silhouettes against sunset
Agios Vlasios Village at Mount Pelion.
Mount Pelion is straddling an inverted L-shaped peninsula whose length runs from north to south along the Aegean coastline of the Prefecture of Magnesia, which is located in the plain of Thessaly right in the heartland of Greece. The base of the peninsula turns in a right angle due west to embrace the Pagasitikos Gulf. Due to the fact that the mountain runs all along the peninsula, the term Pelion is also used for the peninsula itself. The north to south axis has a length of approximately 45 klm while the west to east axis ranges between 25 and 10 klm.
The main bulk of the mountain is in the north. Both the eastern and the western slopes are quite steep and as the highest peak is at an altitude of 1624 meters --5354 feet -- Pelion looks as if it is a great natural fortress rising straight to the sky. Toward the south the peaks lose height and the slopes become gentler. The awesome gorges, deep ravines and hidden valleys of the north give place to rolling hills and fairly low land that will soon start rising to a respectable yet not forbidding height as the traveller reaches the tip of the peninsula.
The gateway to Pelion is the fair city of Volos lying at the foot of north-west Pelion. It is the capital of Magnesia and the third most important port in Greece. Volos is 215 klm from Thessaloniki in the north, and 320 from Athens in the south. Access to the area is possible through the Nea Anhialos Airport, half an hour's drive from Volos, or via the airport on Skiathos island. If one could travel as the crow flies one would see that distances are not great in Pelion. However, due to the steep and often precipitous configuration of the ground, access to the north-eastern regions is possible only through a circuitous and tortuous road. Therefore, the average distance the traveller will have to cover from Volos to the north-east is 50 klm with an approximate travelling time of 75-90 minutes. To the south the distance is greater but the journey time is about the same. The duration of the trip increases by one third when one is heading for the tip of the peninsula.
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xavshot (69835) 2009-04-28 12:55
une belle bataille en perspective entre ces silhouettes et ce coucher de soleil. Les couleurs sont agréables. Belle mis en valeur de ce moment.
vasilpro (41661) 2009-04-28 12:56
Γεια σου Κωνσταντίνε,
πολύ όμορφα διαγράφονται οι φιγούρες των δένδρων και ανάμεσά τους τα όμορφα χρώματα του ηλιοβασιλέματος.
Καλό βράδυ, Βασίλης.
siamesa (28123) 2009-04-28 12:59
Marvelous these silhouette of the trees against the sky colored by sunset.Perfect composition. Congratulations.
PaulVDV (31253) 2009-04-28 14:05
Beautiful sunset behind the mountains with many nice colours in the sky.
The best in this composition are the silhouettes of the trunks and the many branches all over the picture.
Best regards, Paul
papagolf21 (106953) 2009-04-28 14:07
Bonsoir, cher Costantino,
Quand le soleil se cache : quelles sont les horreurs qu'il refuse d'éclairer ? ;o)
Une chose est sûre quand le disque d'or s'enfonce à l'horizon en magnifiant la nature, quelle beauté !
Très belle réalisation.
TopGeo (38216) 2009-04-28 14:20
Γειά σου Κώστα!
Πολύ όμορφα πλεγμένα τα δένδρα εγκλωβίζοντας τον ήλιο! Μου αρέσει πίσω το ηλιοβασίλεμα! Υπέροχα τα χρώματα που κάνουν τις σιλουέτες των κλώνων να μοιάζουν παραμυθένιες!
tempocativo (476) 2009-04-28 15:01
bela paisagem com umas boas silhuetas dos ramos. Bonita cor do pôr-do-sol.
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2009-04-28 15:27
Ahhhh...excellent colours in the background. Creates a lovely contrast with the trees.
belido (19934) 2009-04-28 16:11
another masterpiece of your gallery. It's simply a postarcard. I like the graphism provided by the branches against the tones of the sky. Very good one!
cfreire (11741) 2009-04-28 18:37
Wonderful silhouetes against the beautiful sunset with splendid colors in the sky. I liked of the degradé that is attractive and interesting. Good pov and framing. Well done. Regards, Consuelo.
ChrisJ (117199) 2009-04-28 18:46
Splendid warm cold colour contrasts, between the blue & orange, with excellent sharpness, & nice graphism, framing & silhouettes, provided by the trees. Tfs!
dareco (17134) 2009-04-28 22:51
A lovely pov using the trees to frame the colorful sunset. Very beautiful warm hues. TFS
bema (26425) 2009-04-28 22:54
beautiful colors in this fine sunset-scenery, and a very good note, too.
have a fine day, filika Bernd
saylan-cb (12738) 2009-04-28 23:22
A very nice view with great capture and fine silhouettes.
anto95 (1840) 2009-04-29 5:56
hai catturato questa immagine profonda della fantastica armonia che c'è in gracia!
UlfE (14641) 2009-04-29 11:00
A really fine composition. Excellent use of the lighting and very attractive silhouttes. I really like the way it dominates the picture. TFS and have a nice evening!
argycon (2769) 2009-04-30 4:03
Yperoxo iliovasilema mesa apo to symplegma twn kladiwn!
Poly omorfa xrwmata!!
bracasha75 (24591) 2009-04-30 22:18
The shot is simpley beautiful
The eternity here is almoust touchable
Great work my dear friend
josepmarin (58359) 2009-05-02 4:44
A fantastic effect created by these silhouettes of the trees in a cross-light, perfectly managed to give a great 3D sensation in foreground on the mountainous landscape and the Sun in the background.
I like the graphism and the aesthetic level that you have obtained in your composition.
paura (47186) 2009-10-31 14:17
Esses ajustes todos aqui de iluminação e enquadramento ficaram muito bons. Lindo trabalho, amigo.
Miguel82 (27658) 2014-08-05 5:17
What a beautiful sunset with the trees' silouhettes good light management Constantino, regards