Although Megalo (Big) Papigo village is quite remote, hidden in the mountainous region of Zagori, the visitor has many options when it comes to accomodation and food. One of the best taverns in Papigo is "Astraka", that has taken its name from the mountain (2436 m) besides the village, famous for its "towers" (one of them you can see in the background).
In "Astraka" restaurant you can taste the famous pies of Mrs. Despoina, traditional greek cuisine, by Mr. Babis, her husband, and more modern cuisine by Stavros, their son. The other son, Stergios, will "entertain" you, he's born a "comedian"!
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edouard_lauer (1247) 2009-02-25 4:55
interesting composition of the image that seems to have been done using HDR. I like the colored shadows and the sharpness of this photo. The POV was well chosen and the game of colors going from light to dark is great.
saxo042 (37880) 2009-02-25 5:05
The dark blue sky above this very inviting open air restaurant makes this a very attractive photo. The night life seems to be very slow, but maybe they are all inside... But I would very much like to visit this place!
mattharvey1 (1044) 2009-02-25 5:09
What a charming looking spot. I like both this and the horizontal one but maybe this one more due being able to get a sense of the mountain in the background. You've captured the light for the buildings very well and good to get some of the blue hour as well.
bostankorkulugu (42430) 2009-02-25 5:13
the sky might look a bit too blue for my taste before, but i am in my "blue" mood lately already-dead-fish mou... looks like an inviting place to eat... one day may be...
ps1: still waiting for the pics of the wed...
ps2: still looking for the appropriate dead fish picture for you >:P...
bema (26425) 2009-02-25 5:16
Geia sou Hercules,
what an inviting capture of a place, looking like a kind out of a fairytale..
must sure have been a delightful visit and rest at that symphathic place..
kalo apogeyma , Bernd
Aviller (3866) 2009-02-25 5:20
These night-/eveningshot of yours are simply amazing. The clarity and sharpness are out of this world, the viewer almost feels as if he was standing there. The scene really looks what we in German would call "gemütlich" (cozy). The tables look inviting and the light coming from the first house adds a lot to the overall atmosphere of the picture. Once again the blue sky ensures that we get to appreciate the scenery in the back as well.
mkamionka (36731) 2009-02-25 5:22
great shot.Interesting architecture.
The clarity is amazing, nicely composed and perfectly exposed.
pisces (782) 2009-02-25 5:28
Wonderful atmosphere in this image! When I first saw it, it reminded me of a town in Peru - Ollantaytambo!
Perfect sharpness and effective balance in the light and darkness.
andante (7092) 2009-02-25 5:29
Hola Hercules, ambas fotos estan super, a pesar de que cada una comunica algo distinto. En esta me encanta la saturacion de los colores, dan a la foto una sensacion de densidad y peso.
Gracias por compartir,
gilou530 (34) 2009-02-25 5:38
on dirai un HDR ta photo tellement les couleurs et lumiére sont équilibrés, un cadrage de cette rue avec ces vieilles pierres de toute beauté
coco (30439) 2009-02-25 5:57
Bueno...nada que no sea habitual: ¡un fotón!
Aunque casi prefiero la vista horizontal.
Ta leme, file mou.
rey316 (24) 2009-02-25 6:01
Interesting and beautiful composition. Here in the mountains have a dark night and terrible cloud. But even here at the bottom of the beautiful light and bright. Good work and good colors
dta (78012) 2009-02-25 6:13
Hello hercules ,
Wonderful ! This is an invitation to come into this restaurant . What a pleasure to have a meal in such a scenery . You have perfectly captured the night light .
And the architecture is very beutiful , too ( paved street , stoned walls and roofs )
The WS is good , too , to show more of the house . But this one is yet better .
grantlp (2113) 2009-02-25 7:16
This is the most outstanding lighting and colours I've seen in a blue hour photo. The warm glow the the restaurant's lighting has an amazing attraction to any diner, and the surroundings seem perfect to enjoy a meal. The clarity captured in the image is perfect. I suppose it would have been nice to see the place full of people....but that you couldn't control at this time. Very well done.
delkoo (68) 2009-02-25 7:33
You captured fantastic light in a really good composition. I am impressed by the details and colours of your photo.
nice place to take rest and meal.
vasilpro (41317) 2009-02-25 7:36
Μέσα στην πανέμορφη αυτή ταβέρνα έχω βρεθεί και έχω απολαύσει τα υπέροχα Ηπειρώτικα εδέσματα. Τα χρώματα, η διαχείριση του φωτισμού καθώς και όλη η σύνθεσή σου υπέροχη.
Χαιρετώ σε, Βασίλης.
Gerrit (51935) 2009-02-25 7:38
beautiful place, house and photo.
Seems like a lot of fun. Good personal note.
stefanocer (10642) 2009-02-25 8:07
Another beautiful night shot of yours Hercules , fine composition
and excellent exposure and colours too , many compliments.
ciakgiak (30431) 2009-02-25 9:13
this is a fantastic place, the atmosphere is really suggestive here, the color of the sky is exiting, and the exposure is perfect. I must say that I prefer this version to the horizontal one.
Great work dear friend.
jonathan_hart (21276) 2009-02-25 9:29
attractive photo with the strong colors, and the subject as well, it's lovely
claudio74 (7263) 2009-02-25 9:41
What a nice night shot.
The exposure is perfectly managed and give a wonderful result.
ymrk (15079) 2009-02-25 9:56
I love a that blue of sky...Very fine sharpe,what a great sharpness!Light of that street is fantastic!
Take care of yourself!
npecanhuk (75442) 2009-02-25 10:05
Superb work in here with this night picture!
Exposure is perfect! Thus sharpness is also outstanding! Vertical format allowed you to insert many interesting items in the frame: from the dark cloudy sky above to the pattern of the pavement of the street at the bottom of the photo! Very interesting, pleasant and truly beautiful! TFS - Congratulations!
gokanlam (6605) 2009-02-25 11:14
as if the place is inviting me.. loved the deep blue sky and the lights of the restaurant.. clear and sharp view..
Best wishes Hercules..
Morac (27723) 2009-02-25 11:18
These colors and there are superb.
I believe that it must be nice to stop in this place, at blue hour, to eat and sleep.
Kielia (24077) 2009-02-25 11:34
this is truly "hyggelig" as the Danes would say. Really a very cozy and inviting house, captured with a fantastic POV. The light and the colors are also excellent. My compliments!
sagar (2410) 2009-02-25 12:06
Very neat and strong composition. Though I find the blue of the sky to be a little oversaturated, the cottages look very cozy and inviting. You have managed the lights very well here.
sacavem (18620) 2009-02-25 13:19
What can I say this fine catch?Good shot and Good work to capture this image.
Excellent composition, very nice colours and light.
gneufeld (15890) 2009-02-25 13:43
Awesome details, textures,and colors in this fine vertical perspective. Great work, Hercules, and TFS. Gerald
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2009-02-25 23:35
Tremenda! Unos colores que te han quedado geniales! La gestión de la (poca) luz te ha quedado grande, grande!
TopGeo (38216) 2009-02-25 23:48
Μοναδικές οι θέσεις που επιλέγεις! Εντυπωσιακή εικόνα σε κάδρο και χρώματα τα πέτρινα και η σύνθεση κορυφαία! επίσης και για το WS
Bruno40 (6658) 2009-02-25 23:57
que bueno el contraste entre el frio azul del cielo y montano, con los colores calidos de la casa... invitan a entrar y tomar un cafe!
un abrazo amigo
argycon (2769) 2009-02-26 2:00
Yperoxi nykterini katagrafh apo to omorfo xwrio. Na eisai sigouros oti otan vre8w sthn perioxh 8a episkeftw thn kyra Despoina gia ena kalo fagopoti.
Na 'sai kala
Kalh sou hmera
Budapestman (82620) 2009-02-26 4:38
Great blue hour shot with fantastic colours and atmosphere. The clarity of the photo is perfect, the composition is very attractive. Nostalgic and peaceful atmosphere with charming details. Congratulations. Have a nice day!
TGULUMSER (13252) 2009-02-26 5:09
An amazing mountain village, very inviting, magnificent,
dip (23888) 2009-02-26 5:31
Geia sou Irakli,
katapliktiki tha po mono kai tha ti valo stis agapimenes mou!
Greg1949 (9011) 2009-02-26 6:52
Hercules, nice capture though I have to admit I like the horizontal one better. The color and detail are really fine and the overall feeling is friendly and warm. Fine capture.
Dyerco (10185) 2009-02-26 7:21
It looks warm and inviting. Nice detail in the stone work. It looks like a place I would like to visit.
shama (149) 2009-02-26 7:26
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stelli (2993) 2009-02-26 8:24
One more amazing blue sky! The combination with the earth colors is superb! It also looks like an amazing place to visit! Thank you for sharing! ΦΙΛΙΚΑ Στέλλα
clio (27961) 2009-02-27 2:16
A very beautiful stony house where the very beautiful light gives envy to enter to enjoy all the specialities of this family! The blue of the sky is magnificent to make the golden light burst.
diomed (13926) 2009-02-27 5:07
in the last days I did not visit this other marvellous picture from Papingo, made with the same masterly your hand. I think the people that watch such a nice pictures cannot not fall in love with such a nice places. Fantastic colours, amazing light management. Congratulations!
ngk (2413) 2009-02-27 5:41
Άλλη μια φανταστική νυχτερινή λήψη!
patdeph (35748) 2009-02-27 8:00
wooow!Splendid!I want to live in this house!The colours are marvellous,and I like the light light on the green mossy roof!Just wonderful!
amaryllis (37039) 2009-02-27 13:06
les couleurs sont magnifiques que moi aussi j'ai pensé à l'HDR; belle capture à l'heure bleue de ce superbe endroit avec une lumière bien gérée, une netteté remarquable, de magnifiques détails
ton ws à l'horizontal n'est pas mal non plus, mais je préfère la photo verticale
bon week end
sunamoon (10) 2009-02-27 13:18
Es impresionante esta captura noctura,
encantadoras casitas, una luz muy bonita,
un cielo que deja sin palabras!, equilibrio optimo!
vmukherjee (612) 2009-02-27 19:48
An amazing work of art!! I am fascinated by the play of colours and lights. Also excellent composition. Thanks for sharing.
AiresSantos (56155) 2009-02-27 23:28
Wonderful view of the mountains in the blue hour. Excellent POV, light management and details
Have a nice weekend
edytungkal (4551) 2009-02-28 5:40
Both versions I like but maybe i prefer the vertical, I like how using the lights and created a beautiful night shot, the superb sky just make it more impressive. Very good job Hercules, thanks and have a great WE.
Glint (6171) 2009-02-28 12:27
hurrah! my points will give you 1100! very well deserved too. This has a fairy tale quality. It must be the delicious colours and the light from the tavern. It looks very welcoming and makes me want to book a flight ou...right now!
Vato_Law (12720) 2009-03-05 12:33
beautiful, intimate shot of these little houses with the blue sky and mountains creating a great backdrop.
Spot on exposure to reveal every little detail, and there lots of them.
RedDevil (1217) 2009-03-06 1:22
Photo excellent, whit warm Colors. Beautiful picture in all its parts. Bravo
- Copyright: Hercules Milas (Cretense) (68703)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-01-29
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon 1Ds Mark III, Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 L USM
- Exposure: f/8
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Please, have a seat!, ***YOUR FAVOURITES (BY 4 TE MEMBERS AT LEAST)***, Greek nights (part 2) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-02-25 4:51
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