After my The "stormy petrel" photo, one more take from Porto Lagos, with a diferent framing and composition, taken about 45 minutes later. I hope that you wouldn't mind if i copied the note of that previous post:
Here you can see the small Monastery of Aghios Nikolaos (Saint Nicholas), and the bridge that connects it with the mainland of Thrace, very close to the fishing village of Porto Lagos. This is the place were the Thracian sea is separated by a thin line of land from Lake Vistonis (or Vistonida), a natural paradise, a protected area, where several endangered species of birds find shelter.
This little monastery, belongs to a very larger Monastery, Moni Vatopediou (one of the largest and most important in the "Holy" mountain of Athos), that become "synonymous" with the largest political-economical scandal of modern greek history, involving several ministers, priests, monks, lawyers, bankers and stokebrokers, the most peculiar "bunch" of thieves in the long history of looting public property in Greece. And it's this exact place, Lake Vistonida, that was the "stormy petrel" that led to the explosion of the scandal.
For more information about the scandals, that among other reasons, led to the current riots in Greece, read the note of my Greece, the cradle of Democracy? photo. "
If you want to read more about Porto Lagos and Vistonida lake, the history, the climate, the flora and the fauna, take a look HERE.
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Gerrit (47452) 2009-01-09 7:24
excellent still relections and fabulous evening colors.
carmia (5461) 2009-01-09 7:56
Hola Hercules, maravillosa imagen con unos tonos fantasticos y los reflejos y nitidez preciosos, un saludo! Carme.
valentinos (453) 2009-01-09 8:00
how do you manage it to get always a sky like "wished"?
Excellent photo of yours again, Irakli. the composition and the light management are perfect.
with my best wishes, valentinos
vasilpro (40933) 2009-01-09 8:15
Υπέροχο μπλε, υπέροχη αντανάκλαση, υπέροχη σύνθεση, θαυμάσια φωτογραφία.
koker (267) 2009-01-09 8:35
Perfect shot. Everthing is beautiful; composition, colours, POV. Great. Regards.
aidix (19) 2009-01-09 8:46
Just a perfect shot of a natural mirror, the lake. I enjoy very much the colors of the picture. very nice.
syrus_persia (2270) 2009-01-09 9:00
Doroud doste man Hercules
Excellent idea for this composition and a very well done job!
The photo is very beautiful and pleasant!
TFS - Congratulations!
TGULUMSER (13252) 2009-01-09 10:34
Your blue hour photos are really amazing, excellent. Here colors and reflections are great,
dip (23592) 2009-01-09 10:42
Geia sou Irakli,
oraia lipsi apo tin polisuzitimeni,ton teleutaio kairo,limni.
ta xromata koresmena sta oria alla poli entuposiaka,apithanes kai oi antanaklaseis,
lc4giala (2190) 2009-01-09 11:01
Δεν θα μπορούσα να αφήσω απαρατήρητο τον μεγάλο οικολογικής σημασίας υδροβιότοπο του Π.Λάγος και πόσο μάλλον με την λήψη αυτή όπου αναδεικνύει την τοποθεσία υπέροχα
gilou530 (34) 2009-01-09 11:10
une grande image ou le bleu domine et donne une ambiance reposante, la perspective de la jetée est superbe
patdeph (35748) 2009-01-09 11:39
Wooow!how I would like to do something like this!The mirror effect,the colours,the perspective,everything is superb and impressive!wonderful!
delkoo (68) 2009-01-09 11:40
Great composition and perfect use of the wide angle.
Light management, contrast, vibrant colors and definition are simply superb, .
gracious (20025) 2009-01-09 12:20
My friend Hercules,
You had captured the best moment of day with those awesome golden sunlight over the place with evening colour!
the calmness of the water brings out the best of reflection as well!
this is a superb composition well planned and composed!
zmey (7335) 2009-01-09 12:27
love the light magic in this one. the color in the water is amazing; i'd love to 'dive' into that blue-ness to the extent that i feel that the subject - the bridge 'complicates' the mood a bit :))
JLG (2086) 2009-01-09 12:49
une tres belle compo pour nous presenter ce port
belle reflection avec une grande finesse des details et de superbe couleurs
have a nice week end
argycon (2769) 2009-01-09 13:24
Xronia polla kai kalh xronia.
H foto sou einai fantastiki!!!!
Sistercosmo (242) 2009-01-09 14:03
simply amazing!! Excellent shot with intense colors, perfect sharpness, a wonderful reflection and excellent pov. I love it! Great note too!
Wonderful image, so glad I stumbled across it!
Thanks and take care,
ahmetgedikli (25464) 2009-01-09 16:10
Wonderful blue... The POV, colors, sharpness and reflections are excellent. Great work!
Have a good WE.
trekks (14348) 2009-01-09 21:32
Very strong color tones of blue and red! I suppose the strong pixels come from the 30s exposure. Amazing blue!
The best part must be the calm water reflection that is telling me it is very peaceful evening blue hour with a little bit of sunset color tone thrown in.
Nicely composed with diagonal walkway. This reminds me that I would also try 30s exposures for my new full-frame sensor.
ymrk (14955) 2009-01-10 1:31
Kalimera Dear Hercules;
Firs of all;thank you for favourite,for identify,and comments...Thank you.!
The interesting architecture with eautiful instantaneous.Very fine photo technic with excellent photo!
Congratulations,have a nice days,
aadilj (18102) 2009-01-10 2:32
I love the rich hues and superbly controlled lights and the tones. the overall composition is magnificent and finely handled to create a superb capture Hercules
sweet_universe (1697) 2009-01-10 3:32
As usual I also like this shot very very much. Colours and reflections are are fantastic. You have realized them very well.
Thanks for all your pics: you show us an enchanting world, that a lot us don't know.
coco (30439) 2009-01-10 5:05
La verdad, la otra me gustaba más. Pero eso no significa que ésta no me guste.
Otra vez, el uso de la luz y la larga exposición es de exposición.
PD: no pasa nada por repetir la nota
Dyerco (10185) 2009-01-10 6:33
What a beautiful shot. The water is so calm just like a mirror. Excellent leading line and an all round fine shot at the blue hour.
mark_mk (266) 2009-01-10 7:29
as usual a pleasure for the eyes! This blue hour with the last colors of the day is enough to carry out a beautiful image, but the reflections are just too much. Stunning is all I can say about this shot!
Kielia (23351) 2009-01-10 8:21
from my point of view this capture is more fascinating than your previous one. I like the perspective and the colors are more intense. The management of the light is fantastic. Congratulions!
ManuMay (34433) 2009-01-10 9:21
Γεια σου φίλε μου!
Πρώτα από όλα θέλω να σας ευχηθώ μια πολύ καλή χρονιά!
Μεγάλη συλλογή, πολύ ισορροπημένη, υπέροχα χρώματα και τη σύνθεσή της κατά την άποψη αυτή επιλέγεται καλό σκοπό!
elendim (69) 2009-01-10 9:50
Γεια σου Ηρακλη!
Για αλλη μια φορα υπεροχα τα χρωματα σου και το νερο καθρεφτης χαργ στα 30''
stelli (2993) 2009-01-10 12:27
Simply gorgeous with your amazing blue that I envy so much!!!! :) Thank you for sharing! ΦΙΛΙΚΑ Στέλλα
kroupis (664) 2009-01-10 18:10
μαγεία . . .
AiresSantos (56155) 2009-01-10 23:46
Amazing vivid colours is this fanstastic picture in the blue hour. Excellent POV and diagonal. The quality is magnificent
TFS and have a nice Sunday
ChrisJ (96568) 2009-01-11 3:07
Fantastic symmetrical reflections, in the tranquil waters, with a wonderful intense dark blue colour that contrasts well against the red pier. Good sharpness & lighting contrasts, too. Tfs!
gepall (1830) 2009-01-13 10:34
JCG (35129) 2009-01-13 10:49
Superb photographic exercise and of the romanticism in this image I find thanks to these flowered arches. Very good management of the lights and I like much this splendid reflection doubling the prospect and the depth of the image. Photograph of quality, thank you Hercules.
With all my friendships and a very good evening,
kiks (11749) 2009-01-15 1:50
Wonderful light Hercules. The blue is so well defined and awsome. I also love your choice of POV giving this long and diep perspective to the shot.
- Copyright: Hercules Milas (Cretense) (68687)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-12-19
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon 1Ds Mark III, Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 L USM
- Exposure: f/11, 30 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Lakes and lagoons of Greece, Bridges of Greece, Churches and Monasteries of Greece, Greek nights (part 2) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-01-09 7:06
- Favorites: 3 [view]