Part of Poros during the night.Photo taken from the waterfront of Poros before leaving the place.
Poros (Greek: Πόρος) is a small Greek island-pair in the southern part of the Saronic Gulf, at a distance about 58 km (31 nautical miles) south from Piraeus and separated from the Peloponnese by a 200-metre wide sea channel, with the town of Galatas on the mainland across the strait. Its surface is about 31 square kilometres (12 square miles) and it has 4,117 inhabitants. The town of Poros has 4,102 of these inhabitants. The only other inhabited settlement is Ágios Nektários (pop. 15). The ancient name of Poros was Pogon. Like other ports in the Saronic, it is a popular weekend destination for Athenian travellers.
Poros is an island with rich vegetation. Much of the northern and far eastern/western sides of the island are bushy, whereas large areas of old pine forest are found in the south and center of the island. It has a good road network and adequate tourist infrastructure, which makes it a popular resort for short holidays. Though possessing no airport, it is easily accessible from Athens via ferry or hydrofoil or from the adjacent mainland at Galatas.
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lousat (71297) 2011-08-29 8:35
Hi Peter,a rare night pic from Greece,beautiful choice and beautiful result,a great camera settinga and excellent sharpness,colors and reflections,i like it!Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
mauro61 (52623) 2011-08-29 8:47
il nero della sera con questa bella panoramica della costa con tanti riflessi creati dalle luci sul mare.
maria-v1981 (10420) 2011-08-29 9:29
Πολύ καλή νυχτερινή λήψη του λιμανιού του Πόρου. Ωραιές αντανακλάσεις και όμορφη χρωματισμοί. Το μόνο που θέλει ειναι να ευθυγραμμίσεις τον ορίζοντα.
bema (26211) 2011-08-29 10:06
after a nice day-version, noe the following outlook during late blue-hour or really a night-shot..
beautiful reflections, a candid shot!
thanks for sharing, see you around, filika Bernd
Giorgio (11279) 2011-08-29 10:28
- Very night photograph Peter with a true and very successful colour, the rays of light which play with wavelets and glitter is very nice, the blue add one more who attracts the eye, bravo haughtiness!
krzychu30 (15258) 2011-08-29 11:06
nice to see a night photo from you.It´s really fantastic.You´ve kept a good balance between water surface and the town in the BG.Well selected exposition,which make this scene so bright and clear.I like also these beautiful reflections in the water,that makes this scene so uniqe.Well done!
Wish you a nice evening
Fis2 (81439) 2011-08-29 13:03
Interesting night photo.
I like colors and key.
Photo is tilted to the right.
Sonata11 (33081) 2011-08-29 19:11
Wonderful picture of Potos with fantastic management of night light and colors. Excellent sharpness, super clarity of so many details. Pretty architecture in this picture and excellent reflection. Great POV . Perfectly well done. I like it a lot. Thanks for sharing.
All the best,
fds (7232) 2011-08-29 23:11
very nice village by night and very beautiful point of view
josepmarin (57459) 2011-08-29 23:50
this night shot on the village, which already we saw in your previous post under the sunlight, also offers us its great beauty, but with a different graphical effect, because of the lighting of the houses and the church on the hill, the magnificent sheens and beautiful reflections on the water, and its contrast with the night darkness.
The result is a very attractive composition at sight.
A nice work.
dip (23508) 2011-08-29 23:56
Γειά σου Πέτρο,
ωραία η νυχτερινή άποψη του Πόρου που κατέγραψες με τον φακό σου,ενδιαφέρον το αποτέλεσμα με διάφραγμα f4 και "μόλις" 1/6 δευτ. με τον φωτισμό έτσι να δείχνει πιό ρεαλιστικός σε σχέση με αυτό που βλέπει το μάτι,
μου αρέσει επίσης η καλή ευκρίνεια και η έλλειψη θορύβου,
ikeharel (51339) 2011-08-30 1:18
Mild tones dominating the fine night scene on town on sea-front. Perfect exposure time, no excesive bulb-glare, and overwhall nice ambiance.
Kielia (22913) 2011-08-30 2:34
it is the reflections that make the image very attractive! But I also like the mood. It is a busy but nevertheless a very pleasant place. Thanks for sharing!
danos (82577) 2011-08-30 2:39
Πέτρο γεια σου,
ενδιαφέρουσα και η νυκτερινή πλευρά του Πόρου με τις αντανακλάσεις των φώτων να δημιουργούν ένα ωραίο και πολύχρωμο σκηνικό.Η παραλία του Πόρου φαίνεται γραφική με το μπλέ των μαγαζιών να μου 'μυρίζει' έντονη ζωή και κίνηση.
nobuikehonda (3848) 2011-08-30 5:38
What a beautiful view. what a wonderful atmosphere. You are out on the water, on a boat? Each house is lit individually make them look like they are floating on the water surface. The reflection on the water is so delicate and fragile. The gentle movement of the water surface can be felt. I love the sensitivity of yours, which made you take this particular photo. With my compliments, Peter
Very best wishes,
pajaran (47712) 2011-08-30 11:17
Dobar teskt sa podacima o mestu ...
Lepo mesto i pogled preko refleksa u vodi na ostrvo u noci, lepa fotografija.
Dobar nocni snimak, ostrina, kontrast i prikaz lepim bojama.
Prijatno vece sa lepim secanjem na posetu ostrvu.
The article with good information about the place ...
Nice place and the view across the reflexes in the water to the island during the night, beautiful photos.
Good night shot, sharpness, contrast and display of beautiful colors.
Pleasant evening with nice memories of visiting the island.
All the best.
peppe59 (14551) 2011-08-30 11:19
beautiful night with good color and excellent management of light, perfect for cutting.
Silvio1953 (114897) 2011-08-30 11:49
Ciao Peter, fascinating nocturne shoot with fantastic reflections, lovely composition with beautiful town, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
UlfE (14635) 2011-08-30 12:19
A very nice night shot. It looks very natural and the reflections are very attractive. However, it looks like was very dark when you took this photo. I guess that it might have been cloudy. I imagine that it would be possible to take very different night shot under other weather conditions, but the photo is very good as it is. TFS and have nice evening!
paura (47166) 2011-08-30 16:02
a iluminação está excelente para captar em fotografia a linda paisagem. As irregularidades na superfície da agua estão também muito bem.
pierrefonds (54518) 2011-08-30 17:20
The reflections on the water are assets to the composition. The distance to the buildings is giving depth to the scene. Using a tripod and a slow shuttter speed has a special effect on the colors. Have a nice day.
dkmurphys (45757) 2011-08-31 3:25
Very fine night capture. I like those two blue lights, like a natural frame of the image. Good work, have a nice day.
siolaw (38010) 2011-08-31 4:13
You have nice shine and colours on the water, and also fine general sharpness. The city is a bit dark, but that is probably the way it looks!
sacimar (25971) 2011-08-31 6:58
this is a good night shot, I like the light reflections on the water, it seems a calm place, the point of view is well chosen as well as the light management, well done,
Graal (94980) 2011-08-31 23:46
nice panoramic view of Poros by night. I like the lights and reflections. Good quality of photo. I like it.
Have a nice day.
bayno (18342) 2011-09-01 3:20
Hi Peter, the night so dark brings out the beautiful colored reflections, great shot, well done, have fun , Valter
DjoleEric (0) 2011-09-01 4:10
Beautiful picture that was taken at night.
Nice work and oslicna komozicija.
I love these photos.
Good night display colors.
Have a nice day and rest periods.
jlbrthnn (79791) 2011-09-01 6:47
The exposure and the neatness are managed well. Light and the reflections are pleasant. Houses are very visible and clear. It is an interesting night-image and of very good quality. Bravo.
Have a nice day
anokutan (15097) 2011-09-01 7:26
Interesting night photo.I like colors and key.Photo is tilted to the right.Wonderful reflections.
limielski (0) 2011-09-01 10:59
Unique night photo - It's a truly night photo, The blackness is very very deep.
mvdisco (17630) 2011-09-01 21:13
Very beautiful nocturne picture and great reflection on on water,
nice contrast and light,
a sharp and clear picture and Architecture,
subhendu_bagchi (25065) 2011-09-01 22:55
very good one. Excellent night shot with perfect exposer setting. Tfs.
Longroute (19392) 2011-09-02 0:29
A very evocative and intriguing night photo of Poros which is complementary to the previous one. The lights in the town and their reflections on the sea create a lovely image.
Kitty_the_Wild (1169) 2011-09-02 5:50
I like nocturnal colored light mirroring in the sea. Maybe you keep the temperature a bit cool, but it is a great landscape.
vasilpro (40701) 2011-09-03 8:37
Γεια σου Πέτρο,
Όπως και να δει κανείς τον Πόρο είναι μια πολύ άριστη επιλογή για ξεκούραστες διακοπές έστω και ενός Σαββατοκύριακου, πολύ όμορφη και η νυχτερινή σου λήψη με τις αντανακλάσεις των φώτων στο νερό να δημιουργούν μια ωραία ατμόσφαιρα.
Καλό Σαββατοκύριακο, Βασίλης.
patdeph (35748) 2011-09-03 10:04
there is a small tilt ,but anyway,this is a superb night shot,emphasized by the reflections,particularly these ones of the blue light.Very well done.
Budapestman (82620) 2011-09-03 13:34
a beautiful nocturnal photo with spectacular composition and glittering lights, the atmosphere of the photo are peaceful and romantic, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
TopGeo (38168) 2011-09-04 0:45
Γειά σου Πέτρο! Τι όμορφο νυχτερινό θέαμα στο Πόρο! Και τι μια υπέροχη ατμόσφαιρα. Κάθε σπίτι μισοφωτισμένο ειναι σαν να επιπλέουν στο σκοτάδι και πανω από την επιφάνεια του νερού. Μου αρέσει η νυχτερινή περιπλανιση, τα συγχαρητήριά μου!
abmdsudi (38710) 2011-09-04 9:57
Excellent night photography and good pov in fairly slow shutter with excellent results. What so exciting is the variety of colors on the water reflection, the most attractive element that lift this image coupled by the lovely colors on the backdrop and contrast to night sky is splendid, Well done, Congrats
yeln (11504) 2011-09-05 1:23
na prvi moment se mi zdi nekoliko temna toda, ko bolje pogledam izredno lepo odsevajo modre luči na morski gladini. več mi je zelo!! TFS!
lep dan, vojko
baddori (19157) 2011-09-05 22:09
Isola della Grecia con città.
Un momento di sera ...poche luci e molto calore.
Vacanze intelligenti in un contesto di reciprocità di vita turismo - popolazione locale.
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2011-09-06 3:38
An excellent night shot with fantastic colors and reflections. I can see that well lighted tower . I like the mood here.
Cricri (100163) 2011-09-06 8:10
Une belle réalisation nocturne du village avec l'éclairage de la tour et les reflets colorées
bon cadrage et réalisation
nikkitta (12684) 2011-09-06 13:09
Great night capture showing reflections and the golden light on the water
But what I like the more is the white tower high on the left
Great work indeed, tfs
clic (13922) 2011-09-06 14:29
Sorry for my delay to answer your kind words Peter.
Most impressive is the quality of this picture featuring vivid blues floating on pitch-black waters as an incentive to visit the lovely multi-storeys city!
Perfect technique and allover density.
Atousa (7123) 2011-09-07 2:55
A nice night shot with lovely reflections n fine light management.. the light tower on top of the city is a great bonus.. nicely captured.. tfs
Best regards, Atousa
jhm (134360) 2011-09-07 3:02
Poros is almost a little bit a ghost city by night.
Your reflections care for a attractive picture with different colors.
Sharpness and clarity are perfect.
Excellent composition good presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
maloutim (9623) 2011-09-07 6:15
Excellent night photo. I like the subdued lights against the pitch black of the sky and of the sea.
However, the white tower surveying the town and the bay is an eye-catcher, and I like the elegant blue and pink reflexions in the water.
paololg (31448) 2011-09-07 14:50
Ciao dear Peter,
excellent night photo, captured with good quality. The contrast between the colored reflections and the black of the night is fantastic and creates a pleasant effect. Excellent also the light management. You have done really a good work, congratulations!
Ciao, have a nice Thursday!
kato (11630) 2011-09-09 12:18
You're capturing well this night scape with sea and island by a good composition, so it's impressive to see many houses with lights standing to island. And, the colorful reflections projected to the sea give additional good mode for the whole.
s_lush (16132) 2011-09-10 12:34
I like this night shot very much. The illumination of the city is very well designed. It is bright enough to make such a colorful and beautiful optical reflection in the sea. Excellently composed and perfectly captured!
Angshu (54475) 2011-09-11 21:04
Good night time shot of Poros here. Its worthwhile comparing this view with the one of your previous post taken during day. The clock tower, illuminated here is a strong focal point!
zoomer (6) 2011-09-12 17:36
Hello,excellent atmosphere created by the reflections.Must be a stimulating place to visit.Friendly regards,Wolf.
elkab (4951) 2011-09-14 0:34
Amazing night photo with fantastic balance between the town houses and water. Very moody and full controlled reflections on the water (perfect light management) and interesting play between lights and blacks. Well done!
marcan44 (6223) 2011-09-22 12:57
a night full of atmosphere and very elegant.
The houses of this island are very well lit and sharp, while the black sea is enhanced by beautiful blue reflections.
skippy007 (12510) 2011-10-23 15:58
Hello Peter, Nice shot & view of this town at night, the reflections in the water add colour & interest to the scene. Well captured
jemaflor (79840) 2011-11-13 3:20
Nice nightshot with this cpature of lights well managed, I like all these reflections on the sea, tfs.
jrleborgne (1554) 2011-11-13 9:32
Fine night pic with all that mysterious glitter.
Well done !
claudeD (30097) 2011-11-19 8:38
very fine picture realized during the night with a very good light management. I like the reflections in the water which are really colorful.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
serp2000 (37392) 2011-11-24 1:05
I love to make the night photos too.
Firstly, it is a sign of your skills. Good experience, fine exposure, good reflection. An interesting note too. I have never been in Greece.
gunbud (34066) 2011-11-26 16:06
Beautiful blue hour scene with splending riffling reflections from the village lights.
Love the old architecture and how the blue and yellow colors riffle across the harbor.
Schnappilic (9686) 2011-11-27 11:10
I like the atmosphere of small Greek villages. The light reflections are superb. TFS!
raszid62 (18583) 2011-12-06 14:17
Μια όμορφη θέα νύχτα της πόλης της Πάρου, φαίνεται σαν να ήταν πάνω σε ένα βράχο στη μέση της θάλασσας. Όμορφη πολύχρωμα φώτα που αντανακλούν στο νερό.
eldancer1 (24647) 2011-12-18 13:34
Very nice timed exposure! I love the colors of the water. Good dof with nice details. Very well done, tfs.
- Copyright: Peter Adam (geoant68) (2751)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-06-13
- Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment
- Camera: EOS Canon 350D, Canon EFS 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II USM
- Exposure: f/4, 1/6 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-08-29 8:31