Looking like giant sentinels these amazing rocks guard the road up to the clifftop monasteries at Meteora in north western Greece. The one at right especially looks like it has a face with 2 watching eyes and a nose. There are 6 monasteries in all surviving to the present day. I would recommend getting a taxi to the Grand Monastery first then walking downhill or pay for wait time and return by taxi. I had no luck with local buses. I've dodged the shadow area at left a little.
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fds (7836) 2013-12-12 7:12
dear Chris great picture with this originaly rocs from grecee
very nice composition and very beautiful colors and light and very great scenary
Subhogen (4065) 2013-12-12 7:18
Wow what wonders of nature, they really look like sentinels guarding the area for thousand of years. Well chosen low POV to accentuate the heights. Very good detailing on the cliffs with opulent color and light.
Thanks for sharing an unique place.
snunney (81849) 2013-12-12 7:19
These rocks are quite fantastic and your title sums them up perfectly. You have managed to bring out the detail beautifully. I also like the framing offered by the greenery and the light and shadow play.
yquem46 (38532) 2013-12-12 7:30
A clear and crisp view on these impressive rocks
Luminous landscape and natural colors
Well done, best regards
Romano46 (16682) 2013-12-12 8:26
uno dei luoghi più famosi della Grecia continentale ripreso splendidamente e con opttima luc.
Nitidezza iompeccabile e contrasto perfetto si uniscono ad una bella composizione.
Ciao e buona serata
lousat (75049) 2013-12-12 9:05
Hi CHRIS,fantastic choice of point of view to create this magnificent and imposing perpsective! Great postcard of meteoras,a magic spectacle offered by the nature and by your hands,great details,colors and sharpness,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
fabbs99 (16151) 2013-12-12 9:41
They really look like sentinels of nature.Impressive shot with great clarity and sharpness.TFS.
emilbo (22408) 2013-12-12 9:46
Il valait la peine de t'y rendre pour prendre cette magnifique photo. ces monuments naturels sont de toute beauté et on voit vraiment une figure que celui de gauche. Excellente qualité d'image, bons détails et beau contraste de couleurs avec le vert.
Toutes mes félicitations,
ikeharel (55332) 2013-12-12 10:01
Good evening Chris,
Marvelous landscape, stuning rocks formation towering strait up from within the green thicket.
excelent clear view, fine shot.
PaulVDV (21657) 2013-12-12 10:04
When we visited Meteora, we stayed in Kalambaka. In the morning we took a taxi that drove through Kastraki to the furthest monastery and then during the rest of the day we walked back to Kalambaka along the different monasteries. If I remember well we visited four out of the six.
The landscape with these rock pillars is a fascinating world, especially with the monasteries built on top of some pillars.
It's an area where you can take lots of superb pictures and with some fantasy you can discover figures in the rocks, like the sentinel here on the right of the picture.
Excellent view upwards showing the rock columns from their most impressive side.
Best regards, Paul
danos (85187) 2013-12-12 10:29
very interesting the view as the presentation of these famous rocks of Meteora.I like the tight frame with the clarity to be enhanced from the brilliant light and the vivid colours.Well done.
besnard (52869) 2013-12-12 11:46
Une très belle image de ces rochers très particuliers. Dame nature fait bien les choses et tu as su mettre le tout en image de belle manière.
Amitiés et bonne soirée.
Graal (96450) 2013-12-12 12:50
rocks are amazing. Unusual forms. Interesting place in Greece. Good presentation. Photo is well done and I like it.
Have a nice evening.
pierrefonds (56104) 2013-12-12 13:03
The rocks are framing well the mountains behind. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the rocks. The quality of the light is enhancing the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.
chrislo (4151) 2013-12-12 13:43
What a fabulous scenery ! Very impressive rock formations with the trees growing in and among them, mother nature is truly incredible. Your tight framing, with the rocks towering into the sky, adds to the stature. The photo is superb and I like very much the tortured shapes that have resulted from wind and weathering. The details are so clear and sharp. A fantastic place for fantastic photographs.
carlo62 (30583) 2013-12-12 14:49
la natura è una fonte inesauribile di bellezza e la tua foto ce ne mostra un angolo particolarmente bello.
Ottimo il contrasto dei colori tra le rocce e il verde della vegetazione.
nikkitta (14354) 2013-12-12 15:38
Hola dear Chris
Impresive capture of what seems truly sentinels for the Meteora monasteries (hope to visit them some day)
Of course your POV upwards is really good, it lets admire the very hight rocks formations
Like you managed to show a bit of the landscape and mountains at the back
Thanks for your comments
hidibyendu (871) 2013-12-12 18:12
Very nicely composed capture here, with the sentinels in the front, mountain in the back.
Good greenery in the front as well. The mountains seen between the sentinels is looking good.
jjcordier (75174) 2013-12-12 23:14
Ces formations rocheuses sont vraiment étonnantes et tu en as réalisé une très bonne photo.
jhm (137652) 2013-12-13 3:16
The nature is formidable lovely, when we see these nice picture.
I like the green vegetation between the rocks
Excellent composition, nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Royaldevon (28449) 2013-12-13 3:28
I have been to the Greek Islands many times but have never seen anything like this before!
I love how you have used these rock sentinels in such an imposing way, in the f/g. The textures are almost palpable. The light has insinuated the bumps and lumps finely.
The gap between the rocks gives us a peek into the distance where the hazy glimpse of mountains gives us a great sense of depth.
Have a lovely day,
timecapturer (47486) 2013-12-13 4:58
this unique landscape is as unforgettable as the amazing monasteries found in this beautiful place. It is difficult to capture the wonder of this area but this shot does it magnificently. Wonderful!
Have a great weekend - B.
Cricri (104461) 2013-12-13 10:37
Spectaculaire la forme de ces rochers, belle harmonie des couleurs des roches avec le vert de la végétation, très belle lumière et présentation
Silvio1953 (119639) 2013-12-14 7:32
Ciao Chris, lovely composition with fantastic rocks, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
saxo042 (37226) 2013-12-14 8:17
Incredible rock formations! A very good picture of these famous hills, a very good POV.
eldancer1 (26786) 2013-12-16 7:49
Looks like rock formations in Southern Utah near Zion National Park. I like your pov and it has good dof with sharp details. I wish there was a way judge the size of those rocks. Otherwise well done, tfs.
Didi (56061) 2013-12-18 7:16
Wonderful place, the rocks has an interesting human aspect
Very good lights ambiance
mcmtanyel (12029) 2013-12-19 21:30
These are neat natural monuments. I like the glimpse of the mountain ranges in the distance through the V in the Sentinels.
npecanhuk (63594) 2013-12-20 0:00
Hi! Unique natural details ! Very beautiful and attractive picture! Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition are all excellent here too! Cheers, Neyvan
delpeoples (52929) 2013-12-20 22:13
What unique and stunning scenery. I love the textures and the superb definition you got here, even for the BG mountains, which have been depicted beautifully. The colours are so beautiful and natural. An exquisite shot and thanks for the hints in the note.
Thanks for sharing, have a lovely day