The angler at the edge of the wharf of Ayia Marina attracted my attention that afternoon as well as the strong contrasting colours produced by the warm light. But it was the first time I noticed the effect created by the shadows on the mountain. Interestingly, the shadows revealed a morphology that is not easily visible when the light falls there directly.
I thought that the arrangement of the shadows "revealed" a huge funny face just opposite the angler:) Anyway, if Mount Kleidi could talk, it would have some interesting stories to tell, about pirates, for instance, and about the Battle of Leros, as it was one of its landmarks.
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dkmurphys (46292) 2013-12-11 0:21
Lovely solitude scene. I like the idea for this artistic composition. Good work!
krzychu30 (15332) 2013-12-11 1:08
beautiful scene,which transmits so well feeling of tranquility and solitude.Just the man sitting at the water and so beautiful nature around.Magnificent place for relax and to escape from daily-life problems.
Also the soft,warm light helps you to intensify this unique,pleasant feeling of the scene.
Have a nice day
subhendu_bagchi (25258) 2013-12-11 1:33
really how small we are in front of nature. Great capture here. Beautiful view, very well presented with perfect light and very good sharpness. Superb one. Tfs.
Noel_Byrne (20810) 2013-12-11 4:29
You are right, the angled light does create a dazzling display f light and shadow on this mountain, and if I look deep into the scene, I can see all kinds of images in there, similar to looking at clouds! Amazing how the light can change a view so much.
The placement of the fisherman on the scene is great too, it creates a great sense of scale. The fisherman looks tiny, and the mountain looks gigantic! Lovely vivid colors too.
Thanks as always
snunney (79659) 2013-12-11 4:44
A great title, there does indeed appear to be a face looking out of the rocks toward the angler. The image is well composed with the angler perfectly placed. What I like most though is the lovely warm light playing across the rock face. Excellent rendering of the textural detail.
holmertz (37127) 2013-12-11 4:45
I'll give you a green smiley for the brown smiley you detected on the hillside. It's a bit like looking at the man on the moon. It's amusing to find such figures in nature, I often find strange faces and other natural shapes in wallpapers, carpets etc. The light is really very good in this photo and gives the mountain a lovely warm tone. There are also nice contrasts between light blue, brown and dark blue. The angler in the red shirt naturally attracts attention in spite of being so relatively small. It's always nice to have a colour that breaks the pattern.
Sergiom (54589) 2013-12-11 5:25
Il est seul avec sa cane à pèche et ses pensées devant le spectacle offert par cette montagne de pierres. J'aime le jeu de la lumière et des ombres sur la rive opposée. Le cadrage est très réussi.
ikeharel (52349) 2013-12-11 8:53
A place for meditation, Ourania, that's exactly what I think the old man did, while waiting for the fish to be cought.
Beautiful photo of the location, sea and hills in great contrast and fine sharp view upon.
Well allocated pic. space, depth and long shadows collected.
Kalispera, from a stormy evening in Israel. Hail with rain in now otside.
Silvio1953 (115945) 2013-12-11 10:37
Ciao Ourania, deliziosa composizione col pescatore in azione, bello il gioco delle ombre sulla grande montagna, gran bel faccia a faccia, brava, ciao Silvio
Romano46 (16578) 2013-12-11 10:55
avresti potuto anche intitolarla "Il vecchio ed il mare" per questo particolare contrasto tra la figura umana e il paesaggio che sembra sovrastarlo nella sua grandiosità.
Una bella occasione sia per fare una bella fotografia che una riflessione sulla pochezza della presenza umana rispetto alla grandiosità della natura.
Complimenti anche per l'ottima resa in nitidezza e colore.
Ciao e buona serata
Cricri (101397) 2013-12-11 11:39
J'aime le cadrage du pêcheur, le jeu ombre et de lumière , cette fantastique montagne rocheuses, un instant paisible et bien présenter
mcmtanyel (10531) 2013-12-11 22:23
Yes, I can see the face on the mountainside and I think the angler has noticed it, too. I like his red coat against the blue sea.
I hope your power has been uninterrupted and the bad weather has subsided. Power outages quite common here, too, during bad storms. There's always a tree or two falling on power lines.
jhm (135238) 2013-12-12 3:32
We see the man only and lonely sitting at de edges of the river.
Your picture is excellent through the mountains in background
A lovely picture taken with a very high quality.
Colours and sharpness be superb.
Excellent composition, nice presentation
Very well done, TFS.
nikkitta (13294) 2013-12-12 16:26
Like to read your interesting notes,here telling what you discover at this special hour of the day, but also is a capture of solitude well composed with the man? in red giving a touch of color
Impresive sharpness to admire the stones of the mountain face to us
fabbs99 (15707) 2013-12-12 19:00
I love the strong colors in this fascinating image. Truly attractive and lively picture! You have framed it very well - great work.The oldman standing at the edge has a great presence.TFS.
delpeoples (52497) 2013-12-13 3:32
Ciao cara Ourania
Such a beautiful moment of solitude and contemplation that you have captured here. The golden light is exquisite and I especially like the strip of golden reflections in the foreground. The hill behind is remarkably sharp and dwarfs the fisherman, perhaps a symbol of man's smallness in confrontation with nature.
Didi (55047) 2013-12-16 8:35
Belle image parfaitement cadrée, mais un champ panoramique était un peu plus approprié
Intéressante lumière latérale
abmdsudi (39634) 2013-12-16 8:48
Anglers are just as daft as photographers! Great daily life shot as he seems not to be bothered by the surrounding and his bright shirt brightens grabbing attention as strong focal but nonetheless those extras elements around effectively complement the shot smoothly. Excellent composition as this arrangement looks great as does the lone angler and brilliant colours too. The joy of fishing well taken and presented. Great work, Congrats.