di tempo che ti trascuro.
Però questa foto di oggi è un vero incanto e non può passare di certo inosservata.
Molto particolare e ben fatta la composizione con la contrapposizione tra le canne che i pescatori hanno ingegnosamente messo a dimora e la splendida luce che illumina le case calcinate di bianco ed illuminate dal sole.
Splendida la luce, così come sono splendidi i colori.
La tempesta incipiente ha creato un effetto simile a quello di un filtro polarizzatore sui colori del paesaggio. Ma come leggo dalle note c'è stato giusto il tempo di fare la foto e poi si è scatenato il diluviuo.
Complimenti una foto di ottimo livello.
Ciao e buona notte.
Zengi001 (2801) 2013-11-15 14:05
Lonely posts waiting for the fisherman. Evocates that's there is something missing in the scene. Nice work.
fabbs99 (17133) 2013-11-15 20:12
I love the strong colors in this fascinating seaside image. Truly attractive and lively picture! You have framed it very well - great work.Fantastic and wonderful composition . TFS.
dkmurphys (57514) 2013-11-15 23:21
Funny title. You are right, we have to be more calm and relax to enjoy the beautiful thing in life...one of them lies in your image. Well taken, have a great weekend.
bukitgolfb301 (41070) 2013-11-16 1:02
Hi dear Ourania
Simple but so impresive image full of implication as your sual touch, your signitured is well done inside.
Great meaningful image indeed!
All the best and have a good weekend! TAKERO
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2013-11-16 2:31
hi, another interesting composition by you. Love the fishing instruments in row. Great sharp focus on it. You have framed it nicely and the depth is awesome. The sky colour contrasting well with those houses at background. Superb shot. Tfs.
tyro (24398) 2013-11-16 3:44
This is another delightful photograph which really benefits from the light we see when a storm is impending. The white houses stand out beautifully against a dark and threatening sky and the background hills which are in relative shade.
An excellent composition with the diagonal line of the water's edge leading us nicely into the frame and with the two sets of fishing equipment adding some foreground interest and also depth to the image.
Lovely light and colours, perfect exposure and, as always, exquisite details and sharpness.
Glad that you managed to reach shelter before the storm finally broke!
Noel_Byrne (30499) 2013-11-16 4:41
your note makes me smile as much as your capture as I picture the speed you must have moved at and how brilliant that the end result is so clear and nice. The weather is apparent and I can almost smell the rain, while the stormy skies make the buildings stand out beautifully
have a great Saturday
Sergiom (77443) 2013-11-16 5:19
Mais où peuvent être bien passés les pêcheurs. Probablement assis sur une terrasse en attendant la touche qui fera plier leur cane à pêche.Le temps très orageux leur fait peut être peur et pour cause.
jhm (151528) 2013-11-16 5:56
These two fishers equipment makes these picture absolutely attractive.
But this people are maybe for the storm fled.
Also a very nice background with the city and the mountains to the right side.
Excellent composition and nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
mesutilgim (94588) 2013-11-16 9:05
Hello dear Ourania,
Very nice capture from Leros . Nice dark sky creates a perfect background which let's notice the viewer all fine details.
Most probably the fishers are sitting a close cafe nearby and enjoy their ouso's !
TFS and have a nice weekend
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-11-16 9:19
photography means sometimes sacrifice,right?:)
But the result is truly delightful!
These two fisher stands look very evocative and create here quite difficult to explain,but very pleasant atmosphere.
And finally I just love the contrast between the white architecure in the BG against grey,stormy sky.
Wish You a nice weekend
Nicou (140116) 2013-11-16 9:40
Ils sont à la pause les pêcheurs, quelle vue et compo de ces deux cannes avec leurs support, le ciel gris, le maison blanches fantastique.
Bravo et amitié
Cricri (117899) 2013-11-16 10:27
J'ai aimée votre note, j'avoue qu'elle ma fait sourire, tout comme ce matériels sans les pécheurs!! j'aime comme la blancheur du village ressort sous le ciel gris , une très belle réalisation
nikkitta (17066) 2013-11-16 16:28
Quite an interesting history behind the creative capture, truly it seems a considered composition taken with time
Like the white present at the houses at the back as well as at the fishing elements ( not know the name)
And the sky looks really menacing, so for sure you arrived home quite soaked
But the capture deserves it, enjoy Sunday
SnapRJW (31629) 2013-11-17 6:28
Contrast and light win the day here Ourania. A simple, uncluttered image that benefits from exactly what made you stop and take it! I really like the limited palette and the delicate lines of those fishing rods and supports look fabulous against the sky. A slightly strange subject but a supeb photograph! Warm regards Rosemary
mcmtanyel (21810) 2013-11-17 21:35
Now, that's what I call a dedicated photographer. And from this serene photo, I could not have guessed what a frantic endeavor taking this photo was. The result is most pleasing, thanks for taking the time and I sure am glad you made it in time before the rain.
macjake (67100) 2013-11-18 13:12
if we look at this photo for a while, you'll actually see alot of geometry and shapes/forms! lots of angles.
the grey skyline really works well, and good for you to get out of there before it pours rain on ya.
love how the light strikes the architecture in the bg too, they glow a nice bright white.
abmdsudi (53079) 2013-11-18 19:29
Wonderful shot of an atmospheric coastal scape with attention to exposure and excellent use of fg interest to anchor the eye combined with dark grey sky and clusters of bright white houses makes the compo work so well. I love the layers of tone and i think you have done a great job there, Congrats.
mirosu (16041) 2013-11-18 22:49
You're capturing well this scene by a good composition and very nice light & color tone, so it's interesting and impressive to see white houses with elegant shape. The whole is harmonized well by beautiful light and color contrast, the white houses against dark sky, superb. And, the fishing rods in foreground draw out an additional good nice component in this well composed photo. Well done.
elenimavrandoni (0) 2013-11-19 20:09
Ουρανία, αυτη η αντίθεση του συννεφιασμένου ουρανού με τα άσπρα σπιτάκια είναι υπέροχη και το νερό πού πάντα το βλέπουμε μπλέ και κρυστάλλινο να έχει αυτην την μουντάδα εχει κι αυτο τήν ομορφιά του..μια απλή σύνθεση με εντονα νησιώτικα στοιχεία και πολύ ομορφο σημείο λήψης!!
καλημέρα σε σένα και στο μοναδικό νησί σου!!
Didi (60588) 2013-11-20 10:34
Un ciel très orageux avec une belle lumière spot sur les maisons
Intéressant cadrage des cannes à pêche parallèles